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    Quote Originally Posted by Incredible Sulk View Post
    My immediate thought on seeing this was that it really belongs on a battered yellow robin reliant van!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Not a fan of personal plates myself, but I can never see why something very distinctive would be a problem from identification purposes.

    I guess it's to do with APN recognition?
    Not a problem if the plate is presented in the legally prescribed manner. There’s huge abuse which no one seems inclined to challenge. Given the use of ANPR in both traffic and more serious crime detection, it’s odd.

    The latest fad round here are “tinted” plates - unreadable from more than 10 yards away.

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    Saw ‘1 CPU’ on a BMW i8 as I was cycling through Oxshott on my way to work this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Not a problem if the plate is presented in the legally prescribed manner. There’s huge abuse which no one seems inclined to challenge. Given the use of ANPR in both traffic and more serious crime detection, it’s odd.

    The latest fad round here are “tinted” plates - unreadable from more than 10 yards away.

    Perhaps ANPR is a bit smarter than we give it credit for, hence why plod aren't that bothered.

    As for tinted plates, perhaps its similar to the "dazzle" paint that some used to spray on their plates and about as effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4RW1N View Post
    My immediate thought on seeing this was that it really belongs on a battered yellow robin reliant van!!
    Not sure they were making Reliant Vans in 2010

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    Brain fart
    Last edited by GraniteQuarry; 18th April 2019 at 21:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Saw ‘1 CPU’ on a BMW i8 as I was cycling through Oxshott on my way to work this morning
    That plate has history:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRE6lTl7So0

    A man called Rob Kenworthy had it on a modified 996 GT2, and partook in morally reprehensible behaviour on the Gumball Rallies around 2004-6.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=rob+...h=686&dpr=1.38

    I think he was something in Telecoms, anyhow he could afford the £40k entrance fee, and didn't appear to be a dick.

    And then again the plate on this last year: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-9...p2047675.l2557 but obviously the Porsche and the plate diverged here.

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    Couple of years ago I was sitting at traffic lights with a 911 behind me revving his engine.
    His number plate was T1 3VAH, pretty unremarkable unless viewed in a mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uglybug View Post
    Couple of years ago I was sitting at traffic lights with a 911 behind me revving his engine.
    His number plate was T1 3VAH, pretty unremarkable unless viewed in a mirror.
    That is an excusable one.
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    Seen yesterday: RR 61LLS on an Evoque.

    I chuckled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    Seen yesterday: RR 61LLS on an Evoque.

    I chuckled.


    Took me a few moments..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Perhaps ANPR is a bit smarter than we give it credit for, hence why plod aren't that bothered.

    As for tinted plates, perhaps its similar to the "dazzle" paint that some used to spray on their plates and about as effective

    The dazzle coating worked in their adverts where the camera was in line with the light and plate, but in real life with the camera offset to the plate - it had zero effect.

    The plate on one of my bikes appears to be coated, but I am under no illusion that it is a “cloak of invisibility”

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    Spied up near my home in Fife...




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    Quote Originally Posted by pinpull View Post
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    Quite good one.

    Made me think what’s the plan for plates if independence happened?

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    Sad tw@t. Monopolies always are scared of a bit of competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    Sad tw@t. Monopolies always are scared of a bit of competition.
    Black cabs don't set their prices and they are being driven out of business by TfL and Uber.

    How would you feel if you studied hard for years to do The Knowledge and invested in a very expensive and specific work vehicle only to be done over by someone who gets a Prius at staff discount from an Uber approved Toyota dealership and an iPhone running Google maps who hasn't even passed a basic English language test?

    I don't catch Ubers or Black Cabs but I feel for them. Not a great situation and their competition is earning below the minimum wage. Soon Ubers will be autonomous and next year Tesla are launching an autonomous driven can service and then both sets of drivers will be unemployed.

    Sorry for the rant! No vested interest just don't like Uber for the reasons outlined above.

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    The Knowledge is an anachronism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    How would you feel if..,
    How would I feel if my industry was being overtaken by GPS and internet technology?

    I would see that the writing is on the wall and embrace the change. Not try to be some sort of Luddite and try to stop it.

    Black cab drivers have had plenty of opportunities to be included on Uber. But they would rather cut their own noses off to spite their faces.

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    FFS why did I post that photo! C'mon fellas let's not drag what is a fun thread into an argument

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    In other news, saw a BMW i8 the other day:



    Legally spaced as above and doesn't take much of a stab in the dark to guess the driver's name

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    Aston.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    Will be treating myself soon to a 2006 4.3 . My retirement gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    FFS why did I post that photo! C'mon fellas let's not drag what is a fun thread into an argument
    LoL, you would cause trouble in an empty house. More flouncing on the cards. LoL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    How would I feel if my industry was being overtaken by GPS and internet technology?

    I would see that the writing is on the wall and embrace the change. Not try to be some sort of Luddite and try to stop it.

    Black cab drivers have had plenty of opportunities to be included on Uber. But they would rather cut their own noses off to spite their faces.
    I have to agree as much as it pains me. I’m all for tradition and that but Uber is super easy to use and reasonably priced compared to a black cab...


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    A good plate ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    Sad tw@t. Monopolies always are scared of a bit of competition.
    Uber is a race to the bottom. While you the punter are getting a great deal, the driver is earning less than the other mini cabs and black cabs in the same borough for the same distance job.
    Joe public is really not seeing the bigger picture here. What do you think will happen to Uber’s prices once they have forced out all the local competition?
    Investors are not pumping billions into the company for nothing.

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    Here's some heartbreak for me.

    This was always on a Mini Cooper S at my local train station and I always thought I'd catch them one day and make them an offer as it's my name.

    Nope, they've just upgraded from the Mini to a Bentley. Won't accept my pennies now!

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    My own, illegally spaced, plate. I said I’d keep it like this until I get a fine. The back plate is legal so 50% less likely to get stopped. It’s a bit of fun so what....


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    Joey Blow Job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeytheghost View Post
    My own, illegally spaced, plate. I said I’d keep it like this until I get a fine. The back plate is legal so 50% less likely to get stopped. It’s a bit of fun so what....


    exxon diesel near me
    Why do you include the hyperlink about diesel in your post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Joey Blow Job?
    You offering? I always wondered about you...
    Last edited by joeytheghost; 14th May 2019 at 20:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Why do you include the hyperlink about diesel in your post?
    I own 80% shares in Exxon, I’m worth millions. I include that as a sort of sub-conscious effort to get you to buy my wares.

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    ​I see AJ1 sold for £243,000!! Belonged to Yorkshire police force since 1907.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieb View Post
    ​I see AJ1 sold for £243,000!! Belonged to Yorkshire police force since 1907.
    I wonder if Anthony Joshua bought it?

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    She swears that her husband didn’t buy it for her!

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