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    Fastening some bricks (the ones with three holes...

    Fastening some bricks (the ones with three holes through the middle) to the underside using large cable ties could be enough to provide just enough negative buoyancy.
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    The Farnes used to be a centre of anti-diver feeling. You didn't dare use a fixed SMB up there otherwise the grockle boats would run it down. I was recovering a diver into the club RIB over the St....
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    Reminds me of when I worked at Rolls Royce in the...

    Reminds me of when I worked at Rolls Royce in the late 60's. One of the production shops was moving a huge vertical lathe (a Webster and Bennett if I remember correctly) with a bed size of 3M. It...
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    We were doing our Waitrose on-line delivery order...

    We were doing our Waitrose on-line delivery order today and did a search for 'Poo bags' for the dog. The website offered us 'poppadums'. I don't think they would work somehow!
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    I was very surprised last week to see a Red Kite...

    I was very surprised last week to see a Red Kite take a pigeon on the wing. I thought they were mainly carrion feeders but this one plunged at a pigeon and grabbed it in flight. A lady in our club...
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    I also find the Amazon suggestions extremely...

    I also find the Amazon suggestions extremely puzzling and amusing. The best ones are those that say that people who bought this article also bought this. I ordered some silicone grease which I needed...
  7. At least there is some good news on coral reefs

    On the BBC website. Article about restoration of a coral reef in Indonesia

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-56985594
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    About 50 years ago, one of the customers that I...

    About 50 years ago, one of the customers that I looked after was Jodrell Bank. The director at the time was Professor John Davis andf one day he was caught in a radar speed trap on his way into work....
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    Mickey and Minnie Mouse are in the divorce court...

    Mickey and Minnie Mouse are in the divorce court and the judge says to Mickey “Mr Mouse, I fail to see why I should grant a divorce just because your wife has buck teeth”

    “No, no, no your...
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    And we've got the experience and expertise to...

    And we've got the experience and expertise to build them ourselves. Factory built and shipped to site. Makes a lot more sense than huge multi-billion pound monsters taking goodness knows how many...
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    Unfortunately they were both male otehrwise I...

    Unfortunately they were both male otehrwise I would have pointed that out!

    One scientist I heard discussing the clot problem was saying that unless everyone was tested immediately prior to...
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    Involved in running a Prince's Trust course...

    Involved in running a Prince's Trust course yesterday and was disappointed to hear a couple of the young people in their early 20's say that they had no intention of getting vaccinated because why...
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    My wife and I had our second jab on Tuesday. No...

    My wife and I had our second jab on Tuesday. No side effects at all, not even a sore arm.
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    A poster a colleague at work had on his office...

    A poster a colleague at work had on his office wall

    'Some people have minds like concrete - all mixed up and permanently set'

    Unfortunately applies to quite a lot of people.
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    We recently bought a compressor from Bauer and I...

    We recently bought a compressor from Bauer and I have a contact there if that is any help.
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    the guy who has the next allotment to ours said...

    the guy who has the next allotment to ours said he found a load of gooseberries left over from last year in his freezer so made wine with them. He said it was very like Rosť but with a hell of kick -...
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    I've had a lot of problems with genuine non-spam...

    I've had a lot of problems with genuine non-spam e-mails being filtered out. The best one was an e-mail from BT being filtered out by its own SPAM filter!
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    My wife and I have our second OAZ jab scheduled...

    My wife and I have our second OAZ jab scheduled for Tuesday. It was booked at the same time as the first jab.
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    That's an issue I've raised before. One of the...

    That's an issue I've raised before. One of the guys in our club had his cylinder turned down for filling by Gildensludge because the label was damaged. It had been placed low down on the shoulder and...
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    The IDEST label now has a V or H punched into it.

    The IDEST label now has a V or H punched into it.
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    Yes, there are sea locations thagt are closer...

    Yes, there are sea locations thagt are closer such as Southend or The Blackwater in Essex. Even Gildensludge is preferable. The 120 miles is to the Norfolk coast which is the closest reasonable sea...
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    Or in our case 120 miles!

    Or in our case 120 miles!
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    What I like about the TomTom is that it will pick...

    What I like about the TomTom is that it will pick the best route according to the traffic conditions at the time. I often use it on routes that I know well and I'm quite surprised at how often it...
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    For the benefit of anyone else who might need to...

    For the benefit of anyone else who might need to do something similar, the adaptors that Screwfix sell can be cut to the required length. They come in diffeent sizes such as
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    I don't know about flexible pipes but Screwfix do...

    I don't know about flexible pipes but Screwfix do metal adaptors which can adjust between the old imperial length radiators and the current standard metric ones. I' ve used them on several...
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