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The buttons on threads with a lot of pages give me quite an uncomfortable "optical illusion" effect in the spaces between the corners of buttons - is it just me, or do others get it?

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It's this thing, it's driving me nuts: https://www.illusionsindex.org/i/hermann-grid
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Local TV

This week's Private Eye has a little bit about Lia Nici, previously the manager of Estuary TV in Grimsby, who is now the Conservative MP for Great Grimsby. These people always seem to land on their feet. She spoke up during a debate on BBC local programming cuts to make the point that "you can run a very high-quality local TV station for £500,000 a year".

According to the article, "from 2013-18 she ran Grimsby's Estuary TV, whose daily schedule comprised such local fare as British wrestling, old American westerns, old American comedy series and a half-hour local evening news programme shown on repeat throughout the day."

Are they actually describing Estuary TV? That sounds more like a description of the That's TV service that replaced it.

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BBC NEWS CUTS

I think at this point, it's time to get rid of BBC Scotland TV. It's been a good experiment and produced some really interesting and innovative programming but it's starting to look like an extravagance when licence-fee payers in English regions, many with millions more people than Scotland, are being left with such a threadbare regional TV and radio service.

They can't justify broadcasting a whole TV channel with hours of unique nightly programming (including documentaries, drama, quizzes and a full hour of double-headed news) to 5.4 million people in Scotland when, say, 7.3 million people in NW England have a cheap regional half-hour news slot, an Inside Out replacement probably shared with Yorkshire and a couple of increasingly low-budget local radio channels.