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I had a student account which came with an interest free overdraft. But the first month they charged me interest. This meant I had to either ring them up(the amount of money they had taken out would have been similar to the amount for the phone bill so I would have lost out either way)or go in and speak to them. I went in and spoke to them, the lady was very nice and apologetic and assured me it wouldn't happen next month. She lied. I went in again got the same assurances about it not happening the next month.But It did.
It got to the point that I would wait 3-4 months before going in and getting the past 3-4 months interest paid back in in one go. Each time they assured me it wouldn't happen again and every month it did. This went on for 4 years. For 4 years they could not sort out a simple thing as not charging interest on an interest-free overdraft. If they had been over paying me interest on my savings they would have spotted it straight away and sorted it. I can think of no other business where you would need to go in monthly for 4 years in order to sort out a simple problem which they should have done correct in the first place.
This is just one example of many I have had with the Wankers I mean Bankers.
I find this similar to the memo line on checks. The only checks I write go to one of my roommates, who owns the house we live in. I write all kinds of ridiculous things on the memo line each month, such as "Assassin Fee" and "Midget Stripper Cleanup".
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This made me think of a life insurance eligibility form I was recently filling out. There was a section where it asked some obvious serious ones like "Does the person have AIDS or HIV".. Stuff like that. But the last one asked Does the person receive prescription medication (something along those lines).
Then on the next section any "Yes" you must fill out more info. One of the columns was "Condition" and another was "Effectiveness of Treatment" (something like that).
Well my wife takes BC and so for the condition I wrote "Woman" and for the effectiveness I wrote "She is bleeding monthly so I think it's all good"
Still waiting to here back if our life insurance will be approved
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
I have several important and private documents I would like to try 'scanning' with my digital camera. On or two very quick experiments shows image quality and size are excellent.
Two problems I found though were the yellowing of white paper - I was advised not to use the flash, so the the ambient light colour in the room seems to have dominated. What should I do about lighting? Use an artificial electric lamp with a very white light, or use sunlight in a much more brightly lit room?
My other problem is crinkles and folds in the documents that clearly show in the 'scans'. One's first though is to place a piece of glass over the document to flatten it, but that brings the risk of reflections. Is there some kind of material I can use in place of glass that is highly transparent, but non-reflective? Something I could get from a photography or art shop, or maybe a printing supply shop?
I was going to mention that as well. Many all-in-one printers can scan images. I've found the quality to be good enough and if it isn't, any half-decent imaging software can make corrections without losing much of the original warts and all.
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You could always just... you know... use a scanner. It is what they're designed for after all. A cheap 3 in 1 printer is roughly £35 in the UK. I cant see them being much more expensive anywhere else civilised.