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Forum: General Discussion 15-01-2014, 09:56
Replies: 10,019
Views: 330,972
Posted By jackthom
Could go either way I guess. I've had contact a...

Could go either way I guess. I've had contact a few times as a motorist and can't say I ever went away feeling wronged, even when mildly chastised for less than perfect driving. :)
Forum: Broadcasting 31-12-2010, 18:24
Replies: 46
Views: 3,433
Posted By jackthom
Stephen Green is a vile character IMO, and...

Stephen Green is a vile character IMO, and certainly doesn't deserve interview time on any news broadcast.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-12-2010, 16:31
Replies: 50
Views: 5,387
Posted By jackthom
It's taken me this long to really start watching...

It's taken me this long to really start watching the programme and now I've sent off for the DVD boxed set.

The impression I got over the years from very occasional viewing was that it was simply...
Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 16:14
Replies: 1,176
Views: 34,571
Posted By jackthom
I'm just guessing you understand, but did...

I'm just guessing you understand, but did retirement have anything to do with that? It certainly improved my outlook no end.

Anyway let me tag on my Happy New Year to all our regular, and not so...
Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 13:53
Replies: 1,176
Views: 34,571
Posted By jackthom
Just make use of whatever you have.

Just make use of whatever you have.
Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 13:39
Replies: 1,176
Views: 34,571
Posted By jackthom
I'd say that creating your own meaning and...

I'd say that creating your own meaning and purpose etc is the best way to be happy in life.

I certainly don't spend my life looking forward to the next one.
Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 13:00
Replies: 218
Views: 5,724
Posted By jackthom
I'm not sure why others are not included in the...

I'm not sure why others are not included in the total nowadays. Here's a Wikipedia quote....



Maybe the writings have been mainly by Jewish scholars, I really don't know. :confused:
Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 12:28
Replies: 218
Views: 5,724
Posted By jackthom
I see this thread as a discussion about free...

I see this thread as a discussion about free speech.

The gravity of the event itself is not in doubt IMO.
Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 12:15
Replies: 218
Views: 5,724
Posted By jackthom
No problem at all with anyone asking that...

No problem at all with anyone asking that question. My answer would be it was and is a very big deal.

That isn't the question asked by the OP. The historical event and it's denial are not the same...
Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 11:53
Replies: 1,176
Views: 34,571
Posted By jackthom
Sentient puddles. :eek:

Sentient puddles. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 11:44
Replies: 218
Views: 5,724
Posted By jackthom
I also don't see the slightest suggestion from...

I also don't see the slightest suggestion from the OP that "the holocaust isn't such a big deal".

As to whether denial should be a criminal offence, I'd rather these people were allowed to carry on...
Forum: Broadcasting 31-12-2010, 11:08
Replies: 157
Views: 10,980
Posted By jackthom
interesting stuff. I hadn't realised how widely...

interesting stuff. I hadn't realised how widely Super 16mm was being used.

Considering the things you listed that can go wrong in shooting the format, I'd imagine that if a programme was...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-12-2010, 13:40
Replies: 250
Views: 15,389
Posted By jackthom
I think the point is that people don't watch TV...

I think the point is that people don't watch TV as close as they sit to a computer monitor.

I'm using a 22" widescreen computer monitor at 2ft 6".

That is the equivalent of viewing a 42" TV at 5ft,...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 12:54
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By jackthom
Then you could really save some money with a...

Then you could really save some money with a portable wireless timer/thermostat.

The receiver part usually plugs into the mains beside the boiler and in addition only requires a simple 2 wire...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-12-2010, 11:15
Replies: 48
Views: 3,470
Posted By jackthom
According to the T&Cs you aren't actually forced...

According to the T&Cs you aren't actually forced to contribute to, or even read a thread.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 27-12-2010, 13:49
Replies: 19
Views: 2,048
Posted By jackthom
Sony S370 is also 99 at Amazon...

Sony S370 is also 99 at Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-BDPS370B-CEK-BDPS370-Blu-ray-Player/dp/B0038M1UTW/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t).
Forum: Broadcasting 27-12-2010, 13:29
Replies: 1,049
Views: 34,018
Posted By jackthom
Had some really useful Christmas presents this...

Had some really useful Christmas presents this year which will allow me a considerable amount of DOG-free viewing.


Thank goodness for DVD box sets. :)

Edit: I wonder if the only commercial...
Forum: General Discussion 22-12-2010, 20:15
Replies: 1,176
Views: 34,571
Posted By jackthom
If thoughts aren't physical I guess there must be...

If thoughts aren't physical I guess there must be a ghost in the machine. :confused:
Forum: Sky 21-12-2010, 15:01
Replies: 48
Views: 4,370
Posted By jackthom
Great website and it's much nicer and quicker...

Great website and it's much nicer and quicker than navigating through the same info on Sky's website IMO.
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2010, 12:45
Replies: 44
Views: 2,163
Posted By jackthom
I'm going to play safe and wait until Saturday to...

I'm going to play safe and wait until Saturday to celebrate.

By then I should be able to tell whether the Sun is definitely going to get higher in the sky. ;)

Edit: Oops, I see you beat me to it....
Forum: Advice 21-12-2010, 12:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By jackthom
The advice to not refreeze is designed to...

The advice to not refreeze is designed to discourage people from putting food back in the freezer and forgetting about it for weeks or longer. :eek:

Although defrosted food will contain more...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 19-12-2010, 16:26
Replies: 30
Views: 3,249
Posted By jackthom
If you had a projector and were throwing the...

If you had a projector and were throwing the picture onto a 120" screen you might notice some difference.

On a 42" LCD I doubt it. :)
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2010, 14:22
Replies: 3,028
Views: 145,600
Posted By jackthom
Just started snowing heavily here in Ponteland...

Just started snowing heavily here in Ponteland (Near Newcastle Airport). I hope we aren''t in for a whole 4 hours worth.:eek:
Forum: General Discussion 18-12-2010, 10:24
Replies: 1,176
Views: 34,571
Posted By jackthom
Put me down for the dynamic duo, Dawkins &...

Put me down for the dynamic duo, Dawkins & Hitchens (if they're still both available :( ).

What a way to go.
Forum: General Discussion 17-12-2010, 10:57
Replies: 1,176
Views: 34,571
Posted By jackthom
I couldn't agree more. The way in which we have...

I couldn't agree more. The way in which we have evolved from simply being able to detect "hurt" and "pleasure", to experiencing the massive range of emotions we now associate with love, art, music...
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