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    The French gouvernment very kindly provide a map...

    The French gouvernment very kindly provide a map showing exactly where speed cameras are located throughout France, you can even search by department so find all the radar locations along your route....
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    Nobody still using cassettes? My TEAC twin...

    Nobody still using cassettes? My TEAC twin tapedeck still gets use for the irreplaceable mix-tapes and other stuff recorded years ago.
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    For anyone interested in the 'aluminum pursuit...

    For anyone interested in the 'aluminum pursuit ship' (you need to pronounce aluminium à l'américaine for the euphony to work), I can recommend F4 Phantom - A Pilot's Story by Robert Prest.
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    The original Superman did have the patented...

    The original Superman did have the patented 'bloque lunette' but these got broken or lost over the years, so often vntage models coming up for sale don't have them.
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    The current owners of Yema seem to be doing a...

    The current owners of Yema seem to be doing a cracking job of reviving iconic models - along with the Superman there is the Speedgraf (including a limited edition repro of the model worn by Mario...
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    When I lived in the UK the police advised using...

    When I lived in the UK the police advised using an indelible pen to mark your nickable stuff with your postcode slash house number so they could find you if your nicked stuff was recovered. I guess...
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    I don't know if it's a nice place or not, but I...

    I don't know if it's a nice place or not, but I always thought Wyre Piddle would be a good address to have on my stationery.
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    Steven Mitchell, CBE, DCM, MM was pretty explicit...

    Steven Mitchell, CBE, DCM, MM was pretty explicit about what he did in his book Seven Troop; a person about as far from being a Walt as possible, I'd say.
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    The stuff she does with Postmodern Jukebox is...

    The stuff she does with Postmodern Jukebox is great, try this


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3lF2qEA2cw
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    Taser and pepper spray. Should be enough to...

    Taser and pepper spray. Should be enough to overpower someone with a well stocked grab bag.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWhaxH03Xok

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWhaxH03Xok
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    So 'ex-pat' is a race. Who knew?

    So 'ex-pat' is a race. Who knew?
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    I believe Smiths, Precista, Speedbird, Sewills,...

    I believe Smiths, Precista, Speedbird, Sewills, Dreadnought and Armstrong Siddely have a staff of one, if you exclude cats from the headcount.
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    The police in several French regions are testing...

    The police in several French regions are testing drones as a way to catch naughty motorists. They are not currently being used for speeding, although obviously that would be an easy step to take,...
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    Short term lunacy question

    Short term lunacy question
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    New Doxa sub on the way

    According to a French forum this new Sub from Doxa is due in November. ETA auto movement, several colourways, 42mm, around 990 Euros.
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    His name was Columbu

    His name was Columbu
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    But have you tried sittin in a sleazy snackbar...

    But have you tried sittin in a sleazy snackbar suckin sickly sausage rolls?
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    Can't remember if Edie Brickell has been...

    Can't remember if Edie Brickell has been mentioned.

    I'll also add
    Brandi Carlile
    Lucy Schwarz (listen to 'La Luna' on Youtube for a taste)
    Elena Tongra - singer with Daughter (listen to 'Youth'...
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    Can't help you with that particular version, but...

    Can't help you with that particular version, but the song was originally sung by Roberta Flack and it can be found on the soundtack of (Guy Ritchie's) The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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    Yep, genuine. Traffic wardens (pervenches) no...

    Yep, genuine. Traffic wardens (pervenches) no longer write out tickets they just scan your number plate and, if you are lucky, leave that little note. Sometimes you don't even get the note, just...
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    I suppose they couldn't or didn't want to...

    I suppose they couldn't or didn't want to replicate the original caseback as the 70s version was a front-loader - the movement was accessed through the crystal, unless I'm mistaken.
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    I always stick a bit of chewing gum over the...

    I always stick a bit of chewing gum over the helium escape valve before the descent.
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    I have a 125 Sprint and I absolutely love it; to...

    I have a 125 Sprint and I absolutely love it; to paraphrase a couple of advertising slogans 'If Carlsberg did scooters...' and 'if only everything in the world was as reliable as a Vespa'.

    I...
  25. A quote from King Lear.

    A quote from King Lear.
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