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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby the flying pig » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:49 am

dirty leeds wrote:Eric might want to put this in the Grumpy thread: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47715415


i don't think it's a bad idea at all, & [with my paternalistic hat on] think it'd be a good idea to use this, at such point as it ever became ubiquitous [assuming that human drivers were still the norm] to introduce a more nuanced, intelligent approach to speed management, e.g. just talking about motorways, i'm sure that most would agree that in perfect conditions [e.g. dry, good visibility, a quiet, straight road] a strick limit of 70.00mph is unhelpfully restrictive. it's, equally, very much too high if there's snow on the road and/or terrible visibility.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:25 pm

My natural instinct is to hate it. The car I have now has an option for me to set a speed limit (at a value I see fit), I've only tested it once, the end result was most noticeable in acceleration as it insisted on gently arriving at the set maximum. I don't generally speed but when the conditions allow I do like to get to the speed limit as quickly as possible.

Still, seems it can be temporarily overridden or even turned off so I'm not against it. There are certainly a significant number of idiots on the road.

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Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:50 pm

Needs to be understood in the context of climate change too. If the internal combustion engine hasn't ceased to exist in 10 years we're all dead anyway; limiting speed and acceleration in the meantime, if relatively insignificant, is at least the right approach.

I find the boost gauge quite useful in this respect, lately. I'm training myself to get up to speed with getting the turbo over-excited.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:15 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:If the internal combustion engine hasn't ceased to exist in 10 years we're all dead anyway;

Which negates the safety argument nicely.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby dirty leeds » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:45 am

eric olthwaite wrote:Needs to be understood in the context of climate change too. If the internal combustion engine hasn't ceased to exist in 10 years we're all dead anyway; limiting speed and acceleration in the meantime, if relatively insignificant, is at least the right approach.

I find the boost gauge quite useful in this respect, lately. I'm training myself to get up to speed with getting the turbo over-excited.


It's lunatic eco-warriors like you what gives us Greens a bad name. :mrgreen:

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Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:02 am

:lol:

I fully acknowledge the green schizo petrolhead thing. When I bought my car I was quite conscious about petrol not diesel and checking the EU emissions class would be compatible with ULEZ in London etc. And I do try to drive carefully most of the time.

But then I get the odd day when I’m ‘Fuck it, foot through the floor, AAAAAAAARRRGH’

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Proud to be Leeds » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:19 pm

This map is deliciously geeky:

https://www.submarinecablemap.com/
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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:04 pm

Borderline NSFW. Old also mebbe.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby OWETB » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:08 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Borderline NSFW. Old also mebbe.

Always be nice to your server.


Should be on the food thread imo.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:57 pm

You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Quiffy » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:43 am

kiwi fruit are incredible. i've found some in the back of the fridge that i bought last year and they still taste good.
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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby dirty leeds » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:57 am

Quiffy wrote:kiwi fruit are incredible. i've found some in the back of the fridge that i bought last year and they still taste good.



R.I.P. mate.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Quiffy » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 am

dirty leeds wrote:
Quiffy wrote:kiwi fruit are incredible. i've found some in the back of the fridge that i bought last year and they still taste good.



R.I.P. mate.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Proud to be Leeds » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 am

But do you eat the skin? I'm one of the weirdoes that does...
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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Devi » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:07 am

Google “Florida Man” plus your birthdate (dd mmm) for puerile giggles...

Eg: “Florida Man Who Had Sex with Dolphin Says It Seduced Him”
I like it. What is it?

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby dirty leeds » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:19 am

Devi wrote:Google “Florida Man” plus your birthdate (dd mmm) for puerile giggles...

Eg: “Florida Man Who Had Sex with Dolphin Says It Seduced Him”



I got: 'Florida man tells Devi to some bloody work for a change'.

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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:33 am

That last one doesn't sound like Florida Man to me...
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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Quiffy » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:58 pm

Proud to be Leeds wrote:But do you eat the skin? I'm one of the weirdoes that does...

oh yes. i top and tail them then down the hatch, the skin adds some variety to the texture.

that probably doesn't stop you from a being a weirdo though. :)
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Re: Entirely SFW Random Link Thread

Postby Devi » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:27 pm

dirty leeds wrote:
Devi wrote:Google “Florida Man” plus your birthdate (dd mmm) for puerile giggles...

Eg: “Florida Man Who Had Sex with Dolphin Says It Seduced Him”



I got: 'Florida man tells Devi to some bloody work for a change'.


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