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  1. I'm a townie and the supermarket shelves are still empty. The supermarkets have stopped the bulk buying. Lots of fruit and veg are missing. Eggs are missing. Where is it all going? Red milk is missing but there seems to be plenty of green? What's that all about?
  2. This must surely be from a flying car, and as such, does it fall foul of the thread rules? As an aside, it looks like some scrote has tried to nick the stereo.
  3. What, the Evija or the Porsche?
  4. While the government say they are not doing herd immunity, in practice that seems to be what we are actually doing. we are just flattening the curve and hoping by doing that not as many people get the infection before the virus dies out.
  5. Yes, I have heard that mentioned too. Or it could be that people have the anti bodies to one particular strain and are immune to that then they get infected by a second strain / mutation. Also, if you have been infected and think that you are now "immune" you should still continue to practice safe hygiene and wash your hands regularly. If you touch a surface that has the virus and then you touch something else then the virus will be transmitted to that second surface, even if you are "immune".
  6. I'm not a doctor or professional scientist, but here goes- When you contract the virus you are infectious and can pass it on to other people. Your bodies immune system fights the virus and builds up anti bodies, you get better and you are no longer infectious. This virus likes to spread so a lot of people get infected on different days and timescales. Then because they get better and have anti-bodies they can fight off the virus as soon as they have contact with it. Eventually, because there is no one to pass on to at the infectious stage that doesn't already have anti bodies, the virus d
  7. Yes, there was a second and third phase of the Spanish Flu, probably as different variations (mutations) of the flu struck. It's called Spanish flu but apparently not in Spain. the reason it got that name is that the Spanish were the only people to publish figures about what was happening.
  8. probably still OK on private property as long as you don't drive there and as long as there are no more than two of you and you are from the same household. Are you still doing donuts on the driveway?
  9. Like @Bibs said, low unsprung mass is desirable as there is less inertia that needs to be dampened when the wheels move up and down over bumps in the road. Larger side walls will flex when put under lateral forces (corners) and make the handling feel a bit woolly and imprecise. They will also flex a bit under acceleration and deceleration. Low profile tyres with small side walls only flex a bit making the handling feel more precise and "planted". Larger side walls can also be used as part of the suspension as they do in F1 cars. On the video clip with different size and weight wheels
  10. I also saw an interview where a correspondent said you could drive for half an hour to somewhere that you could exercise in a remote spot with no contact but I think that was an off the cuff comment that they are probably regretting. @Redwing
  11. Monday night they said no non-essential travel. They have now beefed that up with additional powers that the police can issue spot fines, however, the police should use common sense and discretion unless they don't like the look of you or they have had a bad day or there is a "y" in the day. The spot fines will double each time there is a repeat offence and you could be arrested and face court if you don't comply.
  12. I've not checked back as there are a lot of posts but as I recall it's interesting how the posts on this thread have changed. It is a fluid situation and the facts have changed peoples opinions.
  13. I went for a drive with the mrs. (I live with her) and a walk (exercise) yesterday, we kept our distance, there may have been a dozen other people in the 3 miles that we walked. We were following government advice and I was driving carefully. I can't see a problem with that. The scientists say that social distancing is the important thing. We didn't have any contact with anything except the car and the ground.. Today on the telly I saw the police stopping cars leaning in through the windows and apparently telling people not to drive. Surely that is wrong and bad.
  14. Good on you Barry for stepping up if required
  15. Interesting splash pattern. looks like it may have come out under pressure? Certainly looks more than just a drip
  16. My Evora was serviced at Central Lotus recently including MOT £350. I think they must have been slightly ahead of the curve but I am very happy.
  17. On a more sober note, I have been reading a few articles that describe Covid 19 and those who get a serious infection are likely to get Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). 40% of people who get this are likely to die. Those who don't die could take up to 15 years to recover from it. It has been described as drowning in your own blood. Not nice. It is a serious situation but still remaining chipper.
  18. Yes to the highlights of the Evija. For me the waist and sills are from the Evora, the roofline of the Evija, the side scoops of the Europa / Exige, the front wings of the Elise.
  19. Younger people may not die from it but they are very good at spreading it. We have the grandkids every weekend. I'm hoping that I've already had Covid 19 and am now immune. (not contracted from the grandkids)
  20. Saving the planet and lower bills! Unfortunately, I bet it cost a few bob to set up.
  21. Also spotted this Don't know if it will be a similar issue. Thinking about turning up for the Midlands tick on Sunday🙂
  22. I've been trying to get Asda Rice snaps for several days and there is none on the shelves, but they do have Rice crispies (a lot more expensive)
  23. I tend to hear news about Covid 19 on BBC radio 4 news in the morning and in the evening. I find it very informative and accurate. Evan Davies asks incisive and thoughtful questions about real situations. Very good!
  24. Already gift wrapped!!
  25. Not nonsense. The boards of these businesses choose what they want to pay themselves and as a shareholder you can vote against it but that never makes a difference. They can even choose not to publish it and they can use other methods of remuneration including massive pensions. I think the bosses of these businesses are taking away a lot more than the managers of the nationalised utilities ever did. Not nonsense. It is a waste of my time and energy having to find deal that suits my requirements. Not nonsense. The nationalised utilities did give me the cheapest deal because I couldn't
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