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Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 00:16
Replies: 3,040
Views: 351,623
Posted By dapa
Rationalise it... a certain percentage of the...

Rationalise it... a certain percentage of the population are nutters, most people need to visit shops... well at least the ones that aren't (yet) detained.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 21-12-2010, 20:29
Replies: 98
Views: 9,139
Posted By dapa
I don't deny that Paul Dacre is worth his...

I don't deny that Paul Dacre is worth his reported salary - I'm sure he's responsible for a lot of it's commercial success. Although you might say it comes at a price to society, with middle england...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 20-12-2010, 23:19
Replies: 98
Views: 9,139
Posted By dapa
In the mist of loss-leading newspapers, The Daily...

In the mist of loss-leading newspapers, The Daily Mail is believed to be a highly profitable enterprise. Nick Davies' Flat Earth News book gives a number of great insights. In many cases, the writer...
Forum: General Discussion 14-12-2010, 21:12
Replies: 3,040
Views: 351,623
Posted By dapa
Too right - a 'sausage roll' and a 'sausage in a...

Too right - a 'sausage roll' and a 'sausage in a (bread) roll' are entirely different things, plus no mention of the 'breakfast' qualifier. What a sloppy promotional sign.
Forum: TV Shows: US 07-12-2010, 01:27
Replies: 443
Views: 41,084
Posted By dapa
In real life forensics they would almost...

In real life forensics they would almost certainly search the water and they would almost certainly be able to recover the contents of that laptop's hard drive. It remains to be seen what happens in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2010, 22:03
Replies: 3,040
Views: 351,623
Posted By dapa
The place I once worked adopted santa hats as...

The place I once worked adopted santa hats as part of the uniform one year. I rememeber one occasion where I was 'firmly expressing a point' about something to a customer... the headwear kinda...
Forum: Doctor Who 02-12-2010, 21:30
Replies: 165
Views: 19,575
Posted By dapa
By the way, the Doctor Who series 5 soundtrack is...

By the way, the Doctor Who series 5 soundtrack is now also available on Spotify. The link is http://open.spotify.com/album/17kDWx5943QJPRUbymZyfm
Forum: Radio 27-11-2010, 16:12
Replies: 19
Views: 2,776
Posted By dapa
On a Chris Moyles TV promo from around 5 years...

On a Chris Moyles TV promo from around 5 years ago, I recall it showing him resting a glass of orange juice, within striking distance of the faders!
Forum: TV Shows: US 25-11-2010, 21:40
Replies: 443
Views: 41,084
Posted By dapa
That's a good thought. The Dexter story has...

That's a good thought. The Dexter story has limited life span character-wise. A spin off could be their best chance of maintaining the audience in the long run.
Forum: TV Shows: US 23-11-2010, 00:23
Replies: 443
Views: 41,084
Posted By dapa
Does it seem possible that the vial of blood on a...

Does it seem possible that the vial of blood on a necklace was a slight in-joke to Johnny Lee Miller's ex, Angelina Jolie, who was rumoured to have the same at some point?
Forum: Broadcasting 21-11-2010, 21:33
Replies: 19
Views: 1,513
Posted By dapa
Rumour has it that the next batch of BBC1 idents...

Rumour has it that the next batch of BBC1 idents will suffer from the budget cuts....

http://s2.b3ta.com/host/creative/66433/1287734451/bbconewashingmachine.gif
Forum: Radio 21-11-2010, 14:03
Replies: 11
Views: 2,301
Posted By dapa
Chris no doubt has a certain following on Sirus,...

Chris no doubt has a certain following on Sirus, with Radio 1 already being on the platforrm. But he'd be far from being 'The saviour of Sirius Radio' for the US market, even with 'quirky' British...
Forum: Radio 21-11-2010, 13:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,301
Posted By dapa
There's a Digital Spy write up here...

There's a Digital Spy write up here http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/news/a288975/chris-moyles-in-talks-with-sirius-radio.html

..and also this on Howard Stern which mentions his own...
Forum: Radio 21-11-2010, 13:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,301
Posted By dapa
Moyles to join Sirius?

There’s speculation in the News of the World today that Chris Moyles has recently had meetings with New York-based satellite radio company Sirius and is considering moving over to them when his Radio...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-11-2010, 17:39
Replies: 216
Views: 10,692
Posted By dapa
As I understand it, the rumour is that SKY don't...

As I understand it, the rumour is that SKY don't *have* to give the BBC those top channel positions but that Ofcom has (or had) a unwritten threat of sorts that if the BBC was to lose them, other...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2010, 21:47
Replies: 3,040
Views: 351,623
Posted By dapa
Where I used to work, at one time you could void...

Where I used to work, at one time you could void or cancel any transaction - you just needed to write the reason on the receipt slip and include it in the drawer. Clearly, there is a certain...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2010, 18:10
Replies: 3,040
Views: 351,623
Posted By dapa
I used to work in retail... once, after checking...

I used to work in retail... once, after checking the racking and informing a customer we didn't have what she was after, she replied "Well, it's not good enough!" and punched me in stomach!...
Forum: Radio 22-10-2010, 11:47
Replies: 72
Views: 6,593
Posted By dapa
I'll take this opertunity to publicise this...

I'll take this opertunity to publicise this on-line, 100% PRS-free music radio station (I have no connection to them):-

http://www.rfmradio.co.uk/

A great idea - If I had a shop / office, I'd...
Forum: Broadcasting 12-10-2010, 22:21
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By dapa
On this point, I remember at school, in around...

On this point, I remember at school, in around 1994, we had an Australian exchange teacher for one year (Mr Martin - the perfect name for saying in an Australian accent!).

He brought over with him a...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-10-2010, 17:33
Replies: 189
Views: 9,477
Posted By dapa
...and no doubt if BBC sceduled in these...

...and no doubt if BBC sceduled in these programmes, people would be complaining that the BBC channels are always full of repeats!

Anyway, Sky3 isn't locked away to paid subscribers - it's...
Forum: Radio 01-10-2010, 01:59
Replies: 44
Views: 3,039
Posted By dapa
...to add to that, being interesting and relevent...

...to add to that, being interesting and relevent to 8 million people for long periods of time, without being judged to have stepped over the line by the hateful, self-interested side of the media.
Forum: General Discussion 27-09-2010, 22:02
Replies: 3,040
Views: 351,623
Posted By dapa
I used to work in an office job alongside someone...

I used to work in an office job alongside someone who was second generation in an Indian family. In the evenings / weekend he would frequently work in the families off licence and would often get...
Forum: General Discussion 26-09-2010, 12:29
Replies: 3,040
Views: 351,623
Posted By dapa
One point to consider for why people are often...

One point to consider for why people are often irritable in a grocery shop is that there might be a gulf of difference between perception of the shop worker and the customer. When I worked in retail...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2010, 22:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By dapa
I was once working in the basement of a large...

I was once working in the basement of a large bank in the City of London. They had a array of rack-mounted boxes with Satellite reciver inputs, a DVB logo and a ethernet port. A lot of places like...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-08-2010, 19:50
Replies: 3,753
Views: 637,946
Posted By dapa
The reshoot looks like money well spent; a much...

The reshoot looks like money well spent; a much more polished show the second time around.
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