Posts by BenWilson

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  • Hard News: Change for the Better, in reply to Sam F,

    I'd be going 50km/h within 10 seconds. I'd judge the light the same way I would in a car - if it's safe to stop, I would stop, otherwise I'd just go through on yellow at 50km/h and clear the intersection in about 3-4 seconds. Since you don't have rear mirrors on a bike, it's a particularly dangerous time to pull an emergency stop, since a car behind you can't tell if you're braking, and that is one of the times they're most likely to tailgate.

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  • Hard News: Change for the Better, in reply to Sam F,

    Wish I'd read that last night. I just got punked by a diagonal crossing that led me to sign saying "Cyclists, Dismount". Oh? OK, so I'm going here then, am I? Color me confused as to what that crossing is for. I was at least halfway across before I could even be sure that the image was a bicycle in the light. So, being a cycle crossing, it's purpose was to stop me being a cyclist, immediately it was done with me.

    I guess it was specifically designed to be lifehacked...that one is a keeper, thanks.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Sam F,

    So the second definition allows variants like "Hosked all over their faces" and "What a Hosk-off", and "Hoskpot"? Presumably a panel of people doing it are "Circle Hosking", and statistics like "99.999% of people admit to hosking occasionally. The left over is Hosking".

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    The twitterati are subtweeting mansplanations as we write. Consider this a subsubtweet. Woof!

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Hebe,

    Maybe we need regional WOTYs.

    But surely Dick Quax jokes are universal?

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    LOL, what’s the word for autological, except it’s a whole book?

    ETA: I was only hoping to get a whole blog post out of that one.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Simon Bennett,

    It’s cool because it’s autological.

    ETA: Aside: Bend your mind trying to decide if "autological" is autological. Then bend it some more trying to decide if its opposite "Heterological" is heterological.

    Second: On this blog there is a quaxer who quaxes for all those who don't quax for themselves. Brown's Paradox: Who quaxes for that quaxer?

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Mansplain

    What does that mean?

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Dominant

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Hebe,

    I like quaxing, but it’s regional

    Cantabrians can go quaxing if they want to. It's probably even more popular there, being a flat city.

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