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  1. Thread: Hand sanitiser

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    Good. Probably tastes like shite though. ...

    Good. Probably tastes like shite though.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/18/brewdog-begins-making-hand-sanitiser-shortages-uk
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    Wow. Really? It's a pretty necessary skill to...

    Wow. Really? It's a pretty necessary skill to have IMO. Sounds like the OD cert is worthless. Unless it's a one-way ticket.
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    Abandoned manky reg still works

    Well, I can't say I'm massively surprised, but if I were a manufacturer, I'd probably want to make some marketing out of this story too...
    ...
  4. Thread: Tech freediving

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    If you're at all interested in the art of...

    If you're at all interested in the art of freediving, it starts with Jacques Mayol. Homo Delphinus is the core text; The Big Blue is the movie; and Herbert Nitsch dived the Dahab blue hole arch in...
  5. Thread: DSMB attachment

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    ? Hand it to someone on the boat? Who deflates...

    ?

    Hand it to someone on the boat? Who deflates and re-stows their dSMB while still in the water?

    OP: my dSMB is normally bungeed to its reel and clipped off somewhere unobtrusive. Great place...
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    Ah, just like a surface vessel...

    Ah, just like a surface vessel...
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    Do you need a cert to use a DPV?

    Do you need a cert to use a DPV?
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    Distance learning is nothing new. But you still...

    Distance learning is nothing new. But you still need to be assessed in the water at some point, apart from rec nitrox , I guess. I did my an+dp theory remotely, plus in person assessment. That was 8...
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    *shrug* what can I say? Purposeful objects are...

    *shrug* what can I say? Purposeful objects are what they are. Combination devices are all about compromise aren't they? I'm a phone-is-a-phone kinda guy. Apps are brilliant, but I have a tablet to...
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    Lol. I'm still running an iPhone5. It makes and...

    Lol. I'm still running an iPhone5. It makes and receives calls, can access the internet, takes a snap, and fits in my pocket. And if I lose or break it (on my third now) I can get another for 20,...
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    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/05...

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/05/elon-musk-trial-vernon-unsworth-apology

    I've not gained any sympathy for Musk, but this is turning into a shitfest for Unsworth.

    Why didn't he...
  12. Thread: Tactical Voting

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    Me too. We were offered an alternative some years...

    Me too. We were offered an alternative some years ago, but voter apathy (As usual) put the kibosh on that. And I don't reckon it'll be offered again anytime soon. I'm still pissed-off about it....
  13. Thread: compressor bits

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    :rofl: :y: Very well observed. There are...

    :rofl:

    :y:

    Very well observed. There are some 'normal' instructors out there too.
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    Tool.

    Tool.
  15. Thread: Reg info

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    I have a WozGauge. It's marked 0-20Bar in 1Bar...

    I have a WozGauge. It's marked 0-20Bar in 1Bar steps, and 0-300psi in 10psi steps. Your point?
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    If you can't blow up a nasal balloon, I doubt...

    If you can't blow up a nasal balloon, I doubt your ability to clear a flooded mask. Have you thought about a 1ATA suit?
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    Yep. 5th port is very handy when using DSTs on...

    Yep. 5th port is very handy when using DSTs on manifolded twinsets. Torque wrench useful, but not essential.
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    How to transport your Js

    https://media.giphy.com/media/3gRZHyZDoXvjYKR3OF/giphy-downsized-large.gif
  19. Thread: compressor bits

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    Umm post #19? I'd heed Iain's advice. It's...

    Umm post #19?

    I'd heed Iain's advice. It's limited for good reason.
  20. Thread: Dive log book

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    Lots online ...

    Lots online

    https://www.google.com/search?q=excel+dive+log&oq=excel+dive+log&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.20204j0j4&sourceid=silk&ie=UTF-8

    My advice would be to take/adapt the bits you find useful,...
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    This made me chuckle ...

    This made me chuckle

    https://thebrexitparty.com

    Go on - use a private browser window if you must.
  22. Thread: Reg info

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    My DST manual says 135psi, so somewhere between 9...

    My DST manual says 135psi, so somewhere between 9 and 10 Bar.

    Edit: it really doesn't need to be accurate to tenths of a bar.
  23. Thread: Reg info

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    "Does anyone have a good reason not to go for...

    "Does anyone have a good reason not to go for 9.5?"


    Because being around 9-10 Bar is good enough so as not to affect practical performance, and 1/2 of 1 Bar is difficult to measure accurately on...
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    No doubt about that, and not to be sniffed at. I...

    No doubt about that, and not to be sniffed at. I do wonder how many other Falkland vets lost their ability to sweat after being shot at? I should say, I'm no medical practioner, nor a Falklands vet.
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    I know, right? Some of them seem to be on the...

    I know, right? Some of them seem to be on the right (correct) side. I wish he was my MP.
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