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Joe85 04-01-2023 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Stockport_Eagle (Post 16772633)
People that can't get on a plane in time resulting in 40 minute depature delays.

People that put their seat back on a plane.

People that need 3+ trips to the toilet on a 5 hour flight.


2 out of 3. Sorry. I have a childís bladder. And the recline feature is there for a reason! [emoji51]

Maidstoned Eagle 04-01-2023 02:42 PM

Cateto ***** sat in my seat at the cafe, meaning I cant have breakfast and coffee whilst staring out the window, watching the world go by.

Eagle's Nest 04-01-2023 02:45 PM

Had to look up 'Cateto'.

"Like a Red-Neck but without the firearms".

Eagle's Nest 04-01-2023 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16772638)
2 out of 3. Sorry. I have a childís bladder. And the recline feature is there for a reason! [emoji51]

There should be no reclining on a short haul flight

Stavros 69 04-01-2023 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16772686)
Cateto ***** sat in my seat at the cafe, meaning I cant have breakfast and coffee whilst staring out the window, watching the world go by.

Itís not your seat though.

big bad John 04-01-2023 03:08 PM

,

big bad John 04-01-2023 03:09 PM

[QUOTE=stange555;16772551]I did my driving awareness course in December for being done doing 38 in a 30 - no complaints at all - totally my fault. Gave me a bit of advice that I hadn't heard before - 2nd gear in a 20mph, 3rd in a 30mph. I've been using that and it makes total sense and really easy to follow. I also pay far more attention to street lighting (30mph unless told otherwise) and ignore the speed limits that my sat nav dreams up.[/QUOTE3r]

Cops here in Nashville unofficially will turn a blind eye unless you are more than 10mph over the limit.
Nine you're fine -- Ten you're mine.

Hedgehog 04-01-2023 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16772709)
Cops here in Nashville unofficially will turn a blind eye unless you are more than 10mph over the limit.
Nine you're fine -- Ten you're mine.

I thought it was 10% over the limit?

Maybe cops in Nashville can't work out 10% of 65?

CK 04-01-2023 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16772615)
Waiting and waiting for the bus. Big queue builds. Bus arrives and first person in the queue steps on.... and starts rummaging through their bags for a purse :wallbash:

Where the feck do you get on a bus. Queues where we live are now a full on melee/scrum.

PeterH 04-01-2023 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16772312)
Did'nt he say in another thread that he does'nt drink coffee ? Wonder where he does his staring ?

I think I have pieced it together with Pete's help.

In-exile has been exiled to sleep in his Nissan Bluebird taxi. The last thing you want, when you untangle yourself in the morning and go for a shit against a tree, is to have some gormless twat watching you from a coffee shop window.

I guess that could be quite annoying.

PeterH 04-01-2023 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16772577)
Posters who set themselves up as thread policemen. Long live tangents, strange turns and inconsequential oddities

I will be that policeman.

Can you explain what you mean by Long live tangents, strange turns and inconsequential oddities. And why they annoy you? Those sound like interesting and fun things.

Or did you just plagurise a line from some hippy trail book you found.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-01-2023 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Eagle's Nest (Post 16772692)
Had to look up 'Cateto'.

"Like a Red-Neck but without the firearms".

They have guns.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-01-2023 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16772704)
Itís not your seat though.

It is though.

PeterH 04-01-2023 04:15 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHNSguWxTaw

Maidstoned

Sharkba1t 04-01-2023 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16772570)
The perennial surprise at checkout: after the goods have gone through, yes yes you do now have to find your wallet and pay...

Same as the people who get to the ticket barrier at the train station and then, and only then, they realise they need their ticket / card.....

adrenalin john 04-01-2023 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by PalaceOfVariety (Post 16772626)
This must have been mentioned before - wobbly tables, restaurants, cafes, pubs ….

Not a fan of wobbly tables, but wobbly pubs I love. Although it is amazing how the wobbliness is transferable, seems to last all the way home

adrenalin john 04-01-2023 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Eagle's Nest (Post 16772692)
Had to look up 'Cateto'.

School boy spanish abbreviation for not doing well at school. In full it is catetomyhomework

adrenalin john 04-01-2023 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16772758)
I will be that policeman.

Can you explain what you mean by Long live tangents, strange turns and inconsequential oddities. And why they annoy you? Those sound like interesting and fun things.

Or did you just plagurise a line from some hippy trail book you found.

Hooked and floundering, floundering under the harsh latin sky until the scales dry and all that is left is that ever present frustration of the trapped and unwanted.

Eagle's Nest 04-01-2023 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16772812)
School boy spanish abbreviation for not doing well at school. In full it is catetomyhomework

:D

strawberry mivi 04-01-2023 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16772811)
Not a fan of wobbly tables, but wobbly pubs I love. Although it is amazing how the wobbliness is transferable, seems to last all the way home

It only takes me 2 minutes to walk to my local, but 27 mins to walk home.
The difference is staggering.

davech 04-01-2023 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by CK (Post 16772736)
Where the feck do you get on a bus. Queues where we live are now a full on melee/scrum.

Around my way, there are usually about 4 or 5 in something resembling a queue, with another dozen loitering about 20 yards away. This lot make a rush for the bus when it stops straight to the front.

It was always like that around 50 years ago in Germany and other European countries - they never queued. When they migrated over here, they brought their habits with them. Germans hated queuing; German for queuing is "Schlange stehen" - stand in a snake; they also called it "Englisch stehen" :D

the digger 04-01-2023 09:26 PM

Spurs fans.

Eric the Ginga 04-01-2023 10:06 PM

Away team players being interviewed after a game at Selhurst saying ‘ it’s a really hard place to come to’.
No it isn’t. Tickle our tummies and we’ll roll over.
Bad enough watching that crock of shite on TV. My sympathies with those in the ground.

Jim Cannon 05-01-2023 09:18 AM

Email’s from the club after every game thanking us for our support, almost as bad as getting an email offering me all the highlights of last night’s pasting.

Polak 05-01-2023 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 16774532)
Emailís from the club after every game thanking us for our support, almost as bad as getting an email offering me all the highlights of last nightís pasting.

And then asking us to complete a survey of our visit to Selhurst. "What could improve your experience?" How long have you got?

stevek 05-01-2023 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16772542)
And cyclists'....

Speed limits don't apply to cyclists.

stevek 05-01-2023 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16772551)
I did my driving awareness course in December for being done doing 38 in a 30 - no complaints at all - totally my fault. Gave me a bit of advice that I hadn't heard before - 2nd gear in a 20mph, 3rd in a 30mph. I've been using that and it makes total sense and really easy to follow. I also pay far more attention to street lighting (30mph unless told otherwise) and ignore the speed limits that my sat nav dreams up.

I was told something similar on gears when on a freebie driving day which was chucked in when I bought a Mazda RZ-8 in the mid 2000s. These days I drive an automatic, so not so helpful.

Mad Max 05-01-2023 11:58 AM

The only fault with using gears according to the speed limit is emission's.When I passed my test I was told to get to a higher gear as quick as possible,keeps the revs down.

Maz 05-01-2023 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16774678)
Speed limits don't apply to cyclists.

I know. Odd that.

stevek 05-01-2023 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16774868)
I know. Odd that.

Not really. Bicycles are less dangerous than cars (due to simple physics); they don't have calibrated speedometers; and in most cases, cyclists are unlikely to have the capability to break the speed limit anyway.

Of course, where a bike has electric assist, that assistance is speed limited. What is odd is that we don't have similar speed limiting on cars.

stevek 05-01-2023 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad Max (Post 16774771)
The only fault with using gears according to the speed limit is emission's.When I passed my test I was told to get to a higher gear as quick as possible,keeps the revs down.

Yes, good point.

adrenalin john 05-01-2023 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16774678)
Speed limits don't apply to cyclists.

Nor pedesterians, pets or skateboarders. Oh the lawlessness

Maz 05-01-2023 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16775033)
Of course, where a bike has electric assist, that assistance is speed limited..

I didn't know that, so I thought I'd find out more by googling bicycle speed limiter.


All of the results on the first page are how very easy it is to remove this restriction, so I'm not too sure that it is that relevant.

Joe85 05-01-2023 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16775033)
Not really. Bicycles are less dangerous than cars (due to simple physics); they don't have calibrated speedometers; and in most cases, cyclists are unlikely to have the capability to break the speed limit anyway.

Of course, where a bike has electric assist, that assistance is speed limited. What is odd is that we don't have similar speed limiting on cars.

Because itís only useful on the motorway, where pedestrians donít tend to be.

Timbo 05-01-2023 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16775033)
Not really. Bicycles are less dangerous than cars (due to simple physics); they don't have calibrated speedometers; and in most cases, cyclists are unlikely to have the capability to break the speed limit anyway.

Of course, where a bike has electric assist, that assistance is speed limited. What is odd is that we don't have similar speed limiting on cars.

:eek: There are many more lawbreaking nutters riding bicycles negligently, without a care for anyone else, than there are bad car drivers doing the same ;)

Santos-er 05-01-2023 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad Max (Post 16774771)
The only fault with using gears according to the speed limit is emission's.When I passed my test I was told to get to a higher gear as quick as possible,keeps the revs down.

Except that when your engine doesn't get hot enough, it doesn't burn fuel efficiently and leaves more deposits. Over time this results in lower mpg and (eventually) very expensive repairs. For diesels anyway.

imashed 05-01-2023 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16775033)
Not really. Bicycles are less dangerous than cars (due to simple physics); they don't have calibrated speedometers; and in most cases, cyclists are unlikely to have the capability to break the speed limit anyway.

Of course, where a bike has electric assist, that assistance is speed limited. What is odd is that we don't have similar speed limiting on cars.

You want to try and cross London Bridge from about 8am and you nearly get mowed down by a posse of cyclists , wishing they could break the speed limit .

stevek 05-01-2023 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16775196)
Because itís only useful on the motorway, where pedestrians donít tend to be.

So? Why do we have speed limits on motorways at all, then?

(In any case, the technology exists to limit speed to the speed limit of whatever road you are on)

stevek 05-01-2023 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Timbo (Post 16775208)
:eek: There are many more lawbreaking nutters riding bicycles negligently, without a care for anyone else, than there are bad car drivers doing the same ;)

Could you provide any actual evidence to prove that? (The answer is no, by the way, because it's not true. )

Santos-er 05-01-2023 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by imashed (Post 16775228)
You want to try and cross London Bridge from about 8am and you nearly get mowed down by a posse of cyclists , wishing they could break the speed limit .

At least urban cyclists can legitimately say that they are more environmentally-friendly than motor vehicles.

My favourite is getting stuck in a long trail of cars creeping up a windy, rural incline - with nowhere to overtake the portly twat in full lycra crawling along at the front of it. Always makes me wonder about the quantity of additional emissions being generated as a result.

stevek 05-01-2023 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16775191)
I didn't know that, so I thought I'd find out more by googling bicycle speed limiter.


All of the results on the first page are how very easy it is to remove this restriction, so I'm not too sure that it is that relevant.

That's a strange logic. There are lots of safety laws that arw easy to circumvent. Eg, it's easy to prop open a fire door, so shall we just not bother with fire doors.

stevek 05-01-2023 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Santos-er (Post 16775240)
At least urban cyclists can legitimately say that they are more environmentally-friendly than motor vehicles.

My favourite is getting stuck in a long trail of cars creeping up a windy, rural incline - with nowhere to overtake the portly twat in full lycra crawling along at the front of it. Always makes me wonder about the quantity of additional emissions being generated as a result.

Held up for all of about two minutes maximum , but nothing must ever get in the way of a motorist.

west country boy 05-01-2023 06:47 PM

You must admit that Jeremy Vine is annoying twat though, surely?

Santos-er 05-01-2023 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16775243)
Held up for all of about two minutes maximum , but nothing must ever get in the way of a motorist.

Missed the point Steve, but never mind ;) It was more like 4 minutes spent in 1st/2nd gear in the most recent example. And at least 30 vehicles in the resulting queue.

I do a bit of cycling, and I'll stop to let traffic pass if I notice I'm causing any kind of blockage. I can't ever remember seeing that happen when I've been driving.

Mad Max 05-01-2023 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Santos-er (Post 16775227)
Except that when your engine doesn't get hot enough, it doesn't burn fuel efficiently and leaves more deposits. Over time this results in lower mpg and (eventually) very expensive repairs. For diesels anyway.

This is due to the fpf filter or whatever it`s call,doesn`t apply to petrol engines.Asked about this issue with my MOT station I was told "take it on the M11 mate and thrash the nuts off it,it clears out all the shit.Both my cars are petrol and the Megane has 6 gears which I can get into at 35 MPH.

Joe85 05-01-2023 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16775236)
So? Why do we have speed limits on motorways at all, then?

(In any case, the technology exists to limit speed to the speed limit of whatever road you are on)


My point is they serve different purposes. Limiting cars for pedestrian safety isnít practical.

The technology exists, but good luck retrofitting it into the majority of cars on the road.

Maz 05-01-2023 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16775241)
That's a strange logic. There are lots of safety laws that arw easy to circumvent. Eg, it's easy to prop open a fire door, so shall we just not bother with fire doors.

You missed the point. And that is that the most popular Google search item is how to get round this inconvenience that you suggest is somehow important.


Sort of paints a picture of cyclists as law breakers (unless you have stood around at a set of red lights, in which case the picture is less necessary).

Away 05-01-2023 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Timbo (Post 16775208)
:eek: There are many more lawbreaking nutters riding bicycles negligently, without a care for anyone else, than there are bad car drivers doing the same ;)

Seems unlikely to me ...

Quote:

According to a RAC article, it was found that almost four thousand drivers a day are caught on camera in London breaking the law. These shocking figures show that drivers in London are frequently pictured committing what is known as ďmoving trafficĒ offences. ďMoving trafficĒ offences include offences such as incorrectly driving into a bus lane or stopping in a yellow box junction. According to the RAC article, in 2017/2018 alone almost one and a half million Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) were issued for moving traffic offences across twenty-nine of the thirty-three London Boroughs. This figure was an increase of thirty percent from the previous year.
https://blog.drivingsolicitors.co.uk...ffic-offences/

Let's assume the average number of moving traffic offences committed by an offender who is actually caught on camera is somewhere between 1 and 2 (as no-one will be going above 3). That would mean somewhere between 750,000 and 1.5m different drivers are actually caught on camera. That's likely to be at points where drivers might be exercising extra care.

So we can only imagine how high the figure is where drivers don't get caught or never get caught. How often would you expect to get done for eg going through a red light, or going too fast in the middle of the night, or maybe being just over the limit. Probably less than 1 in 10 occasions. So to be very conservative, let's assume there are twice as many offenders as actually get caught. So we're talking about 1.5-3m drivers.

But in 2018 only 21% of londoners even took one cycle ride a year. That's about 1.9m.

So for there to be as many cyclists breaking the law in a dangerous manner as there are motorists doing the same, that would mean somewhere between 80% and 160% of people who mount a bike at any point in the year would need to be dangerous lawbreakers in whatever time is available during their one-to-many bike ride that year. If we go for the mid-point, it becomes impossible by rather a long chalk for "many more lawbreaking nutters riding bicycles negligently, without a care for anyone else, than there are bad car drivers doing the same"

You may have better data available to support your contention.

(NB: I don't think I've ridden a bike for about 5 years.)

Joe85 05-01-2023 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Santos-er (Post 16775227)
Except that when your engine doesn't get hot enough, it doesn't burn fuel efficiently and leaves more deposits. Over time this results in lower mpg and (eventually) very expensive repairs. For diesels anyway.

I wonder if thereís actually any truth to this. Like I wonder which part of the cycle it is that is impacted to reduce efficiency. Air temp? Oil viscosity?

Maz 05-01-2023 06:57 PM

A whole lot of assumptions in there, Away. Maybe you need an Assumption Limiter fitted?

PeterH 05-01-2023 07:01 PM

Blimey, today's a quiet news day then.


I will help you out chaps.

In normal circumstances, if you had applied for the same job seven times in a row (over say a week or so) and didn't manage to get the nod, or enough votes, would you be allowed to continue? In fact, wouldn't a cease and desist order by servd against you for harrassment.

I know you chaps are pretty insular in Blighty these days, so I will circumvent the wcb hilarious wtf and accompanying image with this...

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-us-canada-64153397


It is like those Irish EU referendums where they kept going until they got the result they wanted. I bet the SNP fancy a go at this game.

CT_Palace 05-01-2023 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16775259)
Blimey, today's a quiet news day then.


I will help you out chaps.

In normal circumstances, if you had applied for the same job seven times in a row (over say a week or so) and didn't manage to get the nod, or enough votes, would you be allowed to continue? In fact, wouldn't a cease and desist order by servd against you for harrassment.

I know you chaps are pretty insular in Blighty these days, so I will circumvent the wcb hilarious wtf and accompanying image with this...

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-us-canada-64153397

It is like those Irish EU referendums where they kept going until they got the result they wanted. I bet the SNP fancy a go at this game.


But does it annoy you?

Away 05-01-2023 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16775255)
A whole lot of assumptions in there, Away. Maybe you need an Assumption Limiter fitted?

Clear and explicit assumptions so it's easier for you to fill in the gaps.

PeterH 05-01-2023 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16775267)
But does it annoy you?

You will have to wait and see. I have a book out in February, and a Netflix special.

PeterH 06-01-2023 03:23 AM

11 votes now..longest in 100 years.

Back in 1855 they had 144 votes or something close to that to elect the speaker.

If you are a citizen, don't you get a bit miffed about that nonsense. Much like the UK and its unelected PMs.

RazorsEdge 06-01-2023 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16775584)
11 votes now..longest in 100 years.

Back in 1855 they had 144 votes or something close to that to elect the speaker.

If you are a citizen, don't you get a bit miffed about that nonsense. Much like the UK and its unelected PMs.

Someone has nominated Trump for speaker. Imagine that happening. Nothing will get done haha

KYLIE MINEAGLE 06-01-2023 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16775594)
Someone has nominated Trump for speaker. Imagine that happening. Nothing will get done haha

Agree. You actually have to turn up.

Terrace Bickle 06-01-2023 08:36 AM

Morons sitting in their cars with their engines idling. I had to wait in my car whilst my son had football training as the spectator area was closed. 2 other parents (from another team) parked up with their engines running for a full 20mins. Are these people mental or do they just have money to burn?
It was such a mild night they couldn't even have the excuse of trying to keep warm (not that it would be justified any way). Moronic selfish behaviour like this is really starting to get to me as I get older, though I didn't say anything as I have enough grief during my working hours

stevek 06-01-2023 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16775244)
You must admit that Jeremy Vine is annoying twat though, surely?

Yep. I'm not a fan of his weird 360 degree camera, either - though it is funny when people think he has a drone following him to film him.

stevek 06-01-2023 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16775248)
You missed the point. And that is that the most popular Google search item is how to get round this inconvenience that you suggest is somehow important.


Sort of paints a picture of cyclists as law breakers (unless you have stood around at a set of red lights, in which case the picture is less necessary).

Well, given only about a quarter of bike sales are e-bikes, and the vast majority of them are not illegally modified, that's a hell of a leap.

More than 80% of drivers speed in 20mph zones, btw, which was actually where this topic started before your whataboutery/anti-cycling obsession.

stange555 06-01-2023 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16775253)
I wonder if thereís actually any truth to this. Like I wonder which part of the cycle it is that is impacted to reduce efficiency. Air temp? Oil viscosity?

For diesels, yes. My DPF clogged up over lock down because it only did short journeys and didn't get hot enough. Kia decided it was their fault and replaced it. Interestingly though, between the diagnosis and fix I drove the car down to the ALPS (effectively without the DPF) I didn't notice any clouds of smoke and the MPG was pretty much the same, so I think mine is a fairly clean burning car, but for diesels, the advice has always been, once a week, drive it like you stole it.

Joe85 06-01-2023 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16775770)
For diesels, yes. My DPF clogged up over lock down because it only did short journeys and didn't get hot enough. Kia decided it was their fault and replaced it. Interestingly though, between the diagnosis and fix I drove the car down to the ALPS (effectively without the DPF) I didn't notice any clouds of smoke and the MPG was pretty much the same, so I think mine is a fairly clean burning car, but for diesels, the advice has always been, once a week, drive it like you stole it.


Thatís particulate filter though, right? I wonder whether efficiency is reduced if the car is only at operating temperature rather than the higher temp mentioned by driving at higher revs.

PeterH 06-01-2023 12:30 PM

My wife signing up to Direct TV plan 9 months back. We had pay as you go and that was fine. 'Sweet talk and Promises' Anyhow the 30 quid a month rising to 33 with HBO now comes in at 46.

But, of course, she knew better back then.

We are getting rid, but we have minefield of phone calle to get through first. Unless they counter with 20 notes a month for a while. Lol

bourne man 06-01-2023 02:21 PM

The loons, that spew their bile all over the forum everytime we lose

Sick Bucket 06-01-2023 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bourne man (Post 16776087)
The loons, that spew their bile all over the forum everytime we lose

Yeah I never come on here if we lose but I can imagine the meltdown after Wednesdays disaster.

I particularly dislike the xyz is completely clueless type comments, as if anyone on here really knows more about top flight football than the likes of Freedman and Vieira.

PeterH 06-01-2023 03:46 PM

But TBF receiving a message on my phone 2 minutes ago that Palace are unchanged for the clash against Spurs tienes a lot at the irritation gland.

art malice 07-01-2023 12:05 AM

People with their houses still bedecked in Christmas lights. No excuse, apart from undiscovered death.

Hedgehog 07-01-2023 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16776521)
People with their houses still bedecked in Christmas lights. No excuse, apart from undiscovered death.


My understanding is decorations are acceptable for the 12 days of Christmas, so they should be coming down today.

Put our tree out today and plan on taking the lights down Monday, but unplugged them today so will not come on tonight.

art malice 07-01-2023 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16776523)
My understanding is decorations are acceptable for the 12 days of Christmas, so they should be coming down today.

Put our tree out today and plan on taking the lights down Monday, but unplugged them today so will not come on tonight.

Twelfth day is January 5 innit?

Hedgehog 07-01-2023 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16776525)
Twelfth day is January 5 innit?

Oddly my wife and I were having this discussion last night as it is my Dad's birthday today (6th). I was always lead to think it was the 12th day of Christmas, so I counted the days out on my fingers to show my wife, and sure enough it was the 13th day after the 25th, so she did some Googling and said it was inconclusive, there was online confusion as to whether the 12th day was the 5th or the 6th.

It will always be the 6th for me after 67 years of believing it was the 12th night.

Anyway you look at it (5th or 6th) it would seem acceptable to let there be Christmas lights until the 6th.

Edit: Apparently it might be a Church of England thing tied to Epiphany... the day after the 12th night. Nothing to suggest I shouldn't stick with taking down Christmas decorations on the 6th, if for no other reason than to remember my Dad!

Hedgehog 07-01-2023 02:40 AM

I appreciate this has been done before, but this morning I had to call our trash pick-up service with a question.

Called the Customer Service number given on their website which lead to a series of having to make selections of "press 1 for abc, press 2 for def, etc, etc.".

Somewhere along the chain I had to enter my account number which is about 10 characters long, which lead to another series of "Press 1 of xyz, etc, etc.".

This ended with a, "Please hold for the next available customer service representative", closely followed by, "We do not recognized this request... Goodbye!"

Did this 3 times... 3rd time a person came on the line... by then I had forgotten what my question was!

CT_Palace 07-01-2023 02:56 AM

Getting a call from the old cable company, which we had ditched 7 days ago after the internet connection failed for the 5th time in 2 weeks, saying that they were calling to confirm our disconnection as of today (not last Thursday when we called them and told them we had had enough, to cancel the contract ,had got their competition in who had us connected within 12hrs, and to not bother sending an engineer round for the umpteenth time), and that a bill would be sent charging us up until today AND with an additional "cancellation" charge of 20 notes for the pleasure!

The silence of my disbelief did not last long :D

Terrace Bickle 07-01-2023 03:32 PM

It's obviously chuck your Christmas tree out onto the pavement week (and let someone else clear it up) in SE25.

PeterH 07-01-2023 03:58 PM

Lol

PeterH 07-01-2023 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16776550)
Getting a call from the old cable company, which we had ditched 7 days ago after the internet connection failed for the 5th time in 2 weeks, saying that they were calling to confirm our disconnection as of today (not last Thursday when we called them and told them we had had enough, to cancel the contract ,had got their competition in who had us connected within 12hrs, and to not bother sending an engineer round for the umpteenth time), and that a bill would be sent charging us up until today AND with an additional "cancellation" charge of 20 notes for the pleasure!

The silence of my disbelief did not last long :D

I believe thst if you don't pay it, they can't put you in DICOM - the bad credit registra. Cable, Internet and phone companies are prohibited from that. Mostly because of the abuses you have detailed above.

They, or some collections agency, will pester you for a year, though.

davech 07-01-2023 10:32 PM

Microsoft. Trying to bully me into Windows 11.

I said No Thanks.
Why do I have re-confiirm it THREE times when you re-rephrase the question 3 different ways? Presumably you are trying to catch me out. Evil, duplicitous, disingenuous C_UNTS :veryangry

Maz 08-01-2023 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16776157)
But TBF receiving a message on my phone 2 minutes ago that Palace are unchanged for the clash against Spurs tienes a lot at the irritation gland.

And now an email from the Club offering to show me the highlights of the match.

Stellavista 08-01-2023 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16778038)
It's obviously chuck your Christmas tree out onto the pavement week (and let someone else clear it up) in SE25.

We have a large cage on our street for tree recycling.
Incredibly, it starts filling up few days before Christmas, as so many go away for the holidays.
You can pick up a decent large tree for free, if you don't mind putting it up so late.

Stellavista 08-01-2023 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16779371)
And now an email from the Club offering to show me the highlights of the match.

They recognise the masochistic nature of most Palace Fans. :)

PeterH 08-01-2023 02:59 PM

I think it is time to block all Club notifications TBH.

The marketing and family club videos are styled for 12 year olds, highlights for sorry defeats when we can't put away chances mixed with wondergoals from the training ground, and adverts for the tat they sell.

It comes across as though they are taking the piss out of us without any comprehension that they are doing so.

pots1970 08-01-2023 03:19 PM

Oh come on don't you just love watching Butland and Ward playing darts

westsussexeagle 08-01-2023 03:23 PM

Laura Kuenssberg.

Oldtown Eagle 08-01-2023 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by westsussexeagle (Post 16779572)
Laura Kuenssberg.

Her Sunday morning prog should have gone to Mishal Husain.

Mad Max 08-01-2023 09:32 PM

In regards to Christmas it really pisses me off when about 4/5th December faceache is plastered with idiots putting up pictures and whoop whooping it about the deccy`s being up then not long after say 29th they are again bragging about them being down and pictures of what they bought at the sales.

Martin H 08-01-2023 10:23 PM

To upset those that stress over the dates, we still have ours up for our fake Xmas family do today, that was deferred due to COVID. We do intend to take them down tomorrow so stress ye not….

PeterH 08-01-2023 10:29 PM

In-exile takes things a bit seriously. Seemingly he is a very succesful businessman, yet gets upset about wind ups on the BBS.

I wonder how empathetic he is with the 100 staff that work for him.

I get a whiff of exaggerated success.

PeterH 08-01-2023 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by pots1970 (Post 16779566)
Oh come on don't you just love watching Butland and Ward playing darts

Not nearly as much as Turkish table tenis or table football prior to the shitshow on Boxing Day.

Still I suppose it keeps the kids and the adult saps happy.

PeterH 08-01-2023 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 16780157)
To upset those that stress over the dates, we still have ours up for our fake Xmas family do today, that was deferred due to COVID. We do intend to take them down tomorrow so stress ye notÖ.

Ours started going up early November and won't come down until end January.

I protested and basically got told to do one.

I let her get on with it. Of course, I have to clap like a performing seal every time she has put up a bable. Gawd help me if I haven't noticed.

RazorsEdge 09-01-2023 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16776544)
I appreciate this has been done before, but this morning I had to call our trash pick-up service with a question.

Called the Customer Service number given on their website which lead to a series of having to make selections of "press 1 for abc, press 2 for def, etc, etc.".

Somewhere along the chain I had to enter my account number which is about 10 characters long, which lead to another series of "Press 1 of xyz, etc, etc.".

This ended with a, "Please hold for the next available customer service representative", closely followed by, "We do not recognized this request... Goodbye!"

Did this 3 times... 3rd time a person came on the line... by then I had forgotten what my question was!

Wrong thread mate, needs to go on signs of getting old :)

Levski 09-01-2023 07:12 PM

Jacket potatoes. The most boring, tasteless food that exists. Total sh!te.

pallet 09-01-2023 07:18 PM

My young adults ability to spit toothpaste all over the hand wash.

weltklasse 09-01-2023 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 16779612)
Her Sunday morning prog should have gone to Mishal Husain.

No Misha is best left reading the news her interviewing skills are limited.

weltklasse 09-01-2023 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16778038)
It's obviously chuck your Christmas tree out onto the pavement week (and let someone else clear it up) in SE25.

Chop it up for wood.

Johnsonpen 09-01-2023 07:42 PM

Caunts who call themselves by the first letter of their first name

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Prince Phillip 09-01-2023 08:00 PM

Surround sound with sub-woofers. Every room in the house reverberates with deep throaty bass except for the one the equipment is actually placed in.

Terrace Bickle 09-01-2023 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Levski (Post 16780762)
Jacket potatoes. The most boring, tasteless food that exists. Total sh!te.

Really? Jacket potatoes are lovely. Obviously it depends on the quality of the potato and how you're baking it. If it involves a microwave at any stage it will taste shit.

PeterH 09-01-2023 08:42 PM

I would concur with my great friend Mr Bickle.

They are a somewhat strange item to have on an annoyance list.

With chilli con carne, or some kind of tuna mely and sour cream combo, or simply with lashings of butter, or baked beans. Yum Yum.

Sharkba1t 10-01-2023 10:08 AM

Its rare for anyone to post about something that hasn't happened. But this WILL annoy me. Chelsea have been shite recently, but to get them back to winning ways, they play us on Sunday, and i'm quite sure we will oblige.

strawberry mivi 10-01-2023 02:23 PM

Any under-pressure manager just needs to play us, first Conte, then Jones, next up - Potter.

PeterH 10-01-2023 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 16781147)
Its rare for anyone to post about something that hasn't happened. But this WILL annoy me. Chelsea have been shite recently, but to get them back to winning ways, they play us on Sunday, and i'm quite sure we will oblige.

by 5, brief blip and then Potter will be gone by end Feb.


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