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    Are you referring to peacocks or the locals?

    Are you referring to peacocks or the locals?
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    That's the problem with our house - the cement...

    That's the problem with our house - the cement render over the breeze block must have been about a 30:1 mix. Removing wallpaper caused about a metere square chunk to fall off when we redecorated the...
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    Agreed. It's necessary to have them for the...

    Agreed. It's necessary to have them for the really tricky shots.
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    It would have been the 120" that RR had, given...

    It would have been the 120" that RR had, given the size of the RB211 outer casing. I was talking to the Production Engineer responsible for it and he showed me the drawings which had come from...
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    Again at RR, they were moving one of the huge W&B...

    Again at RR, they were moving one of the huge W&B vertical lathes and got part way through the move and had to lease it overnight to finish the following day. Some wag put a notice on it when they...
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    I've got a Panasonic FZ 1000 Bridge camera which...

    I've got a Panasonic FZ 1000 Bridge camera which has a one inch sensor. I've spent ages working on the RAW files and it takes a lot of work even getting them to match the quality of the JPEG files it...
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    All my dive gear was stolen from my car when we...

    All my dive gear was stolen from my car when we were camping at Beadnell, diving the Farnes. There was a gang operating up there in 1995, stealing gear. Aoad of technical dives gear was stolen from a...
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    I wrote a post processor for a Webster and...

    I wrote a post processor for a Webster and Bennett vertical lathe whilst I was at RR. This was used for machining the outside casing of the RB211. When I went down to see the machine before starting...
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    I wrote the post processor for the first NC spark...

    I wrote the post processor for the first NC spark erosion machine RR had.
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    Key requirement for a politician!

    Key requirement for a politician!
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    When I left Uni, I went to work for Rolls Royce...

    When I left Uni, I went to work for Rolls Royce om computer support for NC machine tools. That was back in 1968.
    At the time RR had 5 out of 6 multi-access machines in the UK, 90% of the UK's...
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    And think of all the paperwork the Police would...

    And think of all the paperwork the Police would have to do to prosecute....
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    Wouldn't be much point in writing to our MP -...

    Wouldn't be much point in writing to our MP - it's b****y Nadine Dories - a complete waste of space.
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    A lot of people of all shades of political...

    A lot of people of all shades of political opinion are of the same view. The man is an arrogant congentital liar, totally unfit for the office of PM.
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    Thanks for the tip - just ordered one.

    Thanks for the tip - just ordered one.
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    Not to forget the Middle East, just as many...

    Not to forget the Middle East, just as many artificial borders there.
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    I was somewhat amused when I was in New England...

    I was somewhat amused when I was in New England to hear it announced that it was the start of the turkey shooting season. Who needs a gun for heavens sake - you could just run after them and grab...
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    I don't know which one that was but I have found...

    I don't know which one that was but I have found that a lot of these zero/low alcohol brews have something of a chemical taste. Either that or they are too sweet, having been brewed especially as a...
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    We aren't doing a dry January, just a damp one....

    We aren't doing a dry January, just a damp one. Switched to Adnams Ghost Ship 0.5% and Waitrose 1% Cider. Both decent tasting drinks, unlike most of the sweet or artifical tasting low alcohol offers.
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    I got a Northern Diver heated undervest for...

    I got a Northern Diver heated undervest for Christmas. Not tried it under my drysuit yet but it was lovely and cosy walking the dog in sub-zero conditions this morning.
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    https://i.postimg.cc/8cwMf7bJ/2022-poster-small.jp...

    https://i.postimg.cc/8cwMf7bJ/2022-poster-small.jpg
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    Have you ever had to turn lead? I had to turn a...

    Have you ever had to turn lead? I had to turn a piece for an acid resistant joint on a bit of apparatus for my third year project at Uni. It's very difficult because if you use too deep a depth of...
  23. My BSAC Drysuit qualification is dated 1966 -...

    My BSAC Drysuit qualification is dated 1966 - from when the Club I was with did the police diving work and we needed to use the old Navy drysuits to dive in contaminated water!
  24. The blue label (the latest ones appear to be...

    The blue label (the latest ones appear to be green) only is a bit of a nightmare. One of our club members was refused a fill at Gildensludge because the label was damaged. Unfortunately the IDEST...
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    I attending a conference where Heath was the...

    I attending a conference where Heath was the opening keynote speaker - it was all about field service, nothing to do with politics so no idea why they asked him. What an arrogant tosser, extremely...
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