• Tonight

    From GordonD@21:1/5 to All on Fri Apr 9 17:02:28 2021
    No Corrie tonight - a programme about the Duke of Edinburgh instead. Has something happened? There's nothing about him in the news...
    --
    Gordon Davie
    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to GordonD on Fri Apr 9 21:05:48 2021
    On 09/04/2021 17:02, GordonD wrote:
    No Corrie tonight - a programme about the Duke of Edinburgh instead. Has something happened? There's nothing about him in the news...

    Can't think, something odd going on... because BBC1 and BBC2 are showing the same sort of thing...

    Don't know what is happening to tonight's episode though. Our Sky box planner skipped the scheduled link to next Monday, and the synopsis is showing as it should for Monday, not for tonight.




    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to kat on Sat Apr 10 12:45:09 2021
    On 09/04/2021 21:05, kat wrote:
    On 09/04/2021 17:02, GordonD wrote:
    No Corrie tonight - a programme about the Duke of Edinburgh instead. Has
    something happened? There's nothing about him in the news...

    Can't think, something odd going on... because BBC1 and BBC2 are showing the same sort of thing...

    Don't know what is happening to tonight's episode though. Our Sky box planner skipped the scheduled link to next Monday, and the synopsis is showing as it should for Monday, not for tonight.





    Apparently we will get Friday's episodes on Monday, and Monday's episodes on Tuesday, so for those of you who see them all a little later it shouldn't affect
    you.


    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From Lucretia Borgia@21:1/5 to All on Sun Apr 11 08:00:21 2021
    On Sat, 10 Apr 2021 12:45:09 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 09/04/2021 21:05, kat wrote:
    On 09/04/2021 17:02, GordonD wrote:
    No Corrie tonight - a programme about the Duke of Edinburgh instead. Has >>> something happened? There's nothing about him in the news...

    Can't think, something odd going on... because BBC1 and BBC2 are showing the >> same sort of thing...

    Don't know what is happening to tonight's episode though. Our Sky box planner
    skipped the scheduled link to next Monday, and the synopsis is showing as it >> should for Monday, not for tonight.





    Apparently we will get Friday's episodes on Monday, and Monday's episodes on >Tuesday, so for those of you who see them all a little later it shouldn't affect
    you.

    Schedule stayed normal here, one episode Thursday and two Friday. At
    least it did in eastern Canada but I can't speak for western, they are
    4 hours behind us.

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  • From Paul Smith@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 12 14:20:12 2021
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the 1960's when they only had 2 channels.

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to Paul Smith on Tue Apr 13 08:11:46 2021
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the 1960's when they only had 2 channels.


    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2 channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    The weekend schedules were messed up, not by more of the same but by catch up and shifting.

    There again I guess all we might lose tonight for the Corrie catch up is probably a repeat of Who wants To be A Millionaire.


    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From GordonD@21:1/5 to kat on Tue Apr 13 22:52:52 2021
    On 13/04/2021 08:11, kat wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the
    1960's when they only had 2 channels.


    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2 channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    Actually the same thing was shown on FOUR channels - BBC One and Two
    plus BBC Scotland and BBC Alba (Gaelic channel).


    --
    Gordon Davie
    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to GordonD on Wed Apr 14 09:58:39 2021
    On 13/04/2021 22:52, GordonD wrote:
    On 13/04/2021 08:11, kat wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the 1960's
    when they only had 2 channels.


    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2
    channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    Actually the same thing was shown on FOUR channels - BBC One and Two plus BBC Scotland and BBC Alba (Gaelic channel).



    I do believe they are on my Sky box, I flick through sometimes but mainly use my
    Favourites list. I admit I didn't think to check them. Just looked to see what I had recorded and watched something there.

    Come to think of it, it could be lots, I have the feeling my BBC1 is "East" or something. Only affects the local news though.

    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From Lucretia Borgia@21:1/5 to All on Thu Apr 15 10:27:24 2021
    On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:58:39 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 13/04/2021 22:52, GordonD wrote:
    On 13/04/2021 08:11, kat wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the 1960's
    when they only had 2 channels.


    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2
    channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    Actually the same thing was shown on FOUR channels - BBC One and Two plus BBC
    Scotland and BBC Alba (Gaelic channel).



    I do believe they are on my Sky box, I flick through sometimes but mainly use my
    Favourites list. I admit I didn't think to check them. Just looked to see >what I had recorded and watched something there.

    Come to think of it, it could be lots, I have the feeling my BBC1 is "East" or >something. Only affects the local news though.

    I read in the Guardian that BBC really received record complaints
    about their total coverage of D of E, it was felt just one should have
    covered to that extent these days.

    Here they did cover the death and will do the funeral on Saturday but
    it wasn't over kill - no pun intended :)

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to Lucretia Borgia on Thu Apr 15 21:34:48 2021
    On 15/04/2021 14:27, Lucretia Borgia wrote:
    On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:58:39 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 13/04/2021 22:52, GordonD wrote:
    On 13/04/2021 08:11, kat wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the 1960's
    when they only had 2 channels.


    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2 >>>> channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    Actually the same thing was shown on FOUR channels - BBC One and Two plus BBC
    Scotland and BBC Alba (Gaelic channel).



    I do believe they are on my Sky box, I flick through sometimes but mainly use my
    Favourites list. I admit I didn't think to check them. Just looked to see
    what I had recorded and watched something there.

    Come to think of it, it could be lots, I have the feeling my BBC1 is "East" or
    something. Only affects the local news though.

    I read in the Guardian that BBC really received record complaints
    about their total coverage of D of E, it was felt just one should have covered to that extent these days.


    They did I gather, and yes, one tv channel, one radio channel, and of course the
    BBC news channel, that would have done. Not that I cared much, aside from wondering when ITV would do the Corrie catch up so that I didn't miss it ( and I
    nearly did as the Tuesday episode clashed timewise with other recordings, but happily I noticed and put it onto the +1 ITV channel).

    But what I felt was overkill, and no pun, was showing the exact same program on two channels at the same time. BBC doesn't have +1 channels - they could have shown it on BBC2 later!

    Here they did cover the death and will do the funeral on Saturday but
    it wasn't over kill - no pun intended :)


    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during the funeral.

    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From GordonD@21:1/5 to kat on Fri Apr 16 12:14:02 2021
    On 15/04/2021 21:34, kat wrote:
    On 15/04/2021 14:27, Lucretia Borgia wrote:
    On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:58:39 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 13/04/2021 22:52, GordonD wrote:
    On 13/04/2021 08:11, kat wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in >>>>>> the 1960's
    when they only had 2 channels.


    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2 >>>>> channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    Actually the same thing was shown on FOUR channels - BBC One and Two
    plus BBC
    Scotland and BBC Alba (Gaelic channel).



    I do believe they are on my Sky box, I flick through sometimes but
    mainly use my
    Favourites list.    I admit I didn't think to check them.  Just
    looked to see
    what I had recorded and watched something there.

    Come to think of it, it could be lots, I have the feeling my BBC1 is
    "East" or
    something. Only affects the local news though.

    I read in the Guardian that BBC really received record complaints
    about their total coverage of D of E, it was felt just one should have
    covered to that extent these days.


    They did I gather, and yes, one tv channel, one radio channel, and of
    course the BBC news channel, that would have done.  Not that I cared
    much, aside from wondering when ITV would do the Corrie catch up so that
    I didn't miss it ( and I nearly did as the Tuesday episode clashed
    timewise with other recordings, but happily I noticed and put it onto
    the +1 ITV channel).

    But what I felt was overkill, and no pun, was showing the exact same
    program on two channels at the same time.   BBC doesn't have +1 channels
    - they could have shown it on BBC2 later!

    Here they did cover the death and will do the funeral on Saturday but
    it wasn't over kill - no pun intended :)


    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during the funeral.


    Hope you're going to cancel it out of respect.
    --
    Gordon Davie
    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to GordonD on Sat Apr 17 10:47:37 2021
    On 16/04/2021 12:14, GordonD wrote:
    On 15/04/2021 21:34, kat wrote:
    On 15/04/2021 14:27, Lucretia Borgia wrote:
    On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:58:39 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 13/04/2021 22:52, GordonD wrote:
    On 13/04/2021 08:11, kat wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the >>>>>>> 1960's
    when they only had 2 channels.


    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2 >>>>>> channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    Actually the same thing was shown on FOUR channels - BBC One and Two plus BBC
    Scotland and BBC Alba (Gaelic channel).



    I do believe they are on my Sky box, I flick through sometimes but mainly >>>> use my
    Favourites list.    I admit I didn't think to check them.  Just looked to see
    what I had recorded and watched something there.

    Come to think of it, it could be lots, I have the feeling my BBC1 is "East" or
    something. Only affects the local news though.

    I read in the Guardian that BBC really received record complaints
    about their total coverage of D of E, it was felt just one should have
    covered to that extent these days.


    They did I gather, and yes, one tv channel, one radio channel, and of course >> the BBC news channel, that would have done.  Not that I cared much, aside from
    wondering when ITV would do the Corrie catch up so that I didn't miss it ( and
    I nearly did as the Tuesday episode clashed timewise with other recordings, >> but happily I noticed and put it onto the +1 ITV channel).

    But what I felt was overkill, and no pun, was showing the exact same program >> on two channels at the same time.   BBC doesn't have +1 channels - they could
    have shown it on BBC2 later!

    Here they did cover the death and will do the funeral on Saturday but
    it wasn't over kill - no pun intended :)


    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during the funeral.


    Hope you're going to cancel it out of respect.

    Ummm. No. My jab could help toprevent more funerals and I am sure Philip would approve of that. :-)


    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to kat on Sat Apr 17 13:00:45 2021
    On 17/04/2021 10:47, kat wrote:
    On 16/04/2021 12:14, GordonD wrote:
    On 15/04/2021 21:34, kat wrote:




    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during the funeral.


    Hope you're going to cancel it out of respect.

    Ummm.  No. My jab could help toprevent more funerals and I am sure Philip would
    approve of that. :-)



    And ... no need as it happens. mr kat had his appointment for this morning, I went along and mentioned mine was this afternoon, so they jabbed me at the same time.

    I can be as respectful as I want now!
    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From MartinS@21:1/5 to kat on Sat Apr 17 19:22:51 2021
    kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On 17/04/2021 10:47, kat wrote:
    On 16/04/2021 12:14, GordonD wrote:
    On 15/04/2021 21:34, kat wrote:

    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during
    the funeral.

    Hope you're going to cancel it out of respect.

    Ummm.  No. My jab could help toprevent more funerals and I am sure
    Philip would approve of that. :-)

    And ... no need as it happens. mr kat had his appointment for this
    morning, I went along and mentioned mine was this afternoon, so they
    jabbed me at the same time.

    I can be as respectful as I want now!

    Libby and I in Ontario were lucky to get our first Pfizer shot on 27
    March, but we won't get the 2nd until 20 July. Many 65-79s haven't had
    their first one yet. The US has twice Canada's vaccination rate.

    On TV yesterday, the mayor of Windsor, Ontario complained that they
    can't get enough vaccines for seniore, while across the river in Detroit
    anyone 16 or over can get a shot, often the same day. However, Michigan
    has a very high infection rate and is getting extra vaccine.

    While Britain is relaxing restrictions and Boris is able to quaff his irreversible pint, we've had 3 consecutive weeks of increasing
    restrictions. The latest include: no travel outside the home for non-
    essential purposes; closure of outdoor recreation facilities including
    golf, basketball, tennis and kiddie playgrounds; no mixing with other households indoors or out (with sn exception for people living alone);
    roadside checkpoints at border crossings from Quebec and Manitoba; and a
    limit of 10 people at weddings, funerals and church services, indoors or
    out, except for drive-in services. This will be in force until late May.

    Some schools remain open for in-person learning, but Toronto has closed
    theirs. Both local high schools are closed after outbreaks. Furthermore, Ontario is appealing for more medical staff from other provinces to
    handle the case load, thanks mainly to that bloody British variant!!

    --
    Martin S.

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  • From MartinS@21:1/5 to kat on Sat Apr 17 19:37:14 2021
    kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in
    the 1960's when they only had 2 channels.

    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2 channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    The weekend schedules were messed up, not by more of the same but by
    catch up and shifting.

    There again I guess all we might lose tonight for the Corrie catch up
    is probably a repeat of Who wants To be A Millionaire.

    Who wants to watch Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, especially on repeat?

    --
    Martin S.

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  • From MartinS@21:1/5 to Paul Smith on Sat Apr 17 19:34:06 2021
    Paul Smith <pesmith@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the
    1960's when they only had 2 channels.

    Are there still any Brits watching just BBC1 and ITV1 on 405-line B&W CRT television sets rented from Granada?

    How about people lumbered with those huge back-projection TV cabinets from
    the 1990s that preceded digital flat screens?

    --
    Martin S.

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  • From Lucretia Borgia@21:1/5 to All on Sun Apr 18 08:44:51 2021
    On Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:34:48 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 15/04/2021 14:27, Lucretia Borgia wrote:
    On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:58:39 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 13/04/2021 22:52, GordonD wrote:
    On 13/04/2021 08:11, kat wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the 1960's
    when they only had 2 channels.


    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2 >>>>> channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    Actually the same thing was shown on FOUR channels - BBC One and Two plus BBC
    Scotland and BBC Alba (Gaelic channel).



    I do believe they are on my Sky box, I flick through sometimes but mainly use my
    Favourites list. I admit I didn't think to check them. Just looked to see
    what I had recorded and watched something there.

    Come to think of it, it could be lots, I have the feeling my BBC1 is "East" or
    something. Only affects the local news though.

    I read in the Guardian that BBC really received record complaints
    about their total coverage of D of E, it was felt just one should have
    covered to that extent these days.


    They did I gather, and yes, one tv channel, one radio channel, and of course the
    BBC news channel, that would have done. Not that I cared much, aside from >wondering when ITV would do the Corrie catch up so that I didn't miss it ( and I
    nearly did as the Tuesday episode clashed timewise with other recordings, but >happily I noticed and put it onto the +1 ITV channel).

    But what I felt was overkill, and no pun, was showing the exact same program on
    two channels at the same time. BBC doesn't have +1 channels - they could have
    shown it on BBC2 later!

    Here they did cover the death and will do the funeral on Saturday but
    it wasn't over kill - no pun intended :)


    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during the funeral.

    Go for it, for sure you can pick up the funeral later!

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to MartinS on Sun Apr 18 12:52:56 2021
    On 18/04/2021 00:34, MartinS wrote:
    Paul Smith <pesmith@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the
    1960's when they only had 2 channels.

    Are there still any Brits watching just BBC1 and ITV1 on 405-line B&W CRT television sets rented from Granada?

    Wouldn't be possible, not on 405 lines!



    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From Lucretia Borgia@21:1/5 to All on Sun Apr 18 08:51:30 2021
    On Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:22:51 -0400, MartinS <me@my.place.invalid>
    wrote:

    kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On 17/04/2021 10:47, kat wrote:
    On 16/04/2021 12:14, GordonD wrote:
    On 15/04/2021 21:34, kat wrote:

    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during
    the funeral.

    Hope you're going to cancel it out of respect.

    Ummm.  No. My jab could help toprevent more funerals and I am sure
    Philip would approve of that. :-)

    And ... no need as it happens. mr kat had his appointment for this
    morning, I went along and mentioned mine was this afternoon, so they
    jabbed me at the same time.

    I can be as respectful as I want now!

    Libby and I in Ontario were lucky to get our first Pfizer shot on 27
    March, but we won't get the 2nd until 20 July. Many 65-79s haven't had
    their first one yet. The US has twice Canada's vaccination rate.

    On TV yesterday, the mayor of Windsor, Ontario complained that they
    can't get enough vaccines for seniore, while across the river in Detroit >anyone 16 or over can get a shot, often the same day. However, Michigan
    has a very high infection rate and is getting extra vaccine.

    While Britain is relaxing restrictions and Boris is able to quaff his >irreversible pint, we've had 3 consecutive weeks of increasing
    restrictions. The latest include: no travel outside the home for non- >essential purposes; closure of outdoor recreation facilities including
    golf, basketball, tennis and kiddie playgrounds; no mixing with other >households indoors or out (with sn exception for people living alone); >roadside checkpoints at border crossings from Quebec and Manitoba; and a >limit of 10 people at weddings, funerals and church services, indoors or
    out, except for drive-in services. This will be in force until late May.

    Some schools remain open for in-person learning, but Toronto has closed >theirs. Both local high schools are closed after outbreaks. Furthermore, >Ontario is appealing for more medical staff from other provinces to
    handle the case load, thanks mainly to that bloody British variant!!

    Good Luck! In NS we gave up some doses to go to the native population specifically, they've nearly all been done and I think the new premier
    Rankin will not back down on giving more away now because Ford thinks
    stamping his foot will help.

    The Atlantic Provinces had lockdowns early on and we watched in dismay
    while people seemed to carry on as normal in Ontario and Alberta, I
    can only think both premiers tried for some sort of herd immunity, as
    did Trump, but as forecast by scientists, doesn't work with this.

    I hope you and yours stay safe and well, take care.

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to MartinS on Sun Apr 18 12:54:32 2021
    On 18/04/2021 00:37, MartinS wrote:
    kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On 12/04/2021 22:20, Paul Smith wrote:
    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in
    the 1960's when they only had 2 channels.

    Friday evening the BBC showed the same thing - exactly the same - on 2
    channels and closed down a third completely, apparently!

    The weekend schedules were messed up, not by more of the same but by
    catch up and shifting.

    There again I guess all we might lose tonight for the Corrie catch up
    is probably a repeat of Who wants To be A Millionaire.

    Who wants to watch Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, especially on repeat?


    Not on repeat, but it is funny with Jeremy Clarkson.

    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From Lucretia Borgia@21:1/5 to All on Sun Apr 18 10:07:58 2021
    On Sun, 18 Apr 2021 12:52:11 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 18/04/2021 00:22, MartinS wrote:
    kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On 17/04/2021 10:47, kat wrote:
    On 16/04/2021 12:14, GordonD wrote:
    On 15/04/2021 21:34, kat wrote:

    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during
    the funeral.

    Hope you're going to cancel it out of respect.

    Ummm. No. My jab could help toprevent more funerals and I am sure
    Philip would approve of that. :-)

    And ... no need as it happens. mr kat had his appointment for this
    morning, I went along and mentioned mine was this afternoon, so they
    jabbed me at the same time.

    I can be as respectful as I want now!

    Libby and I in Ontario were lucky to get our first Pfizer shot on 27
    March, but we won't get the 2nd until 20 July. Many 65-79s haven't had
    their first one yet. The US has twice Canada's vaccination rate.

    On TV yesterday, the mayor of Windsor, Ontario complained that they
    can't get enough vaccines for seniore, while across the river in Detroit
    anyone 16 or over can get a shot, often the same day. However, Michigan
    has a very high infection rate and is getting extra vaccine.

    I have a friend who lives in Detroit. I think she would be fascinated to know it
    is that easy. She spent days tracking down an appointment for herself, then >more days for her brother. She is rising 72, he is a little younger. Admittedly
    once they were found, they also got the 2nd ones quicker than we do.

    I guess that high infection rate might be why it is easing!



    While Britain is relaxing restrictions and Boris is able to quaff his
    irreversible pint, we've had 3 consecutive weeks of increasing
    restrictions. The latest include: no travel outside the home for non-
    essential purposes; closure of outdoor recreation facilities including
    golf, basketball, tennis and kiddie playgrounds; no mixing with other
    households indoors or out (with sn exception for people living alone);
    roadside checkpoints at border crossings from Quebec and Manitoba; and a
    limit of 10 people at weddings, funerals and church services, indoors or
    out, except for drive-in services. This will be in force until late May.

    Maximum 15 people at a wedding - my son gets married on Saturday. ( They should
    have got married a year ago.) The wedding breakfast must be held outdoors. And
    my elder daughter can't come - she lives in Prague. 30 at a funeral. No wake, >indoors at least. i don't think we know what a drive in service would be, here.


    Some schools remain open for in-person learning, but Toronto has closed
    theirs. Both local high schools are closed after outbreaks. Furthermore,
    Ontario is appealing for more medical staff from other provinces to
    handle the case load, thanks mainly to that bloody British variant!!

    And now we have both the South African variant, and the Indian Double variant at
    large here. :-(

    I had my first Pfizer shot March 19 and am due for second July 2, long
    wait because our medicos decided they must have second on hand etc
    etc. but it went square shaped when we donated a bunch of vaccines to
    a considered needy group.

    Personally I was not convinced they should do the eldest first, I felt
    there was more of a case for giving younger, working people the first
    shots. Especially those working in health care!

    I think the reason it is easier in Canada than the US is in part due
    to the fact we are all registered in the health care system which
    surprisingly the US has never adopted. They feel it is socialism at
    work :( They are the only major country that doesn't have some form
    of healthcare. Private insurance costs an arm and a leg, I have two
    friends who tell me the only reason in retirement they can pay it for
    her is because he has veterans insurance, which he doesn't have to pay
    for. They both worked all their working lives, so it does make one
    think.

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  • From James Heaton@21:1/5 to MartinS on Sun Apr 18 21:03:40 2021
    "MartinS" <me@my.place.invalid> wrote in message news:OfKeI.11781$Ms7.2732@fx34.iad...
    Paul Smith <pesmith@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the
    1960's when they only had 2 channels.

    Are there still any Brits watching just BBC1 and ITV1 on 405-line B&W CRT television sets rented from Granada?

    How about people lumbered with those huge back-projection TV cabinets from the 1990s that preceded digital flat screens?

    I still have the latter. Lovely big Samsung 24", great sound and decent picture. I tend not to throw away things until they break.

    405 was turned off in 1985 I think, early in January. The story goes that
    they put a caption up for a month, if you are watching ring this number, and the number of call was single figures!

    Pretty much no 405 only sets were built after 1964 - even the cheap basic
    sets were convertible with a new tuner.

    James

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to Lucretia Borgia on Mon Apr 19 11:14:49 2021
    On 18/04/2021 14:07, Lucretia Borgia wrote:
    On Sun, 18 Apr 2021 12:52:11 +0100, kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    On 18/04/2021 00:22, MartinS wrote:
    kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On 17/04/2021 10:47, kat wrote:
    On 16/04/2021 12:14, GordonD wrote:
    On 15/04/2021 21:34, kat wrote:

    I have my second covid jab appointment Saturday afternoon, during >>>>>>> the funeral.

    Hope you're going to cancel it out of respect.

    Ummm.  No. My jab could help toprevent more funerals and I am sure
    Philip would approve of that. :-)

    And ... no need as it happens. mr kat had his appointment for this
    morning, I went along and mentioned mine was this afternoon, so they
    jabbed me at the same time.

    I can be as respectful as I want now!

    Libby and I in Ontario were lucky to get our first Pfizer shot on 27
    March, but we won't get the 2nd until 20 July. Many 65-79s haven't had
    their first one yet. The US has twice Canada's vaccination rate.

    On TV yesterday, the mayor of Windsor, Ontario complained that they
    can't get enough vaccines for seniore, while across the river in Detroit >>> anyone 16 or over can get a shot, often the same day. However, Michigan
    has a very high infection rate and is getting extra vaccine.

    I have a friend who lives in Detroit. I think she would be fascinated to know it
    is that easy. She spent days tracking down an appointment for herself, then >> more days for her brother. She is rising 72, he is a little younger. Admittedly
    once they were found, they also got the 2nd ones quicker than we do.

    I guess that high infection rate might be why it is easing!



    While Britain is relaxing restrictions and Boris is able to quaff his
    irreversible pint, we've had 3 consecutive weeks of increasing
    restrictions. The latest include: no travel outside the home for non-
    essential purposes; closure of outdoor recreation facilities including
    golf, basketball, tennis and kiddie playgrounds; no mixing with other
    households indoors or out (with sn exception for people living alone);
    roadside checkpoints at border crossings from Quebec and Manitoba; and a >>> limit of 10 people at weddings, funerals and church services, indoors or >>> out, except for drive-in services. This will be in force until late May.

    Maximum 15 people at a wedding - my son gets married on Saturday. ( They should
    have got married a year ago.) The wedding breakfast must be held outdoors. And
    my elder daughter can't come - she lives in Prague. 30 at a funeral. No wake,
    indoors at least. i don't think we know what a drive in service would be, here.


    Some schools remain open for in-person learning, but Toronto has closed
    theirs. Both local high schools are closed after outbreaks. Furthermore, >>> Ontario is appealing for more medical staff from other provinces to
    handle the case load, thanks mainly to that bloody British variant!!

    And now we have both the South African variant, and the Indian Double variant at
    large here. :-(

    I had my first Pfizer shot March 19 and am due for second July 2, long
    wait because our medicos decided they must have second on hand etc
    etc. but it went square shaped when we donated a bunch of vaccines to
    a considered needy group.

    I had my first February 1st, second was obviously April 17th. Th egap has been because it was decided the immunity gained from the first jab would last at least that long and that way more people got a first. Now they have the second jabs earmarked and they exceed the numbers of first ones being given.


    Personally I was not convinced they should do the eldest first, I felt
    there was more of a case for giving younger, working people the first
    shots. Especially those working in health care!


    We kicked off with residents of care homes, and their carers because they were so badly afected, but after that the second cohort did include front line health
    workers.

    As it has worked down the age groups it has been clear that many younger people did get the invitation for one reason or another early. I am still wondering what my 39 year old son in law did to merit it, no health problems, extremely lean and fit, and a grapic designer. But who knows! His sister also got hers,
    and she is with a different doctor.


    I think the reason it is easier in Canada than the US is in part due
    to the fact we are all registered in the health care system which surprisingly the US has never adopted. They feel it is socialism at
    work :( They are the only major country that doesn't have some form
    of healthcare. Private insurance costs an arm and a leg, I have two
    friends who tell me the only reason in retirement they can pay it for
    her is because he has veterans insurance, which he doesn't have to pay
    for. They both worked all their working lives, so it does make one
    think.


    Certainly we are all registered too, and get invited to make an appointment. Making it isn't always easy though. We have been lucky, a big centre opened on the local showground a 10 minute drive from our house. Others could only find availability miles away, and some aren't sure when they will get the second - while I had to book the second before the first could be confirmed!


    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to James Heaton on Mon Apr 19 11:18:45 2021
    On 18/04/2021 21:03, James Heaton wrote:

    "MartinS" <me@my.place.invalid> wrote in message news:OfKeI.11781$Ms7.2732@fx34.iad...
    Paul Smith <pesmith@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in the
    1960's when they only had 2 channels.

    Are there still any Brits watching just BBC1 and ITV1 on 405-line B&W CRT
    television sets rented from Granada?

    How about people lumbered with those huge back-projection TV cabinets from >> the 1990s that preceded digital flat screens?

    I still have the latter.  Lovely big Samsung 24", great sound and decent picture. I tend not to throw away things until they break.


    And why should you, if you like it? I remember the ne we had, can't remember the make now, it did eventually go wrong, but it was a lovely set.

    I sometimes think I am the only one who doesn't care about HD. I can see enough
    wrinkles on the Corrie faces with it!



    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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  • From MartinS@21:1/5 to kat on Tue May 4 19:09:45 2021
    kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On 18/04/2021 21:03, James Heaton wrote:
    "MartinS" <me@my.place.invalid> wrote...
    Paul Smith <pesmith@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in
    the 1960's when they only had 2 channels.

    Are there still any Brits watching just BBC1 and ITV1 on 405-line
    B&W CRT television sets rented from Granada?

    How about people lumbered with those huge back-projection TV
    cabinets from the 1990s that preceded digital flat screens?

    I still have the latter.  Lovely big Samsung 24", great sound and
    decent picture. I tend not to throw away things until they break.

    And why should you, if you like it? I remember the ne we had, can't
    remember the make now, it did eventually go wrong, but it was a lovely
    set.

    I sometimes think I am the only one who doesn't care about HD. I can
    see enough wrinkles on the Corrie faces with it!

    Especially Rita's. ;-)

    I have two LG HD TVs, a 37" in the living room which fits in a cabinet,
    and a 60" in the basement family room. I download UK programs such as
    sitcoms and other studio productions in 480p or 540p and watch on the
    37". If it's something like a David Attenborough wildlife documentary
    shot with hi-tech cameras, I'll download the 720p or 1080p version when available and watch on the 60". It doesn't cost me any more since I have unlimited bandwidth, but it takes longer and consumes more disk space.

    Our first TV in 1954 was a 17" 405-line B&W console, on which we watched
    the one and only (BBC) channel from the far side of the room. A year
    later, we got ITV and the dreaded commercial break!

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  • From kat@21:1/5 to MartinS on Wed May 5 08:01:13 2021
    On 05/05/2021 00:09, MartinS wrote:
    kat <littlelionne@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On 18/04/2021 21:03, James Heaton wrote:
    "MartinS" <me@my.place.invalid> wrote...
    Paul Smith <pesmith@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    No change in Canada. It is only the UK TV bosses who still live in
    the 1960's when they only had 2 channels.

    Are there still any Brits watching just BBC1 and ITV1 on 405-line
    B&W CRT television sets rented from Granada?

    How about people lumbered with those huge back-projection TV
    cabinets from the 1990s that preceded digital flat screens?

    I still have the latter.  Lovely big Samsung 24", great sound and
    decent picture. I tend not to throw away things until they break.

    And why should you, if you like it? I remember the ne we had, can't
    remember the make now, it did eventually go wrong, but it was a lovely
    set.

    I sometimes think I am the only one who doesn't care about HD. I can
    see enough wrinkles on the Corrie faces with it!

    Especially Rita's. ;-)

    Indeed.:-) But it is some of the one ones you think of as stil being "young" that get to me more!

    I have two LG HD TVs, a 37" in the living room which fits in a cabinet,
    and a 60" in the basement family room. I download UK programs such as
    sitcoms and other studio productions in 480p or 540p and watch on the
    37". If it's something like a David Attenborough wildlife documentary
    shot with hi-tech cameras, I'll download the 720p or 1080p version when available and watch on the 60". It doesn't cost me any more since I have unlimited bandwidth, but it takes longer and consumes more disk space.

    Our first TV in 1954 was a 17" 405-line B&W console, on which we watched
    the one and only (BBC) channel from the far side of the room. A year
    later, we got ITV and the dreaded commercial break!


    We have a couple of HD tvs too, I forget the actaul sizes, but I think the one in the living room is a 42", the other a little bigger is in the bedroom, but I never, or rarely, watch that one, mr kat does. He's the one who wants the HD, I am the one who, where I can and when I think it won't matter at all, switches his set up recordings on the Sky box to the normal channels. A documentary with talking heads and ancient footage for example.:-)

    When I was a child we first got a tv in time for Christmas, 1959. It probably was a 17" thinking about it - my parents tried out a few and one was smaller. Lovely set with cabinet doors, just the 2 TV channels, but also radio and very good sound. One of the channels was very fuzzy for a while but then we got a new transmitter nearby.


    --
    kat
    >^..^<

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