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Oliver Schick

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Apr 2019

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  • in Photography
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    A three-way tie which @Well_is_it needs to break. Seeing as he voted for @ObiWomKenobi, perhaps it is already broken.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/canno­ndale-caad10-track-/1337547531

    You either need to take your bike off Gumtree or close this thread--forum Classifieds rules. You either sell here only or elsewhere.

    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/1438­48/

    3) No cross-posting adverts you've put on other sites. If you have an item for sale anywhere other than here, like ebay, bikeradar, ctc, retrobike, etc. then you cannot post it here. However, if you have posted it on one of those other sites, other people who have discovered it are allowed to post it in the eBay/Craigslist finds thread. You must not do this yourself.

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Pffft, Tao's strength was obviously forged in the brutal hills of Essex.

  • in Rides & Races
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    He's in today's break. Today could be big!

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    Stage 1 win in tour of the alps!

    At 7 months, that must be one of the longest stages ever. :)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    children's chair looks like a cat that's thinking "hmm, this isn't really level" and for some reason has Tina Kino's way of looking at things

    Fixed again. :)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    One point to make. wrapped up in this whole thread thing that gets to me continually is that neo-liberalism makes individuals feel responsible, e.g the plastics thing, the veganism thing- its part of the the same capitalist system we live in- you are made to feel responsible for everything- but you shouldnt be.
    so from what I can make out ER would agree that its the respectable elected members of society who happily co-exist alongside everyone else who have the decision making power to change what masses do. But theyre not.

    True, one problem is always this mantra of putting the responsibility on everyone when everyone has much less power than some sound legislation would have. Obviously, legislation sometimes misfires, but it's still a better way of changing things than lots of small actions. Needless to say, then the usual buck-passing circularity starts: 'Oh, but it's not the will of the people (yet), so we can't legislate for it', etc.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    First waste should be recycled in The u.k

    At the risk of being boring, in the first instance waste should, of course, be avoided. Reduce, reuse, recycle, with recycle being a distant third (or wherever it occurs in expanded versions of this list, as there are quite a few more 'r's to be added to it in various ways).

    It's really annoying that recycling has become the assumed most important thing to do. I always suspect that must be because the word is more eye-catching and because making things disappear into the great blue recycling yonder seems so much easier than not generating waste in the first place.

    There is obviously a lot of plastic waste in the oceans that dates back decades, but could the attempt to increase recycling rates instead of incinerating waste also be partly responsible for the huge amount of plastic rubbish around? In Germany, this started with the 'yellow sacks' 'recycling' regime introduced in the early 90s, when a much better law that would have reduced waste at source was scuppered. Soon afterwards, 'yellow sacks' were discovered dumped all over Europe and I wouldn't be surprised if much of this stuff also found its way into the sea. It also seems likely that 'recycling' from Britain would have gone the same way.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Brilliant. I don't suppose he's going for the overall with Froome in the race, or is it too early for Froome to be contending?

  • in Photography
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    ^ @cyclotron3k are you not voting?

    That'll be the automatically-generated post, at midnight, when cyclotron3k wasn't around.

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