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Forum: Broadcasting 31-12-2010, 20:37
Replies: 302
Views: 17,853
Posted By howard h
My biggest gripe with Sky is that you can't just...

My biggest gripe with Sky is that you can't just buy the cricket - you have to buy the whole package (a so-called "entertainment" channel + sports) so you end up paying for stuff you don't want in...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 23-12-2010, 09:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By howard h
A surgery with your local MP should be as...

A surgery with your local MP should be as confidential as a surgery with your doctor. And that should go both ways, an MP or a doctor should not divulge what was said without the specific permission...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 09:59
Replies: 28
Views: 1,751
Posted By howard h
If that's for real (??) doesn't the company...

If that's for real (??) doesn't the company selling the cereal look at it and think how embarrassing it is?
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2010, 16:54
Replies: 36
Views: 2,977
Posted By howard h
Luxury item then. My gran had a kettle that sat...

Luxury item then. My gran had a kettle that sat on the stove, turn the gas on, heat the kettle, *pheeeep* it's ready!

We do take our electrical items for granted now, but in the 70's even a...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2010, 16:22
Replies: 76
Views: 3,788
Posted By howard h
Or a summer holidays thread :p

Or a summer holidays thread :p
Forum: Advice 19-12-2010, 16:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By howard h
With Currys/Dixons/PC World (same group,...

With Currys/Dixons/PC World (same group, apparantly) you really DO have to threaten them with Sale Of Goods act. In writing to their head office. If there is no reply or there is but they wash their...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2010, 15:49
Replies: 36
Views: 2,977
Posted By howard h
Great stuff! Here's a useful converter to find...

Great stuff! Here's a useful converter to find out how much they should cost in today's money
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/inflation/calculator/flash/index.htm

B/W portable TV then would...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2010, 13:15
Replies: 36
Views: 2,977
Posted By howard h
Blimey, great find! Looking at the prices in the...

Blimey, great find!
Looking at the prices in the technology sections, car radios, b/w TV's cassette recorders/players, look at what we get now for the same price!
To get some idea of what you would...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2010, 12:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By howard h
Tesco. Ordered my new mobile phone on-line...

Tesco.
Ordered my new mobile phone on-line Thursday 11.15am last week. Delivered following day 10am. No postage/delivery charges either as it was above 50.

And you're moaning because they aren't...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-12-2010, 10:06
Replies: 54
Views: 3,601
Posted By howard h
Wouldn't it be better to go back and ask WHY...

Wouldn't it be better to go back and ask WHY people aren't watching the ads? Personally, I cannot name one advert as anything I watch on ITV - which at the mo is simply Test Match Highlights - is...
Forum: Advice 18-12-2010, 12:29
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By howard h
Food; go round your local supermarket about 20...

Food; go round your local supermarket about 20 minutes before they close. They often offer fresh-cooked stuff (pies, pastries, bread, cooked chicken etc) for next-to-nothing to get rid of them.
My...
Forum: Radio 17-12-2010, 09:46
Replies: 3,041
Views: 324,423
Posted By howard h
Yes, I think it's cheating (and cheap) not having...

Yes, I think it's cheating (and cheap) not having the commentators actually there. I hate MOTD when they dub on commentary from the studio for the highlights, Channel 5 for it's apparantly dubbed-on...
Forum: General Discussion 15-12-2010, 17:45
Replies: 71
Views: 3,006
Posted By howard h
In how many years will it be nearer an "alien"...

In how many years will it be nearer an "alien" star than our Sun?
Forum: Sport 14-12-2010, 09:31
Replies: 57
Views: 4,182
Posted By howard h
Thanks! *checks diary*

Thanks! *checks diary*
Forum: Radio 14-12-2010, 09:27
Replies: 27
Views: 2,769
Posted By howard h
Yes, I remember it fondly. I also recall the day...

Yes, I remember it fondly. I also recall the day Miss Landowski announced they were going to become the "bigger and better Galaxy". My heart sank, and I was right.
Forum: General Discussion 13-12-2010, 19:08
Replies: 88
Views: 4,732
Posted By howard h
Yeah, hide a small bloke under one of them and...

Yeah, hide a small bloke under one of them and no-one would ever know :D
Forum: General Discussion 13-12-2010, 19:04
Replies: 88
Views: 4,732
Posted By howard h
What about trannies?

What about trannies?
Forum: Radio 13-12-2010, 19:00
Replies: 3,041
Views: 324,423
Posted By howard h
I heard that report, and all that shouting from...

I heard that report, and all that shouting from Collymore would have put me off TS commentary - even if I wasn't put off already!
Putting that to one side, Five have the services of Pat Nevin...
Forum: Sport 13-12-2010, 18:55
Replies: 57
Views: 4,182
Posted By howard h
Which town are next years qualifiers in? Wouldn't...

Which town are next years qualifiers in? Wouldn't mind a little peep.
But it really is time to start picking the best 4/5 on an individual basis, although in Eve's rink, the only real place up for...
Forum: Sport 12-12-2010, 21:43
Replies: 57
Views: 4,182
Posted By howard h
Just seen it on the video (been avoiding this...

Just seen it on the video (been avoiding this board to avoid spoilers!), real nail-biting finish. Easy with foresight to remove those two reds, but really she should have done so to make sure of at...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-12-2010, 09:19
Replies: 75
Views: 9,515
Posted By howard h
If you want any of the following -...

If you want any of the following -
volleyball,
tennis
ice-hockey
hockey
basketball
handball
wintersports
highlights of European soccer (or live if you know how to use a proxy as they don't have the...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-12-2010, 23:28
Replies: 75
Views: 9,515
Posted By howard h
Yes. The biggest problem with the BBC's sports...

Yes. The biggest problem with the BBC's sports coverage is their willingness to go back to the studio for chatter with anyone about anything, especially if they are a "zeleb". Tiresome, especially...
Forum: Sport 09-12-2010, 21:49
Replies: 57
Views: 4,182
Posted By howard h
Easy-peasy for Evie that last shot! Actually she...

Easy-peasy for Evie that last shot! Actually she could have easily taken two out, left one and have hammer in the last end, but to attempt to take the lot out takes some bottle, could easily have...
Forum: Sport 08-12-2010, 22:31
Replies: 57
Views: 4,182
Posted By howard h
Don't be too sad, there's always the World's in...

Don't be too sad, there's always the World's in Spring!

Actually, I really get into these week-long tournaments and when it's all over there's a kind of emptyness :( , like when I've not been...
Forum: Sport 08-12-2010, 20:58
Replies: 57
Views: 4,182
Posted By howard h
Quick edit - places for the play-offs aren't...

Quick edit - places for the play-offs aren't sorted; if there are two or more teams in equal fourth, then there are tie-breakers to sort them out *courtesy of Skip Cottage Curling*
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