Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
1 2 ... 13 14
16
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

daveydave7

1,622 posts

26 months

[news] 
Monday 21st January 2013 quote quote all
The Don of Croy said:
Not sure if it has been mentioned, but over the weekend aunty Beeb replayed the documentary about winter 1963/64 first shown (I think) in 1964.

Fronted by Cliff Mitchelmore (sic) it cobbled together contemporaneous accounts of how the UK made it through that particular 'cold snap', with a final flourish of facts and figures on cost vs benefit of adequate machinery and systems to cope etc.

After nearly 50 years the very same arguments continue...
oooh i'll look for that on I player then
here loads schools closed but its working quite well roads good pavements on the whole good

DonkeyApple

16,418 posts

52 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
MartG said:
DonkeyApple said:
But wouldn't heated runways be cheaper than tooling up with machinery?
Do you have any idea how much energy it would take to melt snow over the huge area required ?
Yup. Hence the question as I don't know whether the cost would be greater or less than the cost of physical machinery and the loss of revenues.

cookie118

303 posts

37 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
Our uni (Bath) has just postponed another round of exams because of the snow.

The problem is that it's ~1 mile at a 1/10 gradient up to the uni in pretty much any direction and vehicles just can't get up if any snow settles on the roads.

So it's an inconvenience, but understandable.

blugnu

1,379 posts

124 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
cookie118 said:
Our uni (Bath) has just postponed another round of exams because of the snow.

The problem is that it's ~1 mile at a 1/10 gradient up to the uni in pretty much any direction and vehicles just can't get up if any snow settles on the roads.

So it's an inconvenience, but understandable.
Not sure if serious?

A 1 mile walk is too far?

mcdjl

2,169 posts

78 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
blugnu said:
cookie118 said:
Our uni (Bath) has just postponed another round of exams because of the snow.

The problem is that it's ~1 mile at a 1/10 gradient up to the uni in pretty much any direction and vehicles just can't get up if any snow settles on the roads.

So it's an inconvenience, but understandable.
Not sure if serious?

A 1 mile walk is too far?
The car park is at the top of hill. Not everyone lives at the bottom or gets the bus to the bottom.
Advertisement

Deva Link

26,934 posts

128 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
mcdjl said:
The car park is at the top of hill. Not everyone lives at the bottom or gets the bus to the bottom.
It's not that cold or snowy - surely a bit of salt would clear the approach roads?

blugnu

1,379 posts

124 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
mcdjl said:
blugnu said:
cookie118 said:
Our uni (Bath) has just postponed another round of exams because of the snow.

The problem is that it's ~1 mile at a 1/10 gradient up to the uni in pretty much any direction and vehicles just can't get up if any snow settles on the roads.

So it's an inconvenience, but understandable.
Not sure if serious?

A 1 mile walk is too far?
The car park is at the top of hill. Not everyone lives at the bottom or gets the bus to the bottom.
So if you don't live at the bottom of the hill, you get there via whatever means you normally do, and then walk up it, I'd have thought?


K12beano

15,230 posts

158 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
blugnu said:
mcdjl said:
blugnu said:
cookie118 said:
Our uni (Bath) has just postponed another round of exams because of the snow.

The problem is that it's ~1 mile at a 1/10 gradient up to the uni in pretty much any direction and vehicles just can't get up if any snow settles on the roads.

So it's an inconvenience, but understandable.
Not sure if serious?

A 1 mile walk is too far?
The car park is at the top of hill. Not everyone lives at the bottom or gets the bus to the bottom.
So if you don't live at the bottom of the hill, you get there via whatever means you normally do, and then walk up it, I'd have thought?
You must be barking up the wrong tree - I don't think this verb is very well known these days.... rolleyes

mcdjl

2,169 posts

78 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
blugnu said:
mcdjl said:
blugnu said:
cookie118 said:
Our uni (Bath) has just postponed another round of exams because of the snow.

The problem is that it's ~1 mile at a 1/10 gradient up to the uni in pretty much any direction and vehicles just can't get up if any snow settles on the roads.

So it's an inconvenience, but understandable.
Not sure if serious?

A 1 mile walk is too far?
The car park is at the top of hill. Not everyone lives at the bottom or gets the bus to the bottom.
So if you don't live at the bottom of the hill, you get there via whatever means you normally do, and then walk up it, I'd have thought?
And leave your car where?

blugnu

1,379 posts

124 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
mcdjl said:
And leave your car where?
In a parking space? I don't know, I used to walk two miles each way to university, and it was a different one. It's a sorry state of affairs when 'I couldn't think where to park' might be reason enough to miss an exam, isn't it?

Diderot

2,785 posts

75 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
If it's Bath Spa Uni, then it'd be a nightmare to drive up to in anything other than a 4X4, and there's definitely nowhere to dump your car off the campus either. And it's not exactly in Bath wink

REALIST123

3,386 posts

36 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
mcdjl said:
blugnu said:
mcdjl said:
blugnu said:
cookie118 said:
Our uni (Bath) has just postponed another round of exams because of the snow.

The problem is that it's ~1 mile at a 1/10 gradient up to the uni in pretty much any direction and vehicles just can't get up if any snow settles on the roads.

So it's an inconvenience, but understandable.
Not sure if serious?

A 1 mile walk is too far?
The car park is at the top of hill. Not everyone lives at the bottom or gets the bus to the bottom.
So if you don't live at the bottom of the hill, you get there via whatever means you normally do, and then walk up it, I'd have thought?
And leave your car where?
Anywhere you like, there's nobody out there.

Can't help but be embarrassed by today's always say die attitude, frankly.



K12beano

15,230 posts

158 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
Blugnu! he's taking YOUR car now!!!!
mcdjl said:
And leave your car where?
Silliness of the snowy order! It's like one of those Sci-fi movies where machines and cars stop working and everyone behaves like headless chickens!!!

smartypants

21,564 posts

52 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
blugnu said:
In a parking space? I don't know, I used to walk two miles each way to university, and it was a different one. It's a sorry state of affairs when 'I couldn't think where to park' might be reason enough to miss an exam, isn't it?
Who can afford to have a car and go to Uni? Most couldn't when I was there and that was before tuition fees! We walked everywhere. Shock horror.


cookie118

303 posts

37 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
Bath Uni, not Spa.
It's a problem because its exam season.
Lectures might still go ahead in similar conditions, but with exams you either get everyone there or you can't do it, so if there are people living outside of Bath who get stuck at home or students with disabilities who cannot walk up to the uni (most students will be 2.5 or more miles away) you can't go ahead with them.

smartypants

21,564 posts

52 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
cookie118 said:
Bath Uni, not Spa.
It's a problem because its exam season.
Lectures might still go ahead in similar conditions, but with exams you either get everyone there or you can't do it, so if there are people living outside of Bath who get stuck at home or students with disabilities who cannot walk up to the uni (most students will be 2.5 or more miles away) you can't go ahead with them.
I thought this would be an excellent use of survival of the fittest. I'd put all exam halls at the top of the tallest mountain, only the fittest and strongest and the ones with the will to succeed would sit the exam.

The rest can go and do a Gap year.

Digga

13,293 posts

166 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
DonkeyApple said:
MartG said:
DonkeyApple said:
But wouldn't heated runways be cheaper than tooling up with machinery?
Do you have any idea how much energy it would take to melt snow over the huge area required ?
Yup. Hence the question as I don't know whether the cost would be greater or less than the cost of physical machinery and the loss of revenues.
TBH, I think some airports use a combination of both. Heating will prevent it freezing, but is not going to be effective when dealing with a very large dump of snow - for that mechanical equipment is still the way. I'd guesstime the cost of one of those fancy Volvo runway clearers must be about £250k.

Happy82

6,190 posts

52 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
smartypants said:
I thought this would be an excellent use of survival of the fittest. I'd put all exam halls at the top of the tallest mountain, only the fittest and strongest and the ones with the will to succeed would sit the exam.

The rest can go and do a Garrrrrp yahhhhhh.
EFA

tongue out

blugnu

1,379 posts

124 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
K12beano said:
Blugnu! he's taking YOUR car now!!!!
mcdjl said:
And leave your car where?
Silliness of the snowy order! It's like one of those Sci-fi movies where machines and cars stop working and everyone behaves like headless chickens!!!
Ah well that's different. He can drive my car up to the car park - it's got winter tyres and has had no problem with the steep hills around Sheffield so far. I'd be much obliged if you could take it to a car wash on the way back by way of payment, mcdjl, as it's filthy at the moment.

smartypants

21,564 posts

52 months

[news] 
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
Happy82 said:
smartypants said:
I thought this would be an excellent use of survival of the fittest. I'd put all exam halls at the top of the tallest mountain, only the fittest and strongest and the ones with the will to succeed would sit the exam.

The rest can go and do a Garrrrrp yahhhhhh.
EFA

tongue out
roflthumbup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKFjWR7X5dU
1 2 ... 13 14
16
Reply to Topic