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    While power generation of that sort might not be...

    While power generation of that sort might not be suitable for the reasons you state, distribution of cheaper electricity (generated elsewhere by "green" methods) via a large continental grid might be...
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    I think it is worth defining what people mean by...

    I think it is worth defining what people mean by cheap. In the context of energy, it can mean multiple things:
    1) financially cost - how much does it cost to generate a unit of power.
    2)...
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    Have heard of restaurants being called dives...

    Have heard of restaurants being called dives before but that...
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    All currencies are effectively worthless (they...

    All currencies are effectively worthless (they are based on nothing more than what so called experts decide them to be). Someone deciding that a is equal to $X.XX is pure speculation. All currency...
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    The correct answer is obviously buy a rebreather!

    The correct answer is obviously buy a rebreather!
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    Interestingly I found a number within a few...

    Interestingly I found a number within a few clicks - https://www.swiss.com/sg/en/customer-support/contact-us & go to "Your Local Contact in" about 3/4 of the way down the page and scroll to United...
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    Only in America - ...

    Only in America -

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61763333
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    Having been in a business that was acquired,...

    Having been in a business that was acquired, getting to know the actual business is hugely important as well as staff competency.

    I was working in a pretty successful construction firm when the...
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    Surely the answer is get a rebreather.

    Surely the answer is get a rebreather.
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    That should be added to the list of "never...

    That should be added to the list of "never events".
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    That is hugely worrying - there are procedures...

    That is hugely worrying - there are procedures and checklists in place in most hospitals to prevent these things happening but it sounds like these are either not implemented or routinely ignored.
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    I find with swimming that I just kind of zone out...

    I find with swimming that I just kind of zone out and keep going. I have looked at buying a media player/ earphones for in the pool though.
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    The cynic in me thinks that it is merely filler...

    The cynic in me thinks that it is merely filler in the series - much like any film franchise, they have a concept and have decided to milk it for every last drop.
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    I can only guess how bad that might be especially...

    I can only guess how bad that might be especially if you add the pilchards in as well. Thankfully he is a long long way away.
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    A painting subcontractor that we used regularly...

    A painting subcontractor that we used regularly with a previous firm was sued by a painter of approx 30 years experience for failure to train them on how to use a stepladder. He had fallen off the...
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    I have to say that I have the almost polar...

    I have to say that I have the almost polar opposite with the employees at my local council ran leisure centre - they are unerringly cheery and helpful. Its is disconcerting when you have had a crappy...
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    That doesn't really surprise me - I started my...

    That doesn't really surprise me - I started my working career with Wimpey Homes a lot of years ago now. Bearing in mind that the area I worked in had the highest profit margins in Wimpey homes at the...
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    Pretty much the case at the moment which has kind...

    Pretty much the case at the moment which has kind of turned the industry on its head in the last few years. There are so many openings and companies are so desperate to get things done that the...
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    Talk about making an impression - albeit not the...

    Talk about making an impression - albeit not the one you probably wanted.
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    Unfortunately for you, the building trade is in...

    Unfortunately for you, the building trade is in an absolute state atm due to a number of factors:
    1) Lack of training for decades has meant an ever widening skills gap between number of qualified...
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    You, apparently, were very lucky -...

    You, apparently, were very lucky - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/passport-processing-times-and-unprecedented-levels-of-demand
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    I find my Scubapro wetsuit actually to be pretty...

    I find my Scubapro wetsuit actually to be pretty good - it is a 7mm but even in 8C water I have felt fine for 40 mins (surface intervals are worse though). Similar to you , the wrists, ankle and neck...
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    I was thinking more in terms of the defendant in...

    I was thinking more in terms of the defendant in the action in this case - they have been hit with a lawsuit and may not be in the best position to hire the best team (depending on business...
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    Unfortunately, as is the case with most legal...

    Unfortunately, as is the case with most legal systems, a lot comes down to how deep your pockets are and therefore the quality of the quality of representation.
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    I hope that is the end of it but I suspect that...

    I hope that is the end of it but I suspect that it might still go back to the UK Supreme Court (who allowed the lawsuit in the first place).
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