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Mine's the one with the towel in the pocket.
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Stringing aerials to the washing line post is a bad idea. I found that out years ago... when various trousers and sweaters ended up wrapped round the wire due to strong wind
Beer because I needed one after having to climb the pole and cut down my own aerial to retrieve my clothes
I think the thing with such people as Brian is that their brain is so... relentless.. that it will go into single threaded mode to solve a problem. The thread that says 'that soldering iron is hot' isn't running... or is at least backgrounded.
Witness the (probably apocryphal) story of Newton boiling his watch while holding an egg for 5 minutes. The stereotype of the 'absent minded professor' is there for a reason.
Indeed, many non-chain pubs hereabouts have been doing 'roast dinner', delivered, for a reasonable price (generally the same as pre-covid prices, no extra for delivery). Our 'local' also does the beer thing (but bring your own milk jug for it). They're not I believe allowed to deliver the beer.
I know stateside many local ordinances will prevent that kind of 'dispense into customer's own container' beer thing. But laws can change
Food trucks may be hit, but not as hard as you may think... most of them have a lot of 'can't work from home' type businesses on their routes. Possibly not with the density of office workers however, but large construction sites usually have a couple of vans that serve them. And they could simply tour residential areas instead. Working from home doesn't alleviate the need for 'a quick bite around teabreak time'
I have two of the classless things. one supplier I used to buy electronic components from apparently had a massive surplus of the things and seeing as they were prepackaged and surrounded with bubble wrap he simply dumped the components in them and posted the cup in its box.
I don't feel guilty using them because obviously the presents of the mugs as a surplus represented a loss for the evil company
Frankly I think they should. The number of people at the local pub (yes I know*) claiming it was all bollocks and it's no more serious than a common cold (tell that to the victims) beggars belief. If they closed the pubs these cockwits would realize that something more serious than the common cold was afoot.
*neither myself nor my colleague are showing symptoms and we avoid interaction by choosing an isolated table... talking to others is still possible at distances over 6 feet...
The exception to your correct post is the compulsive tailgater. I WILL slow down (if I can't stop to get the plonker off my arse) to a speed I consider less likely to result in injury to me when the moron inevitably hits me. I can and WILL even pull that to the point of actually stopping.
The above only applies (usually late at night) when one person is behind me only. If there's a queue behind me, then I am likely the problem.
THIS. The biggest hazard on the UK's roads is people who don't use their damn mirrors. I have routinely been stuck behind (almost always old) drivers with their damn door mirrors on their little car folded in. Maybe when they passed their tests mirrors hadn't yet been invented? (usually indicators don't work either).
Causing unnecessary holdups results in unsafe overtaking. It's not JUST the overtaking driver's fault. The idiot pootling along at 25 under the limit is at least 50% responsible for not pulling over.
Very strange, I learned in 2008 (I was 34, but had never NEEDED to drive before, it was for my then other half's motability wagon). I was told to ALWAYS apply the handbrake at traffic lights and select neutral. Otherwise a slip of the foot could result in lurching into oncoming traffic. And I was allowed to use the handbrake on the hill start too! Passed first time, thanks to an accommodating examiner. He KNEW one set of lights in the area was programmed for a ridiculously short amber time, and used them to check my emergency stop!
Ah so you've met WAZE? Took me down a 60mph dirt track filled with muddy potholes and tractors, instead of the 50mph section of road it was avoiding. I gained about 200 new grey hairs on that trip. That's when I started second guessing it. (its prior record of shaving minutes off a journey was quite good)
As a driver of 4 wheeled vehicles only now (used to be a pedal biker before i got fat and old though), i can attest to the veracity of 'don't notice them'. Hence the 'think bike' campaigns.
It's the same effect as that famous experiment where you count the baskets scored by 2 basketball teams, and completely don't notice the gorilla that stops and waves at you. As a car driver, you're mostly going to be looking for cars, 2 headlights etc... I nearly pulled into a biker once, I managed to hit reverse and get back out of the junction before he hit me. Shook both of us up. Since then, I look twice... once automatically, and the second time to actually LOOK. It still surprises me how often there's something there that i didn't see first time.
But internet is NOT UBIQUITOUS, especially on mobile devices, which are the goto even for many professionals when using office type apps. (and now i see why the goto statement was deprecated in BASIC).
It is possible, even in London, to find a coffee shop with no internet access. (the CLOUD wifi crashed and 5G? how about 1G... sorry we stopped that in '97)
But all you wanted to do was look up something you KNOW you have seen on that device before.
The CLOUD (which i still maintain is named because some idiot marketwat misinterpreted those networking diagrams that used a cloud symbol for the Internet) is a BACKUP for your LOCAL STORAGE/APPLICATIONS. geez
"If you have experience with alternative suppliers (of self-assembly stuff), you realise how well they actually do."
1 million times this. The stuff's never pre-broken, the instructions are a doddle, and you can buy Swedish meatballs while there. (not forgetting the jam!)
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