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    Try driving Melbourne-Sydney or even worse,...

    Try driving Melbourne-Sydney or even worse, Adelaide-Perth. Long boring distances that just have to be covered.

    Good luck with the street car - better have plenty of books to hand while you wait...
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    Well, sure, no argument from me. What I take...

    Well, sure, no argument from me.

    What I take exception to is people like Mark who promptly discard the outcome of the election when it doesn't go their way and claim Boris hasn't a mandate.
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    So why is it that Boris Johnson is PM with a...

    So why is it that Boris Johnson is PM with a 60-odd seat majority, then?

    Methinks you are applying very dubious counting logic.

    Did Johnson go to the election promising to implement Brexit come...
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    That is a *very* sour grapes loser side...

    That is a *very* sour grapes loser side interpretation.

    Johnson spent the entire campaign saying he'd implement Brexit as a top priority, no ifs or buts.

    He won a pretty substantial victory.
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    OTOH it's likely to provide a few more years of...

    OTOH it's likely to provide a few more years of ongoing entertainment. My youngest daughter is out of the UK now so I don't care what happens next.

    PDW
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    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. There speaks a person...

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    There speaks a person who's never owned or been responsible for any marine thing bigger than a dinghy.

    PDW
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    Which is why, out here anyway, the bill is split...

    Which is why, out here anyway, the bill is split into 2 components. A standing charge for the grid, and a useage charge for what you consume.

    You don't get out of the grid connection charge no...
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    So next time around, buy a steam tug. That should...

    So next time around, buy a steam tug. That should keep you entertained.

    PDW
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    Ever read Larry Niven's sci-fi books? What...

    Ever read Larry Niven's sci-fi books? What happened to the kzinti?

    Fiction, sure, but.......

    PDW
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    Let's not forget the aftermath of WW2 though -...

    Let's not forget the aftermath of WW2 though - that changed the political equation.

    As for 'genocide' you and others overwork that word to the point that it's becoming meaningless.

    Also on a...
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    True but that's a separate issue. I don't...

    True but that's a separate issue.

    I don't accept that the invisible magic sky father gave the Zionists the right by force of arms and blatant discrimination to force people off of their land, nor...
  12. That's a pretty decent looking lathe. Taiwan made...

    That's a pretty decent looking lathe. Taiwan made some good machinery. If it's in good shape, yeah, feed it decent oil and keep it clean. Enjoy using it.

    As for making pipe dies, funny because I...
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    Point. On that basis I could be classified as an...

    Point. On that basis I could be classified as an anti-Semite when what I actually am is a person opposed to the forced displacement of landowners and the 'heads I win tails you lose' differential...
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    Just because Boris and his mates are entitled...

    Just because Boris and his mates are entitled fuckwits doesn't mean that Corbyn and his anti-Semite buddies should be the next Government.

    Who's likely to do more damage to the country's economy?...
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    Yeah. Dunno if Gordon banned Barbter or not but...

    Yeah. Dunno if Gordon banned Barbter or not but it wouldn't surprise me at all. I've already expressed my opinion as to Gordon's suitability as moderator of *ANYTHING*.

    The man is a verbose,...
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    Naturally slow, I'm afraid. The best of us got...

    Naturally slow, I'm afraid. The best of us got killed off supporting you people in 3 major wars.

    PDW
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    That's OK, none of us thought you were normal...

    That's OK, none of us thought you were normal before that anyway.

    PDW
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    Don't care at all about him being moderator of...

    Don't care at all about him being moderator of metrology, I never go there anyway. The problem is, having that status automatically overrides the ability to put him in the 'ignore poster' category,...
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    The problem IS - his posts are now fully visible...

    The problem IS - his posts are now fully visible HERE too. I put him on the ignore list years ago and I'd really, really like him to stay there.

    What moron made one of the most prolix and useless...
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    You forgot the weaponisation of patents, where...

    You forgot the weaponisation of patents, where you grab as many as you can regardless of their merit then sit on them producing no product, just so you can block competition.

    PDW
  21. FWIW I find an 8" 4 jaw to be a very useful size....

    FWIW I find an 8" 4 jaw to be a very useful size. But as always it depends on what you're needing to hold the most.

    You can use the full spindle speed but I'd be thinking of a collet chuck for...
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    Yeah - that was one of my preferred techniques. ...

    Yeah - that was one of my preferred techniques.

    That & leaking information to whoever the toady of the month was knowing that it'd get back to the manager faster than the speed of light. That had...
  23. This. I have 6", 8" and 10" 4-jaw chucks for...

    This.

    I have 6", 8" and 10" 4-jaw chucks for my Colchester Chipmaster, all relatively light body P-B chucks. I use the chuck according to what I need to hold, and work on what surface speed I need...
  24. How much actual time machining stuff on a lathe...

    How much actual time machining stuff on a lathe have you done?

    I ask because your assumptions seem based on ignorance really.

    My Colchester Chipmaster has a top speed of 3000 rpm. It also has a...
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    My practice was to tell my manager exactly what I...

    My practice was to tell my manager exactly what I thought was wrong, with suggestions as to how to address the issues. That was my responsibility. I generally did it in writing (email) so they had...
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