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Forum: Broadcasting 20-02-2015, 06:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mark Smith
I've never had problems with Netflix, but I...

I've never had problems with Netflix, but I recommend always watching online video services over a fixed LAN connection if possible, not wifi which is prone to interference and more likely to...
Forum: Radio 08-01-2015, 20:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mark Smith
Well I called it the Essex mux because it mostly...

Well I called it the Essex mux because it mostly covers Essex, and also of course part of south Suffolk. And it carries BBC Essex and what used to be Essex Radio but is now probably Heart or...
Forum: Radio 08-01-2015, 06:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mark Smith
I'm in Sudbury actually. FM reception is fine in...

I'm in Sudbury actually. FM reception is fine in my car but awful in the house, I have no idea why. DAB reception of the national and Essex muxes is rock solid. Why are the same radios picking up DAB...
Forum: Broadcasting 06-01-2015, 20:24
Replies: 27
Views: 3,545
Posted By Mark Smith
BT Sport shouldn't have anything exclusively live...

BT Sport shouldn't have anything exclusively live until they make the channel more widely available. Talktalk subscribers are currently frozen out from being able to watch BT Sport even though they...
Forum: Politics 01-01-2015, 11:43
Replies: 61
Views: 2,498
Posted By Mark Smith
That's hardly unique to the Tories is it? When...

That's hardly unique to the Tories is it? When was the last time any government was voted in by more than half the population, or anything near it?
Forum: Radio 01-01-2015, 11:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mark Smith
2015 now, and still no news of local DAB muxes...

2015 now, and still no news of local DAB muxes for Suffolk or Cumbria. I find it especially frustrating trying to listen to football on BBC Radio Suffolk because the FM signal is awful and online...
Forum: Radio 01-01-2015, 11:13
Replies: 34
Views: 3,550
Posted By Mark Smith
It surely would have made more sense for War and...

It surely would have made more sense for War and Peace to be on Radio 4 Extra? Everyone should now be able to get this station in some way even if they don't have DAB.
Forum: General Discussion 27-12-2014, 23:40
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Mark Smith
You must've had the same set of crackers as we...

You must've had the same set of crackers as we did. Ours had that joke, and also...

What do you buy a train driver for Christmas?

Platform shoes

Deep groan...
Forum: General Discussion 23-12-2014, 18:34
Replies: 108
Views: 3,321
Posted By Mark Smith
I don't do "Xmas", whatever that is, but I do do...

I don't do "Xmas", whatever that is, but I do do Christmas. Although there are some parts I don't bother with, such as sending cards or putting up decorations.
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 21:15
Replies: 57
Views: 2,869
Posted By Mark Smith
Controversial opinion but I think the people who...

Controversial opinion but I think the people who take multiple attempts to pass are in the end better drivers because they've had to work harder to learn from their mistakes.

I failed my test three...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 14-11-2014, 06:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,809
Posted By Mark Smith
GetFrodo asked me to expand on my experience with...

GetFrodo asked me to expand on my experience with iOS8 on the iPad 2 so here I am.

I'm currently running version 8.0.2. I haven't updated to 8.1 yet because the (32GB) device is running quite low on...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 27-10-2014, 19:40
Replies: 45
Views: 6,722
Posted By Mark Smith
Good advice. I really regret "upgrading" my iPad...

Good advice. I really regret "upgrading" my iPad 2 to iOS 8. It now runs even more slowly than it did under iOS7. I'll be ordering the Air 2 on Black Friday, hopefully it will be discounted then,...
Forum: General Discussion 26-09-2014, 18:45
Replies: 186
Views: 5,421
Posted By Mark Smith
I hope not. Pubs have been so much more pleasant...

I hope not. Pubs have been so much more pleasant since smoking was banned.
Forum: General Discussion 21-09-2014, 11:27
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By Mark Smith
Miliband is blocking that because he doesn't want...

Miliband is blocking that because he doesn't want his 41 Scottish MPs in Westminster to be excluded from votes that only affect England. If that's the case, England should have it's own Parliament....
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2014, 06:31
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Mark Smith
I went there in June. Planned to spend the...

I went there in June. Planned to spend the morning there and it ended up taking nearly all day, which meant missing out on the museums because they were closed the following day (Monday). It was...
Forum: Mobile Phones 25-07-2014, 22:51
Replies: 3,098
Views: 311,150
Posted By Mark Smith
No further 4G expansion in East Anglia either. In...

No further 4G expansion in East Anglia either. In December Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich as well as a few other places such as Braintree were included but there has been no further expansion since...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 19-07-2014, 22:08
Replies: 40
Views: 3,730
Posted By Mark Smith
I no longer have access to any machines that run...

I no longer have access to any machines that run Windows 95 but one of our computers at work still runs Windows 98SE, and is used regularly. It's no longer connected to the Internet, or to any other...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 08-07-2014, 21:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By Mark Smith
On the Apple Store a 16GB iPad is 499 (wifi +...

On the Apple Store a 16GB iPad is 499 (wifi + 3/4G of course). You'll end up paying 670 for getting it on credit with data, which works out at a difference of 7.125 a month, so seems like quite a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 23:36
Replies: 174
Views: 15,407
Posted By Mark Smith
I once posted something about a TV programme on...

I once posted something about a TV programme on another forum, pointing out an inconsistency. Another poster obviously thought I was being a bit picky and decided to patronise me, suggesting that I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 22:26
Replies: 785
Views: 22,234
Posted By Mark Smith
I haven't read every post in this thread, it's...

I haven't read every post in this thread, it's going to take too long to catch up now and a lot of the same points get repeated, but...

My view is that you should drive in the left hand lane if it's...
Forum: Politics 04-07-2014, 06:19
Replies: 239
Views: 6,665
Posted By Mark Smith
I agree we should changw to metric and get rid of...

I agree we should changw to metric and get rid of the confusing and archaic imperial system. It's not even consistent. It has two types of ton and our pint is different to the American pint, and...
Forum: Radio 30-06-2014, 21:31
Replies: 127
Views: 16,155
Posted By Mark Smith
Great to have Sudbury on air, I can now listen to...

Great to have Sudbury on air, I can now listen to BBC stations on a portable DAB set downstairs. :)

The BBC DAB expansion link previously posted in late May doesn't seem to be working and has now...
Forum: Radio 28-06-2014, 23:53
Replies: 131
Views: 7,563
Posted By Mark Smith
I've never had a problem with DAB is Ipswich or...

I've never had a problem with DAB is Ipswich or Bury. Sudbury is a bit more patchy though, but this should be addressed with the new transmitter.

Mostly DAB works well, but none of the broadcast...
Forum: General Discussion 31-05-2014, 09:01
Replies: 486
Views: 13,786
Posted By Mark Smith
But they're such lovely dogs really. It's the...

But they're such lovely dogs really. It's the owners that don't train or look after them properly....any dog can be nasty in the wrong hands blah blah blah...

Funny how west highland terriers or...
Forum: General Discussion 13-05-2014, 06:39
Replies: 40
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mark Smith
I see the same thing in supermarkets. Loads of...

I see the same thing in supermarkets. Loads of of checkouts chock full of people being served or waiting to, while the four scan as you shop terminals sit idle half the time. People do love doing...
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