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  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    One of my suggestions, if we must have naval vessels named after politicians, The "Royal Fleet Auxiliary Peter Mandelson", the vessel in question being the fleet's new oiler!...
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    The tests for a motorcycle helmet are very different to those for a bicycle helmet (and those for a car motorsports helmet are different again)....
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    I was trying to generalise the statement accurately, including remembering that, for example, Irish citizens resident in the UK are entitled to register to vote here. Accordingly, it is entirely possible that Irishmen voted for the SNP (and indeed for...
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    Try "Everyone who has voted for the SNP is/was registered to vote in Scotland". I think this is correct since AFAIK the SNP has never stood a candidate in a non-Scottish seat....
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    What's wrong with ship names like "And Stanger You'll Play Left Wing and Like It" anyway? Well other than the obvious point that that's a Scottish Rugby Union fan in-joke obviously....
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    I think the increased risk of "being hit" whilst wearing a "cycle helmet" is also partly due to them reducing the wearer's peripheral vision (anecdotal aside; I've tried one on, and found I could perceive the straps on the edge...
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    I picked a selection of known physical barriers on or near the present border. I wasn't suggesting that they were some kind of touchstone....
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    In Scotland yellow is more probable than orange for "driving staff", anywhere from parcel vans up to the heaviest general haulage trucks....
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    The same is true of UK "Emergency Room" (aka "Accident and Emergency", "Casualty") and ambulance service staff....
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    Case for "geographically separate" would like enter into evidence the rivers Tweed and Eden, and the range of Scottish hills known as the "Southern Uplands" at this time....
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    the House of Reps would have to basically organize a majority of themselves and accuse him of "reason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors". Well, that's definitely not going to fly! ;-)...
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    {looks out window} Nope, still not in the YouSAY. ;-)...
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    Nor in the UK, where we'd normally say "Five Hundred" or "Cinquecento", either for the real (rear-engined) one or for the Polish-built FWD car....
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    I'm basing this on your own testimony, and not assigning blame, just discussing "cause and effect" and I'd say that My working assumption, without a dashcam to review it, is that the contrast of cyclist to background was awkward; he...
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    Point of order here - Bathgate is now a stop on a direct rail connection from Helensburgh to Edinburgh Waverley via Airdrie....
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    I see where you're coming from, but there's a presumption in the hire car idea that I can obtain one that I find enjoyable to drive, and sufficiently comfortable to drive for 6 to 8 hours in 2 hour blocks....
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    The "Twizy 80" (the 50mph one) would be adequate for me for my commute (at least in a colour like bright yellow), but wouldn't work at all for my vacation trips (100 to 200 miles minimum trip, on roads where...
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    That's pretty much not what I was thinking of, except in the context of "vehicles in traffic" where you correctly say that I might expect to use a gap as a "landing zone" only to discover it to be occupied...
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    That may be the technical term I was searching for. Disclosure I work for a company having a "human factors" department which sometimes researches into these phenomonae but I don't get to see their reports, beyond occasionally talking the guys...
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    And, of course, done using tunnel boring machines in clay, rather than blasting in igneous rock....
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    If you can't see even a recumbent tricycle in time to stop... That's partly a human factors thing. A recumbent is low, narrow, and moving in pretty much the same direction that you are. So is a motorcycle (the...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    even the Smart 4-2 can handle motorways because nobody at all would buy it if it couldn't. For values of "handle motorways" that is. Yes it can cruise at the UK motorway limit, and exceed the usual European one, but...
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    I don't know about Huddersfield in the 1930s, but you've probably heard of "pea soup fogs". They really were so dense that you couldn't see past twenty feet or so, so you'd have very little maneuvering room to get it...
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    who gets the family silver (eg. the remaining North Sea and Atlantic oil and fisheries reserves). Well, surely the usual international law provisions for determining the extent of territorial waters would apply, regardless of how much the Con Party might...
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    You are correct. Put it down to brain fade, and would a mod please edit #375 to correct the year?...
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    Ah, possibly failing to answer the question actually asked, but at least demonstrating that it is possible to build a stable tricycle vehicle! I'd be dubious about a 45kph limit being adequate outside the most congested urban areas though. My...
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    Try looking at, for example, a Morgan 3-Wheeler, a Triking or a Polaris (No links because I don't care which you choose and this way I can't be accused of a biased selection)....
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    You think Charlie doesn't know that? There's a choice one liner in Rule 34 where Liz Cavenaugh describes using a Police Segway as "looking rather like Roadrunner in the cartoons"....
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    The media are lying to you! The ambition is to look to possibly hold Indyref2 in about September 2017....
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    As for basalt, I'd hire some Hawaiian road engineers. Try some Scottish ones; they can build roads and railways with sensible grades through granite and even Lewisian Gneiss (which is even harder), but only in places where you can carry...
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