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  1. You may be right Paul, but I admit that the way the reflections on it hide the shape in places increases interest to try and see what the car really looks like. Looking at the yellow car, you don't see the same play of shadows.

    But as you say, may just be all the filtering. Looking forward to what people say when they actually see a dark verdant in the flesh.

  2. Saw a Russian lady on Twitter talking to a journalist, I think, about how war is terrible. Saying their lives won't be better, they will be worse. "The whole world is against us and they should be."

    "What are they going to do? Take away my pension? Oh well. Maybe put me in prison? That's that then."

    Only thing is, that is one person that is prepared to say what they feel. People stopped demonstrating when it became a law that they weren't allowed to and it carried a 14 year jail sentence.

    If people can't see through all the subterfuge, what then?

    I don't think that I have felt this strongly about one country being able to repel those that are following, sorry, being ordered to carry out this invasion based on a single man's hubris. Hopefully, that will ultimately be their downfall. How quickly one can become hated.

    I just hope that it is not at the expense of an entire country and its people.

  3. I’m trying to understand something.

    Β If Russia is shelling the heck out of the Donbas regions, aren’t they just as likely to kill many of the Russian separatists that they are trying to’ liberate’?

    Β Even if they don’t kill many, where are they going to live? The place is a wasteland.

    Β Does the rule of a conquering force is responsible for the rebuilding etc? still exist?

    Β How much history is lost that can never be replaced?

  4. Wordle 338 5/6


    The dreaded multiple choice.

    I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries.Β 


    Can you guess this word?Β

    Another day when the first two rows of each game were identical. Letters and results.

  5. Wordle 337 4/6


    I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries.Β 


    Can you guess this word?Β

    On 20/05/2022 at 22:48, MJON said:

    Β Clearly a word not common in my vocabulary πŸ˜–

    Wordle 335 X/6


    I tried it after my first guesses fell flat, but not a word I use very often at all either.

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  6. Welcome to TFL @hamza :welcome:

    You are absolutely correct. Pictures areΒ always good.

    Any questions or issues with using the forums, feel free to ask one of us mods. We're here to help. :)Β 

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  7. Welcome to TLF and to the very small group of Esprit owners in Australia @SpoonΒ :welcome:Β 

    I don't know what the numbers would be, but I doubt it would be very many.

    Any issues or questions with using the forums, feel free to ask one of us mods. We're here to help. :)Β 

  8. Wordle 336 4/6


    I guessed this 5-letter word in 6/6 tries.Β 


    Yeah. I went to sleep on goes 3 & 4 and didn't use the third letter that I already had. I'm getting old. That'll do as an excuse.

    Can you guess this word?Β

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  9. 13 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

    Totally despicable defence.

    Well it is from a defence lawyer and that is what they mostly do. I thought that generally, if the accused pleads guilty, the judge pretty quickly moves on to sentencing.

    No real reason to hear from the defence lawyer. I would think it much more valuable for the accused to name his superior and keep moving up the food chain.

    I did do some reading on the Azov regiment that were the last defenders of Mariupol. They were a very far-right group. Possibly not the nicest people. There was some reading in it that said that this was what Russia was 'saving' everyone from. If that is the case, why did they attack the rest of Ukraine as well?

    I wonder if a defence lawyer can be done for aiding and abetting a criminal if he tries to defend one that has pled guilty?

    Hey this isn't an invasion, this is a 'special military operation', so there's a first for everything.

  10. So if the brakes are fly-by-wire and handbrakes are more and more becoming electric. There was a time that the handbrake was to be used in the event of brake failure to slow your car down. It wasn't taught to people as far as I can remember, but I definitely remember my dad calling the handbrake an emergency brake at times.

    Are the brakes actuated as a result of system failure? So something like just a good ol' fashioned spring to pull them on if the solenoids fail?

    I am not sure how the Skoda brakes work? Not something I checked. Ignorance to keeping up with how cars are 'progressing/regressing'?

  11. Yep.

    Any fly by wire car, the headlights, the brakes, the power steering etc. Most of these will be controlled by the BCU. The ECU will be focused on the electric motors, the charging system and possibly the regenerative braking battery recharging, electric drive system and battery conditions.

    There is just too much that is out of the control of the driver.

    Sure, I have seen drivers on the road where that would be considered a good thing, but I would like to think that anyone that takes care driving, would not be very impressed by where things are headed.

  12. So I first learnt about the Body Control Unit, BCU, when I worked at a car dealership. I thought the BCU was a step in the wrong direction.

    I have just been told today that if you own a Tesla, you have to use the centre 104cm tallscreen TV to adjust the steering wheel. Or the drivers seat.

    So let's say you try to do that and some sort of gremlin says that you can't do that anymore. The computer says "NO!"

    What else does this system control or is your car just dead in the water?

  13. My wife has just informed me that Vangelis has died aged 79.

    An incredible composer and 79 is too young.

    I mean, who doesn't know Bladerunner?


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  14. Wordle 334 4/6


    I guessed this 5-letter word in 3/6 tries.Β 


    Can you guess this word?Β

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  15. Wordle 333 3/6


    I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries.Β 


    Can you guess this word?Β

    Well that one took me awhile.

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  16. Wordle 332 4/6


    I'm still working on the other one. Tricky.

  17. If Ukraine is not in NATO, which we all know it isn't, what could be done if Putin orders a nuclear strike?

    Any repercussion would more than likely be the third act to begin World War III.

    1) Ukraine invasion.

    2) Dummy spit nuclear strike.

    3 Repercussions & world war III and the world will all go to hell in a handbasket. (as my mother used to say)

    Or am I reading too much into it?

  18. Wordle 330 5/6


    I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries.Β 


    Can you guess this word?Β

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