Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - _ORB_

Found this quite amusing but informative in one particular way.

No research done beforehand for charging points,

Doh!

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/05/firs...s

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - nellyjak

I suspect there are many like me who are just not ready for the full EV, and it's ancillary needs, yet..not to have to actually rely on it anway.

I have range anxiety+ recharging anxiety as well....I reckon by the time I might feel comfortable with them I'll probably have stopped driving.!!!

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - barney100

Strange how humans invent something like the longbow and perfect it then along comes gunpowder and we start again. Petrol and diesel engines are probably the best and least polluting than they have ever been and now along comes the electric car.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - alan1302

Strange how humans invent something like the longbow and perfect it then along comes gunpowder and we start again. Petrol and diesel engines are probably the best and least polluting than they have ever been and now along comes the electric car.

So you are expecting electric vehcles to take over and be a lot better then.

As soon as guns came about archery was not needed in warfare.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - galileo

Strange how humans invent something like the longbow and perfect it then along comes gunpowder and we start again. Petrol and diesel engines are probably the best and least polluting than they have ever been and now along comes the electric car.

So you are expecting electric vehcles to take over and be a lot better then.

As soon as guns came about archery was not needed in warfare.

Except for silent killing by SOE agents in WW2, Two designs of crossbow powered by rubber bands were made, the larger version firing 6 ounce darts.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - Engineer Andy

Imagine the howls of protest from everyone if the ownership experience of ICE cars was like that a lot of the time. And yet, the vast majority of the MSM laud the current (pardon the pun) crop of EVs (and Elon Musk in particular) as if they are the second coming.

I do find it utterly amazing how people, including some supposedly intelligent ones such as Mr Chiles, can be so inept and naive in such circumstances.

Any reason why he was driving at all in London down the Euston Road? Even now, the risk isn't exactly high travelling on the Tube, given how few people are currently using the service.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - focussed

"I do find it utterly amazing how people, including some supposedly intelligent ones such as Mr Chiles, can be so inept and naive in such circumstances"

Adrian Chiles works for the BBC - he has to express his wokeness to keep his job.

It is sad that the BBC is the foremost critic of slavery, yet they are, in this case, the enslavers.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - alan1302

"I do find it utterly amazing how people, including some supposedly intelligent ones such as Mr Chiles, can be so inept and naive in such circumstances"

Adrian Chiles works for the BBC - he has to express his wokeness to keep his job.

It is sad that the BBC is the foremost critic of slavery, yet they are, in this case, the enslavers.

So how is he showing his 'wokeness'?

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - mcb100

It's a seven paragraph article, the first four of which are about a warning light coming on. If he's paid by the word he's done a good job...

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - madf

It's the Guardian..

Need I explain?

Wokeland.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - John F

The Grauniad is clearly scraping the barrel here. To borrow the BBC's motto, I'm afraid this article neither informed, educated nor entertained me. Mr Chiles should probably stick to football - and I shall stick to The Times.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - Engineer Andy

The Grauniad is clearly scraping the barrel here. To borrow the BBC's motto, I'm afraid this article neither informed, educated nor entertained me. Mr Chiles should probably stick to football - and I shall stick to The Times.

Sadly, the Graun isn't alone in the MSM for poor journalism in this regard nowadays. The Telegraph often sinks just as low (why I'm no longer a paid subscriber). HJ is still there, but there's a lot more dross from his colleagues than used to be the case.

I can't speak for the Times, being out of my current price range by some margin. Maybe you DO get what you pay for!

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - galileo

The Grauniad is clearly scraping the barrel here. To borrow the BBC's motto, I'm afraid this article neither informed, educated nor entertained me. Mr Chiles should probably stick to football - and I shall stick to The Times.

Sadly, the Graun isn't alone in the MSM for poor journalism in this regard nowadays. The Telegraph often sinks just as low (why I'm no longer a paid subscriber). HJ is still there, but there's a lot more dross from his colleagues than used to be the case.

I can't speak for the Times, being out of my current price range by some margin. Maybe you DO get what you pay for!

My daughter used to be a proof-reader for the local paper: it was taken over years ago by Trinity Mirror and she, along with the other proof-readers was made redundant, reporters and advertisers then being made responsible for checking their own input.

I think this practice is almost universal now, newspapers and magazines often contain spelling errors and badly phrased headings.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - Engineer Andy

The Grauniad is clearly scraping the barrel here. To borrow the BBC's motto, I'm afraid this article neither informed, educated nor entertained me. Mr Chiles should probably stick to football - and I shall stick to The Times.

Sadly, the Graun isn't alone in the MSM for poor journalism in this regard nowadays. The Telegraph often sinks just as low (why I'm no longer a paid subscriber). HJ is still there, but there's a lot more dross from his colleagues than used to be the case.

I can't speak for the Times, being out of my current price range by some margin. Maybe you DO get what you pay for!

My daughter used to be a proof-reader for the local paper: it was taken over years ago by Trinity Mirror and she, along with the other proof-readers was made redundant, reporters and advertisers then being made responsible for checking their own input.

I think this practice is almost universal now, newspapers and magazines often contain spelling errors and badly phrased headings.

Sadly that practice of 'checking your own work' (if at all) has spread to other industries, such as engineering, at least my branch (building services). Very few firms bother to check work. A sign o' the times, I'm afraid to say.

Many people (the addicted to txting type) don't like detail and won't read (and will admonish you for putting it up in that way) anything unless it's very short. Unfortunately a lack of detail often leads to mistakes and errors in taking the meaning of something, as often happens these days in the world of journalism.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - Avant

The Times is the only paper which is at all believable as it doesn't take a political stance to left or right. And even the Times has lapses, like the serialising recently of a sleazy book about poor old henpecked Prince Harry.

The cover price is a high £2, but only £1.10 if you subscribe.

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - madf

The Times is the only paper which is at all believable as it doesn't take a political stance to left or right. And even the Times has lapses, like the serialising recently of a sleazy book about poor old henpecked Prince Harry.

The cover price is a high £2, but only £1.10 if you subscribe.

That is about £5 more than I would spend...

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - John F

The Times is the only paper which is at all believable as it doesn't take a political stance to left or right. And even the Times has lapses, like the serialising recently of a sleazy book about poor old henpecked Prince Harry.

The cover price is a high £2, but only £1.10 if you subscribe.

That is about £5 more than I would spend...

£1.10 is perhaps the best daily value for money item I have in this time of social activity curtailment. For the price of a glass of wine or can of ale it provides hours of amusement - and in the autumn will also provide lots of free heat in our woodburner. Owing to the vast amount of money I save by not wasting it on pricey 'servicing' such an extravagance is just about affordable;-)

Adrian Chiles - From thr Guardian Electric Motoring - Engineer Andy

The Times is the only paper which is at all believable as it doesn't take a political stance to left or right. And even the Times has lapses, like the serialising recently of a sleazy book about poor old henpecked Prince Harry.

The cover price is a high £2, but only £1.10 if you subscribe.

I looked up how much the online only version (i.e. website access only) cost, and it was twice the cost per year of the Telegraph. Ouch!

Edited by Engineer Andy on 07/08/2020 at 16:55

 

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