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tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 04 8:42 am    Post subject: Flogging a Dead Horse  Reply with quote    

Radio 4 Friday 11:00 Flogging a Dead Horse
Adam Hart-Davis tells the story of how horses have been re-cycled through history. The Victorians re-used the carcass of the horse on a huge scale, making whip-lashes, cavalry trousers, carriage roofs, sofas, chairs, fishing lines, buttons, oil, candles, and fertiliser.

But who used horse bones as ice skates, and when and why did we stop eating horses in Britain?

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 04 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: Flogging a Dead Horse Reply with quote    

Tahir wrote:
and when and why did we stop eating horses in Britain?


If someone watches this, I'd like to know? for that matter did we ever eat dog?

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 04 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I won't be watching it cos it's on the wireless, I'll be recording it and listening to it when it comes up in my rotation (around 4 weeks time)

Dunc



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tahir - I seem to remember you record programs to listen to on MP3 whilst shopping - how do you record them? Is it direct onto PC?

Cheers,

Dunc

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes I do, but sadly quite difficult nowadays, Psion have stopped making the Wavefinder (should still be able to find one on eBay though) and Modulartech who made a PCI DAB card have gone bust. If you can get a Wavefinder I'll tell you how to set it up as long as you haven't got XP Service Pack 2 (in which case you're stuffed)

Dunc



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Curses, I do have SP2.

Not to worry, I'll have to wait for the all-singing, all-dancing programmable, hard drive carrying DAB radios that are now in the shops to come down in price

Thank anyway.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunc wrote:
Curses, I do have SP2.

Not to worry, I'll have to wait for the all-singing, all-dancing programmable, hard drive carrying DAB radios that are now in the shops to come down in price

Thank anyway.


DAB has to be one of the biggest price stitch ups going.

The first generation wre mono for flips sake and over 100

Even now they seem to be making them deliberately crap, so you will have to buy another later on.

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

But PC based DAB is too cool for words

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