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    Yes, normal vision can see clearly beyond myopic...

    Yes, normal vision can see clearly beyond myopic vision.



    Not quite. The EU want to keep the status quo on fishing rights in return for UK tariff free trade with the EU on fish.



    Every...
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    Rumour has it that the talks will continue until...

    Rumour has it that the talks will continue until mid November.

    Can they drag it out any longer...?
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    I'm pretty sure the examination was restricted to those that had been in the terminal building. That makes your analogy a non sequitur.
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    I doubt I am the only one that fails to see that...

    I doubt I am the only one that fails to see that analogy.

    The UK had good reasons to apply to join the EEC in 1961 and always in the full knowledge that they were political and economic. The UK...
  5. Actually, he's right. The font is smaller and I...

    Actually, he's right. The font is smaller and I skipped it on my mobile too. However, it is in the opening paragraph below and there's no excuse for not reading it.
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    Oh, okay, my apologies. It was just the general...

    Oh, okay, my apologies. It was just the general talk about the election with phrases like: "Can Trump still win?" ; "Trump has been totally irresponsible"; "Biden's big lead" etc. that gave me the...
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    Looking at the polls for the swing states, Ohio...

    Looking at the polls for the swing states, Ohio is still favouring Trump and Biden only has a small lead in Florida.

    Too many are making the same mistake as last time and think it'll be a walk in...
  8. I think dumping a baby is far worse than a quick...

    I think dumping a baby is far worse than a quick physical examination to try and identify the culprit. However, it could have been carried out with a little more decency. and they should have...
  9. you misinterpreted the inserts, which defined...

    you misinterpreted the inserts, which defined rare.

    BBC was 32 deaths from 13m.
  10. ^ Over 13m people have been vaccinated so far. ...

    ^ Over 13m people have been vaccinated so far.

    Not heard of what has caused each of the deaths yet, but the numbers show 0.0004% death rate, which is a lot better than your quoted 0.1%
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    ^ It doesn't take an economist to work it out,...

    ^ It doesn't take an economist to work it out, just a bit of commonsense.

    Let's hope the end of October will see the end of the chest pumping and a deal is struck.
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    The talks, which bo-jo the clown declared over,...

    The talks, which bo-jo the clown declared over, will continue until Wednesday. I guess Barnier will give a couple of mild sweeteners to make a deal look good for Boris.
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    ^ Yes, as far as I know they are still a legal...

    ^ Yes, as far as I know they are still a legal requirement for Zebra crossings in the UK.
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    That was as comfortable a win as you are going to...

    That was as comfortable a win as you are going to get from Hamilton.
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    UK as an independent: 500 deposit (will lose...

    UK as an independent: 500 deposit (will lose this if you fail to gain 5% of votes cast). Can't be serving military or police and must be solvent. You are also restricted to the amount you can spend....
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    As an Englishman, I find Americans revolting.

    As an Englishman, I find Americans revolting.
  17. Thread: Dinner

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    Personally, in all the years I've been abroad, no...

    Personally, in all the years I've been abroad, no breakfast has come close to a full English breakfast and no dinner has ever matched a Sunday roast....
  18. The flu vaccination is injected into muscle so...

    The flu vaccination is injected into muscle so any tensing can cause soreness. Good time to detach oneself and return when its all over.
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    59206 How's the post Brexit lorry park coming...

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    How's the post Brexit lorry park coming along? <snigger>

    I heard rumours it will be named after Farage...the man with a dream that turned into a nightmare....
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    Trump is still ahead in far too many states for...

    Trump is still ahead in far too many states for my liking.
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    59199 I bought a Kelly Kettle so I could have...

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    I bought a Kelly Kettle so I could have a brew while the wife picked mushrooms...

    ...A bit of cotton wool, some birch bark, and dry wood, together with a sparker, and we had boiling water...
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    How's the UK Galileo replacement going? ...

    How's the UK Galileo replacement going?

    <snigger>
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    ^ Too young and it's too moist, too old and it...

    ^ Too young and it's too moist, too old and it loses its flavour...or so I'm told. One year old is best of both worlds...
  24. They waited until he sobered up before arresting...

    They waited until he sobered up before arresting him. Hi-so kid needs to be made an example of but money rules.
    Red number plate ending 5555 has a ring of irony about it...
  25. For sure, those with weakened immune systems must...

    For sure, those with weakened immune systems must be careful about vaccinations. However, in the case of the label above, I think <0.1% is defining Rare rather than being the upper bound of the death...
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    ^ Agreed, I like jasmine rice to be sticky enough...

    ^ Agreed, I like jasmine rice to be sticky enough to put in a bowl and turn upside down onto plate. Has to be one year old rice according to Mrs Troy.
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    ^ A closed mind is not a detective's mind.

    ^ A closed mind is not a detective's mind.
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    Enjoyed that, thanks. I thought men would...

    Enjoyed that, thanks.

    I thought men would still be wearing hats, but apparently not. Post war civvy freedom...amongst other reasons.
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    It appears the talks that were declared "over" by...

    It appears the talks that were declared "over" by Bo-Jo last week will resume tomorrow.

    Bo-jo really should look at the hand he's been dealt and play it wisely. It's a bit of a bugger when you've...
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    speedos provide embarrassing episodes diving,...

    speedos provide embarrassing episodes diving, offing swimwear.

    ...^ bah!
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    ^^ I agree SA, Tempest is a dead duck. I can't...

    ^^ I agree SA, Tempest is a dead duck. I can't see anything right about it and plenty of things wrong.
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    58906 Gets a vote of approval from me... ...

    58906

    Gets a vote of approval from me...

    ...one of the things I hate most in Thailand is paying good money for mediocre wine...
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    Siam is archaic misrepresentation

    Siam is archaic misrepresentation
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    Stupefied Thais, under Prayuth's epic failings,...

    Stupefied Thais, under Prayuth's epic failings, initiate expressive demonstrations.
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    They went years ago after stealing Noddy's car...

    They went years ago after stealing Noddy's car...
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    games about murder excite sadists

    games about murder excite sadists
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    ^ You need a buyer of fresh fish for best profit...

    ^ You need a buyer of fresh fish for best profit margin. Shellfish is the best margin and sold mainly to EU. Couldn't buy in local markets sometimes because better money abroad.

    No EU means no...
  38. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I have a couple of books on the study of ants...

    I have a couple of books on the study of ants from the 1920/30s. Fascinating experiments are included on ant foraging and communication.

    Peppermint oil mixed with water and sprayed around the...
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    I see Bo-Jo has decided to back down on 15...

    I see Bo-Jo has decided to back down on 15 October being the deadline for a trade deal with the EU.
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    The article was related to Illinois PD...

    The article was related to Illinois PD investigation of possible illegal gun ownership in Illinois. The investigation showed he did not possess the gun in Illinois and so additional charges were not...
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    Are you sure that shouldn't read, Reduced by...

    Are you sure that shouldn't read, Reduced by 20,000? They are down to 145k now.
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    supercruise is flying at supersonic speed without...

    supercruise is flying at supersonic speed without the use of reheat. Reheat is still required to pass through the transonic region into the supersonic region due to the high wave drag.

    The J58 is...
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    My credentials? Not obvious enough yet? ...

    My credentials? Not obvious enough yet?

    Concorde had Olympus turbofan from the initial design...and only variants of the -593 were ever fitted. It was always smokey and always with reheat required...
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    So did I...didn't mind the noise of concorde...

    So did I...didn't mind the noise of concorde either.
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    The problem with making things up is when you...

    The problem with making things up is when you tell it to an expert...

    Concorde engine was the Olympus, originally the -591 and upgraded to the -593. Reheat whacks up the volume and the video is...
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: You can see the...

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    You can see the reheat/afterburner, which caused the noisy take-off...and then the sonic boom at altitude...

    Concorde Take Off; Sonic Boom - YouTube
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    ^ & ^^ Thanks for the information. I need to have...

    ^ & ^^ Thanks for the information. I need to have a chat with the dealers and work out what is feasible. I personally preferred the build quality of the New Holland compared to the Kubota but there...
  48. Railway warnings have been around for over 100...

    Railway warnings have been around for over 100 years. Approaching trains are a devil to see and not something drivers should be required to avoid by sight alone. Barriers were invented for a reason...
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    Clearly you don't know the rules SA. Ten hour...

    Clearly you don't know the rules SA. Ten hour limit, to be monitored with a clock system, now applies across the EU. Not all countries are fully compliant at the moment. Yes there are exceptions, but...
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    ^ Confine those ranges to make the gap look...

    ^ Confine those ranges to make the gap look bigger eh.....

    Biden needs to be around 60% to be safe and 70% to show the world that Americans aren't as stupid as they seem...
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