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    Nice. I saw my first thornback round there too....

    Nice. I saw my first thornback round there too. My favourite memory of White Nothe, however, wasnít a drift. I spent most of that dive above a field of burrowing sea cucumbers, almost mesmerised by...
  2. Iain, Please stop. I undertsand that you're...

    Iain,

    Please stop.

    I undertsand that you're convinced by your own godliness because you happen to have views that conicide with and / or were shaped by a ragtag collection of myths assembled...
  3. Did you delete my post? You know, the one that...

    Did you delete my post? You know, the one that merely implied that Iain has form?
  4. Only if you're bored...

    Only if you're bored...
  5. That's the one. thanks. Reid's gone up in my...

    That's the one. thanks.

    Reid's gone up in my estimation and didn't let him get away with much at all. She'll not be on his Christmas card list, nor will she be on Number Ten's preferred...
  6. In the late 90s, when India and Pakistan were...

    In the late 90s, when India and Pakistan were dick-swinging by testing nukes, the company I worked at inadvertently did its best to heighten tensions, due to series of unfortunate events.

    I'm sure...
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    Sticky: I think that damaging other people's property is...

    I think that damaging other people's property is Not A Good Thing, but this video brought a smile to my face this morning.

    Read the comments below for endless egg-based puns.

    ...
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    I hate camping wit a vengeance, but I think your...

    I hate camping wit a vengeance, but I think your statement is ridiculous.

    It's a really neat little stove, so of course you need it. What sort of man are you?
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    Anybody else amused by the coincidence of Iain's...

    Anybody else amused by the coincidence of Iain's vapour-ware offer being for, er, vapour-ware?
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    I'd be more worried about galvanic corrosion. I...

    I'd be more worried about galvanic corrosion. I doubt IP67 connectors would be even vaguely reliable in salt water, but I've been wrong before.
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    I'm delighted two divers have been found alive,...

    I'm delighted two divers have been found alive, but the poor man's son is still missing. I can't begin to imagine the father's emotional state.

    Also, I love Anglo-centric news headlines. "Missing...
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    My visit was in '97. The wreck was still proud of...

    My visit was in '97. The wreck was still proud of the water, but deteriorating. We dropped in beside it and rumaged around until we found a hole to swim into. It was so beautiful, with sunlight...
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    Off the top of my head, no particular order: ...

    Off the top of my head, no particular order:

    1) Cutting a long story short, Mrs MarkP and I ended up doing a night dive on the Thistlegorm. Ours was the only boat above it and we were the only...
  14. Thread: Video of the Day

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    Sticky: Timelapse of an octopus defending her eggs from a...

    Timelapse of an octopus defending her eggs from a marauding starfish.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El7oh5S-Spk
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    "...no other vehicles were involved." Police code...

    "...no other vehicles were involved." Police code for the driver is a useless ****.
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    This is really important - oddly, for me it's my...

    This is really important - oddly, for me it's my left shoulder that suffers as I tend to lean on my left elbow. My mouse hand has always been fine so far, but Mrs MarkP suffered...

    ... and that's...
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    I've just discovered this...

    I've just discovered this genius advice from the RMT.

    I can sort of see where they were coming from, but it looks like they were spectacularly naÔve and hadn't even heard of Britannia Unchained....
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    I've not listened yet, but I friend just told me...

    I've not listened yet, but I friend just told me this is a good explainer.
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    Getting back to newsy stuff: New wreck site!...

    Getting back to newsy stuff: New wreck site!

    Too slow... again.
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    A diver whose Open Water course dives I'd signed...

    A diver whose Open Water course dives I'd signed off went on a Red Sea holiday.

    I spoke to him afterwards and he said he'd got a bollocking for going into deco on his computer. I said I thought...
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    FWIW, many moons ago (when I still considered...

    FWIW, many moons ago (when I still considered Egypt's government not to be too despotic) I was diving off the Brothers with Mrs MarkP.

    We were in a reasonably large group of oceanic white tips...
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    It could go through it like a hot knife through...

    It could go through it like a hot knife through butt.
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    I fully understand that I'm speaking from an...

    I fully understand that I'm speaking from an urban centre with excellent internet options and that I might think differently were I on, say Mull, or in the Kalahari.

    That having been said, every...
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    I'm utterly convinced the distillers are taking...

    I'm utterly convinced the distillers are taking the piss by seeing just how stupid some rich people can be.




    My very point. Same applies to Lagavulin and pretty much all the others I've...
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    The fancy version thing really gets on my nerves...

    The fancy version thing really gets on my nerves too. The standard Lagavulin 16 year old is my favourite. Somebody once bought me a realy expensive Lagavulin Distiller's Edition which wasn't nearly...
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