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Aerial overhang by Brian Gaff
I was just wondering how the law might see a pole fastened to a convenient fence post in my garden fence line at the bottom with an aerial on it. The point is that it would point out toward the back alley overhanging it. Apart from the temptation for the local yobs to attempt to damage it, does this sort of thing contravene any laws? I as as if you have aerials on chimneys or gable ends one...
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Today 05:00 PM
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I can't get rid of the smell by Brian Gaff
T'other day, I put on my not that old TV. I never normally use it when I'm here on my own as the screen is a little redundant. However it was dusty inside it and as it got warm it made a smell not unlike that combination of old fan heater and melting transformer varnish one gets on older gear. No its flat screen, but anyway, eventually I forgot about it and yet since then all I can smell is...
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Today 10:51 AM
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"Fearlss" Episode 6: Review by Maurice[_3_]
Been looking in vain since the final version went out on Monday for a review that explains the scene with the apparently boobytrapped car. Seems Banville wore a 'wire tap' to catch out the minister, but no explanation as to : (1) The coincidence that he turned up just at the right time to judge that Banville's car might be boobytrapped. (2) Why the bomb that the American agent (we were...
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Yesterday 05:44 PM
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OT: Car headlights question by James Heaton
"Martin" wrote in message ... On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:45:01 +0100, wrote: On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:58:05 +0100, "NY" wrote: "Yellow" wrote in message ... The use of LED lighting on cars in bright...
Yesterday 08:26 AM
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OT: Car headlights question by Paul Ratcliffe
On Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:14:18 +0100, NY wrote: The main shop is not quite what it was 30 years ago but is still my first port of call for fork handles :) Yes, I keep expecting Ronnie Barker to come out and serve me, in his brown overalls :-) Why? It was Ronnie Corbett.
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Promo sim by Peter Johnson[_5_]
On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:56:58 +0100, Bill Wright wrote: But what is it? I know what a sim card is. Why does the O2 invoice have two sections, one of which is called Promo Sim? My guess is that that's how they deal with any discount you negotiated with them when you signed up/renewed.
July 21st 17 02:24 PM
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Today's puzzle by Jeff Layman[_2_]
I have an old, but perfectly usable, 37" Panasonic LED TV. It happily displays full HD (1080i/p), but only has an SD tuner. With so much being transmitted on HD channels, I thought it time to get an HD box for it. Fortuitously, I was in John Lewis today, and decided to browse round the TV dept. In one area they had the "customer returns", and I spotted a Manhattan Plaza HD T2 box, with...
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July 18th 17 05:02 PM
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Tennis on 1080i by Scott[_2_]
How come the tennis on terrestrial HD is being shown in 1080i? I thought 1080p was used for fast moving images and 1080i for relatively static shots.
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July 18th 17 12:26 PM
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Horizon 2017: Strange Signals from Outer Space by Phi
Not much original science content in this programme and the narrator keeps repeating what the scientists say.
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July 17th 17 09:44 PM
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No messages on here for a while? by Bill Wright[_3_]
Just posting this as a test really, but here's an interesting site: http://www.pmclauth.com/sentenced/Grooming-Gang-Statistics/Gangs-Jailed Bill
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July 17th 17 01:35 PM
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Freeview Explore by Jeff Layman[_2_]
I missed this a few weeks ago: https://www.freeview.co.uk/news-and-blog/press-releases/freeview-play-users-to-get-even-more-from-their-tv-with-launch-of-freeview-explore.html "Freeview Explore will roll out on Freeview Play TVs and set-top boxes this month and paves the way for Freeview to build a deeper relationship with viewers. From today, users can search for programmes by genre or...
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July 15th 17 09:14 AM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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Top tip by Bill Wright[_3_]
If you're going on your bike to put a notice on the village noticeboard don't put the drawing pins in your back pocket. Bill
July 15th 17 09:06 AM
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BT/Plusnet TV Recorder (DTR-T2100) by thesimpsons
When playing back an off air recording, if I select fast forward the screen displays a perfect speeded up image. If playing back a recording from an internet channel, fast forward displays "snap shots" of the speeded up image. Just wondering why this should be, it's the same on both a ten year Panasonic and a recent Sony TV. Fred
July 15th 17 07:00 AM
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Shift of tennis from BBC Two to BBC One by Scott[_2_]
Why does the BBC continue to shift tennis matches from BBC Two to BBC One when particular games are being played, such as Murray v Fognini tonight? Do they think tennis fans are too stupid to operate a remote control successfully? If anyone sets up a recording of the tennis - or Eastenders for that matter - will they end up with the wrong programme recorded or do programme codes handle that?
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July 14th 17 07:07 PM
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Philips with extended accessibility by Brian Gaff
I've been told by several sources that all manufacturers who sell tvs in the USA are now forced to make the voice menu driven, ie they need to speak menus. Philips are making great play on this over here, so the big question is, what is the way to find if these tvs really do have the voice. I bet its not on by default and if its being forced on them by the fcc in the states, surely we...
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July 14th 17 12:25 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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channel line-up by Bill Wright[_3_]
The Freeview TV guide (the LCN) is set to be updated and expanded on Wednesday, 2 August. Some channels will be moving to new numbers and viewers may need to retune to ensure they have the latest channel line-up, where this isn’t automatic. Ofcom have published more info on 700 MHz with some start dates for the STV channel moves. Link to the information on Digital UK’s...
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July 14th 17 11:02 AM
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an easy way to share files and a strange thing in a BBC programme by Bill Wright[_3_]
I am helping with a closed user group on Facebook. We have pinned a page to the head of the list that contains links to Dropbox files that are for permanent reference. We don't want the whole darned contents of the files displayed in Facebook because if they are pinned to top of the list it will be a nuisance and if they aren't they will move down and be forgotten. Many of the 150...
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July 12th 17 12:20 PM
by Jeff Layman[_2_] Go to last post
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2001: A Space Odyssey by Phi
BBC2 @11:15
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July 11th 17 06:35 AM
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Obscure gangster movies. by Ian Field
Anyone remember which gangster movie had a bloke being winched into a meat grinder truck on tracks? Thanks.
July 10th 17 07:08 PM
by Ian Field Go to last post
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BBC Iplayer autoplay by Richmond[_2_]
How do I switch off autoplay on the iplayer website? Somewhere in the help I saw something which said you can turn it off in the iplayer settings, but I can't see any iplayer settings. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer (Autoplay is whatever makes the next episode play without asking).
July 10th 17 08:04 AM
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