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kl

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Sep 2019

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    There’s that, and she also accepted a Dotson award. Strong candidate for the Boycott thread.

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    How do you boycott an ecologist/environmentalist? They don't tend to provide a paid-for service.

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    It's an Aussie guy who has the record for the fastest crossing - he sat in Dover all summer waiting for a perfect tide - his S-curve is actually a straight line, never seen one remotely like it.

    A previous record stood for over 20 years, then some guy broke it, and held it for 20 minutes, as the guy following him was even faster. That's gotta smart...

    The speed records are all male, but I think the longest ever single crossing was a woman - about 28 hours. I know a guy who did a 28 hour crossing, but in a wetsuit, so it doesn't count.

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    We do need to do that, but let's settle the most important things first...

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    kl-compliancy fail

    Following a few close brushes, I'm mellowing - in certain prescribed circumstances...

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    I plan on getting gloves and socks for when it goes below about 15 I am thinking

    They make a very big difference. I use socks for winter sea swims when it's rocky, and gloves for Shadwell Basin in low single figures, as you need to grip and climb about 8-10 foot up a metal ladder, and it could be game over if your hands weren't functional.

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    he lost it when he was finally able to see the far coast

    Know a few people this has happened to. Key rule is - never look for France - only ever look at your pilot, let him worry about France.

    I've just done 2 and 4 man relays. Never a solo yet, and time is running out.

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    'Equity for Punks'

    Seeing the guys in the new Canary Wharf branch checking their portfolios is uber-cringey.

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