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  1. Shaun is a moron, don’t worry pal. At my last gig...

    Shaun is a moron, don’t worry pal. At my last gig a few contractors were taking the urine out of him for his easily-lead brexit ‘analyses’; seems much of the population down that way seem to think...
  2. Sorry, what?! It’s 2019 and you’re spouting...

    Sorry, what?! It’s 2019 and you’re spouting racist tripe.

    Mods, perhaps a temporary ban for this nonsense?

    You assume someone’s a foreigner on a work visa because of their writing. That’s...
  3. I'm not so sure. I suspect your view of the world...

    I'm not so sure. I suspect your view of the world may differ very much to here. I'm in the same boat and think being a politician is an extremely difficult job, one which she carries off rather well....
  4. Evidence that environment and nurture override...

    Evidence that environment and nurture override nature.
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    I found it easy to bring up the kids using Mint...

    I found it easy to bring up the kids using Mint Linux, using WINE to emulate if really required, so far only adobe needs emulation for ebook DRM stuff.

    It's honestly a breeze and just seems to...
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    I cannot help entirely but I had filevault...

    I cannot help entirely but I had filevault enabled on Mavericks on a 2012 Macbook, changed the password and promptly forgot it. Wifi was disabled from the previous session, so I had to figure out how...
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    Sooo let's get this straight: If I want to vote...

    Sooo let's get this straight:
    If I want to vote I have to trawl their forums, posts, articles, hope I don't miss anything and make a decision based on aggregate info I find myself rather than a few...
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    Jeez-Louise. This is a contracotr forum;...

    Jeez-Louise.

    This is a contracotr forum; supposedly with many PMs. Can someone PLEASE summarise (properly) a few bulletpoints being made by each side of this? Try to be impartial when writing it,...
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    Including my other post above, have you...

    Including my other post above, have you considered therapy/counseling? Perhaps you have difficulty processing and talking about issues of the past. If you have a counselor/therapist you don't get on...
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    Sad thread indeed. Scooter: It's not 2000,...

    Sad thread indeed.

    Scooter: It's not 2000, people don't pay to meet people now. Tinder, or better still, Bumble. Bumble is mostly professionals and most aren't just after a quick tumble in the...
  11. Regarding NI situation: We're the "United...

    Regarding NI situation:

    We're the "United Kingdom and Northern Ireland". The history of NI really makes the UK look like the major aggressor, as was much of the case with The Empire - so much so...
  12. Regarding the current EU negotiations: I think...

    Regarding the current EU negotiations:
    I think what Shaun&Co don't understand from the Remainer position it is not simply the case that we don't want plenty of amazing trade agreements abroad. It's...
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    Your facile impotency knows no bounds. I am...

    Your facile impotency knows no bounds.

    I am fully aware she lied. I don't think she did it with corrupt intent. Most people don't work in IT and don't have any formation of idea how the hell...
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    You two are 2bob short of a full set. It's not...

    You two are 2bob short of a full set.

    It's not mainstream vs new age media. It's an attempt at balance - yes, each publication has their own take - versus contemptible false stories and false...
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    Why did you move permanently to Germany to then...

    Why did you move permanently to Germany to then post repeated nonsense on a UK forum?

    Seems a bit weird, as someone who has also worked abroad in two countries for a decade each time. The secret...
  16. UK Citizenship Rights for British Nationals

    People's Challenge to the Government on Art. 50: A Parliamentary Prerogative


    This proposal from a tireless team highlights the need to ensure existing citizenship rights for British nationals in...
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    A ridiculous statement. Privacy and freedom...

    A ridiculous statement.
    Privacy and freedom comes at a cost. Google and Facebook APIs invade most webpages now and I suspect it'll be disallowed in future. It's clear privacy invasion - we now know...
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    Results are amalgamated from yahoo, bing and...

    Results are amalgamated from yahoo, bing and google.


    I prefer StartPage search, which is also high on privacy:

    StartPage Web Search
  19. Given we know the debt-fuelled pre-2008 situation...

    Given we know the debt-fuelled pre-2008 situation was regrettable, including for housing, I think most would look at 2002-2008 and think "that's mad".

    The main beneficiary of this was the banking...
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    The main reason not to use HL: Their fees are...

    The main reason not to use HL:
    Their fees are eye-watering over the long term. There are far cheaper providers with whom you can open a SIPP and pour in cash in just the same.

    Management fees are...
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    Subscribe to read | Financial Times...

    Subscribe to read | Financial Times

    "The Rise and Fall of Ethereum"
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    I cringe when I read posts like this. The...

    I cringe when I read posts like this.

    The current Labour policies are borrowed from the Scandinavian countries. They work well there, generally.

    The only reason you've even imagined the V-word...
  23. What do you want to do with the laptop? Are you a...

    What do you want to do with the laptop? Are you a programmer or a project manager?

    Consider something second hand. A Thinkpad x250 or models above can be had for a couple of hundred quid. You can...
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    The secret is to diversify by accepting a lower...

    The secret is to diversify by accepting a lower gig in a niche area and then work your way up whilst trying to find a gif that encompasses more skills.

    If there's one thing we all hate in gigs...
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    Why? The flagship policies promoted appear to...

    Why? The flagship policies promoted appear to match Sweden and Denmark. I imagine if you were to create such a comparison it would simply back up Labour as getting worth votes.

    Still, stick to...
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    Plenty of folk on this forum bleat about high UK...

    Plenty of folk on this forum bleat about high UK tax. Overall it's still amongst the lowest of the high tech developed countries within Europe.

    I tend to find people promulgate this statement,...
  27. I think it's fair to suggest many lesser paid...

    I think it's fair to suggest many lesser paid jobs (low level beginner nursing jobs, for example) seen agencies effectively force the use of these schemes.

    Scheme providers who, profiteered by not...
  28. Financial Times - Retrospective Tax Article

    Posted today. If you don't subscribe, paste into google to view for free:

    HMRC tax crackdown victimises easy targets | Financial Times

    Comments from a broad spectrum too.
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    I would say that isn't a great rate. You need to...

    I would say that isn't a great rate. You need to diversify your skillset and try new things. Find the best rates for technologies in software within your area and learn those. I've did this to raise...
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    Seems to apply to the entire economy; permanent...

    Seems to apply to the entire economy; permanent wages are also relatively suppressed. I'd be boasting about £600/day in 2002. In 2018, £600/day shouldn't be considered a good rate, but is, for some...
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    There remain a few lucrative contracts in London...

    There remain a few lucrative contracts in London but they are few and far between.

    Edinburgh seems to offer a better lifestyle than London and rates are on par there.

    With ERelief soon to...
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    Day Rates Down

    There seems to be a worrying trend that day rates for architects and senior experts in our various IT fields are remaining static and down, in real terms, particularly when trends for the past seven...
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    You'd be in Scotland. The central belt has been...

    You'd be in Scotland. The central belt has been booming for a few years. Small property is going for a song in Edinburgh and Glasgow. I suggest you contract RightMove adverts with the sold prices in...
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    On what basis? Turkey - contagion?

    On what basis?

    Turkey - contagion?
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    I can personally help here. Adam was my...

    I can personally help here. Adam was my accountant when he was at NixonWilliams. He was very competent and a nice gentleman too, which always helps.

    He moved to Gorilla, which to me was a good...
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    For the non-subscribers: Paste the above link...

    For the non-subscribers:

    Paste the above link into google and view it via google news for free.
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    My main issue with half marathons using the fenix...

    My main issue with half marathons using the fenix 5S and 5 was they kept losing bluetooth connection, which also happened on my road bike, then overestimated the run by 2 miles. At the premium price...
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    That watch is heavy if you are average UK height....

    That watch is heavy if you are average UK height. The GPS tracks are, at times, questionable when compared to the forerunner series, due to the metal antenna. If you prefer it for swimming,...
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    Neither. Get a Garmin. You can see clearly...

    Neither. Get a Garmin.

    You can see clearly from the Garmin forums that the Fenix range is a mess, with a hardware revision of the 5/5S/5X forthcoming which uses a different metal composite, as...
  40. You are a selfish individual whom our country...

    You are a selfish individual whom our country does not particularly need.

    The best judgement is the way a person empathises and treats other people. You're bottom of the pile. Congrats.
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    Are you severely mentally ill? Your posts suggest...

    Are you severely mentally ill? Your posts suggest that you are either a moron or deranged.

    Firstly, Assad had no reason to attack civilians with chemical weapons. What has been suggested is that...
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    Doesn't your intelligence kick in to full gear...

    Doesn't your intelligence kick in to full gear when you see a URL that uses such formatting?

    I'm just making these ones up as examples:
    realmoney.io
    citymoneynewsfeed.bitly
    realfinancenews.co
    ...
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    I genuinely laugh out loud when I see graphs with...

    I genuinely laugh out loud when I see graphs with entirely random lines drawn on them by posters on this forum. The cryptocurrency thread is full of hilariously drawn lines. People see patterns where...
  44. Who is this you are referring to? What is her...

    Who is this you are referring to? What is her forename?

    Lee Wilson was decent two years ago. I do not know about now. I left a few months ago as my key accountant lost contact and things were...
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    I go with jettison7's idea. Don't use Adblock...

    I go with jettison7's idea.

    Don't use Adblock plus because they partner with certain paying companies to allow some adverts to be shown to you. If you install ublock for Firefox you can easily add...
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    Utter nonsense. You, OwlTooty and...

    Utter nonsense.
    You, OwlTooty and Xogothicarchitecture are ripe pickings for the various FakeNews outlets, as you try to construct an obscure picture of the world based on gossip and your own...
  47. It occurs less. It's reported less. Basically, it...

    It occurs less. It's reported less. Basically, it is as you surmised, and rightly so. It is far less prevalent.
  48. It does sounds like victim-blaming to me. "What...

    It does sounds like victim-blaming to me. "What was she wearing at the time? Well, what did she expect to happen?"

    Replace 'audition' with 'meeting' and 'someone' with 'CEO'.

    There are...
  49. Workplace - Sexual Harrassment (Article)

    Given the widespread chauvinistic attitude many of us witness or experience in the workplace, I felt a business thread was long overdue.

    Today in the Financial Times is an expose of events that...
  50. Surely one can be of the opinion that PFI wasn't...

    Surely one can be of the opinion that PFI wasn't a great 'initiative' AND the Conservatives are happily driving specific aspects of the country into the gutter?

    What country would purposefully...
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