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Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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  2. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much. Seems they regret getting her, now and had considered selling her on.
    Wife is not very happy with them for even considering it, I'll tell you that!
    The other problem is they tried introducing Shae-Konnit Dog to Biscuit, assuming they'd get along just fine. Of course, it wasn't to be that simple.
    Thing is, SKD has spent many weekends at their house while wife and I have been on holiday or away on business - he regards it as part of his territory. So all of a sudden, he turns up one day to find a strange dog in his territory, in his bed space and its scent over all the stuff that was his just the day before.
    Of course, SKD was quite upset so there was some growling. He did have a go at Biscuit later on in the night, basically to put this strange dog in its place.
    At that, wife's parents have given up with introducing them - they now regard SKD as a "vicious dog" and to listen to their account of the incident you'd think fur was flying and the walls were painted with blood. They are now adamant the two shall never meet again, under any circumstances.
    We tried to tell them that this process can take months. That we need to introduce them gradually; take them out on walks or something like that.
    But no.
     
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  3. Lothlanathorian

    Lothlanathorian Not a custom title

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    You should have them put down. And then adopt their dog.

    Also, on topic: Healthcare in the US, or, having your doctor say you were diagnosed with a disease that requires the a very similar treatment as the disease you were diagnosed with two weeks ago because the first course of antibiotics didn't fix it, so you need some more or a different one, but insurance won't cover it if it's the same disease because you've been treated and cured and don't have their permission for reality to disagree with their diagnosis.
     
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  4. MikeTheScrivener

    MikeTheScrivener O-12 Peace Kepper

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    can you get a second opinion? Try to go in network so you don't have any OOP costs. Try and work with your doctor and insurance company – these thing scan be really tricky but I can assure you no one is trying to fuck you even if it feels like that. I work in the healthcare industry and so often people feel like the system is actively trying to kill them when that isn't the case.
     
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  5. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Speak to doc, get him to diagnose it as "[ previous medicine ]-resistant [ infection ]" because insurance is refusing to cover meds.

    And then talk to the state insurance commission about how your insurance company is refusing to cover a drug-resistant infection. And the Department of Health and Welfare. And, if the insurance is still pitching a fit about covering it, the media.

    And FFS, we didn't have this problem anywhere near as often before the Affordable Care Act.
     
  6. Lothlanathorian

    Lothlanathorian Not a custom title

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    Solutions to remember for the future. Health insurance and how it works is one thing I know precious little about. You want to fuck around with my paycheck or how many breaks I'm allowed to take at work, and I'll own your business, though lol.
     
  7. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    "Personalised" ads are currently asking me if I'm freezing and want to buy a portable heater.

    Now, it did get down to a chilly 23C this winter, but I'll be alright thanks Zalotech.
     
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  9. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    One of the locals was unironically complaining about it being cold outside on Monday evening...

    My old boss found out he needed to go to a wedding in Canada, and genuinely had to ask my advice on buying his first coat!
     
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  10. tox

    tox SorriBarai
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    @colbrook where are you? Hell? O_o
    PS: i just noticed your title & avatar combo! Nice!
     
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  11. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Western Caribbean, I am in fact only a few miles from Hell post office:

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/xYSwz

    fixedw_large_4x.jpg

    Formerly I was in Leeds, but it was too cold!
     
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  12. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    Some of you may remember my tale of the guy who works in another section of my building, doing metal turning/cutting.
    That he fell for one of those stupid scams were a guy phones up saying, "Hello, I am Microsoft. You computer have 26 viruses so I can help if you install this invasive, remote-access software."
    In short, he lost a computer despite my warnings.
    Well, ever since then he's been teetering on the egde of falling for it again - he gets so many calls and so many bullshit "WARNING" popups that anyone else would completely ignore, hang up, and close the windows but he always seems to think they're legitimate.

    Just yesterday he asked me to come through and verify whether his latest pop-up was real and if he should click the link.
    Seems that "Microsoft" was warning him about 26 Trojan Horses on his system... and also that he could get a free iPhone if he clicked the link.
    He's running XP as well - I'm starting to think he should just stay away from the internet entirely.
     
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  13. tox

    tox SorriBarai
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    I hope that is not his work PC... Patient zero for a pandemic business horror....
     
  14. Pen-dragon

    Pen-dragon Deva

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    I have had to recover PC's that have been infected with that crap. I always careful explain to the victim. Microsoft/Google are multibillion(trillion?) dollar companies, they don't care about you, and your 10 year old $150 computer.

    They are not going to call you.

    They will not answer the phone if you call them.

    I tell them to think about how long they had to hold, and how many voice menus they had to go through, the last time they had to call the electric company, or cable provider. Now think, do you really think Microsoft is going to answer your call? Much less call you?

    I mean I get that some people just don't 'get' computers, but this goes beyond, to not understanding humans.

    Of course I also have a person in my office that thinks I need to call microsoft, and tell them to fix problem 'x'. Yeah, I will get right on that, I am sure they will be glad to hear from me!

    XP!?! KILL IT WITH FIRE!

    At my business, we still have one XP machine. It runs a sign cutter that is too old to talk to anything else. (It still connects to the computer with a serial port!) That machine is not allowed on the network. Right now, I am thinking I need to go do some irreversible damage (epoxy?) to its network adapter, just in case some idiot tries to plug it in.
     
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    We got lucky when we got our second, first couple of days pup2 was ignored, next couple pup2 was growled at and put in it's place, then the fun and games began...

    Now pup2 (10 months) is bigger than pup1 (1 year and 10 months) and is still completely puppy brained...

    (pup2 and pup1 are the same breed, in fact sisters)
     
  16. colbrook

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    I've found the best way to disable an RJ45 socket is to have a lawyer hamhandedly jam a USB stick into it over and over again...

    Edit: The worst bit is that the USB sockets are locked down by policy, so even if they'd somehow managed to fumble it into the right socket it still wouldn't have worked!
     
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  17. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    It really is awful. Whenever I see an open broswer window it looks to me like he's using a prop from The Evil Dead to do his business, rather than a computer.

    PC aside, most of his metalwork machines are very old indeed. Last week one of them actually caught fire. He opened it up to see what could have caused it, and it looked like this thing had never been cleaned in its 50 year+ career.
    It was so full of metal filings that if you held a magnet near it, it'd look like the machine would suddenly sprout a beard, the likes of which is rarely seen outside of Klondyke prospectors.
     
  18. leigen_zero

    leigen_zero Morat Pacifist

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    only one XP machine? that's amateur compared to this place:

    https://gizmodo.com/this-old-ass-commodore-64-is-still-being-used-to-run-an-1787196319
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    This C64C used by a small auto repair shop for balancing driveshafts has been working non-stop for over 25 years! And despite surviving a flood it is still going...
     
  19. Pen-dragon

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    The Commodore is probably not faster than XP, but I bet it is more secure and reliable. (and depending on how much crap is on an XP machine, it might even be faster!)
     
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    I've seen club lighting setups run by a vic20 (lighting sequences, as well as motion controlling stuff).

    We had electric induction kilns at an old job that were controlled by the equivalent of a TRS-80. The job didn't require more grunt than a z-80 processor anyway.
     
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