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www.bbc.co.uk GPs, pharmacies and airports in UK hit by IT outage

Some GP practices are struggling to access their records systems, which include online bookings.

GPs, pharmacies and airports in UK hit by IT outage

My condolences to anyone else here that works in IT today 😔

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Major IT outage affecting banks, airlines, media outlets across the world
  • Might seem easy to someone with a technical background. But the last thing businesses want to be doing is telling average end users to boot into safe mode and start deleting system files.

    If that started happening en masse we would quickly end up with far more problems than we started with. Plenty of users would end up deleting system32 entirely or something else equally damaging.

  • Ofcom to ban inflation-linked mid-contract price rises on phones, pay-TV and broadband
  • There some low cost MVNOs that offer rolling plans. No frills but cheaper than major networks.

    Giffgaff have recurring “goodybag” system that can be quite cheap. They keep costs low through things like having minimal customer support.

  • blahaj
  • Depends on your computing platform.

    I see another reply has already covered Linux.

    On a Mac, press and hold a character key and a list of accent characters will appear. There are also dead key combinations using the option key to enter special characters directly.

  • Looking for a cheap dopamine hit ;)
  • Have you got any air quality sensors? Particulates, CO2, VOCs, CO, Radon, there’s a while bunch of sensors, and a variety of DIY projects to put them together.

    It also has the practical benefit of maybe improving your health.

  • SUSE Requests openSUSE to Rebrand
  • Seems a pointless endeavour. The open and enterprise sides are so deeply linked, it makes sense that they share a brand.

    Separating them only weakens the broader SUSE ecosystem.

  • www.theguardian.com Mandatory housing targets at core of economy-focused king’s speech

    Planning reforms and transport policies included in package of more than 35 bills as Labour prioritises growth

    Mandatory housing targets at core of economy-focused king’s speech
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    www.bbc.co.uk Stoke-on-Trent couple fined £1,200 after clearing up rubbish

    The pair say they were fined after cleaning up rubbish and leaving it out in a box for collection.

    Stoke-on-Trent couple fined £1,200 after clearing up rubbish
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    MFW in the northern hemisphere right now
  • Except in England, where it is still largely grey and miserable. We are still patiently waiting for summer.

  • Conspiracy theory and nationalist groups embraced Reform UK at general election
  • Antivax conspiracists have been in the Reform orbit for a while. As have the climate change denial folks (which is more or less Reform policy), most recently the “15 minute city” flavour.

    I have a feeling the next branch might be the “cashless society” stuff that’s brewing.

    Reform seems to be the natural party for cranks, more so than UKIP was.

  • Adobe and I have a symbiotic relationship
  • The problem is having one singular “industry standard” in the first place. If Adobe is eventually dislodged for something else it would eventually become just as bad, because there would still be no meaningful competition to keep it in line.

  • UK General Election results megathread
  • Truss is out! Defeated by Labour candidate Terry Jermy by only 630 votes.

  • Exit poll suggests Labour set for huge landslide win in UK general election
  • There's a chance Liz Truss could lose her seat this time. She previously had a large majority but her failed stint as PM tarnishing her and a strong challenge by a local independent could unseat her.

    Global pork markets will never be the same again.

  • Exit poll suggests Labour set for huge landslide win in UK general election
  • From the results that have come in so far, the right wing populist party Reform UK is quickly rising as a new political force. They've placed second in at least three constituencies so far.

    If Starmer's Labour fail to make visible progress to the country's fortunes we could be facing a Trump moment in the form of Nigel Farage.

  • UK General Election results megathread
  • And as for the S*n, they just put their weight behind whoever is going to win.

    I was a bit surprised the S*n did switch to Labour. From what I've heard there still a grudge amongst Murdoch and his minions towards Starmer, due the prosecutions he pursued as DPP during the phone hacking scandal.

  • UK General Election results megathread
  • After seeing the first few results come in, my main worry is how Starmer's Labour will react to the rise of Reform. If Labour cannot visibly begin to turn things around, and they also fail to effectively counter the building populist undercurrent, we could be heading for some dark times.

    We will have to see what exactly Starmer's Labour will actually do once it has power.

  • UK General Election voting megathread
  • First result is in at Houghton and Sunderland South.

    Labour hold with 18,847 (47.1%) but Reform second with 11,668 (29.1%). Turnout also down compared to last 2 elections.

  • UK General Election voting megathread
  • Yeah I was hoping they would fall under 100. The exit poll is just another poll though - it still could change yet. Maybe the projections won't properly account for the effect of Reform and independents.

  • UK General Election voting megathread
  • 13 seats for Reform feels like it would be more than a foot in the door for Faragism if the exit poll is accurate for them. I hope Labour will be able to provide effective counters to this.

    Of course it's also possible that with suddenly gaining MPs in double digits, the inexperienced party might keep tripping over itself before it can trip anyone else.

  • UK General Election voting megathread
  • More potential for drama I guess. Labour's attitude is too subdued.

  • Babe, wake up. Polls are open. Go and vote.
  • Polling stations are open until 10pm. Don’t forget to bring photo ID. Happy voting!

  • Home Assistant 2024.7: Time to resize your cards!

    www.home-assistant.io 2024.7: Time to resize your cards!

    Home Assistant 2024.7! With timers support for Assist, resize cards on your dashboard, expose scripts to OpenAI ChatGPT and Google Gemini, taking control of blueprint-based automations, and much more.

    2024.7: Time to resize your cards!
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    Exclusive: Voters Want Liz Truss To Be This Election's 'Michael Portillo Moment'
  • From what I've heard she's been noticeably absent from the local campaign trail in her constituency. Even failed to turn up hustings and other big events. So she's shameless enough to stand but not to try and stand up for her record publicly.

  • www.huffingtonpost.co.uk Exclusive: Voters Want Liz Truss To Be This Election's 'Michael Portillo Moment'

    New poll reveals she is the Tory most people want to see lose their seat.

    Exclusive: Voters Want Liz Truss To Be This Election's 'Michael Portillo Moment'
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    Stop use docker
  • I like containers. But they do have a habit of nurturing cludgy temporary hacks into permanent infrastructure, by sweeping all the ugly bits under the big whale-shaped rug.

  • Uk Smart Bulb Recommendations

    My home is mostly using smart switch or relays for lights, but we now have a specific need for some RGB light bulbs. Has anyone got any recommendations for good colour smart bulbs readily available in the UK?

    I'd prefer Zigbee but am open to Wifi options if necessary. Currently leaning towards the innr bulbs as they seem a quality option but a fair bit cheaper than the likes of Hue.

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    inews.co.uk Labour manifesto missing pledge on abortion law vote to stop women being jailed

    At least three more women are being prosecuted for terminating their own pregnancies after Carla Foster was jailed for the offence last year

    Labour manifesto missing pledge on abortion law vote to stop women being jailed
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    Government destroys £1.4bn of PPE from one Covid deal

    www.bbc.co.uk Government lost £1.4bn on PPE contract with Full Support Healthcare

    The government's deal with Full Support Healthcare was one of the most wasteful of the pandemic.

    Government lost £1.4bn on PPE contract with Full Support Healthcare
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    inews.co.uk Train cancellations up 9% in a year despite soaring fares and bonuses

    Train operators cancelled 875 trains a day on average in the year ending April 2024, compared with 804 per day the year before

    Train cancellations up 9% in a year despite soaring fares and bonuses
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    inews.co.uk UK in secret talks over financial turmoil at IT giant - that could hit benefits and NHS

    Cabinet Office fears difficulties faced by Atos could have 'severe implications' for public services, including PIP assessments, NHS appointments, tax refunds and tech for student loans

    UK in secret talks over financial turmoil at IT giant - that could hit benefits and NHS
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    www.theguardian.com Jeremy Hunt: Liz Truss economic plans were ‘good thing to aim for’

    Exclusive: Leaked recordings reveal chancellor ‘trying to achieve some of the same things’ as former prime minister

    Jeremy Hunt: Liz Truss economic plans were ‘good thing to aim for’
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    www.theguardian.com Teachers and GPs ‘staggering’ under extra demands caused by poverty in Great Britain

    Schools and health services forced to offer crisis help in the form of food, clothing, money and advice

    Teachers and GPs ‘staggering’ under extra demands caused by poverty in Great Britain
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    PIP and benefits whistleblowers ‘told to catch people out and assess their smell’

    inews.co.uk PIP and benefits whistleblowers 'told to catch people out and assess their smell'

    Former assessors say Labour and Conservatives must listen to disabled people’s despair over the 'cruel' process

    PIP and benefits whistleblowers 'told to catch people out and assess their smell'
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    www.bbc.co.uk BBC uncovers 6,000 possible illegal sewage spills in one year

    A BBC investigation has uncovered potentially thousands more illegal sewage spills on dry days.

    BBC uncovers 6,000 possible illegal sewage spills in one year
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    www.bbc.co.uk GDP: UK economy fails to grow during wet April

    The economy failed to grow in April after particularly wet weather affected spending.

    GDP: UK economy fails to grow during wet April
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    www.apple.com Introducing Apple Intelligence for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

    Apple today introduced Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

    Introducing Apple Intelligence for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
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    www.bbc.co.uk Toilet training and high anxiety - how schools are changing

    Schools are struggling to address social issues unrelated to teaching - as the BBC has found in Telford.

    Toilet training and high anxiety - how schools are changing
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    www.engadget.com Humane is said to be seeking a $1 billion buyout after only 10,000 orders of its terrible AI Pin

    Humane is reportedly trying to sell itself for $1 billion after receiving just 10,000 orders for its confuddling, expensive and ultimately pretty useless AI Pin. The device was savaged by reviewers.

    Humane is said to be seeking a $1 billion buyout after only 10,000 orders of its terrible AI Pin
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    www.bbc.co.uk Nature groups launch legal challenge over England's wildlife loss

    Countryside and wildlife conservation groups want a judicial review of government action on nature loss.

    Nature groups launch legal challenge over England's wildlife loss
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    www.theguardian.com Campaign launched to save ‘boringly ugly’ 1980s BT phone boxes

    The KX100 design caused controversy when it replaced the classic red phone box – but now a handful may be given listed status

    Campaign launched to save ‘boringly ugly’ 1980s BT phone boxes
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