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Wittenham

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  1. I expect next time he will think twice. He did stay dry, though.
  2. Like most here, it has been a mixed bag for me. But my boating is with a paddle and I have met a fair few fishermen who are not fans of kayak races.... Others are friendly enough. Except for the one that punched my dog when the dog took a sniff of his maggots.
  3. that is helpful, thanks. There was some debate in our group as to whether it spelled DIS or D/S. I was wrong...
  4. out for a [socially distanced...] walk on Sunday, somewhere near Kidlington. I came across some low height metal signposts on angled iron. One angle had D, the other S. Maybe it was a spacer, maybe it was an I between the two. Any suggestions on what they mean?
  5. I have ice skated on it, but did not pay much attention to the locks.
  6. I have seen the same, even when the links were specified [and paid for] to be physically redundant. A surprising number of 'simultaneous outages' for 'allegedly' redundant routing: https://www.silicon.co.uk/networks/broadband/google-offline-fibre-cables-cut-325443
  7. The [public] Internet runs over network infrastructure [fiber optic cables, routers, data centres, etc], If enough of that network infrastructure falls over, **some** of the effects MtB listed might happen, but those businesses do not run over the internet. Instead, they run on private networks, some of which might share infrastructure with the [public] Internet. Also, both those private networks and the internet network are designed to handle a break somewhere and route around it. Clearly, a big enough break and there is nowhere to route to. The Internet [actually, the network protocol that the internet uses] was originally created to handle military requirements so that communication could be maintained even if, say, a big network site was taken out. And I still can't figure out if my batteries are charged sufficiently or not....
  8. That is not how the internet works. Possibly, shop deliveries might be affected, but none of the rest. [I am just excited that there is finally a topic on here that I know something about...].
  9. i learnt of him through the Cowboy Junkies:
  10. I hope you're right, but some authorities seem to hold a different view: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-46653684 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39352755 I read somewhere [which prompted this query] that sewage spills do not include the overflow from heavy rain. Fortunately there has not been much of that lately.... oh wait.
  11. thanks, that is what I was looking for. I wasn't planning on drinking any of it, and my searches were turning up results for that. I did the Windsor Triathlon 3 or 4 years in a row back in the 90s. The last year i had - by my standards - a good swim, which meant i was in the thick of the rolling fistfight that passes for a triathlon swim. I got a few mouthfuls down and was seriously ill for the next week. After that, I decided to not race at Windsor again.
  12. as above, some of us do a bit of swimming in the Thames and the like, including all through the winter. A few newspaper stories about Thames "Water" overflow and the like has me wondering if it is possible to get an over the counter kit that will test for - well, i am not sure. Stuff I would not want to be swimming in?
  13. although some are for security patches, to close any recently discovered vulnerabilities.
  14. I have not read all five pages of this thread, so this may have been covered already. You may wish to think twice before buying a Huawei phone . Not just because you may not fancy sharing your data with the Chinese government [allegedly], but also because there are a number of geopolitical arguments underway that might affect the ability of your Huawei handset to continue to get american-supplied software updates [like, say, android or playstore].
  15. https://smartflower.com/products/ Probably too difficult to get under a bridge.....
  16. Which monitoring devices would give me this information? I have installed a Victron BMV 700 which tells me a voltage number [& probably something else, if i ever read the manual]. Sitting in the pile of 'to do' is a Smartgauge. I have a vague recollection that someone on this forum in the past told me to put in both these monitoring devices, but i will need to look it up [& then figure out what they are trying to tell me].
  17. I have found this forum to be invaluable in getting my head [partly...] around the magic that is boat electrics. A few more questions to help advance the cause... how much energy does it take to charge a 500 amp/hour battery bank from zero [please don't ask...] to charged? I understand that there is a loss in the transfer from generator to the batteries and that the batteries may no longer hold 500 amp/hours but presumably there can be numbers put in to guesstimate the adjustment for the effect of those presumably there is a mathematical formula that shows this? if i knew the number from the previous question and there actually is a formula, i assume i could back into my energy usage by calculating how long it took to get my charger to shout 'float'? how much energy comes out of a honda eu220i? Does the answer change if it is running on LPG instead of petrol? I am assuming that the amount going into the batteries via the Victron charger is less than the generator can put out. If so, where does the extra energy go? Happy to help out with answers from my specialty subject [as soon as I figure out what it is]. I suspect there is not much call here for names of 1970s/80s professional ice hockey players in North America....
  18. I like this, it reinforces to me the challenge of discussion on a forum. In my mind, the n is me [my experiences as a road user], so it is still n=1. And I can see your interpretation is equally/more valid.
  19. My sleep comment was about how busy you must be selflessly enforcing traffic regulations. I assume your actions are not limited to just cyclists. Is it?
  20. Yes, that makes sense, thanks. I was referring to the action frangar implicitly takes when he [I assume a 'he'] sees the offences. I am impressed with his sense of civic duty but how does the poor man get any rest?
  21. do you have a list of traffic offences that you are ok with and those that you are not? What do you do about cars speeding? Vans double parked and blocking busy roads? Other vehicles not giving way appropriately? Talking on the mobile whilst driving? etc
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