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Computer Program On BBC News?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Garrett, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Garrett

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    There may be a program on the BBC News Channel 507, I do not know the contents, it is called Click Online (internet connected). It is on at various times during the day the next showing is 14:30 this Saturday afternoon.
     
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    Garrett

    Damb! I missed it then, I will have to keep an eye open.
    Before I had Sky installed a friend told me of a gadget programme, do you know what channel it is on and when, I believe the late Bob Tomalski used to be on this show.

    Thanks
     
  3. Garrett

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    It was on the .tv Channel now taken off the air.
     
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    I watched it once several months (possibly a year) back. I thought it was absolute crap, it was dumbed down and the presenter seemed to know nothing.
    The main feature was a preview windowsXP, it looked like they'd got all their research from an anti MS site such as slashdot. It was technically wrong and very anti Windows.
    I might tune in again, it would be really nice to see a proper computer show - lets hope its improved somewhat.
     
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    Nope, it's same thing now :rolleyes:

    I watched it yesterday, very "WOW" about everything (that's always a bad sign). They had what could have been an interesting article about "build your own supercomputer using cheap components and clustering" (lots of machines together). They were suppose to mention the OS you'd need but didn't, linux and a couple of cheap PCs can serve the purpose. Reading between the (bad) lines I think this is what they were getting at!!

    Also didn't mention the most useful task people put spare CPU capacity to, SETI (Search for Extra Terrestial Intelligence) and the other "DNA-busting" type activities that people could do.

    Worth watching?? Funnily enough I'd say yes, simply 'cos it's better than nothing (just about :) )
     
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    I always think that TV shows about computers/games/the internet , kinda miss the point.

    Its a bit like listening to a radio show about TV... only worse.
     
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    I wouldn’t say that, Bad Influence wasn’t bad, and I still miss .tv
     
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    Saw the old .tv presenter and producer Chris Long on Click Online today. Doing an article about it being the PC’s 21st birthday.
     
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    BBC News 24 had an interesting section on it with discussions of DOS and the future of ghz.
     

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