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by Cunobelin
10 Dec 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1092

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

If you are on a Samsung TV then BBC have put out changes to iplayer that mean you can no longer watch it on many models. No warning from this state monopoly ( We'll get more of this if Jerry gets in ) and the best that Samsung can offer is an update sometime next year. ..... You mean if Corbyn gets...
by Cunobelin
10 Dec 2019, 6:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1092

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

It was publicised, as is the problem with Netflix

It is the old problem of Microsoft, DRM and software changes. There is an explanation here

Note that some Roku boxes are affected as well
by Cunobelin
10 Dec 2019, 6:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

Quick remedy Length of 22 mm PVC pipe cut slightly wider than seat rail, then cut two recesses in the ends. This will then push-fit onto the rails... for more security a couple of zip-ties will ensure a solid fit That's a nice idea, but I foresee complications, as rear light brackets aren't usually...
by Cunobelin
8 Dec 2019, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21226

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Talking of trees ............. the various parties are saying they're going to plant (countless) millions of trees. Where are they going to plant them? Not round here I hope, as we have too many of the damned things as it is! If it the Tories they will plant one and then claim that all the existing...
by Cunobelin
8 Dec 2019, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21226

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Somewhat between bemused and angry listening to a Tory as. The background music was Zadok the Priest, written, of course, by Handel. It is meant to sound patriotic. Handel was an German immigrant. He was an economic migrant. And a marvelous, creative musician. On the other hand, the Tories are lyin...
by Cunobelin
8 Dec 2019, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21226

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Talking of trees ............. the various parties are saying they're going to plant (countless) millions of trees. Where are they going to plant them? Not round here I hope, as we have too many of the damned things as it is! If it the Tories they will plant one and then claim that all the existing...
by Cunobelin
8 Dec 2019, 9:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21226

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

When I was a student, in pre-internet days, we reckoned to get a balanced view you should subscribe to the Telegraph, Socialist Worker & the Beano! :D I used to work with a chap who was an avid reader of the DM referring to it as his paper and spouting some of it's bile,I told to buy the Mornin...
by Cunobelin
7 Dec 2019, 8:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hotel laundry service?
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: hotel laundry service?

Two other options....
Many places still have launderettes
Poste Restante is the ability to post clothes to a to a post office. PIck up in the afternoon, repack the worn stuff and post home
by Cunobelin
7 Dec 2019, 7:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE trike front boom for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: ICE trike front boom

ICE are also very helpful... They fitted a Schlumpf HSD to the boom of my Gekko
by Cunobelin
7 Dec 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

Quick remedy

Length of 22 mm PVC pipe cut slightly wider than seat rail, then cut two recesses in the ends. This will then push-fit onto the rails... for more security a couple of zip-ties will ensure a solid fit
by Cunobelin
30 Nov 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 390
Views: 7605

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Don't know about his spelling, but the editors certainly spent a lot of time correcting his articles!

This one was earlier this month. A simple error or another downright lie?
by Cunobelin
30 Nov 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 390
Views: 7605

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Yes it was in cabinet papers released after 30 years. Johnson's cabinet is as far to to the right as Hatton was to the left in terms of British politics. A number of the BNP general election pledges in 2005 are now Conservative party policies. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/thatcher...
by Cunobelin
30 Nov 2019, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 390
Views: 7605

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Brexit? As long as JOhnson, Farage, Gove, Cummings et al keep promising Brexit theu=y will have supporters. They cannot do anything wrong as long as they stick to that "Promise" Look at the number supporting and voting for a "Party" that refuses to register as such to avoid scrut...
by Cunobelin
28 Nov 2019, 6:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1212

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

I remember a few years ago, a woman arriving in the department demanding a "back X-Ray" Explained that as it involves a radiation dose, it has to be requested by a Doctor under certain criteria, so not possible. Off she goes to make a formal complaint about our attitude. Turns out she was ...
by Cunobelin
27 Nov 2019, 6:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles
Replies: 40
Views: 1559

Re: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles

mjr wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:
mjr wrote:Do you also see speed and red light cameras as totalitarian government?


I would object to Shell or BP running them

Ok, do you object to police acting on evidence from privately-run bike/dash cameras?



I would object to Shell and BP doing so, I have no problem with the Police doing so