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    That's what I use for my homebrewing. Also great...

    That's what I use for my homebrewing. Also great as a stain remover on white clothing.
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    Poll: The history of Imperial measures is based upon...

    The history of Imperial measures is based upon body measurements and is easier to estimate than metric. I find it easier to estimate an inch than a centimetre.
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    THe reefs around Rarotonga in the Cook Islands...

    THe reefs around Rarotonga in the Cook Islands were a bit like that when we dived them - beautiful coral but not many fish.
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    Poll: A work colleague moved to Sweden with his job. He...

    A work colleague moved to Sweden with his job. He went to buy some wood there and asked for some 100 x 50 mm. The guy in the timber yard looked puzzled and said 'Oh, you mean 4x2'.
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    That's the one I've got and it has done some...

    That's the one I've got and it has done some pretty heavy work. Unfortunately, I've managed to wreck the gearbox helping my son cut a hole for an extractor fan through the two foot thick walls of his...
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    That's exactly the problem I had with our house....

    That's exactly the problem I had with our house. Even with my SDS Rotary hammer, I burnt out several bits until I got some proper Kango ones from our local builders merchant rather than the ones from...
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    Just done my wife's for her. Nothing in it apart...

    Just done my wife's for her. Nothing in it apart from her pension. She still has to keep on doing one because some years ago, her late mother's house was sold after being rented for a while. It...
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    Boris is the joke of the year never mind the day....

    Boris is the joke of the year never mind the day. It shocks me that we ended up with that clown as PM.
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    Brilliant! A lot of us second that sentiment.

    Brilliant! A lot of us second that sentiment.
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    Some good news on the environment

    A giant pristine coralreef has been discovered off Tahiti


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60047368
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    The NHS would run far better if they managed to...

    The NHS would run far better if they managed to sort out their admin. My elder grandson and my daughter-in-law both work for the NHS and they end up so frustrated by the inefficient adamin. A few...
  12. I learned about pushing Ektachrome when I did a...

    I learned about pushing Ektachrome when I did a vacation job at Kodak's research lab in Harrow. Got Type 'B' up to 2500 ASA (ISO) from a nominal 125 ISO. Kodak wouldn't formally publish how to do it...
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    Are you referring to peacocks or the locals?

    Are you referring to peacocks or the locals?
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    That's the problem with our house - the cement...

    That's the problem with our house - the cement render over the breeze block must have been about a 30:1 mix. Removing wallpaper caused about a metere square chunk to fall off when we redecorated the...
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    Agreed. It's necessary to have them for the...

    Agreed. It's necessary to have them for the really tricky shots.
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    It would have been the 120" that RR had, given...

    It would have been the 120" that RR had, given the size of the RB211 outer casing. I was talking to the Production Engineer responsible for it and he showed me the drawings which had come from...
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    Again at RR, they were moving one of the huge W&B...

    Again at RR, they were moving one of the huge W&B vertical lathes and got part way through the move and had to lease it overnight to finish the following day. Some wag put a notice on it when they...
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    I've got a Panasonic FZ 1000 Bridge camera which...

    I've got a Panasonic FZ 1000 Bridge camera which has a one inch sensor. I've spent ages working on the RAW files and it takes a lot of work even getting them to match the quality of the JPEG files it...
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    All my dive gear was stolen from my car when we...

    All my dive gear was stolen from my car when we were camping at Beadnell, diving the Farnes. There was a gang operating up there in 1995, stealing gear. Aoad of technical dives gear was stolen from a...
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    I wrote a post processor for a Webster and...

    I wrote a post processor for a Webster and Bennett vertical lathe whilst I was at RR. This was used for machining the outside casing of the RB211. When I went down to see the machine before starting...
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    I wrote the post processor for the first NC spark...

    I wrote the post processor for the first NC spark erosion machine RR had.
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    Key requirement for a politician!

    Key requirement for a politician!
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    When I left Uni, I went to work for Rolls Royce...

    When I left Uni, I went to work for Rolls Royce om computer support for NC machine tools. That was back in 1968.
    At the time RR had 5 out of 6 multi-access machines in the UK, 90% of the UK's...
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    And think of all the paperwork the Police would...

    And think of all the paperwork the Police would have to do to prosecute....
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    Wouldn't be much point in writing to our MP -...

    Wouldn't be much point in writing to our MP - it's b****y Nadine Dories - a complete waste of space.
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