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  1. 10 Sep '10 11:06
    Hi guys

    I don't know if BBC World Service means it goes out all over the world
    or just to the comonwealth countries

    BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 10 September 2010
    www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice
    Seeking The Endgame
    Friday 10 September
    8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

    Chess is an ancient game and its popularity has spanned many centuries – but
    how is it faring in modern times? Simon Terrington, a self-confessed chess fanatic,
    explores the game in today's world and examines whether modern technology is
    changing the game and the way it is played.

    He also questions whether people still have the time, in today's increasingly fast-
    paced way of life, to master this game. Simon reaffirms his love for chess by
    absorbing the passion it generates, from grandmasters to community club players;
    from the World Chess Championship to the chess boards of a Bulgarian park.

    Presenter/Simon Terrington

    Please do not ask me who Simon Terrington is 😉

    However, if you a spare ½ hour and wanta chuckle at me getting flamed
    by IM's and female chess players...(shrug).

    http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2087&sid=ef9191cfcb49359c1c46da808c6ecc5c
  2. 11 Sep '10 12:42
    So......what's your grade?

    toet.
  3. 11 Sep '10 12:44
    🙂

    Good programme. It was like a radio Blog. More next week.
  4. 11 Sep '10 12:57
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    🙂

    Good programme. It was like a radio Blog. More next week.
    since when, dear GP34, Worldwide=Commonwealth... you do surprise me, even if that's a mere assumption..
  5. 11 Sep '10 13:12 / 1 edit
    can download a mp3 of the show here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/

    or just listen to it without dl:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/09/100909_seeking_the_endgame_one.shtml

    toet.
  6. 11 Sep '10 17:34
    A BBC article about the radio thing:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11259419
  7. 12 Sep '10 02:42
    Originally posted by Renars
    since when, dear GP34, Worldwide=Commonwealth... you do surprise me, even if that's a mere assumption..
    Hi Renars.

    Well I don't know what radio other countries listen to do I.

    It goes out in English and the Commonwealth contries speak English.
    The signal has to get boosted for it to carry and the non Commonwealth
    countries do not boost the signal so some countries cannot receive the BBC.

    I cannot quite see the Chinese tuning in everyday to listen to the Archers.

    Maybe they do, maybe the Archers are big in China. I don't know.
  8. 12 Sep '10 09:59
    Only Eddy Wally is big in China:

    YouTube

    PLAY IT LOUD!

    toet.
  9. 12 Sep '10 13:12
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Renars.

    Well I don't know what radio other countries listen to do I.

    It goes out in English and the Commonwealth contries speak English.
    The signal has to get boosted for it to carry and the non Commonwealth
    countries do not boost the signal so some countries cannot receive the BBC.

    I cannot quite see the Chinese tuning in everyday to listen to the Archers.

    Maybe they do, maybe the Archers are big in China. I don't know.
    Erm... not even all Commonwealth countries speak English by default any more. Not since you allowed Moçambique in.

    But the World Service gets broadcast on either long or middle wave - BBC4 goes out on the other, don't recall which is on which - and at least over here in the Netherlands, I can* pick up both just fine on my car radio, without them being boosted anywhere. Presumably that won't work in Kazachstan, but if Auntie has a transmitter in Toronto for her Canuck listeners, I wouldn't be surprised at all if it can be picked up in the Big Apple.

    Oh, and the Archers, bless them, are not on the World Service but on BBC4. I should know, Barwick Green is my signal to change channels...

    Richard

    * and frequently do, when they're not on a cricket binge again - great sport to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, not so good to listen to Tuffers talking nonsense when there's nothing happening on the pitch again
  10. 12 Sep '10 13:32
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    Only Eddy Wally is big in China:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHCHHPNYyJE
    YM "Eddy Wally is big only in China", I'm sure.

    Richard
  11. 12 Sep '10 13:50 / 1 edit
    Hmmm...

    Obvioulsy you guys don't nothing about how a radio works.
    Once again I have to explain everything.

    Air Space.

    You cannot transmit radio waves through another countries airspace.
    (Stockholm agreement 1956).

    When approaching another countries air space and they do not want
    to listen to the broadcast the radio waves form themselves into a tight
    narrow band.

    They then skirt along the borders till they find a country that wants to listen
    and they spread out again.

    That is why if you stand on the exact border between China and Tibet
    you will pick up The Archers. The Archers are huge in Tibet
    Take one step inside China and the signal is lost.

    You will most likely picked up The Chungs.
    This week father Chung has sold the cow to pay for his daughters wedding.
    She however is love with Ming-Ho who is the son of the village elder.
  12. 12 Sep '10 15:08
    Well, thanks for the spoiler alert GP! I'm a week behind on The Chungs.
  13. 12 Sep '10 17:28
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    YM "Eddy Wally is big only in China", I'm sure.

    Richard
    Nah,he has fanbases all over the world.

    Nowhere to hide,Eddy is a global threat!

    toet.
  14. 13 Sep '10 22:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Obvioulsy you guys don't nothing about how a radio works.

    You cannot transmit radio waves through another countries airspace.
    (Stockholm agreement 1956).

    They then skirt along the borders till they find a country that wants to listen and they spread out again.

    That is why if you stand on the exact border between China and Tibet
    you will pick u ...[text shortened]... The Archers. The Archers are huge in Tibet
    Take one step inside China and the signal is lost.
    Sorry, boy, but you are talking complete and utter bollocks. Hint: only airlines give a flying fsck about international law. Electro-magnetic radiation goes wherever it bleedin' well chooses to. Whether you and your precious Commonwealth of Lizzie likes it or not.

    (Another hint: I didn't tell you whether I ought to be able to listen to BBC4 & BBC World, I informed you that I, in actual, cold fact, do. Again: whether you and Mark sacred Thompson like it or not.)

    Richard
  15. 15 Sep '10 03:06
    I listened to this. They said there was another part to it. Do you know when that will be available?