Re: BBC rocks
More trouble caused by Cohens war against Clarkson and motoring TV
5335 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
What would be the alternative to a liberal metropolitan bias?
But people forget that the programmes BBC often make would not get done by other channels.
Strictly would become a shouty mess. Bake Off would get filled full of product placement and adverts.
Eastenders, I'll give you that.
But then the BBC allows programmes to find their feet, such as Only Fools and Horses.
And never forget BBC Bristol Natural History Unit with David Attenborough.
My wife watches SCD, my boss and his wife watch SCD.
Anyone notice that it is glossy well produced feel good TV much better than the shouty crap on ITV.
News, funny really, I think they are quite neutral UK wise, as mentioned elsewhere giving screen time to some potty people, but are neutral within the sensible main stream.
However internationally they are more biased, it is obvious they do not like the Orange Fuckwit.
Then see things like Question Time, plenty of chances to let fools show themselves up.
This Week can be quite funny and seeing ex politicians from various parties being able to discuss stuff sensibly.
No good method, but there is least worse.
At least Cohen has been shifted on, I am sure he was a plant to ruin the BBC.
As to programmes, they do them for everyone, except shouty crap for annoying people.
Licence fee to me is worthwhile just for the output of the natural history unit, and they are also the only mainstream broadcaster left in the UK with unpolluted screens. As a logo hater this means I watch more BBC than all the others together.
If BBC1 or 2 get on screen logos the direct debit will be cancelled immediately.
Back in MSDOS exe days, rather than exit normally would kill off in Windows, then wonder why they were locked out for 2 minutes, then wonder why their HDD was filled with swap files.
They thought they were being clever but just killed the CMD environment leaving a mess and the data connections open.
>> I think a significant proportion of those people would be in the bit of the Venn diagram that covers >>"christian" AND "has a sense of humour".
Not a born again or evangelical then.
But most likely a CofE, probably clergy.
If I had to get stuck with any of that group, I'd prefer the clergy, come across the others too many times.
Would you believe that some people think the Old Testament is accurate and not a bunch of myths?
Don't think so. Everyone knows what a Hooker is. Some people remember Stanley of course, but most people seem to think of the sweaty Rugby player.
But then there was the wierdness of a boy at school who liked football, many thought it strange.
I was useless as too shortsighted.
I saw a list and thought that the red team had some pretty shit ones.
A creationist, so they let the mentally impaired stand for president as well as sexual assulters.
I was surprised the Bush was not chosen.
Blue team, I can only remember the very old chap (Bernie Sanders) and Hillary Clinton.
Was a worse selection than we had early this year with May Corbyn and the other chap.
Google Chrome is popular because users are pushed into it by every time they visit a Google site.
Also because a lot of users have been conditioned to use search rather than the address.
Sorry but this irks me, you KNOW you are going to site X, type in the address rather than search for it.
Gong www.bbc.co.uk is quicker than searching for it and clicking to it.
Personally I just go Bookmarks and there it is right at the top. So much easier.
But then I do know someone who uses a sat nav every trip, including work to home (1/4 mile)
Well my oldest ever and my newest ever are both compatible with roads.
My oldest would have got hardened valve seats if it was not so difficult to get spares so was off the road a little too much (dead manufacturer - Rootes) and I could not afford 2 cars.
But they all had similar user interfaces.
Wheel in front, indicator & lights on left stalk, wipers on right stalk. right pedal go, left if there clutch, middle or left if two brake. Gear levers in middle, near hand brake.
Yet under all this all were different, one chassis, rest monocoque, all gearbox behind engine, all to back, one to front. 2 live axle rear, 1 live axle front, rest all independent. 1 tractor juice, rest petrol, 1 turboed, 2 hot cammed, rest as is. One carbed, one unit injectored, rest MPFI. 4, 5 and 6 cylinders. Inline and Vee.
Point is all are different, (apart from the similar to each other GM V cars), but are similar to drive with similar controls.
We used to have this with computers, with the WIMP environments, you could go between completely different OSes and not be surprised. But now MS wants cars to have foot operated steering and nose operated brakes. The "equivalent to" icon is the equivalnent of hiding the steering wheel in the glove box and having to fit it every corner, for the car to then automatically put it away again.
1) Must have File Edit menu with bookmarks and history.
I curently click on bookmarks then delect the site I want eg BBC new, Google Groups, The Register. I have no idea what a lot of the little icons mean, but I do have O level Engish so can read.
The monkey face for Grease Monkey is obvious, but what is the equivalent to sysmbol there for?
2) Square tabs.
Neat and tidy, do not waste space, looks sensible, there is a reason been in WIMP since for ever, they work.
Absolutely essential these days is some form along with.
4) Script control
Some web sites can kill the core, this stops it handling, I use NoScript
5) User scripts
I use Greasemonkey to remove googleconsent shite from blocking my screen as the domain lives in hosts, not I am NOT giving them consent, also kills off adblock warnings when configured.
To avoid problems.
I used to suffer with chilblains on my feet when young.
Found a cure in the drinks cabinet.
Yes been having small amounts of alcohol for years and never get them now.
Yes had Whisky, Vodka and Lager when young, not done me any harm.
And I am able to have a small drink and stop.
I am still suspectable as I almost got some recently after 3 days no alcohol.
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