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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24300 on: 03 January, 2024, 10:32:03 pm »
What sort of resolution of data do you get off them?  Full logs of every speed recorded? With dates/times? Or just counts of vehicles in different speed bands?

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24301 on: 03 January, 2024, 11:05:48 pm »
We get 15 min counts in 5mph speed bands.

You can get ones that record number plates and speed, but we decided that the more important use was the smiley faces reinforcing good speed behaviour. It is interesting watching the cars approach when the red frowny face lights up - almost all of them brake. I’ve had positive comments from people (drivers) saying that they are great reminders.

Another parish in the area have one of the number plate recording ones, and they do get speeding drivers written to, but it is a lot of admin.

I still aim to give the local police the best times to be on the roads to catch speeders, but for now it has to be the local Speedwatch people.

Oh, and to add that our County Council announced a policy review, just as we asked for permission for the devices. The policy came out - the devices couldn’t be anywhere for more than two weeks as “drivers get used to them”. So for our 2 devices, paid for by a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner, would need batteries, 8 locations, and we’d have to have trained staff and safe working practices. I stood my ground and we got 2 fixed locations agreed.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24302 on: 03 January, 2024, 11:18:15 pm »
Interesting, thanks. I think they're a good thing, a gentle reminder that speed may have drifted up, or that a speed limit change has been missed, that most drivers will react to positively.

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24303 on: 04 January, 2024, 08:17:06 am »
We get 15 min counts in 5mph speed bands.

You can get ones that record number plates and speed, but we decided that the more important use was the smiley faces reinforcing good speed behaviour. It is interesting watching the cars approach when the red frowny face lights up - almost all of them brake. I’ve had positive comments from people (drivers) saying that they are great reminders.

Another parish in the area have one of the number plate recording ones, and they do get speeding drivers written to, but it is a lot of admin.

I still aim to give the local police the best times to be on the roads to catch speeders, but for now it has to be the local Speedwatch people.

Oh, and to add that our County Council announced a policy review, just as we asked for permission for the devices. The policy came out - the devices couldn’t be anywhere for more than two weeks as “drivers get used to them”. So for our 2 devices, paid for by a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner, would need batteries, 8 locations, and we’d have to have trained staff and safe working practices. I stood my ground and we got 2 fixed locations agreed.

I love those smiley things that show speed too  - they've just installed a couple in a village near here - presenting a real incentive to put the hammer down and see what number you can achieve (on the bike of course)

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24304 on: 04 January, 2024, 09:09:39 pm »
There is one on a site I visit fairly regularly, that gives a frown above 20mph. It's on an uphill, though not massively steep. I wouldn't try my best to make it frown when I'm riding my bicycle up that hill, as that would be wrong.

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24305 on: 04 January, 2024, 11:03:33 pm »
There is one on a site I visit fairly regularly, that gives a frown above 20mph. It's on an uphill, though not massively steep. I wouldn't try my best to make it frown when I'm riding my bicycle up that hill, as that would be wrong.

That's where you need the ones which tell you your speed too.
They "report" under the speed limit, so instead of a blank screen you get "13" and a target.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24306 on: 05 January, 2024, 12:22:36 am »
We get 15 min counts in 5mph speed bands.

You can get ones that record number plates and speed, but we decided that the more important use was the smiley faces reinforcing good speed behaviour. It is interesting watching the cars approach when the red frowny face lights up - almost all of them brake. I’ve had positive comments from people (drivers) saying that they are great reminders.

Another parish in the area have one of the number plate recording ones, and they do get speeding drivers written to, but it is a lot of admin.

I still aim to give the local police the best times to be on the roads to catch speeders, but for now it has to be the local Speedwatch people.

Oh, and to add that our County Council announced a policy review, just as we asked for permission for the devices. The policy came out - the devices couldn’t be anywhere for more than two weeks as “drivers get used to them”. So for our 2 devices, paid for by a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner, would need batteries, 8 locations, and we’d have to have trained staff and safe working practices. I stood my ground and we got 2 fixed locations agreed.

I love those smiley things that show speed too  - they've just installed a couple in a village near here - presenting a real incentive to put the hammer down and see what number you can achieve (on the bike of course)

There was a “SLOW DOWN” one on a road near us, set to 40. I set it off on my bike  :smug:

(with knobbly tyres)
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24307 on: 05 January, 2024, 10:08:33 am »
We get 15 min counts in 5mph speed bands.

You can get ones that record number plates and speed, but we decided that the more important use was the smiley faces reinforcing good speed behaviour. It is interesting watching the cars approach when the red frowny face lights up - almost all of them brake. I’ve had positive comments from people (drivers) saying that they are great reminders.

Another parish in the area have one of the number plate recording ones, and they do get speeding drivers written to, but it is a lot of admin.

I still aim to give the local police the best times to be on the roads to catch speeders, but for now it has to be the local Speedwatch people.

Oh, and to add that our County Council announced a policy review, just as we asked for permission for the devices. The policy came out - the devices couldn’t be anywhere for more than two weeks as “drivers get used to them”. So for our 2 devices, paid for by a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner, would need batteries, 8 locations, and we’d have to have trained staff and safe working practices. I stood my ground and we got 2 fixed locations agreed.

I love those smiley things that show speed too  - they've just installed a couple in a village near here - presenting a real incentive to put the hammer down and see what number you can achieve (on the bike of course)

There was a “SLOW DOWN” one on a road near us, set to 40. I set it off on my bike  :smug:

(with knobbly tyres)

I managed to set off a speed camera on a FNRttC once.  It was a steep hill, I have to admit...
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24308 on: 11 January, 2024, 08:39:05 am »
Sodding stupid IT corporations.

I try to open a website for a blacksmith. Blocked, as it is categorised as a supplier of weapons by Paloalto corp.

I try to see if I can get it changed. Nope, not unless I'm a corporate customer.

Let the blacksmith know. He replied saying
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24309 on: 11 January, 2024, 12:37:45 pm »
Marine they’d turn a blind eye if you listed him as a whitesmith.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24310 on: 12 January, 2024, 07:24:35 am »
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Sodding stupid IT corporations.
I try to open a website for a blacksmith. Blocked, as it is categorised as a supplier of weapons by Paloalto corp.
I expect you've already tried this, but if you haven't, try setting it up for a Farrier.  Yes, yes, I know there's a significant difference, but once it is set up *cough* migrate it to be more wide ranging and blacksmithy and less about shoeing horses.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24311 on: 12 January, 2024, 10:02:50 am »
Quote from: mrcharly-YHT
Sodding stupid IT corporations.
I try to open a website for a blacksmith. Blocked, as it is categorised as a supplier of weapons by Paloalto corp.
I expect you've already tried this, but if you haven't, try setting it up for a Farrier.  Yes, yes, I know there's a significant difference, but once it is set up *cough* migrate it to be more wide ranging and blacksmithy and less about shoeing horses.

In the UK 'farrier' is a protected title (the oldest) and suggesting, even indirectly, that one is a farrier without being registered as such is a criminal offence.
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24312 on: 12 January, 2024, 11:18:54 am »
Quote from: mrcharly-YHT
Sodding stupid IT corporations.
I try to open a website for a blacksmith. Blocked, as it is categorised as a supplier of weapons by Paloalto corp.
I expect you've already tried this, but if you haven't, try setting it up for a Farrier.  Yes, yes, I know there's a significant difference, but once it is set up *cough* migrate it to be more wide ranging and blacksmithy and less about shoeing horses.
There is no option for farrier, or tools, or machinery.

Turns out that I can only get the designation changed if I have a corporate account. So Dave Budd, blacksmith, is forever flagged as a supplier of weapons.
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The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24313 on: 16 January, 2024, 10:09:43 pm »
If I buy a book, or a CD, or food, or whatever using my own payment method, I can share it with my wife.

If my wife buys a book etc with her own payment method, she can share it with me.

So why the fuck is it that Apple insist that members of a family group can only share purchases from Apple if they all use the same payment method?

It is a monumentally cuntish restriction.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24314 on: 17 January, 2024, 10:27:28 am »
If I buy a book, or a CD, or food, or whatever using my own payment method, I can share it with my wife.

If my wife buys a book etc with her own payment method, she can share it with me.

So why the fuck is it that Apple insist that members of a family group can only share purchases from Apple if they all use the same payment method?

It is a monumentally cuntish restriction.
Because deep inside the systems a coder made a decision to use the payment method as a key and it’s now so entrenched in the interconnecting systems that it’s easier (and thus cheaper) for the product manager to make this restriction on service than it is for the designers to unravel that tangle.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24315 on: 17 January, 2024, 01:13:34 pm »
So why the fuck is it that Apple insist that members of a family group can only share purchases from Apple if they all use the same payment method?

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24316 on: 17 January, 2024, 09:03:53 pm »
Yup. I had a hell of a time getting my wife her own Apple Music. Reason: she was as tied to my purchasing method. I know why; but indeed annoying.

ian

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24317 on: 23 January, 2024, 09:41:15 pm »

I fear I must commit a murder.


Possibly several.


I know some of you may think there is no circumstance in which the intentional extinguishment of a life is warranted. I admire your optimism for the nature of man, that there's no level of besullyment that doesn't demand the fatal sanction. A belief that on some level that there is universal redemption. A perpetual whiff of forgiveness that can't be wafted away. The comforting ignorant bliss of never to feel the need to stab, gouge, poison, shoot, or strangle. Never to wait in the dark, sequestered in a bush, behind a door, behind the shower curtain, waiting, for the unwary. No need to plan and plot, to conspire an alibi, or hatch an excuse. No practised pleas of insanity, no rehearsed requests for clemency.


This is the moral complacency of someone who has never found chewing gum firmly entrenched in their beard. More so, if you've don't chew the bloody stuff yourself, and probably acquired it second-hand, pre-masticated at the swimming pool. What is the purpose of chewing gum other than a displacement activity for people in advanced states of mental decay? An aid to prevent the inevitable drooling from their perpetually slack mouths. For the rest of us, a soundtrack of chumbling, a symphony of sloppy salivation, a misophonic misery.


So yes, a murder. Possible several. But I will hunt them down and I will kill them. Anyone else caught chewing will be delightful collateral. It's harsh but it's fair. I do God's work.


In the end, I weighed up the benefits of moisturizer versus industrial stain remover. The moisturizer was slowly working but I upgraded to the stain remover on account it contained an impressive range of organic chemicals that I am sure where never intended to be used on skin. This was effective but now I smell like I've been dry-cleaned.

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24318 on: 23 January, 2024, 09:57:33 pm »
Ew. I can see why you're a trifle annoyed.
Apparently peanut butter is worth trying to get gum out of hair.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24320 on: 23 January, 2024, 11:09:32 pm »
I think what made it worse was that white wodge in my beard made it look like I’d been caught in overenthusiastic friendly fire from gay porn film set.


Not really a look I’d aspired to. I had sneak out of the pool, collar pulled up like I was the elephant man. I hate dry Tuesday.


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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24321 on: 24 January, 2024, 12:21:32 am »
A beard.

Oh dear.
It is simpler than it looks.

Beardy

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24322 on: 24 January, 2024, 12:23:49 am »
What do you call a person without a beard?

A woman.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24323 on: 24 January, 2024, 08:33:07 am »
Oh. That's given me really unexpected ick. I was having breakfast when I read it. Now I can't finish it; I feel a bit sick.

To be honest, I find all pre-masticated food fairly disgusting, but the thought of it touching my face...

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #24324 on: 24 January, 2024, 09:47:33 am »
Oh. That's given me really unexpected ick. I was having breakfast when I read it. Now I can't finish it; I feel a bit sick.

To be honest, I find all pre-masticated food fairly disgusting, but the thought of it touching my face...

What about what comes out of a liquidizer?