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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23000 on: April 10, 2021, 05:48:34 pm »
Surely sir you jest.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23001 on: April 10, 2021, 06:28:29 pm »
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23002 on: April 10, 2021, 07:54:41 pm »
Next week on “Points Of View”

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Dear The BBC

Why oh why oh why did you allow your news channel to broadcast something as frivolous as Mark Commode's film review slot?  A MAN IS DEAD FOR GOD'S SAKE >:(  Have you no shame at all?  This isn’t why I pay my licence fee!  The person who scheduled this should be:
  • ashamed of themselves, and
  • shot
Yours furiously

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23003 on: April 10, 2021, 08:28:41 pm »
Dear Sir Madam Miss,

Last week I was a BIG cross because the cricket got rid of my Pointless. Now I am a HUGE cross because my GoogleBox is delayed.

Yours,

Mr Very Angry.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23004 on: April 10, 2021, 08:30:11 pm »
You wait till you hear about the Masterchef final.

Your piles will explode.

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23005 on: April 10, 2021, 08:41:11 pm »
You wait till you hear about the Masterchef final.

Your piles will explode.

Mrs B is furious.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23006 on: April 10, 2021, 08:41:56 pm »
What, no green ink?
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Basil

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23007 on: April 10, 2021, 08:45:21 pm »
Surely it would have been quite simple to dedicate one of their channels to Old Man Dead Watch for all the people who wanted keep hearing about it?
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23008 on: April 10, 2021, 08:48:32 pm »
Surely it would have been quite simple to dedicate one of their channels to Old Man Dead Watch for all the people who wanted keep hearing about it?
This was the main thrust of the grink I sent.  Mind you I did use, by way of tribute to a notoriously bluntly spoken man, some rather pointed language in my electronic epistle.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23009 on: April 11, 2021, 09:41:13 am »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/complaints/make-a-complaint/#/Complaint

Scroll to the bottom select a category then hit [continue]

Thanks! Here‘a my effort...

Dear The BBC,

After being inadvertently subjected to a few minutes of I Can See Your Voice last night, I implore you in the strongest possible terms to bring back the rolling news coverage of the demise of Prince Philip ASAP. Failing that, how about some Mrs Brown’s Boys repeats? Frankly, *anything* would be preferable to this new low in broadcasting standards.

Yours etc.

Citoyen
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23010 on: April 11, 2021, 10:35:24 am »
I read this morning that, along with closing down BBC4 with a redirect message to the news streams on BBC1/2, the same approach was taken with...... CBBC  ::-). FFS.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23011 on: April 11, 2021, 11:27:06 am »
The fucking royals (not forgetting the earls, barons, knights, viscounts, princes and all of the other 'aristocratic' cunts) are one of the few things to get me shouting at the radio. BSJ is, of course, another. Abolish the lot of them!
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23012 on: April 11, 2021, 11:42:01 am »
I have asked when they will be giving similar blanket coverage to significant political issues which affect every man, woman and child of the UK such as bozo breaking the rules on purdah, misleading parliament on a regular basis or investigating of the corruption in the allocation of contracts and jobs during the reign of this authoritarian government.

And, I have pointed out that they could have one dedicated tv and radio channel to Phil the Greek whilst catering for the majority of the population with scheming as usual.

An old man dies: we all will.  HM Queen and the family have my sympathy just as those left behind for any passing of a loved one does.  No need to go over the top about it.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23013 on: April 11, 2021, 09:03:22 pm »
A reminder that non-UK based news media have much less Philippage, even when they're branches of UK-based outlets (eg Graun international edition).
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23014 on: April 11, 2021, 09:10:42 pm »
Dear The BBC,

After being inadvertently subjected to a few minutes of I Can See Your Voice last night, I implore you in the strongest possible terms to bring back the rolling news coverage of the demise of Prince Philip ASAP. Failing that, how about some Mrs Brown’s Boys repeats? Frankly, *anything* would be preferable to this new low in broadcasting standards.

I assume this means they've done something marginally more expensive and several orders of magnitude more dire than simply pointing a camera at an oscilloscope as the title suggests...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23015 on: April 13, 2021, 10:11:50 pm »
Got an Android update notification on my mobile this morning and decided to let it do its thing, assuming it was just a routine patch. On restarting discovered I had been upgraded to Android 11.... no problem until I realise that all my photos have been deleted and the camera no longer functions. A bit of googling suggests this has happened to a few other people but didn't really give any helpful suggestions.
An email to Nokia support yielded a surprisingly quick response, telling me my SD card is probably incorrectly formatted (although it's been working fine for the last 2 years) and I need to go through a whole reformatting/factory resetting saga now. I suppose there is no option but I am not looking forward to the battle with setting up the microsoft authenticator again for work purposes, and whatever else I will undoubtedly lose despite having done the prescribed back up first.  Not a happy bunny.....

citoyen

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23016 on: April 13, 2021, 10:22:21 pm »
I assume this means they've done something marginally more expensive and several orders of magnitude more dire than simply pointing a camera at an oscilloscope as the title suggests...

I watched a few minutes of it. Or rather, I was in the same room for a few minutes while it was on. My wife had the TV remote but she was too busy looking at her phone to notice how bad it was until I demanded she change the channel instantly if she didn't want a divorce.

The bit I saw was just a garbled cacophony of awfulness. I have no idea what was going on. It was horrible.

This review certainly doesn't make me want to give it another chance:
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/apr/10/bbc1-i-can-see-your-voice
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23017 on: April 21, 2021, 06:37:27 am »
Oi!
Seagulls!
My roof is not a bloody dry ski slope.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23018 on: April 21, 2021, 12:37:42 pm »
What bloody muppets design cycling clothes? Or more specifically, why are they sized for emaciated mice?

In normal life - medium clothes stuff fits fine. I am medium height, normal BMI (just ha ha), 32in waist.

So of course the only bib shorts that fit are size XL

F.R.O bicycle clothing designers.

In fact - my Endura size medium cycling shorts don't even get over my bloody calves - my wife almost collapsed with laughter when I demonstrated!

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #23019 on: April 24, 2021, 04:04:00 pm »
Fucking FedEx. I ordered a Cycliq 12, and it eventually arrived, from Hong Kong. Then FedEx sent an invoice for duties. I paid by cc on their website. £52.82. Then some 6 weeks later I get another invoice - no reference as to what it’s for - for £52.84. I phone them. They can’t see my payment of £52.82, but assure me they’ll make sur3 it applie£ to the invoice, and tell me to email in th3 details and explanation. Now, 2 weeks later I get another fucking copy of the same invoice, and the threat of debt collectors. Time to write to the Grauniad money pages.
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