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by rode_kater
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1539

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

Australia was the worst for speed limits. Draconian punishment for speeding, and a lot of country to drive through to get anywhere. I remember discussing this once there and the point was made that after 110km/h the effect of wind resistance really kicks off and so your petrol usage goes through th...
by rode_kater
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1539

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

I can see "over the air" broadcast being held to a "G" or at least PG-13 standard, as just about anyone could tune in, this goes for radio too. Reminds me of a little incident on TV here a while back. The most popular talk show was doing a segment on Chatroulette, which is an app where you get conn...
by rode_kater
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Think about it!!
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Think about it!!

The thing is we *lucked out* it is isn’t any more deadly. Sars-like viruses usually have devastating effects and high death rates. Indeed, the real luck is that it mostly kills old people. If it had been like the Spanish flu and killed mostly 20 to 40 year olds I believe we would be in a much worse...
by rode_kater
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: bike riding
Replies: 38
Views: 1503

Re: bike riding

Ah, the classic "omafiets", so called because it's what grandma used to cycle on. Except this one is an e-bike and missing the skirt guard so it's not suitable for long skirts. This bike also doesn't require lifting the leg up very high to get on which is helpful for skirts. This is basically standa...
by rode_kater
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1539

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

You may be confident that our bodies can handle it, but 2.7m have tried and failed so far - and the number is rising fast. You misunderstand me. I'm not referring to the virus, I'm referring to the new technologies used to make the vaccines. We didn't invent them, we copied them from nature. If the...
by rode_kater
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new to the site
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: new to the site

The way I do it was go to a large second hand store and just browse all the skirts/dresses, pick the ones that look interesting and try them out. That way you can easily try out lots of different styles very quickly. I might feel a bit scary but you get used to it. Nobody cares. This gives you an id...
by rode_kater
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1539

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

Of all the vaccines, only the AstraZeneca one is showing a link to blood clots. But that’s 1 in 200000. Dying from it? About 1 in a million. Risk of dying from Covid? About 1 in 200; greater if you are over 70 or have an existing condition. It’s less than 1 in 100 then. That's kinda the point thoug...
by rode_kater
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 67
Views: 1408

Re: Covid 19

The latest is that the UK invested £21m in fitting out the Halix factory in the Netherlands where the disputed vaccine is being produced with the guarantee that the vaccines came here. The EU spent nothing. The reason why the price for the EU is so low is because AZ received €336 million Euro up fr...
by rode_kater
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1539

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

European countries have fallen for rumours about the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, are reluctant to use it yet don't appear to want anyone else to have it! The problem being of course there are barely any Oxford/AZ vaccines to be had. As it is exactly one shipment has been blocked. As for whether it'...
by rode_kater
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 67
Views: 1408

Re: Covid 19

The main problem is Brussels, they sprang on the bandwagon when it was roling already. National gouvernments were in the process of procuring vaccins and that was taken over by Brussels. Yeah, well, no. The problem was that the smaller countries couldn't procure any vaccines at all, some were basic...
by rode_kater
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 67
Views: 1408

Re: Covid 19

I have the same feeling - although from what I’ve read these things tend to burn themselves out in a few years - and even if they stick around they become less deadly over time. Or the people who lost the genetic lottery get it bad and die off. Either way we'll have to learn to live with it. The bi...
by rode_kater
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Texas power grid failure explained
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Texas power grid failure explained

Surely the American way is to have all the people who lost power sue the energy company for damages and then let the market sort it out? If it's more expensive to build a robust grid than paying compensation, then so be it. You just need to deal with the possibility of the energy company going bankr...
by rode_kater
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anti-Asian(Chinese Virus)
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Anti-Asian(Chinese Virus)

That their plight is dire is not in question but in getting to our shores they pass through other countries such as Greece, Italy, France or Germany in which they could and should claim asylum. That they don't do we take it that those countries are unsafe? The interviews I've seen with people at Ca...
by rode_kater
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1332
Views: 160053

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

STEVIE wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:55 pm
The idea that there had never been a skirted male "superhero" had already been in my thoughts.
Well, if you do an image search for "Marvel Hercules" you get picture of a superhero wearing something you might call a skirt.
by rode_kater
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: On the way
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: On the way

note, the feeling is just as good when it's any package! In Dutch we have a word for this: voorpret. Literal translation, "pre-fun". It's the excitement you get from something before it actually happens. I'm sure everyone has had the experience of the "voorpret" of a holiday being better than the h...