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Old 02-08-22, 08:22 AM   #10751
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Sport, sport, sport..... Is it me or have the BBC gone overboard with sport coverage? Tomorrow night bbc1 commonwealth games all day, bbc2 is showing cricket from 7 to 10pm. Bbc3 is also full of it.

The cynic in me thinks that they have nothing else to show except repeats so it's an easy way to fill the schedules.

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Old 03-08-22, 08:34 PM   #10752
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Sport, sport, sport..... Is it me or have the BBC gone overboard with sport coverage? Tomorrow night bbc1 commonwealth games all day, bbc2 is showing cricket from 7 to 10pm. Bbc3 is also full of it.

The cynic in me thinks that they have nothing else to show except repeats so it's an easy way to fill the schedules.

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Its also paid for the over the odds to have the coverage, so you're damn well going to see it, like it or not, waffle and all
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Old 04-08-22, 09:43 AM   #10753
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Now you have touched a sore point! One or more points I will not come out with much credit, I am afraid.
1)Women 'pundits/presenters' with screechy voices that cannot pause for breath (this includes some males as well, just to prove I am not totally sexist) that probably know less than me re the sport in question.

2) unnecessary background music on sport, documentaries and films. Really pi----- me off. Watched the replay of the Southern 100 last night and they even had background music whilst they were showing the racing, I want to hear the bikes! Luckily I could turn the sound down so I could just hear the commentary without the music.
So Clare Balding, Cam Donald (just listen to that R1, I would/could if you would shut up) along with the ITV super bike commentator please loose yourselves.
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Old 04-08-22, 04:37 PM   #10754
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I know what you mean about Cam Donald - I find him pretty irritating. As well as the clearly out-of-their-depth "presenters" with clearly limited or no subject knowledge.
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Old 04-08-22, 06:35 PM   #10755
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I empathise with all the comments above. Screaming commentators annoy me too, especially that new F1 commentator on ch4, I reach for mute button on the last lap top avoid the screeching.

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Old 05-08-22, 06:04 PM   #10756
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Jeesus H Christ!!! Thick Lizzie.
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Old 06-08-22, 01:48 AM   #10757
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Jeesus H Christ!!! Thick Lizzie.
I believe it was a reader's comment on a Guardian article which summed up the contest quite succinctly -

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Got a bill from sse for electric for our shop. Quarterly bill for 3 months, bear in mind we only use electric for lights (led) and a fridge and a card machine. 9631!!!! They can **** off
i would check to make sure that someone is not tapping into your power. take a reading at the meter before you go home or the day before "closed day" and turn everything off at the consumer unit. then in when you get back the next working day the meter should not have clicked up any credits.
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Old 08-08-22, 06:54 AM   #10759
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Gripe or smile, not sure - NatWest again.- The old way: If I wanted to txfer money to a new person, I needed the banks card reader (looks like a simple calculator if you haven't got one). I had to insert my debit card, put in my pin, enter the code from the on-line banking website, press enter which produced a new code which I then had to enter back on the website.

The new way: Enter biometrics (which I did not have to sign up for, to be fair). Setting up biometric facial scan - picture too dark, try more light, move left, move right, don't move, move up, hold still, more light, centre face, try another room (this doesn't happen in the movies). Finally get an acceptable picture after 5 minutes of trying.

To transfer money: I now have to return to the room that the phone's camera and bank were both happy with (like a salmon retuning to spawing grounds), centre my face on the screen, keep still and blink. It worked but I feel like an idiot that has had an April fool prank played upon them.

Maybe we should just stick to the sliding doors from Star Trek and forget the rest.
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The new way: Enter biometrics (which I did not have to sign up for, to be fair). Setting up biometric facial scan - picture too dark, try more light, move left, move right, don't move, move up, hold still, more light, centre face, try another room (this doesn't happen in the movies). Finally get an acceptable picture after 5 minutes of trying.
you never needed to do facial recognition. what if your on a computer with no camera...
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