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Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 21:33
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Posted By Nexxo
The right to free speech does not mean the right...

The right to free speech does not mean the right to be protected from the consequences.
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 18:31
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
And similarly, the NHS is the worst form of...

And similarly, the NHS is the worst form of health care delivery except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.



I don't think you understand capitalism. It is an economic...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 12:54
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
And there's the rub: people are stupid. That is a...

And there's the rub: people are stupid. That is a particular problem if they have an extraordinary ammount of power.



The fact is that it is most governments' explicit philosophy to promote the...
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 12:36
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By Nexxo
Seems to be; Anandtech and others have tested it....

Seems to be; Anandtech and others have tested it. Back up your data, as it has to rewrite them as part of the refreshing process (following the firmware update). You shouldn't lose any data and the...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 07:35
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
The NHS is split into roughly two parts: the...

The NHS is split into roughly two parts: the purchasing authorities, which hold DoH funds, and use that to 'buy' health services from NHS providers, such as Primary Care and Hospital Trusts, usually...
Forum: Serious 21st Oct 2014, 21:47
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
Good point. We're better off commissioning...

Good point. We're better off commissioning existing charities. They have experience, a proven track record, are not for profit, and share the same ethics as the NHS.
Forum: Serious 21st Oct 2014, 20:05
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
Anything is possible. The question is whether the...

Anything is possible. The question is whether the government will.



Actually, commissioners cannot refuse to accept providers as long as they meet minimum quality standards and are licensed...
Forum: Serious 21st Oct 2014, 19:19
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
Linkie...

Linkie (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/285009/Annex_NHS_provider_licence_conditions_-_20120207.pdf). I refer you to section G8 of page 10:



Now the...
Forum: Serious 21st Oct 2014, 14:26
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
The government is not inclined to do that. ...

The government is not inclined to do that.

First, it is more interested in creating an attractive market for private companies. Capitalism likes free markets, as in: unencumbered by rules and...
Forum: Serious 21st Oct 2014, 13:20
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
No, you don't get it. I'm talking about...

No, you don't get it. I'm talking about contracting regulations that are already in place; that specify the conditions of all contracts that private companies can bid for. Private companies can turn...
Forum: Serious 21st Oct 2014, 12:33
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
This is about duty of care. In order for the NHS...

This is about duty of care. In order for the NHS to meet its obligation to provide free health care for ALL at the point of NEED, it must offer appropriate health care to all people who need it....
Forum: Serious 20th Oct 2014, 21:51
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
In fifteen years' time NHS will be private.

In fifteen years' time NHS will be private.
Forum: Gaming 20th Oct 2014, 21:43
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Views: 37,992
Posted By Nexxo
Nice of him. I'll buy mine, though, because he...

Nice of him. I'll buy mine, though, because he deserves the money. :)
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Oct 2014, 14:31
Replies: 35
Views: 741
Posted By Nexxo
Think of it less as communication, and more like...

Think of it less as communication, and more like griefing.

First, it is uniquely public. Second, it relies on that publicity to garner support from other griefers to join in a (sometimes...
Forum: Project Logs 20th Oct 2014, 14:18
Replies: 56
Views: 10,330
Posted By Nexxo
First I was like: ...

First I was like:

http://i.imgur.com/qh14c.gif

But then I was like:

http://media3.onsugar.com/files/2014/02/26/960/n/1922398/f506358bd499023e_NotBad.gif.xxxlarge/i/Bad.gif

Not bad. Not...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Oct 2014, 14:05
Replies: 35
Views: 741
Posted By Nexxo
They can choose not to act like utter dicks on...

They can choose not to act like utter dicks on social networking services.
Forum: Serious 20th Oct 2014, 13:49
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
That doesn't mean there's nothing to be scared...

That doesn't mean there's nothing to be scared about. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you...
Forum: General 19th Oct 2014, 17:05
Replies: 11,910
Views: 2,468,448
Posted By Nexxo
Yeah, but it usually takes scientists to work...

Yeah, but it usually takes scientists to work that out.



QED. :D
Forum: General 19th Oct 2014, 13:36
Replies: 11,910
Views: 2,468,448
Posted By Nexxo
Indeed. Bad ideas need to be challenged, no...

Indeed. Bad ideas need to be challenged, no matter where they appear.
Forum: Serious 19th Oct 2014, 11:54
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
Corky45 has already pointed out how governmental...

Corky45 has already pointed out how governmental changes have increased complexity and bureaucracy in the NHS exponentially. Moreover to try and implement 20 billion in efficiency savings on an...
Forum: Serious 18th Oct 2014, 19:54
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
Because all the other changes that recent...

Because all the other changes that recent governments have implemented worked out so well:
- Privatisation of the railways: rising costs, poorer quality of service
- Privatisation of utilities:...
Forum: General 18th Oct 2014, 18:55
Replies: 11,910
Views: 2,468,448
Posted By Nexxo
Critically low blood sugar can certainly cause...

Critically low blood sugar can certainly cause neurological damage, but a baby's brain is incredibly flexible and can recover from even severe injury. It triples in size in its first year alone.
Forum: General 18th Oct 2014, 17:27
Replies: 11,910
Views: 2,468,448
Posted By Nexxo
We don't know. Best guess is that it is a...

We don't know. Best guess is that it is a neurodevelopmental condition, and shares many neurological factors with ADHD, other higher-order cognitive deficits and possibly even vulnerability to...
Forum: Serious 18th Oct 2014, 17:22
Replies: 82
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nexxo
That's because there are constant changes being...

That's because there are constant changes being made to the NHS, all eroding its future and inexorably leading to privatised health care. But these changes are difficult to understand for ordinary...
Forum: Project Logs 18th Oct 2014, 15:06
Replies: 53
Views: 16,577
Posted By Nexxo
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