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Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Lamp, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Personally it is evidence how little people pay attention to warnings, I've never seen it worse in many years of travelling the same route on bicycle or motorcycle when it comes to cyclists maintaining a high visibility level and yet it has probably never been cheaper or easier to do so. It is really ironic our dogs are more visible since they actually have a light on them.

    Just one of many examples at about 6:55 in the morning, the action camera isn't the best but I've tried to put the cyclist in the best position to be seen so spot the cyclist:

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  2. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    You've an argument about night riding @Embattle - lights are mandatory.

    However, you are to expect and check for cycles at junctions in the day. 100%. Lack of high-vis isn't any sort of argument - it's not an issue in Europe and the amount of cyclists that get wiped out with lights and high vis show that paying proper attention when you're in control of a chunk of heavy metal is the important factor.

    And the legally mandated one.
     
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  3. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    This is a far out theory, but it's a theory.

    Perhaps the reason why cyclist is more 'accepted' on the continent is because the majority of cycling is city cycling with good lighting and more thought in road design.

    I've had a couple of occasions where I've had blind corners and stuff in the two weeks i've been driving where it's probably not favourable for cyclists. (IE you have to pull out slightly onto the path of a cyclist in order to see down the road properly.
     
  4. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    So just because it isn't legally mandated it's fine? Oh come on. Just because you wank over bicycles you are arguing just for the sake of it.

    So if the same applied to cars and I was driving at night in a black car with no lights and someone crashed into me. Who's fault would that be? Mine that's who.

    And Europe have proper cycling lanes separate from other road users not this proxy bike lane shared with busses and cars.
     
  5. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    You're whining because you missed a cyclist in the daytime when it's your job to do so @dysfunction.

    Now you want to mandate high-vis for all. Maybe insurance? They're all a bunch of cunts anyway. I mean, just look at the totally relevant vid Embattle posted that proves everything. :rolleyes:

    It was daytime. You missed him You got shouted at. Big deal. Own your mistake instead of complaining that *he* was in the wrong...
     
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  6. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Just for completeness here is the cyclist:

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  7. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    It was early morning, dark and raining.
    So not really day time. So yes high vis is essential in those conditions.

    It wasn't even that close a shave as he was about 2 car lengths away.

    Yes I own up I didn't see him at first as my vision was obscured so I went further forward as I said. I would have seen him through the other car if he was illuminated better but the twat was blended into the scenery.
     
  8. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    At night. Should have lights @Embattle.

    But keep banging on about that eh?
     
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  9. Bodhi

    Bodhi FH is my second home

    Riding in the dark without lights or high-vis is just Darwinism in action.
     
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  10. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Agree. No argument there at all. Didn't look like that from your first post tho.
     
  11. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Agree. But that wasn't the original position.
     
  12. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    HSBC switching from a reference per online transaction to a "company reference" which is tied to the payee and can't be changed per transaction. So, companies I deal with multiple times a year (who give me a unique reference to attach to each transaction) need to be set up as new payees every time. That can't be right.
     
  13. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    Switch bank.
     
  14. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Doesn't sound right at all, especially in a PSD2 context (which is supposed to contain payee and transaction info).
     
  15. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Tweet 'em. They're responsive to social media. Maybe there's been a fuck up?
     
  16. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Yeah, I didn't think so. It's changed since I last did it.

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    The Company reference is where the normal transaction reference would've been and isn't selectable or alterable (as it says below).
     
  17. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    When you've made the payment what does the payment ref say?
     
  18. fettoken

    fettoken FH is my second home

    (Huge rant incoming)

    There's been something that's been gnawing at me for some time. I'm not pedantic when it comes to cleanliness, but do like shiny surfaces, try to remove spots and keep the floors clean of crumbles and the like.

    Some people just doesn't notice that. Eats in bed. Never uses a plate. Lean their hands against white painted surfaces and leave grease-spots (do they never wash their hands?!), never uses the handles which are attached to cabinet doors but instead uses the whole hand to open it leaving greasy fingerprints everywhere. Never uses coasters.

    These peoples homes also look like shit, those that doesn't seem to have any training in cleanliness. I'm beginning to think that i want to remove them from my life completely (about two of em)

    Am i being unreasonable when I notice this stuff. I've been pointing out some things as "use a coaster for f*ck sake" but that's about it.
     
  19. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Looks normal tbh. Normal as in the reference (today's one) appears under the payee on the statement overview.

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    The payee's (presumably automated) system has accepted the payment so it's worked, it's just weird that it doesn't seem to allow me to do a unique references for a transaction without re-adding the payee.
     
  20. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Get yer own place ffs. :)
     
  21. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Yeah, that's what doesn't make much sense, under PSD2 every transaction needs to be trackable at the individual level.
     
  22. fettoken

    fettoken FH is my second home

    I do have my own place. It's just a general feeling and I'm starting to wonder if i'm being unreasonable.
     
  23. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    So lodgers?

    It does seem extreme cutting people out of your life completely because of fingerprints and eating in (their) bed. Unless you don't particularly like them. At the end of the day I don't have lodgers because I like sitting about naked and shagging in the kitchen - maybe you're just getting to the point in life which most people reach where you don't want to live with other people.
     
  24. Job

    Job TWAT and FH Object of Ridicule

    I think he might be complaining for a 'friend'.
     
  25. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    So. Last week the bird noticed that my passport runs out in March.

    "Oh. Do I need to get a new passport to go on holiday to thailand?"

    "No"

    "Are you sure"

    "Yes, it's fine"

    "OK."


    Wake up this morning. Flying tomorrow. She says I need six months. Can't book an appointment to get a new passport at such short notice.

    I guess I'll just get on the flight and see what happens. But I'm fucking fuming.
     
  26. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

     
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  27. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Social Media Influencers
     
  28. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    08:30 Peterborough passport office, Monday. Going to change the flights (to much more inconvenient and expensive London).

    Would have been nice and easy to book a passport appointment today. But idiot. :(
     
  29. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I guess at least I get to watch the match :\
     
  30. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    You are now going to lose, it'll be all your fault :p
     
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