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    I saw a seal at Babbacombe this summer - after...

    I saw a seal at Babbacombe this summer - after diving we had lunch at the hotel and it was mugging the fishermen on the breakwater below. It had several fishing lures caught on it but I couldn't get...
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    We had a seal that lived between Putney &...

    We had a seal that lived between Putney & Teddington swimming in the Thames outside our window a month or so ago but it was attacked by some idiots' labrador and had to be put down. They are...
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    There used to be some French ones (Moulinex?)...

    There used to be some French ones (Moulinex?) that consisted of a central element like an old-fashioned electric fire, but mounted vertically. Around this were 4 wire cages into which you inserted...
  4. From experience you can get water into the 1st...

    From experience you can get water into the 1st stage either through leaving the dust cap off in the rinse (doh!) or via the second stage - either through pressing the purge button by accident or...
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    Derp/durp means something or someone stupid if...

    Derp/durp means something or someone stupid if that helps... As in "my dog is a total derp".
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    And they will probably charge you £25 admin...

    And they will probably charge you £25 admin fees...
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    Seem to remember many years ago in a universe far...

    Seem to remember many years ago in a universe far away some VERY high pressure compressors (like 15,000 bar) with multiple stages on a single axis
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    To be fair its been known about since the 1850's...

    To be fair its been known about since the 1850's - John Tyndall an Irish physicist (the Tyndall Centre is named for him) is generally credited as having developed the basis of the theory but there...
  9. Thread: Jabbed?

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    My SIL was jabbing at a pop up clinic in her...

    My SIL was jabbing at a pop up clinic in her local village hall - she did over 80 people yesterday and the queue to get in went all the way round the rugby pitch! Not much vaccine hesitancy in...
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    This country has struggled with technical...

    This country has struggled with technical education for years - the death of the HND/HNC route into a lot of jobs really drove a nail into the coffin and also what happens to "late developers"?
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    Its the AZ jab - SWMBO got the it in Jan and was...

    Its the AZ jab - SWMBO got the it in Jan and was flu like in bed for 48 hours, Son (who apparently is classified as a front line carer - which was news to him!) got the AZ jab last month and was off...
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    I found faith but lost my dress sense!!!

    I found faith but lost my dress sense!!!
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    Just open the file in Excel as normal and then...

    Just open the file in Excel as normal and then save it with an Excel filename - if there are any formulae that don't convert (a few odd ones don't have an Excel direct equivalent) you should get a...
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    Wouldn't even think of getting in the water...

    Wouldn't even think of getting in the water abroad without DAN - my annual travel policy does actually cover me for scuba diving within my qualification but if it goes tits up I want the guy on the...
  15. They don't make much on sales these days that's...

    They don't make much on sales these days that's for sure...
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    The answer is absolute shedloads more than 120kg...

    The answer is absolute shedloads more than 120kg - 25kg of dog running at 30 mph has a lot of energy to dissipate over a couple of meters. 120kg is the static load - and you can halve the breaking...
  17. Thread: 4x4 tyres

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    Probably not from stock but Michelin Latitude AT,...

    Probably not from stock but Michelin Latitude AT, Dunlop Grandtrek AT, Toyo Open Country and Yokohama Geolandar are all available in that size plus a load of Chinese producers - they are all pretty...
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    I had good experience with Toyo M/T off road but...

    I had good experience with Toyo M/T off road but anything like that is always going to be pretty noisy on m-ways so you may be better off looking at A/Ts as a compromise. Also had good experience...
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    Trump probably got confused when he was trying to...

    Trump probably got confused when he was trying to buy Greenland...
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    Angling the panel and pointing it south makes a...

    Angling the panel and pointing it south makes a massive difference in the yield of solar panels - particularly at low sun angles (i.e. just what Dawn describes in Scotland)
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    They are middle range regular batteries not...

    They are middle range regular batteries not "leisure" batteries so probably not optimised for what you want - normal car/van batteries' main job is to provide a lot of ooomph over a short time to...
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    Yeah tyres>>petrol

    Yeah tyres>>petrol
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    It was a tonne of HE - not surprising it was a...

    It was a tonne of HE - not surprising it was a big bang! Bet the guy who dug it up went a bit pale...
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    The "spur" things they fit them with are massive...

    The "spur" things they fit them with are massive - 6" or so long and razor-sharp. So fights typically take about 2 seconds once the birds are released: flutter, flutter - coq au vin. Not surprised...
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    SInce lockdown signs seem to be breeding. I...

    SInce lockdown signs seem to be breeding. I think there was a bunch of government money dished out for "errrr, you know - signs". In my local park as well as "Maintain Social Distancing" and so on...
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