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    Cool story bro, remind me when did Ukraine got...

    Cool story bro, remind me when did Ukraine got included in the Schengen zone?
  2. Shut up and take my money, oh wait...

    Shut up and take my money, oh wait...
  3. Technically YourCo gets paid based on invoice not...

    Technically YourCo gets paid based on invoice not timsheet. If it's direct it's up to you to sort out with ClientCo proof of delivery and payment.

    If you are through agency, it will be up to them...
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    I know nothing about drones, but when want to try...

    I know nothing about drones, but when want to try a new tech I tend to buy from Amazon. Can't beat no-fault returns within 30 days, just because you didn't like the product.
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    Are they only in iCloud or on her iPhone too? IF...

    Are they only in iCloud or on her iPhone too? IF the latter, just have her install google photo app and sync from the iPhone.

    Otherwise your method would work too.
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    Three and I believe O2 are offering WiFi calling...

    Three and I believe O2 are offering WiFi calling as well, works great at home. Not so much in the current ClienCo office where the WiFi internet is filtered and the feature doesn't work (was fine...
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    Either wipe the disk properly or if more paranoid...

    Either wipe the disk properly or if more paranoid remove it, replace it with £15ish quid SSD if you are donating/selling

    Personally I would hand down to kids/relatives or donate to school/charity,...
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    I don't know what Netflix would do, but pretty...

    I don't know what Netflix would do, but pretty sure the EU will sue the UK in court and win. Most likely the UK credit rating will be further downgraded, which will make the access to the magic money...
  9. I'm sure the contract is properly checked and...

    I'm sure the contract is properly checked and there is no MOO so by going on a holiday for a period you are still honoring the contract.

    Speaking of Holidays - sure contractors have them, one of...
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    If you are after home automation, Amazon is way...

    If you are after home automation, Amazon is way ahead of Google in terms of supported devices / integration.
    If you are after smart speaker, better look at Sonos One which supports both Google...
  11. Thread: The Face of Terror

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    £80bn boost? NHS privatization - people...

    £80bn boost?

    NHS privatization - people spending £80bn more on healthcare - done
  12. 1. EU won't budge on backstop 2. PM to be won't...

    1. EU won't budge on backstop
    2. PM to be won't budge on backstop
    3. Parliament won't budge on no-deal

    So the only 2 options are suspension of parliament and "no-deal" Brexit or GE
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    Not exactly Amazon, but still a good deal - Fully...

    Not exactly Amazon, but still a good deal - Fully loaded Dell XPS 13 2019 model for £1449 + 4 year onsite warranty for extra £125

    The missus needed a new laptop anyway
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    I wasn't claiming that all did, in the same way...

    I wasn't claiming that all did, in the same way as not all private sector will. But the major London university that I was working at at the time definitely engaged 3rd party, or at least that's what...
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    Today most of us are self determining to be...

    Today most of us are self determining to be outside based on QDOS etc. contract review and adhering to suitable working practices. This self determination seem to be sufficient given the HMRC track...
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    Blanket in this case is pretty clear - all...

    Blanket in this case is pretty clear - all contractors. Of course they are allowed to say that everyone who works in team X doing the same Y and having signed the same contract template is either IN...
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    My skills are not unique, but they are valuable,...

    My skills are not unique, but they are valuable, as they are mostly unavailable in the permie resource pool.

    I don't know how long have you been contracting for, but doesn't seems to be long, if...
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    Just as it happened in the PS: Smart companies...

    Just as it happened in the PS:

    Smart companies will make the effort/expense to go through the process and evaluate the status of it's contractors, as a result they will get the cream of the crop...
  19. Thread: Man of the people

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    I'm sure there will be no disruption to payments....

    I'm sure there will be no disruption to payments. After all lessons were learnt from Universal Credit enrollment...
  20. By your logic half of India etc. IT workers have...

    By your logic half of India etc. IT workers have to pay tax abroad...
    I'm working for a multinational and regularly logged to French and US servers, do I have to pay French/US tax?
  21. It will be, the US will tells us the terms and we...

    It will be, the US will tells us the terms and we will say "yes", zero effort on UK part
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    Huge portion of the adults are in debt, I doubt...

    Huge portion of the adults are in debt, I doubt they will be a good role model/teachers to their offspring when it comes to budgeting, who need budgeting when there are credit cards...
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    I understand it's a tragic story but, let me get...

    I understand it's a tragic story but, let me get this straight. They traveled 8 months pregnant without travel insurance (costs peanuts) and/or EHIC (free), then cry for being charged relatively...
  24. If you live in another country and work in...

    If you live in another country and work in another country, you are not going to owe tax in the UK, despite your client being based in the UK.
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    Personally I will be unaffected. 99% of any new...

    Personally I will be unaffected. 99% of any new photos me and my family make are with iPhone and they all go the family iCloud. The ones I make are also uploaded to google photo to share with...
  26. Thread: 2nd ref

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    Pretty slim chance of that. Until Brexit is...

    Pretty slim chance of that. Until Brexit is delivered (and maybe even after) the political spectrum is no longer left-center-right, it's remain-soft brexit-no deal Brexit. LibDem/SNP will cream the...
  27. Thread: Travel Time

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    I will give them 6-12m for their projects to...

    I will give them 6-12m for their projects to completely tank, then they will swiftly reconsider and go down a sensible road like RBS and plethora of public sector organisations which actually bother...
  28. Can you even legally use residential property as...

    Can you even legally use residential property as office space? Home office is one thing, but the moment a Company starts paying rent to allow it's employees to use the property as office different...
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    If you are looking for outside IR35 contracting...

    If you are looking for outside IR35 contracting it's all 0-hour. Your role can be killed without notice, so the length of the contract is largely irrelevant.

    Which leaves the question should you...
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    And such selfish, uninformed and shortsighted...

    And such selfish, uninformed and shortsighted decisions are one of the main reasons we are facing Brexit.

    Did you really vote fro Brexit to stop the roll-out of E10? Jesus, I knew most of the...
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    Just privatize the lot, then outsource to the...

    Just privatize the lot, then outsource to the cheapest bidder.
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    Ahh good news, I will give my Barclays feed a...

    Ahh good news, I will give my Barclays feed a punt then, the old system required me to register with a specific Barclays service which required a branch visit or what not so I gave up and kept...
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    Got up to the "Dealing with abusive Indian...

    Got up to the "Dealing with abusive Indian Management Approaches", to which my answer is no to work for Indian manager and stopped wasting my time with the rest
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    The only case where I would turn down extension...

    The only case where I would turn down extension is if I have already signed another contract.
  35. I don't remember the referendum having a question...

    I don't remember the referendum having a question for deadline or deal/no-deal Brexit specifics, meanwhile every possible industry body is warning that no-deal Brexit will be disastrous and only a...
  36. Fairly sure they mean sites, not websites. As in...

    Fairly sure they mean sites, not websites. As in offices etc.

    I have seen similar terms for the end of contract, but not for 6 years thereafter. The main concerns is stolen IP and presumably...
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    My beer of choice currently is Hop house 13 lager...

    My beer of choice currently is Hop house 13 lager by Guinness
  38. Nice data/graphs, sadly 14 years out of date. And...

    Nice data/graphs, sadly 14 years out of date. And doesn't reflect that owner/occupiers are much lower % in the expensive areas, like London and SE, precisely where the BTL/investment buys are...
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    Poll: More or less this. current record is about 50/50....

    More or less this. current record is about 50/50.

    Personally as long as there is an option to use my laptop I do it. Has nothing to do with IR35 paranoia etc. just my kit is better.
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    For my wordpress website I'm using Azure, it's an...

    For my wordpress website I'm using Azure, it's an overkill for most lightly used websites and probably not worth the extra cost, but it's "free" for me using the Action pack credits.
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    Poll: panem et circenses (bread and circuses)

    panem et circenses (bread and circuses)
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    Well, that's what you get from the snowflakes...

    Well, that's what you get from the snowflakes that freak out about 0.1% horse DNA in their burgers, yet happy to munch whatever mystery meat is in the kebab at 3am Saturday morning.
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    At least they identified the owner of the number,...

    At least they identified the owner of the number, which is more than they do in a lot of cases. All counties have lists of types of crime that are straight out ignored because they don't have...
  44. FTFY To a large extend life seems more...

    FTFY

    To a large extend life seems more expensive nowadays, because there is a lot more considered "essential" that didn't even exist 50 years ago.

    In any case none of it has anything to do...
  45. Just order the Lobster next time...

    Just order the Lobster next time...
  46. Thread: Paying the damage

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    What NLUK said. If they don't have any...

    What NLUK said.

    If they don't have any "paperwork" stating the condition of the laptop when you received it, they have no legal ground to ask you to pay for it. So if you don't care about lasting...
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    Ask the original Agency, how much "blood" money...

    Ask the original Agency, how much "blood" money they want to wave the restriction, then converse with end client whether they are prepared to pay the cost or split it with you.
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    Unless you are desperate or the role is...

    Unless you are desperate or the role is spectacular I wouldn't bother at that rate, after expenses and taxes you are bound to end up much worse than £400-£450pd for a UK based outside IR35 contract....
  49. Thread: Raab gone

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    There will be no Brexit negotiations. the EU were...

    There will be no Brexit negotiations. the EU were clear that there will be no re-negotiations before October 31 and each of the 5 hopelessfulls is guaranteeing Brexit on October 31. How exactly are...
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    nah interest rate + portrait Debit card > Monzo

    nah interest rate + portrait Debit card > Monzo
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