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    This made me chuckle ...

    This made me chuckle

    https://thebrexitparty.com

    Go on - use a private browser window if you must.
  2. Thread: Reg info

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    My DST manual says 135psi, so somewhere between 9...

    My DST manual says 135psi, so somewhere between 9 and 10 Bar.

    Edit: it really doesn't need to be accurate to tenths of a bar.
  3. Thread: Reg info

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    "Does anyone have a good reason not to go for...

    "Does anyone have a good reason not to go for 9.5?"


    Because being around 9-10 Bar is good enough so as not to affect practical performance, and 1/2 of 1 Bar is difficult to measure accurately on...
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    No doubt about that, and not to be sniffed at. I...

    No doubt about that, and not to be sniffed at. I do wonder how many other Falkland vets lost their ability to sweat after being shot at? I should say, I'm no medical practioner, nor a Falklands vet.
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    I know, right? Some of them seem to be on the...

    I know, right? Some of them seem to be on the right (correct) side. I wish he was my MP.
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    Yes, it's The Sun, but written by Norman Baker -...

    Yes, it's The Sun, but written by Norman Baker - if you don't remember him, he was a lib dems MP for a bit, and one who spent a lot of his time in parliament asking awkward questions of The...
  7. Thread: Friday Ruck

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    Friday Ruck

    FFS. There's not been one of these for, it seems, aeons. The EU thread is years down the line, and Chris and Stuart need to get a room. So, how about I kick one off a new Friday ruck
    nice and...
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    Cool. What are the opaque pools of green, around...

    Cool. What are the opaque pools of green, around 1:20?
  9. Nice. Worth trying one on first though...

    Nice. Worth trying one on first though...
  10. Where are you getting that for 150?

    Where are you getting that for 150?
  11. ^^ you could do much worse than picking up one...

    ^^ you could do much worse than picking up one from Beaver. Solid suit for your , not very fashionable though, if that's a concern. I'm not a fan of zips on the wrists, otherwise I'd have one in a...
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    Hope the vegans don't mind: ...

    Hope the vegans don't mind:

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/14/plastic-substitute-made-of-fish-waste-hauls-in-uk-designer-dyson-award
  13. Thread: Malta In December

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    As Pete says, if you're considering Malta,...

    As Pete says, if you're considering Malta, consider Gozo. I went there for Christmas 2006 with the missus, and we had a great time. We stayed in a posh hotel (Ta Cenc), rented a car for pennies (ok,...
  14. Thread: Dive watch

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    I once bought a sub off a very trustworthy market...

    I once bought a sub off a very trustworthy market stall in Bangkok. I was gutted when my house was robbed a short while after, and found my prized $70 investment had been stolen...

    I do like the...
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    I'm interested in how England will cope with Faf...

    I'm interested in how England will cope with Faf de Klerk's incessant box kicking out of every scrum and
    breakdown... Good hands required.
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    You're wrong.

    You're wrong.
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    We were meant to be on Fin next year, but have...

    We were meant to be on Fin next year, but have been moved to Adventurer - haven't used that one before, last three trips have been on Melody, which I thought was excellent. TBH, wasn't necessarily...
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    Sounds like Red Sea diving weights. Supplied in...

    Sounds like Red Sea diving weights. Supplied in "twos" or "threes" (units undefined). :D
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    Me too. I have a trip planned for next October....

    Me too. I have a trip planned for next October. All's good with that. I hope UK will get back to flying direct to Sharm soon - a good dayboat package with, say, Emperor (and others) was greAt value...
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    I think the thing here is being able to...

    I think the thing here is being able to demonstrate the long-hose deployment to your buddy/team. Doing that ensures they (a) know how it works, and (b) you both know it's going to work as expected...
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    :looks in shed: Nope, they're not mine - but...

    :looks in shed:

    Nope, they're not mine - but mine are a little rusty, and work fine. I deploy and demonstrate their efficacy before getting in the water as part of my buddy drill, cutting bacon...
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    Ref stowing the long hose - don't waste your...

    Ref stowing the long hose - don't waste your money on machined delrin from Apeks. Mine goes under a sheathed pair of trauma shears (Beaver ones). useful, and practical. Perfect.

    Well, it is Friday...
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    No need to apologise - I'm sure there are lots...

    No need to apologise - I'm sure there are lots here who are old enough to do the math. Besides, there are certain measurements/quantities which are just easier to visualise in old-money*.

    * I'm...
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    :y: for those with a FaecesBook leaning,...

    :y: for those with a FaecesBook leaning, https://www.facebook.com/Alternate-Air-Source-in-Recreational-Diving-1517371561814847/
  25. #metoo, although open to DIY suggestions!

    #metoo, although open to DIY suggestions!
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