• Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 3d
    Not forthcoming from Liz Truss on local radio https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/29/liz-truss-local-radio-bbc-uk-economy-pound
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 26d
    Action Fraud is warning the public about a sharp rise in reports relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem, the independent energy regulator for Great Britain. The emails claim that the recipient is due a rebate payment as part of a government scheme and provides links for the recipient to follow in order to apply for the rebate. The links in the emails lead to malicious websites designed to steal personal and financial information. Between Monday 22nd August 2022 and Monday 5th September 2022, a total of 1,567 phishing emails related to this scam have been reported via the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS). All the emails display the email subject header “Claim your bill rebate now”. Offenders are using the Ofgem brand logo and colours to make the emails look as authentic as possible. However, the emails ask recipients to “apply for an energy bill rebate before September 2020”, which is what prompted many recipients to realise the emails weren’t genuine. You can view examples of the fake emails in our social media posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. How you can protect yourself and others If you have any doubts about a message, contact the organisation directly. Don’t use the numbers or address in the message – use the details from their official website. Remember, your bank (or any other official source) will never ask you to supply personal information via email. If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. Send us emails that feel suspicious, even if you're not certain they're a scam - we can check.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 29d
    It is fair to prioritise tax cuts that benefit the highest earners 250 times more than the poorest https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/04/liz-truss-energy-prices-action-plan And according to the Times, she wants to remove some EU-based workers’ protections, for example on the length of the working week, and entitlements to holidays.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 29d
    . . . leaving tens of thousands in fines owed to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for breaches of data law unpaid. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/03/leave-eu-liquidation-brexit-arron-banks
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 1mo
    https://twitter.com/LiveFromBrexit/status/1564284027758149635 Mind-blowing not in a good way.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 1mo
    I can see a post in the Anything group from someone I've blocked and when I scroll down to the bottom of that page there's some text to the effect that I can comment if I join the loop, though in fact I'm a member already . . .
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 10d
    They don't quite fit the group description, but I searched for them, remembering how cheering they were, and they cheered me all over again so I thought other people might like them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxGly-SiQhk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV5WMrwsDeI - fabulous piano as well as voices
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 1mo
    I just read this piece about firefighters in France and as I did so my contempt for people sitting at their keyboards drivelling about there being no climate emergency rose by several notches. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62539385
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 1mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-62532328 I think the wretched things should be banned altogether - some fool using one was responsible for 55 acres of Cumbrian fellside being burned a couple of years ago, and a friend who lives near Coniston tells me the lake shore is littered with them in the summer because people don't want to put them back in their cars so they just leave them behind.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 1mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62323048
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 1mo
    A horrible aspect of modern life; before the internet, some of these people would have just been muttering in their bedrooms and a few might have been out and about with banners. The majority would never have heard the moronic theories and would be just going about their own business. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/12/scientist-taken-own-life-health-workers-covid
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 1mo
    https://twitter.com/JonathanPieNews/status/1556893766040129540 The current director of the FBI was appointed by Trump. I love the comment from the anti-GOP campaign group The USA Singers, 'My schadenfreude can't take much more of this.'
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 1mo
    While we all sat on here wibbling about this, that and the other, 93-yr-old Betty got out and did something https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-gloucestershire-62439376
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 2mo
    And have to retract the statement within a day https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/aug/01/liz-truss-plan-to-cut-11bn-in-whitehall-waste-ludicrous? It seems that some of these highly paid people would barely be capable of running a fruit stall.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 2mo
    I thought this group a good place to post this link! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jul/30/you-cant-say-that-how-to-argue-better
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 2mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-61911047 'Neutron stars are so heavy that a small teaspoon of their material weighs four billion tonnes.' Fascinating stuff, but it's beyond me even to understand how people know this . . .
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 2mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3yqVzPrDj5ChbnQDCPT21kJ/10-reasons-to-take-10-minutes-out-for-daily-meditation Could help those of us who are suffering from stress.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 3mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61759643 Deeply worrying.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 3mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61767856 I really don't know how these people get as far as they do in their careers.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 4mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61566410 Whether Johnson was present or not, he allowed this.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 4mo
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/may/22/tweet-on-tory-local-election-candidates-account-says-teenage-girls-smell-buttery-and-creamy How can someone be so out of touch they think this is acceptable?
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 4mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61508520 This is an appalling account. There's a programme on iPlayer.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 4mo
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/13/tesco-chief-soaring-prices-ken-murphy-profits
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 5mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-61306008 That poor young woman probably chose her dress while twirling in it in front of a mirror, imagining herself walking into a church.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 5mo
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 6mo
    Some tips from the Guardian's personal finance pages - people may already know all of them, but I didn't, eg the big difference made by a washing machine turned down to to 30° instead of 40° https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/mar/29/cheaper-bath-shower-energy-questions-answered-reduce-bills
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 6mo
    This detailed account of a young man's life and death is so touching. I'm glad the media are picking out some individual stories – I think it brings out the awfulness of war more than a report of a larger number of anonymous dead. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60801586 Not that any considerations of suffering humanity will be troubling Putin, obviously.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 6mo
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/20/david-beckham-hands-his-instagram-account-to-ukrainian-doctor-in-kharkiv Brilliant move - he has 71.5 million followers, probably some of them Russian.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 6mo
    This is an appalling account. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/19/we-have-to-come-to-protect-you-russian-soldiers-told-ukrainian-man-theyd-shot
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - 6mo
    For UK residents who are struggling in the current very difficult circumstances. During the next 36 hours (at the time of posting this), donations will be matched - in my case by Martyn Gerrards estate agents. https://www.charityextra.com/fba/60613
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 6mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-60730945 These children got out. Others are dead in the rubble of shelled apartment blocks and in mass graves. I know it's not the will of the Russian people en masse - at least not those who aren't entirely brainwashed – but I don't think I could ever bear to go to Putin's Russia again.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 7mo
    I heard about the Ukrainian soldiers defending the Black Sea island on the radio yesterday and just read it in the Guardian - heartbreaking https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/25/ukraine-soldiers-told-russians-to-go-fuck-yourself-before-black-sea-island-death
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 7mo
    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/feb/20/credit-suisse-secrets-leak-unmasks-criminals-fraudsters-corrupt-politicians Wow.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 7mo
    Innocent subpostmasters and subpostmistresses get sent to jail while the Post Office CEO gets a CBE. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/15/post-office-scandal-workers-computer-system I remember listening to a Radio 4 programme on the plight of some of those poor people a good two years ago, indeed maybe in 2019 when the CBE was handed out.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 7mo
    In one thread, a post I commented on has been edited, but there's no SL [Edited] to show that. I've added to my comment that it was in reply to a comment that has since been edited, but again no automatic SL [Edited] to show that my comment has been edited. Has this been discontinued? (Sorry, is that a bit garbled? My own editing capacity doesn't seem to have engaged yet this morning!)
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 7mo
    I thought I'd post this as many of us are not spring chickens https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/10/study-finds-link-between-alzheimers-and-circadian-clock
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 7mo
    B Johnson told his independent ethics adviser that he knew nothing about where the funding for the renovation of his apartment had come from. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/feb/09/met-police-considering-whether-investigate-pm-boris-johnson-downing-street-flat-refurb Taking so many handouts he couldn't keep up with where they'd come from or another bare-faced lie?
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 7mo
    Two or three times recently I've liked my own comment in error, getting confused with another social media site where you need to click on the icons to see who has contributed them. Can I undo this, and if so how, please?
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 8mo
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/feb/03/boris-johnsons-policy-chief-quits-over-pms-scurrilous-savile-remark It's always heartening to see someone prepared to stand down from a good job as a matter of principle.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 8mo
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jan/22/partygate-inquiry-given-access-to-log-of-staff-movements-in-and-out-of-building It looks as if Johnson might not have to worry about the cost of dealing with the £840 per roll wallpaper that is falling down. From the Times: 'Boris Johnson’s money problems may have gone from bad to worse after it emerged that his peeling £840-a-roll wallpaper is non-refundable. 'The prime minister is said to have hired a team of specialist decorators to salvage the “gold” print after it started coming off the walls of his Downing Street flat. Soane Britain, the luxury interior design company hired to redecorate the flat, does not offer refunds on its wallpaper once hung, meaning that Johnson and his fiancée, Carrie Symonds, could be left thousands of pounds out of pocket.' So much to enjoy about that, including an overpriced design company looking shabby.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 9mo
    It's appalling: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/31/uk-governments-covid-advisers-enduring-tidal-waves-of-abuse This morning I saw an idiot on another social media site describing people who go for vaccination as 'uneducated'. The arrogance of these people who've read daft theories on the internet is extraordinary.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 9mo
    These people like to claim they are more intelligent and better informed than ‘sheeple’ who get vaccinated, but yet again, they went to the wrong address https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/29/anti-vaxxers-denounce-covid-testing-centre-in-freedom-march-through-milton-keynes
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 9mo
    Does anyone else here use gluten-free recipes? I just came across this useful blog https://www.glutenfreealchemist.com
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 9mo
    If I had any doubts about vaccination (which I don’t, I’m triple Pfizered) the presence of that awful Gillian McKeith with her fake PhD at this demo would have sent me running for the needle https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/18/police-suffer-minor-injuries-in-london-scuffles-with-anti-vax-protesters
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 9mo
    1 I've lost a lot of PMs, apparently randomly - there are none before August for a few members, while another's messages go back to March but I can see that some are missing as the first message on that date is obviously part of the way through a conversation. 2 Text inputs normally if I start a topic, but if I comment on someone else's thread the text constantly bumps up and down and the cursor doesn't appear where I'm trying to type, which is disconcerting. 3 When I click a link to a group, I see a panel that is blank apart from the icons of my groups on the left-hand side and I have to scroll down to see the group I'm trying to get to, which isn't difficult to do but was irritating until I realized that I have got to the right place each time but just can't see it until I scroll down. I'm on a Mac with a large screen.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 9mo
    That's not great, but at least the vaccines are likely to offer protection against the need for hospital treatment https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59615005
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 9mo
    It irritates me mightily, though clearly there are much worse things about him - and it gave Jed Mercurio, writer of Line of Duty, an opening to have a go: https://twitter.com/jed_mercurio
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 10mo
    The Charity Commission advised that 'before any payment was made, each case should be reviewed to ascertain whether the parents had been close to their children and were thus likely to be suffering mentally'. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59346547 People on this site sometimes complain about what various groups in society ask for in terms of recognition and equality, but I'm very glad that more sensitivity about human feelings is generally exercised today than it was in earlier times.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 10mo
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59351160 I sometimes think that those of us who do ordinary jobs with ordinary earnings and pay all our taxes must be complete mugs. But I prefer to be a mug rather than mix with the likes of Cameron et al.
  • Diana @Diana3 The Hyde - updated 10mo
    This week's is jazz composer Carla Bley – I've been listening to today's prog with much enjoyment and will catch up on the earlier ones, all available on the BBC site. Anyone else?

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