Recent content by lectureral

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    Help! Virtual Private Networks VPNs

    I use tunnelbear and Windscribe. BBC is blocked where I am so I have to use it regularly just to catch the news. Tunnelbear is v flexible - you can pick your target country. Windscribe is a bit trickier but seems faster and provides up to 10 GB per month free. I don't do streaming - torrents...
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    Ebike killed pedestrian. Verdict?

    At the very least it would seem he should not have been acquitted of the charges of driving without a licence and without insurance and since it was a modified (illegal) e-bike then he would be subject to the speed limit of 20 mph.
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    Ebike killed pedestrian. Verdict?

    Wow - his barrister did well to get him off an all charges.
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    Woman fighting for life after 'e-bike' hit-and-run in east London

    It's now been reported that the injured pedestrian ran into the road and that the light for the bicyclist was green.
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    Woman fighting for life after 'e-bike' hit-and-run in east London

    Sounds like a nasty incident https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/woman-fighting-for-her-life-after-cyclist-hit-and-run-in-east-london-a3921976.html
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    Sudden Onset Broken Foot Syndrome

    Does sound like plantar fasciitis to me. I had the same experience in one foot. It's almost gone after taking care and regular exercises stretching the tendon.
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    Advice for my sister

    Thanks for your advice, guys - I'll try and steer her in an appropriate direction.
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    Advice for my sister

    I guess I could post this in the main forum but I am now more used to these sheltered waters. My sister (50s) fancies an electric bike. She lives in hilly N Devon and visits Bristol very regularly - she can afford a good budget. I am so long out of the e-bike scene I don't think I have the...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Interesting that the High Court made that decision - I think it is correct but it will have to go to the Supreme Court before we have clarity. Bit of a spanner, at least temporarily, in the 3 Brexiteers plans to charge ahead off the cliff.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    What Brexiters don't get is that the EU will respond in a political manner rather than an economic one. Just as the Leavers are happy to write "good riddance" in the comments when some company announces that it may up sticks, so the EU will take the economic hit for the principle of the EU. It...
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    Today's Times article

    Sorry - try https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6GHjTkKq6S8OElXeUt3QzdLSkU
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    Today's Times article

    Quite a positive article about electric bikes in today's Times https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6GHjTkKq6S8OElXeUt3QzdLSkU
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    Sunday Times article

    There's an article in today's Sunday Times about over-fast ebikes being used on the road illegally. Here's a few paragraphs. (I'll be happy to copy the whole article if allowed). Retailers are selling powerful electric bicycles with motors capable of breaking the regulations limiting their...
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    Building bikes

    Thanks - it's just come on my torrenting site so I'll get to see it too.
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    Another Boris Johnson consequence

    Hope you don't mind - I've used this elsewhere - I'm always keen to see these sort of follow-ups of splashy popularist moments.