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Pete T

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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2010, 11:13:25 PM »
Heathrow

Ha, spotted the Fawlty Towers joke..

"Mr Faulty, heathrow my hamster away.."
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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2010, 12:56:22 PM »
I think this free digibox thing has now developed a mind of its own. Wish I could. I was recording something on ITV4 and went outside to rake the dead moss out of the front garden. Phew, rock and roll. Anyway - by the time I got back, it had somehow changed to the 'Yesterday' channel!

On the basis that I don't understand anything,

1. Is this possible?
2. If it isn't, would I know?
3. Is there a moss/satellite incompatability issue they're keeping quiet?

Looking forward to hearing your responses, bearing in mind that I probably won't understand it....so if in doubt, just make something up. And I do realise that I need to aerate the soil more.



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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2010, 01:24:03 PM »
If you'd set a rminder for something on the Yesterday channel, the box may go to that channell at the appointed time, the box I had before I went for Sky+ used to do it, the + box doesn't.

Ps, what were you raking the moss with?  An electric scarifier or were you doing it manually with a wire rake.  Also, it is a rock'n'roll thing to do.  It gets a mention in 'Your Song'.  Phew Elton John.

When you aerate, will you be putting sand down as well to improve the drainage?

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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2010, 01:56:48 PM »
. I was recording something on ITV4 and went outside to rake the dead moss out of the front garden. Phew, rock and roll. Anyway - by the time I got back, it had somehow changed to the 'Yesterday' channel!

Similar to me and the (ex) Mrs. We had a video tape just of daughter's birthdays, from the first onwards. Wanting to present it to her when she buggered off from the house*. Anyway, got to the 10th birthday or so, mother in law baby sat, she wanted the video to watch. We got back at whatever time, and mysteriously, the tape was full of some  TV programme that was on that night! 10yrs work down the swanny.   

*  At the time, I didn't think I'd be buggering off from the house before she did   ::) 

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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2010, 02:19:41 PM »
Ps, what were you raking the moss with?  An electric scarifier or were you doing it manually with a wire rake...

I've been using a neighbour's wire lawn rake. I'm surprised how much of what I thought was a reasonably maintained lawn has turned out to be moss! I think some re-seeding will be required in due course.

When you aerate, will you be putting sand down as well to improve the drainage?

Sharp Sand, yes.

If you'd set a rminder for something on the Yesterday channel, the box may go to that channell at the appointed time...

Hmm, I didn't consciously set a reminder - but then I didn't consciously decide to leave the patio doors open all night either...(thinks) what's the operating range of a remote control? Could my other neighbour inadvertantly change my channel whilst changing theirs?

Jules - bouncing text...I can't read what I'm writing....might this improve with V2?
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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2010, 02:35:37 PM »
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...(thinks) what's the operating range of a remote control? Could my other neighbour inadvertantly change my channel whilst changing theirs?


And that spookily (and probably annoyingly to those reading this) reminds me of another time when I was doing some work for a week for EUFA and drove one of their fleet of Ford Galaxy's. I parked mine next to another Galaxy, and my remote key fob worked his as well. Brilliant. Had a great time all week, sneaking into his car, putting his seat forward one notch, then backwards one notch, rearranged some stuff in his car. He was well freaked out by the end of the week.  And the corporate brollies, jackets and other goodies he'd blagged, and was so proud of, and I stole, I did put back in his car on the last day. Happy days and my best job ever. The Amstel girls were another story :)   

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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2010, 02:42:26 PM »
Jules - bouncing text...  ....might this improve with V2?

Don't write so much.. ;D

I can't read what I'm writing....

..we can't understand it either.. ::) :-*
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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2010, 03:59:13 PM »
Jules - bouncing text...  ....might this improve with V2?

Don't write so much.. ;D

I can't read what I'm writing....

..we can't understand it either.. ::) :-*

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« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2010, 04:23:26 PM »
Forget sharp sand as a remedy for a poor lawn....the ultimate cure...paving and far less time consuming...

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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2010, 07:02:13 PM »
Jules - bouncing text...I can't read what I'm writing....might this improve with V2?


I hope so, as there's no patch available on 1.1.11 yet. In the meantime, if you're using IE8, a reminder that you could click the compatability icon on the first browser toolbar (looks like a page torn in half). This sets it back to IE 7 behaviours, which are a little less energetic. Copy your post content before clicking the button though and then paste it back in, otherwise you'll lose it.



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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2010, 07:50:49 PM »
Forget sharp sand as a remedy for a poor lawn....the ultimate cure...paving and far less time consuming...

Well that's the remedy taken by just about everybody else in my street/area/life in general. I'm convinced that the need for a third runway at Heathrow is mainly down to the problem of knotweed in the area. As St Evil will no doubt confirm (that's your cue, Mr Saint....and in three two one....oh...) the spores get carried in the wind, block the vents of the Boeing 666 and they all crash into the Feltham Kwik-E-Mart. Mind you, everyone else in my street/area/life in general has at least three cars. I have none. Mind you, you need a car out here in the sticks. We've only got 4 trains an hour to Vic, 4 trains an hour to Waterloo, buses that do all the diagonal bits, and the Northern Line 20 mins away.

In the meantime, if you're using IE8, a reminder that you could click the compatability icon on the first browser toolbar (looks like a page torn in half). This sets it back to IE 7 behaviours, which are a little less energetic. Copy your post content before clicking the button though and then paste it back in, otherwise you'll lose it.

Ahh yes, I distinctly remember forgetting about this. And it works! All was well until I inserted Jules quote. Then I couldn't do anything without it bouncing. I copied, hit the button, pasted...and all this bit is now behaving properly! Now let's see those sheds!
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« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2010, 10:37:03 PM »
3-2-1-confirmed ;D

Do I have to repeat that knotweed isn't a problem, Heathrow is...

If your theory is correct, organise the protestors into a knotweed feasting orgy and problem solved....

Like the shed.

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« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2010, 12:24:56 AM »
Knotweed does not produce spores. It's a dicot. It has seeds, and is insect pollinated.

My shed, inside, outside, and the view from the door.
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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2010, 12:33:30 PM »
My shed, inside, outside, and the view from the door.

Great Valerie Singleton, Pete....now that's a shed! It certainly puts my two small erections to shame.

It's a dicot.

Isn't that the place with the power station? Has a Railway Centre?

Do I have to repeat that knotweed isn't a problem, Heathrow is...

Not to me you don't.

What happened to the concept of more people being able to work from home and meetings taking place on line, thereby reducing the need for car and air travel?
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Re: This 'ere digital TV rip off
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2010, 05:03:00 PM »
What happened to the concept of more people being able to work from home and meetings taking place on line, thereby reducing the need for car and air travel?

Hell Nick, we're communicating, and I'm 700 miles away..

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