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    mintwth got a reaction from LT84 in New online game - Motornation   
    Pug 405 > Ferrari
    No? 😉
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    mintwth got a reaction from warch in Eye-catching black and whites   
    Britain did have a space launch programme that ran from the early 50s to 1971. The Prospero satellite was launched by the Black Arrow rocket. The Black Arrow was a development of the Black Knight.
    The Black Arrow was cancelled in 1971 ending the British space launch programme. The cancellation also gave Britain the distinction of being the only country to date to have developed a satellite launch capability and then abandoned it. 
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    mintwth got a reaction from Cord Fourteener in Swedish Collection x2   
    Just read that as..... train to 
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    mintwth got a reaction from Eyersey1234 in Swedish Collection x2   
    Just read that as..... train to 
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    mintwth got a reaction from Shite Ron in Swedish Collection x2   
    Just read that as..... train to 
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    mintwth got a reaction from Rightnider in Swedish Collection x2   
    Just read that as..... train to 
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    mintwth got a reaction from Matty in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Welcome, Darling. 
    You've hardly brought Blackadder to mind at all.
     
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    mintwth got a reaction from Botzarb in Great number plates - got any?   
    That plate belongs on a Chrysler that's about to set sail
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    mintwth got a reaction from richardmorris in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    That's reminded me of Zombieland which would give a better rhyme:
    Stay classy Tallahassee
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    mintwth got a reaction from twosmoke300 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    That's reminded me of Zombieland which would give a better rhyme:
    Stay classy Tallahassee
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    mintwth got a reaction from Yoss in The grumpy thread   
    Cars that break themselves while standing still...
    Fixed the Saab by replacing the DIC and it decided while parked up to snap a spring. While parked up waiting to get the car into the garage to get the springs done, it's chucked up a gearbox fault light. 
    Mot tester says it needs rear bushes as well as springs. Codes say the gearbox needs a solenoid replacing.
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    mintwth got a reaction from grogee in Grogee's spannering (Puma & others)   
    10% = 17 🤔
    Wow! 😯
    You're doing well for a 170 year old! 😉
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    mintwth got a reaction from grogee in Grogee's spannering (Puma & others)   
    Oh no. I hope my bad luck isn't catching
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    mintwth got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    Cars that break themselves while standing still...
    Fixed the Saab by replacing the DIC and it decided while parked up to snap a spring. While parked up waiting to get the car into the garage to get the springs done, it's chucked up a gearbox fault light. 
    Mot tester says it needs rear bushes as well as springs. Codes say the gearbox needs a solenoid replacing.
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    mintwth got a reaction from Remspoor in The grumpy thread   
    Cars that break themselves while standing still...
    Fixed the Saab by replacing the DIC and it decided while parked up to snap a spring. While parked up waiting to get the car into the garage to get the springs done, it's chucked up a gearbox fault light. 
    Mot tester says it needs rear bushes as well as springs. Codes say the gearbox needs a solenoid replacing.
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    mintwth got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in The grumpy thread   
    Add some vinegar for an earily good salad dressing 😉
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    mintwth got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Great number plates - got any?   
    Untaxed. Had its first MOT late and failed it. 
    Why am I not surprised? 
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    mintwth got a reaction from carburettor in Highway Code changes 29/01/22 - what do you think about it?   
    Just lol. 
    How silly of me not to realise that a painted white line on the road entirely eliminates the risk of a cyclist being killed by a car/van/lorry/etc. 
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    mintwth got a reaction from willswitchengage in Highway Code changes 29/01/22 - what do you think about it?   
    I agree that the hierarchy shouldn't be taken as removing responsibility from and granting impunity to some. Everyone has a role to play. 
    There is always an element of rules being guidelines and they should always be taken with a big pinch of "don't be a dick". 
    In aviation, all parties know they have a role in avoiding collisions/accidents (e.g. see and avoid, etc). There the hierarchy is based on ability to avoid the collision/accident. According to the hierarchy a jumbo jet should give way to a paraglider. Is any paraglider pilot deliberately going to put themselves in a position where they could collide with a jumbo? Only if they have a sudden desire to become an ex-paraglider (and/or a pre-cooked and wrapped burger if they go through an engine). 
    Aviation is lucky in that it still has a decent element of 'just culture' and recognises that accidents can and do happen without one party specifically being to blame for it. The emphasis tends to be on learning lessons from accidents and trying to reduce the chance of the same/similar accident happening again. 
    In driving, the approach is different. It seems someone has to be at fault for an accident. The emphasis tends not to be on preventing future accidents but on finding someone to blame for the accidents that do happen. 
     
    A lot of the Highway Code could be boiled down to "be considerate to others and don't be a dick". Unfortunately, that's a concept a lot of people don't seem to be able to put into practice. 
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    mintwth got a reaction from willswitchengage in Highway Code changes 29/01/22 - what do you think about it?   
    Similar in aviation: powered aircraft give way to unpowered aircraft, unpowered aircraft give way to balloons. There's a whole hierarchy based on level of control over where you go and ability to stay aloft. 
    The more control you have over where you go and the less likely you are to end up as a splat mark on the ground; the more consideration you have to show to others. 
     
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    mintwth got a reaction from willswitchengage in Highway Code changes 29/01/22 - what do you think about it?   
    Do you also think pedestrians, horse riders, etc. will be in for a shock? 
    I know the government has already told pretty much everybody they have to contribute financially. Income tax, VAT, various duties and other taxes. 
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    mintwth got a reaction from willswitchengage in Highway Code changes 29/01/22 - what do you think about it?   
    There is no obligation on cyclists to use cycle lanes, they have as much right to use the majority of roads as any motorised traffic. 
    Where cycle lanes are not used it is often because the design and/or (lack of) maintenance of the cycle lane makes it dangerous to use.  In addition, the Department of Transport actually advises cyclists who travel over 15 mph to use roads instead of shared use cycle lanes due to the risks posed to/by pedestrians because of the speed differential. 
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    mintwth got a reaction from catsinthewelder in Highway Code changes 29/01/22 - what do you think about it?   
    Just lol. 
    How silly of me not to realise that a painted white line on the road entirely eliminates the risk of a cyclist being killed by a car/van/lorry/etc. 
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    mintwth got a reaction from wuvvum in Highway Code changes 29/01/22 - what do you think about it?   
    Just lol. 
    How silly of me not to realise that a painted white line on the road entirely eliminates the risk of a cyclist being killed by a car/van/lorry/etc. 
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