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  • I have to agree with @don If you are both committed to the relationship you will find a way to make it work for you. No-one can tell you how to run your relationship though. That’s up to the pair of you

  • Also people may like to know that if your provider puts up your costs Mid Contract you do have 30 days to cancel your contract. Meaning either a new provider or at least a chance to negotiate.

    @don I was intrigued by this so I just rang Sky about a potential Broadband+line contract. The salesperson did say that if the price of the contract did change then I could cancel my contract.

    I respectfully asked for a copy of the contract to confirm this and I was directed to the Contract site and PDF.

    In short, you have to virtually be a solicitor to grasp all the potential clauses where Sky can up the monthly fees. Basically you would have to suck up the payments and still not be allowed to cancel your contract because it is covered in practically every way that they can think of.…[Read more]

  • ratface replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 5 months, 1 week ago

    It’s not worthless at all to that individual, it’s the most valuable evidence there is.

    @don Let us be clear – I am not saying their experience is worthless (pain got better) but that their interpretation of that experience is worthless (pain got better because acupuncture).

    Any interpretation of an n=1 uncontrolled experiment such as this has no evidentiary value.

    I didn’t think this would be a controversial statement.

    This total detachment from an ability to critically evaluate facts and reach sound evidentiary conclusions, surpassed by a belief in the equality of worth of all competing views. This is why we have Trump and Brexit. I shall fight this woolly headedness even at great personal cost of the slight to my honour of such dislikes.