I know exactly how to set a video timer, and so does my father. It's not difficult - I don't know what the fuss is about. I've known since about 5 minutes after we got the TV/Video home! But last night, the timer went wrong. It had been checked, and was set from 2:00 until 4:00. But it only recorded for about 2 minutes, at about 1:40am. So my GCSE Bitesize programme did not get recorded, so I'm going to have to use books to revise the core of the science syllabus as well as the additional triple science modules. Time to get a new video recorder? No. Time to spend longer revising than I really needed to. Yes.
I did do an hour of Physics revision, though, and about an hour (I wasn't timing) of triple science revision.
On another note, Farscape, for those who did not know, is an incredibly good sci-fi programme imported from the US (ye, it is good, before anyone tries to disagree). It has been commissioned for four series by the US Sci-fi Channel, but they have not bought the fifth and final series. So we are on a cliffhanger. Our protagonist (John Crighton) has just been frozen in some sort of chemical by an unidentified alien craft and broken into teeny tiny pieces, with his future wife's wedding ring lying on top of him. We have been given "To be continued..." - or not as the case may be. But unlike most programmes, this one has put up a fight. Well, the fans have. The biggest fan campaign in history has been set up, based at http://www.savefarscape.com. All they (or we) want is to have the fifth series made and aired. They have organised ad campaigns on TV and Radio and have even bought magazine cover space.
So, the time has come to decide. Are you Farscape?