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    Britain's performance at the modern Olympic...

    Britain's performance at the modern Olympic Games, as represented by gold medals. I got the numbers from Wikipedia.


    http://truth.justdied.com/images/goldmedals.png

    Worth mentioning perhaps...
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    See also...

    See also https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?498098-Dusty-Hill-has-passed-away
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    I was sad to hear that. Like many others I'm...

    I was sad to hear that. Like many others I'm sure, I became aware of them from their 1980 OGWT appearance. Used to listen to them a lot in the mid '80s but tuned out after the drum machine years.
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    I loved my seven years in London. 1994-2002, they...

    I loved my seven years in London. 1994-2002, they went by in a flash. I used to walk round the West End every Saturday. I haven't been for a while now, I must go back and do that again.

    The Covent...
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    I had the same thought. Nicer size than my PADI...

    I had the same thought. Nicer size than my PADI solar Seiko and doesn't have the polished centre links, which I've come to dislike. I think it's missing a cyclops, though.
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    This unusually capable and talented government...

    This unusually capable and talented government has the problem that a sizeable proportion of its backbenches are sceptical of lockdown measures - and with an official opposition that will generally...
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    Come to think of it my most valuable quartz watch...

    Come to think of it my most valuable quartz watch (a midsize 007 SMP) is one of my least accurate. But I've had it since 1998 and I think that's possibly a consequence of its age.
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    It is interesting. Quartz watches can also defy...

    It is interesting. Quartz watches can also defy expectations; for example I have Casios costing less than 20 that are substantially more accurate than both my solar Seikos with RRP in excess of 200.
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    Could you articulate the difference between...

    Could you articulate the difference between today's guidelines and yesterday's, please? Thank-you.
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    The main point of them is to protect other...

    The main point of them is to protect other people, not yourself.
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    Ravenstone - about 3.5 miles to the SE of Ashby....

    Ravenstone - about 3.5 miles to the SE of Ashby. I've haven't been to a pub there since the pandemic started but we'll no doubt do that soon. I like Ashby; love the old-fashioned high street. Nice to...
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    Sorry, but I find this to be a nonsensical...

    Sorry, but I find this to be a nonsensical comment. What sort of negative "judgement" could you apply to someone wearing a mask? What possible harm does it do? I wear one primarily so that more...
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    I don't think so. The text in the first example...

    I don't think so. The text in the first example would have been pulled from Wikipedia, and I doubt he entered it himself.
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    I'll still be wearing a face covering in shops...

    I'll still be wearing a face covering in shops and similar indoor spaces for the time being. I went round Tesco at Ashby on Thursday evening and was pleasantly surprised to see that about 75% of...
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    The oversized lugs just don't suit a conventional...

    The oversized lugs just don't suit a conventional strap IMO. But the standard configuration looks bizarre. Bit of a no-win situation.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, appreciate the advice.

    Thanks for the suggestions, appreciate the advice.
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    I still have A Farewell To Kings tour and Tour of...

    I still have A Farewell To Kings tour and Tour of the Hemispheres t shirts, in the loft I think. They shrank in the wash to the point where only a small child could get into them, so I only ever got...
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    Thanks - I do have a sighting compass. I'm...

    Thanks - I do have a sighting compass. I'm interested in compass binoculars..
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    Compass Binoculars

    .. do they work well? Any recommendations?

    My cycling habit has grown a new pastime, in which I notice features in the distance - a distinctive hill, a tower perhaps - then I try to work out what...
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    I removed rust from a key I'd lost in the garden...

    I removed rust from a key I'd lost in the garden for two years using a solution of white vinegar, lemon juice and salt. Worked surprisingly well.
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    I'm not wearing one today. ...

    I'm not wearing one today.

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    I think so. Doubt it would have left the factory...

    I think so. Doubt it would have left the factory like that.

    I must say I do like the character that this effect bestows on a watch dial, but does it stop there? Or just keep eating the dial until...
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    I'm sure you're aware of this but for the benefit...

    I'm sure you're aware of this but for the benefit of those who may not be, Blue Origin is not primarily a space tourism company. It competes with SpaceX for satellite launches, potential Moon...
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    Really well done, superb result. I use a similar...

    Really well done, superb result. I use a similar function in the GIMP sometimes to remove litter from outdoor photos and similar trivial tasks, but that's proper talented.
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    If I have time I usually check out a new route on...

    If I have time I usually check out a new route on Street View.
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