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    The PCR test amplifies it up the ying yang so...

    The PCR test amplifies it up the ying yang so more or less any virus RNA remaining will trigger a positive test - I suspect lots of the "asymptomatic" cases don't actually have it but have some RNA...
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    Thats a good result - usually if you write off a...

    Thats a good result - usually if you write off a newish car there is a huge difference in the cost of replacing it and what you get from the insurers. Mate of mine drove at 30mph into a 300 year old...
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    Totally agree - I was born for this social...

    Totally agree - I was born for this social distancing lark! Wonder how long I can string it out for after getting the vaccine?
  4. Chuck it in for service exchange - you get a...

    Chuck it in for service exchange - you get a discount on the new one and they deal with it. Make sure you get it coded for the correct country though if you buy it in the UK
  5. +1 for this - chuck it in for a new one, exchange...

    +1 for this - chuck it in for a new one, exchange is about 160 if I remember. They upgraded it about 3 years ago with a different receiver so its GPS has slightly better coverage/accuracy than the...
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    SWMBO probably had it over Xmas/NY 2019 -...

    SWMBO probably had it over Xmas/NY 2019 - whatever it was was caught in Dubai early in the month. All the symptoms including the horrible pneumonia - multiple blue light visits to A&E, etc etc. ...
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    You are lucky - the way things are going round...

    You are lucky - the way things are going round your way if you went out to look you would probably get tasered and given a 200 fine!
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    At around the same time some genius specced nylon...

    At around the same time some genius specced nylon carpets in the new Manchester University Computer Science Department - the net result was huge belts of static all round. After a few hours sitting...
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    Cheap thermostatic valves are a false economy -...

    Cheap thermostatic valves are a false economy - much better to pay a bit more for something better engineered particularly if you don't need the heating very often so they are not exercised
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    The real question is what does it identify as?

    The real question is what does it identify as?
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    It all seems to be very patchy and local - my son...

    It all seems to be very patchy and local - my son has had suspected COVID twice (he works in a school) and my daughter once. In all cases they booked tests on line with no issues within a day or so;...
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    Canals seem to attract that sort of stuff - TBH I...

    Canals seem to attract that sort of stuff - TBH I would be more concerned about pulling a grenade or mortar bomb "souvenir" that someone wanted rid of
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    You're an essential worker then... I helped my...

    You're an essential worker then... I helped my BIL with a delivery early this week and I think that gets me priority for Sainsburys on-line slots until next Christmas ;)
  14. Most of it is actually to pay current debts. ...

    Most of it is actually to pay current debts. Sadly a lot of it comes from very stupid people who can't afford it.
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    Can't imagine what you mean - what harm could a...

    Can't imagine what you mean - what harm could a few 1p stickers going missing from an IDEST centre or whatever they are called do? A few spares never go amiss...

    BTW how old/small would a...
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    No that was a PHE screw-up of such spectacular...

    No that was a PHE screw-up of such spectacular magnitude that you wonder what else they get up to and if they should be let out with sharp things. Not sure about the recent Welsh "my dog ate the...
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    A BCD is a rucsack with a bag in it and a 15 low...

    A BCD is a rucsack with a bag in it and a 15 low pressure inflator $600 is a lot of money for that. Whie it sounds like a good idea the Air2 is a rubbish regulator and the hose is too short - in an...
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    1l/nm is the usual conservative rule of thumb....

    1l/nm is the usual conservative rule of thumb. London - Sydney is 13507nm so 675 should do it! It would need a few services but a decent modern outboard should do that no problem.
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    The lower Thames is tidal as far as Teddington -...

    The lower Thames is tidal as far as Teddington - you should ask your RYA centre
  20. Many thanks for the dry suit - it really is brand...

    Many thanks for the dry suit - it really is brand new and still in the original packing. Some serious bargains still to be had here including a second brand new drysuit
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    knut

    knut
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    I can beat that - my average is around 100 but...

    I can beat that - my average is around 100 but this year I managed a grand total of.....2!!!! FFS But next year I am going to kick the @@@ out of it...
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    But he was a very rude OE anagram!

    But he was a very rude OE anagram!
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    RIBs are pretty capable so its largely the...

    RIBs are pretty capable so its largely the resilience of the crew that's the limiting factor but I continue to be amazed at what people will take on with single outboard engines in the UK - don't...
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    Dont joke - I worked in the small isles for a...

    Dont joke - I worked in the small isles for a while a very long time ago and they brought the bull across in a "landing craft" from the mainland using the AA Handbook as a map - and they got lost in...
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