* Posts by DevelopingMadness

3 posts • joined 8 Jul 2017

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash put $30m apiece into ballot battle fund to kill gig-economy employee benefits


Re: That isn't how no-fault works

"If you are sitting at a stoplight and someone rear ends you, they will be 100% at fault and their insurance rates will go up and yours won't."

If only. In the UK if you are sat in the car (at a junction, roundabout etc..) and someone rear ends you, even if they admit full responsibility your insurance costs still go up significantly at the next renewal date (apparently because you are a higher risk of having a second accident).

How many Reg columnists does it take to turn off a lightbulb?


Re: Long way around the barn!

Assuming that the fridge is also not connected to the power cut off from the room card...

(having stayed in a hotel last year with this very problem)

On the couch with an AI robo-doc asking me personal questions


Professional stress management with beer

I remember being put on a stress management course many years ago (mandatory for the whole company, HR's latest brainchild) whilst working as a sys administrator & general dog's body. We had to fill in a questionnaire and we got a scored on the stress in our life, after which we would be taught how to manage it. I was working 60-100 hours a week at the time because the company had doubled in size. I had also suffered a recent bereavement. When the "qualified" trainer looked at my score I was called a liar and asked to leave for not taking it seriously. We all managed the stress by going to the pub that night. Cures everything.


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