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christianSpaceman

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Oct 2020

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    Nice :) I'd prefer that over an oldie tbh.

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    But what if I bet £1000 on Trump at 4/1 (and no bet the other way) and it came down to the wire - who would I want to win at that point

    Yes, I think you're right here that that amount would be problematic. But I think we'd probably be discussing symptoms of a gambling problem at that point rather than conflicts of interets (which I don't think this is) - i.e. that you'd bet an amount where the outcome mattered sufficient to flex your beliefs.

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    Maybe, I can see that backing him might be stretching one's principles.

    In my case, I'm pretty comfortable with the fact that I don't support him at all. I can't see a way that doing so would influence the outcome either, so I'm ok with it.

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    Same, similar odds also. I got him last time a couple of days before the FBI announced they'd investigate Clinton at decent odds (like 11, or something crazy from memory) .

    There'll be something similar this time maybe, and I think that people are over estimating how important all this focus on his competance is going to be; he's known to be totally incompetent and wildly unfit, but is still in the race, so that hasn't worked properly.

    Haven't they (GOP) been preparing the actual infrastructure around voting and around calling close deicisions for some time? I think that might be important.

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    Nice - thanks very much!

    Edit: that's crazy, they replied within about five minutes...

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    The issue was that the Euro4 test didn't exist when the cars were in production

    Yeah, it's happily Euro 3 apparently, but the bigger engined versions later on did conform ok so I was hoping this would too.

    Ok - that's cool, thanks very much. Are you using the same certificate in the link above? TFL say to contact the 'Porsche Homologation Department', which is a bit of a reach to get to.

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    V5C would give it too I think... emissions for the engine size

    Ah - good call. See how that is before following up with the real certificate.

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    I've been speaking a bit to @Dammit about this, but thought I'd open it up... I've been offered a '99 996 - one of the early ones with the 3.4l engine (manual, coupe, carrera). I'd like to take up the offer, but the car is currently listed as failing the ULEZ, which I wouldn't care about were it not for the fact that I live half a mile inside the expansion zone coming next October...

    TFL say it needs a Certificate of Conformity from Porsche to be considered an exception. I can get that here:

    http://files3.porsche.com/filestore.aspx­/Certificate-of-Conformity-request-form.­pdf?pool=uk&type=download&id=conformity-­order-pdf&lang=none&filetype=default&ver­sion=d1550e9f-8431-4488-9355-8c3e5689e57­e

    However, it's £106 for the certificate. I don't mind paying that if I need it, but I'd rather not as a fishing expedition if I can find out what the answer would be in advance. Whilst I suspect that the car would pass, I don't know for sure.

    Does anyone have an idea what that certificate might say with regards the ULEZ thresholds?

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    Yeah - I had about ten bricks I dug out of my garden and wanted to get rid of in Ealing. I stuck them in the boot of the car and drove to the local recycling centre to be told that it's commercial waste and I couldn't leave it there.

    There's a bigger borough centre I was sent to, which took 40 minutes in traffic. Got there, tried to empty them and was told I had to weigh my car before / after because I'd be charged. I did that, and upon weighing was told I needed three (!) forms of ID, one with a photo and one had to be my council tax bill. To leave ten bricks.

    So then I turned around and drove the 40 minutes home and gave up on it. They've been sat in the corner of my garden since.

    Thanks for making it so easy to dispose of this stuff responsibly Ealing...

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    Is there enough storage? I'd be tempted to maybe think about overheads if you can - we've got something vaguely similar with the bifold and an island - and losing a whole wall to the door does cut down on how much stuff you can squirrel away.

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