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    I absolutely hate the fact that it is being...

    I absolutely hate the fact that it is being allowed to start earlier every year - Xmas lights are now being switched on in mid November ffs!
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    I think a lot of sellers are avoiding Ebay these...

    I think a lot of sellers are avoiding Ebay these days given how little protection they get from rogue buyers - very seldom does the seller win in any dispute on there.
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    Agreed that that is an important factor. The UK...

    Agreed that that is an important factor. The UK has been ruined for decades by the concentration of money and power in the south east while deprivation and poverty are rife in a lot of previously...
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    I do think there are better systems than here but...

    I do think there are better systems than here but as you say it will take seismic change to alter the current system of government but that is not something that works for either of the main parties....
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    I think some find your sense of humour a bit too...

    I think some find your sense of humour a bit too dry.
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    Having done both, I would say that drysuit diving...

    Having done both, I would say that drysuit diving IS better than wetsuit diving but wetsuit diving is possible for a large part of the year.

    I have dived in 8C water in a 7mm wetsuit and have been...
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    Been there, done that. Bloody sore job.

    Been there, done that. Bloody sore job.
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    Thanks for the real world info. I have...

    Thanks for the real world info.

    I have discounted WD from my list of possibles given their current behaviour (obsoleting the current drive with discounts only on far higher spec and more expensive...
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    NAS - Network Attached Storage options

    Just wondering what people consider to be the best NAS options out there at the moment as my WD MyCloud device is one of the ones on the chopping board as they are not going to upgrade the firmware...
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    I suspect that this will be the situation for a...

    I suspect that this will be the situation for a lot of bands that don't have large record company backing - they are effectively taking a gamble on up front costs in the hope of getting a significant...
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    Only used them once and they were a pretty good...

    Only used them once and they were a pretty good operator (from a client viewpoint anyway) but that was when they were doing full package deals (as opposed to LOB operation only as per the change a...
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    There is another option - Starlink. Still not...

    There is another option - Starlink. Still not cheap though.
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    As other have said, the whole inkjet printer...

    As other have said, the whole inkjet printer industry is a scam. You pay very little for a printer and get scammed for the cartridges. One thing it is worth noting is that certain printers disable...
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    All I can say is well done. Proper press ups are...

    All I can say is well done. Proper press ups are not easy for most people.

    I tried to do press ups years ago when I was trying to achieve a required fitness level and never managed to get very...
  15. I think the only problem generally is the speed...

    I think the only problem generally is the speed of ascent not matching the speed of equalising (due to physical issues or congestion).


    As you note the best advice is do it often and take it...
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    I recall watching either Top Gear or 5th Gear...

    I recall watching either Top Gear or 5th Gear interviewing the Italian Roads minister and asking a similar question and getting a similar answer! Having seen them drive, they never took the advice!!!!
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    Like you I think this something that is...

    Like you I think this something that is misunderstood/misrepresented by a lot of people of all skill levels be they trainees, instructors, or instructor trainers and it applies to ALL tests, exams...
  18. Excellent book from an excellent bloke! Also...

    Excellent book from an excellent bloke!

    Also another one by his colleague - "Thirteen lives" by John Volanthen. Quite a different book but both very good reading.
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    Good on you young man! Your birth certificate...

    Good on you young man!

    Your birth certificate might say you are old but your attitude seems to say otherwise!
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    I know the feeling as I have been in the same...

    I know the feeling as I have been in the same position on a couple of occasions where medical intervention kept relatives alive even where it may not have been the wishes of those around them.

    We...
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    Likewise, have stopped marking "return to sender"...

    Likewise, have stopped marking "return to sender" and reposting as the vast majority now are either cards or repeat mailings that have been sent back multiple times previously (including some that...
  22. That could be very, very bad news as I doubt...

    That could be very, very bad news as I doubt there are any natural predators and their rate of breeding is orders of magnitude higher than most species.
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    If your laptop allows (and some do have a slot...

    If your laptop allows (and some do have a slot for it), it can be worth fitting a second drive where you store all your data and keep the primary drive for windows/programs etc.
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    Xmas stuff in September just winds me up the...

    Xmas stuff in September just winds me up the wrong way. There should be a ban on Xmas displays until Dec 1st. I am struggling to think of something cruel and painful enough for people who break that...
  25. I had a similar issue with SWMBO's Focus - the...

    I had a similar issue with SWMBO's Focus - the turbo hose was holed so every time the turbo spooled up, there was a loud whistling. Spoke to mechanic, Ford parts were horrendously expensive and long...
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