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Is it me? by Indy Jess John
On 06/12/2017 09:51, Brian Gaff wrote: However mysterious cock ups do often creep into programs like TV aerials in period dramas etc. My favourite was Miss Marple walking along a supposedly 1950s street and in the background was a cottage with UPVC double glazing. Jim
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Yesterday 09:42 PM
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Blue Planet II Comes To iPlayer In 4K HDR by Java Jive[_2_]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42225220 "The BBC's Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour via its iPlayer catch-up service. All seven episodes of the marine-themed show are being made available to UK-based owners of select TVs. Until now, the BBC had only released programmes in this format via
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Yesterday 07:48 PM
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OT: RFID wallets by Scott[_2_]
We were talking about RFID wallets over coffee this morning. I suggested that if there is more than one card in a traditional wallet this would defeat an attempt to read the cards, in the same way as presenting two cards at the same time to a contactless terminal would (I hope) produce an error message. Is there merit in this argument? I also wonder how close the card reader would need to be...
Yesterday 06:07 PM
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Amazon malfunction in prime?... by Brian Gaff
In other words. I've not been near their site for nearly a week this morning two emails come through and I've been given a gift for Christmas. A free month of prime. I don't want Prime I never asked for it. So being the careful person I am I did not click the link in the offending emails, I went to my bookmark in firefox. Sure as they said I have been enrolled. So why? Seems totally random, but...
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Yesterday 04:59 PM
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How are you Fire TV folk going to see your YouTube from 01.01.18 by TonyGamble
The YouTube app on the Amazon Fire TV is not going to work after the end of this year. What do the folk who use it around here plan to do? Does one load a third party app on the Fire TV or bin it and buy something like a Roku? When I did my research a couple of months ago the spec of the new Fire TV was better than that of the Roku - but without YouTube I guess I'll rarely use it. Tony
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Yesterday 03:12 PM
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OT: I had two dreams in the kitchen chair by Bill Wright[_3_]
1. The phone rang and it was Mark Carver. "I need you to got to Tokyo and sell some houses. You can stay with my mother. She's Japanese." "I didn't know that." "Not many people do." So I'm in a house in the Tokyo suburbs with Mark's mam, who speaks quite good English. She emerges from her room and says, "Have you seen the time?" I say "Yes, it's 1.15pm. I know Mark said we had to be in town by...
Yesterday 02:55 PM
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SOT: Is it me? by TonyGamble
Good morning Bill, I'm in my late seventies and remember the geography lesson (in the early nineteen fifties) when my teacher spoke of melting ice caps. In those days few people had come up with the idea of making a living and an industry out of global warming scaremongering. Now, as you mention, too many incomes are at stake whenever challenging it suggests it is little more than a gravy...
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Yesterday 01:28 PM
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Pontop Pike by Bill Wright[_3_]
I watched that programme last night, the one on BBC1 about the teenage boy who seemed to be a girl in a boy's body. It was a very moving programme, but that's beside the point. There were lots of outdoor shots, and trying to be atmospheric and show what a **** tip Co Durham is (when you're a meeja person) there were shots of the huddled-together rooftops. I froze the frame a few times and...
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Yesterday 12:36 PM
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Sky q and freesat by sintv[_2_]
Sky are changing everyone to Skyq and this should be done by 5 years or so. If a customer stops subscribing the Skyq box must be returned so a customer wont be able to put his SkyHD box back in as LNB is wideband - unless a hybrid LNB was fitted. In any case once everyone has Skyq, there will be no use for the SkyHD transponders so they will be turned off so you'll have to get a Humax(eg)box to...
Yesterday 11:12 AM
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Bitrates by Vir Campestris
.... a thought from the other thread. Now that DTV is getting bitrate squeezed enough to be annoying, and we don't want a satellite dish on our thatched roof - are the live BBC/ITV streams good enough to be watchable? What bitrate are they? Andy
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Yesterday 10:57 AM
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get_iplayer v3.07 problem with --available-since hours) command by Johnny B Good[_2_]
I've just updated get_iplayer via the ubuntu PPA (using Linux Mint 17.1) and the "--available-since hours" command no longer produces any listings, nor even an error message. I've checked out the documentation and the FAQs but can't find an answer. I've tried the cache rebuild command and even restarted the computer but all to no avail. The previous update to v3.06 just over a month ago...
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Yesterday 03:23 AM
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SOT: Is it me? by Martin[_2_]
On Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:03:52 -0000, "Woody" wrote: "Martin" wrote in message ... On Tue, 5 Dec 2017 22:23:08 -0000, "Woody" wrote: Just watched the first program in the new BBC4 series 'Invasion!'
Yesterday 12:07 AM
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sky fitters and roofs by Andy Burns[_12_]
Neighbour has had a dish on chimney for years, and pays the sky tax, he asked about sky Q the other day, it sounded like the features would suit them, so today a sky van appeared outside their house, I knew it'd need a new wideband LNB, and assumed they'd just swap it, or maybe replace the whole dish for good measure. Just poked my head out for a look and he's added a new dish on the...
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December 9th 17 08:29 PM
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Things you miss on tv when you cannot see. by Brian Gaff
Apparently the lady presenting the weather the other night only had one arm. I'd never have known from the voice...:-) I mean is this really that unusual? Not everyone is the same after all. Ask the same person what the forecast said they could not tell you as they were too busy worrying about her missing arm. Oh dear. Brian
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December 9th 17 07:46 PM
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So what is the new 10K standard I'm hearing the new hdmi cable standard supports, by Brian Gaff
And do we really need yet another standard? Is this for screens as big as the wall of your house? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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December 8th 17 09:47 PM
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TOT: microwave oven power consumption by Mark Carver[_2_]
Talking of Microwave Ovens...... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-42271150 -- Mark Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.
December 8th 17 03:34 PM
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Radio I Player vs Podcasts? by Brian Gaff
I don't know if this also happens on TV but recently say in the last 6 months or so when listening to certain radio programs, on R4 mainly either live or on I player, you hearer, for an extended version of this interview, download the podcast of this program. If they consider a longer version good enough, why not simply broadcast it and make the programme longer? There already lots of...
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December 8th 17 03:30 AM
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SOT: Is it me? by John Hall[_2_]
In message , Woody writes Just watched the first program in the new BBC4 series 'Invasion!' Is it me or was the sound in parts of that prog absolutely dreadful, mainly when Sam Willis was speaking? How can they let that get broadcast - are they deaf or summat? I was out on Tuesday, so recorded it and watched it yesterday. I had no...
December 7th 17 10:19 AM
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microwave oven power consumption by Graham C
On Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:01:50 +0000, Bill Wright wrote: On 22/11/2017 09:10, Brian Gaff wrote: Sadly since they work on all or nothing principals its hard to judge as the only power control they have is on and off cycles. Magnetrons are not very easy to adjust the power of. I thought the inverter ones could adjust the power. My micros don't
December 6th 17 04:00 PM
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SOT: Is it me? by Bill Wright[_3_]
On 06/12/2017 09:03, Woody wrote: Only have an 'HD ready' TV and as the only HD tuner is in our Humax PVR we rarely watch anything in HD. How curious. We have the same combo in the kitchen and never watch anything in SD! In fact I can't stand SD. Bill
December 6th 17 12:22 PM
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