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Forum: Idle Banter 07-04-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Non Fungible Tokens

No apology needed. You're helping me - thank you, it's appreciated. I'm pushing back strongly but it's not to demean or offend you, only to draw out detail to educate me. Please accept my apologies...
Forum: Idle Banter 06-04-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Channel 4 privatisation

Seeker, you may be right. I'm more a devil's advocate in this one.

The downside you describe should be worried about. I don't disagree about that.

However, there is also a possible upside...
Forum: Idle Banter 06-04-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Non Fungible Tokens

I need editors like you - brevity not one of my strong points!:lol:
Forum: Idle Banter 06-04-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Non Fungible Tokens

Aargh, I was just picking up on your words - my head hurts!;) I'm not claiming to have any understanding or expertise on this! I'm genuinely confused and asking questions to try to understand. ...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-04-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Channel 4 privatisation

Hang on, don't commercial stations already take risk making programmes that might not sell? Cross-subsidy is always difficult to gauge - there's usually a reason programmes don't make money but I'd...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-04-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Non Fungible Tokens

Nope, I still don't get it. Why do we need a decentralised ledger to permit trade? It seems to be built on a constructed fallacy that subjective interpretation/opinion should have universal value,...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-04-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Ruffy
Re: The future (economics)

I've never quite understood why we should care about "the economy" as a thing. Surely it's just a mixture of other things that are more meaningful?
Forum: Idle Banter 05-04-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Channel 4 privatisation

I'd always regarded Channel 4 as just another station in the competitive advertising-funded market. i can't get particularly excited about this one.

Public-owned and public-funded mean subtly...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-04-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 1,608,639
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Don't get hung up on warranty periods. There's a fair bit of law that may be able to help you if they don't come back with a helpful suggestion and you need to be more forceful.

The Sale of Goods...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-04-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Non Fungible Tokens

To put it another way, GB annual electricity usage is c. 350 TWh, so we're talking about three months of powering the entirety of England, Scotland and Wales here!:smt119

I have to admit, I don't...
Forum: Idle Banter 24-03-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Russian army casulties

Reinforcing this point of view, many say that we are now seeing the consequences of ignoring the previous action against Crimea. So, the modus operandi is already clear and visible ...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-03-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Cost of living: solved

I think the answer is somewhere in the middle. Quite literally - the middle class is the emergence of working people not just being happy with their lot. I'm not saying they have to be, but we have...
Forum: Idle Banter 21-03-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Russian army casulties

The difference is the national context for the conflicts. In Africa, it has tended to be "tribes" fighting each other within, or ignoring, national borders, whereas Russia as a nation has attacked...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-03-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By Ruffy
Re: P&O Ferries

OK useful to know. So it seems to boil down to the ethics of the company leadership. I'm not sure how to counter that except through trying to hit them where it hurts, on the bottom line. Doesn't...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-03-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By Ruffy
Re: P&O Ferries

Yes, but if there's profit potential in it then I'm pretty sure the hole won't stay there for too long. Especially if they can buy a few ships cheap from a bankruptcy sale!

P&O weren't running it...
Forum: Idle Banter 18-03-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Home ownership

Clearly this was a poor condition example but circuit breakers are actually designed that way, so that the tripping mechanism can't be simply overridden by fixing or holding the lever in the ON...
Forum: Idle Banter 17-03-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 675,435
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

When I tested positive a couple of months ago, it was days 8 and 9 out of my 10 day isolation when I finally tested negative. I don't know anyone who's actually been testing clear by day 5.

(My...
Forum: Idle Banter 17-03-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By Ruffy
Re: P&O Ferries

Many of the complaints about Brexit were related to the fact that it was being used to weaken UK employment rights compared to allegedly much stronger European requirements. So if not UK...
Forum: EuroTour 07-03-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Ruffy
Re: UK sticker on bikes for Spain?

Is it really worth the risk? "Bike" is a subset of "vehicle" - I think the rules apply to all types so you'll essentally be reliant on luck.

I suspect you'll be pretty annoyed if you get pulled -...
Forum: Idle Banter 07-03-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Got my MPs attention

The trick to avoid such accusations is to always write in a way that only shows that you are offering an opinion, not alleging an absolute fact. Plentiful usage of "I think", "it seems", "it looks...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-03-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Keys rattling against tank

I use a plunger style detachable keyring connector* for the ignition key and the other associated keys I use for the bike (lock keys, top box key etc.).

On the bike, the ignition key is...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 05-03-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,959
Posted By Ruffy
Re: RIP test rides

Yes, you're quite right, of course, it depends.

I accept I am probably far from the norm (expecially the norm the sales-led manufacturers/dealers would like): I've tended to change bikes about...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-03-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,959
Posted By Ruffy
Re: RIP test rides

Unfortunately, the issue with this is that it's likely the only time I would likely use a dealer is to purchase a bike. That doesn't happen very often. Since I generally do my own servicing, and...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-03-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Ruffy
Re: "It's not what you know..."

Perhaps we should be writing to the Queen herself about this fairly blatant perversion of 'her' honours system? This sort of thing tarnishes all other similar awards and brings the whole system into...
Forum: EuroTour 28-02-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Ruffy
Re: UK sticker on bikes for Spain?

My suggestion would be to stick it to a piece of plastic or light metal flat sheet bolted to or behind the number plate so that it is displayed just below the number plate. Think like a rear fender...
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