So, TLDR; TSB requires it's customers to kill trees to the tune of €525 which are then thrown into the rubbish bin all for data that is MOST DEFINITELY already online and would cost pennies to email to me or make available via their web portal. @permanenttsb@twitter.com

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Yup. So I did the calculation and I will need to fork over ~ €175 for my partner and myself ... and then MULTIPLY for both children. That's about €525 for, most likely, a couple of TREES worth of paper, that I will then be required to SCAN and THROW AWAY.

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Not only that, they have a FEE in order for the customer to retrieve their own eStatements in PAPER form. That fee is €2.50 per PAGE.

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Oh, but sorely, I am mistaken. Permanent TSB still does, indeed, live in the 70's. Any statement older than 2 years requires that @permanenttsb@twitter.com PRINT THEM OUT. Yes, you read that correctly. They are REQUIRED to PRINT ON PAPER the statements.

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I require 5 years of bank statements, I thought to myself: "Self! this is no problem, we don't live in the 70's, when everything required paper! I've been signed up with @permanenttsb@twitter.com using eStatements since we opened our accounts!".

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Now, coming from another country, I was a bit shocked at the poor service that the banking industry provides here in Ireland, but @permanenttsb@twitter.com seemed to be the best of the worst, so that's who we chose when we moved here.

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In the course of working with Immigration here in Ireland, there is a "points" system in which you're required to have a certain number of "points" in order to "verify" that you've lived in Ireland for n number of years (for me, let's say it's 5).

. @VirginMediaIE@twitter.com any updates on when broadband will be back up and running in and around Dublin 8?

. @SwissDisk@twitter.com , are there any standard file mgmt protocols that can be used to manipulate files on one's swissdisk? Such as ssh/scp/sftp/ftps/etc ?

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That is not an acceptable solution. Pleaese do NOT purchase @Google@twitter.com Home devices. I wish I hadn't! 6/6

@VentureBeat@twitter.com @TheNextWeb@twitter.com @verge@twitter.com @WIRED@twitter.com @engadget@twitter.com @Gizmodo@twitter.com @RWW@twitter.com @Recode@twitter.com @9to5mac@twitter.com @CNET@twitter.com @ForbesTech@twitter.com

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of the network completely, as the other devices just become 'speakers' at that point. @Google@twitter.com must be aware of this problem by now, but has done nothing to rectify it. Instead, the solution is to 'reset' every device that you have every time you have the issue. 5/6

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aware that they are part of a network. The devices start answering independently and multiple at a time, it's complete mayhem and unusable. Users have basically resorted to turning off the microphones on the devices so that only one can "hear". This "knee-caps" the usability 4/6

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(1.5-2 months), they would absolutely be able to give a true review. That true review would find that the ecosystem completely breaks itself in that timeframe. What used to work without issue after initial setup, slowly degrades into chaos as the devices become less and less 3/6

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"So long, sucker, have fun screaming into the void that is our support forums, as there is no real support for this issue." googlenestcommunity.com/t5/Spe If a technical magazine/reviewer could actually test a @Google@twitter.com Home setup with more than 3 devices for an extended period 2/6

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🧵It's sad that @Google@twitter.com completely ignores the <screams into the void> that they've broken their @Google@twitter.com Home ecosystem. If you have more than 3 @Google@twitter.com Home devices, you will undoubtedly run into this issue - but at that point the consumer has already purchased the hardware. 1/6

RT @martinmeany@twitter.com

People still use WhatsApp? Only kidding. I can’t test these features because I’m only using @signalapp@twitter.com. You should do the same. Anyway. Here you go. New WhatsApp privacy functionality.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/martinmeany/status

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