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  1. Thread: Tea

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    In Hong Kong, we used to have tea with condensed...

    In Hong Kong, we used to have tea with condensed milk. Lovely stuff, but not so appetising once the flies had found the open tin of milk.
    (I think this is why army ration condensed milk came in...
  2. Thread: Tea

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    Just don't drink it before you need to pass a...

    Just don't drink it before you need to pass a drug test.
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    When I first had high BP, my surgery loaned a 24...

    When I first had high BP, my surgery loaned a 24 hour monitor, which took a reading every 15-30 minutes. This gives a better view of what your BP is, rather than taking a spot reading when you're...
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    I read the "careful with knives" as a warning...

    I read the "careful with knives" as a warning that for 3-6 months, Asprin/whatever has an anti-clotting effect, so cuts don't heal as easily as they should.
    My cariologist did tell me this.
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    I do - every birthday since 2013.

    I do - every birthday since 2013.
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    I had my bubble echo test for a PFO last week. I...

    I had my bubble echo test for a PFO last week.
    I have a "large" PFO, which spontaneously shunts from right to left, even before trying to force it to open by valsalva or sniff test.

    I've thought...
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    Did you upset someone? Hope you're OK.

    Did you upset someone?

    Hope you're OK.
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    I think my 1989 Audi Coupe had the same light...

    I think my 1989 Audi Coupe had the same light switch as a 1980s Scirocco. All the current going through the switch, leading to voltage drop and switch burn out.
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    Oh, yes, I'd forgotten about this. On my 1990s...

    Oh, yes, I'd forgotten about this.
    On my 1990s Audi, with the engine running, I had 14v at the battery, but only 11v at the lights. wiring a pair of relays to switch power to the lamps made a great...
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    Are they projector or reflector type? As well...

    Are they projector or reflector type?

    As well as the plastic fronts going yellow with UV exposure, the reflectors or projector lenses can also degrade and reduce light output. (I think it can also...
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    Yes, I would. If they're able to perform the...

    Yes, I would. If they're able to perform the skills satisfactorily and demonstrate an appropriate level of confidence in doing so, then they get the qualification. The instructor can't add their...
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    I don't know because I wasn't there, but could it...

    I don't know because I wasn't there, but could it be that the dive centre explained about clearing ears and breathing normally (using a positive teaching terminology rather than the negative "don't"...
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    Today's irony: Just received a piece of junk...

    Today's irony:
    Just received a piece of junk mail addressed to the deceased former owner of my house.
    It's from "Pure Cremation" with information about a funeral plan.

    They're about 2 years too...
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    Glad to hear you're getting better. I'm having...

    Glad to hear you're getting better.

    I'm having my PFO scan with Dr Mark Turner in Bristol (DDRC recommended him)
    I don't know if you can get a referral to him via your GP (mine is all going...
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    My PFO scan for today has been cancelled...

    My PFO scan for today has been cancelled (although she did say yesterday that there was a high chance it would be, and made sure she phoned before I set off)
    Should be able to reschedule for next...
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    Get well soon! I didn't get a helicopter ride...

    Get well soon!

    I didn't get a helicopter ride with mine a couple of months ago as we were back at the harbourside by the time they decided which chamber was treating me, so I got a blue light...
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    I hope that when he saw those things, he sucked...

    I hope that when he saw those things, he sucked in on his teeth and said "you've had some cowboys in here!"
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    Oooh, what did you get?

    Oooh, what did you get?
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    Also, people who move out but don't have their...

    Also, people who move out but don't have their mail redirected, causing me to have to return it to sender.

    I've just registered them with MPS to try and reduce it.
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    That land could be used to build houses for the...

    That land could be used to build houses for the veterans/immigrants (although people on facebook keep saying Britain is "full")



    Also the CDM problem of installing servicable items "at height"...
  22. I had a similar problem with an intercooler pipe....

    I had a similar problem with an intercooler pipe. I found someone on ebay who made silicone hoses to order, so I had a single bright blue hose to clash with everything else in the engine bay.
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    Very interesting. I expect the cost will come...

    Very interesting. I expect the cost will come down in a similar way to conventional GPS (I remember when handheld GPS was first produced it was eyewateringly expensive - now even my watch has GPS.)...
  24. In that case, if you're expecting to be wearing a...

    In that case, if you're expecting to be wearing a 7mm? wetsuit, then definitely try it on with a sweatshirt to simulate that thickness, and make sure it has sufficient adjustment to go a bit bigger...
  25. If I was going to a shop to try on a BCD, I'd...

    If I was going to a shop to try on a BCD, I'd take my drysuit and undersuit to see if it fits all together.

    So I'd suggest taking your wetsuit and chaging into it in the shop to try on BCDs.

    Of...
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