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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 21:37
Replies: 41
Views: 1,441
Posted By niceguy1966
It sounds like none of the contributors to this...

It sounds like none of the contributors to this thread have actually visited any of the countries they're writing about!

:-)

Scandinavian countries are mixed economies with slightly better social...
Forum: Broadcasting 26-07-2015, 21:34
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
A letter in this week's Radio Times highlights...

A letter in this week's Radio Times highlights that every single program on ITV1 from 9:00 to after midnight 4th July was a repeat. And they did exactly the same on the 11th July. Every single...
Forum: Politics 26-07-2015, 07:43
Replies: 1,572
Views: 40,859
Posted By niceguy1966
Excellent post. Winning isn't everything!

Excellent post. Winning isn't everything!
Forum: Broadcasting 26-07-2015, 05:11
Replies: 37
Views: 2,371
Posted By niceguy1966
The BBC website is available outside the UK, but...

The BBC website is available outside the UK, but carries ads when it detects your location. Maybe they could do this on iPlayer too?
Forum: TalkTalk YouView 26-07-2015, 05:02
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By niceguy1966
Could you try the wifi dongle in the YouView box?...

Could you try the wifi dongle in the YouView box? Or is it impossible to set the configuration?

I too use powerline adaptors and have an unreliable service on Sky channels. A cable isn't an option...
Forum: Politics 26-07-2015, 04:50
Replies: 62
Views: 2,671
Posted By niceguy1966
Maybe he heard it was a requirement to be...

Maybe he heard it was a requirement to be Chancellor of the Exchequer?
Forum: Politics 25-07-2015, 17:19
Replies: 32
Views: 1,269
Posted By niceguy1966
People that are aware of the gull problem but...

People that are aware of the gull problem but turn a blind eye to it that are as bad as the gulls themselves. Apparently.
Forum: Politics 25-07-2015, 17:15
Replies: 41
Views: 914
Posted By niceguy1966
I'd rather a compromise was worked out between...

I'd rather a compromise was worked out between MPs that represented the majority of the population than a single party with minority support having unfettered power.

Maybe I'm in the minority, but...
Forum: Broadcasting 25-07-2015, 17:10
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
It doesn't matter what the BBC budget is....

It doesn't matter what the BBC budget is. Commercial channels just need to make shows people want to watch to attract advertisers.

This has been the case since day 1 of itv. Nothing has changed...
Forum: Broadcasting 25-07-2015, 10:59
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
BBC has soooooooo much money, it has lost...

BBC has soooooooo much money, it has lost virtually all sport to higher bidding commercial rivals. Your argument stood up to about 1/100th of a second's analysis.
Forum: Broadcasting 25-07-2015, 09:48
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
I (like most people) watch programs that appeal...

I (like most people) watch programs that appeal to me, on the channel they are shown on. I wouldn't avoid a good program because it has ads. Currently I am enjoying Humans on Channel 4 and Joanna...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 15:06
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
You could apply for the job of Director of...

You could apply for the job of Director of Better, as imagined on the BBC comedy W1A.

The problem is that the BBC is already too good for the commercial channels to compete against (apparently).
Forum: Politics 24-07-2015, 13:45
Replies: 74
Views: 3,893
Posted By niceguy1966
Have a biscuit. You win simplistic post of the...

Have a biscuit. You win simplistic post of the week.
Forum: Politics 24-07-2015, 13:43
Replies: 74
Views: 3,893
Posted By niceguy1966
That makes no sense to me at all. It assumes that...

That makes no sense to me at all. It assumes that all parties have to crowd around the centre ground to capture enough support. You end up with plastic politicians with no principles just waffling...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 13:10
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
No, it has a fixed income. Unlike its commercial...

No, it has a fixed income. Unlike its commercial competition, it can't increase its prices whenever it feels it can get away with it.
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 12:25
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
Again you claim removing the BBC from certain...

Again you claim removing the BBC from certain areas will make the commercial sector better. It will not. Competition makes everyone up their game. Removing the bbc from several areas will make the...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 10:43
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
Global seems to be doing ok. They operate in the...

Global seems to be doing ok. They operate in the same environment as all other commercial stations.
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 09:02
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
The commercial channels don't want to compete on...

The commercial channels don't want to compete on fair terms (i.e. the BBC to be fundeed by advertising), they just want the BBC crippled so there is one less competitor. How is that good for the...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 08:52
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
I have some sympathy with the views of Frankie,...

I have some sympathy with the views of Frankie, the BBC can always be better, like every other company in the world.

I have no sympathy with the views of Petely, complaining that the BBC is too...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 07:08
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
Please tell me which company (of any type) that...

Please tell me which company (of any type) that provides more diversity and choice than the bbc?

How can they not try to beat commercial channels but also grow audiences? One requires making less...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 06:57
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,574
Posted By niceguy1966
But you are not forced to watch programs you...

But you are not forced to watch programs you don't like. If something is depressing you, switch over, or find something else on iPlayer, or listen to the radio, or maybe browse their website.

The...
Forum: Politics 24-07-2015, 06:28
Replies: 63
Views: 2,619
Posted By niceguy1966
The Sovereign wealth funds of China, Norway,...

The Sovereign wealth funds of China, Norway, Saudi Arabia, etc don't seem to be doing too badly, and even China isn't following Communism ideals any more.
Forum: Politics 23-07-2015, 21:59
Replies: 41
Views: 914
Posted By niceguy1966
With FPTP it really doesn't matter. Only centre...

With FPTP it really doesn't matter. Only centre ground parties can win. With PR on the other hand, I expect we would see a very different mix of MPs (which is why no government elected under FPTP...
Forum: Politics 23-07-2015, 21:50
Replies: 53
Views: 1,057
Posted By niceguy1966
Great. Where do I sign to not pay for all the...

Great. Where do I sign to not pay for all the other services I currently pay for through my taxes.
Forum: Politics 23-07-2015, 20:52
Replies: 1,572
Views: 40,859
Posted By niceguy1966
More likely none.

More likely none.
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