Unpopular Opinions

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by wfcmoog, Aug 23, 2023.

  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    No, not really. Tables outside are mainly for tourists I think.
     
  2. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Certainly plenty of tourists in Greece but plenty of locals too.

    We were also always invited to eat outside when going to friends’ houses - well certainly between March and September.

    I can see why it might be unlikely in countries which are even hotter, though.
     
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  3. Mavu

    Mavu Academy Graduate

    Maps are biased.

    Distortions from different projections and orientation reinforce inequality.

    One island one ocean
     

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  4. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    That's not an unpopular opinion, it's a fact :)
     
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  5. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

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  6. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Lots of values are reversed also. Eating outside would be seen a bit as slumming it I reckon in some countries. Plus many don't have gardens - only a communal courtyard or whatever.

    I can't think I've really seen any cases of serious eating going on with cutlery whilst seated at tables and chairs outside.
     
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  7. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Hot chocolate is for children, adults who drink it are weird.
     
  8. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Electric cars
     
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  9. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I disagree. I generally have to stay up pretty late finishing projects and Aero Hot Chocolate keeps me awake long enough to finish so I can get to bed. However, being hyped up on Sugar and Cocca beans problaby isn't doing me much good. I know they do some that help you sleep, but I've not tried them.
     
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  10. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Great for the environment, but I feel they could be/are a danger on the road to unaware predestians. They are silent running, which means little kids won't hear them when they step out in the road. However, the more people get used to them and how they operate this risk will lower. It's still a high variant of a protential hazard however.
     
  11. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I don’t have one, but being able to warm up the car and defrost the windscreen from my phone without stepping out of the house makes me want one.
     
  12. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I prefer working from the office to working from home.

    I obviously hate the cost and inconvenience of commuting. But I like my colleagues, enjoy having lunch/ going for drinks with them, and solving issues is so much faster in person.
     
  13. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    That's not a feature unique to electric cars.
     
  14. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    What's your unpopular opinion about them?
     
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  15. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Should of posted in Things you Hate.
     
  16. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Fair enough.
     
  17. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    Don’t actually know if this will be unpopular or popular, but wild animals that kill humans should NOT be culled afterwards. If they get a taste for human blood then so be it. It’s massively hypocritical, we don’t interfere with wildlife when filming them etc. but then immediately interfere with wildlife when they do their thing to a human.
     
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  18. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    A position it’s easiest to hold in the UK.
     
  19. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    I’ve also lived in Australia, where sharks and crocodiles could’ve killed me in their own environments, that should just be an accepted fact.

    I don’t have to live in the UK and neither do you, so I don’t really get the point. If you move to remote part of Canada then you’re surely aware you’ve increased your risk of being mauled by a Bear?
     
  20. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Sure, remote is remote. If you get eaten by a bear in a truly remote area no one is going to go looking for it.

    It’s the margins that are the issue. Better to trap and relocate if possible.

    But like I say, no such difficult decisions in the UK. That’s unarguable.
     
  21. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Dangerous dogs are culled. Not sure whether @a19tgg would extend his opinion to them.
     
  22. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    That’s not true, pretty much any fatal bear attack anywhere remote or otherwise results in the bear being tracked and killed:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_bear_attacks_in_North_America

    More often than not it’s a sow protecting her cubs, so they shoot her and her cubs as well.

    Nice element of Karma to this case though:

    https://nypost.com/2020/09/25/hunter-killed-by-grizzly-in-alaska-died-in-surprise-attack/amp/
     
  23. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    I think that’s entirely different thing as we as humans have introduced the dog to our own environment, so in the case of killing or maiming someone it clearly can’t continue to live in that environment. The reality is like owning a gun, there is absolutely no need to breed or own dangerous breeds of dogs, so in an ideal world we should never get to that situation. In an ideal world we also wouldn’t cull the dog as it isn’t it’s fault, it’s humans for breeding it in the first place, not training it properly and holding it in an unsuitable environment, so rather than cull it, it should be rehomed to a suitable place, although I appreciate short of a charity that specialise in that exact situation then it’s probably not workable.
     
  24. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    I agree with the general principle but what about small Amazonian villages being decimated by a huge boa, anaconda or croc that has developed a taste for villagers ?
     
  25. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    I don’t know, do these villagers ever hunt snakes or crocs for food? If so surely they have to accept the rough with the smooth?
     
  26. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    The rough of a croc and the smooth of a snake ? I believe all the villagers were strict vegans.
     
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  27. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    Just a side note to electric cars, I don’t own one but maybe someone who does can verify. Apparently they are getting harder and more expensive to insure, LV as an example apparently refuse to insure them at all. Supposedly because in a lot of them the batteries form part of the chassis, they are very easily written off compared to an ICE car. Also once written off they need to be stored a certain distance from other cars, and the batteries need to be specially stored and are actually very hard to recycle, so all the associated costs are much higher. So if all new cars are going to be electric in not far off 5 years, that is something that will definitely need to be addressed.
     
  28. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame Reservist

    All car insurance is rocketing because of the increased cost of sourcing and importing parts and carrying out repairs.

    My annual premium quote had a lovely 67% rise despite being a low group car, relatively low risk, parked off-street overnight etc – all the things that are supposed to reduce costs.

    Shopped around a bit and reduced it a bit but not all that much.

    Same story across the board apparently and batteries, or EVs in general, are undoubtedly a factor.

    The cost of motoring is going to rise significantly in a number of ways over the next decade, I expect. But I guess when so many people are happy to spend hundreds and hundreds a month to effectively lease their cars, the market knows those same people will be willing (if not entirely happy) to meet the additional costs.
     
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  29. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    Also, I have a mate who has a Range Rover velar, his premium went from £600 to £2000 being the cheapest, he lives in Kent. Apparently it’s now near impossible, or highly expensive to insure Range Rovers in London now, because they are so readily stolen. Something like 5000 were stolen in London the last year, and even JLR pulled their one insurance product.
     
  30. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    For many a car is just indispensable. They will have no choice but to pay. Public transport outside major cities is wholly inadequate.
     
  31. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame Reservist

    Absolutely. And entirely by design too. The car was hailed as the great liberator but it has transformed society in many ways that are counter-productive and, I think, unhealthy.

    In the 60s it enabled the Govt to get rid of thousands and thousands of miles of train track. It's enabled cut backs on all forms of public transport.

    It also meant people could live further away from their work – meaning subtle but significant changes to where we live, the price of properties in towns, the construction of out-of-town shopping centres and supermarkets, which are ugly, depressing ways to shop.

    Now we have a small but vocal movement that insists the concept of living, shopping, working, socialising and enjoying our leisure time without walking distance of our homes is some terrible infringement on our civil liberties rather than a healthy, cleaner, more liberating way to live.

    All of it is designed to ensure our continued reliance on cars and without noticing we now live lives where sitting in traffic is just the norm.
     
  32. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Ask Boris?
     
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  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    It absolutely is. It's like a kid's show but with Roy Kent swearing.
     
  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Marinated meats, cooked slowly over glowing coals on a spit for an hour or more until it's super tender and delicious.

    You're just doing barbecue wrong.
     
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  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I don't even know what this is. Can you please explain? It seems unlikely to be an unpopular opinion though.
     

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