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    More this, I think. ...

    More this, I think.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oLf5N-jHX-A/hqdefault.jpg
  2. Washed some off, probably. Peed yes. At work -...

    Washed some off, probably. Peed yes. At work - who showers at work? I'm a contractor. They won't let me use it.

    Or simply leave a chocolate bar.
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    Bunch of kids. I learned machine code on a ZX81.

    Bunch of kids. I learned machine code on a ZX81.
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    Look, it's easy. She takes a comfortable position...

    Look, it's easy. She takes a comfortable position and tells you what to put in where, and how to vary it.
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    I think I'm racist.

    I tried to take a photo of my cat. Couldn't do it. She's just too black.

    https://i.imgur.com/fHWfUKt.jpg

    Seriously. She's blacker than black 3.0
  6. This is nonsense. IR35 as originally mooted in...

    This is nonsense. IR35 as originally mooted in 1999 put the liability on the client or agent. Just as it is already with sole traders. Business lobbying caused the government to make the contractors...
  7. It probably isn't mined. But it might be. Lucerne...

    It probably isn't mined. But it might be. Lucerne yields up explosive secrets - SWI swissinfo.ch

    The cost of tunnelling has dropped considerably over the years. Even a tunnel linking mainland...
  8. Thread: Racism

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    "Following an online outcry over the event" - i.e...

    "Following an online outcry over the event" - i.e a twitter storm created by the twitterati. Nobody else gives a toss.
  9. While at client site, a permie trips over your...

    While at client site, a permie trips over your rucksack and badly breaks their leg. Client sues you for their loss - his salary for three months, plus the cost of replacement.

    Public liability is...
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    Plenty of not very rich US musicians manage to...

    Plenty of not very rich US musicians manage to play in the UK and the EU.
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    Me and Mrs NAT as well. :D But we have a grandkid...

    Me and Mrs NAT as well. :D But we have a grandkid and one on the way, so we know where the time has gone.
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    Poll: Manchester or London is definitely more...

    Manchester or London is definitely more convenient for me. Or Brissol or Edinburgh.
  13. Thread: Vogons

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    I got a drink out of a vogon once. Bill Wallis...

    I got a drink out of a vogon once. Bill Wallis bought a round at his son's 18th birthday bash. Cool story, I know. :ohwell
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    'My husband and I have 90 minutes alone together...

    'My husband and I have 90 minutes alone together each week'
    My wife and I spend 9 to 10 hours a day alone together.

    Uses veggie instead of vegetable. I generally understand veggie to mean...
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    What's Israel got to do with it?

    What's Israel got to do with it?
  16. Thread: Vegans

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    Supporting a company that makes it's money out of...

    Supporting a company that makes it's money out of selling meat products. Not very vegan really.
  17. Thread: Vegans

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    They may not be vilified, but they're not usually...

    They may not be vilified, but they're not usually lauded.
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    The latest episode, concerning Mary Shelley was,...

    The latest episode, concerning Mary Shelley was, appropriately enough, very creepy. Some decent, non-preaching writing. It was reminiscent of Sapphire and Steel.
  19. Thread: Sue Ellen

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    Why? What's she done?

    Why? What's she done?
  20. Thread: Vegans

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    Which is why you've definite plans to go this...

    Which is why you've definite plans to go this year.
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    I quite liked it.

    I quite liked it.
  22. Thread: Vegans

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    People like me? That's the kind of language...

    People like me? That's the kind of language people used to use against gays. I've never advocated locking up gay people. If I was readily identifiable I'd sue you for libel. :tongue Anyway, I'm...
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    Poll: I'll ensure it's rerouted, so you have to spend...

    I'll ensure it's rerouted, so you have to spend four hours in the cold, being ignored by passers-by.
  24. Thread: Vegans

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    It's not vegans, or gays or trans folk who are a...

    It's not vegans, or gays or trans folk who are a problem - it vegan activists, gay activists, trans activists. Activists just seem to be vile people intent on assigning to the camps anyone who...
  25. The evidence suggests that this is the case for...

    The evidence suggests that this is the case for the workers of TechM, TCS, ...
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    Poll: Depends how much money I make. But generally, I'm...

    Depends how much money I make. But generally, I'm in. Might even bring Mrs NotAllThere.
  27. So they need you to deal with, e.g. the risk of...

    So they need you to deal with, e.g. the risk of hiring contractors. If the contract is clearly one of services, then there is no issue. They just need to make sure their contracts are iron-clad. It's...
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    I'm not. :igmc:

    I'm not. :igmc:
  29. Not really. It's just not terribly smart comment...

    Not really. It's just not terribly smart comment to have made and could easily merit sarcasm. Not was the bit that is now snipped. Anyway. If you want to take it further, start a post in General.
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    Ah bless. I think you really believe that....

    Ah bless. I think you really believe that. :rollin:

    Anyone who believes that is morally obligated to make arranges to go to infection hot spots, war zones etc... :ohwell

    The UK press certainly...
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    High unlikely. A free beer life however...

    High unlikely. A free beer life however...
  32. I'm paid considerably more than both of you. :D

    Considerably more than you.[/QUOTE]
    Is that a real fact or one of your made up facts?[/QUOTE]

    I'm paid considerably more than both of you. :D
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    I cheated by leaving the country.

    I cheated by leaving the country.
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    It's not like 'flu. It's like a cold. It's R0...

    It's not like 'flu. It's like a cold. It's R0 (number of people each infected person infects) is currently estimated between 1.5 and 3.5. With normal 'flu, typically 0.05% people who get it die. With...
  35. Because liability for taxes and NI already lies...

    Because liability for taxes and NI already lies with the client or agency. That's why agencies won't touch sole traders.
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    I'll move it.

    I'll move it.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSCpo3d4yzI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSCpo3d4yzI
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    Briliant. :rollin:

    Briliant. :rollin:
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    14 years so far. But it is just two days per...

    14 years so far. But it is just two days per week. Since I'll be training some permies to hand over to, I expect it to be over by the year end. But maybe not. I know a contractor who was supposed to...
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    Sticky: GhostofTarbera - trolling in professional forums...

    GhostofTarbera - trolling in professional forums - 1 day.
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    The risk the client needs to consider is: could...

    The risk the client needs to consider is: could liability to be found to be with the them?

    If the client feels they have no risk - or feel they don't need to check or don't know they should,...
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    Poll: Changed it, and modified the final option.

    Changed it, and modified the final option.
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    Exactly. "Dodgy agency" hardly narrows down the...

    Exactly. "Dodgy agency" hardly narrows down the field.

    The person who has management responsibility for the contractor. :ohwell
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    Merged.
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    He's transitioning. He self identifies as having...

    He's transitioning. He self identifies as having left the EU.
  46. People were warned of this quite a while ago....

    People were warned of this quite a while ago. Nothing new. And it's 3rd country passport. Not 3rd world.
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    Such an erudite, witty and intelligent comment, I...

    Such an erudite, witty and intelligent comment, I thought it deserved its own thread. :ohwell
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    Sticky: pscont. Permaban. Continued to use naughty...

    pscont. Permaban. Continued to use naughty language in the professional forums, even though banned already once for doing it. Also, keeps trolling the prof forums with idiotic ideas about how to...
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    I''ll just let some spammers through for you, now...

    I''ll just let some spammers through for you, now your regular contacts have been caught.
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    If I retain EU citizenship, I'll retain the...

    The only difference to me is that I can work in the EU. If I want to. My permit works as a Schengen visa. Maybe we can still use the EU passport queues?[/QUOTE]
    Work permits are afaik only valid per...
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