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Bobbie Bobster

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  1. 5 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

    Anyway, 

     

    about the marshals?

    In a higly scientific survey driving back from Peel to Douglas yesterday late afternoon, they mostly looked fairly old.  Are they managing to attract many yung'uns or is it going to be an increasing problem over time due to the advancing age profile?

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  2. 34 minutes ago, P.K. said:

    In dry conditions ABS can shorten the stopping distance by some 20%. In wet conditions that can be up to 40%.

    IIRC it's achilles heel is an unstable surface like snow. When you shouldn't be beasting it anyway.

    Again it all comes down to how stupid the driver is....

    The main point of ABS is to retain control during braking and avoid a skid, not to reduce braking distance.


  3. 8 minutes ago, P.K. said:

    I had one of the first production cars with ABS brakes. I thought they were the bollox until someone pointed out that they're only useful if the vehicle behind has them as well.....

    There's the rub. The roads are only as safe as the stupidist driver.

    The lack of speed limits is IOMG's way of tapping into the "Max Power Wanker" market. Thanks for that.

    Try something radical like a 50 mph limit between November and March and see what happens.....

    The main point of ABS is to retain control during braking and avoid a skid, not to reduce braking distance.  ABS can increase braking distance in some road conditions, but it still enables the driver to retain steering control.


  4. 10 hours ago, Albert Tatlock said:

    Load of selfish wankers in this thread that wouldnt recognise their own culture even if they'd tripped over it.

    FO back to where u came from...twats.

    Cheers!

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  5. 4 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

    pixellated faces[1]

    Overuse diminishes[1] impact.

    [1] Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't, I'm actually not sure[2, or maybe 1.1].

    [1.1] I'm beginning to sould[3, or maybe 1.1.1] like TSE

    [1.1.1] Yeah, that was deliberate.

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  6. 5 hours ago, woolley said:

    Glitch with the pool floor according to the bush. Engineers investigating. 

    Infestation of pocket sharks in the deep end according to people.

    The glow in the dark ones, not the normal ones, so they're going to keep the lights off so you can see the sharks coming at you.  Until they get the frickin' lasers working.

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