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    Brighton, Sunday May 1st

    Bermondsey has spaces on Channel Diver on Sunday. The plan is to do the Pentrych in 24m and then a drift. Loading from 9.30, ropes off 10.45.
  2. Thread: NDAC Closed?

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    I asked about this weekend (5th/6th Feb) as we...

    I asked about this weekend (5th/6th Feb) as we were hoping to be diving and got a response.

    Hi Ken,

    Thank you for the email we are closed at the weekend please check our website as we will...
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    The Beasts of Holm, basically the seaward...

    The Beasts of Holm, basically the seaward pinnacle the Iolaire was wrecked on, is an excellent scenic dive. It is a bit deeper (20 ish) so not covered in kelp, very scenic with a swim through, walls,...
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    I have one (and a previous r1-100) and I like it....

    I have one (and a previous r1-100) and I like it. The only criticism I have is that the outer flap over the zip is a bit stiff. I have become a convert to dry gloves and like having the ability to...
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    BSAC Primary Donate Workshop

    This turned up in my FB feed this morning

    https://www.bsac.com/training/skill-development-courses/club-diving-courses/primary-donate-workshop

    Seems to require the student to have done or be...
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    We have 10 sets and as they die we swap second...

    We have 10 sets and as they die we swap second stages about to have working combos. We only use them in the pool now. The U.K. distribution changed and maybe the US owner of Oceanic and then a new...
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    We have been buying these but from Kent Diving...

    We have been buying these but from Kent Diving Services who are local to us, fill our cylinders and service our kit. I am neither the Treasurer nor the Equipment Officer so don’t have the exact price...
  8. Thread: Laptop upgrade.

    by Ken
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    This link has the hardware manual for your...

    This link has the hardware manual for your current machine. They are really easy to mess with. Worst way you may have to take the keyboard out to add RAM. It is usually only half a dozen screws...
  9. Thread: Laptop upgrade.

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    https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b59...

    https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b590_hmm_en.pdf
    https://uk.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/lenovo/lenovo-b590

    It looks like you can only have 8GB of RAM but you can have a...
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    For the whole of lockdown we’ve had two laptops,...

    For the whole of lockdown we’ve had two laptops, four monitors and usual domestic appliances going while paying 70/month for gas and electricity. I do hibernate stuff when not using it, like I have...
  11. Thread: APD 14 Cells

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    There goes the neighbourhood. ...

    There goes the neighbourhood.

    https://www.narkedat90.com/ctoc160mm-coax-female-to-coax-female-cell-adapter-160mm-long.html

    Also available in 270mm.
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    This place is local (20 minutes down the A2) to...

    This place is local (20 minutes down the A2) to me and I have been using it now and again since it opened. It ought to be brilliant but I generally go to Wraysbury (at least an hour of the M25)...
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    There is this Aqualung i330r at 270...

    There is this Aqualung i330r at 270 https://www.kentdivingservices.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=5278&strReferer=search&PPGR=0 which has a colour screen, Bluetooth and so forth.
  14. Can I have the O2 whip please? I’d have the...

    Can I have the O2 whip please? I’d have the digital pressure gauge too if it is still available.
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    If I still worked through my own limited company...

    If I still worked through my own limited company I would probably buy one as a tax avoidance scam. Likely a VW ID 3 or 4 or the Kia. Not a retro fit like the golf etc all of which have terrible...
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    When I took my JJ in for a service I ended up in...

    When I took my JJ in for a service I ended up in a room with the bloke that sorts out broken computers. (You can figure out which brand for yourselves) .The MCU in at least one of those was an STM32...
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    Numbers... 68% drop in exports to the EU in...

    Numbers... 68% drop in exports to the EU in January year on year.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/feb/06/fury-at-gove-as-exports-to-eu-slashed-by-68-since-brexit

    This is worse than I...
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    See...

    See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-you-can-do-in-the-office-apps-on-mobile-devices-with-a-microsoft-365-subscription-9ef8b63a-05fd-4f9c-bac5-29da046833ea which confirms that for any...
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    For the same price the U.K. could have printed...

    For the same price the U.K. could have printed hundreds of billions of and spent it on useful services.

    In any case, making it cheaper in local currency is unlikely to happen, more likely the...
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    How do you find the subtitles in Teams or Google...

    How do you find the subtitles in Teams or Google meet?
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    I don’t know if you literally mean MP3 format...

    I don’t know if you literally mean MP3 format when you say mp3. Anyway, if you do you will find that modern lossy compressed formats do better than twice the compression for the same subjective...
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    I have used carnets, they are a bastard. Every...

    I have used carnets, they are a bastard. Every industry will have some new and interesting way in which having their home market chopped by 80% kills them a bit. This is especially true for...
  23. Thread: Vval18

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    I was looking a few years ago but failed. I do...

    I was looking a few years ago but failed. I do see Doolittle has a March 2020 paper testing it but would need to renew to read it. The 2008 NEDU paper didn’t have enough detail for me. Has the...
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    Surely as we head towards banana republic status...

    Surely as we head towards banana republic status we will not need to import any?

    More seriously, will we be able to afford to import them?
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    I have had private medical insurance through work...

    I have had private medical insurance through work for years. The last time I used it I got a referral from my GP to a consultant who I might have seen at my local NHS hospital who had me do a scan...
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