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    I'd second that and anything that works has to be...

    I'd second that and anything that works has to be good. In the future I suspect we'll all get genetic tests and told in advance what's likely to work for us as individuals... Mind you I'd have...
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    One of the interesting things about Otzi the...

    One of the interesting things about Otzi the Iceman (3,500 bc ish) was that he had cardiovascular disease (among other ailments) at the time of his death at roughly 45. While he did eat some...
  3. For the pics, the exact model you use of the RX...

    For the pics, the exact model you use of the RX will matter less. (Although, I think the RX100 II has a better lens than the subsequent models for underwater use, but the RX100 V and up uses a far...
  4. Just seen Neil has answered some of the questions...

    Just seen Neil has answered some of the questions - apologies for the dupe answers.
  5. PITA - Pain in the arse! ;-) In this context:...

    PITA - Pain in the arse! ;-)

    In this context: Backscatter - US camera store that has a lot of review videos etc. This compact camera roundup is excellent.

    Improved WB - Improved white balance*....
  6. I'm a great fan of these Sony cameras, and have...

    I'm a great fan of these Sony cameras, and have used the II and V. If it's stills there won't be a huge difference. If you want video, the V is streets ahead of the II and probably the III (although...
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    I've spent pretty much the last 25 years either...

    I've spent pretty much the last 25 years either working from small rented office or at home there's lots of good ideas in this thread. I've found a local small gym and go there early as as the kids...
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    When I first went to Egypt (again a long time ago...

    When I first went to Egypt (again a long time ago now) a dSMB was an object of curiosity. In recent trips the guides now absolutely insist on everyone having one and they make sure on the check dive...
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    Mind you, telling some of the skippers I know...

    Mind you, telling some of the skippers I know that using a dSMB is a shit idea could really lead to things getting unnecessarily ugly!
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    Many, years ago, when I was a very young and keen...

    Many, years ago, when I was a very young and keen (and it seemed forever snorkelling) member of my local BSAC club, I used read my copy of Diver avidly. I still remember a story (one of those it...
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    Hmmm... It feels you've based this on outdated...

    Hmmm... It feels you've based this on outdated ideas yourself. The roots of the modern 'British' (be they Welsh, English, Cornish etc), Irish and northern Europeans (Dutch, German etc etc) are all...
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    Was out a few months ago (Brothers trip) and was...

    Was out a few months ago (Brothers trip) and was surprised by how much of signal you could get as I wasn't expecting any at all. The boat also had a wifi router which although rudimentary (only 5...
  13. Thread: CO2 dsmb

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    Had a look for a replacement one recently - as...

    Had a look for a replacement one recently - as the others have said KT seem to be the only people so bought mine from them. (My local dive shop said at the time there's no demand for them any more.)...
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    I've always been interested in Doggerland and if...

    I've always been interested in Doggerland and if you can find the link perhaps you can pop it back into this thread.

    You might already have these but I'd recommend the following:

    Europes lost...
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    I think you're right about big changes...

    I think you're right about big changes happening...

    A few years ago I noticed in the summer at night you can now read a book with a light on and the window open and not see an insect. When I was a...
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    Yes, you might well be right. I simply report a...

    Yes, you might well be right. I simply report a predication that has come horribly true. Also, they haven't been particularly surefooted lately (the Civic) and there were rumours a few years ago re...
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    My mother's house backs onto the plant, I also...

    My mother's house backs onto the plant, I also know a few people who work there. When the referendum came up in one of our chat's she asked how she should vote. I said, leaving aside all other issues...
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    But both the US and UK have large financial...

    But both the US and UK have large financial centres (Wall St and the City) - so their external debt would be huge. Surely you've got to factor in the corresponding overseas assets? Wouldn't debt to...
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    Oh come on you know what I mean ;-) (I don't...

    Oh come on you know what I mean ;-) (I don't think I've read a single article, book or economist's speech that doesn't worry about the issues presented by the lack of an overt transfer union and the...
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    And there's the rub... While I agree with a lot...

    And there's the rub... While I agree with a lot of what's been said about how stupid we're being in the UK here - to maintain that the Euro is hugely successful is odd. Leaving aside the utility of...
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    Another vote for that shot of the girls. The...

    Another vote for that shot of the girls. The other shots are nice but there's really something about that one...It's such a hopeful pic. (Feels like it should be heading a National Geographic article...
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    Oooops! Fair point and well made ......

    Oooops!



    Fair point and well made ... here's a picture ...

    https://www.levellers.co.uk/user_uploads/images/levellers---early-press-shot-03-70.jpg
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    Actually, I'd say it was of great interest....

    Actually, I'd say it was of great interest. Although modern Quakers / Methodists etc are clearly seen today as straightforward religious 'churches' this modern form albeit that of a really decent,...
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    Tend to agree with Mark re cost and stress....

    Tend to agree with Mark re cost and stress. Twenty years ago jobs were more predictable and more 9-5... That helps when you have to commit to dives months in advance. Also posted the below in the...
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    Housing costs, transport and budget airlines....

    Housing costs, transport and budget airlines. Most of the people I know who are under 35 can't really afford their housing costs. (There was an item on the telly last night about the huge rise in...
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