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    My Dad has always said "any idiot can be cold and...

    My Dad has always said "any idiot can be cold and wet" (he doesn't dive, so I'll forgive him the "not wanting to get wet" bit)
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    It's got all the classic ingredients for a crap...

    It's got all the classic ingredients for a crap scuba film: Full face masks; lights inside the mask; and that's even before I've watched the trailer. I expect there will be getting drastically low...
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    I've just been to see The Rescue, the National...

    I've just been to see The Rescue, the National Geographic Documentary about the Thai Cave Rescue.
    Very good film I thought.
    It was particularly nice to see it at our local independant, old...
  4. Thread: No BCD?

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    Wasn't there some Automatic BC a few years ago,...

    Wasn't there some Automatic BC a few years ago, SUBA I think, that was going to revolutionise BC?

    Or was that yet another kickstarter/indiegogo solution looking for a problem?
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    USB plugs exist in a separate dimension. This...

    USB plugs exist in a separate dimension. This means you can try it one way, which doesn't fit. You then turn it over and try, and it doesn't fit. You then turn it back to what you think was the...
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    I have a Synology 220j. I'm running it with...

    I have a Synology 220j. I'm running it with mirrored 2TB disks, although I think it'll manage upto 2 x 8TB. It works perfectly for file storage and I do use it as a media server for musi and video...
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    I assumed that you just needed to do the course...

    I assumed that you just needed to do the course yourself; then give the course under supervision of an Instructor Trainer(or maybe just an AI?), then you're able to teach it. (That was the process...
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    You need to be qualified as twinset instructor,...

    You need to be qualified as twinset instructor, then you need to provide proof that you've been trained in PD.
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    Welcome back! One thing you missed off your...

    Welcome back!

    One thing you missed off your list is:
    7: If you're replacing your Buddy Commando, consider a backplate/wing/harness rather than a BCD - that way you can adjust it for size changes...
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    This workshop was announced in an update to the...

    This workshop was announced in an update to the Primary Donate Policy in November 2020, but this is the first time I've seen that the materials have actually been published.
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    The tops that have been nailed onto the stumps...

    The tops that have been nailed onto the stumps will interfere with the natural erosion and decay of the stumps, thus adversley affecting the biodiversity of the stumpery. This lack of biodiversity...
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    Gah! I've just asked my google speaker to play...

    Gah! I've just asked my google speaker to play it!

    Does anyone know how to purge the memory of a google home device so it never plays it again?
    Oh, it'll be on my Spotify history now too!
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    You should be able to email them to your kindle...

    You should be able to email them to your kindle address. I know I can do this with PDF files.

    I'm not sure how Amazon control copying books from one device to another (i suspect that if they're...
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    Last night, my car suddenly switched from playing...

    Last night, my car suddenly switched from playing media on USB to radio, and flashed up a big sign in the display saying "ALARM!" with the options to minimise or cancel.

    I think it was something...
  15. The swarf will mix with the grease and over time,...

    The swarf will mix with the grease and over time, will help to increase the clearance between the shaft and the bearing.
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    Do you know the routing of the ring main (which...

    Do you know the routing of the ring main (which socket it goes to first/next etc)?
    I would disconnect all the socket plates from the wires, then test the breaker (don't let anyone touch the bare...
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    UKD has been around a lot longer than TDF. UKD...

    UKD has been around a lot longer than TDF. UKD coexisted with YD (and had a reputation for being friendlier), but had a major database failure at some point, so a few years of posts were lost.
    When...
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    Good advice. My office still has an HP LaserJet 4...

    Good advice. My office still has an HP LaserJet 4 that is older than some of the staff!
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    I had a Samsung CLP-415 (my ex still has it)....

    I had a Samsung CLP-415 (my ex still has it). It's a colour laser and although the toner is expensive at around 200 for a set of 4 cartridge, they do last quite a long time. (I did buy aftermarket...
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    Ooh, nice! I used to have a Delta HF Turbo. I...

    Ooh, nice!
    I used to have a Delta HF Turbo. I wish I'd saved a bit more money for the Integrale.
    (Seeing the value of them now, I wish I'd kept and stored the HF rather than selling it to my mate...
  21. Thread: CO2 Blob?

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    How long ago was that? - they're 147 for 300 now...

    How long ago was that? - they're 147 for 300 now (at discountcream.co.uk or co2cartridges)
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    I have a KT blob and it's wonderful. If you get...

    I have a KT blob and it's wonderful.
    If you get the co2 cartridges from a catering supplier, they work out around 50p each.

    I also have an old aquatec co2 blob, which works just as well but isn't...
  23. Blocked ears whilst descending, or reverse block...

    Blocked ears whilst descending, or reverse block when ascending can both cause ruptured eardrums if the pressure isn't equalised. I don't think the eardrum is stronger in one direction than the...
  24. Thread: Tea

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    In Hong Kong, we used to have tea with condensed...

    In Hong Kong, we used to have tea with condensed milk. Lovely stuff, but not so appetising once the flies had found the open tin of milk.
    (I think this is why army ration condensed milk came in...
  25. Thread: Tea

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    Just don't drink it before you need to pass a...

    Just don't drink it before you need to pass a drug test.
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