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  • Does the Samsung have baked in ads that you can’t disable like some do? Screw that if so.

  • Superficial replied to the topic Holiday April sun/roadying in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    We went to Mallorca in March 2018 when the ‘Beast of the East’ was plunging the UK into a cold snap. Mallorca was a bit chilly (~10 C) but quite a pleasant change. The riding there is fantastic and I’d echo all the above points about Porto do Pollença and easy bike hire etc. I hired a bike for a couple of days during a family holiday. Worked well.

  • I’ve just checked, and assuming it’s the same as on my browser (Safari) and using WTP2*, it’s quite confusing. You have to click Export, then change the dropdown box to “GPX > File” then click the Export button which is confusingly to the left of the drop down.

    Alternatively, copy and paste the text from the website into your text editor of…[Read more]

  • @superficial – so am i right in thinking that if the arteries are too hard this would lead to the heart having to pump harder when I stand up?

    No it’s not so much that. It’s about how your body can cope with the natural fluctuations in blood pressure. More elasticity = better damping of blood pressure ‘spikes’, maybe less risk of end-organ damage.

  • Superficial replied to the topic Retro gaming and emulation in the forum Chat Forum 3 days ago

    I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet recently..

    So have I, but that is comfortably the most awesome thing I’ve seen this year. Thanks for linking.

  • When stood up your heart has to pump blood over a larger height difference so will have to work harder.

    Well, yes. The mechanism is to do with a reduced venous return when you stand – less blood coming back to the (right) heart, lower stroke volume, so lower blood pressure, then a compensatory tachycardia as you mention. So it is a normal…[Read more]

  • Superficial replied to the topic Engine Braking? in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Also, on snow, lock up are better for stopping in a straight line than ABS.

    That’s true for deep snow (and sand) where you can build up a pile of powder in front of your tyres to create a larger surface area. But 1) most of the snow we encounter here is hard-pack or only a few cm so that doesn’t apply and 2) ABS helps you maintain control of…[Read more]

  • My guess is that the software changed some proxy settings or something. I think there are proxy settings which are browser-specific.

  • So it installed itself without your input knowledge or permission? And you don’t want it? And it’s resisting ways to delete it? i think you have perfectly described malware.

  • Seems like a big expense to make your sick edits a bit sharper. Is it worth it?

  • Superficial replied to the topic Apple Store vs John Lewis in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Is it definitely the same model? As you say it’s unusual to see such a substantial discount on Apple. Make sure it’s not last year’s model.

    Or at least, be aware if it is – there’s nothing absolutely wrong with an older model although the 2018 base MBP was a bit wheezy. 2019 much better.

  • Statins do have significant sideffects and I believe these are quite common.

    Depends how you define common. If you measure side effects as a percentage of people taking them, they’re a remarkably safe drug that get a terrible press for no good reason. I see loads of people who take statins and lots of people erroneously attribute non-specific…[Read more]

  • Superficial replied to the topic A religious question… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Wow Chewkw is doing a good job of pretending to be more crazy than the OP’s SiL.

  • Superficial replied to the topic Eco food storage? in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    The irony, in case it’s not obvious is that the ‘bags for life’ are made of much thicker plastic and often contain 10-40x as much plastic as the older style plastic bags. I.e. you have to use them 10 times to ‘break even’ vs the older thin plastic bags.

  • So it sounds like antares above might have been naughty

    I suspect the PDNP might be equally bothered about people riding on that section of Stanage… But really, you are suggesting a need to take footage off Youtube in case it falls foul of PDNP byelaws?

  • Superficial replied to the topic Wolf moon is amazing. in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    In support of gwaelod’s ridiculous rant:

    Wolf moon

    I, like him, feel that there has been way more coverage of the moon in the past couple of years. Apart from a few amateur astronomers and the odd polymath (STW appears to have a few…) and I don’t believe it was a widely-recognised term until recently.

  • Been drone curious for ages and finally bit the bullet a few weeks back when I managed to snag a Mavic Mini with 20% off in one of ebays promotions. Nice little bit of kit and fits nicely in a bag to take out on the bike. Just hope they add active tracking on a future firmware update. Here’s a rough little edit I did when I first took it o…

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  • Superficial replied to the topic How to connect to Netflix ? in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    You shouldn’t need an account to use the box if you never intend to use the NowTV streaming services (I think). But if you want to claim the free / included trial of NowTV streaming then I guess you will (essentially they make you sign up to a recurring contract that you can cancel at any time).

  • Superficial replied to the topic Which iPhone? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Well the third one down (Bella on grass) looked a bit off on my phone. Looking at it now on full size on the big screen I’m guessing has had some kind “oil painting” effect/filter applied to it? Which explains the posterisation and blotchy bits, but there is also a weird halo going on around the dog, especially above her head. Maybe a heavy sharp…

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  • Regular on a snowboard. Massively prefer frontside spins (spinning off heels) which I think comes from riding bikes and spinning in the direction of my back (left) foot as described above.

    So IMHO I don’t think snowboarding regular/goofiness is related to chocolate footedness (related: that phrase MUST be said in a German Hans Rey accent) but…[Read more]

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