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« Reply #3375 on: 20 October 2019, 11:27:06 AM »

documentary programmes on telly where the speaker tries to make it more dramatic than it really is--that's just running off at the mouth, and is a real piss off.


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« Reply #3376 on: 21 October 2019, 01:18:13 AM »
Pop Up adverts recently appearing on the Met Office Weather website. I use this site many times a day to plan my outings and they are very annoying !

Download the uBlock add on for your browser :thumbup

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« Reply #3377 on: 21 October 2019, 08:31:45 PM »

documentary programmes on telly where the speaker tries to make it more dramatic than it really is--that's just running off at the mouth, and is a real piss off.








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« Reply #3378 on: 01 November 2019, 06:10:17 AM »
Trick Or Treating


I've never ever been a fan, and irrespective of the thought process behind it, why the fuck would my 80yr old mum want to answer the door to someone like this, which could quite easily be a scene from the film The Purge?


Note: That is her door by the way. 

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« Reply #3379 on: 01 November 2019, 07:32:01 AM »
I totally agree, darrsi. A real pain in the neck. Demanding money or treats with menaces ! Yesterday evening we had three different groups hammering the front door. One of these groups was 9 strong, 4 adults hiding in the shadows, and 5 brats presenting at the door. We don't answer the door but after a full days work all my wife wants is peace and quiet. My nervous cat is not impresssed either, especially with the bloody fireworks exploding at the same time !

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« Reply #3380 on: 01 November 2019, 08:14:38 AM »
Thanks for the tip Grahamm. I have just bought a new computer and it is not happening on this one for some reason.
Pop Up adverts recently appearing on the Met Office Weather website. I use this site many times a day to plan my outings and they are very annoying !

Download the uBlock add on for your browser :thumbup

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« Reply #3381 on: 01 November 2019, 09:35:50 AM »
Around here there seems to be an unwritten code that if you dress up your house or even just a plastic pumpkin in the window then you accept trick treaters but no pumpkin house means don't knock.
Darrsi I think you have a point with your nan. But Anqetil I think you are being a "tad" over the top "Demanding money or treats with menaces hammering the front door / 4 adults hiding in the shadows / brats" Those adults hiding are supervising their children at a distance.Next year get some fun size milkyways in and stick a plastic pumpkin in the window.  :pokefun
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« Reply #3382 on: 01 November 2019, 11:06:07 AM »
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Around here there seems to be an unwritten code that if you dress up your house or even just a plastic pumpkin in the window then you accept trick treaters but no pumpkin house means don't knock.
Same round here. No decorations for us, and previous years bought loads of chocs just in case, which I ended up eating myself
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Anyway it's another bleeding American invention. What's wrong with the good old British tradition of begging with effigies of Catholic conspirators.

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« Reply #3383 on: 01 November 2019, 11:09:47 AM »
I'm getting more like Victor Meldrew every day !  Must be my advanced age.

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« Reply #3384 on: 01 November 2019, 12:50:11 PM »
I just stuck a sign on the door saying "No Trick or Treaters, please" and, although I heard groups out in the street, everyone respected it.

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« Reply #3385 on: 01 November 2019, 01:43:22 PM »
Around here there seems to be an unwritten code that if you dress up your house or even just a plastic pumpkin in the window then you accept trick treaters but no pumpkin house means don't knock.
Darrsi I think you have a point with your nan. But Anqetil I think you are being a "tad" over the top "Demanding money or treats with menaces hammering the front door / 4 adults hiding in the shadows / brats" Those adults hiding are supervising their children at a distance.Next year get some fun size milkyways in and stick a plastic pumpkin in the window.  :pokefun


*mum  :lol
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« Reply #3386 on: 03 November 2019, 10:34:44 AM »
Our street and the surrounding area is now littered with smashed up pumpkin carcasses!
the little scrotes have taken them from the front doors and kicked them up and down the streets.
Little foccers! At least the crows and magpies are having a feed on them.
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« Reply #3387 on: 03 November 2019, 03:45:24 PM »

From mid-October we get three months of whining, complaining and outraged demands to ban fireworks from pet owners whose world revolves around their neurotic inbred “fur baby” and don’t see why the rest of us don’t share their view.
Fuck ‘em, miserable sanctimonious killjoys. I have to clean dog crap off my boots dozens of times a year, so if their pooches shit on their carpets that’s fine by me. :D



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« Reply #3388 on: 03 November 2019, 05:16:39 PM »
Digital TVs. Nothing but trouble. Havin to re-tune every other week cos they change the channels. When you re-tune, you cant get half the friggin channels that you had before. Cant even find them when tuning manually, is like they've just been deleted. Picture pixelates and disappears then comes back. The sound goes up for the adverts then goes down for the programmes. Never had this shit with analogue

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« Reply #3389 on: 03 November 2019, 05:17:23 PM »

From mid-October we get three months of whining, complaining and outraged demands to ban fireworks from pet owners whose world revolves around their neurotic inbred “fur baby” and don’t see why the rest of us don’t share their view.
Fuck ‘em, miserable sanctimonious killjoys. I have to clean dog crap off my boots dozens of times a year, so if their pooches shit on their carpets that’s fine by me. :D




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« Reply #3390 on: 03 November 2019, 05:32:12 PM »
Digital TVs. Nothing but trouble. Havin to re-tune every other week cos they change the channels. When you re-tune, you cant get half the friggin channels that you had before. Cant even find them when tuning manually, is like they've just been deleted. Picture pixelates and disappears then comes back. The sound goes up for the adverts then goes down for the programmes. Never had this shit with analogue
Yeh it is annoying constantly having to retune. But I have a tv that picks up the wrong signal so I manually retune and find this website useful https://ukfree.tv/maps/uhfchannel   
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« Reply #3391 on: 03 November 2019, 05:39:54 PM »
Go to
Maps -Every Mast- Find your transmitter name (if you know it) - click TV in blue - scroll down and you will get a list of all the channels for all the broadcasts. I use that when I manually retune. Sometimes the tv retunes most channels but they are not on the tv guide info so I have to retune to the correct channel Mghz
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« Reply #3392 on: 03 November 2019, 05:44:40 PM »
Apparently there was still over 7000 black and white TV licences issued last year :eek
I love the image of people plugging on a digital to analogue convertor in order to watch the snooker in monochrome :lol .
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« Reply #3393 on: 03 November 2019, 06:27:32 PM »
Apparently there was still over 7000 black and white TV licences issued last year :eek
I love the image of people plugging on a digital to analogue convertor in order to watch the snooker in monochrome :lol .

That's got to be at least 6800 people lying about their TVs 😆😆
Not only can I not see any TV that is old enough to be black white still working but even if they do... what are they watching? They turned off the analogue signal years ago? And those tvs dont even have scart ports to plug in a sky box or anything??

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« Reply #3394 on: 03 November 2019, 07:08:00 PM »

You just connect a digital to analogue signal convertor box with an AV aerial lead output into the old telly. The TV then just acts as a monitor. The box is the tuner and you receive all the Freeview channels, but with a slightly inferior picture quality.


I kept an analogue CRT colour TV going after digital switch over in this way.
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« Reply #3395 on: 03 November 2019, 07:27:23 PM »

You just connect a digital to analogue signal convertor box with an AV aerial lead output into the old telly. The TV then just acts as a monitor. The box is the tuner and you receive all the Freeview channels, but with a slightly inferior picture quality.


I kept an analogue CRT colour TV going after digital switch over in this way.
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« Reply #3396 on: 03 November 2019, 07:50:14 PM »
 :rollin :rollin :rollin
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« Reply #3397 on: 04 November 2019, 07:47:25 PM »

You just connect a digital to analogue signal convertor box with an AV aerial lead output into the old telly. The TV then just acts as a monitor. The box is the tuner and you receive all the Freeview channels, but with a slightly inferior picture quality.


I kept an analogue CRT colour TV going after digital switch over in this way.


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« Reply #3398 on: 04 November 2019, 07:57:29 PM »


I kept an analogue CRT colour TV going after digital switch over in this way.

Probably spent more on electricity in the first two years powering up that combo than a new TV would have cost.
Your heating bill would have been lower then though :pokefun
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« Reply #3399 on: 04 November 2019, 08:19:05 PM »


You just connect a digital to analogue signal convertor box with an AV aerial lead output into the old telly. The TV then just acts as a monitor. The box is the tuner and you receive all the Freeview channels, but with a slightly inferior picture quality.


I kept an analogue CRT colour TV going after digital switch over in this way.


Do you still keep pigeons in your outside loo?  :lol


Not a lot of choice. It's all we've got. Keeping them inside isn't an option. They come in handy when you run out of newspaper I must say ;) .
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