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Greenbank

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Dec 2019

Endurance idiot.

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    I bet Clarence Lane is even more fun now.

    Is the park any nicer to commute through with Priory Lane closed?

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    Dunk!

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    Sort of, it's often placed right on the lips for the vibes.

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    b) you couldn't watch a video in "full screen" mode as it would attempt to span both monitors

    I don't understand this

    Sorry, mixed up brain.

    you couldn't watch a video in "full screen" mode as it would attempt to span the whole ultra wide monitor.

    (At least in days of old) you couldn't full screen something like Youtube and be able to do anything on the rest of the monitor (with the spare space). With two separate monitors when you full screen something it only takes up one that monitor, you can continue to work (or full screen something else) on the other monitor as in my pic above.

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    Yes, two things that turned me away from a single ultra wide monitor:-
    a) they usually cost more than twice what a double monitor setup would be
    b) you couldn't watch a video in "full screen" mode as it would attempt to span both monitors

    I use dual 23" Dell Ultrasharp monitors at home ('scuse the mess) although this setup is coming up for 4 years old:-

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    And, for similar reasons, to leave enough space in front of you that you can see the rear wheels of the vehicle in front. Saves you getting front-ended by someone rolling back into you, plus gives them a bit of wiggle room if they need to reverse for some reason.

    That seems to have dropped out of favour.

    Most people seem to be looking at their phones anyway whilst stopped in traffic. Twats.

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    I was taught (many years ago[1], shortly after they removed the need for someone walking in front of you waving a red hankie) that if stopped in traffic you should always have the handbrake applied in case you were rear-ended by some dopey twat. If you didn't have your brakes or you'd be likely knocked forward much harder into the car in front. If everyone didn't have any brakes applied then the domino effect would continue quite far up the line of cars.

    Riding the brake pedal was considered bad as it wasn't as strong as the handbrake and when being smashed into from behind the brake pressure would be reduced (as the car lurches forward before your foot catches up with it).

    Modern cars that auto apply brakes when stationary would obviate this a bit.

    1. Checks license: 1993. Gah.
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    Something that's completely free is watch this video often (including before and after going swimming) and think about it when you're swimming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3HhNlys­FDs

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    Local hustings tonight. Going along to listen although I strong doubt anything will change my mind as I'm doing the obvious tactical vote.

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