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Message 103912 - Posted: 9 Apr 2021, 18:11:54 UTC

How do you get a 2CV to run for 12 hours?
Proper preparation, more preparation, (all we did was put some new plugs in and polished the windscreen, but we were still running at the end unlike a few others) and being careful how you drive (or have a spare engine which you aren't meant to change during the race., but ...), and large dose of humour. There was a list of things that you could change during the race including wiper blades & tyres (why wiper blades? we never did work that one out). Being a charity event there were a couple of really silly prizes, like everyone in the team wearing the same fancy dress (I do mean DRESS), eating the most cream cakes in a lap, and burning the most oil - we failed on all three, but the lads who won the cream cakes round had t make a very urgent pit stop shortly after that lap.....
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Message 103914 - Posted: 9 Apr 2021, 18:34:37 UTC

Neither is as good as a fast car fast.


Well, that all depends on one's definition of "fun". Driving a proper fast car fast is relatively simple and boring, but getting the utmost from a slow car is a big challenge and very rewarding when you get it right (remember I've driven cars capable of well over 300kph so I do know both ends of the performance spectrum).
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Message 103916 - Posted: 9 Apr 2021, 19:00:39 UTC - in response to Message 103910.  

]In the UK you are not required to carry any papers. I thought only Russia still did things like that. The only muppet in the above was the bacon.
Suggest you look into HGV rules & regulations.
A driver while at work must have all 3 cards in their possesion(Digicard in tacho) & DL photocard+dCPC card.
It is an offence not to have them in your possession..
The law requires them to carry the card as evidence that the required training has been completed and the qualification is still current. If a driver cannot produce a DQC when asked by the police or DVSA, a fixed penalty of £50 will normally be issued. The maximum penalty for failing to produce a DQC is a £1,000 fine for both driver and operator.
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Message 103922 - Posted: 10 Apr 2021, 16:02:54 UTC - in response to Message 103910.  

I thought only Russia still did things like that.
And the USA.
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Message 103932 - Posted: 11 Apr 2021, 16:30:27 UTC - in response to Message 103912.  

How do you get a 2CV to run for 12 hours?
Proper preparation, more preparation, (all we did was put some new plugs in and polished the windscreen, but we were still running at the end unlike a few others) and being careful how you drive (or have a spare engine which you aren't meant to change during the race., but ...), and large dose of humour. There was a list of things that you could change during the race including wiper blades & tyres (why wiper blades? we never did work that one out). Being a charity event there were a couple of really silly prizes, like everyone in the team wearing the same fancy dress (I do mean DRESS), eating the most cream cakes in a lap, and burning the most oil - we failed on all three, but the lads who won the cream cakes round had t make a very urgent pit stop shortly after that lap.....
Is the engine so light you can pick it up yourself? I have visions of it being like an outboard motor.

I guess the wiper blades because it's dusty, and they might get knocked off with a rock?

Anyway, sounds like fun. Were any of the "cars" roadworthy after completion?
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Message 103933 - Posted: 11 Apr 2021, 16:31:03 UTC - in response to Message 103914.  

Neither is as good as a fast car fast.
Well, that all depends on one's definition of "fun". Driving a proper fast car fast is relatively simple and boring, but getting the utmost from a slow car is a big challenge and very rewarding when you get it right (remember I've driven cars capable of well over 300kph so I do know both ends of the performance spectrum).
Depends if you want the fun while driving or while tinkering.
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Message 103934 - Posted: 11 Apr 2021, 16:33:40 UTC - in response to Message 103916.  

]In the UK you are not required to carry any papers. I thought only Russia still did things like that. The only muppet in the above was the bacon.
Suggest you look into HGV rules & regulations.
A driver while at work must have all 3 cards in their possesion(Digicard in tacho) & DL photocard+dCPC card.
It is an offence not to have them in your possession..
The law requires them to carry the card as evidence that the required training has been completed and the qualification is still current. If a driver cannot produce a DQC when asked by the police or DVSA, a fixed penalty of £50 will normally be issued. The maximum penalty for failing to produce a DQC is a £1,000 fine for both driver and operator.
Oh, I thought were were talking about cars. An idiot policeman stopped me in my car and wanted me to produce an MOT (safety) certificate. Why? Because his computer system has a 1 week delay. I'd had it renewed 3 days earlier so he thought it had expired. I told him I wasn't going to do his job for him, and perhaps he should wait a week before stopping anyone. He just looked really confused, glanced at my tyres, then said "I'll assume you're telling the truth because you have some new tyres".
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Message 103962 - Posted: 15 Apr 2021, 11:28:25 UTC

Glory: Mobile network provider changed, old number transferred and I am paying less for a 30GB limit than I was for 10GB/month. 4G is faster than my ADSL so now set up with bonding to combine both connections. Still not fast by modern standards but almost three times previous speed.
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Message 103966 - Posted: 15 Apr 2021, 19:00:43 UTC

Yesterday I installed Windows 10 20H2 on two of my systems.
One has a 7,200rpm HDD, the other an NVMe SSD.

The system with the HDD has the least installed on it, it's just a basic machine to cater the NAS to watch stuff of TV.
The system with the SSD is my gaming rig.

HDD: 35 minutes.
SSD: 2 minutes.

Next I'll be installing an SSD in the system with the HDD. It is the way forward. :)
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Message 103968 - Posted: 16 Apr 2021, 3:19:53 UTC

What will they think of next?
Scientist find Indoor Dust can be used as a Matrix for Surveillance of COVID-19

One researcher was quoted:
“We wanted to demonstrate that dust could be complementary to wastewater for surveillance. Wastewater is great for a large population, but not everybody sheds the virus in feces, and you have to collect wastewater samples, which not everyone wants to do,”
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Message 103973 - Posted: 16 Apr 2021, 17:32:03 UTC - in response to Message 103966.  

Yesterday I installed Windows 10 20H2 on two of my systems.
One has a 7,200rpm HDD, the other an NVMe SSD.

The system with the HDD has the least installed on it, it's just a basic machine to cater the NAS to watch stuff of TV.
The system with the SSD is my gaming rig.

HDD: 35 minutes.
SSD: 2 minutes.

Next I'll be installing an SSD in the system with the HDD. It is the way forward. :)
Agreed, I can't stand waiting for an HDD on my main machine for the system drive, although I seem to collect HDDs. Since my main machine has a 4TB HDD (and 0.5TB SSD), that's too costly for NVME or SSD (same price), same goes for the backups of it. So when I get a bigger one, I end up with three smaller ones left over, hence most of my Boinc only machines (there are 6) have HDDs. Not usually a problem, but it can be annoying when changing things.
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Message 103974 - Posted: 16 Apr 2021, 17:33:12 UTC - in response to Message 103968.  

What will they think of next?
Scientist find Indoor Dust can be used as a Matrix for Surveillance of COVID-19

One researcher was quoted:
“We wanted to demonstrate that dust could be complementary to wastewater for surveillance. Wastewater is great for a large population, but not everybody sheds the virus in feces, and you have to collect wastewater samples, which not everyone wants to do,”
More surveillance. They'll be selling data about you based on your dust next. Targeted advertising etc.
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Message 103977 - Posted: 16 Apr 2021, 20:43:41 UTC
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Here's a couple of conundrums for those that look at UK driving laws.

Contactless payment at the drive-thru

Max penalty: A ban, 3 points and a £1,000 fine

With more drive-thrus reopening, drivers are encouraged to use contactless payments. But if you use the likes of Google Pay and Apple Pay at the drive-thru window, you could be penalised for using your mobile phone while driving.

Wearing sunglasses – or not wearing them

Max penalty: A ban, 3-9 points and an unlimited fine

Everyday sunglasses can be too dark for driving, according to the AA. Some sunglasses can also affect your sight, as the edge of the frame blocks your peripheral vision. If your sunglasses aren’t fit for driving, you could be penalised for careless and inconsiderate driving.

On the other hand, the Highway Code says you should pull over if you are ever ‘dazzled by bright sunlight’. If you aren’t wearing the correct sunglasses that safely prevent you from being dazzled, you could risk being hit with a fine for careless driving.
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Message 103980 - Posted: 16 Apr 2021, 22:07:54 UTC - in response to Message 103977.  

Fairly simple for the first one when popping into a drive through for a caffeine fix one is not on a public highway so the rules about hand holding phones don't apply. A bit more hazy when paying at a toll booth on the M6Troll road.
(Also don't forget that consuming said caffeine fix while driving is an offence......)
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Message 103981 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 0:20:16 UTC - in response to Message 103977.  

Here's a couple of conundrums for those that look at UK driving laws. ...

I thought rules were meant to be broken.
Sounds similar to some of the old stupid driving rules still on the books here in various US states. Sample: 16 Weird Driving Laws from around the United States
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Message 103983 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 5:00:38 UTC - in response to Message 103980.  

Fairly simple for the first one when popping into a drive through for a caffeine fix one is not on a public highway so the rules about hand holding phones don't apply. A bit more hazy when paying at a toll booth on the M6Troll road.
(Also don't forget that consuming said caffeine fix while driving is an offence......)
Perhaps on your side of the pond, but not on this side of the pond, if it was meant for a car to drive upon, rules apply. One drink driver found out by operating a backhoe across a private car park at his employment and being charged with operating a MV while he was suspended.
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Message 104006 - Posted: 18 Apr 2021, 11:17:38 UTC - in response to Message 103981.  

Here's a couple of conundrums for those that look at UK driving laws. ...

I thought rules were meant to be broken.
Sounds similar to some of the old stupid driving rules still on the books here in various US states. Sample: 16 Weird Driving Laws from around the United States


Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.
attributed to Harry Day, the Royal Flying Corps First World War fighter ace.
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Message 104009 - Posted: 18 Apr 2021, 17:00:10 UTC - in response to Message 103980.  

Fairly simple for the first one when popping into a drive through for a caffeine fix one is not on a public highway so the rules about hand holding phones don't apply. A bit more hazy when paying at a toll booth on the M6Troll road.
(Also don't forget that consuming said caffeine fix while driving is an offence......)
McDonalds should have used that against that woman that sued them for her own clumsyness.
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Message 104010 - Posted: 18 Apr 2021, 17:01:27 UTC - in response to Message 103983.  

Fairly simple for the first one when popping into a drive through for a caffeine fix one is not on a public highway so the rules about hand holding phones don't apply. A bit more hazy when paying at a toll booth on the M6Troll road.
(Also don't forget that consuming said caffeine fix while driving is an offence......)
Perhaps on your side of the pond, but not on this side of the pond, if it was meant for a car to drive upon, rules apply. One drink driver found out by operating a backhoe across a private car park at his employment and being charged with operating a MV while he was suspended.
That's insane! What about driving your car around your own property (we'll assume for this conversation that you have a large mansion).
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Message 104053 - Posted: 21 Apr 2021, 19:05:42 UTC

Glory: Swarm of bees have moved into the home I prepared for them. Now I just have to wait a while before I can collect some rent.
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