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by Psamathe
14 Jun 2021, 12:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12801

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

Jdsk wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 9:54am Very disappointed with the summit.

Should have been much stronger on climate change and worldwide vaccination.

The USA put down a useful marker on stability in Ireland. The UK's Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary got into silly bickering about whether the UK is a single country.

How will history look back at this one? A sense of normalisation after Trump?

Jonathan
I wonder if the limited outcomes were in part because Johnson has spent the last month antagonising a lot of those attending (and the other has a long standing "Trump Close" opinion). What is the point of reaching any agreement when next week the host party will probably be ignoring because they didn't really understand what they were agreeing to?

Ian
by Psamathe
13 Jun 2021, 11:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Apple Macbook pro failures.
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: More Apple Macbook pro failures.

[XAP]Bob wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 11:02pm ......
I do think that dropping MagSafe was a bad idea, but that’s because they served a very specific purpose - there was no reason not to have both MagSafe and power over usbc
I agree that dropping MagSafe was a bad idea but I have seen you can buy similar adapters that connect into the USB PD - they look a bit like those USB bluetooth/radio adapters mice used to use. Trouble is the ones I've seen are only on Amazon from unheard of Chinese companies so I've not tried any. Not a perfect solution and having MagSafe as well as USB-C PD would be ideal (so you don't need the proprietary MagSafe if all available is a standard USB-C PD supply.

Ian
by Psamathe
13 Jun 2021, 9:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Apple Macbook pro failures.
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: More Apple Macbook pro failures.

toontra wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 8:54pm
[XAP]Bob wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 8:01pm Four thunderbolt ports not enough for you?

How do you intend to saturate 160Gig of full duplex connectivity?
Capacity isn't the issue. I want HDMI and USB ports, not "thunderbolt". I don't want to be forced into using Apple's proprietary cabling. I assume I'm not alone or they wouldn't be doing this. Magsafe also making a welcome return. They are obviously listening to what their customers want for a change, not what they think they want (and forcing them into buying over-priced accessories).
My newer MacBook has 4 USB-C ports (although they are only USB 3.1 'cos it's a couple of years old). I thought USB-C was used by some companies other than Apple? And it has 4 such ports (which is plenty for most people).

I think the 1st limit I will hit on the laptop is the 2TB storage - but there will be a fair amount of video I will be able to offline so I doubt it will be too much of an issue. 16GB RAM seems plenty of video editing, photo editing, etc. and that's normally fairly memory hungry.

Ian
by Psamathe
13 Jun 2021, 7:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12801

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

Really clear demonstration at G7 (reported TV News this evening) showing how Johnson really has no understanding of the issues he is failing to deal with. One big issue for Biden and G7 is Climate Change. So they discuss how important it is and Johnson takes them outside to watch tones of aviation fuel being burnt un in a needless Red Arrows display. Plenty of CO2 and a few minutes later all forgotten and back to discussing how they are going to reduce carbon emissions ...

Ian
by Psamathe
13 Jun 2021, 12:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Apple Macbook pro failures.
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: More Apple Macbook pro failures.

Richard Fairhurst wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 11:46am Keyboards in recent Macbooks are a notorious issue – they've finally reverted to a sane design with the latest models, but for a good few years they were very prone to dust/crumbs/etc.
I find the bad keyboards are not only unreliable but horrible to use. I have one of those laptops and whilst I have no experience on "unreliable" it may be because I find it so horrible to use I tend to use an external bluetooth keyboard when home so the built-in keyboard gets very little use.

I believe the bad ones went through several designs so supposedly the later versions were better than the earlier versions (but just repeating what others have said as my experience is just the one laptop.

Ian
by Psamathe
12 Jun 2021, 1:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Medical records
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Medical records

Jdsk wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 1:30pm
Mike Sales wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 1:16pm
Jdsk wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 1:14pmDo you mean the images or the textual report?
The images.
There isn't a right way of doing this, but it's not uncommon for patients to move images on 'phones, USB sticks etc.

But don't make any assumptions about your GP's ability to display, manipulate or store the images in her information system.

And are you sure that your GP wants to see them?

Jonathan

PS: Happy to discuss privately if that would help.
In my example above (MRI not being shared), I have offered to the consultants to get the raw MRI data/images but they said that the radiographers use exceptionally expensive display screens to carefully examine the images - screens they don't have. So they don't really want the images (they don't have the screens) but want the radiographers to report on when they should have reported on. But my situation the MRIs are head and ear structures and it's the ears they are concerned about rather than some significant sized thing.

I've not asked but believe it would be fairly easy for me to get the raw MRI images (take 10 days) - it's a tick box option of the Subject Access Request form the hospital uses. I've not asked as they'd be of no use to me and just waste hospital time getting them.

Ian
Edit: nb: when I have asked for e.g. the reports from the hospital they send them on disk (they encrypt the files on a CD they post and they seperately e-mail you the unencrypted code for that CD/DVD).
by Psamathe
12 Jun 2021, 12:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe July.????
Replies: 113
Views: 2481

Re: Europe July.????

PaulaT wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 12:40pm
Psamathe wrote: 8 Jun 2021, 4:44pm I saw the reports about the request being denied but also wondered if it was possible given the vaccine stocks and that appointments are booked for some time ahead. I could envisage a situation where diverting vaccine to one area might mean cancelling appointments in other areas as they would not have their stocks. But I guess a lot then depends on what the stock situation is relation to next scheduled delivery, etc. (i.e. is current vaccine stocks are all allocated to existing appointments and no deliveries to cover additional surge areas). But that is guesswork/possibility and I have no special knowledge about vaccine stocks/schedules.

Ian
The denial was because the government are following the recommendations of the JCVI. Surge vaccination is in any case total cloud cuckoo thinking. It takes two weeks after vaccination for any protective effective to develop and a good three weeks to get the full effect. Even then one dose isn't really sufficient against delta so there needs to be the second dose given and another wait of a couple of weeks after that for maximum protection. With cases doubling roughly every week that's a long time to wait for the cavalry to come riding over that hill...
That's what I was thinking. Start surge vaccination and the delay in their effect means the surge will be long over before it helps or the NHS in those areas will be completely swamped. And in some respects demands for "surge vaccination" (which would not help short term) may detract from the saturation testing, self-isolation, etc. because the public message is changing and being presented as the Gov. not helping properly ...

Ian
by Psamathe
12 Jun 2021, 11:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Medical records
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Medical records

Jdsk wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 9:16am
Mike Sales wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 9:12am I was a little surprised that my GP and the local hospital where I am being treated could not share my scans and x-rays online.
Different systems apparently!
You're not alone.

It isn't only "different systems"... it is technically complex, and there isn't a national programme for implementation.

Failure to communicate in direct care is a major source of inefficiency and adverse incidents.

Jonathan
It's a really bad problem. I had an MRI under NHS and so far 3 different consultants have been unable to get at those scans. They eventually managed to get the "Scan Report" which has invoked "Totally Inadequate" to bad language. One has tried to get clarification through my GP and the direct to the company who the NHS contracted to take the scan but all the GP can get is the inadequate report and the company does not respond. I've been asked to try get get the clarification and tried through PALS and they've tried and got nowhere.

So not just inefficiency but, given my scans were done Nov 2020 (7 months ago) and 2 consultants are still unable to get info from them to help with diagnosis! (3rd consultant decided he could not be bothered to diagnose anyway)

Ian
by Psamathe
11 Jun 2021, 5:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12801

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

This one beggars belief (and I'm sure it wont have gone unnoticed by the others attending the G7 which can only serve to reenforce their opinions of Johnson)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-s-g7-children-aid-cuts-b1864245.html wrote:Boris Johnson’s plea for G7 to educate world’s poorest children branded an ‘empty promise’ after 40% aid cut
The prime minister came under fire after he said it was “a source of international shame” that youngsters “bursting with potential” are denied lessons, simply because they are girls or deprived.

He announced £430m for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and urged fellow world leaders to match the UK’s commitment to “get more girls into the classroom”.

But aid groups protested that the cash was all but cancelled out by the UK swiping around £390m of funding for improving education over two years – part of £4bn-a-year overall aid cuts.
...
Ian
by Psamathe
11 Jun 2021, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Meanwhile ... In Other News
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: Meanwhile ... In Other News

Psamathe wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 12:11pm Jeff Bozo's rocked design based on and idea he had whilst ...
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Brilliant headline (serious one, from the Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/11/space-jeff-bezos-richard-branson-amazon-virgin wrote:In space, nobody can hear Jeff Bezos. So can Richard Branson go too?
It’s famously impossible to take a bathroom break during a rocket launch, meaning Jeff Bezos will soon experience what it’s like to be one of his warehouse workers. .....
Ian
by Psamathe
11 Jun 2021, 3:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dom puts the boot in...
Replies: 121
Views: 3451

Re: Dom puts the boot in...

pete75 wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 2:54pm
pwa wrote: 2 Jun 2021, 5:31am
pete75 wrote: 1 Jun 2021, 9:38pm

No I meant what things has he got done.
It is his image, his selling point, so I wait to see whether it is correct. I took no interest in what he did with Greater London. But as PM he got Brexit done, then the pandemic pushed everything else down the priority list. Yes, I know getting Brexit done isn't going to make you approve of him, but he did what May couldn't or wouldn't, and he did it quickly. But as I say, getting stuff done is not always the same as getting it done well, and my own feeling about him is that he will make impulsive decisions where a bit more thought would lead to a better decision.
He didn't get Brexit done. May would have got it done had not Johnson and his cronies voted against her negotiated agreement which was better than Johnson's particularly regarding Northern Ireland. we were due to finally leave on 31st December 2020 regardless of whether Johnson negotiated an agreement or not.
And having used the Select Committee for advertising the Government secrets he possesses, phase 2 of turning them into £££ - you can subscribe to those secrets being trickled out for just £10 per month!
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-cummings-newsletter-code-conduct-b1864153.html wrote:...
Dominic Cummings may be in breach of the official code of conduct for special advisers if he releases government information in his new newsletter, Downing Street has suggested.

Boris Johnson’s former top aide has launched a £10-a-month subscriber service on Substack.
...
Subscribers have been told they can pay £100 annually or £10 monthly. Those who pay £200 a year will have "founding member" status.
...
(although he is promising some titbits for free "In a post he said he would reveal information on the battle to tackle the coronavirus pandemic for free, alongside some details of his time inside Downing Street.")

Useful things these Parliamentary Select Committees - free advertising.

Ian
by Psamathe
11 Jun 2021, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Meanwhile ... In Other News
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: Meanwhile ... In Other News

Vorpal wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 12:57pm
Psamathe wrote: 2 Apr 2020, 12:43pm On this auspicious day, celebration of inventiveness a brief history of Wikipedia
Now 404 :(
I tried it and also got 404, but trying http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2011/01/17/w ... -birthday/ works (and worth spending the few moments it takes to read it, in my personal opinion).

Ian
by Psamathe
11 Jun 2021, 12:51pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Medical records
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Medical records

prestavalve wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 12:43pm Brought to you by the same people who ran part of a pandemic response from an excel spreadsheet.
.....
That was so out-of-date long recognised and widely known limitations means they gave out the wrong information (significant lower numbers than reality).

Ian
by Psamathe
11 Jun 2021, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Meanwhile ... In Other News
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: Meanwhile ... In Other News

Jeff Bozo's rocked design based on and idea he had whilst ...
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by Psamathe
11 Jun 2021, 11:02am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Medical records
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Medical records

simonineaston wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 9:22am Thanks for the link, David. From that site, I see that:
NHS Digital says: “Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.”
....
Those two identified uses are not the only 3rd party/commercial use I'd not be happy with. e.g. providing my medical records to Purdue Pharma to help them defend a compensation claim or to some questionable Big Pharma to develop some treatment that ends-up costing £2m a dose and is thus rejected by NICE and outside the reach of much of the world but lines the pockets of their shareholders nicely. Not that they've done that but as I see it their rules could and with the UK stepping away from all the EU privacy rules and embracing lack of US rules - if NHS Digital wont tell me exactly who is getting my data or even ask my permission (i.e. default "opt-in") then I'll consider again.

Ian