Just give it time and it will fit, Minis are getting larger and more ridiculous by the week. Alec Issigonis must be turning in his grave.
242 posts • joined 29 Oct 2008
He was probably taking notes while you told him your symptoms. That's what my GP does and I've never had a problem with him providing a good diagnosis. Would you rather he'd scribbled notes in a pad and then entered them on the computer later, causing a delay before seeing the next patient?
My surgery uses the Evergreen app, which is brilliant for when you go to see a consultant and they don't have your records to hand. Want blood results? Just show them in the app.
New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'
Police station mapping
Back in the very old days when every town had a police station that actually opened its doors more than one hour a week, they were usually well signposted and always had a town map on the wall in the lobby. Other good alternatives were petrol stations and estate agents.
Even now there's always the option of winding down the window and asking for directions. Human interaction has its advantages sometimes.
Re: As you might expect...
"Unless someone turns off both GPS and the phone system it will always be able to triangulate you and so it is impossible to get truly lost."
There is one other scenario, in which your phone's battery runs out. Which is why taking a paper map & a compass as backup is sound advice.
BTW don't get me started* on how shit google maps and their alternatives are. White roads with grey edges on a pale grey background doesn't make for readable mapping, especially on a phone in broad daylight. OS is the gold standard to which all other maps should aspire.
* Looks like I did that myself. I'll get me gore-tex jacket.
From their FAQs
"Should I call my bank or cancel my credit cards?
We recommend you contact your bank and follow their recommended advice."
Talk about passing the buck. WTF is 'recommended advice'?
Glad I'm not a customer (never liked them, especially since they started flying international only out of London).
"But given the problems being reported, we're going to investigate further. "
What they really meant was "Given the bad publicity that this article could generate, we might get off our lazy arses and actually make an effort to fix the problem. However, if we don't see the story picked up by other news outlets, we'll make a carefully considered decision to not do anything at all."
Re: The thing is... it's nothing new.
You have to pay extra for Sky+ to give you the ability to avoid ads, which is a bit like paying subs to a website for the same thing. But at least there's an added bonus of being able to record and playback when you like. I can't see an equivalent bonus on any website so uBlock & NoScript are staying.
Re: The right person to blame is the USA highways administration.
"...real time integration of both car, bike, pedestrian and street level systems..."
What might these bike and pedestrian systems be? I hope you're not thinking that cyclists and peds will be told to carry a beacon to prevent AVs from hitting them.
Re: "Where you chose to shit on the other hand is a personal choice"
No idea if this is true or not:
Young man [after seeing Churchill leave the bathroom without washing his hands]: "At Eton, they taught us to wash our hands after using the toilet."
Churchill: "At Harrow, they taught us not to piss on our hands."