Depth of knowledge is as important as breadth …

Comment posted A85 Connel to Dalmally closed in both directions by Mel Gibson.

Depth of knowledge is as important as breadth

Mel Gibson also commented

  • The next quiz will be spelling, especially places names in northern England.
  • Here’s one for you:
    There are 10 types of people in this world- those that understand binary and those that don’t.
    Geddit?
  • Ah right! It’s a play on words. I can’t quite get the hang of the limey sense of humour, but full marks for what is clearly a very funny joke. Got any others?
  • I don’t get it.
  • That’s an unfair question for the rest of us since Bobby Wakeham has a permanent direct link to Wikipedia (how else can he authoratively comment on so many issues?).
    Anyone back to Stirling for me now (oops).

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  • BBC indy debate: incoherent uncontrolled unedifying bear pit
    Cometh the drunken yobbo, bawling and shouting and talking over anyone daring to express a different opinion.
    Clear victor Alec Salmond? Oh lordy I cringe to be Scottish hearing that performance from either side. If I vote yes on the 18th September, what will I wake up to on the 19th? A better future with that calibre of eejit managing the show?
    I don’t think so somehow.
  • Conservation body says fish farm sea lice out of control at worst possible time
    Read your first post again Mark:

    ‘Keep to the facts’ lol
    ‘make silly comments’ lol
    ‘scaremongering practice’ lol

    And you’ve never advocated an Eco Park, targeting eco tourism? lol lol lol

  • Conservation body says fish farm sea lice out of control at worst possible time
    Firstly, and speaking as someone who has often defended salmon farming against sensationalist and opinionated attacks, I say that there is no defence to these sea lice numbers and the fact that the industry simply has to clean up.
    The actions of the Norwegian government in enforcing previously agreed legislation when companies fail to manage themselves properly is a lesson our politicians must consider.
    I will continue to support salmon farming, but urge industry leaders to act now in the interests of all stakeholders including themselves.
    Secondly, readers should understand the motives behind the vociferous few who regularly speak out against fish farming and use any items of perceived bad news to attempt to drive their own agenda.
    Please don’t describe the Salmon and Trout Association as a conservation body. Their motive is to divert attention away from their own barbaric practices, in the name of profit, and then quietly get on with slaughtering a large proportion of returning spawning salmon each year, conservation of their tweedy lifestyle, plummy accents and their blood sport.
    As for people like Mark Carter, readers should be careful what they wish for. When the west coast of Scotland is a giant Eco park, accessible only to the wealthy and select few, we might look back and think how the honest people of these regions were conned out of any chances to develop the rural economy, raise the standards of lifestyles of the working population (quite frankly, the days of the retired are numbered), and to provide one of the only real opportunities to maintain thriving communities in rural areas where depopulation is a real and increasing threat.
  • Apology on Silver Explorer’s visit to Inveraray
    Not meant to be cruel, I suspect we are all guilty of jumping to conclusions and getting caught out at some point.

    It’s just very funny when it happens to some people.

  • Apology on Silver Explorer’s visit to Inveraray
    Quite possibly the funniest thing I have ever read on this blog.

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26 Responses to Depth of knowledge is as important as breadth …

  1. I am surprised that there are not more serious accidents on the A85 from Tyndrum to Dalmally as motor bikers seem to think that they are a law unto themselves.
    Whilst driving on this stretch of the A85 especially during the summer months I see motor bikers weaving amongst the traffic and overtaking on blind corners. It is no wonder that this road is often closed due to accidents.
    With any road it is not the road that is dangerous it is the people using it that cause the accidents. You cannot have accidents if the road has no vehicles on it.

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    • True, some drivers behave like lunatics, but not true that ‘it’s not the road that’s dangerous’ – there are places in Argyll where the road configuration is very clearly unsafe. And what’s this about ‘you cannot have accidents if the road has no vehicles on it’ – do you think roads are for decoration only? – this reminds me of days gone by in the Middle East, when there were suspicions that strangers were sometimes found guilty of causing accidents on the principle that if they hadn’t been there the driver on the wrong side of the road would still be alive.

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    • Presumably they weren’t, but the criticism of bikers is fair comment – some of the ‘bike packs’ that come out in good summer weather do behave like absolute lunatics, without any doubt whatsoever. So, of course, do some car drivers.

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  2. Regardless of whom was to blame, one of my colleagues was involved in this accident. Let’s pray that both drivers recover from this tragic incident. My thoughts are with you both.

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  3. People say that the A9 from Perth to Thurso is a killer road but this is only because motorists take un-necessary risks to try to reach their destination a few minutes earlier.

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    • It’s not as simple as that, is it? Aren’t people usually referring to the stretch from Perth to Inverness, where part of the problem seems to be the way that the road switches repeatedly between single and dual carriageways.

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  4. Most people wrongly assume that it is the stretch from Perth to Inverness but there have also been serious accidents on the Inverness to Thurso section.
    I could have just mentioned Perth to Inverness but no doubt someone trying to clever would have stated that the A9 started in the City of Perth and finished in Thurso.

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    • That’s an unfair question for the rest of us since Bobby Wakeham has a permanent direct link to Wikipedia (how else can he authoratively comment on so many issues?).
      Anyone back to Stirling for me now (oops).

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  5. Mel.
    It is a trick question, but if you have never been to the City of Perth then it is unlikely that you will know the answer.

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  6. Mel.
    On the front page of today’s Dundee Courier there is an article headed “Games move, but it’s only by Inches”
    Perth Highland Games are moving from the South Inch to the North Inch because of the summer deluge.

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    • Ah right! It’s a play on words. I can’t quite get the hang of the limey sense of humour, but full marks for what is clearly a very funny joke. Got any others?

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