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    * Cultural note for y'all - by "football", I mean a game played by using your feet to control a ball. Not "hand-egg" :) You mean "Wendyball" (so called because it's mostly played by a load of Wendys)? ;-) In...
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    Knee pain while cycling suggests too slow of a cadence, It may also indicate arthritis....
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    You might well be right, but the terrain levels in Embra vary so much from the natural in places (even ignoring the crag and tail of the castle + Royal Mile) that I'd be reluctant to be too definitive about...
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    Looking at that, it neither addresses the "wheel in groove" issue over long distances (which is what got Hamster in the Top Gear item) or the turning over a wet rail one....
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    Cheers. All I really needed to work that out was the knowledge that you live in the New Town, and that the New Town is built on the side of a drumlin....
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    For clarity, I'm saying that George St runs roughly E-W along the ridge, and Hanover St-Dundas St N-S on the fall line. Since the New Town is pretty much on a rectangular grid, that means that any journey with an...
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    Dunno either, but it's the first episode of a new series, and between Cockson proving again that he's not a comedian does make some pretty serious points about urban cycling and driving (not all positive)....
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    That's pretty much all accurate, based on my knowledge....
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    I don't know exactly where Charlie lives, but what he's posted before gives me that part of almost every trip must be up or down the hill between George St and the Water of Leith....
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    Yeah, that was on Reporting Scotland too. This has been an issue with narrow-tyred vehicles for as long as there have been roads with inset rails (see Genevieve (1953)....
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    Did you watch "Top Gear" on Sunday? Richard Hammond was travelling across St Peterburg (Ru) on a "state of the art" MTB, go his front wheel stuck in a tramline (hmmmm, where in the UK can you find tramlines? Edinburgh...
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    It also presumes that you do not live in an area which is windy enough to make cycling dangerous on 1 or more days of the week for about half the year, and has occasional wind events that make going...
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    I'm not sure if I agree with you on #3 or not. Would an estate like the "Western Isles Estate" in Old Kilpatrick qualify as "well spaced out"? Most of the houses are detached or semi-detached, with enough space to...
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    One of my bosses did once insist that people drink at a works do (for values that involve:- 1) A company funded free bar. 2) Being a bit drunk himself, and telling people like me who're slow drinkers "It's a...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    #2 we don't need crews of hundreds climbing in the rigging Placed here but refers to all subsequent comments on crewing too. And, indeed, never did. The typical crew of a full-rigged ship (picked because the square rig actually requires...
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    Only if you make mine a good Fino!...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    If Heteromiles is right and I'm wrong, then electricity supply is unique in being made more rather than less stable by having a system that posesses single point failure modes....
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    Spec sheets? The one I've seen for a Tesla suggests that by the time you've loaded it to match the LS460 you'll be looking at a similar OTR price. Oh and we should also be comparing it with a Citroen...
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    Er, the 400 mile battery is "brand new to market", and at my original worked example I felt fresh enough after the 400ish miles that I could have carried on for another 3 hours (up to 200 miles dependant on...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    I'm not hugely familiar with the USian inter-Utility interconnection situation, but I think your stability analysis is exactly backwards. If you have one connector between under-generating UtCon1 and over-generating UtCon2, you have a single point of failure that will brown...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    Given that going East will cross the "circle of fire" twice, and spend what 6_000 miles under water, I'd still say that the Western route is better....
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    Backtracking the conversation, I think the original points were:- 1) A Tesla is only "affordable" if you want to put some greenwash on your car usage habits and you would normally buy something like a new BMW 7 series, Mercedes...
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    You're using a very different price-setting procedure to most lessors I know then. This may or may not be because IME property tax tends to be of the order of 2 to 3 months rental income, so is a significant...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    Apologies if this is educating the mother of one of my parents, but the "headline figure" normally quoted by greenwashers (of all political persuasions) for renewables is the "peak installed power" and ignores "achieved load factor" for the plant. For...
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    Er, I don't think cost per watt in an ideal situation is very relevant to the energy actually generated by PV on a NORTH-FACING roof side somewhere between 48 and 60 degrees North. I'd be prepared to bet a pint...
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    So you're trying to get me to believe that, even as a cost accounting exercise designed to minimise your taxable profit on $rental, you take no account of property taxes beyond determining who is responsible for paying them under your...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Ok, I now have an image of three Volkssturm privates talking with Yorkshire accents......
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    I'm in a semi with a north-facing roof, and they keep telling me it makes no difference. I could also say "I'm in a semi with a north-facing roof", but in my case that's a classical half-truth. The ridge...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    There are deserts in Spain There are also deserts in Canada, eastern Russia, China and Mongolia. Of course, some of them are at about 66Deg N, so there are issues other than cloud cover......
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    True that; ISTR that Scotland is running out of good places for "macro-hydro" schemes....
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