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3130 posts • joined 24 Sep 2014

Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Re: Speaking of recipes...

"There are thousands of varieties available, specifying the exact varietal is kinda important."
According to Craig Dremann (Redwood City Seeds) who supplied me with a variety of pepper seeds many long years ago:

"There's probably 50,000-60,000 different pepper varieties world-wide, and if you include variations in the different heat levels of individual varieties (like all of the different strains of Jalapeños for example), perhaps as many as 100,000. Only a few thousand of the peppers of the world have been described, and nobody has accurately tested any significant numbers of all those hundred-thousand peppers, for their heat levels."

I suspect that most Brits would be nonplussed by your Q. The Tabasco bottle only lists vinegar, red pepper and salt. It's not as hot as the homemade chilli sauce my Slovakian neighbour gave me for my birthday and that's yellow. Pepper variety "family heirloom". The dozen spatchcocked quail I received from another neighbour were seasoned with lemon juice, salt, pepper and a little truffle oil when I cooked them.

I take it your jerk recipe uses Trinidad Moruga Brown or similar. I've never been game to try, but I have friends who love 'em.

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Re: We are in IT

"Well that answers that. Cheers."
You're welcome. I prefer cooking dishes where the tolerances aren't quite so tight and stand in awe of master bakers.

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Re: "you get what you pay for"

"And, in America, if you can't afford to pay, you die."
A bit of a myth I'm told. There are charity hospitals in the USA that treat those unable to pay for free. Most, but not all, are financed by the Roman Catholic Church. The Economist estimated in 2010 that the Church spends about $US171,600,000,000 a year and that 57% of this goes on health-care networks. That makes the Church the largest health-care provider in the world. In 2015 The Atlantic claimed $US57 billion annually in uncompensated health care in the USA.

When I commented here a few weeks ago on the amount of money the Church spends on health care, one commentard said he thought the Church should be prevented from being involved in health care. Go figure...

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"thanks for the hairy bikers recipie...am making one now!"
Let us know what you think of the dish. A German friend of mine says his parents quite liked the taste of human flesh. During WWII their butcher was discovered to be selling human flesh as pork.

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"also making a delicious casserole from ox tail and shin"
Bugger! You're making my mouth water. For years Tasmanian butchers used to virtually give ox tails away. Now they're trendy, expensive and hard to obtain.

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Re: but does it taste any good

"people eat raw pork all the time on the continent"
Indeed, but I'm willing to bet the crackling on raw roast pork is a bit chewy ;-)

I too eat "raw" pork: prosciutto crudo in Italian. It's why I went to the trouble of purchasing a ham knife. I'm told that the Spanish version made with wild boar is even nicer than Parma crudo, but I have yet to come across any.

One of my favourite recipes is saltimbocca (leap in the mouth). A cutlet of veal folded to enclose a slice of crudo and a sage leaf fried in butter.

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Re: We are in IT

"In fact, in baking is volume or weight more important? I'd imagine in baking you're using weight as a proxy for volume anyway."
Well you imagine wrong. Professionals never measure by volume. Incorrect measurement is one of the main reasons for home baking failure. Too much flour leads to rock-hard cookies, tough bread, and less-than fluffy cakes. Too much sugar and your cookies will be crispy when you wanted them soft and chewy.

America's Test Kitchen reported a 13 % variation in flour weight with 18 cooks all using the same dip and sweep technique. Spooning flour into the measure, the difference between min and max was 25%.

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Re: but does it taste any good

@ jake

I'll take your word for it, but I'll continue cooking my pork to 63C. Maybe a hint of pink after 10 minutes' rest. It's plenty juicy at that temperature. Beef I cook to 55C.

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Re: Why mm?

"But if you're measuring something like kitchen appliances - 600mm deep, why? It's not 612.46mm - it's 60cm."
Obviously you've never had to fit one then. I'm just looking to purchase an induction cooktop. They come in 8 differing sizes from the supplier I'm looking at. Likely we'll go with the "60 cm" size. Here's the width of the first six I looked at in ascending order of size:

565 mm

580 mm

585 mm

590 mm

592 mm

Depths are all different again and none of them are square. Whatever you do, don't attempt to do any kitchen joinery. You're going to ruin a lot of materials and some of it's very expensive. You can make a small hole biggerer, but shrinking a hole is a whole different ball game.

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Re: We are in IT

"What's worse is the yanks can't measure a proper pint."
It's fun watching them drink a proper pint though. They tend to get pissed pretty quick drinking real beer instead of cats' piss :-)

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Re: but does it taste any good

"Meat is made to stay pink instead of going grey by cooking it properly."
That's for the tender cuts of beef and lamb. Not a very good idea to eat rare pork.

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Re: We are in IT

" Although they went a bit weird when measuring baking ingredients in "cups"."
Not all Merkins are that stupid. Best cookery book I own:

The Science of Good CookingIf my home caught fire, this book would be the one I would want to save even though it's easier to replace than my collection of Elizabeth David classics.

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Re: "less appetising parts"

"For the rest of us who know better, that means the better meat with some fat still on it is cheaper."
And the cognoscenti also know that only a little over half of that fat is saturated. Nearly half is unsaturated. I'd rather get my unsaturated fat from meat than safflower oil thankyou very much.

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Re: Why mm?

"Because when building something, if your tolerances are a millimetre or so out, you can usually fill the gap adequately with some sort of filler, "
Not really. We went through this 50 years ago in Australia.

◊ You don't need any fractions – no vulgar fractions and no decimal fractions.

◊ You don't need decimal points.

◊ You can easily develop a mindset for assessing distances and lengths using millimetres; it quickly becomes second nature, and big numbers have never been a problem.

◊ You can be as accurate and precise as necessary for the job you are doing. For example in the building trade you rarely require accuracy greater than 'to the nearest millimetre'.

◊ Aiming at 'millimetre accuracy' automatically produces a better job than aiming at 'centimetre accuracy'.

◊ If you use milli as the preferred prefix, there are a smaller number of prefixes.

◊ The whole idea of avoiding the centimetre, decimetre, decametre, and hectometre in favour of the millimetre is to eliminate clutter and achieve simplicity.

◊ By preferring the millimetre, people have to work with only three length units: millimetres, metres, and kilometres and anyone who uses those three length units simply doesn't bother with any of the others. This matches our already established practices of having only three units for mass: grams, kilograms, and tonnes; and only three units for capacity: millilitres, litres, and cubic metres.

◊ Look at the way people so readily adopted the use of grams and millilitres without the need for centigrams and centilitres.

◊ It takes a lot less time to train people to use SI using millimetres so people learn it more thoroughly.

◊ For most people there will only be one 'conversion factor' – 1000 – in the whole system if they choose millimetres instead of centimetres.

The building industry changed from imperial to metric in two years or less. The textile industry chose to use centimetres and still haven't completed the changeover. Today there are nearly a hundred occupations using millimetres and 12 using centimetres.

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Re: "less appetising parts"

""stop getting older."

Unfortunately, I can only think of one way of doing that. I'll stick to the alternative and just slowly get older disgracefully, one day at a time."

There is an alternative way:

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

But that's pretty gruesome, too.

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Re: but does it taste any good

"Our local butcher does cheapish sausage rolls that are suspiciously pink inside."
Meat is made to stay pink instead of going greyby either sodium or potassium nitrate (cheap) or potassium sorbate (vitamin C). If it's sold as free of nitrosamines, then it's the latter. Think ham, bacon, corned beef...

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"I've come to the conclusion that vegans really don't like animals."
It could be worse. Imagine being a vegan and hating the taste of vegetables...

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Re: I've got 12 inches

Or as the King said of his newborn son: "To think that this child only twelve inches long will one day become a ruler".

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Re: but does it taste any good

"It's usually the grease in cheap sausage rolls that ruins it for me"
So make your own. Once you've found the recipe that suits you, you're home and hosed.

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"You can't beat a bit of meat inside ya."
Said the actress to the bishop.

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Lauri Love and Gary McKinnon's lawyer, UK supporters rally around Marcus Hutchins

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Re: America (today)

"Has become the kind of place your mother warned you about travelling to..."
Sort of like the House of the Rising Sun, only a bit bigger.

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Re: The US had some fucked up drug laws up until the 90's

"In Virginia it is one year in prison for a single marijuana seed. It used to be 20 years."

Loudon Wainwright III - Samson and the Warden Back in the 70s I broke the law by importing the album this song is on and the previous album from the US. Saw him live at a Hobart (Tasmania) pub in the late 80s, or early 90s. Awesome!

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Tech giants warp eco standards to greenwash electronics, rake in cash

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"Oh, sorry, was the subject of electronic part swapping off topic to your rant? Just like your bicycle rant was off topic to the original article, which dealt with electronic repairs and had nothing whatsoever to do with bicycles?"
The headline of the OP contains the word "greenwash" as I commented earlier. This is El Reg and despite ever so many commentards like yourself appointing themselves as comment police, it remains what it is. FWIW, my comments in this thread garnered 50 upvotes and 42 downvotes and I'm more than happy to concur with the majority.

"I assumed you didn't mind if your parts are glued and non-serviceable. That's where "that came from". My bad. Btw, to me, external drives are not necessarily the greatest solution for laptops."

You can assume anything you want to, but that won't make it so. And I never said that external drives were a great solution for laptops. I merely pointed out that my possessing an external drive that contains a backup of all my data and all my software works for me. The Gitling's work machine has an SSD and an HDD and I believe both are replaceable, so such machines must still be available for them that needs 'em.

"I suggest, since you seem to think of yourself as a clever chap, that you investigate the distinction between anecdotes and statistically sound data. I have no doubt there are tons of stupid cyclists doing stupid things. With you so far. However, you decided to jump feet first onto a gross generalization from that point on."
AFAICT the traffic simulations that show when the average speed for a car normally travelling at 60 km/h drops below 40 km/h, fuel consumption increases significantly, as do emissions of NOx, CO, and HC are statistically sound. Logically, you wouldn't optimise the vehicle's IC motor for very low speeds, but the speeds the vehicle would usually be travelling at, presumably 80–100 km/h.

From there I infer that bicycle riders who hold up traffic such that motor vehicle speed drops significantly are therefore adding the extra NOx, CO, and HC. This is not statistical, it's logical inference. There are cyclists who do this, but I did not address the issue statistically. Frankly I have no idea of the number or percentage of cyclists who set about deliberately angrifying car drivers, nor do I understand regular cycle riders who condone this behaviour.

A Monash U researcher discovered that 63% of cyclists in Victoria happily obey the rules of the road. The remaining 37% regularly disobey the road rules, mainly in regard to traffic lights. The majority of the rule-breakers claim it's safer to run a red light rather than wait for the green light. This rather obviously puts pedestrians crossing the road at some increased risk, and has led to several fatalities here in the Land called Under, mostly elderly though that may be mere coincidence. I suspect however that it has much to do with our reduced physical abilities. Further, a Melbourne U researcher monitored students leaving the uni car park and discovered that 25% had no lights.

So I concur that the majority of cyclists obey the rules, but I wouldn't be too complacent about the minority. It's a big enough minority to have all cyclists perceived to be evil since them who aren't are less noticeable.

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Another thing that angrifies drivers is that they have to pay motor vehicle registration. This is used to fund road maintenance and to pay compensation to motor accident victims' medical expenses. Cyclists pay no registration so those who are the victims of cyclists' bad behaviour are paid no compensation.

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"It's a fineable ofence to park in the cycle lane?"

"Drivers are not permitted to drive in the bicycle lane except for up to 50 metres if about to park (provided parking is permitted adjacent to the bike lane) or if driving a bus, taxi or the like and setting down or picking up passengers (rule 153; 10 penalty points)." IOW you have already committed an offence before you parked and being parked is prima facie evidence that the offence was committed. That's a maximum fine of $AU1,570, enough to purchase the latest ASUS Core i7 Zenbook.

"I'd resorted to reporting the car lot to the council for selling their cars in the cycle lane further up a big hill and putting their advertising signs in the lane too. No idea if anything will come of it."
Our local council was sacked and the councillors barred from standing for election for several years. The state appointed manager is doing a much better job, but the salaried staff still have problems knowing whether it's raining or Tuesday. Good luck!

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"Lovely wide cycling lane where I live, but unusable since there's up to 50 cars parked in it usually, forcing me to cycle nearly a metre out and block the road for everyone else unfortunately."
Wouldn't work here. Not just a fine for the miscreants, but penalty points as well. It's very easy to lose your licence and the courts very rarely allow a hardship licence.

The last pedestrian to be killed by a cyclist here was 85 years old and using a pedestrian crossing. The cyclist was found not to be running a red light and therefore got off Scot-free.

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"besides being a pretty stupid rant, 60 km/h average speed is a pipe dream for cars in city cores. Where a lot of heavy bicycle commuting takes place. Not only that, but even 60k peaks are above speed limits in many cases."
Nowhere did I state that the cyclists holding up traffic were in the city. This is occurring out of the city limits where the speed limit is 100 km/h.

"bicycles take up less space so will congest less than the equivalent amount of km/person carried out by cars."
Quite a lot of road space in Hobart has been allocated for cyclists' use only. This has led to greater congestion of vehicular traffic there being less space for vehicles to travel on. I have seen only one cyclist using the dedicated cycling space. Maybe they do when I'm not in the city, but taxi drivers I talk to say that cyclists prefer to travel in the same space allocated for vehicular traffic. Go figure...

The cyclists I'm most concerned about are those that struck me while walking along city footpaths. I'm old (66), I walk slowly, I don't have eyes in the back of my head. If that makes me stupid, benighted and 'tarded, so be it. The cyclists concerned were breaking the law, but for whatever reason the police ignore them. They don't have registration plates and so remain unreportable.

We have had pedestrians die here in Australia after being struck by cyclists. Invariably old people like me. I'm hoping I'm not one of them. Perhaps I need to start taking taxis instead of walking. That will cut down pollution I'm sure.

"But, hey, no problemo if you like buying a whole new laptop 'cuz you ran out of disk space on your otherwise still-good machine. Me, I'll chalk it up to another case of regulatory capture"
Where the fuck did that come from? My ASUS Zenbook has nearly 100 GB free same as last year, same as every year since I purchased it. Perhaps you've not heard of external hard drives. I have a 1 TB pocket drive that goes with me everywhere. And why would I purchase another laptop anyway? The Gitling just gave us a Le Novo X1 Carbon. I'm sure that Mrs Git's files will fit nicely on the 128 GB SSD given that she's currently only using a little over half of the 64 GB on her current machine.

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Overtaking cyclists

"Two abreast cyclists can easily fit within a fraction of a car footprint, so are much easier to _safely_ overtake."
Friend came by yesterday to help me as I recover from being struck by a cyclist. He told me that the other week there was the usual dozen cyclists on the Cygnet road, two abreast and the pairs spaced to ensure they couldn't be safely overtaken. They had managed to build a very long tail of motorists when a hairy biker on a Harley overtook them all. When he drew level with the lead cyclists he smacked the nearest on the ear and told him to get the fuck on the shoulder or he'd give him and his mates a good kicking. Gave me a laugh, especially as I know the guy who got slapped; he's a complete and utter cunt! :-)

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Re: Repair != Green

"The choice is not binary, you just have to look harder. You CAN buy good quality third-party batteries for most products, but you have to hunt them down.

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Moral of the story: don't buy cheap no-name Chinese batteries."

I didn't say they were no-name. They are branded Insten and Made in China. The original Nikon batteries were also Made in China. When I first needed to replace my batteries there were no alternatives. Not in Australia according to the several battery suppliers I approached. Many suppliers overseas will not ship to Australia. The "cheap no-name" batteries on fleabay were twice the price of Insten, or more.

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Re: shaking my head...

"We use lead-free solder on *everything* because we can't get leaded parts anymore."
Try here:

Resin Core 60% Tin / 40% Lead

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Re: Repair != Green

"Interestingly, Heneiken in the 1930s experimented with square bottles for export to developing countries, bottles which could be used as building bricks."
I have several books of interesting houses built out of recycled re-purposed materials. One has a description and pictures of a house built entirely out of empty embalming fluid bottles built by an undertaker. It was a very large house so it would appear that undertaking can be quite lucrative.

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Re: Repair != Green

"No. It isn't. It's re-using.

You only need to recycle when you can no longer re-use."

Oh dear... So whenever I've referred to composting as recycling in ever so many magazine articles and my books, I was completely wrong! I should have written "re-using". How can I live with myself? Decades of my life wasted promoting a sham!

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Re: So what's stopping them using the road?

"The most common thing is self entitled sociopaths seeing how close they can get while passing at 50 MPH."
I used to walk at almost exactly 4 MPH, often for many hours. These days it's more like 1 MPH and that not for very long, but much longer than before my heart implant. Yet bike riders still seem unable to avoid very near misses and the occasional collision.

It's worth noting that the street signage says no bikes on the footpath between 8 am and 6 pm. First collision was ~ 10 am and the second ~2 pm. I'd say it's the bike riders that appear self-entitled.

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Re: Repair != Green

"$10 camera batteries are cheap, nasty and dangerous.

The $140 Nikon-branded ones will last far longer, and won't damage your equipment. Or catch fire."

Actually $US10 for two, post-paid. It's true that they don't last as long. The Nikon-branded batteries that I purchased at the same time as the camera lasted twice as long. I'm now into a second pair of $US10 for two.

Only one of the six batteries has overheated on the charger and it was one of the Nikons, not one of the "cheap, nasty, dangerous" ones.

The choice here is binary. Purchase the Nikons or cheap and nasty through fleabay or at least it was when the originals died. There was no middle way. The cheap and nasty ones are also 1100 mAh, rather than 800 mAh so don't need recharging as often.

It's worth noting that for the cost two Nikon batteries I can purchase a replacement Nikon camera that is far better specced. The idea of chucking a camera that cost me ~$AU2,400 onto the tip when it still works fine is anathema to me.

When I purchased a second, similar camera because I'd foolishly left the Nikon at home, it was a Kodak that takes standard AA batteries, rather than proprietary batteries. The lens is inferior and it doesn't do macro...

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Re: Repair != Green

"There is a distance over which returning beer bottles to the brewery becomes uneconomic"
The brewery is less than 20 metres from where the beer is consumed in wintertime and less than 30 metres from where it's consumed in the summertime. If anybody is stupid enough to spit chewing gum into one of my beer bottles they won't be drinking any of my beer or wine again!

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"Bicycle riders are just as entitled to use the road because they also pay taxes for the roads via general taxation, so STFU with the girly bitching..."
So what's stopping them using the road? Why the fuck do they prefer the footpath where they are a danger to themselves and pedestrians. Hobart City Council has spent huge amounts of ratepayers' money providing bike riders with bike tracks that motor vehicles aren't allowed to use, yet bikers don't seem to want to. They prefer holding up traffic flow for some godforsaken reason. And no, bike riders in Australia do not pay for roads; bikes attract no registration fee unlike motor vehicles.

"Two abreast cyclists can easily fit within a fraction of a car footprint, so are much easier to _safely_ overtake."
That's complete and utter bullshit! The law requires the driver of the motor vehicle to approach a bike no closer than 1.5 metres. Two abreast with 1.5 metres between and 1.5 metres to the left of the leftmost rider means the left hand side of the motor vehicle has to be at least 4.5 metres from the left hand edge of the road while overtaking. That is, the vehicle needs to enter the oncoming traffic lane and there are several roads around Hobart where that is insanely dangerous. Taroona Highway for example.

I thought the topic was greenwashing BTW.

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Re: Repair != Green

"There's a common, but simplistic idea that recycling is always the right answer"
I've been told I don't understand recycling. I'm still using beer and cider bottles acquired in the early 1980s. But that's not recycling apparently. One takes them to the tip, smashes them into smithereens in a big steel barrel so they can be sent to Indonesia, get melted down and made into arguably inferior new bottles.

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Re: Repair != Green

"Maybe the only reason people are buying replacements from Dodgy Dave is because there are no official replacements available."
Not forgetting price. My Nikon camera batteries are $AU140 each in Australia, plus an unspecified stocking fee when I got a quote. I purchased two for $10US post-paid from the US.

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"So if they were riding on the footpath, how are they causing the pollution of a 100 cars backed up behind them?"
Different locations; different times.

"And how the fuck do you ride at 60km/h in a city?"
No need, just ride in the fucking bike lanes provided for the exclusive use of fucking bike riders you fuckwit! I have seen exactly one bike rider doing so. They much prefer to hold up traffic by riding in the lanes that motor vehicle drivers are required to use.

"And yes I get pissed off at cyclists who think laws don't apply to them, the same way I do with car drivers."
Not half as pissed off as I'm getting being knocked about. I'm taking X7's advice and will be carrying a walking cane to stick through the spokes of the next fuckwit who comes near enough. Might even save a toddler's arm. It probably hasn't occurred to you that they have a right to use the footpath in safety, not just OAPs.

I note also that I have never seen a single motor vehicle driver attempting to drive along a crowded footpath. Ever.

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Riding a bike is a sustainable, green, eco-friendly transport option, right? The maximum sustainable speed of a bike rider who "goes real fast" is about 30 km/h. Traffic simulations show that when the average speed for a car normally travelling at 60 km/h drops below 40 km/h, fuel consumption increases significantly, as do emissions of NOx, CO, and HC. Riding really slowly in peak hour traffic gets a nice long queue of traffic backing up behind. All those deluded fools who believe bike riders are saving the planet will pump out more greenhouse gases than you ever could by just driving a car yourself. Just two bike riders riding abreast can be responsible for 50% of 50–100 cars' emissions. Brilliant, isn’t it?

Yeah, yeah... I'm a bit dyspeptic. Struck by another lycra-clad lout riding on a crowded footpath a couple of weeks ago and just recovering from steroids and oxycodone.

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Brits look at Google and Facebook every 210 seconds, says survey

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FAIL

"Only way not to be tracked by face book is to log out."
Nonsense! Since I never log in, I can never log out. So how can Farcebook trace me?

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You had ONE job: Italian firefighters suspected of starting blazes for cash

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Re: Nothing new for Sicily...

"potholes were always 'appearing' and each pothole would need to be repaired 'several times'."
Sounds a bit like the roads in the Huon Valley south of Hobart. One of my neighbours got into strife with the Council. He had some concrete left over so he filled the pot holes in the road outside his house.

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London Mayor slams YouTube over failure to remove 'shocking' violent gang vids

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@ anonymous boring coward

From the OED: "This is a silent music, a matter of tensions and resolutions, of movements (but again not rhythmical movements) sustained or broken, of ease or effort, rapidity or languor. What we mean, in fact, is empathy." Dunno what if anything that has to do with moral and ethical issues... Supposedly makes sense to NTs...

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Re: All they have to do...

"if someones marching in the carpark crying "Sieg Heil"

It doesnt mean "all hail our glorious leader" or whatever the literal translation is , it means "We are right wing xenophobic thugs with chips on our shoulders who blame everyone else for our failures in life and hate everyone not like us and are prepared to express that in violence ""

Really? My friend Julian and I do that. Both of us are of German and Jewish parentage. We think it means we are both John Cleese fans and that we like giving the politically correct the shits. Instead "we are right wing xenophobic thugs with chips on our shoulders who blame everyone else for our failures in life and

hate everyone not like us and are prepared to express that in violence". Whoda thunkt?

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"Perhaps if it was a relative of yours being almost killed and shown on YouTube you would be able to conjure up the empathy needed to understand this?"
I'm told that as an Aspie, I don't do "real" empathy and truth be told, I don't even know what real empathy is. That said, I had the shit seriously kicked out of me back in the mid-70s. Local pub I ate at almost every day kicked me out when I walked in seeking assistance. Doctor's surgery around the corner: ditto; I didn't have an appointment. Staggered past a building site and the builders' labourers rendered me first aid commie bastards* that they were. I couldn't have given a flying fuck about these events appearing on film. I just wanted the pain and the bleeding to stop.

You can stick your "real" empathy where the sun don't shine.

* At the time the Builder Labourer's Federation were constantly in the news as the bad guys of Australian industry.

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"The video is almost certainly illegal all by itself: there's a whole load of laws about public order, incitement, standards of decency in media, etc."
As others have already noted, if the law has been broken, then the miscreants should be prosecuted. Thus far nobody linked to any of these videos, so I went looking. Found the following on the first page:

Muslim Gang Attacks With Hammer After Prayers in Bradford UK

I note the absence of masks/hoods that some commentards claim prevents plod IDing the perps.

"Most of this shit is all about showing off, so why give them an opportunity to do so on the global stage"
Most of Hollywood is about showing off and a great deal of Hollywood's output is gratuitous violence. And it's boring to boot. If you don't like violence, don't watch it.

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Re: Well Said

"We can all see that coming, so the companies themselves ought to be thinking about how to change their business model to survive that. One way would be subscription-only services; it would double up as a means to strongly identify users posting such material."
It would also reduce the already modest income of people like this:

Alan Gogoll: Mulberry Mouse

Tiff Eckhardt: Drive

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Re: UK politicians

"Whining about people saying things they don't like"
is not confined to politicians. Internet acquaintance of mine retired from the US Marines to NYC. He didn't take kindly to the neighbourhood he chose to live in being terrorised by a gang of hoodlums. So he door-knocked the neighbourhood and assembled a group of recently retired Marines. They confronted the gang and told them in no uncertain terms what was going to ensue if they continued operating where they were not welcome. Undisciplined mob meets disciplined, highly trained killers no contest! Problem solved.

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Re: It's an American company.

"Just look carefully to see if a nipple is briefly exposed."
I always do that; it's a hobby of mine. Often I find myself wishing the exposure were of longer duration, but that's just in the nature of my hobby.

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"When you've got a video of something that society has decided is unacceptable say, 5 or 6 guys kicking the absolute shit out of another guy, or making serious threats against someone (which are very likely to be acted upon), that's a problem."
No. The video is not the problem. It's "kicking the absolute shit out of another guy" that is the problem.

"Also, to be fair to the idiot plod, many of the guys in these videos wear things called "masks" which can make it fucking difficult to identify them."
Assertion. Link to youtube vids establishing this as fact rather than speculation required.

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Florida man is world's fastest flasher: Just 53 quintillionths of a sec

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Faster?

Or shorter? If it was faster, the units would be a percentage of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum, Shirley.

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