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    It looks like that's outdated, because this is...

    It looks like that's outdated, because this is the current legislation:

    Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

    Which removes it from the 30 year starting point:



    You can see the end result...
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    I thought the legislation said the starting point...

    I thought the legislation said the starting point was a whole of life order?
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    I love it when the headline bears no resemblance...

    I love it when the headline bears no resemblance to reality.



    So the arrest had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the recycling, rubbish or anything else.
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    Because in any country pretending to have any...

    Because in any country pretending to have any kind of just justice system, execution costs far more than prison
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    This is not true - the tarrif (prison portion) is...

    This is not true - the tarrif (prison portion) is given as a minimum - if they get 12 years, then they will serve a MINIMUM of 12 years. And unlike other sentencing, there's no guarantee of release...
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    If they get a murder conviction then a whole life...

    If they get a murder conviction then a whole life order is considered the starting point. Whether they can push murder is another matter, *but* all they have to prove is intent to cause GBH and I'd...
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    I guess I'm not quite following you - whether it...

    I guess I'm not quite following you - whether it was a joke is kind of immaterial, in that it's no more a joke than any other kind of bullying disguised as banter is. Like I say, I don't particularly...
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    I would, whether you believe it or not. I've also...

    I would, whether you believe it or not. I've also spoken out against milkshaking, despite being a left liberal.
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    So what do YOU think he meant? I see a lot of...

    So what do YOU think he meant? I see a lot of people in this thread quick tell everybody what he didn't mean, but I see absolutely no counter. I presume you know his story, you know her story - what...
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    If you're using it as a pejorative then it's an...

    If you're using it as a pejorative then it's an insult - though the fact you're now trying to claim it wasn't an insult speaks volumes about your interpretation of what Banks said
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    Shall we review the start of this, where you came...

    Shall we review the start of this, where you came into the thread and insulted me with zero provocation? Are you so precious because you simply can't take it back and are too suboptimal to come up...
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    Oh come on now, like I said earlier - it's the...

    Oh come on now, like I said earlier - it's the old "Shame if something were to happen to it" line. I agree, in that I doubt he literally wants her dead, but I do rather suspect it was his initial...
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    Oh, I see, you're actually too stupid to...

    Oh, I see, you're actually too stupid to understand that outrage comes from a strong opinion on an event/action/etc. Sorry, if I'd realised early on that you were actually, in reality, this dense I'd...
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    So how would you interpret it? I agree, saying he...

    So how would you interpret it? I agree, saying he wishes her dead is a little hyperbolic (though, frankly, not out of the realms of probability) but he's definitely wishing her some serious...
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    I find it absolutely fascinating how your only...

    I find it absolutely fascinating how your only comment on this whole matter is to attack people for having an opinion about it. I answered your question, but unsurprisingly and once again, you failed...
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    My thoughts exactly :) Some of us believe...

    My thoughts exactly :) Some of us believe "getting involved" is the right thing for society, others will do their best to keep their head down and walk on by. Personally, I've never had any doubt...
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    Given the context, what do you honestly and...

    Given the context, what do you honestly and sincerely believe he meant by that tweet?
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    It's a worry how people can look past that kind...

    It's a worry how people can look past that kind of inference. I can understand, if not agree with, that it's a "joke" on Twitter blah blah blah, but the message of the tweet was as clear as day. Or,...
  19. Wow, it's gotta be good for the economy to reward...

    Wow, it's gotta be good for the economy to reward borrowing and punishing saving....!
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    Why would I be sulking? I pushed you, and it was...

    Why would I be sulking? I pushed you, and it was pretty clear you had nothing of substance to say before eventually giving in. And in front of all these people, too.
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    No, it just makes you look like a particularly...

    No, it just makes you look like a particularly special brand of pathetic.
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    Because silence can easily be confused for...

    Because silence can easily be confused for acceptance, agreement or even outright support. More to the point, what's *wrong* with voicing an opinion that something is wrong, or bad? Why is that a...
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    Out of idle curiosity, what makes displaying ones...

    Out of idle curiosity, what makes displaying ones morality a bad thing? Is it virtue signalling to say, for example, I don't beat the tulip out of my 2 year old and think people who hurt children are...
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    Ah, well done you - all the emotional maturity of...

    Ah, well done you - all the emotional maturity of an edgy teenager. Whereas joking in public about a real life 16 year old girl dying is apparently A okay. I'll add you to the spineless prick...
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    What's that, then?

    What's that, then?
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    Some people are just irrdeemable aren't they. I...

    Some people are just irrdeemable aren't they. I mean, who the **** says something like that? Bet he wouldn't say it to her parents faces the spineless little prick.
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    Poll: And be out of his room by 9am.

    And be out of his room by 9am.
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    Poll: I'll try my best for that :)

    I'll try my best for that :)
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    It's a bit of a nuclear move, so tread carefully,...

    It's a bit of a nuclear move, so tread carefully, but words along the lines of "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that - perhaps I could have a talk with [end client] and see if we can't all come to some...
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    I've actually found people to be quite open to...

    I've actually found people to be quite open to modifying contracts - I've had a handful of clauses changed or removed over the years.

    And at the same time, I've definitely signed a couple of...
  31. Is there much you wouldn't do for £1k a day?

    Is there much you wouldn't do for £1k a day?
  32. Ah, if your interpretation is correct then I'd...

    Ah, if your interpretation is correct then I'd agree
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    I'm not sure this is right as you can travel...

    I'm not sure this is right as you can travel under the VWP for business:

    Visa Waiver Program: United Kingdom ESTA





    As he's employed by a UK entity, I can't see any issues here.
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    Can't see an issue with that - plenty of people...

    Can't see an issue with that - plenty of people fly to the USA for business meetings etc, and this is the like that. You aren't working in the USA in the sense of getting a job out there.

    As for...
  35. He's not going to win some "Wah wah, I'm upset"...

    He's not going to win some "Wah wah, I'm upset" counter claim (especially as he's operating as a business), BUT the Courts will absolutely expect you to take reasonable efforts to resolve the issue....
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    As my post above, any evidence? NIST disagree,...

    As my post above, any evidence? NIST disagree, for a start.
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    Instead of asking a question that's impossible to...

    Instead of asking a question that's impossible to answer - can you show any evidence that any data has been recovered from a previously overwritten modern hard drive in the last, say 20 years?
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    Why are you pushing this line of thinking -...

    Why are you pushing this line of thinking - zeroing a disk is not a complex problem. You can do it with Linux with no other tools, for a start.



    Such as....?



    In which case it wasn't...
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    I'll bet there aren't, because if it were...

    I'll bet there aren't, because if it were possible it's certainly not tech that the Police have and it's certainly not things that you display as part of a chain of evidence in court. You're...
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    Absolute. Complete. Bollocks. If it's zeroed...

    Absolute. Complete. Bollocks.

    If it's zeroed you're getting zilch off it and plenty of apps can do that. SSD's are different, however.
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    Hah, I think I'm in love. I've always really...

    Hah, I think I'm in love. I've always really struggled with these sorts of riddles because I just find them stupid - the riddle is wrong, not the answers. Incidentally, I think it's mathematically...
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    I think he may be thinking of Fake Taxi. Gotta...

    I think he may be thinking of Fake Taxi.

    Gotta earn money on the bench somehow, I guess!
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    Agree with the others, absolute crap. The fact...

    Agree with the others, absolute crap. The fact that "start up" costs can be claimed should tell you all you need to know.

    Imagine if you wanted to set up a factory, or a shop - are they saying you...
  44. Thread: Driving in Italy

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    Do they still like to stop at junctions with...

    Do they still like to stop at junctions with their BACK wheels on the give way road markings?
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    IR35 scrapped by Christmas :laugh

    IR35 scrapped by Christmas :laugh
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    I think this is where you being somewhat...

    I think this is where you being somewhat "business minded" is very very important, because there's no easy answer.

    I've done both - played hard ball and ended up with days at home, and I've worked...
  47. I can go and do almost the same role as a permie,...

    I can go and do almost the same role as a permie, on pretty much the same money,

    In fact - I did. And, in fact, for 12 months I took home more than I did contracting*. After 12 months, I finally...
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    It's a fine line to tread, and while I'm cocky...

    It's a fine line to tread, and while I'm cocky enough to admit I've only ever had two interviews (One official where I fell out with them and argued with them, the other was a pre-chat for an...
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    Forgot to add, my real big and genuine concern is...

    Forgot to add, my real big and genuine concern is no long being able to compete for away-from-home contracts. If I can't make London worthwhile, then I'm not in a good place to say the least.
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    This is still pretty much where my vague optimism...

    This is still pretty much where my vague optimism lies. They can change all the rules they like, but the desire for high quality people isn't going to go away, nor is the desire for temporary/project...
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