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  1. Day of Ashura so I'm told. Not a demo or protest, a Shia commemoration of one of their martyrs *edit* just googled this and looks like I was told wrong
  2. The official one not the sheffield forum chatter one
  3. The definition excludes nutrients of essential dietary requirements already. Alcoholic drinks are not essential. Just because the usual means of consuption is to ingest it, brewed in with other ingredients no more excludes it from being a psychoactive drug than would consuming hash coffee* just because the hashish has been mixed in and ingested by drinking Alcohol is a drug. An illegal drug in some parts of the world. And there is an argument that it would be classified as an illegal drug if it had only recently been discovered and manufactured but it is historically part of our culture. That doesn't make it "not a drug", just one that is considered "socially acceptable" *Caffeine too is a psychoactive drug
  4. Well, you can say you learned something today. Alcohol is classified as a psychoactive drug.
  5. "A few on here are all for legalising drugs, I wonder if alcohol is on the list." <-- what you might have been saying if alcohol was banned and someone related a typical Saturday night in town... In all seriousness though, synthetic cannaboids were created as a way to try to get around the drug laws. They probably wouldn't exist if it were not for the criminalisation of drugs.
  6. Does this mean it's possible to walk along the footpath near the climbing place now?
  7. Yeah why doesn't someone tell him that "his lot" are supposed to come over here and not integrate so we can moan about them not integrating. So it's a damn cheek coming over here and integrating
  8. So it's bad that First have bought some buses as one might break down one day. Right. OK then...
  9. Its a preposterous layout that gives a cyclist both green and red simultaneously. It would never be set up that way for motorised traffic. However there is a stop line at the red light and it is possible to, and correct to stop there, in that respect its no different to left turning vehicles passing the green light and reaching the red crossing light. As for following the green line on the OP's map, that would also involve crossing the stop line of a red light, the pedestrian crossing lights there being timed to coincide with the cycle green light, so is no different. Ridiculous as the layout is, cycles should cross the road junction on their green but stop at the crossing red. (Just as drivers should stop at the new crossing on Brook Hill by the university at a red light and also not enter the crossing when the exit is not clear queueing across the crossing, then set off despite pedestrians crossing on their green - since we're generalising about road users)
  10. - "Yes Donald" - "Of course Donald" - "Three bags full Donald" Not difficult at all
  11. Oh the modern "haters gonna hate" line Council tax keeps going up, services keep getting cut but public money gets pumped into publicly traded multinationals for shareholder profit at the expense of service provision (including that which could be better spent on health and social care) and the response is "oh, you a hater" You REALLY don't care why your council tax bill keeps going up, don't care why, don't care where the money goes? Happy with redacted secret deals with your money? I despair
  12. There, there - It'll all be forgotten about by June despite the obviously unprecedented hardship being suffered right now. Or the sun might not come up in the morning and it reaaly IS the end of the world. One of the two options
  13. Did your attention span not last as far as now that the roads are driveable? There was reason for leaving the cars (although the sense of attempting to drive some of the hills can be called into question) but as a temporary measure until the roads cleared. Most main and "main side streets" are now clear enough, so there is no reason for the cars to remain abandoned in such a way to obstruct the pavement. Even if it is not possible to drive down some of the smaller side streets, it is now possible - and an obligation - to drive the car to a place where it is parked safely, legally and not causing obstruction. It's also been raised with streets ahead and the parking services vehicles are perfectly capable of reaching to issue tickets where cars remain dumped within parking restrictions, so it would be wise for those people to return asap, not "when they can be arsed"
  14. Can the people who abandoned cars blocking the pavements around Crookes and Walkley get off your lazy backsides and move them to somewhere more suitable now that the roads are driveable. There's no need for them to be left there anymore and people with prams are struggling enough up the pavements which still have snow without having to lift the pram over the pile of snow at the kerb edge and onto the road into traffic because you can't be bothered to retrieve your car from where you dumped it after you thought incorrectly that your little shopping cart was some kind of quad bike and that you could handle any weather conditions and stupidly tried spinning up the hills until you got stuck. Thanks awfully
  15. Thread ressurection. Looking to self-drive hire a 12-16 seater. I have D1+E so entitlement not a problem and plenty of 7.5T experience much larger than a transit minibus so size not an issue. Just looking for suggestions for the best value
  16. Can pavement parkers please answer this question. I understand the logic where a road is 1.5 vehicles wide (plus a bit of margin) thereby parking half on the pavement allows traffic flow to continue largely unimpeded - and where the pavement is wide enough for this it's reasonable enough - technicalities and legalities aside. However many roads like those around Walkley and Crookes are only 2 vehicles wide (plus a bit of margin). Parking on the road leaves only room for 1 vehicle to pass. However parking on the pavement still only leaves 1.5 vehicle's road width so only allows 1 vehicle to pass unless it is the Harry Potter Knight bus. Impeding the traffic flow just as if they were parked wholly on the road. So aside from getting in pedestrians' way just for the hell of it, what's the point?
  17. No, they don't They should take a refresher course then
  18. NOT suggesting lighting up is a bad idea but the light can indeed act as a target. If it catches attention and is different to normal, drivers may start to look at it. People tend to aim where they are looking.
  19. Indeed. As opposed to the kind of "McAmazon Bike" scenario that was being suggested
  20. The bikes seem to be also picked up on a trailer - pulled by another bike - so I doubt they have 6 people driving around all the time. The maintenance is performed by an existing local Sheffield business
  21. I imagine, from the amount of "Abandoned" bikes posted on facebook by people (for "Abandoned" read "Parked up safely and within the geofence"), police are sick of hearing about them. Why do people seem to WANT any scheme fo fail? In such a hurry to gleefully post how the bikes are being "abandoned" by being parked up when that's what they are for!
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