I admit to the same reaction. If one of these muppets pops up and starts squawking then I just close the page down and forget about it. Anyone who runs a message board and sees this kind of idiot start posting, please delete the entire thread, delete the account of the professionally offended and IP ban them. The only way to win is not to play. Close the windows, bolt the doors, and for the sake of your sanity do not engage with them.
My partner commented on the story to me earlier. Her question? "Do none of these people have jobs?"
Jesus Christ, Emmeline Pankhurst would have punched him in the mouth for even implying that this was an issue!
Another agreement here.
I work in the NHS and we have to change passwords on OS login and most applications every 28 days (passwords must be 8+ characters (IIRC), must contain at least one number amongst those and must also contain at least one upper case letter). This results in either a) people writing their passwords down and keeping them handy or b) using the same password every month and changing two digits to account for the month (I use option B as it should be marginally more secure, assuming our IT staff have a clue (they don't, for the most part; most of those IT staff are either relatives of someone else who works there and couldn't get a job elsewhere but can program a PVR (rank and file staff) or are ex-nurses who couldn't manage the hand-washing instructions (managers, and I *know* you'll think I'm joking here. I assure you that I am not))).
I've suggested quite a few times that being too secure is actually being less secure, namely that because if it's too complex to have an allowed password then people will just circumvent/trivialise it, but as I'm not working in IT these days (long story, and despite attempts by former colleagues to convince me to go back, it is not happening) then I'm just ignored. The entire hospital trust is rapidly circling the pan anyway, so I'm just doomg what I'm paid to do until it goes under and the rest can go to hell. Whether we get all our patient records cloned and sold in the meantime is no longer my concern; I've done my bit and no-one cares.
Auto-immune/genetic disorder? There are several which could cause this, e.g. Ehlers-Danlos, Marfan syndrome, etc. They can be of varying degrees of severity so if he does have one of them, he may be at the "lucky" end of the scale (skinny, can't really gain much weight, hypermobile joints).
Just an additional possibility.
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