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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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  6. 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...
  9. 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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    Everything is going to be ok - the government is...

    Everything is going to be ok - the government is putting 75 army tanker drivers on standby (with another 75 possibly to be trained). That should cover the 5000+ shortage of drivers really well...

    ...
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    Very sad that we as a society have gotten to the...

    Very sad that we as a society have gotten to the point that some people's desire to take selfies with cute animals seems to trump the animals right to life.
  12. Thread: Red is magic

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    Makes me realise how much I miss the Red Sea!

    Makes me realise how much I miss the Red Sea!
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    A sad day for diving - as someone said skippers...

    A sad day for diving - as someone said skippers may decide that the risks arent worth it in future or the cost of insurance for divers becomes too big a burden to make it worthwhile.

    If you can...
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    Amazing detail as always.

    Amazing detail as always.
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    Agreed. If you can make it through the initial...

    Agreed. If you can make it through the initial learning process, you have one of the most powerful video editors on the market (the paid for version that studios use is virtually identical to the...
  16. Thread: Balls

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    They are brilliant. I would say they were an...

    They are brilliant. I would say they were an answer to lost tools/screws/parts but nothing will ever stop the loss of the 10mm...
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    Qualifying is the first step - that equips you...

    Qualifying is the first step - that equips you with the basic skills and certifies that you are a safe diver for a buddy. It is once you get that and actually start doing proper unsupervised dives...
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    I was never allowed to just plough on with them -...

    I was never allowed to just plough on with them - my dad always tended to involve himself in the builds so anything like that was immediately ruled out.

    Got the mother of all builds going on at...
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    Good luck with that - I think you will find the...

    Good luck with that - I think you will find the squirrel is far better at beating your proofing measures that you are at inventing them!
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    But then you get lost trying to find the box for...

    But then you get lost trying to find the box for the correct purpose - was the screwdriver in the plumbing, joinery, electrical or general box? Or do you have a screwdriver set in each?
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    Serves them right - hopefully no insurance...

    Serves them right - hopefully no insurance payment either (on two counts - one leaving the van unattended with the windows open therefore breaching insurance conditions and the other of leaving it on...
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    Normally I am all for people who stop insurance...

    Normally I am all for people who stop insurance companies using loopholes to avoid paying out however hopefully in this case his insurance company do find a reason to refuse to pay out. There is no...
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    I likewise really struggle to swim in a pool...

    I likewise really struggle to swim in a pool without goggles - my eyes are really sensitive to the chlorine.

    It is always worth asking the question if your at a pool (even if you are poolside...
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    Depending on the unit in question, you might be...

    Depending on the unit in question, you might be as well replacing the motor unit - link
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    Of course we will end up paying for the little...

    Of course we will end up paying for the little arsehole - that is how screwed up the system is. I hope it comes back to haunt him in later life when employers look at what he did and decide not to...
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