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by Webdoc
Thu 04 May 2017 19:04
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: General Election
Replies: 13
Views: 4351

SPOILER ALERT: The Conservatives won by a mile.

Now you can have an early night!
by Webdoc
Fri 28 Apr 2017 18:33
Forum: Shopping
Topic: wasabi
Replies: 9
Views: 8590

Shop-bought Wasabi is mostly horseradish and contains 5% actual Wasabi at best. I grow my own (in the UK) but have yet to harvest it.

See https://www.thewasabicompany.co.uk
by Webdoc
Thu 27 Apr 2017 12:07
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 1
Views: 4992

It's available in most garden centres. I wanted some myself but was amazed at the price. So being a cheapskate I've just brought out a number of bits of root in my hand-luggage from a friend's garden in the UK and have potted them up here. They're very hardy so should survive well. If you do find a ...
by Webdoc
Wed 29 Mar 2017 19:15
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Comprenez-vous Francais?
Replies: 8
Views: 3190

Re: Apologies

martyn94 wrote:You ought to try spelling my surname.
H _ _ _ _ ?
by Webdoc
Sat 25 Mar 2017 17:41
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Contribution a l'audiovisuel public
Replies: 9
Views: 7959

You misunderstand me Martyn. My French is OK-ish based, like you, on a mix of old O-level and some practice. I put the Google Translate in for the benefit of other forum users. I posted the question because I struggled to find a clear definition (in English) for "dispositif assimilé" and your post ...
by Webdoc
Fri 24 Mar 2017 11:49
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Sfr
Replies: 4
Views: 4548

The only way to really know is to ask around the village and see what other SFR customers are getting.
by Webdoc
Fri 24 Mar 2017 10:22
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Contribution a l'audiovisuel public
Replies: 9
Views: 7959

I found the official definition of what is a "dispositif assimilé" here: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/glossaire/R43631 Google translates this as: "Device equated with a television set Definition updated on April 12, 2016 Equipment connected to one another or wirelessly and enabling th...
by Webdoc
Fri 24 Mar 2017 00:35
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Contribution a l'audiovisuel public
Replies: 9
Views: 7959

Oh I don't mind paying if it's due. My screen has no tuner - it's a computer monitor that, until recently played recorded material, and had no connection to the outside world. It's only the installation of broadband that now allows for outside input from the Web. My understanding was that a "tuner" ...
by Webdoc
Thu 23 Mar 2017 18:37
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Contribution a l'audiovisuel public
Replies: 9
Views: 7959

Contribution a l'audiovisuel public

Advice please. I've always avoided paying this tax as, until now, my house had no aerial, no satellite dish, and no internet. Now however I have broadband with Orange (but not their TV package) and an Android box to play my collection of films etc. The Android box is also capable of accessing TV cha...
by Webdoc
Sun 19 Mar 2017 09:09
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog vaccinations and worming
Replies: 21
Views: 13153

on a forum as full as prim bourgeois as this is
Oh Martyn, you really know how to charm people don't you!
by Webdoc
Tue 07 Mar 2017 23:13
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Get ready for Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 9049

GrahamC wrote:Bring on Marine, so we can finally put an end to the EU monster
.......... and replace it with another monster perhaps? I'm no fan of the EU but I fear that the pendulum may swing from one unpalatable extreme to the other.

Be careful what you wish for.
by Webdoc
Mon 06 Mar 2017 17:33
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Can you recommend a carrier to bring items back to the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Here's a local firm too that do regular trips to the UK. Haven't used them myself.

http://www.supplyandsource.com/
by Webdoc
Sat 25 Feb 2017 12:51
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Handyman
Replies: 3
Views: 2059

I would imagine that anyone who can fix leaks in a submarine must know what he's doing!
by Webdoc
Sun 19 Feb 2017 14:09
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

Actually my Raspberry Pi runs on shortcrust pastry and caster sugar.
by Webdoc
Sun 19 Feb 2017 02:09
Forum: Travel
Topic: Carcassonne to Edinburgh. New Year Round Route
Replies: 5
Views: 3252

Flights will be released very soon
by Webdoc
Wed 15 Feb 2017 18:54
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

Thanks for the congratulations. I'm sure you can tell from my tone that I'm a bit smug about it! Actually I was amazed that it worked, and worked first time too. I accept that this setup is a bit niche but it would suit some people. I didn't personally overcome any problems, I just followed carefull...
by Webdoc
Wed 15 Feb 2017 12:13
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

By far the easiest option is the commercial software-app VPN. I've never used it myself but I understood that buffering is sometimes an issue. It's said that the BBC etc. are clamping down on commercial VPNs - I guess they're easy to spot because hundreds of people are apparently accessing from the ...
by Webdoc
Tue 14 Feb 2017 17:14
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. All I need now is a gaff in the UK for £30. That said, there's probably the making of an Airbnb-type fortune here: if you've got spare bandwidth in the U.K., you sell it to me (to watch tv in France) for a small commission. If it takes off, I'll settle f...
by Webdoc
Tue 14 Feb 2017 10:07
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

I made one of these: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33548728 and it works amazingly well - and all for under £30 with no buffering or subscription. I watch TV in France just as if I was in the UK, plus I can access all my work files on my home system. And as a bonus it makes using public wifi...
by Webdoc
Mon 13 Feb 2017 23:11
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

Are you sure that's the right link ?!?!
by Webdoc
Mon 13 Feb 2017 20:28
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

Admittedly it's an assumption but the BBC already supplement their falling income by selling content abroad via their "commercial arm" BBC Worldwide. So if they're going to invest heavily in expanding their on-line content they would be bonkers not to try and monetise it. I guess the signing-in part...
by Webdoc
Mon 13 Feb 2017 18:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

BBC iPlayer is going to expand - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/10/bbc-iplayer-faces-complete-overhaul-in-tony-halls-future-proofing-plans - and I imagine that will include a subscription service for overseas users. Sky is launching an internet-only service too (i.e. no dish required) wh...
by Webdoc
Mon 13 Feb 2017 17:54
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Cocottes Invicta
Replies: 13
Views: 9039

I was recently given a cast iron Dutch oven as a present and had an entertaining time "curing" it to make my own non-stick coating. After burning off the wax layer it came packed in on the BBQ it turned a rusty brown colour. Then 3 separate applications of goose fat, each baked on in the hottest ove...
by Webdoc
Thu 09 Feb 2017 11:11
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

I don't really want to prolong the debate on this because, as I've already said, it's an individual's decision about how far they are prepared to go bending or breaking the rules. But the point here is not really that a particular form of hardware is illegal, it's that the copyright owners of the me...
by Webdoc
Thu 09 Feb 2017 08:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

Five arrests in 'fully loaded' Kodi streaming box raids: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38906561 Fact said it had co-ordinated its "day of action" on behalf of the Premier League and subscription television providers BT, Sky and Virgin Media. So the Content Owners are flexing their muscles.
by Webdoc
Wed 08 Feb 2017 15:54
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye tests in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 7267

I suppose what you're saying is:

"I wanted to go for an eye checkup but the ophthalmologist couldn't see me."
by Webdoc
Wed 01 Feb 2017 21:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 22814

I think just because one specific mechanism to watch the BBC hasn't precisely been stated as illegal doesn't mean that it's therefore legal. BBC content is paid for by the licence fee, as are the servers that distribute the programmes via iplayer. The BBC clearly doesn't want it's resources spent en...
by Webdoc
Wed 11 Jan 2017 17:36
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Builder
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

by Webdoc
Fri 30 Dec 2016 16:42
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: National Front mayor creates 'Rue du Brexit' in French town
Replies: 4
Views: 2340

All is now revealed. The Rue du Brexit heads off boldly into uncharted territory then does a swift U-turn and ends up back where it started! There's a photo here:

http://www.connexionfrance.com/street-n ... ticle.html