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Forum: Idle Banter 13-02-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By keith_d
Re: car buying conundrum

Hi Bibio,

I don't know your situation, so feel free to ignore me.

The first question I would ask is whether you need wheelchair accessibility, or expect to need it in the near future? If you...
Forum: Photos 03-02-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By keith_d
February Photo Comp - Graffiti

According to the internet (yeah right) Banksy said,

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you...
Forum: Photos 01-02-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By keith_d
Re: January Photo Comp - Hit and Hope

Joint winners is good. We'll work together to come up with a category for next month.
Forum: Idle Banter 31-01-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By keith_d
Re: Euthanasia, should we ?

From an engineering perspective it's relatively straightforward to kill yourself painlessly without difficult to obtain drugs. I can think of a couple of alternatives.

Whether we should is a much...
Forum: Photos 29-01-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By keith_d
Forum: Idle Banter 23-01-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By keith_d
Re: I want to be rich...

So wouldn't matter if they were rich or poor, the only winners would be the lawyers
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 23-01-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By keith_d
Re: 1st bath in about 2 years

When I read the title, I thought you'd got a teenager in the house.
Forum: Idle Banter 23-01-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By keith_d
Re: I want to be rich...

Money can't buy you happiness, but it gives you a lot more options to avoid being miserable.
Forum: Idle Banter 23-01-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 6,561
Posted By keith_d
Re: Quote of the day (sorry, Brexit related)

Can't beat a well reasoned argument. :D

The need for a border comes from the difference in tax and regulation regimes between the two countries.

Within the EU the regulations have been...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-01-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By keith_d
Re: big engines (in cars)

My ST220 was from just before the new tax regime, which was fortunate because 20mpg wasn't unusual, and driven flat out you might see 10mpg. I only paid £255 per year which was peanuts compared to...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-01-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,454
Posted By keith_d
Re: to all the workers, a message from the bosses

No, we'd still be arguing about the details of who pays for what.

I live down in the south, but I think if there was ever a time for Scotland to become independent this is it. We're at a point...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-01-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,454
Posted By keith_d
Re: to all the workers, a message from the bosses

I think you're comparing apples with cucumbers when you use Norway as an example. In the UK, our taxes are about 38% of GDP, in Norway the government takes 55% of GDP.

[Source:...
Forum: Idle Banter 12-01-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,454
Posted By keith_d
Re: to all the workers, a message from the bosses

Where do you think the money in those block grants came from??

We've had decades of over spending by governments from all parties. But you don't get elected by promising £3.5 trillion cuts in...
Forum: Idle Banter 11-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,454
Posted By keith_d
Re: to all the workers, a message from the bosses

Scotland spends about £2500 per head on the NHS, England spends £2200. (https://fullfact.org/health/what-is-the-nhs-budget/ )

They pay roughly the same taxes as the rest of the UK (distributed...
Forum: Idle Banter 10-01-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,454
Posted By keith_d
Re: to all the workers, a message from the bosses

Ooh, we've found another one of those big questions...

In the UK there is effectively an unlimited demand for healthcare spending, and this is only going to get worse as the population ages. The...
Forum: Photos 05-01-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By keith_d
Re: January Photo Comp - Hit and Hope

http://gastarnians.duckdns.org/keith_d/HDR_5243_resized.jpg

I went through a phase of trying out HDR photography, and it really was hit and miss. Sometimes the colours would map out nicely, other...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-01-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By keith_d
Re: Happy New Year

Not many good roads in west London, I might have to look further afield.
Forum: South & West Surfers 01-01-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By keith_d
Is there anyone alive down there??

I was just looking at the map, and there's a heck of a lot of good biking roads down your way. Maybe even enough to arrange a little rideout this summer.

Anyone down there interested?

Keith.
Forum: Idle Banter 01-01-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By keith_d
Re: Happy New Year

Happy new year everyone.

I wonder if we'll get an AR this year?
Forum: Idle Banter 18-12-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By keith_d
Isn't it about time...

..we had another Annual Rideout??

I was just looking and there are some nice looking pubs in Devon with campsites. Anyone know if they have any good roads down there? :D

Keith.
Forum: Idle Banter 18-12-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By keith_d
Re: Do not cross this man...

He was much too nice with just a mass of shiny glitter.

I was thinking that a mini bottle rocket full of 2-butene-thiol (skunk odour) would be a much more appropriate payload.
Forum: Idle Banter 18-12-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By keith_d
Re: are there any multinationals you dislike?

I guess that rules out the American government too, though I'm pretty unimpressed with the extraterritoriality of their laws.
Forum: Idle Banter 12-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By keith_d
Re: Bugatti Veyron

I think you could buy all the cars I've every owned for the $42000 needed to replace the Veyron's fuel tank.
Forum: Idle Banter 12-12-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 6,561
Posted By keith_d
Re: Quote of the day (sorry, Brexit related)

You have to recognise that the Eurocrats don't want to give the UK a good deal. From their perspective that would just encourage other countries to leave.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-12-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,523
Posted By keith_d
Re: the rights of the citizen versus society

I'm not sure we want to turn this thread into another 'Crime and Punishment', but I can't resist the prison question. In our society prison has many functions, some contradictory.

1) Punishment -...
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