* Posts by RobbieM

8 posts • joined 13 Mar 2020

E-scooter fanboy so hyped for Teesside to host UK's first trial


Horrible Things

I was in Auckland last year where they have the ride and dump version. The streets were littered with abandoned scooters (not supposed to happen with this system) and you had to keep a permanent lookout for the lunatics doing 15 mph on the pavement. Also saw some interesting consequences of large potholes. the phrase 'arse over tit' popped into my head a lot.

Can't see this being a great success but can see a few boxing matches coming about when somebody crashes into the wrong pedestrian especially later inn the evening now that the pubs are back open.

It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?


Re: It doesn't matter..

Not really, as usual, us scots through a spanner in the works, generally we pronounce it like 'gone' but when it comes to the town of Scone, home of Scottish monarchs we pronounce it to rhyme it with 'soon'.

California Attorney General asks judge to force Lyft and Uber to classify drivers as employees – or else


Re: It is apparent....

Is it financially viable to have all the correct insurance etc. in place to do this a couple of times a month or are we all at risk of not being covered in case of an accident? Why are they called ride-sharing when they are obviously just minicabs? Surely ride-sharing is when you and the driver are going to the same destination not when you call/use an app to order a car to pick you up.

Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make 'the world a tiny bit more welcoming'


Re: Shut it

I just typed a long explanation and then realised it wasnt worth it. so dont worry about it if you dont get it.


Re: Shut it

I was in Italy a few years ago and noticed that one of the mobile companies was Telephonica Italia Mobilia, pardon the cod italian. or TIM and its company colours were red white and blue. for someone who grew up in the west of Scotland this was hilarious, for anybody else, other than the Irish, probably went straight over their head.

If Daddy doesn't want me to touch the buttons, why did they make them so colourful?


Re: I'll just leave this here.

Interestingly Bull Guard blocked the page for being a bit dodgy.

Mirror mirror on the wall, why will my mouse not work at all?


Problem Exist Between Keyboard And Chair

PEBKAC isuues were common. as were 1D10T ones.

European electric vehicle sales surged in Q4 2019 but only accounted for wafer-thin slice of total car purchases


Re: Range & Time for a FULL charge

This excuse gets trotted out on a regular basis. The vast majority of motorist travel small distances and stop for a fair amount of time inbetween so range isnt that inportant. availability of charging points however is a more relevant issue.


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