BBC pretending to be netflix inconsistently

So since the bcc do not really do genre or look down upon* it i thought this is a slippery slope for the radio player.

Why ? It is interesting to note that digital audio broadcasts do not require a login and password.  Should not all televisions be required to have an email address to access the bbc as well ?

I think that the bbc’s remit is getting weaker and weaker for those of us in the uk.

If you live outside it and think all bbc stuff is brilliant or like sjw doctor who then good for you.  However even the oldest sell-able series** may hit a point where the liker’s of it may wither and make it need of a holiday or your provider stops buying it for lack interest .

Have you not forgotten about top gear (my blog)  that was once bbc

Copying netflix might a form of flattery but i see this as non innovation.  I bet all those user details will be leaked at some point.

*multi million pound classic book dramas are the thing at the bbc ** not all bbc content is ‘exportable’

defective babies, the nhs and the childrens hospital charity conflict of interest.

the stuffed monkey might have more sentience

For several months now it seems a baby who cannot live without a breathing machine and with doubts as to everything else too has been going the rounds in the courts.

Lawyers are expensive so i wonder who is paying these fees – everybody via the nhs ? There are charities involved here (my blog) and a rich one associated with the hospital who have screwed up of which there could be a long term conflict of interest..

I also wonder if the charity business is influencing the nhs aspect of this hospital for the bad publicity the case has brought them after all it does send the wrong message. If your thinking then the paradox of childrens hospital charity also funded by the nhs is another issue which is the more important. .

Residents of the uk are constantly being told there are issues with the nhs – however in this case with opposing charities fighting it out for a rare condition only one suffers from i just wonder what it is doing to the nhs who is paying – you indirectly ?.

Somehow it sounds very expensive and not an wise use of limited resources you keep getting told about.

While it would be nice to fix all issues perhaps the fighting between all parties on the outcome means you humans cant have nice things but the lawyers and rich charity bosses can and sod the cabbage needing the help..

Thoughts?

Frankenstien flash

franknfurterI begin with a compile of nodejs which for some reason desired that it remove flash from debian with a compiler required that i thought i might need but probably did not – so my fault.

So i have no flash plugin which brings me to the perverse state of html video and audio – especially stuff in translation.

The video is not flash, but h264, the subtitles are in flash.  So i switch to chrome browser with pepper flash in 64 bit linux  which kind of works if your dont mind powering off your computer every thirty minutes since it froze about then.

Even the ad industry cannot figure out this shit, some adverts just played sound, no video some did both and the warning emitted by chrome browser amount to displeasure by the rendering engine.

mallThe best advert was for a shopping mall in africa.  I think it was in africa being london zoo residents it did look a bit too sunny.  It certainly made me think.  How 1980’s malls.

The induced level of fuckup involved here made me both think and laugh.  If this is what advertising does no wonder internet advertising is in the state its in.  As to the drm requirements by the copyright brigade – lol

I still cannot install flash since the upstream source is broken [404] so although i created this monster it is interesting to see the fallout.

I am amused and disgusted for if i can see the faults and flaws of the shit advertising attempts to do then clearly there clueless.

Perhaps if i learn to play the violin* frankenstein will behave.

However an attempt to load the same site in an older version of firefox resulted in a message to piss off, and the more newer version of firefox on a virgin linux pc resulted in no sound or video also so the violin trick probably won’t work

*i joke.

The newspaper industry ‘app’ mystery

Yeah its the tempest

The monkey houses newspaper (my blog) also has an online version of which you need a login to and we don’t have them, as i block some things and if you do visit the site it complains about it.  Nobody in the zoo visits the site for the nagging delay and the weird commentators who want world war three or something less doomsday like say who’s multimillionaires daughter has a diet cookery book out and why an eel in your stomach will work wonders which could be a world war three in your stomach i guess if that is not overthinking things..

Anyhow i was not bothered but I had an interest to see if subscribers also got served ads – i guess ‘yes’ if you ask me what i suspect with the extra data the bush telegraph also knows to create a super cookie for nefarious advert use – say buy a hardback book about word war three dieting? – loose weight with Polonium*  But the newspaper who apparently gave us web access never told the alpha ape here in the monkey house how to login.  Not that anyone the monkey house was bothered by this omission.

Then all of a sudden he tells me they reduced the price of the subscription and cancelled the web access for non use. Oh news to all.

The monkey house is not bothered by this but it is something i will not now know.  Ignorance is bliss..I did once try and get a more up to date ‘free’** computer for a beta they where giving away [not me] but neither seemed wiling to do anything about it

The moral to this story if you do not tell customers of a thing they won’t use it.not that my exploration would result in happy customers here paying extra for web access..

Cookies !

*works.** note the exclamation marks

Our friends in the north

the northern beach

the northern beach

I was reading the other newspaper (which i don’t particularity respect) and things i had missed when a bbc (who the newspaper does not like either) radio drama called borderland was suggested as worth a hear. .

So one day i set my ears to receive left wing centrist bbc bias

Set in post brexit Britannia the immigrants – be they legal or illegal are leaving and while the playwright keeps it fresh with a dose of sports direct working conditions and the calais chaos (you tube) its grasp of devolution politics and peoples north of Watford , and wet ones in the west leaves much to be desired.

It is conveniently forgotten that labour brought in devolution of wales and scotland and neither are now strong labour voting areas.  As to northern Ireland well that’s been reunited with the south in this drama.

If you had not guessed it the scots and the welsh are also racists in this drama but since they did not vote red that must be true after all playwrights never lie,

Eventually our victim (female) gets to Ireland and lives happily ever after and this is where i get confused

spot the police

spot the police not the farmers

For four hundred the years protestants and catholics have had a deep mistrust of each other and as the bbc has reported in northern ireland that if you mix say muslim into that mix (bbc news) then i see a new threat to both not that i believe in the sky fairies

While it might be ‘drama’ why is it not wrong to paint locals as evil for pointing out the problems with an ever increasing population and less money spent on say libraries and health.

If the bbc wishes to paint all of ts white viewers as racist then good for it but by doing so they miss there point.  Not all of us live in Islington, and why does not immigration not mater to non women friendy ireland ?  (my blog)

If walking with a orange band is cause for the riot police to be out most nights  and segration of catholics from protestants is still common somehow to call the irish non problematic seems odd.

Anyhow what do i know. perhaps i should find a zoo in Islington

cancer charities and failure

olivecookeCancer is a rich persons disease.  it is also a nice jolly for rich people (my blog) and politicians to administer charities who get money for something but do not solve cancer since that would make them out of a ‘job’.

On the radio is a cancer victim, who is explaining the limitations of cancer ‘solution providers such as the charities who it appears dont do a great deal and a victim with cancer still pays for treatment.  I suppose that’s patents and stuff none of this being open source.

I could go on and link science journals to this malaise but i am sure your well aware of open access to research you fund.

Anyhow – It’s got to a point where even Microsoft think they can fix cancer*.  So much for charities.

pinkcakeWhen i see cancer charities i see a nice job for a spouse of a politician or star, or a person who trademarked pink for the $ but not a cure.

While it can be a good cause i do wonder if the means to the end is a money making first for as long as they can via fees and income from patents.   It is kind of bonkers crazy when no cure is better for some – think on it.

*Microsoft cancer – has a level of truth even now.

A smoothie recipe for newbies (nice not foul)

shakeYou might have been given a smoothie maker* today so before you hide it in a cupboard never to be seen again (not here) may i suggest you make a banana smoothie (my blog).

In fact you can even use a food mixer for this so you could return your unused new thing, so before you discover the vile combinations of ‘healthy’ vegetables try.

  • one banana
  • small spoon of cocoa powder (non sweetened) – not chocolate but that will do.
  • milk of some description

Older bananas are better than new from the shop as the texture of new bananas can be gassy and a bit like paint in texture.  Quality matters here and shit fruit/ingredients is not going to make you like something as the maker cannot do miracles with rubbish.

An example – Strawberry smoothies need sugar if they are wet and tasteless but it is the wrong time of year for those of you in the north.

Then you can put it away and move on to the next food fad, slow cookers are apparently hot.

*sounds like a teenage sex fad