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  1. The Asda where we shop doesn't work like that. We are very efficient as a couple while we move around the superstore filling our trolley and as @Bibs has described we are also very efficient at the checkout. We've had years of practice at this and we don't want to be in there any longer than necessary. I can understand what you are saying for shops that operate in the way that you describe but that doesn't apply here.
  2. I expect the Chinese government are controlling the release of information just as our own government are controlling the release of information.
  3. The wife has definitely got the control in her half of the room.
  4. Apologies. There is nothing wrong with the mrs. (fingers crossed). I just find it amusing that people think a man and wife shouldn't go shopping together, but if they shop individually they can still share the same house together when they have completed the shopping. Yes we do wash our hands and keep 2 metres away from others not in our household where possible. We do follow government guidelines and as far as I am aware there are no rules to say you can't go shopping with your wife.
  5. I did some shopping at the Asda today on my own. Me and the mrs normally do everything together including the shopping but she wasn't feeling too good, I think it may be pollen related. My question is, now that I have come back home should I be socially distancing from her? We only have a double bed and that is not even 2 metres wide. Do we have to split the house up like Steptoe and son?
  6. He is, after all, just another here today - gone tomorrow politician. He's a commoner, not even royal. He is, like us, just another human being. My money is on Trump getting it. Have you seen how close he is to other people when giving briefings. Do these people never learn, obviously not Trump. He's an ignoramus.
  7. 1 hour 50 minutes! Anyone would think we've got nothing to do.
  8. Took a bit of searching but apparently it's from a 1966 Chevy Corvette
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. What, the Evija or the Porsche?
  12. 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.
  13. 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".
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Good on you Barry for stepping up if required
  23. Interesting splash pattern. looks like it may have come out under pressure? Certainly looks more than just a drip
  24. 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.
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