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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Probably a loose connection rather than any deficiency with the switch.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm put off by the Honda E being 10-20% bigger in real life than it looked in photos. It's not a particularly small car.

    I don't think we'll be getting the suicide door Fiat 500e in this country, just the bog standard 3 door hatchback. It's like that Mini where the suicide door is only on the right.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Wilko sell it by the metre if you don't fancy a massive reel.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Try going through your/their local councillor?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Di2 channelling sticks very well for me on glossy carbon. It's designed for skinny round cabling though, so I can see it peeling up if you to try to wedge figure 8 cable in.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Most other ultras are a lot smaller with fewer international riders and volunteers, but is probably the next most at risk.

    Is there a word missing here? Transcontinental?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ambulances are exempt. Might have to do a few blue light jobs on the weekend to keep it legit.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Have you tried not doing that?

    One trick some people use is switching the QR to the same side as the plug as a reminder.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    I support charging people who decided to drive in but think the pay-once-and-drive-all-day approach encourages exactly the wrong sort of driving.

    I'm also amused that Heidi Alexander's go-to example of what should be easy and free is a one mile car journey, when she spends the rest of her time encouraging people to do those journeys by bike or on foot.

    Flexible, distance-based road user charging is now increasingly feasible (I assume that the technology for this exists by now, but again I haven't been following this lately)

    Technologically it's straightforward, but there's rather too much glossing over the practicalities and legalities. Will you need a tracker, or an app, and what happens if you have neither? Do the legal powers to make it happen exist, or does it need an act of parliament?

  • in COVID-19
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    Why assume a false positive? 80% of the positives the ONS find are asymptomatic

    That doesn't tell you anything about how many of those positives are false. Mathematically speaking, if you're testing people at random as ONS are, a large proportion of the positives you find are going to be false.

    That said, if you do get a positive result, you should behave as if it's valid unless you fancy killing people.

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