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  • Commented on Excuses
    Even without knowing actual "Pollution Levels", if you live in "the country" visiting a town can be unpleasant due to the smell of diesel (on a street where only taxis, buses and HGVs are permitted)....
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    Well. that all, including the costs, makes sense to me based on knowledge of the vehicle type....
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    I was being serious; The insurers have the technology, and in some places, to paraphrase Cordelia Chase, "the bad part of town is 3 streets from the good part"....
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    Similarly in the UK, but rates are based (in part) on full post codes (like US zip codes), which are enough to identify which road you live on, or with a longer road (say 2 miles of suburban level development)...
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    Will you give me Thiefrow and Orpington as "not in London"? If so, then I've held a driving licence for about 35 years and "driven into London" exactly once (going from Orpington to Greenwich to visit the Cutty Sark and...
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    Hint - Nojay doesn't live in Australia and our laws are different. ;-) Changing title on a car is a matter of filling in and posting a form, then waiting for the new one to arrive. You may use the...
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    I don't think you've ever met Nojay? I have a couple of times, and think he can do at least a bit of mileage costing. For instance, a set of safe (not ditchfinder wet grip) tyres for my car will...
  • Commented on Excuses
    For freight, they would be an excellent replacement for those amazingly slow aeroplanes that China uses to send stuff you buy off ebay ("by air mail" on the package, but it still takes a month to arrive). Well, in the...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Am I allowed to build a one-off prototype like your Solar Challenge runners all have?...
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    @Moderator Alan - Thanks for the cleanup. It's quite understandable that you can only do it when you're here. If it's any help at all, I normally only use "the S word" when I spot chopped and spiced pig product....
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    OK, I choose that you may use any EV you wish except a Tesla Model S. I will use my old Skoda turbo-diesel. The race will be over 4 laps of the IOM TT course. I'm comfortably certain that I...
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    In the UK, we have a Revenue set allowance for vehicle costs. for vehicles over 1.4l capacity, this is presently GB£0-40 per mile. That's track cost, and doesn't allow for a driver to get a pay or anyone to take...
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    Aren't you presuming that:- 1) There's something worth watching on TV. 2) That TV will be "more interesting than the vehicle's surroundings"? As a general rule, (1) is not ever met for me, and (2) might only met on the...
  • Commented on Excuses
    and #58 Well, I'd certainly not notice a 91mph speed limiter in day to day cruising which tends to be 50 to 70mph give or take. When I might well notice it is in 2-track overtaking, when I normally plant...
  • Commented on Bread and Circuses (circumlunar version)
    Ref para 1 - Even without knowing the lady's actual medication regime, I'd agree that a "pril cough" is not impossible on this basis. Which means that she suffered an perfectly normal side effect from her medication, albeit in a...
  • Commented on Bread and Circuses (circumlunar version)
    Why even bother with running your "own" wagons several times? Send your bomb with a known haulier who has multiple movements every day, such as, say, Denby Transport for UK-France or reverse, or if working in the UK Eddie Stobart,...
  • Commented on Bread and Circuses (circumlunar version)
    Question - Does "BFR" expand as what I thought of when I heard it on the Radio 2 news? (yes Big, ah, Freaking Rocket)...
  • Commented on Bread and Circuses (circumlunar version)
    Well, I did suggest putting both "The Donald"and Kim Jung Il on Rockall on another site. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Ref your para 3 - German joke from back in the day. "How do I get to own a Starfighter?" "Buy a farm near an airfield, and wait."...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Major spam cleanup needed in aisle 4 guys!!...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Anyone who wants to see "state of the art" in Surface to Air Missiles should do a quick search for Sea Sceptre launch video. Up about 30 feet, pitch over 90 degrees, light booster and gone....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    I doubt the house-prices in Duedin are as mad as London's .. Greg, I know the joke you're trying to make, but even without the typo, there is actually a place called "Dunedin" in New Zealand. Saying "Auld Reekie" would...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Cheers; the sandstone is more yellow than I'd remembered, but I don't think the colour of the stone affects its K value significantly....
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    Oh yes: Some years ago I worked in Kent for a few months Autumn/Winter. One day it snowed, and it was very satisfying to drive my FWD hatchback up hill past a "stuck" Range Rover....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Para the last:- Or you could stop posting "one size fits all and this will work in SoCal so it will work everywhere" solutions?...
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    Para the last - As I pointed out, you'd be condemning significant numbers of people to "no light and no way of cooking for 16 hours a day" with your usual "one size fits all" solutions....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Charlie's building is also UK Historic Buildings listed. Tl;dr of the relevant laws is "it is illegal to change the internal or external fabric, including windows, heating system (and in at least some cases doors and/or decor) without specific (and...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Oh yes, and just based on knowing that Charlie lives in a New Town tenement, I already know that the structure is grey sandstone. I have a vague memory of him reporting that the external walls are 2 feet thick!...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    I don't see the relevance to my post? I was talking about how easily a UK police pipe band is identified from any other (not very unless you can read the bass drum skin)....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    No; I'm saying that you use less energy to maintain a higher energy state than you do to get up to the higher state from a lower one....
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