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    To be fair it would screw up a vast area of...

    To be fair it would screw up a vast area of mudflats (as the energy would come from maintaining a tide differential across the barrage) and require at least 2 or 3 new 400kV overhead lines going East...
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    On my OWIC (many years ago!) I did the DSMB...

    On my OWIC (many years ago!) I did the DSMB lesson and during my demo the AS was snagged by the tape loop on the bottom of my DSMB when I was giving it the beans (in my defence it was the first and...
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    Almost all the roads here are 20 limit thanks to...

    Almost all the roads here are 20 limit thanks to Mr Khan - including, for a while, a section of 5 lane dual carriageway which was used at the end of each month by the local plod as an easy way of...
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    They are absolutely charming and helpful in the...

    They are absolutely charming and helpful in the office (mind you I think it was that office that ate the cannabis cookies so that might explain it) - found a "you were out" card and trotted off to...
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    40-odd years ago I worked on the Severn Tidal...

    40-odd years ago I worked on the Severn Tidal Power Group project (Severn Barrage) and a geothermal energy project in Cornwall, then I worked on the Hinkley Point C public inquiry. The only one out...
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    Took my wife's brother in law up in the mountains...

    Took my wife's brother in law up in the mountains in Oman, walking along I spotted a bunch of hornets, which are huge; they are fairly docile but pack a huge punch if you p@ss them off (like putting...
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    This is indeed true - and there can be a bit of a...

    This is indeed true - and there can be a bit of a delay on stuff that is allegedly in stock and I once waited months for something but SPGs always seemed to be available within a few days. Their...
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    Could well be - I was thinking somewhere down the...

    Could well be - I was thinking somewhere down the M4!
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    I use a short miflex hose on stage SPGs which...

    I use a short miflex hose on stage SPGs which have a pretty horrible duty (bent round permanently) and have not had a problem in about 10 years. Think the "miflex" issue was actually mainly...
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    "O2 Clean Course"?

    There used to be someone a few years ago who did an O2 clean course that incidentally and entirely accidentally taught you regulator servicing/set up - I have a vague thought that he was in South...
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    Seems they were always crap at answering emails...

    Seems they were always crap at answering emails so that may not be any indication of anything sinister - I assume that you have tried phoning?

    The accounts at Companies House show they have been...
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    We easily fill charter boats and if there are one...

    We easily fill charter boats and if there are one or two spaces left have a network of dive tarts to pick the slack but its a real struggle getting the RHIB out, I think we lost the habit during...
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    Try "shooting" your lower jaw forward (think...

    Try "shooting" your lower jaw forward (think underbite) while gently blowing through your nose, that can be done with a regular mouthpiece. My experience is that the geography of the inside of...
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    One jumped out right next to my boat when I was...

    One jumped out right next to my boat when I was sailing on the west coast of Scotland - I can confirm they are indeed quite big when you get up close to them and they produce a very big splash
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    Flew back from Sierra Leone with a load of...

    Flew back from Sierra Leone with a load of squaddies at the end of the war, we (mostly they but I did my bit) drank the aircraft absolutely dry - first the beer and wine went, then the scotch, vodka,...
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    I think its fairly straigtforward: all you need...

    I think its fairly straigtforward: all you need to do is add a new layer to a custom Google Map with your data by importing a folder (album) with each image in Google Photos selected. The images...
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    VueScan has a driver for the Coolscan 500 that...

    VueScan has a driver for the Coolscan 500 that allegedly works with more or less any up to date OS - the Coolscan is (or rather was) the dogs danglies but is very slow and if you want top notch...
  18. Thread: Bsac qt+xyz

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    If the training is as good as the BSAC Advanced...

    If the training is as good as the BSAC Advanced Diver Zoom presentations in lockdown I'll be giving it a miss! My original training in presentation was more than 40 years ago (OHP and slides - with...
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    I stayed in a 5* hotel in Chongqing in China...

    I stayed in a 5* hotel in Chongqing in China which allegedly had electric UFH. It was early in the year and not particularly warm so I turned on the UFH in the bathroom - I thought it wasn't working...
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    Spot on for pizza!

    Spot on for pizza!
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    Domestic gas is likely to be banned in...

    Domestic gas is likely to be banned in 2030-something or, more likely, taxed so heavily it is effectively out of existence so personally I wouldn't be putting in a new system now but you may take a...
  22. Thread: Hand held GPS

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    Another vote for the more rugged Garmins - I have...

    Another vote for the more rugged Garmins - I have had 2 and used them at sea as a back-up to a chart plotter and off road. The modern ones let you download better maps to an SD card which makes...
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    There's a Facebook Group for dive spaces which is...

    There's a Facebook Group for dive spaces which is a source for clubs to fill their trips - I have been a dive tart on loads of these and met lots of nice friendly people, I get invited on trips by...
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    There is much truth in that - most boats are now...

    There is much truth in that - most boats are now 70+ a day so that plus a B&B and petrol money makes a weekend diving a serious chunk of change. Its a particular problem for newbies as no one wants...
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    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/0...

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/06/video-reveals-severe-dredging-damage-to-mpa-protected-area-of-scottish-seabed

    More damage to fragile habitat from scallop dredging
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