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by angus
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: ROSPA now have a public forum
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: ROSPA now have a public forum

It's more active than their forum, which isn't saying much, but it only seems to be riders actually posting anything
by angus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 241

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

TR4ffic wrote: This obviously wouldn't work for all electric vehicles but could potentially be OK in the medium term.


But electric only vehicles don't pay road tax and nor did most hybrids
by angus
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 241

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

Make sure it's Euro 5 or 6 for emissions (but if it's £30/yr it probably is). As Pontoneer says, if most of your journeys are short don't go for a diesel, but if you intend to keep it for a while, go for it. I don't think there will be significant tax rises on cleaner diesels (at least I hope so), b...
by angus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Survey

As I said, it doesn't claim that Adams actually said it, only that I'd seen it somewhere and it had (incorrently) lodged itself in my memory. Shame tho' as it would've been better than that it was a random number plucked out of the ether
by angus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Survey

I read or heard somewhere that it was something to do with the character for ASCII code 42 - don't think he was enough of a geek for it to have been EBCDIC. The asterisk would make sense as it often stood for "any value" I found the reference I was looking for: https://me.me/i/13-the-true...
by angus
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VW Trailer Assist
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: VW Trailer Assist

That's true. I could get a horse box roughly where I wanted it, but it's far easier to unhitch a 6' * 4' trailer and move it by hand
by angus
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VW Trailer Assist
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: VW Trailer Assist

Of course I had to then go and find out what Trailer Assist actually is. It's a development of park assist. So intended for all those who can't drive with a trailer/caravan. It's not for those who can't drive with a trailer. It's for those who can't reverse with a trailer :oops: ISTR that Range Rov...
by angus
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VW Trailer Assist
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: VW Trailer Assist

I preferred this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQs-oEuDzSw

Truth hurts
by angus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Survey

I read or heard somewhere that it was something to do with the character for ASCII code 42 - don't think he was enough of a geek for it to have been EBCDIC. The asterisk would make sense as it often stood for "any value"
by angus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Survey

I thought the reason Douglas Adams came up with 42 was because it was the ASCII code for a space

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