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Forum: General Discussion Today, 14:33
Replies: 166
Views: 5,274
Posted By d'@ve
You are entitled to your apparent opinion that...

You are entitled to your apparent opinion that it's OK for people to ignore red lights intended for them to stop and wait, just don't expect much sympathy if you have problems when when cyclists and...
Forum: Football Today, 14:04
Replies: 3,592
Views: 111,339
Posted By d'@ve
He probably will, but a 1-1 result will be OK...

He probably will, but a 1-1 result will be OK against them.

Any big club can afford to take a chance with someone like him for a season but if he flops, he's gone. As he will be from Chelsea if he...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:40
Replies: 1,778
Views: 53,133
Posted By d'@ve
Queen Mary 2 leaves Southampton (approaching...

Queen Mary 2 leaves Southampton (approaching Ryde IoW) on way to Liverpool then New York yesterday. 175th anniversary of first ever Cunard Atlantic crossing (Britannia). 5 miles away from camera.

...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:24
Replies: 166
Views: 5,274
Posted By d'@ve
Not great PR for the pedestrians involved though....

Not great PR for the pedestrians involved though. Highway Code 3.22

"Pelican crossings. These are signal-controlled crossings operated by pedestrians. Push the control button to activate the...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:56
Replies: 103
Views: 3,554
Posted By d'@ve
Thank you, finally we can see the complete...

Thank you, finally we can see the complete picture, something the Mail chose to ignore.

This is a failed school set to be closed a few years ago but retained after petitions from parents and a new...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:08
Replies: 72
Views: 1,977
Posted By d'@ve
8 with 0 errors first time (timed out - OK it...

8 with 0 errors first time (timed out - OK it says) then 18 with 3 errors, good colour vision it says.

Which is nonsense as I am colour blind especially with red pastel shades, had to pass a...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:28
Replies: 65
Views: 1,933
Posted By d'@ve
It's a convention....

It's a convention.

http://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/astronomy-and-time/time-facts/faqs/is-noon-12-am-or-12-pm

However, by convention, and for obvious reasons, 12 am is taken to be midnight and 12 pm...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:29
Replies: 103
Views: 3,554
Posted By d'@ve
Reasonably is the key, I inadvertently omitted...

Reasonably is the key, I inadvertently omitted that important word and you beat the edit. Skirt banning is draconian and is done by a mere 1.5% of secondary schools, the others seem to be able to...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:22
Replies: 103
Views: 3,554
Posted By d'@ve
So the school should manage it in a reasonable...

So the school should manage it in a reasonable manner, like nearly all other schools seem able to do perfectly well. "Why can't they manage it reasonably, like the other 98.5% of secondary schools?"...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 01:19
Replies: 1,056
Views: 18,944
Posted By d'@ve
And funding increases as necessary to support...

And funding increases as necessary to support it.

This kind of thing is one reason why the BBC is so important to the nation, to those of us who care, anyway:...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 00:49
Replies: 103
Views: 3,554
Posted By d'@ve
No they don't, it's just an incompetent head...

No they don't, it's just an incompetent head teacher who is unable to manage her pupils properly - like 99.99% of other head teachers manage to do perfectly well without imposing such draconian...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 00:31
Replies: 65
Views: 1,933
Posted By d'@ve
Unfortunate thread derailment! I'd have thought...

Unfortunate thread derailment! I'd have thought starting a new thread on the subject would be a better option, given the amount of interest shown. Meanwhile, back on topic:



There is a long...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 00:05
Replies: 114
Views: 2,874
Posted By d'@ve
Instead of relying on the often grossly...

Instead of relying on the often grossly misleading and wrong Twitter, I went to the Yougov source document...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 21:46
Replies: 65
Views: 1,933
Posted By d'@ve
It isn't.

It isn't.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 13:42
Replies: 337
Views: 5,904
Posted By d'@ve
Well I prefer BT over Sky but that doesn't mean...

Well I prefer BT over Sky but that doesn't mean we don't need Sky and the BBC.

We can and should have all three, without cuts in income or services for any. Competition and variety forces standards...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 19:25
Replies: 179
Views: 6,895
Posted By d'@ve
We had air conditioning at work in June 1976. It...

We had air conditioning at work in June 1976. It was designed to work in the UK at temperatures up to 32 degrees C and above that, it would tend to ice up and had to be switched off for a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 18:22
Replies: 166
Views: 5,274
Posted By d'@ve
You sound like a defensive non-cyclist. Maybe you...

You sound like a defensive non-cyclist. Maybe you should read the thread including the follow-up replies a few posts down, instead of having your own brand of hissy fit.
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 18:06
Replies: 179
Views: 6,895
Posted By d'@ve
Let's not argue and insteas see what the Met...

Let's not argue and insteas see what the Met Office, (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2015/hot-weather) Chief Meteorologist no less, are saying:

"Chief Meteorologist, Steve...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 17:17
Replies: 179
Views: 6,895
Posted By d'@ve
60% here in S Hants now, dew point 18,...

60% here in S Hants now, dew point 18, temperature still up at 26 (29 earlier) so the evening's going to be sticky here. Humidity will rocket as the temperature drops in London this evening but of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 17:06
Replies: 156
Views: 5,594
Posted By d'@ve
That site isn't Brogdale, Faversham, which is...

That site isn't Brogdale, Faversham, which is just south of the M2. It's someone's back garden site so worry not! ;)
Forum: Football 01-07-2015, 16:42
Replies: 3,592
Views: 111,339
Posted By d'@ve
Reminds me of my two grandaughters when they are...

Reminds me of my two grandaughters when they are at it hammer and tong, or their dog with a bone. :o;-)
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 16:08
Replies: 156
Views: 5,594
Posted By d'@ve
I *think* that's the UK-wide record for...

I *think* that's the UK-wide record for July.

Fortunately, Southampton Mayflower Park (great name!) retains its UK June record for another year (35.6C) but boy, was it close! :o :D

Doubts will...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 14:42
Replies: 179
Views: 6,895
Posted By d'@ve
Setting air con at 21 is just stupid, someone...

Setting air con at 21 is just stupid, someone needs a lesson in common sense there! 23 - 25 is a much better compromise, as they lower humidity as well as temperature. Saves electricity,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 14:09
Replies: 156
Views: 5,594
Posted By d'@ve
17.2? LUXURY! The lowest here last night was 22...

17.2? LUXURY!

The lowest here last night was 22 deg C and this closely matches Southampton Airport (22 is the lowest shown there). Warmest night hereabouts for a very long time, at least 10 years...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 01:24
Replies: 156
Views: 5,594
Posted By d'@ve
Think yourself lucky you lot up in't Midlands and...

Think yourself lucky you lot up in't Midlands and north tonight, it's down to 21-22 now for you, but here on't south coast it's still stuck on 23 - 24 and keeps trying to rain (and largely failing!)....
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