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by Jonquirk
Mon May 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look what I had to play with.
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Look what I had to play with.

I think the bloke that designed them and gave them his name just died in prison after a civil service career ended badly.
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Headlights too bright
Replies: 20
Views: 695

Re: Headlights too bright

Does anyone remember the Citroen DS with its steerable main beams? IIRC the left hand lamp swung to the same angle as the right wheel and vice versa which made them look a bit odd if parked with the front wheels turned away from the straight ahead.
by Jonquirk
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Satnav and driving test
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Satnav and driving test

There’s nothing wrong with my hearing but I never use the voice prompts on my satnav. I have other things I would rather listen to and I found the constant interruptions irritating. I just glance at it whenever I want an update on where the next turn is.
by Jonquirk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I-Pace
Replies: 21
Views: 1137

Re: I-Pace

Presumably heat produced by the machine is being ducted away. Maybe the car could use a winter setting that routes it via the cabin.
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pavement parking?
Replies: 25
Views: 808

Re: Pavement parking?

Waldegrave Road in Twickenham has parking spaces marked partially on the road and partially on the pavement, presumably in an attempt to allow parking while leaving enough room for today’s ever wider vehicles to flow freely. One could argue that the pavements could be made narrower but paint is chea...
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pavement parking?
Replies: 25
Views: 808

Re: Pavement parking?

Will they immobilise a car with run flat tyres?
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 2179

Re: Learners on motorways

The original link shows the plane if you zoom out a bit: it appears in the upper right side of the view.
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 2179

Re: Learners on motorways

There used to be multiple images of a plane taking off from Heathrow showing the way the image we see is made up of images tiled together. The plane could be seen leaving the runway, heading west, then turning south.
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 2179

Re: Learners on motorways

Not the first time they have shown up on the satellite view. It used to be possible to spot the Battle of Britain Lancaster near Grantham before the images were updated.
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 2179

Re: Learners on motorways

All these short slip roads and traffic lights on 70mph roads indicate that drivers need to be prepared to brake quite firmly in order to reduce speed more rapidly than you would normally prefer to do. Three stage braking is still the order of the day but stage 2 is going to require close to maximum ...

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