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Neil

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standards in reporting
« on: March 21, 2018, 08:56:24 pm »


for a man who is supposed to know something about motor cars..........what a prat this man is, by sound alone without looking at the photos, spot the totally undeliberate mistake.....


he deserves the sack for this tripe.   https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/ultra-rare-jaguar-e-type-up-for-sale/ar-BBKvbbg?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartanntp
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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 09:49:45 pm »


.... radio?


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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 09:58:18 pm »

I missed the radio Martin :o, but thought the paintwork was a little darker than BRG  {-)
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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 10:48:50 pm »

The very rare V8 version with closing headlights.

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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 11:31:42 pm »


The very rare V8 version with closing headlights.


correct knoby......the beautiful sound of a jaguar straight six breathing through 13/4 or 2 inch triple SU's.........and the idiot says it has a modified V8 lump in it........WHY DON'T these people get their facts together and straight before putting finger to keypad. >>:-( <*<
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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 07:26:54 am »

In the good old days, reporters did just that, they reported the news. Today they create and often invent the news and the standards have dropped appallingly. This man was simply doing what most news reporters do......he guessed! <*<
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2018, 07:41:10 am »

In the good old days, reporters did just that, they reported the news. Today they create and often invent the news and the standards have dropped appallingly. This man was simply doing what most news reporters do......he guessed! <*<

BBC Newsnight last week with a huge backdrop of the Kremlin on it, then a photoshopped picture of Corbyn wearing a russian hat placed over the top of it. Deliberate manipulation to sway public thinking.

As you say why can't they just report the facts.

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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2018, 07:48:41 am »

***We seem to drifting into politics, which should be avoided***
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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018, 08:31:31 am »

So Neil says..................'WHY DON'T these people get their facts together and straight before putting finger to keypad'

10 to 1 he didn't even read it....the article was probably [incorrectly written :}] by someone else....the syndicated 100 fold...............

These people aren't Journo's just copy & paste merchants <*<

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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2018, 08:52:47 am »

Are you ready to laugh ........... on the Jeremy Vine programme on Radio 2 a couple of weeks ago there was a discussion about renewable energy. When they got on to the subject of wind turbines it was stated that the electricity generated was 'stored' in the National Grid !!!!

The trouble with this kind of reporting is that the bulk of people who do not understand such things are taken in by the misinformation. Just recently a relative told me ..... "We've now changed energy suppliers and our electricity now only comes from green sources".
Sadly it was a complete waste of time trying to explain to them how the grid works ...... I gave up.
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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 09:21:47 am »

He could not count either.   Only 6 ignition leads. {:-{
No doubt confused by double overhead cams.  :((
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2018, 11:43:16 am »

He saw the twin cam covers and just assumed it was a V8.......you would be surprised at how many folk easily confuse the two!  Jaguar were the first to fit a twin-cam engine into a production car, and Lyons insisted that it looked every bit as good to the eye as the performance that it offered.

As for the colour - yes, it is BRG.  The original BRG was a darker colour than the modern version....and the darkness of the photos have toned it down even further.

Closing headlights?  The fool thinks the Perspex covers actually move..........

Clearly, the man knows nothing about Jaguars............................... my favourite marque!

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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2018, 12:30:09 pm »

Are you ready to laugh ........... on the Jeremy Vine programme on Radio 2 a couple of weeks ago there was a discussion about renewable energy. When they got on to the subject of wind turbines it was stated that the electricity generated was 'stored' in the National Grid !!!!

The trouble with this kind of reporting is that the bulk of people who do not understand such things are taken in by the misinformation. Just recently a relative told me ..... "We've now changed energy suppliers and our electricity now only comes from green sources".
Sadly it was a complete waste of time trying to explain to them how the grid works ...... I gave up.


2 points you should know working in the national grid environment...
battery systems are being installed to the grid to store electricity at a rapid rate most of these units are built into a 20ft container and come from China... stand by for big bangs near you


There is companies out there selling green only electricity. If you use say 40kw of electricity they buy it from a wind or solar farm the fact it the electricity comes from any source doesnít matter and itís apparently totally legal to do and not misleading.....
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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2018, 12:55:06 pm »

the only grid storage I know of apart from that mentioned above is the welsh lake storage, where water is pumped from a bottom lake to a top one using off peak energy and when energy is required quickly (say at ad break time on a tv program) the sluices are opened and down the water goes through the turbines.
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2018, 12:59:21 pm »

There is companies out there selling green only electricity. If you use say 40kw of electricity they buy it from a wind or solar farm the fact it the electricity comes from any source doesnít matter and itís apparently totally legal to do and not misleading.....
 


So in effect you are supporting solar power generation. This would spur investment in green power, and if enough people did it, reduce the amount of power generated from other fuels. Because the grid itself cannot store electricity (battery farms and water themselves connect to the grid) it would reduce the amount of power needed from traditional power stations.


The water storage system is in effect storing potential energy, but not electricity. The water is used to generate electricity anew, on demand. It uses surplus energy/electrical to pump the water up hill. Why is it surplus? Because you cannot just switch off a traditional power station, at night. They are always running (nuke might be an exception).
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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2018, 01:25:16 pm »

As Steve says, plenty of information online about the National Grid buying Li Ion batteries to improve response. Wales isn't the only place where there is a water based quick reaction power supply facility either, Scotland has one in the 'hollow mountain' at Cruachan. Mrs B and I took the tour last year., very interesting.

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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2018, 03:08:52 pm »

There are standards in reporting?


I thought it was just a race to the bottom to see who could break news first, regardless of whether itís accurate.
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Re: standards in reporting
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2018, 04:43:31 pm »

is it standard practice to paint the license plate info on the nose of the car?
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2018, 05:16:13 pm »

On E-Types it is standard practice to have the number-plate on the bonnet in that location.......but it wont be painted on - it is made from black vinyl with separate white vinyl letters all stuck on.

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2018, 05:37:42 pm »

  Standard practice but illegal, the number plate should be flat and vertical. I've had any number of cars - TVR, Elva, Elan, Piper, and an E-type - with the reg like that but mercifully no trouble from the police. The background should also be unbroken, which scuppers the clever **** who put the numbers and letters on a mesh in the radiator intake of their Elites and Elans.
  And, yes, they were painted on before Les Leston produced his stick-ons - which were again illegal because they were easily removable.
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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2018, 06:04:27 pm »

Grendel, the place you are talking about is Dinorwg...."the electric mountain" and just a stones throw from Stavros, and indeed the Northen Mayhem event we held there a few years ago, I was there many years ago as the designer for the visitor attraction.......(dont shoot me just a job) In fact we spent so long up there I built a canoe out of bits of wood the chippies left, paddled around in the lower pond until it was re pumped to the upper pond ready for use for the turbines in the evening.
BTW you should see how many miles of tunnels there are under there.  ;)
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