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Member since Dec 2013 • Last active Jul 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, this is the tricky bit - but they have sooooo much data you'd hope those in the know would be able to set a threshold for something like this. Perhaps any impact higher than say 20g is needed before you even start to argue your case. F1 loves precise and random rules so doubt this is beyond them. Hard to game it too much that way - we've seen what happens when you crash on purpose.

  • in COVID-19
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    At some point, infection of the refuseniks will result in similar levels of immunity. One of the 'advantages' of high rates now is that this bunch are more likely to infected before winter.

    The government policy seems to be vaccinate as many as possible + infect as many as possible while trying to surf the wave of NHS collapse and hope we can turn this round through heard immunity before it gets cold and rainy.

    This policy is about "getting back to normal" as soon as possible and has no regard for mitigating overall deaths, the risks of long covid and the risks of new and worse variants. Isn't it exciting !

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah - understand it's all triggered by the budget cap. But at the same time, this was 100% guaranteed to happen. Chassis ending crashes happen, and they may not be your fault. Seems odd that nothing built into the budget cap to account for this?

    Moaning about it now makes for a rubbish spectacle. While I agree with the budget cap in principle - it does seem odd that there are not some allowances for either the cost of rebuilding a knackered car or a relaxation of the engine rule where it's clearly been borked by a crash, rather than general reliability.

    I'd suggest some sort of ring fenced budget that can only be released on application based on this type of issue. Budget cap = good - but moaning about it in public does nothing for the sport.

  • in General
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    Ooofff

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    Mega ride from Windmills

  • in COVID-19
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    I suppose it's because it's not clear to me how herd immunity will present itself in terms of testing data.

    I'm expecting to test positive for some time having had covid a few weeks back. As you say, plenty of asymptomatic folk may also test positive but have some immunity to serious illness due to previous infection / vaccine. Perhaps these people are also less infectious, preventing the onward transmission?

    I dunno. All I do know is that if hospitalisations fall during a period with no restrictions in place, something pretty seismic has changed. This has not happened before. All the other data might help understanding of how this could happen, but hospitalisation remains the key metric in my view.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    All the moaning about the cost and their budget is doing my nut. If you've budgeted such that your boy can't afford to crash you're doing it wrong!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    You're near Cheltenham aren't you? There is an average one here:

    https://goo.gl/maps/VnFGvR6dqxDxJ3Va8

    Go during term time if you can to avoid it being full of kids.

    There are some fairly gnarly trails on Leckhampton Hill if you want to make an afternoon of it. Daisy Bank car park is by the "bomb holes". Trailforks is your friend for finding anything else. I've not been in years though so no idea what its like at the moment.

  • in COVID-19
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    Ah, I meant "the big question is does the fall in positive tests reflect a broader reduction in real world infections".

    The ONS study may help with this, but hospital admissions are the only thing that can really provide that idea of its prevalence in the population (with a two week lag).

    Next ONS release is this Friday for weekending the 24th. Will be interesting to see how it tallies with the daily testing figures.

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