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Taking the pip

Discussion in 'General' started by cpemma, 17 Sep 2008.

  1. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7621996.stm

    The faulty mini-computer that automatically generates the sound of the pips has now been fixed by the BBC engineers. How?

    "They switched it off then on again"

    :clap:
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    :hehe: The best way of fixing things, before the duck tape.
     
  3. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    I love English English. Where else do you hear "it's thrown a wobbler" given as a technical description of a problem?
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    We have more technical terms then that, like "It's gone off the deep end" or "It slept with my wife"

    At least, that's what we use...
     
  5. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Since when did broadcasting mistakes become news worthy?
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    The global rule of broadcasting is never to admit you've made a mistake.
     
  7. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant Minimodder

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    ".... when it turned up 6 seconds late...." - 6 seconds late makes it news worthy?! Who honestly cares?
     
  8. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    I love the line 'thanks to our technical engineers' they turn the damn thing off and on again!
     
  9. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    Well some Radio 2 and Radio 4 listeners might've wondered what happened. The pips are very well known to those stations, and I've even set my watch by them more than once!

    And quite frankly, the BBC can report anything they damn well please on their own site. Don't like it, don't read it.
     

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