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Announcements / Re: Time to move house
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:29:21 PM »
Beautiful piccies Rick - so pleased for you & Claire! It\'s been a real delight knowing, and meeting you and your family.

You\'ve had my views in an email - but to condense it for others, whatever you want is good for me!

I thank you so much for helping me - this site started with me trying to expand the open source ethos to a free ethic for, in those days, access to BBC Listen Again on things (pocket PCs, early tablets etc) that wouldn\'t work with the BBC site.

Oh, how things have changed since those days!
Who know what the future holds?
But there will always be a place for people like Rick, who are willing to make the effort.

Perhaps the Beebotron has already made a small improvement....

Ages ago, when the Beebotron was embryonic, I had an email from the then head of Future Media in the BBC, asking whether he could give me a ring and have a chat.

Course we could, and we did. Surprised me, the Beeb didn\'t moan - they were quite supportive.

Actually, they weren\'t that supportive - there was no funding, no help and nothing else - but at least they didn\'t threaten the Beebotron with a takedown notice or anything like that.

Best for the future, make sure it\'s there, I\'ll be lurking (as always) K

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The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Yipeeeeee!
« on: June 25, 2016, 11:02:00 PM »
Hi Tru

This appears to be a new use of the word \'fun\' of which I was previously unaware.

Good to hear from eu, K

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Geek Speak / Re: User locations
« on: February 29, 2016, 09:08:30 PM »
Congratulations Rick

What a great thread - and isn\'t it nice to have some good news in the world!

Nothing to do with the thread, but isn\'t it lovely to see Mat back?

Cheers, K

PS Also best to IE. I think.

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The Pub - Open All Hours / The Happy Christmas Thread
« on: December 25, 2015, 08:54:16 PM »
Happy Christmas to one and all ...

It\'s quiet around here. I tend to lurk these days, but I\'d like to wish these people all the best:

Rick (hero), Ivor, Tru, Jan (miss you), Mat (please come back - it\'s Xmas, so it has to be worth a shout!), Andrew, Parsival et al.

All the best for Christmas and let\'s hope next year is more peaceful...

K

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The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: When will the U.S. ban guns?
« on: June 26, 2015, 11:24:07 PM »
Quite honestly I\'m sick to the death of Americans defending their attitude toward guns whilst their record of gun crimes is so appalling.

The situation in the US can get no worse.
So, US, you need to stop farting about and do something.
Now.

Simple solution - start with a trial total ban on hand guns. And see what happens.

We banned \'em in the UK and nobody moaned too much.
And we don\'t have your US problem.

Thank God.

QED.

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The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Just popped in....
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:20:19 PM »
Best to all for 2015!

Also, Happy Birthday Beebotron (how many years?), and thanks muchly to Rick for keeping it going...

K

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Radio Matters / Re: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO!
« on: September 26, 2014, 05:10:03 PM »
Quite honestly, it doesn\'t look too good for either the Beebotron or Andrew\'s iPlayer Converter site.

Right now I can\'t see a way forward that will preserve the status quo (but I would be delighted to be corrected...)

It\'s been noticeable that Auntie\'s been on the clawback road for some time - e.g. see THIS which has annoyed some users of Smart TVs .

FWIW (in a cold-comfort sort ot way) I tend to download programmes using get_iplayer rather than listening again from a live stream, and my guess is that if you\'re doing the same sort of thing you won\'t be affected too much.

Any bright ideas would be welcomed...

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Help / Re: The Beebobodge Lives?
« on: May 13, 2014, 06:57:13 PM »
I\'ve just tried the international link and it works in the UK.

I\'m not convinced by your error message Tru - that smacks of being able to get to the link, but being unable to play it because of a lack of codec.

It looks as if you were using Windows Media Player - are you able to have a go using VLC?

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Help / Re: The Beebobodge Lives?
« on: May 13, 2014, 06:27:48 PM »
Bu??er. Thanks anyway Tru!

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Help / The Beebobodge Lives?
« on: May 13, 2014, 03:49:23 PM »
Well this is strange

I\'ve just tried this link from the Beebobodge ...
http://wm-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/radio4xcoyopa/radio_4_extra_-_monday_1230.wma

... into VLC (copied the link, VLC => Media => Open Network Stream => paste link) and after a longish while (the thick end of thirty seconds or so) the Navy Lark played.

Could somebody outside the UK have a go at the International Beebobodged link please? Yer tis:
http://wm.bbc.co.uk/wms/radio4xcoyopa/radio_4_extra_-_monday_1230.wma

Mayhap all is not as bad as it appeared at first squint...

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Announcements / Re: New forum theme for mobiles/tablets
« on: April 28, 2014, 07:31:53 AM »
Hi Rick

I\'m really sorry to report this, but it just isn\'t working for me.

The PM page seems to show all the messages I\'ve ever had on one page, making it impossible to scroll to the bottom.

I also have a 10\" Android with resolution as good as a monitor, and the new look just doesn\'t suit it.

Could you make the theme user-selectable, or provide an opt-out?

Apols for the negativity, K

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Announcements / Re: New forum theme for mobiles/tablets
« on: April 27, 2014, 10:12:04 AM »
PS The home page doesn\'t seem to include a link to Recent Messages - I can get there, but only because that page is bookmarked. Good luck! K

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Announcements / Re: New forum theme for mobiles/tablets
« on: April 27, 2014, 10:06:16 AM »
Hi Rick

I\'m on a Nexus 7 - clean look, but with minimal functions, as in I can\'t seem to log out. Does that mean that I wouldn\'t be able to log in if I hadn\'t been logged in (if you see what I mean)?

Cheers, K

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Help / Re: BBC website ... aargh, aargh, AARGHH!!!
« on: December 30, 2013, 04:01:40 PM »
Hi Mat!

Got me there, how on earth did you get to Stephen Kovacevich from Auntie or the Beebotron?

I went hunting around as I thought that info was worth knowing, and the only place I could find it was Mr Kovacevich was on this Radio Times website:
http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cq5yhk/composer-of-the-week-ludwig-van-beethoven--episode-2-summer-in-heiligenstadt

Anyway, don\'t get mad at the Beeb! I\'ve tried that, doesn\'t do any good and you get a headache.

ATB, K

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The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Oh no! It\'s not up. - It\'s Back!
« on: December 24, 2013, 05:06:48 PM »
Ok, here\'s the linky, and it should be back up right now (although as it\'s after sunset you\'ll only get the terminator):
Raspberry Pi @ Tresaith

And I\'ve been playing with timelapse out of the kitchen window...
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlhSt9tHJ48[/video]

Happy Chrimbo, K

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