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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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December 15th 17 11:24 AM
by Davey Go to last post
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RFID wallets by Mike
On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:12:34 +0000, Mike wrote: On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:19:25 -0000, "Brian Gaff" wrote: I have looked at some of these wallets, but I'm seriously thinking that asking for a non contactless card might be a good idea I have just asked my bank if I can have a non-contactless card and they said no.
December 15th 17 10:11 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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Volume management not. by Brian Gaff
I notice over the last couple of weeks that channel volumes on the freeview stations are drifting more and more apart. Have the recently got rid of all sound engineers or is this another case of who cares its only the telly? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
December 15th 17 09:17 AM
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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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December 13th 17 08:17 AM
by Andy Burns[_12_] Go to last post
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Sony Android TV's and screen mirroring? by Kenny
Bravia 4K 2015, bought 2016, Screen Mirroring/Miracast not working right, I think it was a recent firmware update caused it though it always seemed a bit iffy. Laptop sees the TV and the desktop appears on TV but it seems to freeze there, doing anything on laptop is not followed on TV. It may appear 5 minutes or more later but slow and jerky. Mobile phone which connected to TV before now...
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December 12th 17 06:57 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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RFID wallets by Jim Lesurf[_2_]
In article , Woody wrote: Hold a bright LED torch behind the card and you can see the chip - very often in the lower right when the card is viewed from the front. A 2mm drill through the chip will kill it completely. Is it established that this does not invalidate the card or cause it to cease working via contact?
December 12th 17 10:33 AM
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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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December 10th 17 09:42 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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December 10th 17 03:12 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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December 10th 17 12:36 PM
by The Other John[_2_] Go to last post
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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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December 10th 17 10:57 AM
by Robin[_8_] Go to last post
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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
by Andy Burns[_12_] Go to last post
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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
by Max Demian Go to last post
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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
by Vir Campestris Go to last post
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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
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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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
by Ian Jackson[_7_] Go to last post
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When they show old stuff... by Brian Gaff
Does anyone even bother to listen to the sound track to see if you can actually understand it? An old episode of Colombo and one of the Avengers I encountered recently suggest that they do not. In the case of Colombo there seemed to be a kind of buzzing on the sound, while on the Avengers it sounded like some aggressive form of noise gate was being used that took away almost everything low...
December 5th 17 08:41 AM
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2018 Q1 700 MHz Clearance details by Mark Carver[_2_]
http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/operations/700mhz_clearance/clearance_events_in_q1_2018 Reigate becomes an SFN with Crystal P Haslemere gains the three main COM muxes Ridge Hill appears to be moving to Hertfordshire -- Mark Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.
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December 5th 17 01:20 AM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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BBC Drivel update. by Brian Gaff
Changes to the BBC Privacy and Cookies Policy Changes to the BBC Privacy and Cookies Policy Hello, We've made some changes to the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy. We've done this so that we can introduce new features, while protecting your data and
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December 1st 17 10:09 AM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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Does the BBC allocate HD to different areas ? by Phi
I am streaming from the North East at the moment, but the picture looks slightly blurred. I switched to London but still there was no HD available there either, perhaps it was the low value of the programme.
November 30th 17 08:57 PM
by Graham.[_12_] Go to last post
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My5 awful to use by Clive Page[_4_]
We missed an episode of a series on Channel 5 so last night tried to use the "catch up" service called My5. It was just awful. It took a lot of hassle to get it started at all (accepting 3rd party cookies, disabling ad-blocking, etc). When we paused and resumed a couple of times it insisted on starting at the beginning of the programme again. Each time it started with a set of 5 adverts that...
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November 23rd 17 11:16 PM
by JNugent[_4_] Go to last post
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