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    Or Irish sense of humour.

    Or Irish sense of humour.
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    After yesterday's dives in Grand Cayman, I've met...

    After yesterday's dives in Grand Cayman, I've met another diving milestone - apart from the UK, I have now dived in 50 different countries across 6 continents (been to Antarctica but haven't dived...
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    When I looked up the meaning of my surname, it...

    When I looked up the meaning of my surname, it was reported to be 'Dweller by the bog'!
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    It was intended to be a reference to the US NRA.

    It was intended to be a reference to the US NRA.
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    But according to the NRA, guns save lives as...

    But according to the NRA, guns save lives as anyone with a single brain cell can understand! The answer to amss shootings is for mire people to carry guns.

    I'm afraid the logic of this totally...
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    BSAC standard technique is to use the octopus for...

    BSAC standard technique is to use the octopus for teaching but crack bottles or CO2 are perfectly acceptable in normal diving. Teaching the use of the octopus to fill means than if using either of...
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    I witnessed a nasty accident on a pedestrian...

    I witnessed a nasty accident on a pedestrian crossing when I lived in New Zealand. Car hit a pedestrian and badly injured him. Police and Traffic Officers were called to the scene and they were all...
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    I saw an incident with one guy who was filling...

    I saw an incident with one guy who was filling his DSMB from his exhaust valve at around 20M, lost his grip on his reel which got pulled up by the DSMB, caught on his DV and dragged it out. He was...
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    Interesting that a number of the incidents...

    Interesting that a number of the incidents involve cyclists riding across that pedestrian crossing. I've had several near misses with cyclists suddenly swinging off the pavement on to a crossing in...
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    Interesting article on the effects of cold. ...

    Interesting article on the effects of cold.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63602501

    Useful in relation to diving.
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    I'd like to see him repeat this! ...

    I'd like to see him repeat this!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/snooker/63657229
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    Rubber weightbelts were quite commmon when I...

    Rubber weightbelts were quite commmon when I started diving back in the 1960's.
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    I still use a 27 year old Apeks T50 and service...

    I still use a 27 year old Apeks T50 and service kits are still avilable. Apparently they are the same as more modern Apeks valves.
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    That's all covered in the first Ocean Diver...

    That's all covered in the first Ocean Diver theory lesson.
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    In Yorkshire, it's eaten with Christmas cake.

    In Yorkshire, it's eaten with Christmas cake.
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    Space Shuttle debris found ...

    Space Shuttle debris found

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-63597343
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    My wife and I have dived at Campbell River and we...

    My wife and I have dived at Campbell River and we were hoping to see a giant octopus but no luck. The diving in BC is like British sea life on steroids - plumose anemones almost a metre high and...
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    Act your shoe size, not your age - it's much more...

    Act your shoe size, not your age - it's much more fun!

    Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
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    When I lived in New Zealand, I was late into work...

    When I lived in New Zealand, I was late into work one day. The house we lived in was next to what the Kiwis called the bush. The house was built on a slope and as i went down the steps to the garage....
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    The best misprint in the Grauniad as reported on...

    The best misprint in the Grauniad as reported on the News Quiz.

    The Guardian appologised for a misprint when it referred to an officer as 'a Defective in the Police Force. The apology said it...
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    But doesn't that also apply to the roofs as they...

    But doesn't that also apply to the roofs as they are now?
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    Yes, it requires government action not local...

    Yes, it requires government action not local councils - some strategic thinking to encourage using such vast areas as warehouse roofs through making it financially viable. The latest solar panels...
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    Huge warehouses are appearing over all over the...

    Huge warehouses are appearing over all over the country. Why can't planning permission for these be subject to having solar panels on their roofs? This is wasted space which could be usefully used....
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    That's an idea. I'll float it to the guy from...

    That's an idea. I'll float it to the guy from Speedwatch in the pub on Friday.
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    We have several bloody boy racers who regulalrly...

    We have several bloody boy racers who regulalrly hurtle through our village with their noise generating machines. One was clocked at 85mph by the local Speedwatch group in a 30mph limit.Reported to...
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