I've been having a conversation on YouTube with a guy who appears to be quoting from the Freedom-on-the-Land movement in Australia - similar to the Sovereign Citizen movement in the UK. And I've found that if I give him a dispassionate in-depth analysis of his ridiculous ideas, it shuts him up. I think the clue is to be dispassionate.
943 338 I tried to do that with the guy in our group. But he claimed I was being hyper-sensitive and attacked me on a personal level. He can't seem to distinguish criticism from personally being offended and he himself feels offended when his views are in any way criticized.
Ask him if he believes the majority of your chat group are sensible people. If he says yes, ask the group who thinks the dude is an idiot. For the sake of your sanity don't engage the guy. Probably the only solution.
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Hi everyone, is it the weekend tomorrow? Every day's the same to me.
I rang John Lewis this afternoon to get our TV fixed. Within a few minutes of arranging a visit from the TV engineer, I think I've fixed it. I pressed the Smart button on my mobile, which sent a signal to the TV to connect the two together and that seems to have reset the software. Ho hum I shall wait a few days before cancelling the appointment with the engineer.
943 331 Sou ds like a nice, quick solution. Better than us needing three days to get an appointment for physiotherapy for Frank. Kept getting the answering machine, told to leave a message. Fist day nobody called us back, second day someone did, at past 8 pm when we were taking the little guy to bed, so we missed it and I had to call back on the third day.
I have a routine appointment scheduled with the cancer clinic at the Christie (NHS hospital) on Friday, so I emailed the consultant's secretary to check whether it was still on. Her reply was that yes, it's still on and it's an in-person appointment. I didn't expect that - the hospital could have told me a week ago - but she offered me a video call as an alternative. I checked out the software package they were using and was astonished at the simplicity of it. Ten times better even than Zoom, a model of how a software interface should be written. If you'd like to check it out yourself (for ease and simplicity) click here. You click to enter the 'waiting room' and then wait until your consultant appears on the screen.
Pat's tablet was not keeping its charge. I suspected the battery was dying so I bought a new battery and managed to replace it (with 95% success). Sadly, that didn't cure the problem and Pat's resigned to the fact that her tablet has entered its terminal phase of illness. At least the battery didn't cost very much.
Possibly. To replace the battery, I had to prise off the back cover. That may have ever so slightly bowed the said cover. I discovered there was a connection between the main circuit board and the power on/off button and the volume up/down buttons that was held in place by pressure from the back cover. You can see where this is going. Pat now has to press the back cover firmly in position to operate said buttons. Reading between the lines, I believe Samsung originally solved this problem when it was first manufactured with a little bit of glue.
I'm feeling sad! For the past couple of months, my youngest has been working at home from my place (her wifi at home is not good), but today she got a new job where she'll be working on site. When she first came, I found it a bit disruptive but now that she's leaving I'll miss her.