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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 19-06-2014, 01:50
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By Mr Madras
I have double the ram but a similar CPU. Running...

I have double the ram but a similar CPU. Running utorrent will affect anything which depends on the net, from browser to BBC iplayer and Netflix. I like utorrent, so rather than dump it, I changed...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-06-2014, 01:25
Replies: 36
Views: 5,579
Posted By Mr Madras
Now that's interesting. You rank Judith just...

Now that's interesting. You rank Judith just above CJ? I'd put Daphne there. She annoys me far more than Judith does. The rest of the list, I agree with. I like Pat too. Clever without being snide,...
Forum: Broadband Internet 18-06-2014, 21:31
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
And that's not at all patronising. Just how big a...

And that's not at all patronising. Just how big a hole do you intend to dig for yourself?
Forum: Broadband Internet 18-06-2014, 20:07
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
That is not what line rental is supposed to be...

That is not what line rental is supposed to be there for. It's a hangover from the days of nationalisation. It is kept as a separate charge for a reason. It is there to reflect the cost of putting in...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 18-06-2014, 19:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mr Madras
Add: No is the answer to that. Changing the DNS...

Add: No is the answer to that. Changing the DNS and IP settings only removes all apps and the standard UK/Ireland country setting. Or it just makes the box freeze.
Forum: Broadband Internet 18-06-2014, 18:48
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
My figures were way off. According to ispreview,...

My figures were way off. According to ispreview, BT looks after 17.6m fixed lines.So, if 7.28 a month is a true reflection of what it costs to maintain a fixed line, it generates around 3bn a year...
Forum: Broadband Internet 18-06-2014, 17:42
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
Err...it appears to be you who has not the...

Err...it appears to be you who has not the slightest clue what 'anecdotal evidence' means. It is evidence based on personal experience. A very small sample, which, in this case, is just you. It's...
Forum: Broadband Internet 18-06-2014, 17:30
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
Not quite: Openreach is part of BT and was forced...

Not quite: Openreach is part of BT and was forced to lower its prices by Ofcom:

'These new prices will come into effect on 1 April...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 18-06-2014, 01:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mr Madras
Very helpful info there, ovbg. Thanks. Now...

Very helpful info there, ovbg. Thanks.

Now wondering if my Panasonic bluray (BD79) can be modded so I can use it as a dedicated Netflix US device?. It's a sub 100 machine - I think it was 60 - so...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 18-06-2014, 01:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mr Madras
Seriously? I thought it was truly dire.

Seriously? I thought it was truly dire.
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 18-06-2014, 00:44
Replies: 80
Views: 9,011
Posted By Mr Madras
My imagination? Seduced by something new and...

My imagination? Seduced by something new and shiny? Or, post-upgrade, are the apps quicker to load and more stable? BBC iPlayer and 4OD used to be a pain before. Not any more. Even Plex seems to load...
Forum: Broadband Internet 17-06-2014, 22:37
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
Over the last decade, BT alone will have raked in...

Over the last decade, BT alone will have raked in 10-20bn or more from line rental. The estimate for providing fibre connections for all of the UK was estimated at 30bn not too long ago, so I'm not...
Forum: Broadband Internet 17-06-2014, 22:18
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
Ah....the 'here's my anecdotal evidence'...

Ah....the 'here's my anecdotal evidence' error.

I have family in Lille, Paris, St Etienne, Tarbes, Oloron and Toulon. So, yes, I have used their systems.
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 17-06-2014, 19:09
Replies: 80
Views: 9,011
Posted By Mr Madras
Fifteen minutes ago, my box still hadn't...

Fifteen minutes ago, my box still hadn't auto-updated. Lost patience and did a factory reset. That has fixed it. I now have ITV Player and BBC Sport. I like the new interface. Not so keen on having...
Forum: Broadband Internet 17-06-2014, 17:32
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
1. Ofcom - never knowingly competent since...

1. Ofcom - never knowingly competent since 2003

2. There is no real competition in this country. BT offers wholesale services to over 1400 ISPs. BT still rakes in most of what we pay in line rental,...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 17-06-2014, 01:19
Replies: 52
Views: 5,461
Posted By Mr Madras
CBS have been trailing the new season for a few...

CBS have been trailing the new season for a few weeks now. If I recall, CH5 were about five weeks behind the US airings, so Marti's suggestion of an August start sounds right.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 17-06-2014, 01:07
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mr Madras
+1 to the suggestion to use Handbrake. It can...

+1 to the suggestion to use Handbrake. It can make fantastic quality rips.
Forum: Broadband Internet 17-06-2014, 00:53
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
Really? If it's not utter cack, I'll get the same...

Really? If it's not utter cack, I'll get the same service for 16 a month less. I don't call that at all strange.

I'm with plusnet. My line has 'failed' at least a dozen times (usually when...
Forum: Radio 17-06-2014, 00:25
Replies: 35
Views: 4,237
Posted By Mr Madras
Whiley I really like, but Zoe Ball? She is about...

Whiley I really like, but Zoe Ball? She is about as interesting as listening to a plank. And Sara Cox? On her recent stand-in gigs, she sounded inept.
Forum: Broadband Internet 16-06-2014, 16:14
Replies: 47
Views: 7,956
Posted By Mr Madras
+1 to that, though my line rental is nearer 16...

+1 to that, though my line rental is nearer 16 than 10.

The moment Relish comes to my area, I'm dumping my fixed line FTTC service.
Forum: Movies 16-06-2014, 15:49
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Mr Madras
'F***ing Lutz?'....first laugh of the movie and...

'F***ing Lutz?'....first laugh of the movie and totally unexpected. I thought Ralph Fiennes was excellent as M Gustave. I also thought Anderson did the whole Mittel European look and feel very well...
Forum: Fashion and Beauty 13-06-2014, 03:28
Replies: 24
Views: 4,927
Posted By Mr Madras
This is quite probably the most facile response...

This is quite probably the most facile response I've read in quite some time. :D:D:D:D
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 13-06-2014, 03:18
Replies: 80
Views: 9,011
Posted By Mr Madras
Not sure if it would. I'm on an FTTC connection....

Not sure if it would. I'm on an FTTC connection. My IP shows my location as London, Reading or Luton. I'm nowhere within 300km of any of the three.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-05-2014, 18:38
Replies: 36
Views: 5,579
Posted By Mr Madras
Rachel is one of those people I warmed to at...

Rachel is one of those people I warmed to at first sight. Didn't know she'd been on OC though. As Victoria Coren pushed herself forward, my interest in OC waned. IIRC Coren got quite flirty with...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-05-2014, 19:28
Replies: 104
Views: 6,323
Posted By Mr Madras
Seriously? There's no comparison. It's Jon Snow...

Seriously? There's no comparison. It's Jon Snow who ought to be thinking seriously of calling it a day. I fear for NN after Paxman departs.
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