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Comment Re:Look to history (Score 1) 296

"Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections." https://www.cdc.gov/drugresist... "Antibiotic-resistant infections can happen anywhere. Data show that most happen in the general community; however, most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in inpatient healthcare settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes" https://www.cdc.gov/drugresist...

Comment Look to history (Score 5, Insightful) 296

Time to start remembering how infection was controlled in the 30s and 40s before antibiotics came along. People from that generation were really keen on (a) quarantining, (b) keeping hospitals spotless and (c) cleaning even the smallest wound with iodine in alcohol. I still recall the stinging pain.

Comment Re:Data protection. (Score 2) 18

The fines are quite large, up to 500 000 UKP at the moment but there aren't many of them issued in a given year.

On the horizon, however, is this:

http://data.consilium.europa.e...

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in 2018 with maximum fines of the larger of 20 million euros or 4% of global turnover.

No one knows how this will affect a post-Brexit UK, but if you do business in the EU it's not too soon to get your house in order.

Comment Re:No thanks. (Score 1) 57

I'm sure the real idea is to make impulse-buying easier and the norm. An early step in this direction was One-Click purchasing. Now you don't even have to click.

As a consumer, try to never impulse-buy anything. Put it in your 'basket' by all means but wait a few days, see if it still seems necessary. In many cases you can just delete it at that point. Buyer's remorse is your friend if you can arrange to experience it before you've closed the deal.

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