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Offline daffy

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5370 on: July 10, 2017, 10:18:11 pm »
My wife dropped her iPhone into the loo  :doh:. Fished out promptly, shaken dry then handed to me whereupon I extracted more fluid by various means, then placed it on a piece of wood inside a container half full of those condensation crystals for two days.

It has worked fine ever since.

Hope the same result comes your way.

Do you have soft water in your area. You would not have much chance of doing this in a hard water area as crystals form as it dries out.

Yes, we are in a hard water area (lots of scale regularly cleaned out of the kettle, and two years ago the hot water tank was replaced and was found to be seriously scaled up) and therefore, judging by what you say, happy to still have a perfectly functioning iPhone.

Maybe my water extraction methods prior to placing it in the container helped: a few swift long arm movements (like a centrifuge in effect), and some judicious suction at various points around the case (best not ask how  :o )

But probably just very lucky.
Mike

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5371 on: July 14, 2017, 12:29:38 pm »
My wife dropped her iPhone into the loo  :doh:.

I'm going to invent a wall-mounted telephone holder for use in toilets.

Rich at last !

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5372 on: July 14, 2017, 12:40:47 pm »
Neat plan, Joe!

I also had a brilliant idea which with it's elegant looks and 'no drop' features I thought would bring me fortune if not also fame. Then I found out somebody had beaten me to it!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/56/2a/27/562a27b40666fa69deed210150d74103--vintage-phones-antique-phones-vintage-telephone.jpg

Ah well; back to the gin and tonics!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5373 on: July 14, 2017, 11:28:27 pm »
I am currently building an O gauge brake can from a Slaters kit...
Instructions are mostly text with a few misleading drawings. Virtually everything I have stuck on I've had to unstick again. I don't think anything has fitted without filing if general hacking.

 :veryangry:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5374 on: July 15, 2017, 07:13:27 pm »
Neat plan, Joe!

I also had a brilliant idea which with it's elegant looks and 'no drop' features I thought would bring me fortune if not also fame. Then I found out somebody had beaten me to it!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/56/2a/27/562a27b40666fa69deed210150d74103--vintage-phones-antique-phones-vintage-telephone.jpg

Great design. The toilet roll holder could be integrated below the phone !

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5375 on: August 11, 2017, 12:35:41 pm »
Had my 6 monthly cardiac check up this morning. Appointment was for 09.20 so I arrived at 09.05 and was taken for weighing/blood pressure at 09.10. Then I was told the doctor doesn't arrive until 09.15 and there are 2 patients before me. What's the point of making appointments before 09.20 if they know he's not going to arrive until 09.15? >:(
When I got to see him at 09.55 he prodded slowly with one finger at a keyboard and mumbled some questions at me. I got the feeling the entire day was just too much for him.
Luckily the blood pressure tablets I'm on seem to be doing the trick or I might have told him some home truths ::)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5376 on: August 11, 2017, 06:36:42 pm »
Are you daring to suggest that the NHS has strayed from the well oiled machine that is an N gauge loco?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5377 on: August 11, 2017, 07:09:59 pm »
I think that type of thing is all too common.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5378 on: August 11, 2017, 08:25:40 pm »
Are you daring to suggest that the NHS has strayed from the well oiled machine that is an N gauge loco?

In Chorley that N gauge loco would be a Lima Deltic :laugh:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5379 on: August 11, 2017, 11:28:08 pm »
What's the point of making appointments before 09.20 if they know he's not going to arrive until 09.15? >:(

Yes. My wife had numerous appointments at Manchester Eye Hospital and they seemed to make huge numbers of appointments for the same time and then let everyone wait. We never managed a visit of less than 4 hours (for a 15 minute max appointment) and the worst was arriving for a 10:00 appointment and not being seen until 16:15 ... the clinic officially closed at 13:30 !!!

My father, who has been going there for many years, told me that it is always like that.

Recently my wife needed an operation on her wrist and was told to be at the hospital by 07:30 - which meant us getting our children up very early and dropping them round to my parents ready for the school run. I had to take time off work (unpaid) as I normally start at 07:00 to 07:30. She was nervous and they gave her pre-meds so that she would be calm and her blood pressure low. I had booked the whole day off, as we were expecting her to be a few hours and then she'd need me to take her home and take care of her. Instead, we waited and waited. The pre-meds wore off. She was eventually taken through to theatre at 16:30. So she'd been made to worry all day, the children had been dragged out of bed very early and I'd lost a whole day's pay for nothing. They knew the list for the day, why not get people in at the right time?

I also had an exploratory operation some years ago (luckily it proved their diagnosis of lymphoma to be wrong). I had to be in by 20:00 on Thursday to be ready for theatre at 11:00 on Friday. Apparently that was the only way to reserve the bed so it wasn't given to someone else. Grrrrr.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5380 on: August 12, 2017, 08:47:57 am »
I reckon the NHS is in collusion with the rip off artists who run the hospital car parks. The longer the delay the more they get ::)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5381 on: August 12, 2017, 08:52:38 am »
Here Here.  I have advocated for a long time that you ought to charged 5 to park but if you don't get out within an hour you get your money back!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5382 on: August 12, 2017, 10:12:36 am »
It makes me really angry when people complain about the excellent service the NHS provides, especially considering how under funded it is. It just seems an easy target. The healthcare funding in the UK is low compared to comparable European countries. In 2016 the UK spent $4192 per person, France $4600 per person and Germany $5551.

When you go to the hospital for a check up the appointment time you are given is not necessarily the time the consultant/surgeon is going to see you. It is the planned time for your appointment to start. When you have to have a weight check/blood pressure, time is allowed for this to take place first. The nurses who carry out this will be doing it for a number of consultants (not just one) so a time band is allowed for this to ensure that patients are ready when the consultant is. The time the consultant takes with a patient can vary considerably, if everything is on Ok it can be very quick, if not it takes as long as it need to. The appointment system is designed so that there is always a patient waiting to see the consultant based on an average appointment time. This makes best use of the consultants time.

Of course to improve the health care service in this country we could fund it properly but that would mean taxes increasing (anybody want to pay more taxes?)

I got the feeling the entire day was just too much for him.

Did you ask him if he had been called out during the night, or whether the previous patient was not very polite!

Recently my wife needed an operation on her wrist and was told to be at the hospital by 07:30

For outpatient operations all patients arrive for 7:30 to get them ready for the operation (pre meds etc). The operating theatre schedule isn't sorted out until the morning when they know which patients have turned up for the operation and what time consultants/doctors/nurses are available as some may have been called out for emergency work during the night. The consultant then schedules the order of operations.

Here Here.  I have advocated for a long time that you ought to charged 5 to park but if you don't get out within an hour you get your money back!

Have you really thought this through. Nobody would exit the car park until they had been there for a least an hour to save 5. Not only that it would increase the charges at my local hospital where it is 3.80 for up to 4 hours and if your are a regular visitor it costs 1.25 regardless of how long you park.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5383 on: August 12, 2017, 11:54:30 am »
It makes me really angry when people complain about the excellent service the NHS provides, especially considering how under funded it is. It just seems an easy target. The healthcare funding in the UK is low compared to comparable European countries. In 2016 the UK spent $4192 per person, France $4600 per person and Germany $5551.


Hear, hear!

The NHS is probably the single best thing about the way the UK works, and one of its two crown jewels alongside the sheer vitality of the financial City of London. (An odd pairing, I know, but for all its flaws, some of which are socially divisive, the City generates vast amounts of money that feed into taxation, consumer spending, and job creation.)

I lived in the US for three years. Unless you are very poor (Medicaid) or old enough to be on Medicare then "going to the doctor" is not something you undertake lightly. Millions of low and middle income people ignore pain and illness simply because they can't afford the fees, while others are locked into certain jobs because they need the healthcare benefits that come with them. It's a catastrophic system unless you happen to be among the wealthier end of the population, and for young people especially is creating real long-term hardship.

For all its failings, the NHS does what it promises to do, which is to provide free healthcare to everyone who needs it without costing them a penny at the time. The taxation system behind it is reasonably fair, but alas, as you say @escafeld, the demands on the NHS are increasing faster than the money can be collected to pay for it.

Without bringing up the dreaded "B" word again, it is worth remembering a certain campaign "accidentally" suggested millions of pounds of money were being diverted from the NHS into EU coffers, for which there is absolutely no evidence at all. The fact this "fake news" factoid played to people's fears so powerfully underlines how important the NHS is in the UK. I won't have a word said against it!

Cheers, NeMo

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5384 on: August 12, 2017, 12:59:53 pm »
It makes me really angry when people complain about the excellent service the NHS provides, especially considering how under funded it is. It just seems an easy target.

 

Having had all sorts of treatment on the NHS including a hip replacement and a triple bypass (not at the same time!) I feel quite qualified to voice an opinion about services in Chorley, Preston and Blackpool, thank you. Probably more so than you are. I have repeatedly said before the hands on staff are above wonderful. It's the others I worry about.


I got the feeling the entire day was just too much for him.

Did you ask him if he had been called out during the night, or whether the previous patient was not very polite!

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I'm not interested what the previous patient said/did. He should be professional enough not to make me feel as if I was just ruining his day.
When I said the staff told me he comes in at 09.15, they meant every day - not just that particular day.

Recently my 84 year old mother had a fall and I took her to A & E on her GPs advice. It took more than 10 minutes to get her booked in because the 2 nurses on reception had a debate about who should be doing the booking in. After 4 hours she had an X ray and was then seen by a doctor who apologised profusely for the delay, was courteous, extremely competent and actually listened to his patient. Hands on staff again.

As for paying more tax - yes I would, providing it got to the people who deserve it

 

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