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A LITTLE MATTER OF SEMANTICS by Bill Wright[_3_]
I was watching '24 Hours in A & E' and a patient's friend said he was 'an IT professional'. It made me wonder how that expression came about, and why it's so widely used. Most job titles are 'self contained'. Doctor, plumber, lorry driver, architect, actor, prostitute, all these need no further...
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August 31st 18 06:37 PM
by Graham.[_12_] Go to last post
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rose coloured spectacles by Bill Wright[_3_]
Yesterday lunchtime there was an episode of Still Open All Hours on the telly. BBC1 I think. Anyway, the whole programme had what appeared to be a warm tint. Things that were obviously white were pale pink. Was it made like this? If so I've never noticed it before. Or was it a fault or...
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August 31st 18 05:28 PM
by Graham.[_12_] Go to last post
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Horizontal halo FM aerials. Why??? by Brian Gregory[_2_]
Why do antenna installers for all blocks of flats still fit a stupid horizontal halo aerial for the FM radio aerial (the signal from which which is mixed with the output of a vertical folded dipole DAB aerial) to be distributed to the flats. Can every single aerial installer really be ignorant...
August 23rd 18 08:18 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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Is there an atmospheric lift on as at 20.18 hrs 15th August 2018?? by [email protected]
I've pretty much lost all freeview reception from Sandy Heath, Oxford, Sutton Coldfield and Waltham. The spectrum analyser shows all muxes present at the expected signal levels but all TV sets are reporting almost zero quality on all muxes. My Location is Northampton.....
August 20th 18 09:41 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Anyone had any experience of a Johanson Superprofiler? by [email protected]
I have a few questions about this unit but wondered if anyoen on this forum has any hand on experience of the Johanson superprofiler?
August 20th 18 09:38 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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The BBC1 Morning Breakfast Stream by Phi
....has stopped switching over to the local news and presents a red screen twittering on about HD not being in my region. This has only started in th last week or so. You would thnk it would not be beyond the wit of man to switch between HD and SD.
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August 20th 18 03:44 PM
by Chris Youlden[_7_] Go to last post
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OT? What is this object? by Jeff Layman[_2_]
Seen on the A381 from Kingsbridge to Totnes, between Chilley and Halwell.. It's the pylon-like object in the centre. You'll need to zoom in to get a closer view: Satellite view...
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August 20th 18 12:47 PM
by Mark Carver[_2_] Go to last post
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Quest now available in HD by Andy Burns[_12_]
freeview 114 presumably COM7/8 areas only freesat 167(?)
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August 19th 18 01:57 PM
by Paul Cummins[_5_] Go to last post
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Garmin eTrex by Roger[_9_]
"Scott" wrote in message ... I am sorry to pose yet another generalised question. I have an eTrex about 20 years old, which is of course ancient in IT terms. I see there are new models available. Would getting a...
August 19th 18 01:26 PM
by Martin[_3_] Go to last post
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BBC shoots world wide distribution in its own foot by Brian Gaff
This week saw the BBC move all of its content so it uses https servers. Completely missing the fact that the Great Firewall of China now blocks it completely, as they stipulate all content sent through has to be passed and visible, ie not encrypted. Now they are advising the Chinese citizens...
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August 17th 18 08:54 AM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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Stopping Humax HDR-200t Auto Software Updates by Sam[_13_]
Does anyone know if there is a way of stopping the auto updates for the firmware/software on the Humax stb? For the first time I used the Humax Internet portal to download a block of Internet streamed content overnight. On playback all went well for a while but then a message apeared on the...
August 14th 18 02:23 PM
by Andrew[_6_] Go to last post
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Broadcasting House(s) by Marland
Mark Carver wrote: On 08/08/2018 09:26, Scott wrote: On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 09:23:07 +0100, Mark Carver wrote: On 05/08/2018 08:31, Brian Gaff wrote: There used to be a broadcasting house in Southampton as well. It's...
August 10th 18 11:04 PM
by Marland Go to last post
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iPlayer on LG TV demanding agreement to export of data outside EEA by David[_20_]
Our new (2017 model) LG TV has loads of Apps, including iPlayer. This is now demanding that we agree to conditions about exporting data outside the EEA. If you click "later" it just throws you back to the TV. Anyone know what this is all about? Cheers
August 9th 18 09:09 AM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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Help re installing SKY+HD box by Terry Pinnell[_3_]
A friend (OAP, zero tech savvy) phoned me seeking help. He had a SKY+ box delivered, replacing his old SKY box. He says it "works fine but does not connect to the internet, so can't use catchup". I'll get over there asap, of course, but I want to phone him back with a few basic questions first....
August 9th 18 07:58 AM
by Peter Crosland Go to last post
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Broadcasting House(s) by [email protected]
On Sunday, 5 August 2018 08:31:07 UTC+1, Brian Gaff wrote: There used to be a broadcasting house in Southampton as well. However, I guess you can call a building what you like, like When Decca was Decca, you had a Decca house then it was Racal house then Talis House now its demolished so...
August 8th 18 06:39 PM
by Andy Burns[_12_] Go to last post
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Software update for Panasonic TV by Jeff Layman[_2_]
For the first time since we bought out TX-55CX680B TV at the end of 2016 Panasonic have updated the software. But what have they updated? I couldn't see anything on Panasonic's website or on DigitalSpy. I'll search the net later using the new software version number to see if I can find...
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August 7th 18 09:05 PM
by Vir Campestris Go to last post
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OT scare stories by Bill Wright[_3_]
After the ITV news full of scare stories with the black news reader frowning furiously I switched to Sky news, where there were the same scare stories but a different black news reader frowning furiously. The prognostications of doom concerned Brexit and Global Warming. I've always found the...
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August 6th 18 06:49 PM
by Rod Speed Go to last post
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LCN 83 Quest+1 by Graham.[_12_]
https://www.flickr.com/gp/g3zvt/7S3i46 -- Graham. %Profound_observation%
August 5th 18 05:22 PM
by Dave Go to last post
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OT scare stories by Nomen Nescio
On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 20:59:32 +0100, Bill Wright wrote: On 01/08/2018 20:39, Mark Allread wrote: On Wed, 01 Aug 2018 19:52:34 +0100, Bill Wright wrote: After the ITV news full of scare stories with the black news reader frowning furiously I switched to Sky...
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August 5th 18 11:38 AM
by critcher[_6_] Go to last post
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English Women's Hockey by Jeff Gaines
The English women's hockey team has sadly fallen by the wayside. I asked this elsewhere with no response so thought I'd try here. We have a team of very fit, athletic and attractive young women running round in mini skirts (or shorts) and jumping up and down in excited synchronisation when they...
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August 4th 18 12:44 PM
by Jeff Gaines Go to last post
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