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Switch off at the socket? by alexander.keys1[_2_]
There have been a lot of comments recently about the waste of energy due to appliances being left on standby, and various gizmo's that are on offer to turn them off automatically, or otherwise purporting to save energy. What everybody seems to be forgetting is that an energy- saving device comes with most UK socket outlets, it's called a 'switch', and when put into the 'off' position, power...
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September 23rd 10 10:07 PM
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Clarkson censured for 'bit gay' car gibe by Agamemnon
****ing loonies. So its perfectly alright to have John Barrowman inviting Andrew Lloyd Weber to shove his cock up his arse and bend over for some more on the Jonathan Ross show, as if that is not offensive to Christians, Muslims, Jews and the majority of the public who consider anal sex to be perverted, but not this. May 21, 2007 Clarkson censured for 'bit gay' car gibe
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June 2nd 07 08:18 PM
by Paul Ratcliffe Go to last post
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Another pile of BBC DOG **** by Agamemnon
Further to my last complaint about the DOG **** on Torchwood, this is what I got from the BBC. "Thank you for your email. I recognise that you don't agree the policy on DOGs, and I won't bore you with repetition or further statements or arguments on the subject. However this contact - as previous ones were, is logged as a complaint about DOGs.
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April 15th 08 03:23 PM
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Did I not explain it very well? by Bill Wright[_2_]
Last week I advised a customer as follows: Your terrestrial reception is very poor. I can replace the aerial with a better one, but I can't give you a 100% guarantee that reception will always be perfect. I suggest you go for Freesat. We discussed this at length. The next day, I installed Freesat for him. Today he rung to complain that although reception on the Freesat box was
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April 16th 11 08:51 PM
by Bill Wright[_2_] Go to last post
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Digitising Vinyls (OT for uk.tech.digital-tv) by Java Jive[_2_]
Regulars will recall that I've been digitising all my ACs, MDs, and vinyls. I've almost completely finished this now, and as I've made some discoveries which I at least found interesting, I'll put them on record, before they are forgotten ... First a reminder of the general situation ... In various posts June 2011, Java Jive wrote: I still have some audio recordings in...
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January 6th 12 03:52 PM
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Those were the days! by Rick[_10_]
Hard to believe, but once upon a time Britain actually sold TV Equipment to Japan... http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11815200/pye1%20%281142%20x%201686%29.jpg
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July 29th 11 11:32 AM
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Channel 4 pulls out of DAB by DAB sounds worse than FM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/oct/10/channel4-radio FM switch-off now put back to May 2038 - if all goes well. Hehe. -- Steve - www.digitalradiotech.co.uk - Digital Radio News & Info
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January 12th 09 10:33 PM
by Bill Wright Go to last post
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1 in 6 people don't watch BBC TV by DAB sounds worse than FM
From the BBC Annual Report: http://www.bbcgovernors.co.uk/annreport/report06/bbcannualreport.pdf (6.1 MB) page 33: % of individuals that watch (weekly reach) the following: BBC Television = 85.3% (86.6% in 2005)
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July 15th 06 12:51 AM
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Widescreen TV's a major contributor to the Global Warmigg Crisis. by Lord Turkey Cough
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/06/29/1182624165361.html About time they were, like smoking ,banned. LTC.
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July 23rd 07 05:23 PM
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Petition to stop FM being switched off by DAB sounds worse than FM[_2_]
There's a 10 Downing St petition to stop FM/AM being switched off: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/AM-FM-Radio/ Please sign. Thanks. -- Steve - www.savefm.org - stop the BBC bullies switching off FM
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August 3rd 09 01:39 AM
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why 12V? by Bill Wright[_3_]
So many things run on 12V DC. Firstly, why has that become the standard? Is it all because of the nominal voltage of a car battery? Secondly, wouldn't 24 or 48V be more convenient for many things? I heard a few years back something about new cars being 48V in the near future. Did it ever happen? Bill
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April 7th 17 04:24 PM
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Power trips at same time of morning by Roger
Do either Sky or Humax boxes power up at the same time in the small hours to grab updates? Both our sky boxes are connected to the internet so I presume they no longer download programs overnight but our power trips at almost exactly the same time (around 0415) every 10-14 days or so. I have isolated the main suspects (underfloor tile heating on a timer) and the power still trips so the only...
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July 11th 14 04:09 PM
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How the disabled are ripped off by Bill Wright[_2_]
110Ah deep discharge battery sold through some disability industry outlets: 149.95. Exact same battery sold for golf buggy: 60 Flightsafe device: 30. This is a three pin XLR plug with pins 1 and 2 shorted, in red plastic. This inhibits the scooter operation. Cost of manufacture will be about 1. 115mm rubber tyred jockey wheel, 20mm bo Disability shops: 18. Various other places:...
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October 8th 15 05:16 PM
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Mysterious bleeps night and morning by Derek F[_3_]
Earlier this year I began to hear 14 bleeps every evening at 7.30. I assumed that they were coming from the computer and at first thought it was coming from the BIOS or from some program that sounded an alarm. Not finding any reason for it I turned the computer off just before the time but the bleeps continued.. I had also found that it also beeped at 7.30am. When the clocks changed in the...
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November 12th 13 11:17 AM
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BBC News Blunder by Java Jive[_2_]
"Powys man gets broadband via satellite over Africa" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-40745533 " they are positioned above the equator to maximise coverage." Oh dear! Actually, they are positioned over the equator because that is the only place you can obtain a geo-stationary orbit, enabling fixed dishes to work. Satellites that aren't in geo-stationary orbit
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August 10th 17 05:27 PM
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website builders' newsgroup by Bill Wright[_2_]
Does anyone know of a sensible website builders' newsgroup that my 84 year old uncle could join? He's very interested in website building but continues to have a few basic problems that I feel sure a knowledgeable group could help with from time to time. Bill
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July 8th 13 11:41 PM
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OT No more wind farms on land. by Java Jive[_2_]
Didn't spot this before ... On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:22:15 +0100, Andy Champ wrote: I didn't say it was infinite. It's worth a few centuries though, which ought to give us time to do something else. A few centuries? On what figures are you basing this? To us, who have no indigenous supply of nuclear fuel, nuclear power is barely
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May 22nd 12 12:38 PM
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TV in Tripoli by Bill Wright[_2_]
How come the local TV has gone off? Have the rebels bombed it, or did NATO somehow disable it? Gaddaffi's son says that NATO used 'electronic warfare'. Does anyone know what the normal set-up for terrestrial TV is in that part of the world? Channels, bands, etc? Bill
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September 18th 11 10:58 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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Homeplugs by David WE Roberts[_2_]
Having seen that my Bush HD sattelite box now has network settings, I need a network. Does anyone know of homeplugs (ethernet over 13 amp circuit) which are better/cheaper than the Solwise ones? http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline-pl-85pe-mk2.htm TIA
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May 4th 11 01:43 PM
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No DAB reception in cars near BBC Television Centre! by Ian Jackson[_2_]
BBC R4 Today Programme (8:24am) have just demonstrated that you can't get R4 DAB on a car radio near the West London BBC Television centre. However, FM was fine! Interesting discussion afterwards. It's worth a Listen Again (when available). -- Ian
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July 24th 09 05:57 PM
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