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In Topic: UKIPpery

Yesterday, 09:54 PM

I absolutely agree with Johnoco.  Guilt by association is dangerously wrong.  Harold Shipman's other patients and very close colleagues thought he was a hugely caring GP, should they be held to suspicion simply because they once held an incorrect opinion based on what they thought at the time.

 

It's also wildly libellous.  Please be careful.


In Topic: If You suffer from Parkinson's disease or MS, Iain Duncan Smith has got y...

Yesterday, 12:24 PM

And if I don't vote then it's my fault if I get the worst option

In Topic: If You suffer from Parkinson's disease or MS, Iain Duncan Smith has got y...

Yesterday, 12:17 PM

Good luck finding an answer.

I'm voting Labour but only as the least worst option.

I see it like the following scenario. I'm voting for the party that promises to kick me in the nuts, but only once or twice. The alternatives are;
- a party that openly promises to kick me in the nuts repeatedly with the frequency depending on my net income, the lower the income the more frequently the kicks
- a party that promises never to kick me in the nuts then does so anyway with a justification that I need to be realistic
- a party that will cut my nuts off and blame it on the EU before selling them to a cheap outsourcer.

In Topic: Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

21 October 2014 - 05:29 PM

A doctor friend of mine said that he estimates we know under 10% of what really goes on in the whole human body, brain included, and can fix less than half of the problems with that 10%.  For example, it's a well proven point that the body can heal itself of virtually anything that's survivable beyond the first hour but often the brain gets confused and ends up hurrying us along to death instead, if we could just tell the brain to direct its self-healing resources in the body appropriately then we'd survive most things that currently kill us.  I read an article last year (I think) that covered aging and how we could turn it off if we could just understand a few core sequences of the body a tiny bit better.


In Topic: Uninteresting Trivial Facts

21 October 2014 - 05:22 PM

Older hardware runs more slowly with newer software. It's rather like piling on six stones, aging 30 years and expecting to attract 22 year old women.

It's not an Apple thing at all.

One of the apprentices in my team refused to believe me that Windows 3.1 was under 50MB fully installed.  How much of the modern OS is just bloatware from coders who are more interested in speed than quality, knowing the hardware designers will save their ineptitude behind even faster speed?  Apple is one of the worst culprits of that, they design to the maximum technology available and couldn't care less about yesterday's technology.  Suits them though as they just rake in the money.

 

My 2011 Macbook Pro was slowing a considerable bit after installing Mavericks so I installed a 1TB SSD in it, fairly rockets along now and nothing really challenges it except for the most modern games where the fans get so overworked that it sounds like a small jet trying to take off.  I know someone who has a similar laptop to me but without the SSD, he put Yosemite on it and it's almost killed its performance for anything but the most basic work.