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    Replacing the windows bloatware with Linux is...

    Replacing the windows bloatware with Linux is also an option and will yield a massive performance gain.

    It depends what the OP is comfortable doing, and whether the machine is needed for specific...
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    Energy supplier? I thought they were an energy...

    Energy supplier? I thought they were an energy bill supplier provider and added nothing useful other than shareholder return and a few jobs. Did they actually supply any energy, or generate any?
    ...
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    Why is age 16 a big deal? BSAC Sports Diver has...

    Why is age 16 a big deal? BSAC Sports Diver has a minimum age of 12, which rises to 14 for diving beyond 20m.

    As I recall Sport Diver permits decompression diving to 35m depth within the limits...
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    Definitely better than many and here's Seeker in...

    Definitely better than many and here's Seeker in 2010.... I found the ropes were never where you wanted them
    https://i.postimg.cc/7YvPg6RL/seeker.jpg

    Furious had a similar system with ropes from...
  5. An electric Bauer PE100 is the one I'm using. It...

    An electric Bauer PE100 is the one I'm using. It almost worked on a standard circuit breaker (compressor needed to under no load when started and started some of the time but once started ran for as...
  6. I moved closer to the dives shops, some dive...

    I moved closer to the dives shops, some dive boats, the sea, and hundreds of wrecks.

    The car is useful but the mileage is pretty low these days :D
  7. Why do things need to be justified on price? ...

    Why do things need to be justified on price? Where's the saving in going diving at all. Sudoku is available if you want to be cheap? Watching grass grow is on offer too.

    The convenience of...
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    As folk are enjoying identification of birds of...

    As folk are enjoying identification of birds of prey we had one drop from the sky and make a last second recovery before sitting mostly hidden by honeysuckle. I'm guessing it was getting abuse from...
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    There is none. The ingenuity of the idiot will...

    There is none. The ingenuity of the idiot will always exceed design efforts.

    Some people just can't own nice things and expect them to survive.
  10. GoPro is great for video but then you end up with...

    GoPro is great for video but then you end up with masses of video material and need to learn the editing process and possibly find your PC isn't quick enough for video editing.

    You can do macro...
  11. There's this...

    There's this as the first entry on my google search :grin: with a map and parking arrangement too, and there's a host of videos. It may be a bit out of date but I suspect little has changed other...
  12. Why change? S100 takes good pictures and housing...

    Why change? S100 takes good pictures and housing is of a size where the controls are easy to operate.

    GoPro housing is small and is annoying with gloved hands. I hate it!

    I had an s110 I...
  13. It would seem the biggest barrier to success is...

    It would seem the biggest barrier to success is the requirement for 'technical' qualifications. Having a technical ticket doesn't make someone a safe diver (I've seen some shocking examples) and...
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    Perhaps the same logic as having a 6 wheel...

    Perhaps the same logic as having a 6 wheel vehicle and not worrying about the unreliable tyres on the ASSumption there's enough to cover the failures?
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    I think rule #2...

    I think rule #2 covers this quite well :smirk:
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    Nice selfie. What was the "park" like? :giggle:

    Nice selfie. What was the "park" like? :giggle:
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    :rofl: Yep, they really did. To complete the...

    :rofl: Yep, they really did. To complete the experience they need to arrange shore entry and parking, with cups of tea and burgers also needed.
  18. Thread: Email!

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    Reference to ping would be incomplete without a...

    Reference to ping would be incomplete without a reference to the authoritative material in RFC 792 :rock:

    It's been a long while since I looked for this stuff and it seems things have moved from...
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    The official website is here ...

    The official website is here but any local boat operators know the way.
  20. Thread: New Torch

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    ... and replacement bulbs are still available. ...

    ... and replacement bulbs are still available. Despite all the bad press a good HID is still a great light. For a long time my preference for most UK conditions has been the Light Monkey 35w HID. ...
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    I went diving today. First dive of the month and...

    I went diving today. First dive of the month and 3rd this week. Might look at diving tomorrow...

    No trolls seen on any of the dives, and nor was I naked (although I did go for a swim this...
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    The first unlucky chap was in Shetlands, not in...

    The first unlucky chap was in Shetlands, not in Scapa.
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    If conditions are favourable then Chesil will be...

    If conditions are favourable then Chesil will be a memorable experience for new divers. It offers a huge range of wildlife and a very real shore entry experience with the convenience of easy kit...
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    :OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG: don't be a...

    :OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG: don't be a fucking dick!

    Brexit isn't a discussion to be compared with trivia such as football!
    Brexit it is a fucking real catastrophe that is wrecking the...
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    This picture below was taken by the gap in the...

    This picture below was taken by the gap in the wall (note the addition of the red caravan offering coffee, ice cream, and crepes). That white car is where the divers parked as it's free parking and...
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