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Old 21st May 2018, 08:54
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Carbon capture in Iceland.

Turning carbon dioxide into rock - forever.

Will we see the banning of the sale of fizzy water?
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Old 21st May 2018, 08:57
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Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
When did wearing a seatbelt become the law?
Until 1966, cars were often made without seat belts. ... Therefore, if you own a classic car and no seat belts are fitted as standard, you have no legal obligation to have them fitted.
In 1983, front seat belt wearing regulations for drivers and passengers (both adult and children) came into force in the UK.
In 1989, wearing rear seat belts became compulsory for children under 14.
Children under the age of three cannot travel in a car that doesn’t have seat belts, or appropriate child restraints installed.

You might have noticed that the limousines arriving for the wedding had passengers who were not wearing seatbelts.

In the United States, seat belt legislation varies by state.
The state of Wisconsin introduced legislation in 1961 requiring seat belts to be fitted to the front outboard seat positions of cars.
Seat belts have been mandatory equipment since the 1968 model year per Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
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Old 21st May 2018, 10:19
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Thanks G-CPTN, most informative. PPRuNe at its best.
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Old 21st May 2018, 11:31
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Thanks G-CPTN, most informative.
Ditto.

Thinks ? Does that mean that the UK MoT will accept any car not fitted with the modern requirements, e.g. seat belts, flashing indicators, rear stop lights etc. providing that such gadgets were not original equipt ? Interesting.

Some years ago M.i.Law had a minor connection at the fault of a D.U.I. young lady in Florida, sufficient to cause damage that could almost be polished out but car not prejudiced in any other way, still perfectly driveable, but which set off the Pax airbag. Cost of air bag replacement almost more than the then list value of the car. Perpetrator in stolen car,not insured, and penniless, so M.i.L. decided not to bother renewing the airbag, never wanted it in the first place, stupid thing, never needed airbags in my youth etc. etc. Cannot, car unable to pass the then Florida safety checks, and therefore uninsurable again, as air bag was original eqpt. and had to be serviceable. Car de-registered and destroyed.
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Old 21st May 2018, 12:29
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In the UK front seat belts had to be fitted on all cars manufactured from 1965. To pass the MOT everything that was a legal requirement at the time of first registration must be serviceable, in addition any supplementary equipment must work, so a burnt out front fog light bulb is a failure, remove both front fog lights and you're OK, likewise the spare tyre must be in good condition, leave the tyre at home and again you will pass.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 01:31
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........and again you will pass.
The Law is an Ass.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 04:47
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Originally Posted by ExSp33db1rd View Post
The Law is an Ass.
IF you are easily offended please don't click on the quoted link.....Thank you

Talking of the Law "The measurement has been suppressed." in the following Court case.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/natio...ndecency-trial

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Old 22nd May 2018, 05:06
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Originally Posted by Nervous SLF View Post

Talking of the Law "The measurement has been suppressed." in the following Court case.

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Seems to be the long and the short of it.

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Old 22nd May 2018, 06:12
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Another CAVOK start. +10C with a forecast high of 21C.
It's like being on holiday

The door handle into the garage has just sheared off in my hand. I've got rather a natty looking pair of
locking pliers clamped onto the stump which works extremely well. However, I don't think Mrs HF will
go for the industrial look.

More tea, vicar ?
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Old 22nd May 2018, 13:31
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I had to rescue a spider from the bath this morning before I took a shower. The stupid creature climbed back in while the water was running. Oh well, I did try.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 18:31
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Followed Mr 4ma's instructions to the letter today. Me drill gave up the ghost today as I was doing a job for SWMBO (re-hanging a door). "Stop what you're doing and go out and get a new one" she said. So I did - didn't stop to question that "instruction".
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Old 22nd May 2018, 19:53
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Just finished painting the tool shed with help from the teenage kids. Had to pay them €5 an hour to help. I think I’ve been done
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Old 22nd May 2018, 22:13
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Just finished painting the tool shed with help from the teenage kids. Had to pay them Ä5 an hour to help. I think Iíve been done

Should have told them their labour was in-lieu of rent.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 23:05
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.... AFTER they finished
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Old 23rd May 2018, 05:08
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Looks like we have a break in the nice weather.
Broken clouds at 1200', vis 9000m. Chance of a bit of mist as well.
Should burn off by mid morning though.

On this day in 878, King Alfred gave the Danes a bloody nose at Edington, Wiltshire.
They have since got their own back by inflicting Sandi Toksvig upon us.
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Old 23rd May 2018, 06:30
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Just the right temperature this evening. Windows wide and gentle breeze type.
Watched a program about a scientist and avowed non-artist, who had never painted, who painstakingly re-created Vermeer's "The Music Lesson" with a camera obscura, mirrors and the patience of an infinitely patient person.

By 1927 you could walk a letter from one part of London to another faster than take it by vehicle.
So they built the underground mail train and sent the letters down 6 stories to be loaded on trains that ran every 6 minutes at up to 35mph to various stations.
Mail was able to continue to be delivered up to the expected usual of 11 or 12 times a day.
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Old 23rd May 2018, 07:42
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Morning folks.

Cloudy and a bit cool.

Just watched a BBC Breakfast reporter jump into the sea at Boscombe with his wet suit appearing to be unzipped!! #numptiesrus
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Old 23rd May 2018, 11:35
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I have had my toenails trimmed: to the sound of Elgar's Enigma Variations.
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Old 23rd May 2018, 22:00
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As I post this boring and totally pointless snippet it's 09.00 and I have been up and about since 03.02
and oh yes and it's Thursday.
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Old 24th May 2018, 05:11
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The weather has turned yeuk,
Lots of low level cloud forecast for the rest of the day. Wind from the NE and not
particularly warm. By the end of the day we should be into heavy rain showers.
A bit of wetness won't do the garden any harm.

Nothing planned for the day.
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