FORUM CLASSIFIEDS DIFFLOCK.com Links & Networks
Forum Homepage
Log in
Profile
Search
Private Messages
Forum Members
Register
Classified Ads
Search Ads
Place New Ad
My ads
Place your classified
ads here for FREE
NB: Adverts placed in the general
forum areas will be deleted
Difflock Homepage
Online Shop
Contact Us
FAQ
Calendar
Garage
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube
Advertise With Us - Reach your target market by advertising on the Difflock.com forum.
Click here or call 0845 125 9407


Team Idris fascinating facets
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
 
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Difflock Forum Index -> The Lounge
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
teamidris
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 24 Feb 2008
Odometer: 3339
Location: Staffordshire UK



PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:43 pm    Post subject: Team Idris fascinating facets Reply with quote

Crumbs, it's gone a bit quiet in here?

So as you may know Team Idris started life as a Robot Wars team that ran a pub meet in the midlands from 2000-2005. Then we changed direction back to off-roading and re-worked the Beast, taking Team Idris into a world of winch challenge. I started competing in 1987 and we expect to get a few more years out of our 1972 rangy. But I am off on another tangent from the usual trains and 4x4's and this time it's writing. So please enjoy a lounge about listening to one of my works read by someone who voices quite a bit better than I do. You're never too old to do what the hell you feel like Wink

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SkIYreKuD0w

__________________________________
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3l3zoaCabKrgBSULSV1YgA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Xpajun
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 22 Sep 2008
Odometer: 3230



1988 Mitsubishi Shogun

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh oh oh - a lounge post oh happy happy....

I remember Robot Wars always enjoyable unless my missus was in and the tv was constant soaps Rolling Eyes


How are you getting on with your writing? Are you popular yet?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website eBay Name
jeremy
Just got MTs


Joined: 09 Jan 2006
Odometer: 462
Location: Lydd Kentshire



PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robot wars is quite often repeated on the challenge channel if your feeling nostalgic.
__________________________________
Nissan patrol, Jimny.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Xpajun
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 22 Sep 2008
Odometer: 3230



1988 Mitsubishi Shogun

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeremy wrote:
Robot wars is quite often repeated on the challenge channel if your feeling nostalgic.


Have to be on Netflix for me to watch it - don't do any other TV - not worth the licence fee
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website eBay Name
Big Dunc
Just got MTs


Joined: 09 Aug 2010
Odometer: 134




PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried not having a licence for a while.

Even though I really didnt have a TV, I got so much grief from the license people that it was almost worth paying to make them go away.

When Mrs Dunc moved in she wanted a TV, mainly because otherwise her kids wouldn't visit, so she started paying for a licence.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
** GED **
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 18 Jun 2014
Odometer: 1939
Location: Scouser



PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i legally haven't had a licence for three years now.

i get no grief from them as i threatened them with court action for harassment. no letters, no visits, nothing. contrary to popular belief it is quite legal to own a tv and not have a licence.

but no doubt someone will start moaning that this topic has been done to death....

just like the "what size tyres will fit" question has......

__________________________________
the other co-founder of the DCJC

Member of TEAM CHAOS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Big Dunc
Just got MTs


Joined: 09 Aug 2010
Odometer: 134




PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told that at the time, and I was just about to take up the harassment argument with them, when Mrs Dunc decided that she wanted to get a TV, and hence a license.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
** GED **
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 18 Jun 2014
Odometer: 1939
Location: Scouser



PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

two legal terms.

removal of implied right of access.

cease and desist notice.

like i said, i do have a tv, but dont watch live tv. the kids use netflix, or torrents and sky catchup. it is also linked to the pc so we can watch downloaded content that way.

they did try their luck after i cancelled it but i informed the guy he was breaking the law and he apologised and removed himself from the property.

that was three years ago.

i`m due a letter soon to ask if my circumstances have changed ( they aint) and that will be it for another three years.

__________________________________
the other co-founder of the DCJC

Member of TEAM CHAOS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
absquatulation
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Odometer: 1904
Location: Lost



PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the very nice gentlemen say to you “I’ll get a search warrant”. I would smile sweetly and say “Do carry on, old chap!”.

I’ve signed countless “Rights of Entry” warrants, and more than a few “Search Warrants”, but I’ve never signed one for TV licencing.

If the Police are too busy to turn up for a burglary, then I’m quite sure that they are not interested and would only turn up for TV licencing to “Keep the Peace”.

__________________________________
Please Note: Some quantum physics theories suggest that when Simon is not directly observed, he may cease to exist or will exist only in a vague and undetermined state.

I'm not here......
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
** GED **
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 18 Jun 2014
Odometer: 1939
Location: Scouser



PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there has also never been a successful prosecution using evidence from a detector van....

there are a lot of mistruths bandied about to scare people who legally dont need a licence into buying one.

__________________________________
the other co-founder of the DCJC

Member of TEAM CHAOS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
absquatulation
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Odometer: 1904
Location: Lost



PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

** GED ** wrote:
there has also never been a successful prosecution using evidence from a detector van....

there are a lot of mistruths bandied about to scare people who legally dont need a licence into buying one.


The only weapon in their armory are the continual threatening letters.

__________________________________
Please Note: Some quantum physics theories suggest that when Simon is not directly observed, he may cease to exist or will exist only in a vague and undetermined state.

I'm not here......
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
mike328
Articulating


Joined: 10 Dec 2014
Odometer: 792
Location: Suffolk!



PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the way this has happened in a thread titled Team Idris fascinating facets Smile but do I need a licence to watch web based tv such as 4od or netflix? its not bbc.....
__________________________________
Snap On: Turning drawers into status symbols since 1920.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jeremy
Just got MTs


Joined: 09 Jan 2006
Odometer: 462
Location: Lydd Kentshire



PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could be completely wrong, But my understanding is you only need a license to watch live broadcast. It doesn't matter where its comming from,
ie tv, net ect.

__________________________________
Nissan patrol, Jimny.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Xpajun
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 22 Sep 2008
Odometer: 3230



1988 Mitsubishi Shogun

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike328 wrote:
Love the way this has happened in a thread titled Team Idris fascinating facets Smile but do I need a licence to watch web based tv such as 4od or netflix? its not bbc.....


Netflix you don't as it doesn't show any live programmes 4OD I suspect is the same unless it shows live TV - that is any programme that is received at the time of broadcast.


teamidris' link above is a youtube link which is not being received at the time of broadcast so you can watch in on your TV without a licence Wink Twisted Evil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website eBay Name
** GED **
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 18 Jun 2014
Odometer: 1939
Location: Scouser



PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you only need a licence if you watch "live" or "nearly live" broadcasts.

the nearly live bit hasnt been tested in court yet but i suspect pausing sky for 5 seconds wouldnt count.

i just use good old fashioned illegal torrents instead....

__________________________________
the other co-founder of the DCJC

Member of TEAM CHAOS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cynic-al
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 14 Nov 2006
Odometer: 6014
Location: scunthorpe


1989 Suzuki SJ

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BBC are pushing to change the live TV rule as they feel it is out of date with current trends. Ie they're losing money.

I think it's 50 50 whether they'll get it or loose the license fee. Lol

__________________________________
I know enough to be dangerous.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
** GED **
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 18 Jun 2014
Odometer: 1939
Location: Scouser



PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the bbc say they cant survive without the licence fee.

yet all the other channels can......

Wink

__________________________________
the other co-founder of the DCJC

Member of TEAM CHAOS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
teamidris
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 24 Feb 2008
Odometer: 3339
Location: Staffordshire UK



PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike328 wrote:
Love the way this has happened in a thread titled Team Idris fascinating facets Smile but do I need a licence to watch web based tv such as 4od or netflix? its not bbc.....


Yeh, I'm all like; "ooooh, that's a too many posts to be a good thing," Wink
Luckily you only hate the BBC and not my wordsmith skill, so no worries Smile

To be honest I don't know why I'm paying the TV or Sky? I hardly switch it on and the two are quite a cost per month. YouTube is full of stuff and there's fun to be had directly adding your own content (my recent vlog) or working with someone else. (Or five). Another one I wrote this year has done 8000 views in a month and that's a better feel factor than the BBC's happy smiley news 24!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MCFZ9OIAbgE

__________________________________
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3l3zoaCabKrgBSULSV1YgA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
( Gray )
Articulating


Joined: 15 Apr 2012
Odometer: 593




PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

** GED ** wrote:
the bbc say they cant survive without the licence fee.

yet all the other channels can......

Wink


Possibly.
But then I don't watch any other free to view terrestrial channels because in my opinion they show a lot of dross which cater for the hard of thinking. The only Freeview channel I watch regularly is Film4, which is partly funded by TV licence payers. The rest of the Freeview channels mostly show repeats.
I will also agree that the BBC show a lot of dross; but they also produce and show a lot of good quality tv and radio programmes. Would they be able to to that if they had to tout for advertisers? Maybe. Maybe not.
I don't have Sky; firstly I don't see why I should subscribe and still have to watch adverts. And secondly from the little bits of Sky programming I've seen when visiting friends, the quality is not much better than ITV or Channel 5...

If the TV licence fee is scrapped, how much revenue will Channel 4 lose?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
** GED **
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 18 Jun 2014
Odometer: 1939
Location: Scouser



PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i only have sky as its cheaper to have the package than just the internet.

i couldnt comment on the dross bit as i dont watch telly, but from what i remember, top gear was one of the only things i used to watch......


then that got boring.

__________________________________
the other co-founder of the DCJC

Member of TEAM CHAOS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Orangev81
Just got MTs


Joined: 16 Feb 2012
Odometer: 438
Location: Everywhere



PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it was quite good for watching the Munsters and Top Cat.
__________________________________
I would rather have a bad days trialing than a good day at work!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
teamidris
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 24 Feb 2008
Odometer: 3339
Location: Staffordshire UK



PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't watch top cat. When he was trying to get Benny to pretend he was extra ill so he could chat up the fit nurse I exceeded my 'cringe' limit Smile
__________________________________
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3l3zoaCabKrgBSULSV1YgA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
teamidris
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 24 Feb 2008
Odometer: 3339
Location: Staffordshire UK



PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Team Idris fabrication division


__________________________________
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3l3zoaCabKrgBSULSV1YgA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Mr Tyre
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 17 Jun 2002
Odometer: 4856
Location: Darlington Co Durham



PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teamidris wrote:
Team Idris fabrication division



Nice Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
** GED **
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 18 Jun 2014
Odometer: 1939
Location: Scouser



PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked
__________________________________
the other co-founder of the DCJC

Member of TEAM CHAOS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
.
Difflock Royalty


Joined: 19 Jun 2002
Odometer: 40001
Location: Northern Ireland's Gold Coast


2009 Land Rover 110 CSW

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent
__________________________________
Bert the Defender 110 XS - because it's Cool (work it out yourself!)
Lolita the Lightweight
???? the V8 90 CSW
Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - yes that's right, I have a Zook!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website eBay Name
Nightbar
Difflock Royalty


Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Odometer: 20578
Location: In a state of anticipation...


1999 Land Rover Defender

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Want!
__________________________________
The ex-Difflock Ambassador to Naples, Sir Nightbar DCJC DFS and 2 bars.

Plant a tree for the Difflock 3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger Skype NameeBay Name
teamidris
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 24 Feb 2008
Odometer: 3339
Location: Staffordshire UK



PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Want" is the best comment anywhere so far Smile
__________________________________
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3l3zoaCabKrgBSULSV1YgA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Mr Tyre
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 17 Jun 2002
Odometer: 4856
Location: Darlington Co Durham



PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about:

Want
Please
Thank You.

Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nightbar
Difflock Royalty


Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Odometer: 20578
Location: In a state of anticipation...


1999 Land Rover Defender

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tyre wrote:
How about:

Want
Please
Thank You.

Smile


Ok - you win Cool

__________________________________
The ex-Difflock Ambassador to Naples, Sir Nightbar DCJC DFS and 2 bars.

Plant a tree for the Difflock 3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger Skype NameeBay Name
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Difflock Forum Index -> The Lounge All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Page 1 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum
Oil Safe

Adrian Flux 2017

Service Kits

Facebook

Specialist Tools

Join our mailing list for upcoming events, special offers, discount coupons and expert advice on the latest 4x4 products!

* indicates required





    
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group