BRITS - BBC Online site down?

Danksi

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I haven't been able to get on to the BBC News site since last night (West Coast Canada Time). What's going on over there?
 

liketom

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works for me

news wise - Eleven people appear in court in connection with an alleged bomb plot to blow up several transatlantic airliners.
 
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Lau

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That's odd, because I was just on the BBC site, and clicked on MR, and I saw your thread. It's fine for me...

Could it be a DNS setting on your computer blocking it?
 

Kernow

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Works fine here, looks like they've had a bit of a redesign though.

menziep said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5273706.stm - This Is Funny!
Just saw this too & it made me chuckle. I think it's great that no-one at all complained.
 
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Lau

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Kernow said:
Works fine here, looks like they've had a bit of a redesign though.
Is anyone else hugely irritated by the "Video and Audio News" chunk in the middle that keeps unhiding itself? I wouldn't mind if it stayed hidden. :(
 

Peterkro

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It's working fine which is a pity as I just watched the Little Miss Jocelyn program that's linked on the front page.I now want dig my own eyes out,if anyone is tempted to watch it I swear it's the vilest thing I've seen EVER.
 

Kernow

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Lau said:
Is anyone else hugely irritated by the "Video and Audio News" chunk in the middle that keeps unhiding itself? I wouldn't mind if it stayed hidden. :(
Yep - very annoying. The whole page is becoming cluttered, which is a shame as the simplicity of it before was one of the things I really liked.
 
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Lau

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I just sent them a comment about it. :) I also suggested that if they were going down the customisable route like that they could take it a step further and make it customisable by the viewer like the Google homepage thing, and therefore we could remove video and audio if we didn't want it and replace it with something we would find more useful. :)
 

Danksi

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sunfast said:
Without sounding ignorant, do many of you guys overseas read the BBC? I'm never off it myself but I'm in the UK.
I'm a Brit, so I personally use the BBC UK & World News all the time, as well as Canada's own CBC.. I believe a lot of Canadians look to both BBC and CBC as well, judging by views posted in, they generally like to check out a number of news sources for the same story.

EDIT: Appears to be working at the office, so could be a problem with our local ISP. :(
 

Danksi

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iGav said:
Totally off topic... but what's Nelson like???
http://www.city.nelson.bc.ca/

Awesome, especially if you're into outdoor stuff, hiking/mtb trails, horse riding, atv, the lake oh and Coffee shops.

Tricky to find 'decent' work... as it's only a small town of around ~10K people. My wife's parents live here and we have friends here... which helped a lot with the big move from the UK.

I was living in Leighton Buzzard (nr. Milton Keynes) for years and commuting to Hammersmith most days... totally different world I live in now mind. :)