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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:56
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By Spot
The best way to fund public services is to have a...

The best way to fund public services is to have a thriving economy, not drag entrepreneurs down to the point where they can't be bothered to make much effort, or alternatively they move to another...
Forum: Advice 26-01-2015, 08:00
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By Spot
Or just be aware of expiry dates and allow...

Or just be aware of expiry dates and allow several days if shopping online.

The coupons I had which expired yesterday were issued some time before Christmas, so they do give the customers several...
Forum: General Discussion 24-01-2015, 16:56
Replies: 39
Views: 1,066
Posted By Spot
My boiler is 25 years old and still going strong....

My boiler is 25 years old and still going strong. The plumber who services it says 'the gas board' would have condemned it years ago, but he says a lot of the parts which might fail are actually...
Forum: Broadcasting 23-01-2015, 15:18
Replies: 271
Views: 9,083
Posted By Spot
You could hardly get a better argument in favour...

You could hardly get a better argument in favour of maintaining the licence fee.

If you really want to know what would happen to the BBC, look at Channel 4.

(Although with this caveat - that the...
Forum: Radio 23-01-2015, 15:02
Replies: 42
Views: 4,280
Posted By Spot
I'm in my 50s now but Radio 4 was always the...

I'm in my 50s now but Radio 4 was always the place I'd go for proper news even in my teens. So I'm not sure what you mean really. I don't think Radio 4 is really aimed at any particular age group.
Forum: Technical 21-01-2015, 15:56
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Spot
Yes and as each mux is a single frequency...

Yes and as each mux is a single frequency network, depending on location you might be receiving from more than one site and they should reinforce each other. I'm no expert so if anyone wants to...
Forum: Technical 21-01-2015, 14:55
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Spot
The frequencyfinder site I linked to above gives...

The frequencyfinder site I linked to above gives a complete list of transmitters for the different muxes and the powers of each - but isn't it the case that with DAB you could be picking up bits of...
Forum: Technical 21-01-2015, 09:03
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Spot
http://www.frequencyfinder.org.uk/

http://www.frequencyfinder.org.uk/
Forum: Broadcasting 18-01-2015, 17:56
Replies: 271
Views: 9,083
Posted By Spot
It can't though. For all the reasons discussed...

It can't though. For all the reasons discussed here a million times before. The equipment needed would have to be supplied to viewers at a huge cost which isn't going to happen, and in any case...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-01-2015, 17:16
Replies: 271
Views: 9,083
Posted By Spot
Er, actually I live in a constituency which was...

Er, actually I live in a constituency which was Labour until a by-election in 2009 and which on paper Labour ought to win back if they can ever get their act together.

The neighbouring consituency...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-01-2015, 16:54
Replies: 271
Views: 9,083
Posted By Spot
Do you honestly think David Cameron sees any...

Do you honestly think David Cameron sees any political mileage at all in being the Prime Minsiter who puts an end to The Archers - undoubtedly a fixture in the lives of a huge number of his...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-01-2015, 13:51
Replies: 271
Views: 9,083
Posted By Spot
The most important thing is reach, not...

The most important thing is reach, not share.

The value of the BBC isn't primarily in achieving audiences of several million
for any individual programme - although it's obviously a nice bonus when...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-01-2015, 11:50
Replies: 271
Views: 9,083
Posted By Spot
I'm sorry but you don't know that at all. Even...

I'm sorry but you don't know that at all.

Even Labour have woken up to the idea that this country can't keep living beyond way its means. We are already paying huge sums in tax just to cover...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-01-2015, 09:08
Replies: 271
Views: 9,083
Posted By Spot
In which case a lot of us need to vote...

In which case a lot of us need to vote Conservative. ;-)

I used to take a very actve part in defending the BBC in all the ant-licence fee debates - less so recently as i got so bored with the...
Forum: Politics 17-01-2015, 14:58
Replies: 221
Views: 5,136
Posted By Spot
However there are now several fixed tarrifs...

However there are now several fixed tarrifs available which undercut the cheapest fix of a few months ago. Expect more of these as the drop in wholesale gas prices- much of which has only happened...
Forum: General Discussion 17-01-2015, 14:02
Replies: 77
Views: 2,612
Posted By Spot
Yes, that is what will happen. It's only...

Yes, that is what will happen.

It's only because we have had the same monarch since changing every single coin presently in circulation that she is the only one on our coinage.

Of-course over time...
Forum: Politics 17-01-2015, 13:11
Replies: 58
Views: 1,492
Posted By Spot
Well here in the UK I seem to remember that in...

Well here in the UK I seem to remember that in 2010, at the end of the Labour administration, we had somehow got ourselves into a situation where people earning 50k per year, including some MPs,...
Forum: Politics 17-01-2015, 07:32
Replies: 79
Views: 2,213
Posted By Spot
it's just because there are two prominent Labour...

it's just because there are two prominent Labour politicans called Ed. So you have Miliband who is Little Ed, and then there is Ed Balls.....
Forum: General Discussion 16-01-2015, 19:56
Replies: 77
Views: 2,612
Posted By Spot
Those of us who were around before decimalisation...

Those of us who were around before decimalisation will remember not just George VI coins but pennies and halfpennies from the reigns of George V, Edward VII and Queen Victoria. (Edward VIII wasn't...
Forum: Politics 16-01-2015, 19:36
Replies: 79
Views: 2,213
Posted By Spot
Far be it from me to defend the Libdems, but...

Far be it from me to defend the Libdems, but isn't that largely down to the fact that people can't quite grasp that they didn't actually win the election. The fact that they are the minority partner...
Forum: Politics 16-01-2015, 18:05
Replies: 221
Views: 5,136
Posted By Spot
They would still have to buy the fuel at the...

They would still have to buy the fuel at the prevailing market rate, pay all the green subsidies, transmission costs etc and then find the hundreds of billions which everyone agrees is needed to...
Forum: Radio 16-01-2015, 17:52
Replies: 82
Views: 4,896
Posted By Spot
Sort of true, but you have to remember that in...

Sort of true, but you have to remember that in 1967, very few people over 30 were pop music fans. It's so different today when it wouldn't be particularly remarkable if a cabinet minister confessed...
Forum: Politics 16-01-2015, 15:11
Replies: 59
Views: 1,824
Posted By Spot
You would love the BBC to stop chasing ratings...

You would love the BBC to stop chasing ratings with a handful of its programmes because you would then perversely claim that the BBC had ceased to be relevant to the lives of many people and cite low...
Forum: General Discussion 16-01-2015, 14:15
Replies: 77
Views: 2,612
Posted By Spot
When I was young there were loads of people born...

When I was young there were loads of people born in Victoria's reign, including three of my four grandparents. Odd to think there isn't a single one left now.

Now the majority of the population has...
Forum: Politics 16-01-2015, 14:06
Replies: 59
Views: 1,824
Posted By Spot
Never seen any of them and don't wish to, but...

Never seen any of them and don't wish to, but that still leaves about 99.9% of the BBC's output, much of which bears no relation to a handful of cherry-picked examples to suit yoru argument.
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