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    This fits in a a few of your rules but breaks...

    This fits in a a few of your rules but breaks most of them.

    https://www.chrono24.co.uk/jaegerlecoultre/jaeger-lecoultre-duometre-a-chronographe--id3008326.htm

    I only put it in here because if I...
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    I never had a good curry on Brick Lane. I lived...

    I never had a good curry on Brick Lane. I lived close, and ate there loads with visitors who wanted to try it, but always struggled to find even an average meal.

    My guests wanted to eat on Brick...
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    When I moved to London in 2000, this was my...

    When I moved to London in 2000, this was my favourite night out.

    Not all int he same night, but usually at least 3 or 4 of them: The Reliance, Bricklayers Arms, Artillery Arms, Mother Bar/333,...
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    We got gazzumped on the house we were buying last...

    We got gazzumped on the house we were buying last month even though we were paying £100k over asking. Someone else came along with a suitcase of cash and we were kick out of the process. Luckily...
  5. Looks lovely from the back. Great...

    Looks lovely from the back.

    Great craftsmanship too.
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    I see a lot of CVs and recently there's been a...

    I see a lot of CVs and recently there's been a trend of listing achievements and successes in a big block, then going on to an incomplete list of companies and roles.

    I've found it really hard to...
  7. Thread: Money Trap

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    Most of these measures are sensible to be honest....

    Most of these measures are sensible to be honest. They aren't just made randomly.

    Since the advent of waze and similar traffic aware apps, the side streets have become rat runs all over London.
    ...
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    My neighbour's garden looks like that. I spray...

    My neighbour's garden looks like that. I spray everything that hits my side of the fence. Unfortunately, ivy is pretty resistant to weed killer.
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    I was working for a large broadcaster at the...

    I was working for a large broadcaster at the time.

    My role was operational and the main focus of the week was trying to keep the website up and running. The stories I could tell from those days....
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    It looks like that to me. Every house I've...

    It looks like that to me.

    Every house I've lived in has followed the convention that the fence on the right is the one I need to maintain.
  11. Thread: Emma Raducanu

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    Yup. It's unbelievable. Looks like a lot of...

    Yup. It's unbelievable.

    Looks like a lot of this bile is coming from gamblers who don't understand gambling.

    Betting wrecks everything.
  12. Thread: Boat advice

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    I have a small rib. Cost buttons and needs...

    I have a small rib. Cost buttons and needs little maintenance.

    It goes in the sea in May and comes out again in October. Costs £50 a year to moor for the summer.

    Only has a 30HP motor so...
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    I was told by the insurer that if my car was...

    I was told by the insurer that if my car was stolen again within a year, I would really struggle to find insurance at all.

    That would not be good for the manufacturers.
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    I kept my keys in a Faraday pouch. It worked so...

    I kept my keys in a Faraday pouch. It worked so well the thieves had to smash my patio doors in and ransack the house to steal my car.

    Replacement car is behind bollards.

    I don't use the pouch...
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    EAs and lawyers talking to each other once a deal...

    EAs and lawyers talking to each other once a deal has been agreed is a good thing. It helps oil the wheels and keeps the thing moving.

    However, the EA is not allowed to store details about you...
  16. At some point I'm going to get into...

    At some point I'm going to get into astrophotography. I live on the edge of London so it's been pointless until now. I have taken pictures of andromeda and orion nebula from my bedroom window with...
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    So why don't these things happen when you buy...

    So why don't these things happen when you buy non-Rolex watches? My last Panerai cost about the same as a Sub. I just paid by card and shared no personal data.

    If organisations are harvesting...
  18. Thread: Full structural

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    I got the most extensive survey I could on my...

    I got the most extensive survey I could on my current house.

    I've had problems that I believe should have been noticed in the survey but didn't manifest themselves until later. 8 years down the...
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    I did my foundation and practitioner many moons...

    I did my foundation and practitioner many moons ago. It's OK, but almost never used (in IT at least) these days. There is Prince 2 Agile, but I don't know anyone who's done it.

    The course is...
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    We all differ, but resale value has no bearing on...

    We all differ, but resale value has no bearing on the price of any watch I buy.

    Any money I have made or lost has been irrelevant to the pleasure I gained from owning it.

    <flame=on>If you care...
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    Reggae isn't my thing, but he was pretty amazing....

    Reggae isn't my thing, but he was pretty amazing. Worked with many bands and had huge influence across genres. All my muso snob mates were into him and dragged me willingly to dozens of nights...
  22. Thread: Guess where

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    In Boerhaave Museum, Leiden?

    In Boerhaave Museum, Leiden?
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    My brother is a terrible guitar player, but he...

    My brother is a terrible guitar player, but he picked up a Mandolin last year and really took to it.

    He used Dagger Gordon's book, The Scottish Mandolin Tutor. Which seems like a decent place to...
  24. Thread: Buying a boat.

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    I have always fancied a nice boat, but live...

    I have always fancied a nice boat, but live nowhere near the sea normally. On my house on Skye I have an Avon 4.5m RIB that is fun for local rides and fishing.

    I have a Honda outboard motor and a...
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    None of those are bad watches, it's just a shame...

    None of those are bad watches, it's just a shame 5k doesn't get you something a little more special these days.

    A Radiomir Black Seal would be a nice addition to that list I reckon.

    A better...
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