"Funny how suppliers don't like to risk offending customers!"
Unless the supplier is Lenovo....
862 posts • joined 11 Jul 2015
I am having a hard time just dumping the problem on the older generation. I get that lonliness is a big problem and that in a lot of cases seeing the GP is a way of actually seeing someone that, at least, is their job to care about you.
"A simple £20 apointment charge would solve this. It would also reduce demand for GPs by 50%, resulting in mass layoffs, which is why the BMA is so keen on 'free a tthe point of use' healthcare i.e. make work."
Is so cynical that I want to know if this is really the case, or an opinion, probably shared I guess, of a disgruntled GP who is under a heavy workload.
"What would work even better, is if we stopped the elderly using the GPs as some sort of social club. I've lost count of the number of times some old giffer has been making their next appointment on the way out form their last, while announcing to their cronies in the waiting area that they'll see them next week. A small charge for GP appointments could reduce the frequency of this sort of thing."
I was, literally, shocked when I read that.
You seriously think this is the main problem affecting GPs?
I am trying to work out something. If you are laughing from your enlightened state, then surely an enlightened mind would want to enlighten others? Otherwise it is just ego.
So what we have here is an egotist laughing at the apparent lack of knowledge of others. What a wonderful place you are in! We should all aspire to be like you. It warms my heart to think that there is true greatness in this world.
You should start a vlog. You would be popular on YT and would make a killing with all the ad revenue.
"Right, so you propose an end to privacy for burger munchers, and a national database that will in practical terms identify their eating habits, movements, all added to the existing CCTV surveillance, just to address the problem of littering?"
This is why I modded it to have a barcode that linked it back to the franchise. But the principle is about accountability.
We don't need car dealerships paying speeding fines because - guess what? Cars have an identifying mark known as a registration plate, linking them to the owner so therefore no need to fine dealerships.
This was a sensible discussion. Keep it such and keep the hyperbolic outrage down a little.
That is, quite literally, brilliant.
Even a barcode that is tracable to the franchise and try to at least putting in a traceable path of accountability .
Have a small fine for every piece of litter linked to that franchise that encourages them to push back to customers to encourage more social behaviour.
"But with the scourge of fly-tipping being what it is"
Not just about fly tipping. It is general litter which is a massive problem in the UK. I live on the edges of a very picturesque part of Wales. One particular cycle to Bala I remember being struck by the sheer amount of litter in the verges for, quite literally, miles.
Another episode, whilst motorcycling through Snowdonia, a complete cock throwing his empty sandwich box out of his white BMW in a known beauty spot.
And I guess we are fairly familiar with the pile of McDonalds litter that seems some people are too good to have sitting in their car until they go to a bin.
Do we collectively have so little regard, not just for the land we live on, but ourselves, to think that this is any way to act?
"Though unfortuantely prone to making jokes that are not well recieved Felix is a pretty normal guy. Down to earth, fairly intelligent and successful. "
Iron Bones, you maybe should start, oh I don't know..., maybe widening out your social circle a little if he is your definition of what constitutes normal.
"there'll be a stray cat waiting to follow you home and it will be hungry."
The default position of any cat is 'I am hungry, give me food'. This is just a test, however, to see how mallable your mind is.
Usually when you fall into the category of 'soft touch' by offering them food, they will then just turn their noses up at you with a look of disgust* to put you in your proper place.
*Unless a partcularly nice morsel. They aren't stupid. Just self absorbed.
"I disparage the people who rail about SD support and removable batteries"
Really? Disparage? What on earth for? Just because your use case doesn't mandate the necessity of those things...
Sensible requests from my perspective, as an Android user who also has a mac and distrusts cloud storage for anything important/sensitive.
We agree on the headphone jack, however.
"Could it be possible we have *gasp* reached 'peak tech'?"
We are just showing up that actually we have run out of imagination.
Let's face it. Race to the bottom. There is only so much bandwidth of information we can take in through a letterbox. We don't really need *more*.
Manufacturers are short sighted, dealing whatever must have in the refresh cycle to get that years profits up to appease shareholders. Truly originaly and useful products are fewer and far between (Gemini) .
So lets think of the next great idea! I propose a new operating system first. One that doesn't try and borg the world Or change layout every few cycles. Efficiency being the keyword.
Maybe a new approach to how it is charged. I propose alcohol. Running low? Buy your device a drink for the evening.
"Workplaces are quieter now. No longer do you suffer the scream of dot matrix printers or tweedling of fax modems, let alone digital squeaks. I miss these sounds a little, possibly because they seemed, I dunno, organic."
...is a Bastl Bitranger doing its thing in the office.
That will relax you.
"Sorry but I fail to see the difference."
Windows 10 has many more legitimate uses. I may not agree with MS and their policies, but trying to equate windows to something that is deliberately subversive and intended to be used as it was evidently used isn't going to work.
Whether or not he should have been prosecuted for this is a different matter and that comparison would be laughed out of most courts if you tried to prosecute MS on the same charges.
And that is even without the many, many, many millons they spend of lawyers.
Google analytics isn't excluded from GDPR, because google analytics doesn't exist in a vacuum, it is used on a website. So the owners of the website are the ones who are responsble from a GDPR point if view.
THat is the short version. The long version means I would have to re-read stuff to parse it and write a few paragraphs, which a lot of consultants charge money for and, quite frankly, this is now a Saturday and I have other things I would rather do. Obviously not enough to avoid commenting rather vacuously on this thread.
If they get the mail client out and it works well, I'll throw my money at them.
I like thunderbird, and have used it extensively for years multiplatform. However, I feel that it is the unloved stepchild of any hair colour in the Mozilla family. I would like to see something that continues refinement to something that is nigh on perfect (I still suspect memory consumption could be easily improved with Thunderbird, althought checking it now I am pleasently surprised. Maybe I am being harsh. ).
"How tricky than can be? Just collate a big list of everything that all the regular readers know and go through that list before publishing any article!"
What a great idea. Or just insert inline helpful remarks directed towards specific reader bases:
"relates to a local privilege escalation bug in the Linux kernel, and creates a means to obtain root ([newbies]administrator, [Autralian geeks]snigger) privileges on a hacked system."
Shite customer experience is a shite customer experience, regardless if the customer is sweetness and light or a psycho nutjob.
What happened to equality? Or is some equality more equal than others*...?
*I had to read this several times over. I doubt it makes sense. Then I realised where I was.
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