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  1. Out of about 100 contractors I knew at last...

    Out of about 100 contractors I knew at last client, me and one other left at Xmas, about 10% believe the client will class them outside, maybe 10-20% intend to leave, 10% hoping it won’t happen and...
  2. For me this was a big factor, even if you have...

    For me this was a big factor, even if you have legal and liability cover you still get dragged through a potentially lengthy, stressful and time consuming investigation where the outcome is not...
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    Defecting after 16 years contracting, was going...

    Defecting after 16 years contracting, was going to take time off but spotted an ideal role in a financial organisation (new for me, handy on CV) that pays about the same as my previous rate inside...
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    Agree with the above, you'll just be auditing...

    Agree with the above, you'll just be auditing code against a spec. It's down to the license holder to verify the safety of the system they use it on. Your audit is just a small part of that overall...
  5. Well some govt orgs give opportunities to get...

    Well some govt orgs give opportunities to get involved in stuff that private sector cannot, there's more motivations than just money ;)
  6. You may also get stuck with current agency...

    You may also get stuck with current agency contracts and clauses about not working at same client again for a certain period.
  7. Day rates for my role were 450-650, perm roles...

    Day rates for my role were 450-650, perm roles tend to be 60-110k, typically below 80. Or 38 in govt which seems to be top of non management band.

    Depends on other things though, I've a young...
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    I believe it to be safe, have used Linux for...

    I believe it to be safe, have used Linux for banking/business for years. Another Mint user here.

    I tend to go with safe use of the system rather than on-access AV products, anything dodgy happens...
  9. Wonder if they are likely to try and claw this...

    Wonder if they are likely to try and claw this back from the contractors themselves, or if HMRC will double dip by going after them all individually.
  10. Thread: ok whos at O2?

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    No but it came back a bit later by itself. I only...

    No but it came back a bit later by itself. I only noticed about 2pm and was working at 4.

    Apparently they can roam for 999 calls, so that shouldn't be a problem.

    Sounds like it was an expired...
  11. Thread: ok whos at O2?

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    It's not just data, I've got no service at all....

    It's not just data, I've got no service at all. They could well be in trouble here as they've lost their users ability to call 999 - that across 32mil endpoints is quite a big effect and could have...
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    Seen a few PS gigs around here, rates seem to...

    Seen a few PS gigs around here, rates seem to have gone up by £1-200/day. A lot of them are also advertising "outside IR35", but those ones also seem to be higher rate which is promising. From...
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    I did a day foundation course, since adding it to...

    I did a day foundation course, since adding it to linkedin I've had a few approaches. There is demand as companies are trying to gear up for it, while it's true that the ICO may not know what it...
  14. The cleaners are usually happy to sign it if you...

    The cleaners are usually happy to sign it if you bung them £50 or service of equivalent value.
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    I use Spideroak, decent price (think $150/yr for...

    I use Spideroak, decent price (think $150/yr for 1TB) and encrypts with keys held on the client. Does mean if you lose your password that you're hosed however!

    Why are you limiting it to UK only?...
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    Except it's not a win for them unless your...

    Except it's not a win for them unless your contract is to stack shelves or do something else completely menial. There have been plenty of studies showing that productivity does not increase with time...
  17. Wonder how many organisations will actually do...

    Wonder how many organisations will actually do anything at all.

    The ICO don't exactly issue lots of fines and they're not all that large anyway, may well be cheaper to just pay the fine than...
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    I got one of the little Dyson DC35s thinking it'd...

    I got one of the little Dyson DC35s thinking it'd be handy for keeping the dust down, does such a good job that our old miele never comes out of the closet any more.
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    If the "other network" is 3rd party then best to...

    If the "other network" is 3rd party then best to create a completely separate IP range (e.g. 172.16.x.x if the LAN uses 10.y.y.y) living on the firewall used for all traffic to 3rd parties and use...
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    If 'twere me, I would allocate a subnet for "NAT"...

    If 'twere me, I would allocate a subnet for "NAT" purposes on the ASA and ask the other network to allow that entire subnet. Gives a bit more flexibility in future.

    If that's not an option then I...
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    You can route it through but it'll still have the...

    You can route it through but it'll still have the same source IP, will need to do address translation too and I've no idea if AIX can do that, apparently IPFilter does.

    You should be able to set...
  22. Yep generic pointless brush off response #476,...

    Yep generic pointless brush off response #476, same as all those bloody petitions, knew I shouldn't have bothered.
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    Yea good point, would probably make a lot more...

    Yea good point, would probably make a lot more sense these days
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    Aye that's what I thought, so unless you sell it...

    Aye that's what I thought, so unless you sell it to a VAT registered business then you effectively have to take a 20% hit on the sale price...
  25. Isn't #2 (PSCs) a specific question on the tax...

    Isn't #2 (PSCs) a specific question on the tax return for the last few years? Should be a single database query to give you that number....
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    Would you need to pay the VAT yourself out of the...

    Would you need to pay the VAT yourself out of the sale price if it goes to an individual who isn't VAT registered?
  27. Well there's no guaranteeing that they'll take it...

    Well there's no guaranteeing that they'll take it anywhere or that anyone will listen if they do, but it's far more likely to have an impact than any online petition.

    For legalisation I can't see...
  28. Those petitions are a great idea, make people...

    Those petitions are a great idea, make people think they're taking part in democracy with something that only takes some junior in Whitehall around thirty seconds to reply to with generic dismissive...
  29. Thread: Linux vs OSX

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    I've swapped back recently, although always used...

    I've swapped back recently, although always used Linux as desktop so still familiar with it. It's nowhere near as slick but far more configurable and controllable. I'd probably have moved to Linux on...
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    They won't give a toss about graffiti unless it...

    They won't give a toss about graffiti unless it was writing "romanes eunt domus" 40,000 times across Thames House.
  31. Yea that means you can swim what, 200m?

    Yea that means you can swim what, 200m?
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    Or maybe the crown princess latifa 3rd is using...

    Or maybe the crown princess latifa 3rd is using your PC to spam the rest of us, how would you know if you don't ever check it.
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    I tried AVG but the free one doesn't have web...

    I tried AVG but the free one doesn't have web protection, ended up with Avast. Got it on mac & phone now too. Worth having as it busted Vuze trying to install some spyware bar on the mac.
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    Likeable bunch this series eh!

    Likeable bunch this series eh!
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    There are a few SOHO DSL routers with VLAN...

    There are a few SOHO DSL routers with VLAN support which would let you segregate wired ports. Something like a Draytek Vigor, Cisco small business router (e.g. 107), Billion make a few, so do Netgear.
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    I have an Asus Dark Night (RT-N66) which can do a...

    I have an Asus Dark Night (RT-N66) which can do a guest wifi network on a separate SSID. All hosts on the guest network are isolated from local systems but can still access the internet. So you could...
  37. Indeed, a few places I've worked are chucking it...

    Indeed, a few places I've worked are chucking it out in favour of Linux, probably better off self studying the LPI if you want a qualification in that area.

    Can get a surprising amount of study...
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    Interesting that they say the BETS should be...

    Interesting that they say the BETS should be abolished.

    Was it this working group that gave the original advice on BETS which was ignored by HMRC? (heard it mentioned a few times on here)
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    I've had templates reviewed, might as well find...

    I've had templates reviewed, might as well find out if there are any issues when you have enough time to solve them.

    Wouldn't care about an extra £40, will earn that back in the first five...
  40. Thread: Dusseldorf

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    Worked there about ten years ago and quite liked...

    Worked there about ten years ago and quite liked it. Never had issues walking around middle of the night, nice bars, great mixture of cultures so there is some awesome food to be had, even the kebabs...
  41. As far as I can tell you have to export playlists...

    As far as I can tell you have to export playlists from itunes in XML format and import them into the Sonos app to make them work so regardless of where the MP3s are kept there would be no avoiding...
  42. You could enable SMB sharing and share the mp3...

    You could enable SMB sharing and share the mp3 folder off your macbook. It can be added in Sonos as a source and will appear in the Sonos library on all the apps.

    That'd mean you have the file...
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    I use Ubuntu LTS on mine, new version has all the...

    I use Ubuntu LTS on mine, new version has all the openstack stuff included.

    Can probably put Xorg on if you wanted but I wouldn't bother, SSH for everything. Openstack has a web interface for...
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    I'd extend with those conditions. Probably...

    I'd extend with those conditions. Probably wouldn't bother with rate increase negotiation unless things have changed somehow since the original negotiations.
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    I wouldn't blame the Scots wanting to go...

    I wouldn't blame the Scots wanting to go independent, I don't think Westminster represents my interests either and the rise of UKIP is hardly going to persuade them that sticking around is a good...
  46. For me it's the move to outsourcing rather than...

    For me it's the move to outsourcing rather than entire systems being delivered in-house.

    May just be the clients I've had but the main impact is that people doing the work are more focused on...
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    They were shocking as myhdnl and even worse now....

    They were shocking as myhdnl and even worse now. I had one parcel show on the website tracking as "undelivered no answer"....at 11am mid week, to a site with 2000 people there, with dedicated...
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    I'd agree with Kirk, it will most likely already...

    I'd agree with Kirk, it will most likely already have a virtualhost directive pointing at www.mydomain.com. The problem is your browser is connecting to the server and asking for the page at...
  49. Thread: Consumer ethics

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    Home insurance might cover you for that kind of...

    Home insurance might cover you for that kind of accidental damage
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    You shouldn't need documentation, the code should...

    You shouldn't need documentation, the code should be self documenting.

    :wink
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