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    HS2 is the most misnamed (and mis-sold?) project...

    HS2 is the most misnamed (and mis-sold?) project on the planet - You're on the money, all this resource for High Speed simply isn't worth it - but more than doubling capacity, moving long distance...
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    Confirmed by my train trip from Euston to Milton...

    Confirmed by my train trip from Euston to Milton Keynes yesterday where a school party was debating the big sports-ground with an arch over it (think - what is Wembley famous for?) and could not...
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    Did any other country have a population as...

    Did any other country have a population as uncooperative as ours? (genuine question) - I worked on the IT side of test-track-trace and the provable examples of public stupidity were beyond belief. It...
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    Or the ones in our road who come out of their...

    Or the ones in our road who come out of their house, start the engine, have a long hands free conversation (audible 1/4 mile away) then stop the engine, lock the car and go back inside!
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    There goes my first (business) trip for three...

    There goes my first (business) trip for three years outside the UK then... Hope the office pay for the tickets I've bought.
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    I assume you managed to climb out?

    I assume you managed to climb out?
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    To be later replaced with a similar system but...

    To be later replaced with a similar system but steel tyres on a steel track to both reduce rolling resistance and eliminate the need for someone steering...

    The last mile is tricky but, as an off...
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    I have not invested "emotionally" in personal...

    I have not invested "emotionally" in personal transport. But I did (38 years ago) get a job 150 miles from where I grew up which was, in part, predicated on being able to go and see the Old Folks...
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    Welcome - I retired from diving ~10 years ago but...

    Welcome - I retired from diving ~10 years ago but there is plenty to see in the UK -Enjoy!
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    Lucky you! My (layman language) report three...

    Lucky you!

    My (layman language) report three months after closure (which was local anaesthetic, not general, but that's a whole new story) read "partial closure but some bubbles still passing..."....
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    Simon is 100% on the money with this And I love...

    Simon is 100% on the money with this And I love Lightroom!

    The problem is the "few hundred" copied from my windows 98 PC to my Windows Vista PC to my Windows 7 PC and now on my Windows 10 PC (soon...
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    Good luck with that - I think some of the images...

    Good luck with that - I think some of the images on my current PC have been copied from five previous PC's (and date from the late 1990's) with a "I must sort them out soon" attitude!
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    Beat me to it - I'm more worried about failure...

    Beat me to it - I'm more worried about failure losing an entire drive than a single day.

    We also (when we had access to Wi-Fi) backed up everything to "The SAN Drive under the stairs" but that was...
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    I'm graduating to both hands next week - faster...

    I'm graduating to both hands next week - faster typing...
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    As a resident - thank you :smirk:

    As a resident - thank you :smirk:
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    I take it someone has considered the "novelty...

    I take it someone has considered the "novelty effect" - Scallops going "whey everyone, what's this, oh hang on..." - it might wear off after not very long...
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    And it has not lasted - even for the well...

    And it has not lasted - even for the well educated.

    I work in an office where the majority are (good) degree level. They are clever, I know they are. When Covid first hit, Facilities Management...
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    No - it will very quickly become a "same impact -...

    No - it will very quickly become a "same impact - higher take" method...
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    A friend recommended a mate to paint my stairs....

    A friend recommended a mate to paint my stairs. It turned out he’s an airline pilot who was laid off during the pandemic.

    I have to admit I was dubious at first, but I’d recommend him to anyone.
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    In our local pool these people really improved my...

    In our local pool these people really improved my breath hold diving - It got to the stage where I could do 40 lengths only ever breathing at the ends and completing each length hugging the bottom.
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    From memory (which at my age gets increasingly...

    From memory (which at my age gets increasingly erratic) it wasn't directly the fall that killed him - it was the "Oh $#!t i've got to get to the surface..." and subsequent ascent - which would not...
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    You're lucky. mine walks behind me in shot, slams...

    You're lucky. mine walks behind me in shot, slams a cup of tea on the desk and shouts "I made this ten minutes ago, didn't you want it"

    {er, no dear I can't get up and collect the Tea mid meeting...
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    I was speaking to a brickie who worked on one of...

    I was speaking to a brickie who worked on one of three identical blocks of housing in MK. The target was that each day the same number of courses would be laid on each block. At the end of day three...
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    In 1984 I applied for a job as a civil servant -...

    In 1984 I applied for a job as a civil servant - fresh out of university

    Four members of the panel of five questioned me extensively on technical ability (see my degree), management experience...
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    My 1cm PFO came to light after a very boring 20m...

    My 1cm PFO came to light after a very boring 20m drift in Portland. After I'd already completed Scapa Flow (six times), Thistlegorm (three times), M2, Aeolian Skye and many other deepish dives...
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