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Posted: 1 Hour 49 Minutes ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnPresumably, only clothing that is transparent to the infra-red wavelengths it saw. I remember in the 1960s/'70s, there were adverts for "X-ray specs" (or something like that) on the back of some things - comics, I think. I never sent
Posted: 3 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: MBThere was a lot of chatter about that some years ago but seems to have gone quiet now, either they have made it more difficult to remove or people have got bored of it.
Posted: 6 Hours 29 Minutes ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnThe sort of cameras used by (for example) aerial police do just use the infra-red part of the spectrum: bodies, and the wheels and engines of vehicles, show up "bright" as they are hot. Heat from the camera isn't really a problem - the
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Posted: 11 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: Max DemianI think there was a Sony camera with a night vision mode. If used in the daytime, it could see through some clothing. <g>
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Posted: 11 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)I'd have thought though that internal heat might have been a problem which is why I mentioned cooling it down to a very cold temperature. Even the most efficient gear gives off heat as it works. I cannot see the effect of current design
Posted: 1 Day ago by: John WilliamsonThere are a few types, but the ones that don't use an infra red illuminator use a photosensitive plate that can detect a very small number of photons per pixel, and amplify that signal to light up a photo emissive surface. For flying, t
Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: williamwrightShurely some mistake? Bill
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: steveI think the best night vision methods use IR cells which can be converted to digital images and filtered and enhanced quite economically. Steve
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsImage intensifier tubes
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Mark CarverThat's very odd. I can't explain why you couldn't get any BBC national DAB reception, was this moving about on the car radio, or a portable radio where you were staying ? No. BBC Radios Jersey and Guernsey are the other two in DAB+ at p
Posted: 1 Day 11 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)I can obviously see that if you had an infra reed light you could get reasonable black and white pictures, but when you are, say flying a chopper at night like you see those Helicopter emergency fly on the wall shows do, then you only ha
Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: ScottI visited Carlisle during the week. I found there was no BBC national DAB reception, which seems odd as I see it is broadcast from Sandale, not that far away. BBC Radio Cumbria is available at 64 kbps. I believe this is DAB+. Is this th
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: MB..... The British Broadcasting Century podcast @BBCentury · 11m How do we know this? It's ALL thanks to David Prosser, the academic behind this paper: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/193478467/Prosser_Marco
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: MBhttps://twitter.com/BBCentury/status/1526930710493265920 The British Broadcasting Century podcast @BBCentury Today, May 18th, is another one of those HAPPY CENTENARY BBC days! The idea for the BBC is 100 years old today. Thanks to this ch
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Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: MBThese were taken with a 500MM lens and moving a bit faster than a bird. :-) https://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcocker/albums/72157706853944245/with/40203465683/
Posted: 6 Days 12 Hours ago by: NY"MB" <MB@nospam.net> wrote in message news:email@example.com... Yes I did try that: stop down as far as I dare without prejudicing shutter speed (puffins' wings move very quickly) and hope that the birds remain reasonably in foc
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: MBI usually find auto-focus makes following a moving object more difficult because it is quite likely to focus elsewhere brifly. If it is a bright sunny day then I rely on depth of field on manual focus.
Posted: 7 Days ago by: NY"Stephen Wolstenholme" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... I'll bet they'll still look as ridiculous as the wart-like cheek microphones or those "hidden" (not!) in the hairline of singer
Posted: 7 Days ago by: NY"Stephen Wolstenholme" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... It might have been for small-ball sports like golf where the golfer hits his stroke, and the cameraman (who was probably a sear
Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Stephen WolstenholmeA few more years and microphone implants will be used. I think the top lip would be the best position (except for boxers). Steve
Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Yes but on TV, you cannot have everyone using headsets can you. I remember having what was described as a gun mike. That was fine as long as the person who was aiming it was paying attention and both parties were near each other, but on
Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Maybe they need to make them sit in the hair then. grin. Brian
Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Stephen WolstenholmeSounds like something used for space exploration or orbital spy satellites! Steve
Posted: 7 Days 13 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartWhen I got my first digital stills camera (a Nikon Coolpix) way back in year 2000, I wondered about this too, and as I was working with broadcast television cameras at the time, I was able to photograph the various test charts we used fo
Posted: 8 Days ago by: NY"Paul Ratcliffe" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... So if (in an alternative universe!) TV had been developed when LCD screens were the normal display technology, TV would have
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Paul RatcliffeEMI-2001s certainly did. IIRC, half the light went to the luminance tube and the rest was split between the other three. They needed a lot of light therefore, which generated a lot of heat.
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Paul RatcliffeThe latter.
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Other JohnYes! :)
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: NY"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote in message news:R$cU4NThT8fiFwr0@a.a... I imagine that gamma is "hardcoded" into the design of any camera, signal processing, broadcasting, reception, display chain so that it cannot be c
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John  I. e. the phosphor. Do modern LC displays, and other technologies - Plasma? OLED? - have a similar gamma curve to CRT phosphors? If not, presumably modern sets have an un-phosphor-gamma followed by gamma correction for whatever th
Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartYep. Just like drone shots, and CGI or electronic effects, and sex scenes, and actors swearing all the time, just because they can, regardless of whether any of it clarifies anything about the plot. Rod.
Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John TOTP I think actually made that a feature to be expected (not by me, but you know how fashions are!) of that sort of prog. - to the extent that I vaguely remember reading (here?) that cameras (or maybe just their tubes) nearing the
Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartPerhaps there is, but I'm not sure what use it would be here. What's required from a television camera to feed into the encoder (PAL, NTSC, SECAM or whatever) is gamma corrected RGB signals. The luminance signal is derived by mixing thes
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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John Ah, that sounds like "valve sound" as preferred by some audio enthusiasts: basically soft rather than hard clipping! Interesting point! Of course film (except three-strip technicolour, sorry -color)! had a different mechanism. But
Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John  Interesting; I'd assumed keeping a tube with stripes synced would be a right pain. Maybe they used some combination of some sort of syncing castellations outside picture area, and gating so that they threw away more of the transi
Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: John WilliamsonIt is even more impressive when you are holding one.
Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: charlesfar worse is the speaker turing their head away from straight ahead. That's why I prefer head set mics.
Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: NY"Roderick Stewart" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... There are two reasons why a zoom lens lets through less light: firstly because there is more glass to absorb light and s
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: MBBiggest problem that I notice is muffled sound because the microphone is under a coat, fleece etc.
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: NY"Roderick Stewart" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... Isn't there a mathematical transformation that can be applied (especially nowadays where everything is digital) which un
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: NY"Roderick Stewart" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... I imagine when zoom lenses first became available it was a real novelty to be able to magnify one part of the picture wi
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: NY"Brian Gaff (Sofa)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... I imagine that there are several failure modes: - one of the three channels maxes-out, giving one of red+green=yellow, red+blue=magenta,
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: NY"John Williamson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:je91a2FmhjjU1@mid.individual.net... I've seen photos of those CF spinning-HDD cards. It is one hell of an achievement to make an HDD which is less the 2 mm thick. Di
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartPrime lenses have less glassware than zooms, therefore not so much light loss. The practice of smoothly varying the focal length during a shot seems to be one of those things that nobody needed to do, until they could. Classic movies ar
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartThe prism blocks were coated with dichroic interference filters, which would reflect light of one range of wavelengths and pass through the remainder, thus in theory wasting none, as all the light (or nearly all) that entered the lens wo
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Hmm, well sounds all a bit seat of the pants. I do wish these days when recording dialogue they would try to at least make sure we can hear the actors over the background. So are there any cheap tie clip mikes that can be used wirelessl
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Interesting. No this did have at least two tubes in it as I took the side off once, but it was crammed full of pcb! I guess the different levels of the colours could easily max out part of the tube or tubes then as it ran out of dynamic
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Yes, I certainly think there was more than one tube in mine. However it was certainly robust, but was just a camera, not a camcorder, and had this thick rubberised cable on the handle or on the camera if you removed the handle to put it
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)But yellow, seems to suggest that it was two colours that were running into trouble, unless they used some type of complimentary colour system of unknown sort. Still it was normal fine indoors as long as you adjusted the tint correctly
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)I think you are right about more than one tube. It was quite power hungry, but was of course within a year or two superseded by a better and smaller and cheaper model. grr. Brian
Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: John WilliamsonMy first camcorder, a Philips branded Panasonic NV-M1, had a striped filter on the single Newvicon tube. The filters were, IIRC cyan and magenta, with a clear stripe between them to give a mono signal, BICBW, to make the tube more s
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Liz TuddenhamYes, I had breakthrough from a police car during a live stsge show. The fairy who had been fitted with the radio mic, carried on regardless but the producer nearly had a fit! I've just remembered a bit more about the Eddystone S890: B
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: NY"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote in message news:NubDMoJ9mrfiFw5n@a.a... I remember looking into video cameras when I worked in the school's audio visual room as my prefect duty in the sixth form (a really cushy number,
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: NY"Liz Tuddenham" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:1prws0m.117rqbt1qstwsgNfirstname.lastname@example.org... I remember one of my early Blue Peter Annuals from the late 60s or early 70s had a chapter on "how telev
Posted: 9 Days ago by: NY"Brian Gaff (Sofa)" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... I think by the late 70s and early 80s, many consumer cameras had changed from vidicons to plumbicons/saticons, though almost invariably a
Posted: 9 Days ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnIf it wasn't a CCD, it was probably three (for amateur use) tubes; colour haloing in bright conditions was, I think, caused by one of the tubes hitting its limit (the video equivalent of clipping in audio - saturation?) before the other
Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Liz Tuddenham[...] The radio link was actually pretty good, it used an Eddystone FM tuner which the firm had specially modified to cover the radio mic frequencies. (Model S890 or S890/1). The sound quality limitation was in the microphones they coul
Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Liz TuddenhamThat sounds like the one that was specially made for the Coronation in 1953; it was right at the back of Westminster Abbey, up against the roof, the monitor was removed and the cameraman had to kneel down beside it. I have a feeling th
Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Other JohnWe had lead weights hung on the panning handle to balance the zoom. The focus and deflection coils were all one cylindrical assembly and slid along on rails without causing microphony. I think the camera had to be refocussed when ch
Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Really. I remember I had a colour camera made by Hitachi. It had a serious weird effect in very bright sun. IE on changes in contrast edges even when in focus, you tended to get a kind of yellow fringe around things. In kind of normal du
Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartThe Pye image orthicon cameras had motorised turrets, so the operator only had to push a little switch instead of turning a mechanical handle. When we fitted a zoom to one of those we had to remember to disable it with an internal switch
Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: NY"The Other John" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... I saw a very long focal-length zoom (not sure what its wide-angle setting was, but it was designed for greater magnification than normal at the telep
Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: The Other JohnWhen I worked in studios on b/w cameras, late '50s early '60s zooms were rarely used in studios and occasionally on OBs. The turret didn't have to be removed, the zoom fitted in place of one of the fixed lenses but with additional ha
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: NYWhen roughly did television studios change from TV cameras with a turret of fixed-focal-length lenses to those with zoom lenses? Was the change initially partial, with a studio having mainly turret cameras but with a zoom camera for thos
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Max DemianIt'll give the Daleks a sporting chance.
Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: williamwrightYes. Bill
Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: steveI'm in a wheelchair but I don't want to share the technology used to produce such an advanced transport system. It's a very advanced model. I've found how to control forwards and backwards in space but I'm still looking for the time trav
Posted: 11 Days 13 Hours ago by: Robineasy: regenerates as Davros (revealing the Doctor created the Daleks in a period of madness induced by eating meat...)
Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: Paul RatcliffeWheelchair user? "Roll for yer life..."
Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: MBA talk online about Netherbutton, don't know if he will cover its postwar history. https://twitter.com/Ness_Battery/status/1523778530110107648
Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Paul RatcliffeI've had direct experience of this relatively recently. The Medilink P&R only runs M-F and only between about 7 and 7 (give or take). Thankfully at the weekends I was able to get a space on site(s), and surprisingly it was free (as a re
Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Paul RatcliffeSeems like he needs a dose of real-world experience then.
Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Paul RatcliffeI wonder what reception you'd get if you tried that at our gaff. As it is, I estimate demand for parking probably exceeds capacity by at least 10:1
Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Paul RatcliffeOh, I never realised reading all your ramblings all this time that there were twins there.
Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Paul RatcliffeBrizzle. Haven't been in to the centre of Nottingham for the best part of 3 years now, but if I did then the bus service from where I'd go from is still very good compared to here.
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Max DemianHe's an alien, so he could be anything. In Hitch-hiker's Guide Zaphod Beeblebrox has two heads. There's a two-headed girl in America; I wonder whether she/they can act? Hey, that's an idea! As well as being a different sex, people coul
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Posted: 12 Days 14 Hours ago by: Bob LathamIndeed but to add insult to injury we have to pay for this woke drivel. "At its heart, wokeness is divisive, exclusionary and hateful. It basically gives mean people a shield to be mean and cruel, armoured in false virtue." I believe t
Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartWhether it becomes apparent that they might abandon the BBC licence after 2027 or it doesn't, I reckon it's only a matter of time before I abandon it myself. Since January 1st this year, absolutely all, that is 100%, of my TV viewing has
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: williamwrightThe BBC is a lost cause as far as I'm concerned. I just don't watch even promising-sounding stuff because I fear I'll be annoyed by wokery. I watch telly to relax, not to be aggravated. Bill
Posted: 13 Days ago by: Roderick StewartI stopped watching from one episode after the sex change. In case no-one has told you aready, the new one is black, and I'm sure I read somewhere that he's gay as well. What on earth will they choose for the next one? <sarcasm>Nice to s
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Is it not just to isolate the start/end of a piece fairly accurately for looking at before the digital editing is done? Brian
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)That seems a little steep. What does the audio version cost. grin. You know I do miss the old days when itv regions did their own thing, and one could build vhf aerials out of scrap bits and get multiple itv regions fairly easily. Now w
Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mark CarverOr just from the top of an office block. Terminal velocity is terminal velocity is 120ish mph ? (An airliner hitting the side of a mountain at 500 mph is a different kettle of fish of course)
Posted: 14 Days 13 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Hmm, difficult to know whether to use order by subject, by date or indeed give up! Brian
Posted: 15 Days 14 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartIt's a shame we can't make a device that bestows those properties upon its wearers. I think they'd sell quite well, don't you? Rod.
Posted: 16 Days ago by: MBFrom what I understood, the main concern was the long life which have some sort of isotope inside. You only get one of those if you are relatively young, older people get the ones with a replaceable battery.
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Liz TuddenhamCremation, if done properly, generates temperatures at which organic matter completely decomposes, at least 400 C. The thermal mass of a pacemaker is very small, so it would quickly attain that temperature right through. and everything
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: MBThey should not, as I wrote, the spec contains (or at least did when I was told and no reason to believe it has changed). Withstand cremation Withstand Magnum Special at point-blank range Withstand hitting concrete in a fall from the h
Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: williamwrightThat didn't happen when my wife died. I asked and they said there was no need to do anything. Nor did the pacemaker attempt to restart her heart after the moment of death. Bill
Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: NY"MB" <MB@nospam.net> wrote in message news:email@example.com... I gather that undertakers routinely check for and remove pacemakers, a) because they can explode during cremation, and b) hospitals often want them back.
Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: MBYears ago I spoke to a hospital technician who use to connect up pacemakers (some surgeons were hopeless at using a screwdrive and saw him grimace as the surgeon struggled so told him to get scrubbed and do the job). He said the pacem
Posted: 16 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mark CarverFrom any pacemaker battery !
Posted: 16 Days 12 Hours ago by: NY"Mark Carver" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:jdk281Fmm9kU1@mid.individual.net... And hopefully the furnace won't explode.
Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mark CarverHopefully, if Ric is cremated, they'll set the furnace to 11 ?
Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: Andy Burns<https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2022/05/03/ric-parnell-exploding-drummer-mock-rock-legends-spinal-tap>
Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: SimonMSorry - forgot to say the DT obit is behind their paywall. Others are probably available (haven't looked). S.
Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: SimonMVery sadly, Ric Parnell, drummer of Spinal Tap died (for real) this month. The Daily Telegraph has an obituary here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2022/05/03/ric-parnell-exploding-drummer-mock-rock-legends-spinal-tap/ Parnell
Posted: 18 Days ago by: williamwrightEighty-five quid? I think I'll wait for the movie. Bill
Posted: 18 Days 11 Hours ago by: MBThis book has been published by EUP but rather expensive! https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-early-years-of-television-and-the-bbc.html
Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Brian GaffAs I said, very few new threads apparent here. Lots of old followups though. I may well refresh the lot when I get time. Brian
Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: John WilliamsonBrian Gaff fairly regularly reports this problem in various groups, which I suspect is something to do with him using Outlook Express and a screen reader to access usenet, rather than usenet being broken or not being used.
Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Rink429 messages in january 2022 in uk.tech.broadcast 225 messages in february 2022 in uk.tech.broadcast 280 messages in march 2022 in uk.tech.broadcast 440 messages in april 2022 in uk.tech.broadcast Rink
Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: SimonMHeck, they were obsolete by around 1988! Since the licence fee is probably going (yeah, right), it must be time for a BBC Bristol eBay account, Shirley? Having seen on YouTube the junk people cherish, someone will pay silly money for
Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Paul RatcliffeIt pains me to tell you that we still have at least one of those bloody things on the shelves in our 'old junk' store. God alone knows why.
Posted: 22 Days 9 Hours ago by: MikeI have vague memories of Trevor McDonald commenting on this event at the time, and also sayng that "radiation would now be known as 'magic moonbeams'" ... It might have been on Spitting Image though ;) That's right up there with the S
Posted: 22 Days 10 Hours ago by: Max DemianWell if you're willing to add extra syllables to the name, you can pretty much make anything rude.
Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Yes I know, but maybe for email it should be Outlook for this one account. Keep using the other for newsgroups and accounts that do not use these new fangled security wotsits. I can forsee a lot of my blind friends struggling as they wi
Posted: 22 Days 14 Hours ago by: Andy Burnsdʒen.ɪˈteɪ.li.ə
Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnA late colleague at work was wondering which small Cumbrian village they would use next: the atomic establishment was originally called Windscale, but eventually that got such a bad reputation (faked X-ray records, radioactive leaks int
Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnThat's _why_ they show the number with spaces on the card, or the account number on the bill: it's easier for humans to digest it in small chunks. The most irritating are the ones that don't accept spaces - but only tell you that after
Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnExactly; that's usually the reason I'm 'phoning them. In most cases, if I _can_ do whatever I want online, I do, because it's quicker.
Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnI know it spoils most humour when it has to be explained, but I haven't worked that one out yet ... Jennifer Taylor? JT? Something about having nit in the middle?
Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Roderick StewartMy ex's previous car had a registration number of which the three letter portion was "OMG". The grandsprogs thought it was funny too. Rod.
Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Roderick StewartNeat! I wonder if John Ward on youtube knows about this. He usualy introduces himself as "JW" but it could just as well be J-Omega. Perhaps he'd rather that it was. I wonder how many budding electrical engineers in their teenage years p
Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: MikeA triumph of advertising and rebranding then :) ... Everyone will still remember how bad Hermes are, even though they are now known as Evri ...
Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: williamwrightYes, it's when the parish of Masham wasn't in the diocese of the local bishop, or something like that anyway... Bill
Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsI know what you mean about muscle memory but 1) thunderird doesn't make hotkeys editable 2) even if it did (or people claim there are ways and means) I would avoid doing it, since you'd then be in a limbo-land running one program with
Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: williamwrightIt's just not very helpful is it? Bill
Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Liz TuddenhamI'm pleased to say the tracking problem has been resolved and I how have proof that the documents have been delivered to the DVLC.
Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: MBIt will be because they come from Masham I think and Masham is a Peculiar.
Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: MBThose carrier will have their own distribution systems so the Post Town is irrelevant to them if they have the Postcode.
Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Yes, see my comment about normal clients. I wonder if one can make it use keys that Microsoft programs use as muscle memory can be a hard thing to overcome. Brian
Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: NY"tony sayer" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:YD+Fu4No5+aiFwgg@bancom.co.uk... It is indeed. And for some reason, Theakstons (no E) spell it "peculier".
Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: NY"tony sayer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:STdHasNl2+aiFwBa@bancom.co.uk... I had to think about that one for a second. Whoops! Her parents didn't think that one through.
Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: steveI wanted to get a new driving license when I reached 70 so I sent them my license and all my previous addresses. I'm now 73 and still waiting for them to process my details. The last time I got through on the phone I spoke to someone who
Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: tony sayerIn article <jd0vp1F2uj1U1@mid.individual.net>, williamwright <email@example.com> scribeth thus Is that where the odd Theakstones ale got its name from?...
Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: tony sayerIn article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Roderick Stewart <email@example.com> scribeth thus Former girlfriend , Heather Ann Gordon (HAG) Another one, Jenny Taylor ...
Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: charlesYes, to Post Codes _ I was referring to Post Towns,
Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: NY"Andy Burns" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:jd2480F9klsU1@mid.individual.net... Yes, but not his mid-day meal - he'd been kept waiting. Are we thinking along the same lines?
Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: MBBut those all seem to use the Royal Mail postcodes though Hermes has a new name now which I cannot remember.
Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsHad he had his breakfast?
Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike"... because my problem *is* your website, the badly designed piece of crap that it is ..." :)
Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: NY"Liz Tuddenham" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:1pr65vw.1x6bsfmb1o9o0Nfirstname.lastname@example.org... Don't you just love bureaucracy. I've never had to change my name, but my wife had various problems with
Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: charlesI was thinkng of Amazon, Hermes, DPD, etc who do their own deliveries. Tht's why I wrote "deliveries started being made by firms other than Royal Mail"
Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Liz TuddenhamI've just recently formally changed my name (to reflect my gender identity) and have run into all sorts of problems: One company is refusing to accept my Deed Poll because it is not endorsed (endorsement is a purely personal thing for
Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: NY"Roderick Stewart" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... The head of department where I worked in my first job, in an electronics department, was (John) William Taylor (known as
Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: NY"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote in message news:3x8979c1JxaiFwW4@a.a... My mum and dad had not yet become interested in family history when I was born so I have a conventional middle name which could be a forename. But
Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsThunderbird claims to support three screen readers JAWS, NVDA and Windows Eyes <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thunderbird-accessibility-features>
Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: NY"MB" <MB@nospam.net> wrote in message news:email@example.com... Yes I would say that the first rule of writing software that accepts postcodes or credit card numbers is that it must immediately remove spaces (*) and the process
Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Why? You can change the views in many ways, so having fiddled with views, I still don't see much genuinely new. So what news reader would you use, as soon I'll have to change, since there is no way OE or certain derivatives will work on
Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartFor one of my daughters, we just gave her a name that we liked to call her by, and two middle names which were the first names of her two grandmothers. If you want a tradition for such things, that seems a reasonable one because it pres
Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: williamwrightIf it's ecclesiastical it's called a peculiar. Bill
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnI did come across a post quoting some quite complex rules for naming children, when you had lots of them - first son after father and first daughter after mother IIRR, but going on to quite convoluted - uncles, grandfathers, and so on.
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: Sn!pe[...] [...] I think it's alphabetically by street name: Our road is named [name A] [unique name 1] [name B] and there is another named [name A] [unique name 2] [name B] which have alphabetically consecutive postcodes.
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnIf you read a few posts back, you'll see that is what we were talking about - "enclaves". I think it was the 1974 revision that did the most rationalising (unfortunately also done some things that were unpopular and reverted in the nex
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnFortunately, I think the postcode system is designed such that there are no ambiguous cases - i. e. if there's an AB1 23XY, there isn't an AB12 3XY. (My SatNav - an XGODY - _does_ insist on the space, which pleases me.) Indeed (or th
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: MBFor some reason many systems did not seem to recognise our postcode at work. I had problem with my car when driving back to after lunch so rang the AA, giving the work postcode. They could not find it so I eventually gave the old comp
Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: MBIt can be a nice family tradition my first forename comes from my father and Great Grandfather. There were people in my family in the 19th Century who used my Great Great Grandmother's surname as a second forename because her first son
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John I discovered not long after I moved in here (2007) that this home (number 5) had somehow been omitted from the postcode database. Numbers (for example) 4, 6, and 7, were in, just mine wasn't - although the home had been here since 2
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: MBI have always used my second forename, as my father did. I had a big argument at work about it because their computer system could not handle it. I got fed up of mail addressed to me using my first forename so I told I would consider
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: MBDon't most non-Royal Mail postal service stick to Royal Mail's conventions because they mostly use Royal Mail for the actual delivery.
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: MBMany counties had parts separate from the rest of the county, I think they were removed in one of the revisions of counties
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: MBLots of UK website will not accept a Postcode with a space between the two two halves of the postcode and I think some insist on a space. Almost as bad as the ones that do not accept credit card numbers entered as groups of number (as
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: MBI just wrote that the whole of the Western Isles used to have Paisley postcodes, I think the Northern Isles similarly had a Wick postcode for the same obvious reason.
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: MBIrrelevant, it is a postal address used for sorting the mail. Until a few years ago many of the Scottish islands had a postcode for near Glasgow. My postcode is Perth even though about a hundred miles away and few connections to the ar
Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: NY"The Other John" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... Very, but I suppose it ties in with the idea that every American must have three names/initials, either as John E Hoover or J Edgar Hoover. My dad i
Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Other JohnEast Grinstead, Crawley and Horsham in Sussex have RH (Redhill Surrey) codes.
Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Other JohnWhat I find strange is people who use their 2nd name but keep their first initial in front of it, like J Edgar Hoover and F Scott Fitzgerald. Weird.
Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: TweedNot quite. Formal local government counties were created by the Victorians, but the geographical counties went back much further. There are maps here https://maps.nls.uk/counties/berwickshire.html
Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: williamwrightLots of places in Lincolnshire have DN (Doncaster Yorkshire) postcodes. Bill
Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: charlesBut while the town has been called that for many centuries, the county was a Victorian creation. Perhaps they hoped that the town would be returned to Scotland,
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: NY"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote in message news:v86rYwLsipaiFw1Q@a.a... She hadn't yet paid for it. But the manager retrieved her basket, kept it behind the counter and sent one of his "lads" to find mum in the next doo
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: NY"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote in message news:RtR0sCNBwpaiFwyA@a.a... I downloaded the complete postcode / OS grid reference / lat-long database a while ago to check what grid reference was associated with our postcode
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: charlesOnce deliveries started being made by firms other than Royal Mail, post towns became a connfusion.
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: TweedTry Berwickshire and Berwick upon Tweed. The county and its natural county town are in different countries. https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/18814343.dave-berry-column-time-bring-berwick-back-berwickshire/
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: NY"Scott" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... Yes, I'm sure for acronyms and initialisms she'd have insisted on U.S.A and U.K. Except that since the country is the last thing
Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: NY"J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> wrote in message news:VsVlsPKRHpaiFwSh@a.a... I am now cautious about using my postal town - or at least if it present, I double check that my village name is also included somewhere, because th
Posted: 24 Days 6 Hours ago by: ScottIndeed. IIRC the original postcode areas were based on a planned 120 mechanised letter offices. Plainly this argument did not persuade many Harris residents.
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John I often wondered at the origin of the final two letters. The number before the space tended to be areas, and further out towns and villages, spiralling out from the centre of the place shown by the first letter(s) (usually staring at
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John I forgot to say, not _always_ neighbouring: I think there's a bit of - or near - the City of London that is actually part of Cambridgeshire. (One street, or something like that. I think for ecclesiastical reasons.) Accessible. 
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John I still do that (usually a single space if typing - which I nearly always am; I write very little these days). Yes - and after the house number ("572, Yarm Road,") I still do after Mr. and Mrs. (Not sure if I do for Ms - maybe my mind
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsDon't think I've ever been fussy enough to put ".," or ".." on an envelope, it just looks wrong When it came to closing my parent's gas account, the supplier got shirty when I sent a death certificate for Mr J Burns yet the names they
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: charlesand that was because the mail (generaly) came by Glsagow airport which is just outside Paisley. Post Codes were GPO routing instructions
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: BrightsideS9[snip] The latest changes are bringing back the name of the historic county of WESTMORLAND. https://www.westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk/
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: ScottWould it not be a full stop after every letter, as in U.S.A. Your teacher must have been less fussy than mine!
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnWorse are the ones using US software that insist on the address containing a "city". (I've even seem Americans objecting to that.)
Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John (-: I refuse to include the name of the nearby large town in my address, though sometimes give in when using websites that insist on doing so. I accepted the principle of the "post town" when that was the case, but that necessity w
Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: NY"Andy Burns" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:jcve2dFo62pU1@mid.individual.net... Doesn't stop people using them unofficially... The subject of counties in postal addresses brings back memories of lessons at primary school
Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsCounties are no longer a part of a postal address (someone tell various ecommerce websites)
Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: ScottWill they not be trading names rather than registered company names?
Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: ScottI believe Isle of Harris used to have Paisley (PA) postcodes until they were changed to HS following discontent amongst residents.
Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: NY"BrightsideS9" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... Most famously (at one time) the offices of the Yorkshire-focussed magazine The Dalesman, which also had "Clapham
Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: BrightsideS9Parts of North Yorkshire have a LA post code - LANCASTER.
Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: ScottHere I get mail for 'Glasgow, Lanarkshire' even though Glasgow has not been in Lanarkshire since 1895 or something.
Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsI know you have your reasons for using OutlookExpress, but I think that's responsible for the issues you see from time to time.
Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)Well most of them then have to be on threads with whiskers, as I see no new ones. Brian
Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: MBPostal addresses are just that, for sorting and distribution of post. They are no indication of administrative areas, particularly obvious with postcodes which can be a real nuisance with companies which do not pay for proper software
Posted: 24 Days 20 Hours ago by: Paul RatcliffeIt bloody well hasn't. I continually get mail with Avon as part of the address even though it's been defunct for about 25 years.
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsThere is an option to use the I-dont-care list as an adblock element hiding filter, then it can only hide popups, never answer them ...
Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsAt the time I installed it, fairly sure that's all it did. Didn't know it had altered over time to do that. I don't expect it to delete cookies, really.
Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John (I use such an old Firefox that it actually says it needs a later one! But in Chrome:) "In most cases, it just blocks or hides cookie related pop-ups. When it's needed for the website to work properly, it will automatically accept t
Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsProbably it is a default now, wasn't at the time I configured it It's a setting in firefox, which used to be exposed in the settings GUI, now you have to enter the "here be dragons" section to alter it network.cookie.lifetimepolicy=2
Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John(See below.) I think that's a setting in most browsers. That sounds like an add-on; sounds potentially useful (though I think I'd find it tedious if it did it to _all_ cookies; I'm happy with _some_ e. g. settings being kept between se
Posted: 25 Days 13 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsI see no particular drop-off in most groups I read. There were 13 messages here in the 24 hours prior to your "test"
Posted: 25 Days 13 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)I think everyone must have changed to gardening as they most certainly are not using Usenet for the last couple of months. Brian
Posted: 25 Days 14 Hours ago by: TweedI’ve got an adblocker on my iOS devices, and like I said, I don’t see the adverts, so I don’t really care what the cookies are getting up to.
Posted: 25 Days 14 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsOn a desktop/laptop, I "arm" my browser to reject 3rd party cookies convert all cookies to session-only, hide cookie warning dialogs, unanswered regularly close the browser to flush cookies hide adverts But where they annoy the hell out
Posted: 25 Days 15 Hours ago by: TweedI’m not sure why there’s all the angst about cookies. I don’t particularly care if I’m tracked since I always run an ad blocker. I almost never see adverts, targeted or not.
Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsNo, I don't believe so ... If I disable all my cookie protection add-ons, and visit a "cookie heavy" site, and then see what cookies I have for that site, it's only 3 or 4 which they probably consider as "required" for site functional
Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsIf you want to do that sort if trick, some adblockers have an "element hiding" mod, you can pick with a wand to hide the translucent overlay.
Posted: 26 Days ago by: Liz TuddenhamIf you are really quick and Select-All followed by Copy, you can grab the page contents before the overlay appears. Then you can Paste it into another program and read it.
Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard TobinOr if you really need to see it, open it in a private browsing window and accept all the cookies.
Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsSo those are the ones where I tend to pause and think "do I really need to read this?" and click BACK instead.
Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: MBBut many do not.
Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsMany sites have a "reject all" button for permissions, but lookout they sometimes have a separate "object all" button for so-called legitimate interest from 3rd parties, and of course they use dark patterns (different colour "allow al
Posted: 26 Days 9 Hours ago by: MBThere was a comment here (I think) recently about having to register on the BBC website. I see they now have some pages that have a big banner saying that "We've updated our Privacy and Cookies Policy" though this is not appearing every
Posted: 28 Days ago by: NY"Liz Tuddenham" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:1pqxcl0.1dipeiqp5bl1sNfirstname.lastname@example.org... Yes I think of a county as primarily a geographical area within a line drawn on a map. How it is administ
Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: MBI think there are a few vestiges but police and fire in Scotland were "nationalised" (easier for the SNP to control that way!). As far as I am concerned, I have never recognised Greater Manchester and still call everything 'Lancashire'
Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Liz Tuddenham...but that's administrative. If a county is shown in their address, it should be 'Somerset".
Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: Woody
Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: Liz TuddenhamAvon was never a county, just an administrative district. There was a lot of bad feeling when it was enforced upon us and we were told we had to call it a county. It has now been quietly forgotten about.
Posted: 28 Days 8 Hours ago by: James FrenchI think you are almost right. My recollection is that we were doing a nighttime show and there was some kind of performance on the front lawn. In order to illuminate it, one 5K lamp was positioned inside the building but in the Long Galle
Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: MBAt least you get to see them A few weeks before the Daily Maxwell picks up the story so you do not have to touch that disreputable rag.
Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: WoodyRest assured, it is still in Worcestershire - by a country mile and a bit beyond!
Posted: 28 Days 10 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (JohnIs it anywhere near the edge? There were a lot of border changes in, IIRR, 1974. Were you there before that? (That was when a lot of the new counties - like Tyne and Wear, Cleveland, and Avon - were created, but also lots of borders tw
Posted: 28 Days 10 Hours ago by: Andy BurnsAren't all local rag articles? Inspiration seems to come mainly from 1) The highway code and infeasible ways you might get fined thousands 2) Martin Lewis says "do abc" 3) Stories picked from reddit that are not even from the UK, let a
Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: SimonMDo I remember correctly that one of the lighting TMs actually cracked one of the big (and thick) glass panes by putting a 5k outside too close to it? Morally certain of the story, and I have a feeling it was one of the Wood Norton tut
Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: SimonMBad form, etc. but... There's no by-line, which is probably just as well, since it's full of mistakes. Greg Dyke is referred to as "Commissioner General" (I think this is a Salvation Army rank, incidentally). Written by a work-experi
Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: SimonMDetails, details!
Posted: 28 Days 12 Hours ago by: Roderick StewartWhen I was there I'm pretty sure it was in Worcestershire. Rod.
Posted: 29 Days 4 Hours ago by: MBThe media have "discovered" Wood Norton though they were shown around in about 1965 and it was in most national newspapeers! Inside the secret Gloucestershire bunker owned by the BBC https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/whats-on/inside
Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: MBParking at Raigmore is free, I was up regularly for my cataracts and never failed to find a parking space. The local hospital has very limited parking even for staff so no parking for patients and family. We used to occasionally go to
Posted: 29 Days 10 Hours ago by: John WilliamsonMy local hospital lets you stay for 20 minutes free of charge, and uses ANPR to calculate the amount you need to pay, only opening the exit barrier after you have paid. This is also done usig ANPR. If you are an in patient, you get fre
Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: tony sayerIn article <email@example.com>, MB <MB@nospam.net> scribeth thus Well the ones at Addenbrookes aren't too expensive, if your a in-patient there you get a concession. Had to go there the other day mate of mine left his car lights
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