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#409025 Joke Thread

Posted by catch on 12 September 2014 - 06:32 PM

Two Crocodiles were sitting at the side of the River Thames
 
The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, 'I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me.
We're the same age, and we were the same size as kids. I just don't get it.'

'Well,' said the big Croc, 'what have you been eating?'

 

'Politicians, same as you,' replied the small Croc.

'Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?'

'Down the other side of the river near the car park by Westminster.'

'Same here. Hmm.....How do you catch them?' said the big Croc.

'Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus, BMW or Mercedes cars and wait for one to unlock the car door.

 

Then I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the !Removed! out of them and eat 'em!'


'Ah!' says the big Crocodile, 'I think I see your problem. You're not getting any real nourishment.
 

See, by the time you finish shaking the !Removed! out of a


Politician, there's nothing left but an a###hole and a briefcase!!.




#408905 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by catch on 12 September 2014 - 12:00 PM

 

i agree but in Ireland they are literally never around when there is an offence such as tailgating  going on,

 

And there in lies the problem Mark, 99.9999% [a guess] :D of the time the police are not there, nor could possibly be expected to be there. And so it goes on because of that very fact, million to one chance of getting pulled for tailgating [anyone notice I've up the percentage of probability] Yer I'll take them odds..............get a move on why don't you I've places to go w@nker

 

Basically a law that is in the most part, in real world circumstances  unable in prosecute the vast majority of transgressors, is worth less than the paper it was written on. On top of that, again in the real world most coppers would give it a low priority and deem it not worth the paperwork, due to pressure of work load / force priorities

 

Obviously, if such drivers  by their driving style go onto cause death or serious injury, then it will merit the paper work. But that is after the event policing, not a dig at the police just highlighting the reality of the real world.

 

Also not all tailgating takes place on a road where the person being tailgated has options to pull into another lane, like on the vast majority of the roads in the UK, moving over is not an option.




#408708 Dash Cam Dangerous Driving Clips, Should You Be Able To Up Load Evidence To T...

Posted by catch on 11 September 2014 - 07:42 PM

Phil,

 

I guess to do trials you need to have defined knowns such as how many cameras out there, recording for how long and the like. Overwise a very low number vids sent could be inconclusive, in that the numbers of motorists being active supporters of the project  could not be defined.

 

I was just mussing the idea of uploading the evidence of traffic regulation offences, potentially endangering life.

 

But I reckon with the onward march of technology, and considering the billions of pound lost to the economy, and the 23,000 or so lives lost or seriously degraded. And the near 200,000 other injuries sustained every year, after year, after year. Eventually something will be done about it I'm sure.

 

I was watching that new program on Motorway Workers this week, there was a guy in an HGV watching a "series" as he put it, not a film, on his laptop whilst driving. Now I suspect he would get a hundred quid or so fine, yet his actions could have cost countless lives in a pileup and millions of pounds  worth of damage and cost to the economy in motorway closure costs.

 

A law that stated the vehicle would be inpounded and not released until a hefty fine was paid by the company owners. I bet the incidences of HVG drivers watching films on lap tops would drop considerably. 

 

I watched another program "How good a driver are you" or such like, the other week. Put these women in a simulator, texting while driving. One woman seeing the results said thats it, the phone is off when she is in the car. The other one said " she would keep the text messages "SHORT"  

 

Until peoples mindset is altered, and there is no better way to do that, than taking licenses of offenders, or very heavy fines, this carnage on our roads will continue.




#408605 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by catch on 11 September 2014 - 04:11 PM

have you another cam on order Kurt ?




#405992 Scottish Independence Poll

Posted by catch on 05 September 2014 - 04:41 PM

George Monbiot says it all for me

 

Irish Grandparents

Scottish Father

Born in England

 

OK can't Vote but could I get a Scottish Passport ? :ph34r:




#404202 Whats Your Barmy Health And Safety Experience? If Any.

Posted by catch on 01 September 2014 - 06:05 PM

So there I am circa 20 miles from home last week and about 10 ltrs left in the tank, and knowing our local Tesco and Morrisons have an unofficial  "cartel" going in regards to petrol pricing.

 

I say that because motorists in our town pay circa 4 pence a litre more for their petrol at Morrisons, than Morrisions customers pay 10 miles up the road at their next nearest store. And the simple reason is our town has not got a Sainsburys, and the town 10 miles up the road has, along with a Morrisons. Meaning I don't buy Morrisons petrol on principle................why oh why don't Aldi sell petrol.

 

Actually that observation in it's self merits its own thread, anybody care to start one?

 

So I tip up at Harrogate Sainsburys petrol forcourt, 125.9p per litre and busy as hell, tail backs at all the pumps. Eventually, waiting patiently in the queue pays off and when the guy in front of me fills up and moves off, and I pull up to the pump I see that the pump in front of me [pump 5] 10 in all, is not in use. Theres a big ole Motor Way Cone blocking the pump, so I am stood there in the process of brimming my tank thinking to myself .........Stuff you Morrisons.

 

Anyways my mind wanders back to observing THE CONE it's positioned inches away from a scattering of dried sand covering an area of say 30cm in diameter, to a depth of ....well try and imagine two grains of sand stacked one on top of the other and there you have it. Said sand is positioned where the petrol filler cap would be in relation to the petrol pump it's self.

 

So the old brain immediately comes to the conclusion its not an oil spillage, wrong position geographicly, not enough sand covering it. Bingo ! It's a petrol spillage.. in't Brains Brilliant!

 

Anyhow heading to the shop to pay, I gives the sand a squish with my foot. And as I suspected the concrete was bone dry, the sand had absorbed the petrol, and the ambient temperature had dried the sand. Crisis over, stand Harrogate General Hospital down from it's Code Red Alert. So I moved the cone with one hand and swung it onto the raise base next to the pump, thinking that would ease the conjestion at the pumps a little

 

How wrong was I, my actions had triggered a Code Red at the Tills! One minute there were two adolescent till operatives, seconds later I'm in the shop getting visually identified with an accusatory finger by the one remaining seated adolescent shouting "thats him" as the second is making a dash for the "Tazzer Cupboard"   Anyhow it turns out I was mistaken, Sainsburys dont have a "Tazzer Cupboard" he was making for the exit of the secured till area.

 

Hes bearing down on me, eyes wide open like an adolescent possessed. Staight away I'm into descelation mode, hands held slightly forward palms open,indicating I'm not armed, I come in peace.

 

It's OK I said the concrete is dry there is no hazard hence I removed the cone. He screams back....

THE SAND, THE SANDS THE HAZARD! And he's gone like an Exocet Missile bearing down on it's target.

 

I'm confering with the queue.....well I've heard of some daft interpitations as to what constitues a hazard, but that beats the lot....... yer like somebodys going to trip over 1mm high sand, followed by impersonation of same. Lady in front of me is killing her self laughing, the snitch who fingered me is saying [in a condecending tone]... just let us get on with our job sir, well two can play at that game.

 

Get on with your job I says, I take it this is your first, well at some point in your career you are going to have to employ a bit of commonsense, but obviously that time appears to be sometime well into the future.

 

Well now that I'm in another queue [sadly of my own making] I'm observing the antics of the adolescent Red Adair Because a guy parked up behind my car seeing I had removed the cone, had swung around my car at pump 6, pulled forward so he could align his car parallel with the pump and reversed into position.

 

But sadly he was to late at getting out of his car and grabing the knozzle. Red is on his case, he's in front of the guys car 20cm off his front bumper flapping his arms about waving the guy back. Obviously Red reckons the guys got a steering back axle, which he has'nt. ........

 

Anyway I'm at the till, I pay and I'm gone, I'm out the door, Reds nowhere to be seen, the guy in the car has gone The Cone is back in situ warning of the hazardous sand. I give it a cursary scatter as I pass, I can feel the eyes burning into my back. I gets in the car, belts up and asked the wife what happened to the guy who pulled up to pump 5. She said he eventually wound his window down, shouted something to Red, he stepped back and to the side, and the guy just drove off........last seen heading for Asda self serve I presume..............I'll maybe give them a try next time I'm passing.




#404106 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by catch on 01 September 2014 - 02:42 PM

Note to self, don't try and overtake Mattew, hang on a sec.....ST2, tear note up it ain't going to happen.




#404062 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by catch on 01 September 2014 - 11:09 AM

I just had an unmarked BMW up my rear on the motorway for 15 miles, I feel I should upload the rear cam footage to YouTube or something >_>

 

Go one dave, lets see it, "Jeebo" James gave me access to a You Tube channel [ no data on you appears] . Don't feel I can pass access on to somebody else without his consent. but you send him a PM mate.




#404058 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by catch on 01 September 2014 - 11:01 AM

I ain't got a problem with you Ian, and incidently I never looked on it as a dispute, but you obviously did, mentioned it three times I see in your last post.

 

And yet again telling me where to post what to post. Look I back my input up with facts, CPS definitions regards traffic violations, statistical data regards cost to the economay, costs in pain and death. And I mentioned a few of threads I started and what traffic they had generated. It would appear facts seem to get you all rattled, have you ever thought? Hang on I think I'm possibly alergic to facts  :mellow:

 

Well like I said if you offer up opinions on public forums about what somebody else opined, they are more than likely going to come back at you with an opinion in regard to your opinion of their opinion, thats how it works kiddo. :rolleyes:

 

Now I didn't think I was being rude, it was not my intention to allienate you, maybe I've just been exposed to a more masculine enviroment than you have.

 

Now I could only sign up to a Truce Ian if I had been involved in a war, which I havent been.  I'm possibly guilty of getting the better of you in a debate. I'm possilby guilty, no definately guilty of pulling your leg, winding you up.....it's a bloke thing

 

I wont be PM ing you, but if you want to have a "final spleen venting" at my expence then go a head, I'll offer up no retort.

 

Oh I've just had another idea for a general disscusion topic, should be plenty of participation I reckon, so keep your eyes peeled, hope you join in, or you could put it on ignore [along with me]  up to you really.

 

Theme will be: Whats your Barmy Health and Safety Experience. In the personal experience that I'll start the thread off with, I'm at my usual irritating best [ you'll love it Ian ] when confronting  those I perceive to have totally lost the plot.

 

Anyway no more off topic posts on this thread, sorry lads keep those Tailgating stories coming.




#403906 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by catch on 31 August 2014 - 09:18 PM

No worries Clive

 

Now in reply to Ian,

 

You may or may not have noticed Clive had finished his post on that thread with the words

 

End of Chat!

 

Now I took it that he wanted the thread ending there.

 

So I "ribbed" you on this thread a thread incidently I started! And incidently attracting 547 views and 37 replies

 

By the way I'd have thought a discussion about "in car dash cam recordings" was relevant on a Car Forum. So you telling me to take it else where, well I'm sorry but I don't need you telling me were I should post thank you.

 

And yes your right there is free speech, but there is also the freedom not to partake in a thread. I don't take my ball home if people disagree with my view. Debating is about  people putting up debate and seeing what comes of it. Now if your offended by the fact somebody does not agree with your view, dont partake in said debate, it's that simple..

 

I started a thread Fog Lamps As Led DRL Substiutes, Discuss  Initially the consensus was to do so was breaking the law, I didn't sulk and go home, I offered up reasoned logic and you know what ........... I've converted my Fog Lamp housings to accommodate legally conformng DRL's had them in since early April cost me circa £27 and had no trouble with the Police,

 

I started a thread on Water In Plug Ports Issue which has to date attracted just short off 27,000 hits, incidently generating alot of hits for and hence helping to raise this forums web profile.

 

Threads I or anybody else put up and are seen by members of this forum to be an irrelvence in their eyes, well they wont attract input and as a concequence  they wither and die.......Thats how forums work, and big boys live with it.

 

So think on Ian, to be safe your best sticking to "Fluffy" threads with content such as ...was that you I saw on the

A361 going West near South Molton ;)




#403734 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by catch on 31 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

I'm saying now't  in case Ian throws his rattle out off his pram :ph34r: again




#403437 Dash Cam Dangerous Driving Clips, Should You Be Able To Up Load Evidence To T...

Posted by catch on 30 August 2014 - 07:07 PM

Well that's wonderful catch.. Fact still remains, creating extra £ to pay people to sieve through videos isn't going to be easy... 

 

I already gave you the answer - social media, upload it to youtube, if it gets a lot of attention because it's worse than someone making a genuine mistake then the police may look into it...

 

Ah yet again Ian you miss the blindingly OBVIOUS, [ referance Son of Nod] :rolleyes:

 

It's funded out of the savings you make by changing the mindset of the idiots you prosecute.

 

It's a simple methodology, you keep violating, you keep collecting the points and what do points get you ?

 

Well they certainly dont get you prizes, more than likely they get you a ban. So over time "re educating" those most likely by their atrocious driving habits to be the cause of "accidents"  you progressivly cut the 34.5 billion loss to the economy. Hence more tax generated for the government, whilst at the same time slashing resources employed to attend accidents, Police, Fire Brigade and NHS better employed else where. Averting thousands of productive man hours lost as a result of lane closures due the accidents, oh and not only arn't the dead and seriously injured [lates figures 23,370 in total ] not turning up for work and contributing to the tax revenue, nor are a sizable portion of the other 183,670 injured in accidents turning up for work the next day.

 

It's whats known as a self financing solution. Of course if you fail to get your head around what £34.5 billion actually is, or are to busy stubbling around in the dark, then I dare say you will be incapable of finding the solution.  Out of the box Ian thats the way to go.

 

 

As for the "social media" I'm of the generation who are not self obsessed, nore do I think others would be remotely interested in what I ate whilst out last night. Hence I'm managing to get through life not knowing what others ate last night ;) Though I dare say it has it's uses in getting a message across, I'll leave that to others thank you.




#403155 Dash Cam Dangerous Driving Clips, Should You Be Able To Up Load Evidence To T...

Posted by catch on 29 August 2014 - 08:13 PM

"Sadly for your scenario's that I have seen the footage for, I think neither would result in a police visit as clear as it is. They were clearly idiots, especially the van, but his gesture would result in the police struggling to pursue a section 5 let alone driving without due care"

 

I disagree James

 

In both cases the drivers could be charge under the offences of:

 

1. Failing to conform to a Traffic Sign.

 

In that they failed to give way to oncoming traffic. And that being the case they were also guilty of

 

2. Careless Driving:

 

I refer you to http://www.cps.gov.u...ences/#P84_4838

 

 

You see my argument is [in the near 25,000 yearly instances of death or serious injury that happen on our roads] The only way you will get safer roads is by prosecuting those who commit traffic offences. There is no other interpitation for what took place in both those clips.

 

You either nip bad / aggresive driving in the bud or you pay the price later on down the line. Those 25,000 dead or seriously injured people, that £34.8 billion cost to the economy is in the main a result of bad / aggresive driving. Hence my referance to being either Proactive or Reactive in policing traffic violations.

 

And by policing I don't mean the existing policing structure need take the load in that regard. Think outside the box, people who can only tell me why something cannot be done, they "frustrate me" So much so I decided to stop "taking a wage" so to speak when I was 30 years old, and went into business on my own account [ and not in the area that I had previously earned my living from]  I've had people say to me what do you know about a "certain" business it's not your area of expertise.I'd reply that might be the case, but knowing whats wrong with a businees is a good place to start turning it around.  Anyway long story short three business later I was able to virtually retire from business when I was 49 years old. Thats what thinking out side the box can achieve.




#402370 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by catch on 27 August 2014 - 10:58 PM

In relation to the A lense B lense question / quandary some peeps may have.

 

Here is some handy input regards the above over at Dash Cam Talk russ331 is a mine of information.




#402260 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by catch on 27 August 2014 - 08:50 PM

using a Kingston 32GB Class 4 and a Kingston 64GB Class 10 no problems with either

 

Update:

 

My new Mobius B lense dash cam arrived today for the front windscreen. Now using "Wide" option in FOV settings, and being the Wide Angled lense I have the creamish A pillars in field of view, and as a result I get reflections of same on the windscreen video capture. I have my Dash cam just under the Rain Sensor Housing. It also shows an area of the dash inwards of the  demister vent. This being grey does not negatively show up as a reflection.

 

Differance with the A lense Mobius using the same bracket, it does not pick up the A pillars, well it does but just a  tiny tiny bit of the respective bases of A pillars hence no reflections. And it only shows a little of the dash but very little indeed.

 

I've tried the B lense Mobius on "narrow" setting in FOV and that is like using the A lense Mobius. Now tomorrow I may adjust the bracket to lift the cam angle, and try again on "Wide" setting, but lifting it to high may have the cam picking up more direct sun hence dazzle.

 

Just letting fellow Focus owners know purchasing the B lense Mobius may not be beneficial. There again setting the cam higher up the windscreen phyisically may mitigate that effect. Maybe somebody with a B lense setup akin to that, could give some feed back for those thinking of putting dash cams in.

 

Myself, I'm happy with my home made brackets and the cam positions, in that I will be leaving them in permanent situ. I only had have two attempts at making the rear bracket. And two front brackets, both of which I then refashioned, eventually settling on the refashioned first bracket  :mellow:

 

Just awaiting the 3m charging cable to hard wire it in [should come tommorow] then back and front hard wired and finished.

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