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  • Armitage Shanks

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    (Quote from bryanluc)

    It rather depends whose foreign policy you like the most.

    Trumps anti-terror policy
    or
    The EU's invite them to come and live with us policy

    Toughy :/
  • Armitage Shanks

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    (Quote from bryanluc)

    You can kid yourself that the German Motor Industry won't miss us if you like, we are their biggest European customer outside of Germany itself. It is a £16 billion per year market, I guess that means nothing to them.
  • Armitage Shanks

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    (Quote from bryanluc)

    I don't think so, bryanluc. Just take the example of tariffs. We keep hearing from the ardent remainers that the EU will impose tariffs on us if we leave. But says who? The political declaration clearly states that an important…
  • bryanluc

    Replied to the thread Disability payments..
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    The Tories have such a majority they can do want they want
  • (Quote from OLD BOY)

    1.8 million
  • jj20x

    Replied to the thread Virgin Media Recent changes on the VM Network.
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    (Quote from RichardCoulter)

    I tried to lookup a technical article that was published around the time of the NGTV launch. I can't find it but I did find these reports from The Register, which I also read at the time, slightly out of date now but…
  • jj20x

    Replied to the thread Virgin Media Recent changes on the VM Network.
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    Yes, at the moment, both flags are on all Sky channels across the range from the likes of Pick / Challenge to Sky Sports. Currently not on E!, Syfy or Universal, although that will probably change for Sky Comedy.

    Adding and removing multiple pack codes is…
  • OLD BOY

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    (Quote from bryanluc)

    We are either with them or against them. You can't be half in and half out. It's the same the world over.
  • (Quote from bryanluc)

    I agree, the big supermarket chains do use zero hours contracts, as do delivery companies.

    They still constitute a minority of employment contracts in the UK.
  • OLD BOY

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    (Quote from Horizon)

    Either way, Horizon, the next licence fee review will pave the way to the abolition of this hated fee.
  • RichardCoulter

    Replied to the thread Virgin Media Recent changes on the VM Network.
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    (Quote from jj20x)

    SP might be able to give you more info as I believe it was him that activated this (at the insistence of Sky) to stop people watching recorded content from Sky channels without a valid subscription.

    I've seen people comment that they…
  • OLD BOY

    Replied to the thread Disability payments..
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    (Quote from bryanluc)

    It needs to be thought out properly, bryanluc. Rushed introductions of new systems or trying to introduce new things on the cheap never works.

    Universal credit was a good idea, but the rushed introduction and reduced funding of it…
  • RichardCoulter

    Reacted with to jj20x’s post in the thread Virgin Media Recent changes on the VM Network.
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    There's a couple of flags in the EPG section which we call Sky1 and Sky2. One of them seems to activate the block on recordings when the channel doesn't have an active subscription. The flag controlling this could, presumably, be added to other (non-Sky)…
  • OLD BOY

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    So, in Europe, 20% of households have three streaming services in their homes. In the States, it's 40%! I cannot imagine for how much longer the viewing audience will regard their streaming services as more important than traditional pay tv. I think it…
  • Horizon

    Reacted with to jj20x’s post in the thread Virgin Media Recent changes on the VM Network.
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    There's a couple of flags in the EPG section which we call Sky1 and Sky2. One of them seems to activate the block on recordings when the channel doesn't have an active subscription. The flag controlling this could, presumably, be added to other (non-Sky)…
  • jj20x

    Replied to the thread Virgin Media Recent changes on the VM Network.
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    There's a couple of flags in the EPG section which we call Sky1 and Sky2. One of them seems to activate the block on recordings when the channel doesn't have an active subscription. The flag controlling this could, presumably, be added to other (non-Sky)…
  • Horizon

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    (Quote from bryanluc)

    He's one of many who seems to have an almost religious attachment to the failing EU.

    We will never go back, at least while the EU remains the monolithic bureaucratic structure it is, and because I believe it will eventually collapse…
  • Horizon

    Replied to the thread New Chinese virus speads.
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    (Quote from OLD BOY)

    I agree their bad hygiene is the cause here, but lets worry about this virus first, before anything else.

    Hundreds of millions of Chinese are moving around as they celebrate the Chinese New Year spreading this everywhere. If it's…
  • Horizon

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    (Quote from OLD BOY)

    I think Boris will stay hands off the BBC and let the decriminalisation of non-payment of the licence fee do the "work" for him.

    It's sneaky really, because it's a way to force the privatisation of the BBC without actually getting his…
  • bryanluc

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    (Quote from OLD BOY)

    "Germany confirms Trump made trade threat to Europe over Iran policy"

    https://www.theguardian.com/wo…-than-before-nuclear-deal


    We will be back the USA dictating our foreign policy, as they did post WW2 and Suez