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Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Fair challenges. I wasn't suggesting there was no benefit, just that it seems to be marginal at best as far as I can tell.

I do recall there were several differing opinions offered last year...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-10-21, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Ruffy
Re: Highway Code

Isn't that a Roach Reach?:rolleyes:
Forum: Idle Banter 15-10-21, 08:22 PM
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Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Perhaps because its contribution to managing the problem is debatable?

I'm far from convinced it offers anything more than a very marginal benefit at best and I am more concerned that everyone is...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-10-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 369
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Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

:winner: (Though personally I would not limit it to just "unpleasant" ideologies.)

I am also pleasantly surprised that my own general opinion can also be pretty well represented by the...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-09-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Petrol shortage

Similar in East Midlands. As it happens, one of my sons has been trying to get an HGV re-test. Having to co-ordinate via a training school to ensure he has a suitable vehicle to hire and gets some...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-09-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Petrol shortage

In comparison it would be interesting to learn what estimated proportion of vehicles now have full tanks compared to a 'normal' mix of full, part-full and low-level (needing replenishment). ...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-09-21, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Ruffy
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

On terminology:
- From the Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) Regulations 1999, "'Petrol' has the same meaning as in Article 2(1) of the Directive" (referring to EU Directive 98/70/EC).
- From...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-09-21, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Ruffy
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I get annoyed by this but from a different angle. "Super" is 97+RON whereas Regular is 95RON (technically 95-97RON is "Premium" in legislative terms). Ethanol content in the mix is separate...
Forum: Idle Banter 22-07-21, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Ruffy
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Actually, I understand that's exactly the situation in Germany for certain Autobahn sections - the 'unlimited' sections are not "no speed limit" but have an "advisory limit". Have a crash and...
Forum: Idle Banter 22-07-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Could very well be close to the truth. I wonder what effect that would have on the risk figures (if we assumed, say, 80% of the population were +ve cases rather than just the confirmed ones)? I...
Forum: Idle Banter 22-07-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Thanks. I suspected it wasn't total coincidence that it matched the covid levels.

You're right about the wide-ranging difference in base thresholds for different things. It's not always obvous...
Forum: Idle Banter 22-07-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Yes, I agree, it's a heck of a dilemma. Gazing into the crystal ball is imprecise, the future is uncertain. But it's good to try to put some numbers to it to help the debate along, as you have...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-07-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Cogent arguments here.

Did you pick your 50/day challenge point deliberately? As it happens that's about the daily average for 'regular' flu, which may (or may not) be a better comparator for...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-07-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Well that's an intriguing article, although it probably raises more questions than it answers: Allegedly the H1N1 that caused 1918 "Spanish" Flu pandemic is effectively extinct. It states there is a...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-07-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

All very reasonable and I don't want to be a danger either. But does that mean masks forever? How do we trade that off against other reasonable functional requirements of human existence that are...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-07-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

What's the difference between a gamble and a professional judgement call? I absolutely get the mistrust of government but do we not believe in the ethics of their scientlific advisors any more?
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Forum: Idle Banter 20-07-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10,086
Views: 1,509,563
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

New GOTD: In a management meeting at work discussing resourcing of work throughout the team, trying to share out too may projects, to hear the senior manager declare "we've just go to accept that...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-07-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

:smt046That does seem quite extreme. Thankfully I'm not convinced they're actually that organised to be able to pull it off without being found out.

The point about manipulation through 'fear of...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-07-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Another point I'm confused on: Has anyone any insight on if/when we might get to the point of being able to move away from widespread mask wearing and just go about our business without the...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-07-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Ooo, don't get me started!

Too late ...

If there's going to be a condition, why not a negative test? As far as I know, being jabbed does not mean one cannot pass on the virus so there is still...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-07-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10,086
Views: 1,509,563
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Warwickshire's been like this for years. I often came across roads where you'd be limited to 50 in Warwickshire but all of a sudden it became NSL but also same type of road - oh, we've crossed into...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-06-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 609,706
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

SOTD - Checking in here as I occasionally do and seeing a resurgence from several of the posters who made the place so interesting, appealing and helpful when I first arrived back in late 2007.
...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-06-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,243
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The Covid19 thread

Yes, it's 'in the wild' now. As I understand it, such mutations tend towards less nasty variants (simply because a virus that becomes too effective at killing its host will eventually self-eradicate...
Forum: Soho Massive 30-05-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,288
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Memories

I think Facebook has a lot to answer for. There are a number of SV-related "Groups" on there that seem to naturally attract the interest from those new riders.

(Personally I find the FB...
Forum: Idle Banter 30-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,646
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Electric Vehicles

Extra cost option for H-D surely? Presumably to be available in brown leather too!:rolleyes:
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