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    Ah, Alchemy... Yes, and that was after his...

    Ah, Alchemy...

    Yes, and that was after his tale of piracy, with his boat being stolen, painted and recovered in the Isle of Man. I don't recall any of the locals believing him.

    Me too. More...
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    Not quite right, IIRC. The parties happened...

    Not quite right, IIRC.

    The parties happened and nobody cared until And and Dec joked about it on some primetime shite. then, and only then, did it cut through, and even that wasn't enough.

    It...
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    First of all, welcome back. I always (OK,...

    First of all, welcome back. I always (OK, usually!) enjoyed your posts and noted your absence.

    Re. HS2, I think it's been badly sold as a project. If what I've heard is correct, its main benefit...
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    For a man who's spent (what was it, six hours a...

    For a man who's spent (what was it, six hours a day?) doing his "research" I think you're remarkably ill-informed.

    Having done zero hours' research into this I'm pretty sure that that diesel went...
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    Don't ridiculous - with energy prices these days...

    Don't ridiculous - with energy prices these days the meter needs guineas.
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    Well, that was easy, wasn't it? Though I wasn't...

    Well, that was easy, wasn't it? Though I wasn't terribly impressed with Chris' answer, you chose to engage with him rather than me. Edit: Sorry, didn't realise you were compiling an answer to me at...
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    The cynic in me suspects the likelihood of the...

    The cynic in me suspects the likelihood of the temperature ever reaching 50C would be low, even with a flame thrower's assistance.
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    My mantra: If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

    My mantra: If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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    Oh dear. Mark, this is such a load of...

    Oh dear. Mark, this is such a load of head-in-sand tosh I find it hard to believe you’ve written it.

    Humans can adapt to many, many things. However, one of the ways they adapt is my moving away...
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    Nobody's perfect.

    Nobody's perfect.
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    You're OK, I was gripped. There was very little...

    You're OK, I was gripped. There was very little that annoyed me, apart from the life not lived montage (and some video compression artifacts.) Loved the penultimate line, which was almost as good as...
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    Adding my ha’penny worth to this thread with a...

    Adding my ha’penny worth to this thread with a few points:

    Re. Wembley Stadium: I know exactly where it is as I can see its arch from my sitting room and bedroom windows. I know there’s a lot of...
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    Well, it was either here or in the VOTD thread. ...

    Well, it was either here or in the VOTD thread.

    I can't believe it took me four days to discover this gem, which I felt at the time was inevitably going to be made.

    I present Clownfall.
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    More years ago than I care to admit I was riding...

    More years ago than I care to admit I was riding my little motorcycle along the road, following a copper on his BMW. He saw an old lady waiting to cross the road, gave a slowing down signal and...
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    Sticky: The power of bubble rings: ...

    The power of bubble rings:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du_2hNAFqAg
    Found on Twitter.

    The poster is well worth following, if you're into sciency stuff, as is @gunsnrosesgirl3
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    Dimples!

    Dimples!
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    The manifold length is dependent on both the...

    The manifold length is dependent on both the cylinders' diameters and the twinning bands. Older school bands such as the hideous spot welded Custom Diver abominations had a football pitch or two...
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-61862169

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-61862169
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    Deeply jealous. Though a pair roosted in our...

    Deeply jealous. Though a pair roosted in our eaves in Wembley as usual this year, the most I've seen in the sky is four. Last year was an average year, with up to fifteen at a time.

    I'm worried...
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    The way our governments have fetishised the...

    The way our governments have fetishised the private sector re. nuclear power is what's driven up the price. This insistence gives the likes of EDF the ability to make endless profit at the expense of...
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    This is becoming less problematic as high voltage...

    This is becoming less problematic as high voltage DC becomes the norm. The move away from AC is being enabled by emerging switching technology replacing transformers.

    High voltage DC is far more...
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    The failure to build nuclear is yet another...

    The failure to build nuclear is yet another failure of political leadership in the west. In this country, for example, Blair and his massive majority had the opportunity to get a programme underway...
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    That's ridiculous. Mind you, it needn't be too...

    That's ridiculous.

    Mind you, it needn't be too much of an issue. I used to enjoy diving out of Portland on Protector, skippered by Ivor Jansen. It was a big RIB with a cabin and a lift; on scallop...
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    I'll go out of my way to watch the original Fail...

    I'll go out of my way to watch the original Fail Safe, 12 Angry Men, The Third Man and many others. I paid to see a "director's cut" of A Touch of Evil round about the same time Notting Hill was...
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    Blimey, I'm not surprised it's popular! How the...

    Blimey, I'm not surprised it's popular! How the hell do they hold their pens?
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