Things you've always wanted to know......

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Denzil on Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:10 pm

I've never seen a camera on the M25 - I had assumed it was because it was causing more accidents by people slowing down for them so they got rid.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby delbert on Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 pm

On a similar theme, why don't they ban (and enforce) HGV's from the outside lane of the A13? It may stop the lunatic tipper lorries from creaming in all the time.........
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jastons on Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:36 pm

Radiators underneath windows.... do they warm up cold air coming in or does warm air just 'escape' outside and get wasted warming cold glass?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:03 pm

there are plenty of HADECS speed cameras on the M25 in Kent, others are mostly within the variable speed limit zones in the Surrey area, they are quite small and located off to the left of the gantry, each one covers all of the lanes.
The 'nicks' are downloaded over the wire

The HA have to jump through some serious hoops to get these cameras authorised, calibrated and signed off before they come in to use, sometimes it can take years
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:14 pm

jastons wrote:Radiators underneath windows.... do they warm up cold air coming in or does warm air just 'escape' outside and get wasted warming cold glass?

The cold air from the windows is meant to push the warm air back into the room.
That's meant to be the plan anyway.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Clacton-ammer on Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:45 am

FreeWheeling wrote:there are plenty of HADECS speed cameras on the M25 in Kent, others are mostly within the variable speed limit zones in the Surrey area, they are quite small and located off to the left of the gantry, each one covers all of the lanes.
The 'nicks' are downloaded over the wire

The HA have to jump through some serious hoops to get these cameras authorised, calibrated and signed off before they come in to use, sometimes it can take years


I was told that all M25 cameras are now in operation? By me knowing that it has certainly worked for me and many others when I am on it. I still see cars speeding fast the gantry, if they are working they must be raking it in!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:39 am

Why is everything in life so difficult, and every day a constant battle?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby prince_huggy on Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:41 am

sendô wrote:Why is everything in life so difficult, and every day a constant battle?

Simple, it's not how things were intended :)
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby claretandblue82 on Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:25 am

What is the little pocket on the right hand side of jeans for?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:28 am

claretandblue82 wrote:What is the little pocket on the right hand side of jeans for?


I don't know about anyone else, but mines my roofie pocket..



Edit: Turns out, they were originally designed to keep your pocket watches in, during the 1800's
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby view from the shires on Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:14 pm

Speed limits are counter intuitive. The faster you go, the less time you spend on the road and therefore less congestion...………..simples
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Rocketron on Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:46 pm

Not something I've always wanted to know as it's a very recent phenomenon, what is meant by "Millennials"?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jastons on Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:48 pm

People born since the year 2000?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:59 pm

i think it's people who became adolescent around the year 2000.
it means "lots of *****, with the odd good one". just like for the generation X, Y and any other generation.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:08 pm

I've always wondered why I was such a ****

Now I know.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:24 pm

It's a term baby boomers and generation X's use to look down on what used to be known as Generation Y, even though they really mean to look down on Generation Z's.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jastons on Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:14 pm

Why do Nasa launch rockets from Kazakhstan, of all places?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:13 pm

It's a Russian rocket. NASA doesn't have any heavy lifters of their own at the moment, they have to cadge rides wherever they can.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby prince_huggy on Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:13 am

Not something I've always wondered because it's only just started happening to me but why, when I start riding my bike now, my knee always clicks. Is it just old age settling in?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ageing hammer on Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:56 am

prince_huggy wrote:Not something I've always wondered because it's only just started happening to me but why, when I start riding my bike now, my knee always clicks. Is it just old age settling in?


Yes Huggy if it goes click....it is old age setting in......if you were younger it would go...click click click :D
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