Re: Australians have a long history of Criminality
Downvote for the pejorative historical comment.
1626 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
When I was lucky enough to be able to pay off my mortgage lump sum, the receiving body said the onus was on me to enter the correct sort code and account number. They said there was no other way to do it and if I made a mistake then the money would effectively disappear and I would still owe the full amount. This didn't seem to bother them. Especially as BACS transfers of smaller amounts like done on your phone now have account details matching in place, large transfers such as mortgage repayments still do not!
You know I have problems with my iPhone 8 syncing with a 2015 Macbook Air running Monterey, and all the online help via Apple is useless. Try resetting your phone and restoring from a backup. Try this other massive time consuming inconclusive thing. Or that other one. People often fix things themselves and Apple Help says “I am so pleased for you”. Apple sync and other diagnostics are really bad and you can’t tell what software is doing, or if it’s hung. I haven’t been able to properly sync my 35,000 photo library to my 256 GB iPhone for months, and the music collection (15,000 tracks) on my iPhone is all over the place, missing tracks, missing artwork, etc. I have my own stuff on my own hard drives, and would like it on my phone. Is this just encumbrance to encourage me to use (and pay for) Cloud services?
Every additional bicycle is one fewer car.
People moan about the 20 seconds waiting to pass a cyclist who may be actually travelling at half the speed limit but are quite content to sit stationary in traffic jams for way longer!
As stated in the forum, the average daily car mileage in the UK is 20 miles, which can easily be cycled by many who choose to drive instead. Sure sometimes it’s raining or cold, but often times the opportunity is more than available.
Maybe it’s to justify the hundreds of £’s per month cost of a car, so it must be used. Or maybe there are other reasons people concoct to conceal their bone ass laziness to make any changes for the benefit of themselves, others, and the planet.
Viable geothermal energy capture is not about using surface sites, instead using oilfield technology to deep drill directional wells which take cold water in and hot water out, which we can then use as we see fit, maybe even to generate the electricity needed for the EV revolution. Once in place, the carbon footprint is very low.
This is the mess we’re in, we have compressed our lives’ timelines so much that we require cars to function properly, and cars that must get there as quickly as possible. So much talk about getting ahead and beating red lights. EV’s are not going to address this level of angst on the road, reducing car use is, moving more towards local active travel and services is going to make more peoples’ lives a lot less stressful! Anyone not seeing this is not looking outside the (tin) box.
I was given an iPod Touch which i used as a replacement for an ipaq PDA, but was so impressed with it I got a second hand iPhone 3GS, which in itself as a phone was far superior to my Blackberry Pearl. Been iPhone ever since, although still only up to iPhone 8 albeit with 256 GB with all my music and all my photos on it (none of this iCloud nonsense!).
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