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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    So after a couple of hours on Adobe's chat line, I finally got Camera Raw working by changing the Photoshop2020.psp file to .psp.old.

    Seems like they know all about it, but are waiting for the calls. I said how is anyone supposed to know you have to go Run, %Appdata%, Adobe, and several layers down from that then change the psp file ? Not what you'd ordinarily expect.
     
  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Are they all experts on your condition though? Try having type 1 diabetes. Comments range from "diabetes is self inflicted" to "you shouldn't be eating that".
     
  3. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Everyone is experts on everything these days. For example, I'm fairly sure you shouldn't be eating your insulin doses in a quarter pounder burger. :confused:
     
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  4. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I think that Martin prefers a real 16oz steak.:). I am not criticising him. He does a proper job and no doubt burns off the calories.
     
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  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    We're on the same wavelength this evening then. ;)
     
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  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Being a lazy git I have to watch my intake and count my calories lest I blow up like a balloon. Then again, a few years ago the doctor told Mrs F. to feed me up because I was too thin. Some people just can't win... :(
     
  7. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Dave came at it from the other side. He was born without most of his fingers but because he was born that way he never saw himself as "disabled" until his feet put him in a wheelchair. He once said he preferred to think of it as "alternatively enabled" namely he did everything everyone else did he just did it differently.

    But he spent most of his life dealing with misconceptions about it.

    I think the winner was this time we were sitting in our favourite Chinese restaurant, it was his pay day so after a few beers we were sitting there reading the menu and trying to decide what to have when a woman at another table walked up and without any preamble asked Dave "Are you a thalidomide?!"

    He replied "No I'm a human being"
     
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  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I was looking into terminology a while back as I felt uncomfortable about describing blue badge parking as 'disabled parking.' A colleague who specialises in access told me that many disability advocates approve of the word 'disabled' but in the sense that they have been disabled by society. In other words, we have failed to consider their needs and it is us who have rendered them disabled by our lack of care.

    I've maybe lost some of the nuance or worded that clumsily, but I hope the sentiment is clear.
     
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  9. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I really don't need my blue badge anymore, but when I go into a crowded carpark, which typically has a lot of vacant disabled spaces, I often think I'm doing a service to other motorists by parking in them. and leaving one more space for them.
     
  10. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Lots of experts around.
    Along with the 'Oh, I've got a bad back/leg/insert bodypart here* as well, and I never had a day off work' brigade

    * I'll leave that open for anyone who wants to get their coat early:D
     
  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    There are many painful and/or disabling ailments that aren't obvious to the casual observer. That's why it's such a damned nuisance when people misuse disabled facilities, such as the actress Francesca Annis who (allegedly) used her mother's blue badge to avoid parking and congestion charges.
     
  12. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    My mother* has a blue badge and, knowing how hard it is to get one, I haven't objected to anyone with a badge using a "disabled" (bad terminology) parking space. I also know several younger people with badges and, although there is nothing to see, I am fully aware that they need them. What is annoying is that some people, a small number, think it is OK to "borrow" the badge when the holder isn't present but one doesn't know that unless the driver is seen arriving or leaving without the person whose picture is on the badge. Best to assume that anyone using a Blue badge is entitled to it and needs to park close to their destination.

    *She's 96 and, although very good for her age, simply can't walk far unaided.
     
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  13. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    WGYG Soccer is back.
     
  14. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Its that time of year when my dual power tariff comes up for renewal so I just hit a comparison website...Wow! E-on reckon they can save me £192 a year!

    Check the details and the monthly charge is £5 a month less than I am paying now so £5 x 12 is £60 not £192!
     
  15. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member


    I am fine with that it's all enclosed and socially distanced etc...In fact even after this I'd like it to go on that way. The fans can watch it up to them and I don't have to organise my sessions in the Bells around West Ham being at home.....
     
  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    You'd have to acknowledge the fans would want to watch all fixtures from the pub, so be careful what you wish for!
     
  17. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Not so much what but who.

    The Eggheads quiz people. Smug gits the lot of them but the prize goes to Judith Keppel.
     
  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I couldn't get in about 15 minutes ago. Back to the days of http versus https I thought. Anyway got in this time.
     
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    What makes you think they're smug?
     
  20. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    That's because almost all comparison sites assume that you will revert to the 'standard' (most expensive) tariff when your current deal expires. It makes the apparent savings seem much higher than they actually are.
    One site that doesn't do that is Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert. He also sometimes has offers that are quite good.

    MickLL
    PS I'm not Martin Lewis !!!!!
     
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