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    Think my neighbour (A.K.A 'Oil Slick' - cause his...

    Think my neighbour (A.K.A 'Oil Slick' - cause his car leaks oil like an oil well) has done similar at Stansted - flew out of Stansted to work overseas last Autumn, He's been back 3 or 4 times but his...
  2. Thread: Joke of the day

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    These are genuine clips from council complaint...

    These are genuine clips from council complaint letters:
    1. My bush is really overgrown round the front and my back passage has fungus growing in it.
    2. He's got this huge tool that vibrates the...
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    We have one - only found out one was fitted after...

    We have one - only found out one was fitted after we had moved in - B****y vendor didn't know his lodger (his daughter) had one installed 'cause she thought it would save her money. We extremely...
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    That's... A GPO pocket knife! Hope it hasn't...

    That's... A GPO pocket knife!

    Hope it hasn't been used on cables. (Particularly lead sheathed ones.)
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    Started winding down for retirement 10 years ago...

    Started winding down for retirement 10 years ago - stopped doing roofs and most first fix work; stopped completely when I was 65 or so I thought.
    Called back to the tools about 18 months ago !
    Did...
  6. And I believe this country is getting worse. Or...

    And I believe this country is getting worse. Or reverting to the morals of the late Victorians and Edwardians. i.e. In public a 'glimpse of stocking is shocking' but in private anything and...
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    I've killed at least 4 in the few weeks - 1 in...

    I've killed at least 4 in the few weeks - 1 in the house (came down the chimney) 1 in the garage and 2 in the shed. 3 of them flying around windows trying to get out, the other crawling on furniture.
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    I'd become a vegetarian if the choice was salmon...

    I'd become a vegetarian if the choice was salmon - the smell turns my stomach! Never been able to put it in my mouth.
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    Not Good - but let's hope they are found alive. ...

    Not Good - but let's hope they are found alive.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61022203
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    North and West Rugby garages and supermarkets had...

    North and West Rugby garages and supermarkets had none or little fuel yesterday. No diesel at any, one supermarket had RON97 only and limiting people to 20 worth.

    Junction 1 BP garage had lots...
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    When using a London cab to get round London in...

    When using a London cab to get round London in one December the Cabbie made the comment he could always tell when it was getting near to Christmas - 'cause the girls skirts always shrunk.

    Not...
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    Welcome. I hope you understand that both PADI...

    Welcome.
    I hope you understand that both PADI and BSAC are the largest organisations in this country (along most other agencies).

    May I suggest that locate a local club...
  13. Thread: Egypt currency?

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    I've not been there for years but when I went...

    I've not been there for years but when I went regularly apart from the airports (where the brit's get ripped off!) where Egyptian Lira (E)* is needed all we ever used was the good 'ole Yankee...
  14. Thread: Backing up a Mac

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    2 choices - Buy a new external HDD, format to...

    2 choices - Buy a new external HDD, format to suit apple. Or a 500MB HDD, format to FAT - that can be used on either (Wndoze win complain but will write/read, Mac will complain less and write read,...
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    Just wait until one bumps into you... Think I...

    Just wait until one bumps into you...

    Think I must have changed to flavour of the water - certainly affected the vis... :-)

    I went one way and 1.5mtr shark went the other.
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    Frank Zappa - I'm the slime...

    Frank Zappa - I'm the slime
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    I saw Toyah complete with 'dyed-out roots' and...

    I saw Toyah complete with 'dyed-out roots' and band at Leicester Uni years ago. Was really disappointed - her act came across as she had a very set routine she was always looking at the burly bloke...
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    Certainly will help. Maybe HMG needs to license...

    Certainly will help. Maybe HMG needs to license child birth - limit on numbers and only allowed to have kids if they couple can afford to have a maximum of 2.



    If it's anything like the village...
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    One of these days the penny will drop and TPTB...

    One of these days the penny will drop and TPTB will realise that the UK (in particular and whole planet) doesn't have a housing shortage problem - it has a population problem.
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    I do agree - it's ben the malt of choice for me...

    I do agree - it's ben the malt of choice for me for over half my life. I do wish they'd stop offering 'new' bottlings and just go back to 10, 12, 15, 18 and 25 year old.

    The other one I like is...
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    Any name with 'Manager' in it's title isn't going...

    Any name with 'Manager' in it's title isn't going to encourage anyone - e.g. 'Dive manager' sounds like someone who stands on the side watching others dive. It's difficult enough to get people to...
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    Hope it's better than VW's - Had 2 over the...

    Hope it's better than VW's - Had 2 over the years, Oil Pump, external to block sprayed oil everywhere under the bonnet from 6600 miles (warranty ran out at 6000miles), Front suspension wishbone...
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    So is the wife - our/her car has touch controls...

    So is the wife - our/her car has touch controls for everything but wipers, horn and some lights. 'Cause Mrs FP doesn't like to take her eyes off the road she stops the car to change radio volume or...
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    Just been helping install new kitchen cabinets...

    Just been helping install new kitchen cabinets from H****ns, For the cost they are poor. In fact I'd as far to say the ones in our house - the cheapest self-assembly ones from B&Q are better value.
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    My (Mares) Deco computer is adjustable but I...

    My (Mares) Deco computer is adjustable but I leave it set to Fresh.
    The original aladdings where designed to work to Fresh Water (IIRC).
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