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And they will be taking that to the moon when they go.
 
Just found this awesome 1960s British Pathe film on robots! 
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Seems to be a fix for the BBC radio iplayer on the squeezebox. It's a bit hacky but it works.

Linking to it here because its on page 257 of a ~300 page forum thread and so I will never find it again. So the thread will only get longer.

Anyway. Basically add support for decoding HLS streams with the plugin. Then update the menu.opml in the iPlayer plugin with the new streams.

Or just wait as I assume it will all be fixed in the plugin soon.
There have been a couple of other threads here about the BBC making higher quality MP3 listen again streams available in the uk. The attached plugin makes these available for playback on a Squeezebox2 or later player. The added audio quality really makes a difference to the listen again experience. It is also easier to install than AlienBBC as it only requires a plugin to be installed - there is no need to install other software. The ...
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Thanks, John. Up and running again now.
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This might explain why iplayer on my squeezebox completely stopped working this morning. I think the plugin author is in contact with them now.
More info on the forum http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?53229-Announce-BBCiPlayer-Plugin-(UK-only)/page205

I can see why they have done it but it's a it of a shame they are on a bit more open with the new URLs. I wonder how many old Internet streaming radios and apps, long forgotten by their manufacturer, will never get this working again. 
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Hmmm. BBC 6music on my squeezebox has been replaced with a man saying that the BBC dont support this stream any more. Is it just me?


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Its now fixed ( see comments ). Install i386 support on the amd64 server and the local decoder apps start to work. I was falling back to the wma stream as I could not play the aac one because the faad binary they ship with is only 32bit. The BBC have now withdrawn the old wma streams it seems.
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I'm running squeezeslave on raspi. so need armhf....
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Health and safety gone mad. :-)
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Interesting chat with Cory Doctorow, Paul Muldoon, Catriona Kells, Philip Schofield on privacy what we choose to share and what the state should have a right to monitor.
Start the Week, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04y9y86 from @bbcradio4 via @BBCiPlayerRadio

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Worth a look out at the sky tonight. Its all up there! 
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That's a cool cluster. They are further apart for us here in Sweden but we could see Venus in the west, Jupiter in the southeast and the moon to the south. Not sure about Uranus. Exceptionally clear sky here tonight.
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New neighbours downstairs I think. Room is a toasty 19C while my floor is at 20C. Much better than last month when I had to put the heating on a couple of times. I don't know how hot their room must be but I am not complaining. ☺
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Might be. Either way it's nice and warm. 
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Back to school with my woodworking. Doing an evening class in furniture design and renovation. Mostly just making a mess in a school classroom. Hoping to make a stand for my stereo. So far I have some very smooth planks. 
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Lesson 1, always put your plane down on its side to protect the blade 😜
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Some more interesting thoughts on open plan offices.
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The fundamental point about the difference between personality types and the offices they want is good and well made.


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Takes me right back. I don't know where my copy is but I keep expecting it to turn up everytime I open a box at home.
 
BREAKING NEWS – The Art of Electronics 3rd Edition by Horowitz & Hill HARDCOVER – Third Edition

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That’s right, it’s coming in April and you’re seeing it here first – The Art of Electronics 3rd Edition by Horowitz & Hill HARDCOVER – Third Edition. Watch it on ASK AN ENGINEER.

We absolutely love The Art of Electronics. I was asked to provide a quote for the cover:

“Who among us has not kept a cherished copy of AoE on our workbench throughout our careers? Engineers, hackers and makers of all stripes, rejoice for the third edition … has been worth the wait! Packed with tons of delicious knowledge to navigate electronics in both work and hobby. An encyclopedia of electronics knowledge, [The Art of Electronics] is a pleasure to read through for tips and tricks and is a unbeatable resource! Take a day out to read a chapter – you will learn things you didn’t even know you didn’t know. Or, refer to the pinouts, diagrams, and techniques as necessary to guide you through a difficult project. If you think electrical engineering is magical then you must pick up this tome!” 

-Limor ‘Ladyada’ Fried, Adafruit Industries

The third edition features enough new info that’s it’s worth buying.  

Here’s the description from the Art of Electronics folks themselves:

At long last, here is the thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the hugely successful Art of Electronics. It is widely accepted as the best single authoritative book on electronic circuit design. In addition to new or enhanced coverage of many topics, the Third Edition includes: 90 oscilloscope screenshots illustrating the behavior of working circuits; dozens of graphs giving highly useful measured data of the sort that’s often buried or omitted in datasheets but which you need when designing circuits; 80 tables (listing some 1650 active components), enabling intelligent choice of circuit components by listing essential characteristics (both specified and measured) of available parts. The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that helped make the earlier editions so successful and popular. It is an indispensable reference and the gold standard for anyone, student or researcher, professional or amateur, who works with electronic circuits.
Clocks in at a whopping 1,470 pages with 78 tables – so prepare yourself for a very long and informative book club!

Note: Real copies of this book do not yet exist – the photos are just mock ups! But when it comes into stock it’ll be a real physical book.

Sign up now, we’ll have them at Adafruit!!!
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+Cambridge University Press Education  #aoe   #artofelectronics  
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Always knew it was an art and not a science. Now where is my copy of "The Romance of Modern Electricity"?
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A really tasty fountains gold cheese sandwich and a superb coffee. They have a good selection of coffees and teas as well. Really friendly people serving a great coffee. A real gem.
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A great cup of coffee and a nice cake. Relaxed in the sun on the terrace overlooking the dock.
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A nice cup of coffee, decent sandwich and cake selection. Seating outside is away from the traffic. It may not be the most picturesque part of oxford but if you want a good cup of coffee in a quiet spot this could be the place for you.
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Great coffee and cake. Had a sour dough cheese and tomato toasty as well which was really tasty.
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This is a great little place. Lots of tasty choice on the menu. The noodle soups are huge but really tasty.
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Nice proper fish and chips.
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