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    Odd. I thought you could still pursue debt which...

    Odd. I thought you could still pursue debt which is statute barred under the Limitation Act - just that a court wouldn't allow you to enforce it.

    And if you are paid - you definitely don't have...
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    At ClientCo, they use SSL interception, but some...

    At ClientCo, they use SSL interception, but some sites (internet banking, NHS etc.) are on a whitelist for no interception.
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    Are they using SSL Interception, where the proxy...

    Are they using SSL Interception, where the proxy spoofs the client cert so they can inspect the traffic and see if you are up to naughty things.

    To achieve this, they install new root certs on...
  4. A lot of people will share the Labour party...

    A lot of people will share the Labour party values. They are worded/loaded in such a way that anyone who says they don't agree with them is viewed as despicable scum.

    It's whether people believe...
  5. Or rather the reverse - to "prove" that it is...

    Or rather the reverse - to "prove" that it is actually a loan, rather than a loan "scheme". By allowing write-offs, they may further HMRC's case that the loans are not genuine in the first place.
    ...
  6. WHS Contractor furloughs are the closest you...

    WHS

    Contractor furloughs are the closest you can get to a silver bullet against IR35 - a case was won several years back and this was a factor.
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    WHS

    WHS
  8. 737's (and most Boeing's) have a traditional...

    737's (and most Boeing's) have a traditional central yoke

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MqHQov0yl1I/maxresdefault.jpg

    A321s (and most Airbus's) have a joystick
    ...
  9. Or Ocean's Eleven - one EMP took out all of Vegas...

    Or Ocean's Eleven - one EMP took out all of Vegas if I recall.

    And in one of the sequels, they used one of the Channel Tunnel boring machines to dig under Vegas
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k

    "Grinding the Crack"

    Look at the shadows at 1:26

    And the same point from a static camera at 1:40
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    Looking directly at the sun* now without...

    Looking directly at the sun* now without protection just fine...

    (Un)fortunately, the good-old British climate has afforded me some excellent natural protection - in the form of big arse clouds.
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    Not feeling much sympathy. They had the means to...

    Not feeling much sympathy. They had the means to prevent it. If they felt so strongly about the club - they could have easily clubbed together and outbid the Chinese.
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    Is that the TAA defence? Presumably that only...

    Is that the TAA defence? Presumably that only applies to those that switched their CN appeal to TAA before the Huitson verdict came in.
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    FFS - so their case was that bad - I could have...

    FFS - so their case was that bad - I could have been the defence counsel - and he would have been acquitted.
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    Cause and effect though. They almost certainly...

    Cause and effect though. They almost certainly threw it out when they got the papers from the defence - and saw what they were up against.
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    Err - I just read that - and it seems to validate...

    Err - I just read that - and it seems to validate the underlying accusation....

    I don't think many on the right claim that he pledged to abolish student debt.

    But he was misleading - I believe...
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    Technically it's heat, rather than pressure -...

    Technically it's heat, rather than pressure - although one does cause the other - increased pressure generates heat.

    But enough heat will ignite diesel at atmospheric pressures.

    Throw a lit...
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    Elite Okay, technically you never complete it,...

    Elite

    Okay, technically you never complete it, but I did make it to Elite ranking

    And 30 years later, did it again with Elite: Dangerous. :)
  19. He's right. When the EU does a trade deal...

    He's right.

    When the EU does a trade deal with Canada - or any other country, the ECJ doesn't referee disputes.

    If the EU want their citizens rights governed by the ECJ while in Britain - will...
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    Yeah, I see the point...

    Yeah, I see the point...
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    Is that really a bigger concern. I realise it may...

    Is that really a bigger concern. I realise it may be concerning to many people, but in a practical sense, should people be that worried.

    Won't the Limitation Act mean that the debt is...
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    Thanks - so now the dust is settling, it's...

    Thanks - so now the dust is settling, it's looking like the landscape (for contractors) is much the same as it was before the judgement. Not much better, not much worse.
  23. That only "helps" when you get to the front of...

    That only "helps" when you get to the front of the queue - and even then, I suspect it helps less than it used to.

    But if the flight that lands before you is from a non-VWP country, or worse, what...
  24. If it's similar to what happens at some airports...

    If it's similar to what happens at some airports in Ireland, it's not a bad thing. You effectively clear US immigration and customs before you get on the flight. When you land in the US, you arrive...
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    TLDR. Sorry, I am sure what you say is...

    TLDR.

    Sorry, I am sure what you say is technically sound, but I couldn't get my head around it with specific references to judgements and tax law - the overall point you were trying to make was...
  26. Thread: PM FAO AtW

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    I still thought it was dodgy - largely because...

    I still thought it was dodgy - largely because they were telling me it was above board etc.

    Usually when someone has the need to tell you that something is above board - it probably isn't.

    If...
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    They can probably issue FNs to other solvent...

    They can probably issue FNs to other solvent companies (probably other footie clubs), which will probably recoup their costs for the litigation.

    Will it be the golden egg they were hoping for -...
  28. Perfectly valid strategy from his end. Do...

    Perfectly valid strategy from his end. Do everything he can to bring down TM, even by encouraging Tories to stick the knife into Theresa. If her attempt to form a government fails, he will then get...
  29. If it isn't hard brexit, you can only have...

    If it isn't hard brexit, you can only have whatever option the EU27 agree to. Even if 80%+ agreed that they want a particular flavour of Brexit - that doesn't cut any ice with the EU27. They have to...
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    I don't believe this story either. There is no...

    I don't believe this story either.

    There is no way that a junior dev on their first day can nuke a production database.

    And if they could, the dev wouldn't be fired - someone more senior would...
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    Don't worry - your figures are still more robust...

    Don't worry - your figures are still more robust than most of Labour's numbers
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    While the OP was naive - I'd still consider...

    While the OP was naive - I'd still consider filling a complaint with the ICO - seems like there was a breach of personal data, which has resulted in financial loss. I don't subscribe to the notion...
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    Turns out that some well known...

    Turns out that some well known router/switch/firewall devices suffer from an issue that if they start up with insufficient voltage, then the DIMM cards in them get permanently fried.

    Is that a...
  34. They're trying to cut the total cost of the...

    They're trying to cut the total cost of the contract.

    Imagine if there wasn't a "retrospective" element to it, but they issued a "take it or leave it" rate cut from today onwards - but a much more...
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    Lots of houses which are "in need of...

    Lots of houses which are "in need of modernisation" are perfectly habitable - just that prospective tenants would be expecting a lower level of rent.

    However, it must meet certain minimum...
  36. Are they offering to engage with you as a sole...

    Are they offering to engage with you as a sole trader - probably not.

    Sounds like they want to have their cake and eat it. They force you to use a Ltd to shield them from disguised employment...
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    Could have been a lot worse for the company. ...

    Could have been a lot worse for the company.

    While they could still get into some trouble, if the response had ticked any of the discrimination boxes (gender, age, sexuality etc.) - they'd be...
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    Assuming 45%, then in order to be revenue neutral...

    Assuming 45%, then in order to be revenue neutral (anything else would be political suicide), it would have to kick in lower than 100K

    Those at £150K would only pay marginally more tax if the 45%...
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    WSS What many don't realise - is that in order...

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    What many don't realise - is that in order to earn > £75K - usually means making sacrifices - long hours - long commutes - stressful jobs.

    Push up the tax rate too high - and some will opt...
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    I'm not running for government though. If I was...

    I'm not running for government though. If I was doing radio interviews on this stuff, I would have every fact researched and nailed down.

    Besides, it seems to back up what I said....



    That's...
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    The thing is - even if Dianne Abbott quotes the...

    The thing is - even if Dianne Abbott quotes the "right" figures - no-one is calling out that these are complete tulip as well.

    300m per year for 10,000 police officers !!!

    They have take the...
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    John McDonnel is probably the most competent of...

    John McDonnel is probably the most competent of the opposition front bench - although the bar is pretty low.

    This is about as smart as he could get on tax.

    The numbers won't add up of course....
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    WHS Not least of which - the UK nukes can be...

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    Not least of which - the UK nukes can be launched without any communication being issued to the sub.

    Vanguard class subs have handwritten letters from the PM locked in their safe - known as...
  44. When I saw the rag and the author (left and...

    When I saw the rag and the author (left and lefter), my expectations were low - but I thought it was an excellent article.

    Varoufakis's biggest problem was that they said - "we want to stay in the...
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    Grrrr potholes (part 2)

    Some newly created potholes on this strip of tarmac

    Runway in bits as plane takes off near Wolverhampton - BBC News

    Guessing he landed on a different runway :laugh
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    You sure - I thought the cash-in value stopped...

    You sure - I thought the cash-in value stopped accruing interest after 6 years.

    But if you use them to pay a tax bill - it stops the interest accruing from the date of the CTD - however long ago...
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    FTFY He's already had a press conference on it...

    FTFY

    He's already had a press conference on it - and labelled it as terrorism - about 45 minutes ago.
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    Yeah, you can imagine the cogs whirring in the...

    Yeah, you can imagine the cogs whirring in the strategists minds - "Now how can we make capital out of this - without making it look like we are making capital out of it"...
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    In the past when I have had a main and side...

    In the past when I have had a main and side contract, I was ultra careful to make sure that I wasn't even taking calls during "office hours".

    Sorry, but the fact you can't understand what you did...
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    This is not retrospection - the new rules do not...

    This is not retrospection - the new rules do not declare you as being "in" - just the engager is forced to pay you as if you are "in" from now on, plus also refer you to HMRC so they can investigate...
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