Viewing entries posted in October 2012

Re: I am currently wondering

Posted by Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31/10/12 11:24 PM, Mike Fleming wrote:

>>> Because we're not all Daniella Westbrook.
>>>
>> ;)
>> You've just got back from the pub, haven't you?
>
> Hadn't had a thing to drink for ages...
>
What, in the 15 minutes since u left the pub?

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Re: Stuff from NYC

Posted by Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> said:

> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > My brother-in-law lives in Manhattan. He rang my m-i-l to say he
> > wasn't being evacuated a couple of days ago, and that he'd got a large
> > supply of candles in.
> >
> Fingers crossed that he came through it OK.

Next island down, actually Staten Island. My m-i-l rang him earlier
and he's got power back, so he may have to get religion or summat to
get rid of all the candles.

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Re: I am currently wondering

Posted by Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

Paul Coyne <paul-at-gigglefish.org> said:

> On 31 Oct 2012, at 08:25, Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> said:
> >
> >> On a similar topic, why do we have two nostrils?
> >
> > Because we're not all Daniella Westbrook.
> >
> ;)
> You've just got back from the pub, haven't you?

Hadn't had a thing to drink for ages...

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Re: European Expedition

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 Oct 2012, at 18:59, Gordon Brown <gordon-at-gordonet.co.uk> wrote:
> Spotting a sign to the N=C3=BCrburgring, we thought we'd go and take a loo=
k. It was closed to bikes, apparently, but there were plenty of cars includi=
ng a couple of KTM X-Bows (one British, one German).

Unless anything has changed since my day (entirely possible), that would hav=
e likely just been a 30-minute restriction. After a crash with a major oil-s=
pill, they let cars out first to dry it out then let bikes out about half an=
hour later.

Ben

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Re: Driving licenses

Posted by Jason Hearn <jasedarace-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 October 2012 21:25, David Eyre <mrloop-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> On 31 October 2012 22:13, Jason Hearn <jasedarace-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> I've heard that excuse many a time. This is why the french still have
>> cardboard licences and the british V5 is 4 times the size as the french
>> one, yet both governments say 'sorry for the changes, its europes
>> fault'...
>> if thats the case then why isn't it global across the board....?
>>
> It's changing: 2013 <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013> : Mise en service
> du nouveau permis de conduire =E9lectronique le 1er janvier
>
> http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permis_de_conduire_en_France
>
>
It is, and about time too, only 10 years after the UK went about it!

I need to change my UK licence in two years anyway so *shrug*...


--=20

JaseDaRace
- too many wheels, too little time....

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Re: Driving licenses

Posted by David Eyre <mrloop-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 October 2012 22:13, Jason Hearn <jasedarace-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I've heard that excuse many a time. This is why the french still have
> cardboard licences and the british V5 is 4 times the size as the french
> one, yet both governments say 'sorry for the changes, its europes fault'.=
..
> if thats the case then why isn't it global across the board....?
>
>
It's changing: 2013 <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013> : Mise en service
du nouveau permis de conduire =E9lectronique le 1er janvier

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permis_de_conduire_en_France



> As an aside, but still on topic...
> A colleague at work exchanged her UK license with grandparent rights on i=
t
> and got a french licence, complete with full HGV entitlement :-)
>


As mentioned earlier , the ever efficient Germans applied the new rules in
full in 2009 when I transferred and lost my Grosvater rights :-(

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Re: Driving licenses

Posted by Jason Hearn <jasedarace-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 October 2012 20:35, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> On 31 October 2012 20:21, Jason Hearn <jasedarace-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Does this mean I now have to pass a trailer test despite the fact I've
>> been using a heavy duty trailer for 10 years or so?
>>
>
> No, it just means that you might need a medical
>

I dont get the logic in this... why should I need a medical if pulling a
trailer, but not have a medical if driving a car without trailer? Surely if
I am unfit to drive one, I would be unfit to drive the other?

>
>
>> hmm... maybe now is the time for me to trade in my licence for a french
>> one=85.
>>
>> Unlikely to help, this is purportedly required by euro-harmonisation.
>
> I've heard that excuse many a time. This is why the french still have
cardboard licences and the british V5 is 4 times the size as the french
one, yet both governments say 'sorry for the changes, its europes fault'...
if thats the case then why isn't it global across the board....?

As an aside, but still on topic...
A colleague at work exchanged her UK license with grandparent rights on it
and got a french licence, complete with full HGV entitlement :-)

--=20

JaseDaRace
- too many wheels, too little time....

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Re: Driving licenses

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 October 2012 21:06, David Eyre <mrloop-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Where does the B+E medical requirement come in?
>

The original FUD email.

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atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: Driving licenses

Posted by David Eyre <mrloop-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 October 2012 21:35, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> On 31 October 2012 20:21, Jason Hearn <jasedarace-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Does this mean I now have to pass a trailer test despite the fact I've
> > been using a heavy duty trailer for 10 years or so?
> >
>
> No, it just means that you might need a medical
>
>
> > hmm... maybe now is the time for me to trade in my licence for a french
> > one=85.
> >
> > Unlikely to help, this is purportedly required by euro-harmonisation.
>
>

Where does the B+E medical requirement come in? It's not on the orginal
DVLA link and the EU diirective treats it same as B .

Just found the DVLA bit on towing https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car

For heavier trailers there is a test for B+E:
https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car/car-trailer-practical-test

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Re: Driving licenses

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 October 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 October 2012 20:21, Jason Hearn <jasedarace-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Does this mean I now have to pass a trailer test despite the fact I've
> been using a heavy duty trailer for 10 years or so?
>

No, it just means that you might need a medical


> hmm... maybe now is the time for me to trade in my licence for a french
> one=85.
>
> Unlikely to help, this is purportedly required by euro-harmonisation.



--=20
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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