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    The way my digestive system behaves, if I became...

    The way my digestive system behaves, if I became a vegetarian it would likely increase global warming!
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    Thanks Iain, that's the device I was looking for....

    Thanks Iain, that's the device I was looking for. It sunk without a trace - if you will pardon the pun.
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    There's one of these boxes at Stoney so if anyone...

    There's one of these boxes at Stoney so if anyone is going there, could they have a look at it and find out the name - it's bugging me trying to remember it!
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    Exactly what happened to our Kiwi Fruit - the...

    Exactly what happened to our Kiwi Fruit - the squirrels don't mind them hard.
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    No, this was a British device. I think I still...

    No, this was a British device. I think I still have an old Diver magazine with an article on it somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it out.
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    The issue is not one of an OD trainee being able...

    The issue is not one of an OD trainee being able to cope with a primary donate but the fact that you would be introducing two different methods of dealing with an OOG situation at such an early stage...
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    That's the one. Have a look next time you are at...

    That's the one. Have a look next time you are at Stoney, it's just beside the staircase in the shop.
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    I think that people who who spout 3 have...

    I think that people who who spout 3 have forgotten how difficult it can be for new divers. Training new divers how to cope with PD and a hog-looped long hose is much too complicated. I'm teaching an...
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    Back in the 70's, there was a device produced...

    Back in the 70's, there was a device produced which contained the cylinders and buoyancy control in a single box. Can't quite remember the name - something like Boyco. There is one up at Stoney next...
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    The so and so's have stripped all the fruit off...

    The so and so's have stripped all the fruit off our Kiwi Fruit vine. It was laden but not yet ripe - they don't normally ripen until around the end of next month but there's none left now!
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    I used indy twins on a Buddy Commando for years...

    I used indy twins on a Buddy Commando for years (until I had dire warnings from the orthopaedic consultant about the state of my back and now only dive with a single!). I liked being able to switch...
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    I've just seen something described as 'genuine...

    I've just seen something described as 'genuine natural PU Leather'. Since when has Polyurethane been a natural product, let alone genuine or leather?
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    That's what I found with DSLR's - too heavy for...

    That's what I found with DSLR's - too heavy for travel. I've got a Panasonic FZ1000 and there are RAW codecs available for that so I imagine you will be able to get something for the TZ80.
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    Walrus spotted at Seahouses ...

    Walrus spotted at Seahouses

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-59282114

    Andrew Douglas of Sovereign seems to have been the one who spotted it.
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    Not to mention omitting 'u's from words.

    Not to mention omitting 'u's from words.
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    The fun trick at work was to change the S/W...

    The fun trick at work was to change the S/W keyboard mapping to German - it reverses the Y and Z. Switching the the French layout of AZERTY was too obvious.
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    My problem is that I often get the right and left...

    My problem is that I often get the right and left hand out of sync and reverse the characters that each hand is typing.
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    Learning from Nature

    A couple of interesting quick articles on the BBC website

    1. Helping us to see in space - learning from lobsters

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-59141041

    2. Manta rays...
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    Yes, it's the faceplates that are the problem....

    Yes,
    it's the faceplates that are the problem. Every single one on both the main DV and AS on 5 valves has split and the local LDS said that they weren't able to source replacements
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    Exactly the same problem we have had with our...

    Exactly the same problem we have had with our club Oceanics
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    We bought a set for our club to replace old...

    We bought a set for our club to replace old Oceanic DV's which we could no longer get serviced. A great deal on very good valves. One of the big advantages of Apeks is the long availability of...
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    I thought you waiting with 'bait'ed breath for...

    I thought you waiting with 'bait'ed breath for the next one! I've been 'floundering' around trying to think of another - I'll just have to 'mullet' over!
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    They must have been looking all over the plaice...

    They must have been looking all over the plaice for the baggage.
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    They had to have a trawl around to find it?

    They had to have a trawl around to find it?
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    Lucky the passengers' baggage didn't end up at...

    Lucky the passengers' baggage didn't end up at Billingsgate Fish Market!
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