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Hefty

Member since Dec 2012 • Last active Nov 2017

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  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    If someone you have on ignore starts a new thread can you see the thread?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Councils are not empowered (and don't currently have the expertise) to develop land. Instead, they have to scape some of the profit from private developments in the form of S106, or CIL...

    Councils and other Registered Social Landlords [Housing Associations] can and do develop land for social housing in conjunction with private contractors.

    The problem is that building land is worth too much to private developers so they can rarely make the maths work.

    If local need can be proved, social housing can be built outside normal planning rules, for example on green belt land. This is working OK in certain parts of the countryside, where there is a lot of land which can be worth 10x or 20x more as social housing land than for agriculture, but not in cities and we mainly need houses in cities.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    When I worked at a Skoda main dealer as a yoof there was a firm that had all the cars in the world and dealers could rent them for extended test drives when annoying people like you requested it. That was in 1999, but I’d be surprised if it doesn’t still exist.

    Buggered if I can remember what they were called though. Kettles or Kerridges it something.

    Try ringing a different main dealer, maybe one outside Ldn so they’re a bit nicer, IME some people in London can be cunty.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'd done it with all different coloured felt tips and stuff.

    Pic?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The seller sounds a plank.

  • in General
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    If it was one way people might speed down it, at least the traffic makes it safer. Sort of.

    If it’s a big problem nag your local councillor to get it made to residents’ parking only.

    5 zip cars could be saving 25 people otherwise owning cars and parking them all on your street.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    No, because you’ll soon remove it once you realise it spoils the steering.

    They’re fine / necessary for being a thug round a circuit, but too small to give the nice fingertippy feel that makes Porsches so lovely to steer on the road.

    Every Porsche ever made has the best wheel size straight from the factory. They have never got it wrong.

    I approve of bringing it closer though.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I don’t think it is. As @mcmyk says the Prototipo is quite flat, the Porsche wheel is well dishy.

  • in General
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    Not giving new properties parking demonstrably works in reducing car use.

    The harder you make it to own and park a car the more likely people are to use alternative transport.

    Some will park on neighbouring streets, but this will make it harder for the people living there to have cars so they might decide to use the bus.

    It doesn’t matter how good public transport and cycling / walking infrastructure is, if it’s easy to drive people will drive. Google Stevenage, it has amazing cycling provision that no one uses because the roads are too good.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Fun, yes. Fast, not so much.

    Here’s a man I know going round in a 1965 911:

    https://youtu.be/CvDD8V9Liq8

    Toplols but the Fury would be on the limiter in top a lot.

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