Viewing entries posted in January 2013

Re: MIMR

Posted by H D <rossi46fan-at-gmail.com> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

On Jan 31, 2013 10:52 PM, "Paul_P" <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> On 31 January 2013 21:58, Adamx <bassspine-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 31 Jan 2013 21:39, "Steve -at- Ixion" <ixion-at-armitage.ws> wrote:
> >>
> >> Just spent a pleasant couple of hours with Han and Adamx at Starcross
> >> Towers.

Amazing place! Ossum view.

> >> Nice to meet Adamx for the first time and get another Han hug T.
> >
> > Likewise, good to put a face to the name!
> > And a pleasure to see Han again ;-)

Thank you guys! I had a really nice time (and scrummy nosh!).

> Didn't invite me you barstewards :-|

I didn't think I'd stay as long as I did and now I feel bad, sorry :-( I
can't remember whether you're living in the Mouth of Ply and working in
Exeter or vice versa?

Cheerio,

HAN

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Re: MIMR

Posted by "Steve-at-Ixion" <ixion-at-armitage.ws> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

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Re: MIMR

Posted by Paul_P <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 January 2013 21:58, Adamx <bassspine-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 Jan 2013 21:39, "Steve -at- Ixion" <ixion-at-armitage.ws> wrote:
>>
>> MI meeting report
>>
>>
>>
>> Just spent a pleasant couple of hours with Han and Adamx at Starcross
>> Towers.
>>
>> Nice to meet Adamx for the first time and get another Han hug T.
>>
>
> Likewise, good to put a face to the name!
> And a pleasure to see Han again ;-)

Didn't invite me you barstewards :-|

Paul

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Re: MIMR

Posted by Adamx <bassspine-at-gmail.com> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 Jan 2013 21:39, "Steve -at- Ixion" <ixion-at-armitage.ws> wrote:
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> MI meeting report
>
>
>
> Just spent a pleasant couple of hours with Han and Adamx at Starcross
> Towers.
>
> Nice to meet Adamx for the first time and get another Han hug T.
>

Likewise, good to put a face to the name!
And a pleasure to see Han again ;-)

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MIMR

Posted by "Steve -at- Ixion" <ixion-at-armitage.ws> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

MI meeting report



Just spent a pleasant couple of hours with Han and Adamx at Starcross
Towers.

Nice to meet Adamx for the first time and get another Han hug T.

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Re: National Health Numpties

Posted by Paul <cliffedge10-at-googlemail.com> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31/01/2013 20:08, Paul_P wrote:
> Rather like the Coventry "online" savings account.

First direct. You want to put a cheque some coins and some cash in, so
you pop into a modern automated brach. The cheque. You go to the
machine. It tells you to go fill in a paying in slip. By hand. You go to
the coin deposit machine, get your card out and look fr the slot. There
isn't one. Sort code and account number by keypad it is then.

The notes were easy enough though, even if it did mean a different
machine to the cheque.

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Re: Real-time fact-checking of politicians' claims

Posted by Keith Bennett <keith.m.bennett-at-gmail.com> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 January 2013 20:51, Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/29/realtime-political-fact-checking-becomes-a-reality-with-wapos-truth-teller/
>
> I love technology.

Cool tool. World's most boring voiceover guy.

--
Keith Bennett

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Real-time fact-checking of politicians' claims

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

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ttp://techcrunch.com/2013/01/29/realtime-political-fact-checking-becomes-a=
-reality-with-wapos-truth-teller/

I love technology.

Ben

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ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com

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Re: National Health Numpties

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 Jan 2013, at 20:08, Paul_P <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
> Rather like the Coventry "online" savings account.=20

Or Santander's business account. Want to pay a new supplier overseas? =
Certainly: phone Santander, they post you a 4-page paper form, which you =
*fax* back. Fax, those things we used in the 1980s. Don't trust a free =
online PDF-fax service? No problem, you can post it to Santander =
instead. Four times because they lost the first three. The fourth time =
you post it =E2=84=85 their Chief Exec's office and they actually =
receive it.

Ben

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ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com

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Re: National Health Numpties

Posted by Paul_P <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> on 31 January 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 January 2013 12:06, M Hodson <markhodson.com-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> Needing a repeat prescription, I remembered that my Doctor's surgery has
> recently announced 'online repeat prescription requests'.
> So I went to their website.
> Only to find that you need an 'ID number' to order a repeat prescription.
> [No, the National Health Number I already have won't do.]
> So I ring up, to get issued an 'ID number'.
> To be told they need a paper form completed.
> However, as all they need is my name and address, the Receptionist kindly
> filled in the 'ID number' application for me.
> The 'ID number' will be available tomorrow ... for me to go to the Surgery
> to collect.
>
> Nice to see the might of the Internet harnessed to save so much time,
> travel and unnecessary phone calls.

Rather like the Coventry "online" savings account. This has a 4 stage
verification system, including a rather strange one where they send
you a matrix card from which you have to enter 3 numbers (you know,
the sort of thing you keep next to your PC in the enveloipe with the
unmemorable 7 digit Web ID they send you.

However if you do enter any of the details wrong, you go back to the
start, and as the text is blanked as you tye it, you can't tell which
you got wrong. 3 strikes and you're locked out.

At this point you would expect to be able to get an email to reset
your security details (after all, nowhere in the login process does it
feature your name or an email address), but oh no. Coventry post you a
barcoded sheet into which you enter your new password, and post it
back to them, where they then update your details.

And what car you do when you log in to the Coventry?

Move money from them into your linked bank account. And that's it.

Paul

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