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    And recreational divers are restricted to six...

    And recreational divers are restricted to six scallops per boat per day.
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    I get 20's of O2 rent free from a local welding...

    I get 20's of O2 rent free from a local welding supplies. They're handy for trips away as you can sling them in the back of the car. Probably not any better than dive shop retail prices but for...
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    I've only done shore dives and some caving this...

    I've only done shore dives and some caving this year so I've still got a fair bit of 10/50 in my dil bank. But yes, talking to some others and they've said the same. Either no supply or ridiculously...
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    East Anglia became part of the Danelaw in the 9th...

    East Anglia became part of the Danelaw in the 9th century, around the time St Edmund got turned into a porcupine and got buried in Bury. Ubba was one of the commanders of the Danish army and may have...
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    Sometimes it goes back to the original manor....

    Sometimes it goes back to the original manor. Then the next generation moves along on to the closest less good farm land. They name it the same as the original settlement plus a suffix. Then the next...
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    My daughter has been discussing morality and...

    My daughter has been discussing morality and ethics at school. Her class were given the what-if scenario of imagining that they were a group of refugees in hiding from another group that will kill...
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    You can get a Garmin eTrex with very basic...

    You can get a Garmin eTrex with very basic mapping for peanuts on Ebay. Less than 50 quid. The bigger and heavier, the cheaper it gets. I got an older one for 20 that I kept on my RIB for a back up....
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    At the completely opposite end of the spectrum is...

    At the completely opposite end of the spectrum is Derive. It's an app which sets out to deliberately get you lost so that exploring a new city is more interesting. It gives you random instructions...
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    Yeah, I'm in two minds about W3W for the same...

    Yeah, I'm in two minds about W3W for the same reasons. It's great that people can give a location very quickly and without any additional stress when it's needed in an emergency. But... W3W makes you...
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    Same for me. I don't know if it's just a function...

    Same for me. I don't know if it's just a function of having a very limited screen area but I can't get a picture of where I am in the landscape scrolling round a phone screen. An OS maps gives you...
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    It's always a problem with long distance routes...

    It's always a problem with long distance routes and publishers like Harveys have done some good condensed linear route maps or Cicerone's guidebook have just enough mapping to not get lost if you're...
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    There's a whole industry built up around...

    There's a whole industry built up around convincing the general public that land navigation is too hard without a GPS and digital mapping. It's shocking to see so many people in often quite committed...
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    There was US control of selective availability in...

    There was US control of selective availability in the 90's which could downgrade the accuracy of civilian GPS. It could be done during certain military operations or dependant on global tensions....
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    I've been enjoying ploughing through 1970's films...

    I've been enjoying ploughing through 1970's films as most modern films are shite. Watched The Last Wave (1977) the other night and it's a proper underrated bit of weird folk horror, kind of like an...
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    Nah, I think stupidity just seems to have a...

    Nah, I think stupidity just seems to have a disproportionate amount of power. I tend to assume most people are OK, it's the utter fuckwits that seem to rise to the top. Like that dope that was...
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    I really do not understand why there haven't been...

    I really do not understand why there haven't been any real protests. The anti-mask morons got a bigger turnout protesting about being inconvenienced in Tesco. I guess the wave of ridiculous...
  17. I used to play the body regularly on rescue...

    I used to play the body regularly on rescue courses and always used a BP&W. It didn't take much task/time pressure to make BCD-wearing students completely incapable of getting me out of the harness....
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    I used to live on Martha's Vineyard in the 1990's...

    I used to live on Martha's Vineyard in the 1990's where they had an annual shark fishing competition because Jaws had been filmed there in the 70's. It was one of the most disgusting things I'd ever...
  19. Thread: Tuna

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    Scarborough was the home of the Tunny Club, the...

    Scarborough was the home of the Tunny Club, the British tuna sportfishing club in the 1930's. It's still there, although it's now a chippy.
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    Always entertaining the minute there's any height...

    Always entertaining the minute there's any height difference between the quayside and the deck. When I see someone with a gear gulper in that situation I make myself absent. More than once I've seen...
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    I'd imagine our stone age hunter-gatherer...

    I'd imagine our stone age hunter-gatherer ancestors would be laughing even harder at that way of living than they were at wearing clocks on your wrist.
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    I store and transport kit in Ikea bags. They're...

    I store and transport kit in Ikea bags. They're great especially if you have other hobbies/activities, cheap enough that you can buy a ton of them so you can separate stuff out and just grab...
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    It should really be a tribe of hunter-gatherers...

    It should really be a tribe of hunter-gatherers laughing at us. I'd bet most people who don't wear watches have a better idea of where they are in the day, especially ones that spend a lot of time...
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    I think Sheck Exley mentioned that in his...

    I think Sheck Exley mentioned that in his autobiography. Although in his day it was people with overblown divewatches while he famously used $20 Timex watches to time his record dives. It led to the...
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    I don't get all these fancy watches like this and...

    I don't get all these fancy watches like this and Garmins, etc. They give you a ton of data. And? What are you supposed to do with it? I've dived and climbed all of my adult life, I do a lot of other...
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