* Posts by JohnnyP

5 posts • joined 5 Aug 2019

Mandatory electronic prescriptions was the easy bit in NHS paperless plans


Re: It takes 3 days to get a perscription

If you're referring to the NHS EPS system, you're talking utter tosh, this is categorically not how any of it works.

Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...


Re: Inertia selling

That's a fairly accurate description of what I did after this latest round of unauthorised "automatic renewals".

I transferred all domains I'd actually chosen to purchase to another registrar last year, and a few months later received emails from 123reg regarding charges for automated renewals on said domains, which were already renewed and no longer held with them. Told them in no uncertain terms to close my account and never bother me again, seems it went unheeded.

This time they appear to have managed a partial job... I'm now getting naggy emails asking me to log in to their support portal to see the latest update on my ticket, but I can't log in as my account apparently doesn't exist. Utter clownshoes.

Cloudflare punts far-right hate-hole 8chan off the internet after 30 slayed in US mass shootings


Re: "guarantee me that no one with evil intent will try to break in my house or assault my person"

I'm sure every single one of them believes their fear is justified, that would be why I called it irrational. It seems highly improbable that America is so gripped by home invasions that the "home defence" argument holds water for the sheer number of people who insist they need it.

I can't guarantee someone won't break into my home or property tonight "with evil intent" (what-ever that means), I don't live in a particularly low crime area and my garage has been broken into several times in the last decade, but somehow I manage to deal with it and don't feel the need to live in fear or arm myself against the nebulous "evil" at my door.

More guns won't make the fear go away if it hasn't already.


Re: "guarantee me that no one with evil intent will try to break in my house or assault my person"

This is the bit I can never understand, there's something fundamentally wrong with people living with constant irrational fear of home invasion. Almost all the bravado filled macho justifications for gun ownership are fundamentally based on fear... they're basically bricking it every minute of every day. And when that fear becomes overwhelming, the shooting starts.

So, they're not wrong when they say it's a mental health problem, they just don't realise they need help.


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