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  1. Thread: Alabama - WTF!

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    So you take the view allowing abortion, even of...

    So you take the view allowing abortion, even of healthy viable babies, is the civilised route? I'm not a conservative hard-liner on the topic but it seems to me we've gone too far by any sensible...
  2. Thread: Bored of Brexit

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    I just realised, I haven't seen a Brexit story in...

    I just realised, I haven't seen a Brexit story in the news for... I dunno a few days? Last thing I remember seeing was Farage's new party then it all went quiet.

    A welcome reprieve.
  3. Thanks all - some interesting reading here.

    Thanks all - some interesting reading here.
  4. How do the proposed IR35 changes to private sector affect overseas clients?

    If a contractor gets a gig with a company outside the UK, even outside the EU, is that company still expected to understand IR35? Are they responsible for determining the contractor is outside IR35...
  5. Open Banking sounds awesome! Yeah since HSBC...

    Open Banking sounds awesome!

    Yeah since HSBC requires 2FA using the dongle, I assume this means it can ONLY work with manual imports?

    Also it's SO slow. I could login to HSBC, download the file...
  6. Does anyone here make charitable donations through their company?

    I've always made charitable donations (reasonably substantial i.e. not the odd £5) personally as I'm sure when I started my company, there was a good reason why which I've now forgotten.
    However the...
  7. Well the JS dev wouldn't be moving to c++......

    Well the JS dev wouldn't be moving to c++... They'd be learning rendering in JS. Or a c++ Dev with rendering experience would be learning JS so they could utilise their rendering experience in a new...
  8. Opinion: easier to learn a new paradigm on the same language, or transfer skills

    I work in a reasonably specialist field... Realtime 3d rendering etc. We have projects in JS and C++. My view is that a good C++/OpenGL guy can quite easily adapt to JS/WebGL, faster than an...
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    Wireless?! Did I mention this is a ten year old...

    Wireless?! Did I mention this is a ten year old desktop?!

    It might actually be the case my version is old enough I can pause updates... It's something windows 10 had got more restrictive on I...
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    I had thought W10 stopped you bring able to turn...

    I had thought W10 stopped you bring able to turn off updates... This is what I'm worried about. If I can easily restrict it to my intranet that would be good.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using...
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    Resurrecting old PC and fearing Update Hell

    I just plugged in my old Windows desktop. I bought it way back in like 2010 for about £300 but moved to Mac a few years back and then after we moved house 2 years ago, it sat in a corner. I just...
  12. Or as today, I force an import and it just...

    Or as today, I force an import and it just decides to miss a big chunk out so I have to spend time downloading and piecing everything together.
  13. FreeAgent bank data import - more trouble than it's worth?

    I have business accounts with both Santander and HSBC. Ever since I switched to FA, it is a PITA. I'll try to import and spend a few minutes waiting until it fails, then do a manual import of...
  14. How (if at all) would No Deal Brexit affect Eurozone VAT and taxes?

    For those of us working for Eurozone clients, would a no deal Brexit have an immediate effect on how Vat and taxation work? Or would there be some transition period... Or maybe nothing would change...
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    IR35-related win for Lorraine Kelly

    Lorraine Kelly wins GBP1.2m tax case against HMRC over ITV work - BBC News

    I imagine this is a case of KUATB but I didn't see it - apologies if so.

    Is this in any sense a landmark ruling, or...
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    OneDrive alone surely can be had quite cheaply......

    OneDrive alone surely can be had quite cheaply... what else are you getting for that price as it sounds a lot. Is that per year?!
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    A while ago a friend and I were seriously...

    A while ago a friend and I were seriously considering buying some .mp domains as they seemed cheap and available... tru.mp, etc. But it seemed this was not the case when we looked more closely.
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    I looked up firstnamelastname.dev and it was...

    I looked up firstnamelastname.dev and it was something like €18/year. I looked up lastname.dev and it was 4-5X as much. I wonder what it's based on... just length? Whether the .com is taken as well?
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    What'd you pay? As expected above?

    What'd you pay? As expected above?
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    Beer might get cheaper for our EU friends...

    Beer might get cheaper for our EU friends visiting the UK with their £1.50 per €1.00.

    Doesn't the UK have a relatively low duty on booze compared to the EU nations?
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    Basically have the license for the odd sporting...

    Basically have the license for the odd sporting thing, and Sir David. These days, online streaming for sport might work out cheaper though I don't find the quality is quite on a par yet.

    It's...
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    No, I was trying to have a grown up conversation...

    No, I was trying to have a grown up conversation about the realities. If the only feasible options you can come up with are those that are effectively impossible (it's been made clear the backstop is...
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    I maybe just started 4 and then got...

    I maybe just started 4 and then got bored/distracted - it was over a year ago. I had actually though the show was cancelled but we're now up to S5:2?
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    Is everyone aware Netflix supports multiple...

    Is everyone aware Netflix supports multiple profiles? A wonderful feature that is just one reason Amazon Prime seems so second-rate.

    I'm not actually sure but at least 3 series if not 4 (they'd...
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    The EU has made it clear they are not prepared to...

    The EU has made it clear they are not prepared to entertain further negotiation. Of course that doesn't mean they won't, but that is their position. They are not obligated to listen to our ideas at...
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    Passing the agreement would be viewed as a total...

    Passing the agreement would be viewed as a total betrayal of the union, Ireland have made this totally clear. Are these the most realistic options you can think of how it could happen because these...
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    It cannot pass things on the behalf of other...

    It cannot pass things on the behalf of other nations - can you give an example of something it could pass that would resolve this?

    From the outside it seems sensible but...

    Yeah, all the...
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    I got bored then too. I wonder if Narcos:Mexico...

    I got bored then too. I wonder if Narcos:Mexico is better.

    Netflix: Better Call Saul is really good. I'm really enjoying Titans (after a slow first episode). Brooklyn 99 is our new old find for...
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    But of the EU refuses to budge on the backstop...

    But of the EU refuses to budge on the backstop and parliament cannot pass anything, how can we "man up"? What could actually be done?
    Because it sounds like in the event of No Deal, Eire would still...
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    Backstops and hard borders

    So they won't pass Brexit agreements without the backstop being reworked. Which the EU still insists won't happen.
    But if things take their course and we end up with No Deal by default, then it's if...
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    He's pressured into it... pretty clear he doesn't...

    He's pressured into it... pretty clear he doesn't like or support the idea
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    Because there is a non-trivial likelihood we...

    Because there is a non-trivial likelihood we night get a 2nd referendum for one thing.
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    A no deal exit is not in the EU's interests...

    A no deal exit is not in the EU's interests either. It's less of an impact to them than us but it's still not what they want so it would be sensible to extend in the hope NewGov agrees to a deal...
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    AFAIK thre is no requirement for the EU to care...

    AFAIK thre is no requirement for the EU to care about our politics, A50 stipulates we leave on 29.3. But in the real world it's reasonable to expect they would agree to a delay in case of a new...
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    The big day is here

    Pretty exciting innit. "May you live in interesting times" as the saying goes ;)
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    People stockpiling are idiots. Maybe you might...

    People stockpiling are idiots. Maybe you might struggle to get a toblerone or the right kind of kale, but shops are not going to run out of food, etc.
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    Am I right in thinking that combis are out of...

    Am I right in thinking that combis are out of fashion again now? They were all the rage but the new systems I've seen are back to tanked hot water, albeit pressurised rather than using header tanks....
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    This is almost exactly what I was picturing -...

    This is almost exactly what I was picturing - even a developer like me can use it! Not perfect (I wish you could apply OS themes to get more realistic mockups for manuals) but great for my purposes.
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    I can't remember when I last wore a watch -...

    I can't remember when I last wore a watch - probably when I used to sail.

    I just got out of the habit as I find them uncomfortable. Shame as I like the aesthetics.
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    Thanks guys - seems this is not dodgy since it is...

    Thanks guys - seems this is not dodgy since it is then treated as normal income for taxation. I don't actually know the amount (maybe it's peanuts) - if it was more like a Christmas gift of £50 I...
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    I've been offered a bonus!

    My client (the company owner specifically, it's a tiny firm) says he wants to give me a year-end bonus. Which is extremely kind but neither of us knows how he should do that in terms of tax, IR35,...
  42. Thread: Fricking M$

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    I could see it being a good discipline tool now...

    I could see it being a good discipline tool now spanking is forbidden. "Eat your carrots or you'll have to use Linux", that sort of thing?
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    I was interviewing a guy to do this today and he...

    I was interviewing a guy to do this today and he showed me some examples in Zeplin - looked nice. Apparently their UX guy works in Sketch and then exports to Zeplin for the developers to work from...
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    Mocking up a desktop application window?

    I need to redesign a Qt application and would like to mock up the main window (I forget the buzzword bingo name for single Vs multi window applications). Adding a fixed toolbar, menu, and main window...
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    It probably depends a lot on the staff (and...

    It probably depends a lot on the staff (and management). But also on who their clientele are.

    Look at schools, some are wonderful and some are grim and awful. The head sets the tone which...
  46. Thread: My breakfast

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    You're a model of immigration and integration...

    You're a model of immigration and integration done right.
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    Are these the new machines that have been around...

    Are these the new machines that have been around for ten years, or some other ones?

    They used to be great because 90% of people didn't have the new passports, so you never faced a queue.
  48. If UK tourism were really to cease or...

    If UK tourism were really to cease or dramatically reduce, some places certainly would suffer e.g. Magaluf and the like. Those towns are geared around UK tourism.

    As a hit to the nation as a whole...
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    They have a full-time accountancy team and spend...

    They have a full-time accountancy team and spend thousands (millions?) on their financial systems. Someone turning over £75k doesn't.
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    If the choice is snowflakery or turning a blind...

    If the choice is snowflakery or turning a blind eye to a pedo, which is better?

    I'd hardly say being offended about KS is virtue signalling or snowflakery. This isn't someone who once used a...
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