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  1. Thread: Inquest report

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    (Apologies; I'm not a box user, just repeating...

    (Apologies; I'm not a box user, just repeating what I've heard)
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    Maybe, just maybe, of the 50% of schoolkids put...

    Maybe, just maybe, of the 50% of schoolkids put through "university" could do decent vocational courses and not meeja studies (many, many other courses are of similarly low utility). Tweaking the...
  3. Thread: Inquest report

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    However, unless it's a *really* shit instructor;...

    However, unless it's a *really* shit instructor; you won't get through MOD1 without "passing". Starting MOD2 without the pre-requisites should get you thrown off the course. Doubly so for MOD3.
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  4. Thread: Self cert?

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    Unless it's an individual's boat. To have...

    Unless it's an individual's boat.

    To have someone turn up on one of those who's struggling with the basic skills is a recipe for disaster. If you need a buddy, bring one.

    Better still sort...
  5. Thread: Self cert?

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    You're right; forgot about those. Agreed, ...

    You're right; forgot about those.


    Agreed, when an incident occurs and one fewer comes back it is a massive tragedy.

    The point is that it's the individual diver's responsibility to...
  6. Now for a serious moment (not re-running old...

    Now for a serious moment (not re-running old debates)...

    @greatwhite: have you considered the long hose + primary donate? There's loads of benefits with it, not least that you've somewhere to...
  7. Is that your cave line?

    Is that your cave line?
  8. Thread: Self cert?

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    Oh, so that's what the person with a clipboard...

    Oh, so that's what the person with a clipboard is doing. Seems a pretty pointless exercise especially as nobody's "qualified" to make that decision above the "yeah, I feel OK" level.

    (Happy to...
  9. Thread: Self cert?

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    What's a self cert? Never heard of one and...

    What's a self cert? Never heard of one and certainly never needed one.

    When I did my first OW PADI course at the beginning in Spain I remember needing to pay a doctor €40 for a cursory medical...
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    Interesting article in the Spectator: "Britain...

    Interesting article in the Spectator: "Britain is booming despite Brexit":
    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2020/02/britain-is-booming-despite-brexit/
  11. 2.1 metres? Or, more accurately, 50ish cm and...

    2.1 metres? Or, more accurately, 50ish cm and necklaced.
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    Is EuroTek on in Birmingham this year?

    Is EuroTek on in Birmingham this year?
  13. Thread: Wing size

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    A twin wing can be used for a single, but it'll...

    A twin wing can be used for a single, but it'll be far from optimal as it'll be much larger and will wrap around the cylinder so the hip dump will be in the wrong place.

    Typically you'd have two...
  14. What happens after they give away the fishing...

    What happens after they give away the fishing rights in exchange for banking this summer? There won't be a British fishing industry.
  15. When drifting off of wrecks on the South coast, ...

    When drifting off of wrecks on the South coast, it's often like a featureless desert. Have often wondered if that's a result of bottom fishing techniques.
  16. Wouldn't you park a van nose first so you can get...

    Wouldn't you park a van nose first so you can get to the goodies in the back?
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    Please state some references to substantiate your...

    Please state some references to substantiate your accusation.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_Europe
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    So it’s my fault? Gosh. And I drive a diesel...

    So it’s my fault? Gosh. And I drive a diesel too.

    To stress, my point is it’s not some kind of recent thing caused by slogans on a bus, it’s been brewing for decades. But then you all know...
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    Did I write 'superstate'? And the evidence of...

    Did I write 'superstate'?

    And the evidence of your refutation?

    I'll just point out that the UK joined the EEC. Primarily for commerce.

    The Single European Act in 1986 brought the single...
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    Since the 1970s (actually since the ECSC '50s)...

    Since the 1970s (actually since the ECSC '50s) "Europe" is going down a path of ever closer integration where the ultimate destination is a federal state of Europe. Since enlargement, it's been...
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    LFM RCA connectors ARE NOT WATERPROOF if you jump...

    LFM RCA connectors ARE NOT WATERPROOF if you jump in without connecting your light cable (and immediately notice this in NDAC, don’t descend beyond 4m and climb out within 1 minute).

    Their Heat...
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    Isn't he from that small, largely irrelevant, ...

    Isn't he from that small, largely irrelevant, "labour" party? The same party that's not listening to anyone except their own extremist supporters? The one which took votes for granted? The one...
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    This is the What Cheered Me Up Today thread? ...

    This is the What Cheered Me Up Today thread?

    WCMUT was going to the last ever recording of Brexitcast at the BBC's HQ. Amazing experience. Laura Kuensburg, Katia Adler, Chris Mason and Adam...
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    And 100% Corbyn won the argument. Just nobody...

    And 100% Corbyn won the argument. Just nobody voted for his party.

    Our system's based on FPTP. This has now resulted in a massively strong majority for one party - we did have a referendum on...
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    We are where we are. In the longer term things...

    We are where we are. In the longer term things will work out as they always do. As a country we will do OK, how much better or worse nobody will know as we have nothing to compare it with, just...
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