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CRTs by Brian Gaff
Is there any market for these any more? Have a couple of old colour tellies of the analogue type both sort of work, and can be ok on vintage uhf output computers like Atari and Specttrum, but appart form that... Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Yesterday 10:45 PM
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dashcams: how do they link to my PC? by Bill Wright[_3_]
OK I need a dashcam. Stuff keeps happening. Kid on a motorbike comes onto the roundabout from the pavement out of control and if I hadn't stopped abruptly would have been under my wheels. Guy in a big merc comes round a blind bend and passes me with inches to spare, me with the nearside wheels in the ditch. One day I'm going to need evidence. The problem is my ignorance is more-or-less all...
Yesterday 09:45 PM
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My TV has started 'posterizing' by Roger Mills[_2_]
I have a Philips 37" flat screen HD-ready TV which is about 10 or 11 years old. Of late, it's started posterizing its picture under some circumstances. . My picture isn't as extreme as that, and most colours are ok - but the problem particularly affects (European) skin tones - and there are often large green patches on people's faces and exposed arms, etc. People with darker skins display...
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Yesterday 07:16 PM
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Climate science by Terry Casey[_2_]
In article , says... Who is the author of that essay? Bill At the bottom it says PZ Myers and, under Profile, it says: PZ Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Yesterday 03:45 PM
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Novelty aerals. by Brian Gaff
Back in the 70s there used to be a trend toward ornaments that sat on the tv, supposedly having aerials inside them. I can clearly remember a small , well not that small, naff looking statue of a girl made in plastic. Never seemed to work very well as I suspect they just had a bit of ewiire inside them. So anyone who thinks that snake oil is a modern thing, should just look at hisstory. ...
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May 20th 17 08:00 PM
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So anyone get hacked then? by Brian Gaff
Be funny if the bbeb did? I have been reading about this. It seems in order to get the code you have to either open a file attached to an email or click a link on an email. If its not caught and if the machine is running anything from vista sp2 to the latest build of wiindows10 and their server derivatives, and you have not installed a critical update sent out recently, then the code...
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May 19th 17 05:41 PM
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No reflector on new TV antenna by [email protected]
We just had a new antenna installed on the roof and it doesn't seem to have a reflector at the base, just some extra elements instead. Is this normal these days and is it something to do with digital vs analogue TV or just cost cutting? -- Spud
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May 19th 17 01:40 PM
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Why don't we use.. by Brian Gaff
Rhombic antennas here? At Huff they should be relatively small and have rising gain with rising frequency. I made one once for uhf and it worked very well, though it needed to be terminated by a resistor to make it single directional, and seemed to have a lobe either above or below the horizontal, but then I'm no aerial tech. I did have a Helical one as well but the bloody wildlife broke...
May 18th 17 08:11 PM
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Aerial riggers I have known, Part 3 by Bill Wright[_3_]
Aerial riggers I have known Part Three Barry I’ve changed the names and places, but I swear to God everything else here is true. I thought I’d better say that because the tale of Barry is really extraordinary. In 1981 an English local council which I will not name had worries about the impending Channel Four. Barry had a contract with this council and
May 18th 17 05:14 PM
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BBC iPlayer wants me to sign in. Bloody cheek. by Phi
I will have to find another way to watch the occasional good program.
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May 18th 17 04:29 PM
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Talking of worms and viruses... by Ian Field
"Richard Tobin" wrote in message ... In article , Chris Hogg wrote: Can these smart sticks that plug into the back of your TV, such as Amazon Firestick, Roku and Chromecast, get infected by a virus or whatever, and if so, how can they be protected, or if you do...
May 16th 17 06:18 PM
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John Deer tractors by Brian-Gaff
I heard an interesting world service item last night. It appears that many us tractor makers are protecting their tractors from home repairers. Most of the farmers have been used to just fixing the darned things but now its all driven by software so its costing them time and money to get main dealers with the software to do the repairs. John Deer is but one of them of course. They want the...
May 15th 17 05:53 PM
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BBC account by Brian Gaff
I don't think they mention a coloured button in this instance. Who cares about sports. I just want it to actually work for me. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
May 14th 17 03:48 PM
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Doctor Who audio by Woody[_5_]
For those that haven't heard about it, the episode of Dr Who that is being broadcast tonight will be in stereo on TV as normal, but if listened to on iPlayer using headphones it is in binaural audio. I heard some of the original 'dummy head' binaural tests that the BBC did maybe 20 years ago and it really does work - I suspect could be frighteningly so with Dr Who!
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Samsung again.. by Brian Gaff
I see iI'm being given a lot of commercials for Samsung TVs recently. All quoting this Q-LED screen. I do wonder several things. We seem to be eternally given new screen types but are they any good. Quantum Dot Led, yerwot? Now myself I care not if the picture even works, as long as the menus speak and the program guide speaks, but why suddenly so many different screens? Or it it all just...
May 11th 17 07:25 PM
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The bells by Brian Gaff
When you hear the chimes of Westminster on the news at the start, I presume this is a recording is it. They would need some very good timings otherwise, which begs the question of the recent news that the clock mechanism is going to be serviced along with the clock faces and the rest of the building in stages. so when they take the mechanism out of service, do they have a set of speakers or...
May 11th 17 04:22 PM
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I'm still annoyed about this, 45 years later by Scott[_2_]
On Tue, 2 May 2017 09:17:48 +0100, "Brian Gaff" wrote: A definite case of RTFM, the question is, what function did this lock serve? Was it to stop people taking pictures of the inside of their luggage? Brian Well, I'm still annoyed that my mother threw out all the boxes for my train set in 1965.
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May 11th 17 01:13 PM
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Older Samsung TV and kiosk mode by [email protected]
Readers may remember that I was trying to put a combined webpage and picture-in-picture on an older Samsung TV. I discovered that this TV, a C-series, was smart but not smart enough to allow control using the never web based Samsung 'remotes'. I tried controlling in via IR but this was unreliable. Well I've recently discovered that you can control these TVs using a computer serial connection...
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get_iplayer 3.00 released by Pete Forman[_2_]
get_iplayer 3.00 for Windows and other systems was released yesterday. The main feature is: Restored functionality broken by the BBC Some features that were deprecated previously have now gone. Caching has been revised, you will need to rebuild. https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/wiki/release300
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OT ridiculous dog incident by Bill Wright[_3_]
I put Bella's dinner down on the floor and she came trotting in. Nose down and she started to munch, then suddenly backed of a bit, then a bit more, then she scrabbled across the kitchen in obvious alarm, the bowl following her as if by magic. She jumped onto my chair and sat there looking scared and peering at her dinner bowl, which was still on the floor. Afterwards Hil found a tiny but...
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