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RE: RIP Terry Jones

A true leg end

God bless

Ridley Scott's A Christmas Carol

Thoroughly enjoyed the first episode. Much moreso than the recent War of the Worlds with its silly feminist revision.

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RE: [VIDEO] Election 2019

Jeremy who?

What an utter waste of an opportunity.

Never mind Len, you've always got your mega pension to fall back on.

RE: [VIDEO] BBC is making a Victorian-era War of the Worlds TV series

Having now payed the trailer...... it's official..... I'm afeared!

RE: Facing facts

I know, I know......but 33p for Goldfinger double disc with booklet. It makes me want to weep!

I do also have a drawer full (and a box in the loft) of good quality stereo VHS tapes of mainly concerts and music docs taped from Sky on a high end Sony VCR. Most are on lovely BASF chrome 4 hour tapes.

Of course, the subject matter and much, much more is now free on YouTube.

Still at least my box of 80s and 90s Playboy magazines, also in the loft,a are appreciating nicely. 

And yes, the Sony VCR and much more besides is up there too.

Just waiting for a new show called Crap in the Attic to begin.

RE: [VIDEO] BBC is making a Victorian-era War of the Worlds TV series

Speaking of syncing DSotM and the Wizard of Oz......apparently you can watch any Dominic Cummings interview to The Cuckoo Waltz for much the same effect.

RE: Paracetamol shortage

If I was a school nurse, I'd be in a right tizzy.

Facing facts

A couple of days ago, I was in British Heart Foundation charity shop, which is one of the more 'expensive' charity shops, and even it was selling dvds at 3 for a pound including numerous Bond double disc ultimate (ha!) editions. It reinforced that my dvds are now next to worthless. In fact, I should be charging them rent for my shelf space. 

Fast forward a few years and it will be, Grandad, what are these? Why do you keep them?

I may as well have collected coal scuttles or poss tubs.

My house has become a museum!!

What to do??

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Cack handed Cummings comes a cropper.

Ha ha ha.

The self confessed 'confused arts graduate' should perhaps stick to what he knows best, writing rambling and rather puerile blogs.

Ha ha ha.

Brexiteers and the Big Short

Anyone would think that Boris and Rees Mogg, pushed along by the egomaniac Cummings had a plan to short sterling and then f*** off.

How come Laura Lightweight and her media cronies can't see this?

RE: Yes...PPI comes to an end at last

Don't bet on that.

What about ' missed the PPI deadline and not your fault?' satellite litigation!

Can I just say..........Scumbag Banks!


Humax Youview box

Having ditched a Sky TV package a couple of years ago we tried relying on the pvr function but it was a bit hit and miss. I tried faster usb sticks and powered hubs but there was still glitches in recordings.

Then  I came across BT Youview boxes on eBay. I bought a secondhand boxed one for £50. I'm very impressed!

It has a slick interface. Twin Freeview tuners, hdmi and scart output so I can SD record to my  old Panasonic dvd her recorder if I want to.

The best thing is a 500gb hard drive and nice GUI.

I had a BT plug in wifi extender and have plugged an ethernet cable from that to the box.

As a relatively inexpensive one off cost to replace a Sky box it is very good value and seems well built and a nice ergonomic and weighty remote.

RE: [VIDEO] Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

A lot of very well connected people ( rank perverts ) will be breathing sighs of relief......unless JE uploaded the whole story to the cloud???

RE: Dvd storage without cases....

If anyone is interested, I'm going to try this,

The drawers are A4 size and I will place the dvd inserts in side by side landscape style with the discs inside the paper 'envelope' made by the inserts. I reckon I will fit about 20 per drawer, 2 piles of 10 side by side.

The drawers are faux leather so I hope scratch free.

Best of all, reasonably easy access and much less space.

Even SWMBO seems happy with the idea.

RE: [VIDEO] 50th anniversay of moon landing

Not so sure that Mike Collinsnh the short straw because he had a ride home had Eagle messed up. 

Watching it now, when Grayling couldn't manage building a railway, really drives home the cutting edge engineering at the time.

RE: Dvd storage without cases....

Cheers for that, I'll have a look.

I can't believe no-one has exploited the gap in the market.

If I find anything promising I'll report back.

Dvd storage without cases....

........but with paper inserts.

Any ideas?

We need to create some space. I've looked at those zip up disc wallets but there's nowhere to keep the insert along with the disc.

Ideally I'd like an insert size vinyl sleeve with a disc pocket.

Kind of a marsupial wallet.

Then I can shove shove them into a box.

Never to be seen again.

De-cluttering? That would require some serious therapy.

I'd rip them but don't know of reliable software which do so nearly automatically.

RE: [VIDEO] Top Gear really is back!

It's a good point Jitendar but the analogous point is where manufacturers place petrol caps. 

Politician just haven't thought it through and electric cars will only work as a concept if only 5 to 10 % of the population use them. 

It's Waitrose motoring.

Andy Murray injured again.....

..... apparently he tried to chest bump Serena.

Hope Solo.....

Think I've got a crush!

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Can someone please put a sock in that Laura Lightweight who has all of the gravitas of a slow punctured beachball.

RE: [VIDEO] His Dark Materials (HBO | BBC)

Pass me a glacier mint and shurrup!

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Blimey......Ned was stabbed in the shower and it was all a dream??

RE: [VIDEO] Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury story)

It was only about 22 minutes which make it more amazing

I never swallowed any of the cool/not cool crap

Not afraid to say that Joy Division always were and ever will be a crock

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

ERG is all about shorting shares, isn't it? 

Why does Laura Kuenssberg never ask about that?

Doesn't she understand how it works.

It is not about political ideology it is about cold hard cash.


RE: Such a shame...RIP Mark Hollis.

Thanks for this Si and RiP Mark.

Gonna play my vinyl Spirit of Eden on phones this evening.

He had a great voice and created some beautiful melodies.

So sad.

RE: Crazy weather

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

I was out in the garden today and saw a Painted Lady butterfly on the daffodils. Friendly things, it came and landed on my arm as I was putting a few lupins in. Yes, yes, I know. 

Bumble bees out too. Hope they're not out too early. Last year l was scooping up bumble bees crawling over the lawn that had got wet and cold and letting them warm up on the back of hand before they were warm enough to motor up and fly away.

Sanded and painted the garage door frame which is one job out of the way.

Crazy weather

My birthday is in February. No, this isn't a heads up for those that missed it. My point is it is often snowing for my birthday. What is it with this crazy weather and how are you making use of it?

Honda to close Swindon factory

Right. Suggest we all stop eating Japanese whale meat.

That'll teach them.

You never know until you try......

My sat nav system in my Toyota was not working.

So I took it out of the dash.

Took it apart.

Fixed it.

And put it back.

I think there should be a national awards show for stuff like this.

What would your entry be?

Here's the deed being done

This item was edited on Saturday, 16th February 2019, 08:30