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Why everyone is watching TV with Closed Captioning on these days

Called subtitles in the UK, it's something I used all the time. Before digital TV services, you turned them on by using the Teletext service on your TV and choosing page 888. It worked across all channels if the show supported them and even worked for live TV.

Enter the digital age and set top boxes, still one journey to turn them on, but handled differently depending on the brand. Some had dedicated buttons on the remote, others hid the option in menus.

It's a feature we've used way more since having kids. We pretty much have them on all the time now. It cuts above noise and keeps the volume down.

I've even mapped a command on our remote to take it from 4 clicks down to one to turn them on or off when using our satellite set top box. I just need the BBC to support them on the Apple TV.

Posted 27th Apr 2019 @ 11:00

Earth

Feel good song about the Earth that features so many artists:

  • Produced by: Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat
  • Vocals by: Lil Dicky
  • Additional Vocals by: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, SIA, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu

Lil Dicky also has a number of explainers on the We Love the Earth website which are worth a watch.

Posted 26th Apr 2019 @ 10:00

2019 Brazil football shirts

I've already linked to Brazil's 2019 away shirt, this is just confirmation that the home kit will follow the same design but in their classic yellow with green trim.

Posted 26th Apr 2019 @ 09:23

What makes the perfect pizza

Pizza is my favourite food of all time, Bon Appétit take on the challenge of creating the perfect pizza as part of their new Making Perfect web series. This is the prologue/trailer for season 1 but the first episode is out on how creating the perfect pizza dough.

Update

Yesterday saw the end of season 1 where the team came together to create the perfect pizza and it looked delicious.

Posted 25th Apr 2019 @ 18:00

Climate Change — The Facts

I missed this when it aired on the BBC a week ago but it's been uploaded by another YouTube account to give it more exposure outside of the UK.

The documentary will provide an urgent look at the science of climate change and the potential solutions to this global threat, combining footage that reveals the already devastating impact of climate change on our planet, with interviews from some of the world's leading climate scientists.

After one of the hottest years on record, climatologists and meteorologists explain the effects of climate change on both the human population and the natural world. Scientists, including Dr James Hansen, Dr Michael Mann and Professor Catherine Mitchell, will forensically unpack the science behind the extreme weather conditions of recent years - which have seen unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires - as well as detailing how the accelerating rate at which the world's ice is melting is causing sea level rises, and how deforestation is exacerbating the problem of global warming by adding to CO2 in the atmosphere.

Posted 25th Apr 2019 @ 15:00

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