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  • All four petrol stations I passed on way home from kayaking were closed....

    When does the news come out that some high level petrol bosses were missing sales targets and their multi million bonuses, who happen to be mates with Shapps?

  • Yeah - the ones near us are sold out now after yesterday's queues. Will all be fine by Monday I imagine.

  • Sound like it, especially when drivers are being coaxed to work for supermarket instead of petrol got more pay,

  • I passed 12 or so on my way to/from Surrey, only one had any fuel.

    Most of the queues were people ignoring the "No fuel" signs and wanting to drive into the petrol station to see for themselves, only to drive straight back out again and on to the next one.

  • Used the car today just to show off the 80 miles left in the tank that's been there for about a month. All 3 petrol stations passed were queuing on the way out and empty on the way back, the Asda click and collect place that looks like a petrol station but I'm sure isn't, had queues both ways and one twat on the way that decided to try and go the wrong side of the road round the traffic light junction to cut in only to almost hit the people coming out the carpark and end up stuck in the way making everything worse, top lels all round.

  • main advances have come from societies as a whole being able to save, share and build upon specific knowledge rather then losing much of it each generation

    Maybe humans just like you or I weren’t able to produce extrasomatic knowledge for ≈280,000 years, which Carl Sagan says is the info stored on mediums external to the/a body, and lasts as long as the medium doesn’t deteriorate. It’s also possible that whatever evidence there was of their achievements has been lost. See the highly effective genocide of the indigenous Americans - they likely had very large villages or even cities built from wood, which would require coordination of labour, sophisticated building techniques and materials knowledge. It’s unlikely that all of this knowledge was passed down orally, but we don’t have much records of whatever their written archives were. The Aztecs for example had universities for their philosophers and priests, but it was all destroyed.

    Carl Sagan talks about how humans are the only species that we know of that have developed that. This is everything from stains on parchment to cuneiform on rocks to the internet, and it’s why we can learn directly from Marcus Aurelius millennia after his body’s turned to dust.

  • Four or so petrol stations with fuel on the way out this morning, one with fuel left on the way back in - a motorway services.

    Approximately 600m queue for a BP in Sydenham with (predictably) people being massive dicks re trying to push in.

    I’ve got a 100 mile range showing on the cars dash- would love to head over to the Surrey Hills tomorrow but I’m never run the car below 50 miles before and I’m uncertain how conservative it is.

  • ^^ And wank yourself to dust on the same technology, truly an era of wondrous horror.

  • never run the car below 50 miles before

    This may be the most gold club thing you've ever written.

  • Walked past one near us which had traffic queueing to get in from both directions, but both queues were on the same side of the road, with one queue in the bike lane. Exceptionally bizarre.


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  • I'm more than happy for people to gouge the fuck out of petrol prices, £6 a litre, £2 to climate change charities.

  • It’s entirely possible that humans just like you or I weren’t able to produce that last level for ≈280,000 years. It’s also possible that whatever evidence there was of their achievements has been lost. It’s not unthinkable, just see the highly effective genocide of the Amerindians - they likely had very large villages or even cities built from wood, which would require coordination of labour, sophisticated building techniques and materials knowledge. It’s possible but unlikely that all of this knowledge was passed down orally, but we don’t have much records of whatever their written archives were. The Aztecs for example had universities for their philosophers and priests, but it was all destroyed.

    Cheeky edit on this bit. I'd assume there has been plenty of written down stuff that started some of the modern advances over the last few thousand years, much like what you've mentioned. The biggest jump from that was widespread distribution from printing and fast global communication after that. Now we have all of that at our fingertips so all that knowledge happens by osmosis to some degree to a lot of people and it's all there to improve upon for those who wish to, unfortunately we're still mostly the same as we were thousands of years ago so also just use it to wank and spread misinformation at about the same rate. I think most people throughout history probably thought they were at the pinnacle of existence, I'm getting a hint of us possibly peaking, but the optimist in me hopes not.

  • This may be the most gold club thing you've ever written.

    Got to give the self-appointed hall monitors something to crank to.

    Also, the car starts panicking when you hit ~50 miles to go - over-rides whatever you've got on the dash to show the sat-nav with directions to the nearest petrol station. Hard to ignore.

  • This is bizarre as the average drivers in London does under 3km/days

  • That makes no sense, Ed.

    Local Esso- had a tanker yesterday at around 6pm.


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  • Cheeky edit on this bit.

    Cheek unintended, just realised it was another wall of text so cut out extraneous info.

    I'm getting a hint of us possibly peaking, the optimist in me hopes not

    Perhaps, given the damage done to the entire planet. Maybe there’s consolation to be found in the possibility that ours isn’t the first era of advanced human civilisation, insofar as it means life, nature and humans find a way to bounce back?

    https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chin­a-welcomes-huawei-executive-home-silent-­freed-canadians-2021-09-25/

    Canada and China cut a deal.

  • Of course it doesn't make sense but people are lazy twats, not Eds fault.


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  • So, therefore, Mercedes should have designed the E-Class platform around 2km journeys?

  • Probably.

    Mercedes* marketing ≠ real life driving

    *or any other car for that matter

  • I didn't know there was a fuel crisis on.

    Oh, maybe because I live in London and have a bike.

    Dafuq is wrong with you lot. This is LFGSS not LookAtMyFlangeRover.com

  • Sales of petrol-powered dildos fall dramatically in Q3...

  • That's like a super Alan Partridge version of Alan Partridge

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