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By spoonman
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Now, no harm to Scarlett whom any time I've seen her before comes across as a nice enough woman, but jesus bloody christ!

Edit: Dara deleted the tweet, presumably to help stop fanning the flames of rage towards Ms. Moffat, so I've added a screenshot of the original.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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I'm assuming that the Tweet, now deleted, referred to Dara Ó Briain's 'Stargazing' being cancelled and Scarlett Moffatt being paid to make a podcast in which she questions the veracity of the moon landings? Thus illustrating the continual dumbing down of the BBC.

 
By Bones McCoy
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:38 am
Please tell me this is one of those lockdown comedy shorts and not BBC breakfast news.

Takes me back to the days of the square, round and arched windows.

Now over to our foreign corespondents, Humpty and Jemima.
 
By Boiler
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Christ, the muppets at BH have excelled themselves this morning. Having crashed out of the network split at 9.45, they lost the Daily Service (which upset me as I wanted the comfort of listening to it). Then someone decided routing the World Service to the LW transmitters was best.

And that's what we still have... do they not have redundant programme routers at BH any more?
 
By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:05 am
Christ, the muppets at BH have excelled themselves this morning. Having crashed out of the network split at 9.45, they lost the Daily Service (which upset me as I wanted the comfort of listening to it). Then someone decided routing the World Service to the LW transmitters was best.

And that's what we still have... do they not have redundant programme routers at BH any more?
I think I can map that to networking terms.
Hope I'm not too far off track.

If they have some or all their contributors broadcasting from home then that "hop" most certainly won't be redundant.
One would hope the point where they receive these signals is properly redundant, but I suspect a VPN failure would not be.
 
By Boiler
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Bones McCoy wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:24 am
Boiler wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:05 am
Christ, the muppets at BH have excelled themselves this morning. Having crashed out of the network split at 9.45, they lost the Daily Service (which upset me as I wanted the comfort of listening to it). Then someone decided routing the World Service to the LW transmitters was best.

And that's what we still have... do they not have redundant programme routers at BH any more?
I think I can map that to networking terms.
Hope I'm not too far off track.

If they have some or all their contributors broadcasting from home then that "hop" most certainly won't be redundant.
One would hope the point where they receive these signals is properly redundant, but I suspect a VPN failure would not be.
The Daily Service is most likely a pre-recorded item so I'd expect it to be sitting waiting on a playback server somewhere. Now, the fact they got announcements through continuity initially apologising for the problem suggested it was leaving BH and getting routed out to Droitwich (and CP, unless that's done with clever and I think it is) and someone subsequently managed to route the World Service to R4 LW. It's why it ran for at least five minutes into Woman's Hour I don't get.

Maybe an e-mail to the Duty Office is called for.
 
By Cyclist
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The caption under the top picture in this article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... d-54551068
The primitive fish had a heavily-armoured head and could grow up to a meter long
Could they really grow as long as an instrument for measuring flow?
 
By Cyclist
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Interesting use of language here:

A museum has spent £10,000 on a plaque commemorating a soldier considered to be the first British regiment officer from an ethnic background to die in World War One.

Second Lt Euan Lucie-Smith, from Jamaica, died while leading his men at the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Warwickshire) said the plaque led to his place in history being uncovered.

The museum plans to put it on show early next year....


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-c ... e-54964074

Doesn't everybody on the planet have an ethnicity, an "ethnic background"? Until today, the only times I have heard BAME people being referred to as having an ethnic background, or just as ethnics, are when racists are talking about them.

Nice one, BBC.
 
By Bones McCoy
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lambswool wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:09 am
It’s very common usage now. See also : supermarkets’ ‘ethnic foods’ ranges.
Very common among the Kippers, EDL and the occasional long-retired Minister.

Most of the supermarkets I visit have "World Food", or "Food" for those who've de-segregated.
 
By Cyclist
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Not the BBC this time, but a clear indication of the declining standards of intelligence in this country if the BBC actually see a need for this question to be answered.

(from the BBC News homepage)
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