Re: Isn't there a law ....
I've been with Amazon since 1995 and have never, in all that time, had a problem with any of their delivery drivers. Mind you I do smile and say 'thank you' when they make a delivery.
132 posts • joined 20 Oct 2013
Sights aren't taken 'round the clock'. They are (or were before Transit/GPS arrived) taken at noon. Occasionally star sights were taken too.
If you're manoeuvring close enough to something to be able to see it you're expected to use your eyes (plus bins) to navigate rather than a sextant.
My bill was due to go up £20 this month. I called them expecting to spend an hour wrangling with a Filipino before getting through to retentions.
Instead I get through to the UK directly within 2 minutes. When I said it was too expensive they immediately offered to keep me on my current price for the next 18 months so I snapped their hand off.
I'm paying less that the cheapest new customer bundle for more than they get.
Same with me. I support a friend of mine who lives on the other side of the world and who is totally bereft of any computer nous at all.
With W7 I used to get a cry for help about once a week and would have to Teamview once a month or so to sort stuff out for him.
Since he got W10 he'll maybe ask for a bit of help every 2 or 3 months and it will vary rarely have anything to do with W10 itself.
The first job I had was in a bank back in the 60s. It was that long ago we were still using pounds, shillings and pence.
After we closed for the day we'd count all the cash. If we were more than 15 shillings (75 pence) out nobody went home until it was sorted.
If we were short it was bad enough but if we were over it was a major visit from head office deal as we had money that actually belonged to one of our customers.
I used to use an Oral electric toothbrush which was big, clunky and needed recharging every week. I bought myself a Xiaomi SoWhite (I know) which has the same diameter as the 18650 battery that drives it and only needs recharging once a month.
The Oral cost about 40 quid, the Xiaomi was a tenner.
I voted remain too but the buying power of the NHS is nothing to do with the EU and everything to do with the size of the NHS.
The regulation that you're referring to aims to stop the practice of a company buying the production of a generic drug , often as the only supplier, changing its name and then legally jacking the price up by a thousand percent.
When I was in the merchant I went for a haircut in San Francisco. I asked the barber what the certificate on his wall was and he told me it was the state licence that said he was allowed to cut hair.
He was stunned when I told him all you needed to cut hair in the UK was a chair and a pair of scissors...
I used to work for a company that installed Windows networks into GP surgeries. We'd go in and install the kit and give the staff a quick whiz round the desktop before the proper training took place.
This was at a time when personal computers were quite rare in people's homes so the staff weren't particularly familiar with Windows.
I will never forget the female receptionist who was quite happy moving the mouse pointer from left to right by moving the mouse from left to right but couldn't understand why the pointer didn't move up the screen when she lifted the mouse off the desk...
I called Virgin last week to do a bit of haggling and the woman from the Philippines tried to convince me that I'd be better off paying £20 more than I was.
I told her to cancel my account and was immediately put through to 'accounts' who asked me if a 60% reduction on my bill for the next year would be acceptable...
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