je97 OP t1_jc5lilx wrote

The BBc headline writers once again seem to have charged by the letter, however, the most important things to point out are that the data centre is able to fulfill the swimming pools heating needs 60 % of the time without assistance and this has the ability to save the swimming pool thousands.


je97 t1_j4mu14n wrote

I wouldn't call this 'uplifting' news personally, and I say this as someone who works on a suicide hotline (in the UK.)

When we had a local service, we got less calls but the ones we did get were almost all genuine suicidal people or people with other major problems (chronic loneliness, depression, drug or alcohol addiction, sexual assault victims etc.) Now, everybody who thinks wasting our time is the peak of wit knows our number and the genuine calls don't get through.

That, and these numbers don't have more volunteers in order to deal with more calls. Local branches used to provide a few minutes of breathing time between calls; it is now like being in a call centre. Unless the number of staff can rise with the number of calls, service will sadly continue to decline.