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On The Road / Re: Police to get e-bike killer?
« Last post by barakta on Today at 01:23:24 am »
Surely any EMP strong enough to brick this chip is also going to brick:
Mobile phones
Any modern car
Cash registers

Effing dumb idea.

Hearing aids and cochlea implant processors... And I would litigate if that was done to mine.
Arts and Entertainment / Re: What was the last play you watched?
« Last post by Paul on Today at 12:32:56 am »

Really tons of fun. A sort of audience participation play-goes-wrong. I spent the third act as Dr Chasuble!

£15 was a complete bargain. They’re touring now. See it if you can!
Barakta's wearily holding the phone handset to her forehead[1], in a manner that reminds me of Ted Striker's drinking problem.

[1] The audio is arriving via The Devil's Other Radio, so she only needs it for the microphone part.
The Knowledge / Re: Square taper
« Last post by Kim on Today at 12:19:16 am »
Thought the UN55 shimano was the go to BB.
Discontinued and replaced with the (probably deliberately shite, because they want you to use HT2) UN-300.

What's so bad about the UN-300?  I replaced the UN-55 on my Streetmachine with one a couple of thousand miles before the frame failed, so it got consigned to the bits box while barely run-in.
The Knowledge / Unit 1 Aura, for you helmet experts out there
« Last post by GusGF on Yesterday at 11:48:25 pm »
I made a Youtube video link below please watch:

I subscribed to a Kickstarter for the above helmet and during the campaign helmet color and size were selected through a survey via email. They asked various questions regarding head circumference and shape, mine being 60cm and oval (US & Euro being generally oval and Asian generally round). After many delays the helmet arrived this week and I was thrilled to finally have it. It was nicely packaged and looked great. But that quickly changed when I put it on and tightened the retention system, the fit seemed way off and I thought how can this be happening when I'd told them my what my head shape was. Had they sent me the wrong helmet. There was no indication that they were going to try and produce only one helmet to fit all shapes. Afterall why bother asking what my head shape was I thought.

The helmet I had on was pressing very uncomfortably against my forehead when the MIPs retention band was tightened. I couldn't believe it. After all I don't particularly have a big head or a long narrow head. My existing helmet, a Bell Sixer 'L' size (Fasthouse) which is kitted out with Bontrager Ion & Flare cube lights (BTW fantastically bright day or night) is a great fit and goes up to 62cm and works with skull caps in winter.

So if my Bell Sixer 'L' (58-62cm) model can fit my head why can't the Unit 1 Aura 'L' which is (59-62cm)!! So I got my camera out took a photo and with a wavy hand sketched out the shape and measured. While I'm no helmet designer it's clear to me anyway the Aura seems to be designed with a bias for the Asian market. And then I noticed the retention system is designed differently to my Bell Sixer. In the Bell Sixer the tightening band tightens around my head i.e. sides and back whereas in the Aura it only tightens around the back of my head and as it does it forces my forehead uncomfortably against the shell but it's not tight against the sides.

Am I expecting too much from the desginers. Why on earth pin the retention system to the sides of the helmet?! I'd love to know what you think?
The Pub / Re: Tune Association II - Son of Tune Association
« Last post by cygnet on Yesterday at 11:01:09 pm »
Happy Hour - The Housemartins
The Pub / Re: Tune Association II - Son of Tune Association
« Last post by Robh on Yesterday at 10:48:43 pm »
25 Miles - Edwin Starr
The Pub / Re: Tune Association II - Son of Tune Association
« Last post by Woofage on Yesterday at 10:34:07 pm »
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
OT Gallery / Re: Sunrises and Sunsets
« Last post by Jaded on Yesterday at 10:31:20 pm »

Just now (after allowing for getting back to computer and downloading and exporting and uploading  ;D )
Where The Wild Things Are / Re: Seen today
« Last post by Pingu on Yesterday at 09:56:12 pm »
First juvenile starling of the season in our garden.

IMG_7840_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr
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