A Conversation for Ask h2g2

Petty Hates

Post 17801

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

PH: a software update that presumably made some improvements, but also means that everything I usually do (receiving an e-mail, checking the calendar and replying to the e-mail) now takes twice as many clicks as before...


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Post 17802

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

PH: I closed a bank account at least 6 years ago, but the bank still insists on sending me statements with £0.00 in them... smiley - erm


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Post 17803

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

Maybe they are planning to fill it up for you later?

Is an update that makes things worse a downdate?


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Post 17804

Baron Grim

"New and Improved"

I recently read an article about the new toilet for the space station and they used this horrible but way too common phrase, "new and improved".

This triggers my pedantry nerve. If something is new, it's original. If something is improved, it is, by definition, not new.


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Post 17805

Cheerful Dragon

If a product is described as new or improved, it means the price has gone up. If it's described as new and improved, the price went way up. If it's all new or great new, not only has the price gone up but the product bears little relation to the original.


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Post 17806

Teasswill

People who don't answer their phones. Could be they're not at home of course, but some people appear to be out a lot. I'm trying to notify my Mum's friends & neighbours etc of her death & am fed up repeatedly calling. Not the sort of message you want to leave 'after the tone'.


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Post 17807

You can call me TC

Condolences Teasswill. Can you give one of the neighbours you have managed to reach permission to pass it on if someone asks? Otherwise, all the best with this as it is only one of the myriad jobs now facing you.

smiley - rosesmiley - rose


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Post 17808

Baron Grim

smiley - rosesmiley - candlesmiley - rose


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Post 17809

Teasswill

Ta - making slow progress.


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Post 17810

Bluebottle

The name of the University of Oxford's RECOVERY trial. RECOVERY apparently stands for 'Randomised Evaluation of Covid-19 thERapY'. Just call it RECVDT standing for 'Randomised Evaluation of Corona Virus Disease 19 Therapy', or 'RECT'.

<BB<


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Post 17811

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

Condolences Teasswill. I hope you will find the strength to cope with your loss.

smiley - rose


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