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    mintwth got a reaction from Twiggy in What's your todays weapon of choice   
    "There is an art to" levitating ", or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." 
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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 AnnoyingPentium 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 Eyersey1234 in What's your todays weapon of choice   
    "There is an art to" levitating ", or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." 
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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 bunglebus 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 reacted to mitsisigma01 in The grumpy thread   
    And it will make your earwax nuggets taste more Mediterranean , maybe add to a salad instead of croutons 😬😀
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    mintwth got a reaction from UltraWomble in Highway Code changes 29/01/22 - what do you think about it?   
    Various studies have shown that less road markings, road signs and other road furniture can lead to safer roads.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/04/removal-road-markings-safer-fewer-accidents-drivers
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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 reacted to Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    I'm only posting on here to give a shout out to @GingerNuttz who did an absolutely amazing job on replacing both rear sill sections on my 75 over the weekend.
    He went through the area completely, worked out why it had rusted in the first place, removed the rust traps and made a perfect job all round.
    Before:

     
    After:

    He also tidied up the front bumper which had reacted to some TFR before I bought the car and polished the dull headlights.
    He also said the shell has at least another 20 years left in it provided I keep on top of things and the mechanicals are OK. Good news for a car that I was not planning on selling .
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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 AnnoyingPentium in new collection   

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    mintwth got a reaction from sheffcortinacentre in One (shite) picture per post.   
    The lesser spotted Trainsport? 
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    mintwth got a reaction from beko1987 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    With water companies discharging sewage so often, there's bound to be some wet wipes in there to clean* up with
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    mintwth got a reaction from MisterH in Shite at the movies   
    Star Trek Discovery:
    Michael Burnham and her companions in the Discovery explore the final frontier, meeting new lifeforms and going boldly where no JLR product has gone before; all while dealing with the inevitable reliability and rust issues
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    mintwth got a reaction from chodweaver in Shite at the movies   
    300:
    King Leonidas of Sparta and other bare chested shouty blokes travel to Thermopylae to fight the Persians. The only shite available for their journey is a Chrysler 300c. 
     
    Star Trek Voyager:
    Kathryn Janeway is the budget constrained captain of a star fleet crew who are travelling in a Chrysler Voyager. They are lost and must travel across unexplored regions to find their way back home. On their way, the crew encounters different species they must deal with and try to persuade them it's not a Galaxy
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    mintwth got a reaction from davocano in Shite at the movies   
    Seven:
    Detective buys Caterham kit car. Obtaining parts involves many sins. Head arrives in a box. 
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    mintwth got a reaction from DSdriver in Shite at the movies   
    300:
    King Leonidas of Sparta and other bare chested shouty blokes travel to Thermopylae to fight the Persians. The only shite available for their journey is a Chrysler 300c. 
     
    Star Trek Voyager:
    Kathryn Janeway is the budget constrained captain of a star fleet crew who are travelling in a Chrysler Voyager. They are lost and must travel across unexplored regions to find their way back home. On their way, the crew encounters different species they must deal with and try to persuade them it's not a Galaxy
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    mintwth got a reaction from DSdriver in Shite at the movies   
    Top gun gum:
    The best of the best of the best of the rest compete to "fix" blowing exhausts
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    mintwth got a reaction from warch in Shite at the movies   
    300:
    King Leonidas of Sparta and other bare chested shouty blokes travel to Thermopylae to fight the Persians. The only shite available for their journey is a Chrysler 300c. 
     
    Star Trek Voyager:
    Kathryn Janeway is the budget constrained captain of a star fleet crew who are travelling in a Chrysler Voyager. They are lost and must travel across unexplored regions to find their way back home. On their way, the crew encounters different species they must deal with and try to persuade them it's not a Galaxy
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    mintwth got a reaction from davocano in Shite at the movies   
    Ad astra: an astronaut undertakes a mission across the universe in search of the truth about the advert for the Astra once owned by his father
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    mintwth got a reaction from DSdriver in Shite at the movies   
    Ad astra: an astronaut undertakes a mission across the universe in search of the truth about the advert for the Astra once owned by his father
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    mintwth got a reaction from chodweaver in Shite at the movies   
    Seven:
    Detective buys Caterham kit car. Obtaining parts involves many sins. Head arrives in a box. 
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    mintwth got a reaction from nomiST in The grumpy thread   
    Burnt sausage? 
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    mintwth got a reaction from brownnova in One (shite) picture per post.   
    The lesser spotted Trainsport? 
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