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crissdee
1340856.  Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:54 pm Reply with quote

Definitely. Saw all sorts of messages about not using it for porn/racism etc. Tbh, it's not a particulary good phone (Alcatel Pixi4), but it was annoying how it kept telling me that my email address was somehow "wrong". I was almost shouting at the damn thing;

"Sorry, but that's what my email address is! If you don't recognise it, that's your problem not mine!"

 
Awitt
1340859.  Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:42 pm Reply with quote

That was the model of my previous phone.

What I don't like about my current one (an Optus model - An Aussie telecommuncations company) is that bloody auto correct changes my email in the email address bar so it looks like A.....kitty.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1340867.  Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:16 am Reply with quote

crissdee wrote:
"Sorry, but that's what my email address is! If you don't recognise it, that's your problem not mine!"

Itís more the WiFi not recognising your email address that your phone. Your phone is just passing it to the WiFi login page.

The way I see it, it actually is your problem. It means you couldnít access the WiFi when you wanted to. Neither the phone nor the WiFi network care in the slightest if you managed to get logged in or not.

 
crissdee
1340889.  Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:01 am Reply with quote

To that extent, it is of course "my" problem, now solved by not being there. My point was that there was little I could do to rectify matters. My email is what my email is, so all I can do is keep entering it into the system and hope it works. Their WiFi login seems to be the failure point.

 
cornixt
1340907.  Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:09 am Reply with quote

Was the connection relying on you receiving an email to verify? I often enter fake emails that only like domains that are pretty common, so fjhsfjfhs@google.com works but my personal domain doesn't.

 
crissdee
1340924.  Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:18 pm Reply with quote

I don't know, didn't get that far. Thinking about it though, it seems the only reason for wanting my email address.

 
suze
1340949.  Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:08 pm Reply with quote

Well, that, or else they want both themselves and "carefully selected commercial partners" to be able to send you a metric shitload of spam unless you fail not to untick the almost hidden box to say you don't want any.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1340970.  Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:16 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Well, that, or else they want both themselves and "carefully selected commercial partners" to be able to send you a metric shitload of spam unless you fail not to untick the almost hidden box to say you don't want any.

Thatís always been my concern logging on to free WiFi. I usually use my work address in those cases because itís quicker to delete spam on my computer than on my phone (which is where I receive my private email). Perhaps Iíve been lucky and not been spammed or perhaps the companyís spam filter works pretty well, but Iíve not actually had a problem so far.

 
Awitt
1340980.  Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:39 am Reply with quote

I have a commercial email for personal use and have it filtered so the spam goes there, which it mostly does.

But in saying that, a notification of a personal message from a fellow forummer on here, went to the spam folder yesterday, as do many messages from people requesting an item I have listed for sale on the Aussie version of Ebay.

 
'yorz
1341045.  Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:36 pm Reply with quote

Today
Quote:
I learned that ibuprofen reduces menstrual flow BY 50% and the only reason I can come up with for why no one else knows about this is that we're such a fucking misogynist culture, we can't talk about something that women have to deal with every four weeks for 30 years.



https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1218926374041399296.html

 
cornixt
1341051.  Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:13 pm Reply with quote

It looks like it delays or slows it down, rather than flat out reduces it. Good for special/inconvenient occasions I guess. Ibuprofen is not great to take too much too often since it builds up in your system and can do bad things.

 
PDR
1341052.  Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:39 pm Reply with quote

Perhaps the reason is more that it's not a very good idea to take it solely for that reason than any wholesale repression of women by men as such.

You might also ask why vast amounts are spent detecting and treating cervical cancer when prostate cancer is a much more common cause of death*. Is that another manifestation of misogyny or just a lucky break?

PDR

* prostate cancer is responsible for 7% of all cancer deaths in the UK, while cervical cancer is responsible for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the UK. That's 2 deaths a day for cervical cancer vs 32 a day for prostate cancer (source 1, source 2)

 
suze
1341059.  Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:26 pm Reply with quote

Is one part of the answer the fact that prostate cancer tends to affect older men who would - to be blunt - probably have died within a few years anyway?

I know that less severe cases of the condition are often deliberately not treated, on the basis that the treatment would be worse than the illness and would not substantially prolong life in any case.

That's not to say that we shouldn't research new treatments for the condition - of course we should. But I would say that a condition which mostly affects men whose reproductive days are done is not as near the front of the queue as one which often affects women of childbearing age.

 
barbados
1341062.  Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:45 am Reply with quote

I actually think that the answer given by @mrjones2020 is the more accurate.

 
cnb
1341069.  Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:40 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
Today
Quote:
I learned that ibuprofen reduces menstrual flow BY 50% and the only reason I can come up with for why no one else knows about this is that we're such a fucking misogynist culture, we can't talk about something that women have to deal with every four weeks for 30 years.



https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1218926374041399296.html


As others have said, it does appear to be fairly widely discussed online. The reason it isn't promoted by the manufacturers is that it's not a licensed use of the drug.
I'm surprised that there are medical professionals advocating off-license use of unusually high doses for this purpose (as it's really for convenience, rather than medical need) - I'd have thought that anyone doing so is at risk of a negligence lawsuit if someone suffers serious side effects (which are fairly common for Ibuprofen compared to other over-the-counter painkillers).

 

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