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by jont-
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Leaving your car in gear when parked
Replies: 41
Views: 8790

Re: Leaving your car in gear when parked

No, just drums in this case. Bloody good drums they were too. Not unusual to lock the rear wheels with them. Crappy old tyres, of course :( Interesting fact that for a given size drum brakes are actually more powerful than discs, especially with leading shoes. However discs have better modulation, ...
by jont-
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel now bad?
Replies: 29
Views: 3982

Re: Diesel now bad?

What I find interesting is that, despite the health concerns, we're told that folks are living longer than ever. Some caveats there, of course but the general trend would appear to be so, with many ramifications for the costs of this. Suspect that may change again in the future as people are "...
by jont-
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Leaving your car in gear when parked
Replies: 41
Views: 8790

Re: Leaving your car in gear when parked

Currently finding 4 axle stands with the wheels off and piled in the corner of the garage is a very effective way to stop the caterham moving :cry:
by jont-
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel now bad?
Replies: 29
Views: 3982

Re: Diesel now bad?

onlinegenie wrote:Red wine is said by some experts to be good for heart health. Others deny this. I keep on with the red wine. If it's good for you, I live longer. If it's bad, I die with a smile on my face. Either way, I win!

http://kill-or-cure.herokuapp.com/a-z/w#term234 :lol:
by jont-
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Leaving your car in gear when parked
Replies: 41
Views: 8790

Re: Leaving your car in gear when parked

‘On an uphill incline turn the wheels away from the kerb and leave the vehicle in first gear . Similarly when facing downhill, the vehicle may be left in reverse and the wheels turned towards the kerb.’ If you fail to do this in San Francisco, you get a ticket. Of course, they have some fearsome hi...
by jont-
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel now bad?
Replies: 29
Views: 3982

Re: Diesel now bad?

If they're worried about cities, I'd start with all the commercial vehicles (busses in particular) chucking out visible soot, and legislate the old ones off the roads too.
by jont-
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill
Replies: 37
Views: 8869

Re: Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill

I'm still more interested in why we aren't automating railways/tube etc. Unions. Well quite. But the tories have been in power long enough now - I'm amazed Boris hasn't done this for the tube. Night running would have been a perfect way to do it (no problem if you don't want to work, we'll get the ...
by jont-
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill
Replies: 37
Views: 8869

Re: Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill

What about the autonomous self driving lorries to be tested here in the UK? Is the aim of those driving modern digital technology to render the majority of the population jobless? Or create new jobs. How many of todays jobs would you have imagined 30 years ago? I'm still more interested in why we a...
by jont-
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Not "far below the acceptable standard"
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: Not "far below the acceptable standard"

There's not enough info on that story to know if it's the same, but wasn't there a chap recently who just happened to own a dash-cam company who posted up after experiencing similar (possibly after driving in an unreasonable manner in the hope of "provoking a reaction"? While it's not excu...
by jont-
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roads
Replies: 108
Views: 11645

Re: RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roads

Excellent point. Many people confuse 'good' and 'safe'. Someone can be totally rubbish technique-wise, but as long as they keep within their limits they may be fine. They may leave (or lead) a trail of exasperated and frustrated drivers, but they need to deal with that themselves. I'm less sure abo...

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