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    My friend came off at high speed badly breaking...

    My friend came off at high speed badly breaking his wrist. His Rolex survived but I remember having to remove it at the roadside as his wrist swelled up like a balloon. I try not to wear a watch...
  2. Yes I thought that when I heard it - it did allow...

    Yes I thought that when I heard it - it did allow an enthusiast or two to at least put the case and whilst I would never consider my watches an investment it is probably easier to "get lucky" than...
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    They all run on a ton of carbs

    They all run on a ton of carbs
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    It confused me too as I have some US Snap-on...

    It confused me too as I have some US Snap-on stuff and whilst the sharp end of some of the bits are US sized the driver holds any std 1/4 bit.
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    This is great - we saw them rehearsing so there...

    This is great - we saw them rehearsing so there doesn't necessarily need to be a performance on to see them.
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    This happened to my gf - she was moved to O2 and...

    This happened to my gf - she was moved to O2 and it was very hard work to get it back. Fortunately she could freeze her bank when realised what is going on. The VPN, accounting etc. all use 2FA but...
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    Great nod to Bill Bailey and fun move by Argos. ...

    Great nod to Bill Bailey and fun move by Argos.

    Flicking through I hadn't even remembered they sold hand tools - the Impact Driver I bought for 4.49 in 1985 I used only this summer and still have...
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    Goyard ? Although you might not thank me...

    Goyard ? Although you might not thank me...
  9. Thread: Tunnel 29

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    Tunnel 29

    Well worth a listen - incredible story about the Berlin Wall and escaping from East Germany.

    Intrigue
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07r39cw

    Gets good at Ep 3 but is all interesting and...
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    I don't have one of those but do have a Schofield...

    I don't have one of those but do have a Schofield Blacklamp which I suspect be the only one on the forum.
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    My mother had a 3 pc suite in the 70s that did...

    My mother had a 3 pc suite in the 70s that did this - had to be covered very quickly I think Parker Knoll even helped with the covers. Whenever they came off for washing there were loads of bits in...
  12. It was to show or convince the goal of 2 hours...

    It was to show or convince the goal of 2 hours was achievable- the pace was strictly set as such.

    I expect 2 hours will start to fall under race conditions just as the 4 minute mile was once...
  13. Go to the gym and the running machine probably...

    Go to the gym and the running machine probably tops out at 14/15 kmh.
  14. If the light was on or not VW would have to...

    If the light was on or not VW would have to replace the pads before resale anyway as be below acceptable wear level for a used car so they shouldn't really charge in my opinion provided you are...
  15. Thread: Driveway Solution

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    I had to get permission from the council to get...

    I had to get permission from the council to get the drop kerb extended (and they were the cheapest quote too) so it is probably worth getting that done first. But then I was dealing with Poole...
  16. Thread: Dual SIM phone

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    As an update I bought a Samsung S10 and am...

    As an update I bought a Samsung S10 and am running it as dual SIM.

    I have O2 SIM as my main SIM and after trying EE have Vodafone PAYG as the 2nd SIM.

    Phone diverts when unavailable to the 2nd...
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    In 2008 1,600 UKP was 3,200 CHF 3,200 CHF...

    In 2008 1,600 UKP was 3,200 CHF

    3,200 CHF today is 2,609 UKP

    3050 UKP was 6100 CHF which today would be 4975 UKP.

    So the "mafia markup" is about 3% a year for Rolex and 5% for Omega pa in...
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    Schofield - they compare very well with my other...

    Schofield - they compare very well with my other watches - BP, Hublot, JLC
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    The wiring itself is easy enough. The problem...

    The wiring itself is easy enough. The problem will be that there is probably a cable currently coming out of the wall where you want the light to be. You can locate an (ugly) sensor there, but you...
  20. Thread: Hotel Mumbai

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    They re-trained the UK armed police following...

    They re-trained the UK armed police following this (pre the Olympics) so I think it was unexpected in almost all scenarios.

    Great film and was also waiting for the action hero to make himself...
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    I think yours looks far more appealing too - and...

    I think yours looks far more appealing too - and I don't have any stents.
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    Thanks for that - was going to buy a pair of...

    Thanks for that - was going to buy a pair of shoes my gf liked for her birthday so just saved me 15 (or cost me 60) - useful saving so thank you - especially as the code on the top of the page wasn't...
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    Googling the serial number V646829 makes for some...

    Googling the serial number V646829 makes for some interesting results and a fair few other watches for sale - some marked replica some not.
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    If you park in gear (without the handbrake on) it...

    If you park in gear (without the handbrake on) it means the pads aren't in contact with the discs all the time - very worthwhile for occasionally driven cars
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    I would agree with this especially as the "cheap"...

    I would agree with this especially as the "cheap" lasers often have ruinous toner costs so can be hard to make a case for. There are "open box" colour lasers at Printerland that can be very cheap so...
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