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    Talking of Birds - just seen this on the Beeb ...

    Talking of Birds - just seen this on the Beeb

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-56883027
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    No, I'd make sure the chain was nice and sharp -...

    No, I'd make sure the chain was nice and sharp - wouldn't want to overload the motor and damage the 'saw!
  3. Thread: Joke of the day

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    As a Hot Rodder - The benefits of 'Flip-Flop'...

    As a Hot Rodder - The benefits of 'Flip-Flop' paint (Pearlescent) - confuses people.
  4. Thread: Jabbed?

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    2nd dose today. Wifey there as well, both of us...

    2nd dose today. Wifey there as well, both of us done at same time, room & injecting nurse. Medical centre was calling all people living together in at same time.
    We are happy.
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    Now that raises the question - where are the...

    Now that raises the question - where are the local lads & lasses going to go for a 'Bonk'?
  6. Thread: Cylinder testing

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    I've never been convinced of the benefits of...

    I've never been convinced of the benefits of IDEST as a safety function. Instead IMHO it's always been a pricing ring set-up for the benefit of (selected) dive shops and manufacturers. Even MDE gave...
  7. Thread: Cylinder testing

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    been doing that for years - as my cylinders are...

    been doing that for years - as my cylinders are tested by an independent test house, i.e. Not IDEST affiliated.
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    Oh so true. A comedian at school fed one poor...

    Oh so true. A comedian at school fed one poor chap a whole bar of said stuff one lunch time - less than an hour later the target barely made it to the closest toilets, and failed completely on the...
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    Mobile coverage - if O2 is good then look at...

    Mobile coverage - if O2 is good then look at Tesco Mobile who are virtual operator on O2. Otherwise for a full package it has to be BT for Broadband, Mobile, TV (if you must) and fixed line. BT's BB...
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    Just finished loading (packing?) The car to go...

    Just finished loading (packing?) The car to go away for a week's diving... Cylinders, weight belt, BC, M,F, clothes, undersuits. Wandering around the storeroom I spotted what I'd forgotten - the...
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    Have to agree; been there, seen it. Even had a...

    Have to agree; been there, seen it. Even had a company union official admit it was happening but they were so 'ruled' by Union HQ that they couldn't do anything about but sympathise. Even admitted...
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    In today's world of Isolation

    This looks like a self-contained solution to a weekend away .

    The drawers just need to be a bit deeper to store the cylinders
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    When I worked in 'Town' (London, that is) a taxi...

    When I worked in 'Town' (London, that is) a taxi driver made the comment he could always tell when it was December 'cause the office girls skirts shorten and shorter the closer it approached...
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    Been having a fire in the incinerator...

    Been having a fire in the incinerator Yesterday/today must have a dozen queen wasps come flying out of the timber thrown in there - the smoke had made most of them 'dozy' so they were quickly deaded!...
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    Neither do I !

    Neither do I !
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    RAW Photo's/images iMac

    So I'm wondering have I bought a pup...

    Bought a iMac to replace an old PC.
    I do most of my U/W photography in RAW format.

    With a PC(even Win10) RAW (RAF or ORF) images they display in...
  17. Thread: Jabbed?

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    Think ou will find that isn't correct - Cameron...

    Think ou will find that isn't correct - Cameron did increase them but Tuition fees where introduced earlier - 1998.

    See Linky

    I'll duck out now...
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    A goodly lot of 'self-love' might just solve many...

    A goodly lot of 'self-love' might just solve many of the problems the human race (and the planet) is facing. Until the high ranking politicians, religous leaders and 'Do-gooders' get into their...
  19. Thread: Home compressor

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    At the price (108/350) - terrifying! Even...

    At the price (108/350) - terrifying!

    Even the 'inlet'(?) filter looks to be a DV filter element. See that the feedback is from Airgun users - guess they like oil in the compressed air for a...
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    took this sport (Scuba diving not TDF) up 50...

    took this sport (Scuba diving not TDF) up 50 years ago this Month!

    Still enjoying it.
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    The 'reward' for the wife and I is to 1) go...

    The 'reward' for the wife and I is to
    1) go home - been at the in-laws for most of the LockDown,
    2) go to the pub,
    3) go diving.
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    Our postman is very good, knows everyone by given...

    Our postman is very good, knows everyone by given name.

    But delivery companies - ARRRG! can they read ? Where I live there are several No1&2&3's in the postcode area including 2 still listed that...
  23. Presently it only applies to some 'white goods'...

    Presently it only applies to some 'white goods' and TV's. But I've seen in some of the reports (wish I could find them/one) that the parts will only be available to 'Professional' people so it could...
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    Confused - the fishermen are! ...

    Confused - the fishermen are!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-56359621

    Beeb Alba is available on the Freesat for those of us in England
  25. Think a lot depends on where your target working...

    Think a lot depends on where your target working region/country/resort is...

    I'll agree that BSAC (or CMAS) instructor has it's benefits to accompany a PADI or similar.

    You could also consider...
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