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Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-12-2010, 21:56
Replies: 622
Views: 80,161
Posted By Sambda
Queen Victoria had an Indian attendant (not sure...

Queen Victoria had an Indian attendant (not sure if Sikh or what) who was far "closer" than a secretary - The Munshi. He sort of replaced John Brown. I think this is where the series got the idea...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-12-2010, 21:27
Replies: 622
Views: 80,161
Posted By Sambda
See 2 messages above your post! (YES)

See 2 messages above your post!

(YES)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-12-2010, 21:22
Replies: 622
Views: 80,161
Posted By Sambda
What with running the UpDown site someone kindly...

What with running the UpDown site someone kindly mentioned, I do hear things... and... a full series is about a 90% certainty (to be screened next Autumn) barring these "pilot" episodes being a...
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2010, 06:41
Replies: 375
Views: 18,264
Posted By Sambda
Year 1: Opt-in idea implemented. Lack of clarity...

Year 1: Opt-in idea implemented. Lack of clarity regarding procedures for inclusion on banned site list. Unelected bodies (e.g. Mediawatch) found to be contributing to list. Users report hit-or-miss...
Forum: Music 06-12-2010, 20:03
Replies: 32
Views: 2,100
Posted By Sambda
That's great that documentary. The end bit -...

That's great that documentary. The end bit - with all the ex-members attending the same ceremony whilst vowing to stave each other's heads in - is car-crash TV.

I know there has been friction in...
Forum: Showbiz 24-11-2010, 08:02
Replies: 84
Views: 20,295
Posted By Sambda
The official rules state she only has to be a...

The official rules state she only has to be a virgin in one of the holes.
Forum: Showbiz 24-11-2010, 07:59
Replies: 37
Views: 2,615
Posted By Sambda
He sounds 5 pints of bitter to me. Keep off the...

He sounds 5 pints of bitter to me. Keep off the net when pissed, Mr Bish.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 15-11-2010, 19:42
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Sambda
Nothing you've done yet really rules out a...

Nothing you've done yet really rules out a corrupted Windows installation. The BSOD on the reinstall may well be another issue. XP especially often needed the HDD controller drivers fed to it...
Forum: General Discussion 21-10-2010, 11:19
Replies: 96
Views: 3,033
Posted By Sambda
Well, he was doing time, until he done a bunk....

Well, he was doing time, until he done a bunk. Then he said he'd seen the light, and sold his own soul for punk.
Forum: Showbiz 11-10-2010, 03:46
Replies: 976
Views: 573,758
Posted By Sambda
Gina Bellman - barking mad. A friend drove her...

Gina Bellman - barking mad. A friend drove her down from Luton to London and she kept rattling on about Voltaire and then changed mid-sentence to how Harry Ramsden's had gone downhill!

Agyness Deyn...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-09-2010, 07:57
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Sambda
Java (aka JRE) is a legit bit of kit and is...

Java (aka JRE) is a legit bit of kit and is required for many websites to work properly. It is made by Sun, who are a big coorperation. It is in our standard disk image at work, so it would be on...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-09-2010, 07:50
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Sambda
Tip it around (after unplugging it) to get any...

Tip it around (after unplugging it) to get any excess Coke out of it. Then leave it to "dry" as long as you can afford to.

Then plug it back in, stand back, and turn on. The worst that can happen...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2010, 23:06
Replies: 121
Views: 5,456
Posted By Sambda
If we still had the spirit of inventiveness that...

If we still had the spirit of inventiveness that we once had, this problem could be solved quite easily. Simply attach a long pole to the front of the plane and attach a camera to it which looks...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-08-2010, 23:06
Replies: 323
Views: 50,278
Posted By Sambda
Also I notice that the Amish girls' "no make-up"...

Also I notice that the Amish girls' "no make-up" stance doesn't apply to all "beauty treatments" per se, as the blonde one clearly had shaved pits during the visit to the beach in episode 2. I...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-08-2010, 23:00
Replies: 323
Views: 50,278
Posted By Sambda
I noticed a telephone prominently behind the...

I noticed a telephone prominently behind the blonde Amish girl in the opening to the show - how does that fit it with their "no electric" stance?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-07-2010, 16:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,594
Posted By Sambda
I use http://www.byethost.com/paid-hosting...

I use http://www.byethost.com/paid-hosting standard/monthly.

Their free service is similar other than a ridiculous limit on individual file sizes.
Forum: Food and Drink 28-07-2010, 19:25
Replies: 91
Views: 10,775
Posted By Sambda
It's actually that price for a 2L bottle (not 1L)...

It's actually that price for a 2L bottle (not 1L) - insane value!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-07-2010, 18:52
Replies: 323
Views: 50,278
Posted By Sambda
I think their culture wasn't just Biblical, it...

I think their culture wasn't just Biblical, it was a traditionalist moral code too. When you look at it, the whole community was Fundamentalist Pioneer (for want of a better expression) - they were...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-06-2010, 04:09
Replies: 19
Views: 2,628
Posted By Sambda
It's worth noting that, given the BBC's apparent...

It's worth noting that, given the BBC's apparent reservation of all-film production to very prestigious programmes, that quite a few routine series like "Dixon" and "Z Cars" had all-film...
Forum: Broadband Internet 11-06-2010, 01:13
Replies: 31
o2?
Views: 2,306
Posted By Sambda
Hang on, the Access (i.e. BT resold) package is...

Hang on, the Access (i.e. BT resold) package is throttled/shaped; it's the LLU ones that aren't.
Forum: Showbiz 24-03-2010, 21:14
Replies: 15
Views: 8,194
Posted By Sambda
She appeared, I remember, on an ITV retrospective...

She appeared, I remember, on an ITV retrospective show just a couple of weeks before she died. She looked very ill and a good 20 years older than her true age. You could tell something wasn't...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-03-2010, 20:28
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By Sambda
It was always very buggy. When replying to a...

It was always very buggy. When replying to a comment, you could never be sure if it would be displayed correctly nested with the OP, or as a "new comment". That's been going on for years now.
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2010, 16:40
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Sambda
I don't mind Big Issue sellers or genuine charity...

I don't mind Big Issue sellers or genuine charity collectors (e.g. old lady collecting for local cats' home), but I avoid these Chuggers, who are just students on a percentage and couldn't give an...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2010, 19:04
Replies: 36
Views: 2,659
Posted By Sambda
Most are, yes. The trouble with Wiki is the most...

Most are, yes.

The trouble with Wiki is the most commonly held opinion always wins, whether it is right or wrong. There are many, many facts where the popularly-held belief is actually false. So...
Forum: Showbiz 24-02-2010, 08:18
Replies: 46
Views: 4,989
Posted By Sambda
Not to mention different lighting. The 2nd is a...

Not to mention different lighting. The 2nd is a studio shot; the first looks like a Polaroid done in someone's living-room!
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