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    She's not there, though, she's here and 40k p.a....

    She's not there, though, she's here and 40k p.a. is a decent salary, especially in north Wales. I doubt many of her neighbors will be on that.

    The plod are also one of the few occupations where...
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    A 40k salary is more than decent in the UK, more...

    A 40k salary is more than decent in the UK, more than most people are paid even in a lot of the professions. If you can't run a household on that then there is something seriously wrong. So we should...
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    I never had a staff job until the 2008 recession....

    I never had a staff job until the 2008 recession. It's very dependent on what you do. I'm lucky that a large part of my job involves stopping very old blowy-up things going bang and wiping out lots...
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    2300 take home is in the region of 38-40k pa....

    2300 take home is in the region of 38-40k pa. That's a pretty decent salary plus a very decent pension. Median income in the UK is about 31k. Pension is what? Fuck all for most people?

    The...
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    Used to wind me up the old biddies doing...

    Used to wind me up the old biddies doing breaststroke across the pool at a drowning snail's pace while everyone else is trying to swim length-ways dodging them.
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    I used to use the gym in the local university...

    I used to use the gym in the local university because the council subsidised it for local people, I guess cheaper than providing their own facilities. Same experience. Awful. I can't decide if they...
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    Either way, the case is clearly leading to rules...

    Either way, the case is clearly leading to rules that do absolutely nothing to enhance the safety of diving and might actually lead to unsafe behaviours. In this example, what are divers who have a...
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    Funny, when the original judgement came in I...

    Funny, when the original judgement came in I remember lots of people arguing "this won't harm diving and will only improve things".

    If there is the possibility that you've sustained internal...
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    Sounds about right. As I once heard a developer...

    Sounds about right. As I once heard a developer say, whatever is quickest and cheapest. I know of one big engineering company's HQ which was built without any rebar in a major section of the...
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    All the costs in a housing estate is the land and...

    All the costs in a housing estate is the land and the infrastructure. The houses cost peanuts and the quality is horrendous, anything that can be prefab is prefab. I'm surprised banks haven't twigged...
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    Had similar with a well known dive shop in north...

    Had similar with a well known dive shop in north Manchester (the old owners, not the new ones). Ordered something off the website, paid for 24hr delivery... tumbleweed... Turns out they were only...
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    Absolutely. Especially with thick suits they tend...

    Absolutely. Especially with thick suits they tend not to be that flexible so the fit isn't great. I've got a 5mm freediving suit that's as warm, maybe warmer, than 7mm suits I've tried. I'll spend a...
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    I had a summer job in the civil service when I...

    I had a summer job in the civil service when I was a student. It was a real eye opener. Not a culture I could work in. They gave me the keys to Glasgow Sheriff Court, shows how stupid they were.
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    I don't know, compared to pre-covid rates that's...

    I don't know, compared to pre-covid rates that's quite a big delay. I renewed mine at the end of 2019 and had it within 48 hours, that was just paying for the standard service.

    Got to love the...
  15. I hate RHIBS in hot weather. There's no shade,...

    I hate RHIBS in hot weather. There's no shade, there's no escape, there's no comfort. I don't particularly enjoy having the crap rattled out of my unit either. I'm not a huge fan of RHIBS, good for a...
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    That seems to be the problem with most...

    That seems to be the problem with most rebreathers. They are almost all getting very long in the tooth. Other than just availability there's not much point buying a brand new rebreather when even a...
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    The lawyers' job is to win. Lawyers are scum but...

    The lawyers' job is to win. Lawyers are scum but you at least know where you are with them. They present the best side of their case.

    I suppose the judge's argument is that they just go by what...
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    It does show a real weakness in the system where...

    It does show a real weakness in the system where lay-people are expected to make a decision in technical areas based on what an expert witness says. If you don't have any background then where do you...
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    Warner vs Scapa Flow Charters Appeal

    I don't want to link to the BBC Orkney FB post as a lot of people moan about FB links and can't see it posted elsewhere yet so copied & pasted the text:



    Brilliant news for the diving industry....
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    7.50 isn't expensive. The Lake District NP car...

    7.50 isn't expensive. The Lake District NP car parks are all around 8-9 a day and there's feck all facilities other than occasionally a bog you need to pay for.
  21. That's a really interesting read. As I said in my...

    That's a really interesting read. As I said in my previous post, my views were the total opposite to what they are now just a few years ago. One of things that changed my mind was realising that...
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    If they're anything like surface breathable...

    If they're anything like surface breathable clothing then cleanliness is critical for it to work. I wouldn't rate its chances much with all the crap and salt stuck to it as happens after the average...
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    I can see the point for drysuits intended for...

    I can see the point for drysuits intended for surface use. Otherwise it sounds like marketing bollocks. Seeing as most breathable waterproofs don't really stay breathable and waterproof for more than...
  24. I've always found it bizarre that you will...

    I've always found it bizarre that you will regularly see horrific rape scenes in mainstream TV dramas meant as entertainment but a sex scene with consenting adults still causes outrage. Or that the...
  25. You can't argue with fear or tell someone not to...

    You can't argue with fear or tell someone not to feel fear, that's a fair enough point. Fear is there for a reason.

    But equally, I think back to being a kid in the 80's when there was a widespread...
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