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  1. Well spotted. Have asked mod to remove incorrect sentence. PS Is it normal not to be able to edit posts even if it's the same day? Seems a bit odd.
  2. Although the figure of 80,000 gallons of fuel per day is quoted in several Google items I haven't found an answer too that. "The Harmony, owned by Royal Caribbean, has two four-storey high 16-cylinder Wärtsilä engines which would, at full power, each burn 1,377 US gallons of fuel an hour, or about 66,000 gallons a day of some of the most polluting diesel fuel in the world." https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/21/the-worlds-largest-cruise-ship-and-its-supersized-pollution-problem Interesting article if one wants to get a true comparison of the harm cau
  3. On boat diesel engines. I'm not adverse to the idea of electric motors (even though I have a trad engine) but to put the usual BBC bias crap in perspective, a large cruise ship consumes around 80,000 gallons of fuel per day. I consume on average just over half a gallon per day. If all 35,000(?) boats were let loose on the inland waterways in one day(God forbid!) I doubt the fuel consumption would get anywhere near the equivalent of one large cruise ship.
  4. As a live aboard, I requested an access code 5 days ago via the web form, still not received it. I've now sent another request. Anyone else having the same problem?
  5. That's not true, if it was, then graphic equalisers would be frowned upon. It's also how hearing aids work. (i.e boosting certain frequencies, especially high).
  6. Yes, I did read that but I'm not quite sure why you quoted my post. Perhaps you should have quoted Dora's post. BTW, your neighbours must love you. 🤣
  7. Here you go Martin, saves you having to scroll up. "Before blaming 90% of the population for not sticking to the rules, you could ask how many people have died of C19 due to the international passenger flights which have continued throughout the 3 lock downs? "
  8. But the sound response of your ears is the biggest factor. Many years ago I thought about writing an app to calibrate our hearing response to sound so that you could set a graphic equaliser to compensate for the gaps. Sadly, it remained just a thought!
  9. "Poke a sleeping tiger, and you are likely to get bitten....." Threat taken...
  10. You didn't answer my question though. "Before blaming 90% of the population for not sticking to the rules, you could ask how many people have died of C19 due to the international passenger flights which have continued throughout the 3 lock downs? "
  11. True, he didn't mention boating either. Are you going to report him to yourself? 😉
  12. Well this thread is about beer, so it's not surprising we ended up talking politics, just like a real pub. 🙂
  13. I agree with this Athy. The government road map (Step 3) language hints this when it uses the phrase "It will remain important for people to consider the risks for themselves, taking into account whether they and those they meet have been vaccinated or are at greater risk.". I can see why the "behavoural scientists' in SAGE tried the 'guilt trip' route, but now that milions of people have lost their jobs, buisnesses and future income, more people will be taking a 'protect yourself' stance. Personally, I think we should manage our own risk, rather than gover
  14. As has been pointed out, part of the reason is that the rate of testing has increased. Before blaming 90% of the population for not sticking to the rules, you could ask how many people have died of C19 due to the international passenger flights which have continued throughout the 3 lock downs?
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