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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 11:17:19 PM »
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He is at home................... end of.
That's great news.  It's good to hear he has done the right thing and returned home to England. :)

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 10:34:23 PM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 10:28:42 PM »
 
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lucky man 

Well, I guess.  Weather outlook up north and snow conditions look perfect.  Ah well.

But yeah, I can get out my house and I’ve got no bad options from my doorstep. 
Tonight’s stats look worry some – time tae hud ontae oor bunnets.  :eek
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 09:34:24 PM »
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HRH was tested because he is HRH.



And because it gets a message to the masses that not even he can escape this so stay in your bloody homes!!!

Indeed.  Though one is allowed out for a walk once a day. And next week I've got work to go to.
Today's walk;

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 09:12:13 PM »
As stated earlier HRH truning up for a test is just not happening for reasons stated, admitting him for 24hrs is an even worse scenario.

He had mild symptons.  No action was required - other than self isolation - preferably at home -  and not at your highland bolt hole.    He did not meet the NHS Scotland critieria for a test.   HRH was tested because he is HRH. 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 08:49:30 PM »
 
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if you self isolate and still have symptoms after 7 days then after calling 111 and they assess you
 
Yes correct.  That is exactly what I have been saying. :thumbup
 
HRH had mild symptoms – he did not meet the current criteria for testing.  He was tested because he is royalty.  Go and check the Scottish NHS web site.

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If after having the test and them assessing you don't require direct medical help they'll send you home and monitor you,
Currently with NHS Scotland you’ll only get tested after 24hrs in hospital.  HRH was not in hospital for 24hrs.  He was at home with mild symptoms.


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es he did or they wouldn't have tested him, do you think Nicola Fish (SNP) is going to allow the English Royalty to abuse the Scottish NHS without screaming.................. not bloody likely!  And if they have and she finds out she no doubt will..............we'll just have to wait and see.     
What I will tell you is that she will not be rocking the boat on this one.  The SNP will defend HRH to the hilt.

 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 08:38:31 PM »
 
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The Scottish nationalist who doesn't do nationalism :lol
The Scottish campaign for Independence is not a nationalist movement.  It is an inclusive moment. 
There are Scottish nationalists but I am not one of them, I do however thirst for and believe in Scottish independence.
 

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 26 March 2020, 08:33:40 PM »
 
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I've got cruise control on my Tiger. Only used for dull motorway miles when I want to scratch my nose.
When they started introducing average speeds zones well in my last car – a VW Bora 2.0S that I had for just over ten years – I found it quite stressful, you can’t relax.  And one average speed zone now runs for 140 miles from Bridge of Allan to Inverness.  Bu with cruise control in the Yeti it doesn’t really bother me one bit.


So, hoping it works nicely on the bike.


Just wish I could get out on it.
 

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 26 March 2020, 08:04:28 PM »
 
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Does it have the gizmos that seem to be on most modern bikes these days? Cornering ABS/launch control/antiwheelie/quickshifter/auto blipper/riding modes/ ya ya ya etc etc. I seem to recall reading a while ago that some of these high end machines are in contact with the manufacturers via the control system
Fly by wire throttle. 
Two rider modes – wet and normal
It’s got ABS but cornering ABS is extra – so mine doesn’t have it.
No launch control.  But you don't need - the traction control holds the wheel down - it's quick off the mark.

Traction control (standard) keeps the front wheel down – but you can switch if off.
Quickshifter with auto-blipper is extra – was on the test bike – I didn’t think much of it – so not got it


In terms of ya ya ya  :lol


I opted for cruise control – a rip off but I feel essential for average speed zones.
Heated grips – well why wouldn’t you?
Tyre pressure monitor – I’ve shat myself in the past with punctures – this should be standard on every bike now.
Dynamic suspension – well the test bike had it and the suspension was impressive – like a flying carpet – so slected it cos I was concerned I might be disappointed if I didn’t have it.  Anyway it turns the forks gold – which is good on a dull black bike. :)


Other things I opted for – centre stand (yes I know why is it not standard >: )  LED enhanced daylight headlamp (not impressed now I’ve seen it).  Cylinder protector covers – should deal with drops and very very low speed foc ups.


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I seem to recall reading a while ago that some of these high end machines are in contact with the manufacturers via the control system
Yeah it’s a got a tracker.  You can go for optional emergency call for 300 quid (I didn't).  If you chuck it down the road it will automatically call you an ambulance (well it’ll contact the BMW control centre and if you don’t respond they will initiate an emergency response). 

     

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 07:38:05 PM »
 
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I said after 7 days, and I have doubt little he would have been, they aren't going to blatantly break the rules it's too easy to check.  After that you ring 111 they then tell you where to go and get tested.  If you have it they monitor you, HRH at the moment has got mid symptoms and will be monitored, if it gets worse to a point he needs ventilating they will admit him, same as you or I.  I don't believe at the moment his private hospital has an ITU he, will have to be treated by the NHS. 

If you go to hospital with mild symptoms after 7 days they will send you home with a flea in your ear.


You will not be tested – you will not be monitored – you will be told to stay at home and rest.
 
His foccin Royal Highness did not meet the NHS Scotland criteria for a Covid19 test.
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These idiots wanted to go on holiday, WTF are they on! 
I’m talking about people in self-catering accommodation last week, whom had booked weeks or months ago. 
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 07:20:47 PM »
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Quote from: mtread on Today at 05:35:24 PM
 
 
    On another point, applause for Rishi Sunak in respect of his deal for the self employed  :thumbup
 
Shhh, don't let VNA hear you say that!

VNA has to be honest, I struggle to get my head round the financial implications of all this, and indeed how to deal with it.  I accept that we must not allow our NHS to become overwhelmed, and everything possible should be done no matter the cost.
 
I know little of Rishi Sunak.  The manner in which Sajid Javid left was most worry some, and Sunak appears to have been dropped in as Johnson’s yes man.   But he doesn’t come across as your usual arrogant Tory dummy, I’m not convinced he’ll be a yes man in the long run.  Though there are concerns over his hedge fund management past.


Anyway, I struggle with the scale of this, and I’m not up to speed on it, but if it has been agreed with the Trade Unions and opposition then so be it.


In the long term, it’s how do we recover from this?  I’m afraid that perhaps Sunak will have to follow up his emergency socialist budgets with socialist tax increases – and maybe turn the screw on those tax dodging capitalist Hedge Funds – that could prove tricky. 
 
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 06:18:03 PM »
 
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Yes he did, if you go to hospital after 7 days they'll test you.  The only reason he didn't go to a hospital was I believe for the reasons given.   

 
 
NHS Scotland does not recommended you go to hospital.  In fact they ask that you not go to hositpal, that is except in the most exceptional of circumstances.  Charlie, we are told has mild symptoms.
 
 
 
NHS Scotland states for those with symptoms  -
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you must stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms began.

If your symptoms become severe then call your GP or 111.
 
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Holiday says it all, they don't live there.

Some folks in cottages and self-catering accommodation where asked to leave and go home last week.  Just a wee bit OTT.
 
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One of the biggest mistakes the Chinese made was not to test, their med staff, we've (the world) has known that getting on for few months now and we did nothing.  As with much of this governments actions it's been all too late and playing catch up, others are doing the very same just look at the US!

Totally agree with you.
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 04:15:03 PM »
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All he had was a test, as does everyone who presents symptoms after 7 days.
 
He did not meet the current criteria for a test. 



Hospitals are struggling for suitably skilled staff at this time, as many are off sick as they are displaying possible symptoms of Covid19.  They are unable to get a test and have to self-isolate, despite the fact they may well be in fact fit to return to work.


 
People on holiday in the highlands have had their breaks interrupted, needlessly I would say, and been asked to return home.
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 02:55:30 PM »
The EU has conformed that governments duty is to saving lives not to political ideology.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 02:53:21 PM »
 

 
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No10 confirms that UK is not taking part in EU initiative to bulk buy ventilators and other equipment needed to tackle coronavirus. Asked why, Boris Johnson’s spokesman says: “We are not a member of the EU.”
Ben Kentish LBC.




So whilst we continue as a member of the single market during the transition period, it appears that My Johnson is putting BREXIT before breathing.

Meanwhile UK firms that actually make ventilators are being ignored by the government whilst BREXIT supporting manufactures such as Dyson, who make vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, but have yet to produce one single ventilator, have signed a contract with the government to produce 15,000 ventilators. 
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 12:49:34 PM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 12:39:42 PM »
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and this is why I cant take you seriously, because you always contradict yourself
No contradiction dude.

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 26 March 2020, 12:37:51 PM »
 
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That gets my goat too, incorrect use of a saying.
 
 
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating" is the correct saying  :pokefun.

I apologise.  But trust me, wack the throttle open, release that torque and hang on.  It’s an impressive engine.  I’ll quote MCN,


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At gentle throttle openings and below 5000rpm the boxer engine sits on its mild, low-lift cams and delivers flawless grunt from as low as 2000rpm. Ask for more power and the camshafts obey by snapping across the top of the engine, in just five milliseconds, delivering the kind of hairy cam acceleration that makes the roadster think it’s a mono-wheeling S1000R.
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It has the seamless thrust of a blueprinted race engine and a growling, rhythmic chocolatey exhaust growl to match. Throttle pick-up is flawless, even at town speeds and there’s enough oomph from the motor to stick it top gear and leave it there all day. Or, you can slice through the gears and visit the motor’s dark and angry side.

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General / Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« on: 26 March 2020, 12:29:49 PM »
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I sincerely hope it never gives you any problems, you'll need deep pockets
Same for everything these days.  Under warranty for the first three years anyway.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 11:09:34 AM »

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General / Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« on: 26 March 2020, 11:04:41 AM »
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That's not smooth power delivery.
The proof is in the pudding.
I'm guessing you've no had a bite.


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 11:00:56 AM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 11:00:32 AM »
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There's no need for the silly, cringy Scots mash-up speak, or whatever you'd call it, but there's nothing wrong with being proud of your nation.
It's called Scots, and there now't cringy or mashed-up about it.
I don't do pride.
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Only trouble is, when it's South of the border he brands it racism
And I don't do nationalism.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 10:54:27 AM »
 
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Typical Scot chips on both shoulders and an attitude problem, VNA you are a complete embarrassment, when you find yourself in a hole stop digging ya eejit.
Wait a foccin minute.  People are told no non-essential travel.  Hotels, B&B, hostels, and cottage lets are told to close down.  Caravaners are told they are selfish idiots, and ordered to turn around and head home.  People are told do not travel to your second homes.  Stay at home!


Our NHS staff, consultants, doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners etc are begging us to stay at home. Many of them, fearing they now have the virus themselves, are self-isolating at home, unable to return to work for a lack a Covid19 test.


Meanwhile, our Royal Fucking Wank, never mind that he ignored all the government advice before traveling to his bonnie Scottish estate, did not meet the criteria for being tested, but presumably Aberdeen NHS were ordered to travel out to his royal estate and test him.


I mean what the foc!  What the foccin foc!


I know who should be embarrassed, but then their grandiose sense of entitlement, puts them above the rules, and embarrassment is perhaps a concept that they struggle with.
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 12:16:58 AM »
 Meanwhile the news.


Boris fucking eediot Johnson staunds tae attention (quick take a picture I’m on the phone to the Queen) whilst on the tele tae the Queen, presumably tae discuss the maiter of hur wee laddie huvin contracted Covid19.  Much is made o the Queens auld fashioned tele.



Aye it’s the cannae fuckin thing tae dae, that is fleein tae the hielands, and eh presumably being royalty it doesnae matter if ye fell a few o they “rebellious Scots” as a result of yer inconsiderate selly actions.  Aye weil,ah least aw the scum in their caravans wur sent packin aforehaund. 



But here’s a wee message fae ye from wan local.  Prince Charles - why don’t you fuck off hame ye cunt.
 

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