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    that was my experience too. I flipped it on ebay...

    that was my experience too. I flipped it on ebay as "used once" which I guess should be a warning.
    My other "only used once" PoS was one of those infernal devices you fill with solvent and run your...
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    Yes indeed ! I've even seen "sabatier" knives...

    Yes indeed !

    I've even seen "sabatier" knives made in PRC (people's republic of China) which is absurd

    Pukka Sabatiers are made in Thiers in France, by one of 5 or 6 makers, but even then, my...
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    I once had the opportunity to listed to the same...

    I once had the opportunity to listed to the same thing via an extremely expensive hi fi (eg there was 60k of Naim amps) in mp3 format, cd format (not off a cd as such) and in studio master format. ...
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    I think the bitcoin bubble has passed. Tulip...

    I think the bitcoin bubble has passed.

    Tulip bulbs will be the next big thing, or I just saw something about investments in the South Seas
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    Bizarrely I seem to have accidentally "disliked"...

    Bizarrely I seem to have accidentally "disliked" the perfectly sensible post above - sorry about that
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    I did the BSAC chartwork course and it was very...

    I did the BSAC chartwork course and it was very good, even if I've not put it to much practical use. It was sufficiently different from (land) maps which I'm very confident with from hillwalking...
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    I remember a story back in the day when I worked...

    I remember a story back in the day when I worked for an American owned telco equipment maker and the Yanks were querying some British Standard or other for the electrical side of things. It was...
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    For what it's worth I have similar steel...

    For what it's worth I have similar steel backplate and twin 12s, and use a 1kg fixed tail weight for trim, and use maybe 4kg of lead on my belt (not needed in fresh water) I am maybe 80kg so you'll...
  9. Thread: Oban advice

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    On a non-diving note, the distillery tour is very...

    On a non-diving note, the distillery tour is very good. However whilst it's reasonably priced, particularly as they give you a tasting glass, and a few (more than adverstised) free drams, it's hard...
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    Yes, at 3am in the bedroom usually ! It was a...

    Yes, at 3am in the bedroom usually !

    It was a rat this week, which she let go and it escaped
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    One thought - I have found some mouthpieces cause...

    One thought - I have found some mouthpieces cause a horrible gag reflex for me too - for example the recent Apex ones which have a thing a bit like a horse bit and I find myself nearly vomiting with...
  12. Maybe I'm a bit of a Luddite, well, OK, no maybe...

    Maybe I'm a bit of a Luddite, well, OK, no maybe about it, but I rather like the simplicity of a guage where you can see at a glance what you've left with relatively little scope for error.
    My...
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    When I am proclaimed "Lord Protector" one of my...

    When I am proclaimed "Lord Protector" one of my first proclamations will be to make the punishment for littering to be being forced to eat the rubbish. This would of course also apply to fly tipping....
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    Fixed that for uo

    Fixed that for uo
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    Some of the e-bikes are pretty quick these days ...

    Some of the e-bikes are pretty quick these days

    https://youtu.be/vlxZs2-gICc

    PS this is not speeded up !
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    One question - assuming you have a pony bottle...

    One question - assuming you have a pony bottle and reg, don't you already have two first stages, and three second stages?
  17. Absolutely there is (not sure if Iain thought he...

    Absolutely there is (not sure if Iain thought he was teasing or not). The issue is the angle of dip, ie the up-down component of the Earth's magnetic field. Thus compasses are weighted to balance...
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    As I alluded to in my earlier post, I found...

    As I alluded to in my earlier post, I found
    having stacks of gas (and redundancy) made me more relaxed so I used less gas. Of course it's also possible that that would have happened anyway had I...
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    Minor quibble on the weights - a twinset is...

    Minor quibble on the weights - a twinset is typically replacing a single plus pony, thus both have two valves, two first stages but you can drop the 3rd 2nd stage from the twinset, albeit add the...
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    All your questions echo my own back in the day,...

    All your questions echo my own back in the day, when i was starting out. Once the sharing air / octopus thing was taught, my immediate thoughts, were "hang on, you've got your emergency back up on...
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    A bit more on this, when I first went to Scapa I...

    A bit more on this, when I first went to Scapa I was only just beyond beginner. The key thing was I was buddied up with another guy who'd only done slightly more than me, so we were happy doing...
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    Battleships ! (in Scapa at any rate)

    Battleships !

    (in Scapa at any rate)
  23. I seem to remember using the steam hose off a...

    I seem to remember using the steam hose off a wallpaper stripper to soften the artex and peel it off. Fairly confident that worked but may have mis-recalled
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    In fairness there's something in that, but that...

    In fairness there's something in that, but that said, I'd see that as a cultural influence on filmmaking or cross-over of technologies or whatever. I didn't think it a bad thing as such
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    Agree wholeheartedly with vonny's post, 1917 is a...

    Agree wholeheartedly with vonny's post, 1917 is a superb film. 20 minutes in I suddenly thought, hang on, that's a single take. How TF did they manage that? It can't be one take really but as a...
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