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    If you contribute to OS projects, you probably...

    If you contribute to OS projects, you probably don't "own" the IP, the projects are by their nature open and almost certainly have a permissive license already attached. You've already waived your...
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    Do you have any existing IP or patents etc? And...

    Do you have any existing IP or patents etc? And do you work on any projects out-of-hours?

    Personally I'd never sign anything with those requirements, but then I *do* have IP. If you don't then...
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    Indeed CV sifting is one part of their job. ...

    Indeed CV sifting is one part of their job. That's why they like LinkedIn ... everyone's kindly laying out their skills in a consistent manner and making their data available for consumption ( for a...
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    So basically a dating-agency model. I think...

    So basically a dating-agency model.

    I think there are a number of problems with it. Putting aside the ones that we answered when you posed a similar question back in July ( How do we break...
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    I wrote a "skill". The whole idea behind it...

    I wrote a "skill".

    The whole idea behind it was that it contained a load of P*ss take lines about a friend of mine.

    I had a group of mates round for drinks and had primed a tech-unsavy one of...
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    Probably not. People sleep with all sorts of...

    Probably not.

    People sleep with all sorts of odd things under and around their beds. For example crystals and dream-catchers.

    Maybe sleeping with a turd under your bed is a cure for...
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    That always ends well. Still you might be...

    That always ends well.

    Still you might be getting a call in 2 - 3 months when everything has gone horribly wrong.
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    Almost certainly made up. Surely if you were...

    Almost certainly made up.

    Surely if you were prepared to leave your faeces under a mattress you'd leave your deposit on the last day?!

    Also if they don't ask him for more money then he has to...
  9. No, her German is good enough and anyway, a lot...

    No, her German is good enough and anyway, a lot of the European Uni's offer degrees taught in English.

    Why not study on the continent? Mostly personal reasons, she did consider the University of...
  10. My daughter had an unconditional offer this year...

    My daughter had an unconditional offer this year ( Birmingham to study Law ).

    The thing you might not know is that these "unconditional" offers are actually, conditionally-unconditional offers.
    ...
  11. Sure, you can have a savings account but the OP...

    Sure, you can have a savings account but the OP said Invest in. which I took to mean something other than a bog-standard business savings account.

    But the rates are so low it's going to make very...
  12. This doesn't smell like an attempt to dodge tax...

    This doesn't smell like an attempt to dodge tax at all!



    No, there isn't.
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    And Stephen Barclay signed the previously passed...

    And Stephen Barclay signed the previously passed law to repeal the 1972 European Communities act.

    Certainly looks like they are moving to "No Deal".

    The extension allowed for the UK to exit...
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    My daughter just got her's. She's not jumping in...

    My daughter just got her's. She's not jumping in the air. Not because she didn't get what she wanted but because that's not how she rolls.


    Funny thing is a lot of the tension of results day is...
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    Totally agree with you .... what I was drawing...

    Totally agree with you .... what I was drawing attention to was the fact that you would struggle to find a decent place to put £1M and get 2.5% in a savings account.

    The current rates are between...
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    You'd be surprised ...

    You'd be surprised ...
  17. Matteo Salvini ( Racist, fascist ), Viktor Orbán...

    Matteo Salvini ( Racist, fascist ), Viktor Orbán ( intollerant, autocrate ), Jeremy Corbyn ( idiot )

    ... what's the point of this list? Are there any World Leaders or senior politicians that you...
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    How are they playing smarter? What have the...

    How are they playing smarter? What have the acheived by impounding a Swedish ship?

    There's zero pressure on the UK government to release the Iranian ship.
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    Thing is though, they should have retaliated by...

    Thing is though, they should have retaliated by hijacking a UK ship. Not just a British flagged ship.

    Stenna Bulk is a Swedish company, the crew is a mix of nationalities including Russians,...
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    Not true. I had a redundancy package in that...

    Not true. I had a redundancy package in that price range and I know a good number of people who have got that level.
  21. My point wasn't about re-inventing LinkedIn, but...

    My point wasn't about re-inventing LinkedIn, but that LinkedIn exists and that MS could use it to revolutionise recruitment. And could essentially mandate it's usage by tying it tightly into AD/Azure...
  22. After I posted I had a look around Office 365. I...

    After I posted I had a look around Office 365. I was quickly able to link my LinkedIn profile to my Office 365/Azure AD account.

    Now when I search for people in Outlook it also returns my...
  23. What you need to do is create some sort of online...

    What you need to do is create some sort of online "Professional Network" of around 750 million employers, contractors and permanent staff.

    Create an online space for everyone to upload their CV's...
  24. I think you are looking at this "problem" from...

    I think you are looking at this "problem" from the wrong end.

    The question you need to ask yourself is : Do the end-clients, who ultimately engage the contract staff, feel the system is broken?
    ...
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    Did you know that Mr Dyson is also the UK's...

    Did you know that Mr Dyson is also the UK's single largest farmer?

    He's been busy buying up farms for the last few years.
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    So do I. He's been working for me for 5 years. ...

    So do I. He's been working for me for 5 years. Getting expensive? Not really compared to the UK and having had 5 years of building a strong working relationship I would be loth to replace him with...
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    Personally, I'd be looking to Eastern Europe. ...

    Personally, I'd be looking to Eastern Europe.

    The average developer quality is better, the timezone more favourable and the work-ethic and initiative good.

    $9 per day? Mmmmmm, you wont be...
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    Don't fret. If the Scots do eventually have...

    Don't fret.

    If the Scots do eventually have another referendum and do vote for separation then Westminster will simply "respect" the result.

    It's the way referendum's work don't you know?
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    That's not true. I found my daughter's...

    That's not true.

    I found my daughter's iPhone SE half-submerged in a bucket of water used to clean the kitchen floor.

    Still works perfectly ... well, once I replaced the screen.
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    Ask your friend to close his eyes, concentrate...

    Ask your friend to close his eyes, concentrate really hard and imagine how he'd feel if he:


    lost 25% of it in a year
    lost 50% over 2 - 3 years


    When he has a good understanding of his...
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    It needs updating. He's missed all the sales,...

    It needs updating. He's missed all the sales, marketing and HR roles off.
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    Have you ever worked on a tender? Either from...

    Have you ever worked on a tender? Either from the buyer-side or supplier-side? If not apply for a few of them and receive and review the documentation. You don't have to submit a tender.

    The...
  33. I could imagine that all too well. My car is...

    I could imagine that all too well. My car is rubbish-tip on wheels.

    But I'm sure you could imagine putting off purchasing a car for the first time until you were old enough to be bovvered about...
  34. No, I think that given they have a limited but...

    No, I think that given they have a limited but consistent supply of customers, they concentrate on personal service and running their businesses efficiently.

    However, funerals are unreasonably...
  35. Back on the topic of Uber: What is a car? ...

    Back on the topic of Uber:

    What is a car? It's an expensive metal box that costs you a tonne of cash to buy ( or hire on a lease ), you have to fill it with fuel, tax it, insure it and maintain...
  36. I'm not entirely sure why you think I was...

    I'm not entirely sure why you think I was referring to UK businesses when I was posting about Uber specifically and Silcon Valley start-ups more generally.

    Getting big fast is absoultely the...
  37. Growing companies don't make a profit, they spend...

    Growing companies don't make a profit, they spend all their income on growth, breaking into new markets and disrupting any incumbents. Raking up tax-credits in the process.

    Uber has raised $25B...
  38. American tech companies don't like to make a...

    American tech companies don't like to make a profit until they really need to. It's just not tax efficient.

    Amazon took 14 years to become profitable. By the time they did, they had eaten most...
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    Person?

    Person?
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    Think about what the poor moderators on here have...

    Think about what the poor moderators on here have to suffer!
  41. Yes. Exactly like that! It's a big product...

    Yes. Exactly like that!

    It's a big product area and I certainly don't claim to know all of it ...

    Have you used Azure Stack? If so, how close to the Cloud Azure is it? i.e does it offer...
  42. I've been selling an Azure based solution for the...

    I've been selling an Azure based solution for the past 4 years and I'm impressed with the breadth, size and types of organisations using it.

    I've got customers with 100 employees all on Office365...
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    A Customs Union and Free-Trade-Agreement are in...

    A Customs Union and Free-Trade-Agreement are in the pub, giving it large, flirting with the bilateral agreements.

    In flounces a battered Deal. The CU and FTA dive under the table. The Deal buys...
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    Funny old world. Was reading this thread at...

    Funny old world.

    Was reading this thread at 21:27 whilst listening to BBC news.

    A talking-head BBC "City" reporter was on, I wasn't paying much attention to him but caught him saying this:

    ...
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    What you need is some sort of "virtual" currency...

    What you need is some sort of "virtual" currency to allow you to change your "Fiat" into tokens back again in a different location.
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    A simpler and cheaper solution, the one I use, is...

    A simpler and cheaper solution, the one I use, is to buy a garden hose attach it to an outside tap and wash the hounds with that.
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    And let his mum live in rent free to demonstrate...

    And let his mum live in rent free to demonstrate to potential customers that you can live in a house?

    I like your thinking.

    .... have we finished taking the P*ss yet?
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    Can't he just go the whole hog and claim the...

    Can't he just go the whole hog and claim the mortgage as a business expense?
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    Not really. The client and freelancer agreed on...

    Not really. The client and freelancer agreed on a 4-day a month retainer which has been in place for some time.

    From reading the OP it appears that the client wants to end the formal relationship...
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    Putting aside the fact that it looks like a...

    Putting aside the fact that it looks like a blatant tax scam. It's not an original idea and common to popular belief HMRC aren't stupid. They are in fact quite brutal as many contractors and small...
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