The "blurb" about Chrono Trigger's musical score was dead-on. It's truly a masterpiece in its own right. Add the story of the game, and you have nothing short of gold. Its story, its music, and its great character development all made it an amazing game that I still enjoy to this day.
While its sequel Chrono Cross received much lower marks, the soundtrack was again amazing, and if you look at how the two games are related after feeling that amazing sense of accomplishment at completing the game, it very possibly could blow your mind. For an awesome resource on how the games connect in terms of the story, look up the Chrono Compendium.
As one commenter put it, waiting to see a patient with multi-system trauma until it's verified that they can pay is backward (just an example). I'm not aware of any variant of the Hippocratic Oath involving payment before aiding any of the sick or the injured. To place money before the Oath is to break it — akin to malpractice in my judgment.
If you signed up to save lives, why are you letting things progress, possibly to an irreversible point, because you don't know if an individual has the ability to pay?
If the USA had a taxation system that included medical for all citizens (we already have Medicare, so why can't that be extended to everybody?), I feel like we'd all be a lot better off.
... whenever you’re tempted to eat something, take a step back and ask yourself, “Is this something you really, really want and will not regret having it 15 minutes from now?” If that piece of cake doesn’t make your heart (or stomach) scream “F*ck Yes!,” then you should pass.
Bonus: this applies especially to things like cookies and soda ― my two primary forms of "food weakness". I'm currently limiting myself to one 20oz soda a day, occasionally allowing for two if I'm not having the best of days or if I'm eating out.
As for cookies, I could ordinarily finish 6 medium-sized sugar cookies or 8 small chocolate chip cookies in one sitting and be perfectly fine; that's like a snack to me. About 30 minutes later, I'd want more.
Applying the above quote to my cookie situation, I'd regret it later on when I realize I've finished half a "Family Size" package of Chewy Chips Ahoy! cookies in 3 hours. I currently don't have anything unhealthy around since I opted to buy some fresh fruit and actively refused to even allow myself to walk down the aisle with cookies. So far, so good! That said, I'll likely end up purchasing some and following the other piece of advice in the article: out of sight, out of mind. Instead, I'll have some fruit available as I do now. 😀
How it compares to FaceTime
The fact that Duo works on both iOS and Android means it has an advantage over FaceTime. However, that advantage disappears since FaceTime has a desktop app (on OS X only) while there is no desktop or web app for Duo. It makes sense that FaceTime is available on both OS X and iOS since Apple controls both platforms, but that's also a downside of FaceTime -- it only works with Apple.
#fail -- not really
Already, people complain that Duo lacks a conference/group calling feature. Newsflash: neither does FaceTime. Duo is bringing video calling to both iOS and Android whereas FaceTime only works on Apple devices. Hangouts is Google's solution when more than one person needs to be connected to the conversation. That's not to say that Duo can't fail obviously, but if people continue to misunderstand the purpose of Duo, then it will. Additionally, you don't need to sign in to your Google account to make Duo work. Simply install the app, and you're taken to a set-up page that verifies your phone number. In contrast to Hangouts and FaceTime, it uses your phone number to connect you, as if you were calling someone with your regular phone app but wanted video as well.
This represents a paradigm shift. Google is trying to bring video-based phone calls to the masses. While there is no audio-only option yet, it has been stated that the feature is in the works. Imagine if you could video-call someone just by knowing their phone number rather than first inquiring what their Skype ID is. Rather than a separate Skype number that costs more money, it only requires that you verify your existing mobile phone number, and the app itself doesn't cost money to install or make calls, nor is it supported by ads. Good job, Google!
Low chances of adoption are the only problem I see with Duo. The fact that it isn't tied into the OS the way FaceTime is, means that it effectively requires you to hang up an existing phone call and call someone back using Duo. The fact that it's not advertised very much is also a barrier, meaning early adopters might see flaws and drop it entirely. After all, apps like Skype are much more widely used and support more features. On the other hand, why do people use FaceTime at all then? Because sometimes signing into an app and starting a video call is just too annoying when you want to make a quick call to family. FaceTime is already well integrated, so that is used instead. Duo's lack of account requirement means that it can be used instead of FaceTime, meaning "family" can be contacted on both iOS and Android rather than iOS and OS X only. With the user bases for FaceTime, Skype, and Hangouts already established, is there any room left for yet another video-call app?
My initial reaction was conflicted. I wanted to help. The "girlfriend" seemed to be in a bit of a spot, perhaps needing a night away from everybody to sort through everything happening on her own. On the other hand, inviting a person I don't know who potentially had thieving tendencies into my home isn't the best idea. The fact that she had a backpack filled with what I assume were overnight essentials, coupled with the other two people trying to get her to stay somewhere safe meant that any input from me would likely be unwelcome. After all, I was a complete stranger walking down the street two hours before midnight. How would they know she would be safe? For that matter, how would she know that she could trust me?
In the end, I said nothing and kept walking. Despite how much I wanted to help, the fact is that it wasn't a battle for me to fight, and the potential harm to their relationships would likely outweigh any benefit. I used to want to help anybody as much as I could, but I think now I'm starting to realize...that some people can't be helped.
Incidentally, if she just wanted to get away from everybody and spend the night on her own, I can understand that perspective. I've done it a couple of times, though not by choice. It was partially liberating and partially terrifying. Leaving means you might not be able to go back ever again, and that means you're responsible for your own food, water, shelter, etc. If you're starting with absolutely nothing and have no friends or family to rely upon, it's a kind of shock. But at the same time, it was nice to explore the world a little from a different perspective. I was forced from my home, but that meant I could literally go anywhere. I was free, and while it had its downsides, it also felt amazing to be able to do anything. It was an adventure story, and I was the main character.
I don't know what happened to that girl, but I hope she remains safe since she was so opposed to going to any of her family and friends' places.
Appointments — In America, you call your doctor and request an appointment when it's convenient for you. In the UK, I was given an appointment whether I liked it or not. Then they said: Come in at 9am on Thursday. There was no choice over appointment times — the assumption is that if you're ill, you're going to come to the doctor when they say. Ultimately, I saw the logic of it: If you only want to show up when it's convenient for your schedule, then how sick are you, really?
Wait times — In the US, having sat in many an ER waiting room for hours at a stretch, the idea of a hospital seeing nearly 9 out of 10 patients in four hours would be regarded as a miracle. I've always had a long wait to see my doctor. I've sat there for an hour playing with my phone while the doc sees patients in the order they were booked. In the UK, I showed up at 9am and was seen instantly[.] My butt barely touched the seat in the waiting room before my name was called.
Going to the ER for every little thing — Interestingly, NHS offices and hospitals have posters up all over the place warning you not to show up at the emergency room if you have a cold or the flu. It's sensible — everyone knows that a vast amount of hospital time and money is wasted treating people who are not an emergency. The entire US pharmaceutical industry is also dedicated to running ads encouraging people to "go see your doctor" for even the most trivial of conditions.
Specialists — In the US, I've always been able to see a specialist within a few days. Score one for America. In the UK, they said "we'll see you in January." It was late November, six weeks or more away. This was a shock. I was going deaf now — not in six weeks!
Timeliness of care once you're actually being seen — Again, the NHS care was great. I saw two different doctors within an hour, one for testing and one for diagnosing. A third admin staffer was coordinating the lists so there was no doctor downtime. It was like being in a highly efficient factory. It looked like hard work. I could tell that one of my doctors was not interested in chatting. She treated me, and wanted me out the door. There was a bunch of patients behind me, after all.
On the other hand, couldn't you have just changed "Today" to "Tomorrow" and informed me of that change instead? That seems like a much more intelligent choice to me, unlike how you currently cancel my action and tell me that you think I'm stupid for selecting a time without selecting the date first when the date is the second thing on the screen. I frequently leave personal work on my home PC open in the morning and return to it in the afternoon, continuing to work on it until I go to sleep, meaning my "Active Hours" are in the range 16-20.
At the very least, move the date picker to the left of the time picker to make it more prominent that the date should be verified before selecting a time.
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