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Ray Wood 426/10/2020 19:22:18
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Commercial television is just that, the programmes are just the padding between the adverts which are what earns the revenue. Record everything at least you can fast forward at X30 speed 😀👍✈

Regards Ray

David Hall 926/10/2020 19:46:24
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I hate it when the meaning of some words change without me being told.

"Sick" can be good, apparently. Maybe from now on, I might feel "cool" if I am "sick" (oh, there's another one!).

Sometimes, these word meanings change here on this forum too. I'm sure that "scratch built" used to mean (in model terms) that the build was from scratch..ie no formal plan, maybe an original idea for a design or a scale rendition of something. Now the term is used for some model builds from plans or even from a kit.

Perhaps when asked about my next ARTF, I will say that I built it.... after all, I added the wings to the fus.

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iflylilplanes27/10/2020 00:48:08
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I would very much like to throttle the person whom thought it would be cool to call his multirotor a "DRONE".

That word has caused so much heartache to the hobby world wide.

cymaz27/10/2020 06:03:32
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Posted by iflylilplanes on 27/10/2020 00:48:08:

I would very much like to throttle the person whom thought it would be cool to call his multirotor a "DRONE".

That word has caused so much heartache to the hobby world wide.

Probably as the result of shoddy, ignorant journalism

Piers Bowlan27/10/2020 06:09:20
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Posted by GrumpyGnome on 24/10/2020 10:54:18:

Hats in cars ? If a hat is to keep your head warm and/or dry, why would anyone need to wear one in a car? Unless it is a convertible with the roof down........

GG

P.S. I never claimed any of these were rational

Whether driving my car, sailing my boat or flying an aeroplane (model or full sized) I often wear a cap but it is not to keep my head warm or because I think it is cool (heaven forbid). The peak keeps the sun out of your eyes far more effectively than the moving the sun visor up and down or from side to side in ones car (or plane) when the sun is low in the sky. Sunglasses are fine when he sun is high but are not so effective at low angles and reduce forward vision to some degree, depending on how dark they are. Perhaps you should try it sometime GrumpyGnome.

As for wearing base ball hats back to front in a car or anywhere else for that matter, that is a mystery to me.

Devcon127/10/2020 06:37:49
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My understanding is the reverse wearing of baseball caps is rooted in the pioneering days of early aviation in America.

Have a look at some early aviators, they wore some caps back to front in open cockpits for obvious reasons I believe.

Edited By Devcon1 on 27/10/2020 06:41:53

Devcon127/10/2020 06:50:41
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People using self service checkouts with a trolley full of stuff. ( it happened before Covid)

People who position their trolley parallel and right up against the shelves/chillers whilst also standing behind said trolley thus blocking a considerable amount of goods, sometimes amplified by the trolley driver staying at the controls whilst their gatherer spends an inordinate length of time dithering over a tin of soup.

Devcon127/10/2020 06:53:19
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Self service checkouts in general.

Maurice Dyer27/10/2020 07:50:06
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I may have missed something here. My heart aches when I hear of Mothers who struggle to feed their children in half term. I also applaud young Mr. Rashfords attempt at helping. But I don't understand why Goverments stopped chasing Fathers to support their families. Back in the 60s, you were terrified of getting a girl pregnant because you had to pay for 18 years to support your responsibility.

Now I hear on the news '.....Ms x is struggling to feed her 4 children....'. And I shout at the television ' where is their father.... 

 

 

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Brian Hammond27/10/2020 08:12:32
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I think the mindset is if anything goes wrong the state will pay so do not worry about birth control, a house will be found and family allowances etc. There seems to be no problem in finding enough money for tattoos,body decoration,mobile phones and cable tv !

David Ashby - Moderator27/10/2020 08:16:22
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Just another reminder that using ****** or similar to hide bad language is not allowed on this site.

A moderator's pet hates? Now that would be interesting... smile

Jon - Laser Engines27/10/2020 08:18:20
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Clocks have changed so sort your bloomin headlights out. Half the cars on the road either have dead bulbs or they have their lights pointed in all sorts of exciting directions. Usually this means they point straight in my eyes and i cant see anything. How do you even end up with bent headlights anyway? has a bloke been running around all summer tweaking them in the night?

Also, main beams are not for use when there is oncoming traffic. Everyone in my area seems to have forgotten this, along with what their indicators are for and how roundabouts work.

Matt Carlton27/10/2020 08:33:21
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Supermarkets which open up one or two tills, when the shop is crammed full of people.

In response to Maurice, you are right, but there are a couple of caveats which are probably unpopular, but nonetheless true. When you shout "where is their father?" You are assuming that:

A. The mother knows who the father is

B. The mother knows where the father is

C. The father has a job or other means to provide support

D. The mother wants the support of an ex partner who may be abusive.

E. The conception was consensual

F. The story of poverty is legitimate. The welfare system can be rather more generous than people realise. Yes, it can be beauroceatic and problematic, but there is a wealth of advice and guidance available which many people are unaware of.

G. Relative notions of poverty. I recently heard a woman complain that since becoming a single mother, she could only afford one foreign holiday that year and "only" had a "couple of hundred" spare at the end of the month.

H. In work poverty. When I separated from my first wife, I pledged to pay maintenance for my son. The CSA were not involved, but the suggested payment which I paid left me in an ever increasing level of debt. It is assumed by the media that every separated father is earning £250k and lives in a mansion with an 18yr old waffle waitress.

Sorry for the rant there, but there is always a 'spin' put on these stories which muddies the waters. That way, the parents in real need and poverty get lost in the mire.

Ron Gray27/10/2020 08:36:55
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Welcome back Jon!

Shaun Walsh27/10/2020 08:40:12
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Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 27/10/2020 08:18:20:

Clocks have changed so sort your bloomin headlights out. Half the cars on the road either have dead bulbs or they have their lights pointed in all sorts of exciting directions. Usually this means they point straight in my eyes and i cant see anything. How do you even end up with bent headlights anyway? has a bloke been running around all summer tweaking them in the night?

Also, main beams are not for use when there is oncoming traffic. Everyone in my area seems to have forgotten this, along with what their indicators are for and how roundabouts work.

Some people replace their standard headlight bulbs with HID or LED bulbs which are illegal unless fitted in a type approved headlamp because the beam pattern is incorrect and in the case of HID require headlamp washers and self levelling in order to prevent blinding oncoming drivers.

Also, if you have stopped at traffic lights or junctions take your foot off the brake pedal, its just plain ignorant to keep your brake lights on when there are cars behind you.

Peter Miller27/10/2020 08:43:46
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Ah!!! Round abouts!

SOme time ago I followed a police car round a roundabout.We both left at the third exit.

The police driver NEVER used his indicators once!

As for other road users, they don't even know which lane to get into at a round about.

Then I have another real peeve. I have to go through Long Melford. This large village has one very long, wide street with shops on both sides and wide parking area each side.

IT is a regular thing to follow some pillock through who can't make up their mind where the shop they want is or which side of the road to park.

So you follow them and they indicate left "Oops! No it is further on.!" "Oh look, a parking slot on the other side" and that can go on for half a mile.

I followed one cretin in a Mercedes who had already loused up his joining a roundabout causing me some stress go down the highstreet indicating first one side and then other for AT LEAST six times before finally parking.

I wanted to stop and ask if he learned to drive at dancing school.

David Hazell 127/10/2020 08:53:33
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Posted by Brian Hammond on 27/10/2020 08:12:32:

I think the mindset is if anything goes wrong the state will pay so do not worry about birth control, a house will be found and family allowances etc. There seems to be no problem in finding enough money for tattoos,body decoration,mobile phones and cable tv !

 

Ill thought out opinions beginning with "I think" and laced with "There seems".

 

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Fun Flyer27/10/2020 09:24:26
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The "Get Go" instead of the Start and of course "Influencers"

Phil Green27/10/2020 09:46:22
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Indicators used in an 'autopilot' fashion, ie every time without thought, is a Bad Thing. Advanced riding teaches that indicators are used to signal TO someone. Your first thoughts should be "who benefits from this signal, who am I signalling to?". If there is no particular target for your indicators, you dont use them. Many people use them to turn left or right when they are in a lane which only turns left or right. This is wrong - if you are not deviating from your lane, regardless of where that lane turns, you do not indicate.  Most roundabouts have lane controlled exits, you shouldnt indicate on these unless you have a genuine need to change lane - where you should really see your mistake through, take the 'wrong' exit and correct it at the next safe opportunity. There are many practises which the untrained might see as 'wrong'. Anyone genuinely interested in roadcraft should do a motorcycle fast pursuit course, it teaches so much and changes your perception forever!
Cheers
Phil

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By Phil Green on 27/10/2020 09:59:05

Doc Marten27/10/2020 10:47:01
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Posted by Shaun Walsh on 27/10/2020 08:40:12:

Some people replace their standard headlight bulbs with HID or LED bulbs which are illegal unless fitted in a type approved headlamp because the beam pattern is incorrect and in the case of HID require headlamp washers and self levelling in order to prevent blinding oncoming drivers.

Xenon lamps require self leveling and washers (and are over £100 a pair for genuine), not sure it's a legal requirement for HID though?

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