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General Discussion Area / Re: Highway Code rule 243
« on: 22 January 2020, 17:45:26 »
...states, amongst others : Do not park opposite, or within 10 meters (32') of, a junction.
Where is the 10 meters measured from, the centre or edge of the adjoining roadway? :-\
I have asked a Highways Engineer, who was uncertain. So perhaps I am being optimistic asking here.

Apparently a piece of law that the Wiltshire Constabulary have decided is irrelevant, never enforced, always ignored and damned annoying. I've even tried to report it on "101" .. to be told "parking is the councils responsibility" .... so the Wiltshire Police actualy ignore the Road Traffic Act .....   :(

As I understand it, in the wording of the Highway Code, MUST NOT means it is legally enforceable and have the relevant law reference printed beneath. DO NOT rules, and breaches thereof, are dealt with by the Local Authority under the Road Traffic Act 2004, and fines up to £75 may be imposed for such breaches.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Highway Code rule 243
« on: 22 January 2020, 16:10:11 »
I believe it is the mid point of the corner radii :-\

That sounds sensible, so is probably wrong. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Highway Code rule 243
« on: 22 January 2020, 16:01:06 »
...states, amongst others : Do not park opposite, or within 10 meters (32') of, a junction.
Where is the 10 meters measured from, the centre or edge of the adjoining roadway? :-\
I have asked a Highways Engineer, who was uncertain. So perhaps I am being optimistic asking here.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Funerals are better these days.
« on: 22 January 2020, 15:56:22 »
Better to do as I did, arrange for your Dad to die in a war in a faraway country when you are only 9 years old, and he's buried before you know itt!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 10
« on: 21 January 2020, 07:30:31 »
Bit of a dinosaur here..being running windows 7. It's now telling me I need to upgrade to windows 10. Do I need to buy this or can I get it for free. Can somebody tell me the best place to get either.
Thanks.

I recently upgraded for free, and if I can manage it anybody can. Especially worth upgrading if you use online banking. :y
Did you get it from the above link or somewhere else.

This was about 6 weeks ago so my apologies as I canít remember which link I used. I would have done a search for reviews first before using any link.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 10
« on: 20 January 2020, 18:53:11 »
Bit of a dinosaur here..being running windows 7. It's now telling me I need to upgrade to windows 10. Do I need to buy this or can I get it for free. Can somebody tell me the best place to get either.
Thanks.

I recently upgraded for free, and if I can manage it anybody can. Especially worth upgrading if you use online banking. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: WiFi extension.
« on: 20 January 2020, 17:53:47 »
Seems to be sorted. I use an Aztec Powerline plug for my freesat box which seems to have wireles (Bluetooth ?) WiFi. So Iíve logged into it which has a stronger signal than my router. Time will tell.

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General Discussion Area / WiFi extension.
« on: 19 January 2020, 20:38:02 »
What is the best (ie cheapest ::)) way of improving the WiFi in my lounge, the router is about 20í away with two brick walls in between?

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General Discussion Area / Main Dealers
« on: 11 January 2020, 13:36:01 »
What is with these guys? I have been visiting a few recently to investigate e-cars (or lack of in most cases). The only ones where I have found a parking space is invariably at the luxury brand end of the market. Two I have had to drive away from and phoned later to protest, only to get a metaphorical shrug over the phone. They just cannot resist filling all their spaces with excess stock, thus losing many CAR driving potential customers. ??? ??? ???

PS Yes I do know what e-cars are available, but sometimes it requires a visit to discuss them.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tin hat time?
« on: 05 January 2020, 13:00:50 »
The Channel would be a start :-X

Good point   ;D me & the pooch jogged around the hill early this morning  & both carriers  are still firmly tied up in harbor

Not a lot of point in even putting diesel in them seeing as there's nothing to fly off them, nor anything to protect them! ::)

Exactly what I said to Claire Perry at a fruitless meeting with her a couple of years ago to complain at the neglect of our home - maritime in particular - defence. According to her these white elephants would bolster our island maritime defence!
Never fear, she is now going to Chair COP26, so the climate is safe. https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/07/25/former-uk-energy-minister-claire-perry-appointed-cop26-president/
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: To All
« on: 01 January 2020, 13:43:33 »
HNY :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 31 December 2019, 17:08:52 »
Just shows how much they know ::) Same with European Car of the Year award winners how many of those have actually been a success[Renault 9 anyone?] ??? ???

I enjoyed my R16 for about 5 years until it rusted to bits. Never had a problem with mechanicals and very comfortable and quick enough.

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Omega General Help / Re: Pas pump removal
« on: 26 December 2019, 17:07:50 »
I never had a problem when I changed one on the TD.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Happy Christmas
« on: 25 December 2019, 07:59:41 »
Happy Christmas to everyone, especially the Admins.  :y :y :y :y :y :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 20 December 2019, 09:51:23 »
Nearly spun it on the M23 this morning. Hit a mahoosive puddle at a reasonable pace, the only warning of which was a wave large enough to surf on from a lorry that hadn't seen it either...  :o when I hit it, it was deep enough to hide the headlight beams and I thought I might have drowned it :'(

Still, the ESP, aka Anti Elk device, works, although it did lose the front number plate, two wheel trims and half of the damaged 'before I bought it' undertray.

All in all, not a bad result considering  ::)

Bl*&dy Hell, North or South of Gatwick?

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