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  1. Today Programme 2:43 BBC Radio 4 - Today...

    Today Programme 2:43

    BBC Radio 4 - Today
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    Surely this is dodgy?

    I, probably foolishly, put my details into comparison site contractormaket.com and almost immediately got a phone call. Briefly, he told me that umbrellas these days divide into two types, PAYE and...
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    Should have said, pretty sure sole trader is not...

    Should have said, pretty sure sole trader is not an option; it was the agency who contacted me and there's a strict 'preferred supplier' regime in place.
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    Best Broly for short gig?

    Quick question. I 'retired' last year and closed down the Ltd. I've now been tempted back for one last job - a client has a fixed piece of work and they've made an offer too good to pass up.

    It's...
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    Democracy in action

    Pro Brexit Facebook group Britain Bites Back ran a poll. Then when that gave the 'wrong' answer and apparently without irony, they ran another one…
    ...
  6. TfL Traffic News on Twitter: "⚠ CENTRAL LONDON...

    TfL Traffic News on Twitter: "⚠ CENTRAL LONDON MARCH ⚠ The crowds have gathered on Park Lane and will march via Piccadilly, St James's Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall to Parliament...
  7. Kerchiing

    Anyone who genuinely believes that is going to happen, you could make some serious money...

    Betfair Exchange | Best Odds Online, Back and Lay Betting

    Good luck with that. Myself I bet enough...
  8. So those who are unaware of the petition, or are...

    So those who are unaware of the petition, or are not on the internet are automatically against. Thanks. Got that.
  9. Site down for maintenance again. Lots of 'Bad...

    Site down for maintenance again. Lots of 'Bad Gateway' before that. Heading towards 0.75 million last time I got in a few minutes ago.....

    Its here, if you want to see democracy (not) happening
  10. If the signing were to continue at current rate;...

    If the signing were to continue at current rate; that milestone would be reached in under 8 days.
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    Spot on. I built up a portfolio (technically 4...

    Spot on. I built up a portfolio (technically 4 portfolios, a SIPP and ISA each for myself and my wife) using the principles of Long Term Buy-and-Hold and High Yield. It is fundamentally 'no-tinker'...
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    Mum's gone to Iceland. Because she hates you....

    Mum's gone to Iceland.

    Because she hates you.

    - Jay Rayner.
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    PS This Google search 'Iceland Christmas (ad or...

    PS This Google search 'Iceland Christmas (ad or advert or advertisement)' generated over 9 million hits with the story prominently covered by the BBC, Sky, The Independent, Guardian etc etc.

    And...
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    Encouragement of rampant consumerism and...

    Encouragement of rampant consumerism and overconsumption - perfectly fine.

    Ads for loan companies charging 1000% APR - to pay for your overconsumption - perfectly fine.

    Message about...
  15. Thread: Democracy

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    Democracy

    Heard the CEO of YouGov on the radio saying that according to their calculations, over the last two years the number of older, mainly Brexit voters who have died, and the number of younger, mainly...
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    Look at the video...

    Look at the video, Dishonest Don mimics the body slam - to cheers from the crowd.

    Violence against people whose politics you dislike has been tried before - it never ends well.
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    Thugs and bootboys.

    Back in May, Republican Congressional candidate Glen Gianforte physically attacked a Guardian reporter who asked him an unwelcome question. According to a first hand account from a Fox News reporter...
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    Gosh - Who Knew?

    You may have heard about Dishonest Don's failing casino being bailed out by father Fred illegally purchasing gambling chips with no intent to gamble (what kind of businessman loses money on a casino?...
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    -Anonymous Senior White House aide. ...

    -Anonymous Senior White House aide.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion/trump-white-house-anonymous-resistance.html
  20. Check for large tables? I had a worksheet where I...

    Check for large tables? I had a worksheet where I created some YUGE tables to 'allow for expansion', when performance suffered, cutting them down to the actual realistic size restored it.

    But in...
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    He could always tackle inflation by making Trump...

    He could always tackle inflation by making Trump Casino chips legal currency.
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    Well, the prosecutors seemed to think they are,...

    Well, the prosecutors seemed to think they are, and you seem to be arguing that hotshot lawyer Cohen has needlessly pled guilty to non-crimes. Kinda weird. I refer you to Trevor Potter of the...
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    Assuming you meant 'overstate'.?

    Assuming you meant 'overstate'.?
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    If lighting could be rigged, all the better. ...

    If lighting could be rigged, all the better.

    Teaching basic stay-alive scuba skills can be done in about an hour. I understand they're getting full face masks which will help. They shouldn't need...
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    Sticky: That does not fill me with confidence. Hopefully,...

    That does not fill me with confidence. Hopefully, if they slash the dividend, they can redirect the money saved into reducing debt and the pension fund deficit and turning the business around, and...
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    Sticky: Well, there goes my reputation as a stock picker....

    Well, there goes my reputation as a stock picker. You could have picked these up for 17p this morning, following a tulip trading update. Now recovered to 30p ish. Chief exec out, final div to be at...
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    From...

    From <https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/11/bitcoin-price-cryptocurrency-hacked-south-korea-coincheck>

    Bittylicious will buy at £5k. My modest stash of LTC and ETH down about 17%....
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    Sticky: Quiet in here!

    Connect Group have slumped recently and now trading at 55-57p a share. They have already declared a 3.1p interim dividend, which goes ex- on Thursday (June 6). That's a 5% yield just from the...
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    My most recent contract just ended before Easter....

    My most recent contract just ended before Easter. I was offered an extension [working away from home, staying in a Premier Inn 3 nights a week, waking up to a view of the car park as opposed to the...
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    My one offspring is at Uni, we put £200/month...

    My one offspring is at Uni, we put £200/month into a Help-to-Buy ISA for the 25% Government bonus.

    Nobrainer really.
  31. 'I could of done that' 'He is very unique' ...

    'I could of done that'

    'He is very unique'

    'Expresso Coffee'

    Letter aitch pronounced haitch.

    All like fingernails down a blackboard to me.
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    Applying the Google method I found conclusive...

    Applying the Google method I found conclusive proof of malfeasance by NASA



    Denial Depot.

    Another Good Site.
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    Cooling, yes. Net, No.

    Cooling, yes. Net, No.
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    Or read Ringworld...

    Or read Ringworld?

    If we're talking sci-fi solutions, then I favour a hydroelectric dam across the Straits of Gibraltar or a few hundred square km of intensive solar in the North African desert...
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    Alas, no. The radiative forcing effect of both a...

    Alas, no. The radiative forcing effect of both a Maunder Minimum sized reduction in insolation and the enhanced and growing influence of the now-enhanced greenhouse effect are well-quantified. The...
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    I have absolutely no doubt you've heard stories.

    I have absolutely no doubt you've heard stories.
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    Well, I liked this comment: (Etc etc ) ...

    Well, I liked this comment:



    (Etc etc )


    Here is a hint: Tony Heller (who used to write for the Watts Up With That website and The Register under the pseudonym Steve Goddard until both...
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    That's absurd of course. Some bits of Cumbernauld...

    That's absurd of course. Some bits of Cumbernauld are quite nice.

    Interview with James Lovelock.
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    Oh I miss those long rambling 'AGW is all a hoax,...

    Oh I miss those long rambling 'AGW is all a hoax, scientists don't know nuffink' threads. Said no one, ever.

    I fail to see how a cold reading in Taloyoak, (69 degrees N) discredits warmth at the...
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    £1,100 a month to live on? Have you tasted Lidl...

    £1,100 a month to live on? Have you tasted Lidl baked beans? :puke:
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    Well, that's heartening news. How does one go...

    Well, that's heartening news. How does one go about this?
  42. At first glance, a whiff of hypocrisy? It is...

    At first glance, a whiff of hypocrisy? It is entirely possible the House of Commons (and other august bodies) would be improved by the removal of anyone who ever obtained sexual favours for money or...
  43. It's in the Daily Mail, so yes.

    It's in the Daily Mail, so yes.
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    So for now I am using Microsoft Groove, mainly...

    So for now I am using Microsoft Groove, mainly because I like the OneDrive integration. Not the most fully featured player in the world but it does most things reasonably well, (and one thing very,...
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    How-To Geek ...

    How-To Geek

    https://www.howtogeek.com/248590/whats-the-difference-between-the-amazon-echo-and-echo-dot/

    BTW, discovered that the android app for Groove Music enables downloading to device for...
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    Thanks, Picard seems exactly what I need, once...

    Thanks, Picard seems exactly what I need, once you get used to the UI. :happy:happy
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    Well, the Alexa devices all have a 3.5mm aux...

    Well, the Alexa devices all have a 3.5mm aux socket, which you can (and I do) use to connect to your audio setup.

    Not audiophile quality but ok for blasting out your party playlists
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    iTunes does maybe 90%, no FLAC support, no...

    iTunes does maybe 90%, no FLAC support, no android app (AFAIK).

    This is the frustrating thing, needing a portfolio of different apps....
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    Thankx, will investigate. Should have...

    Thankx, will investigate.

    Should have mentioned I'm Wintel.
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    Not free, Not lossless, No CD Rip, No...

    Not free, Not lossless, No CD Rip, No organisation, No tag edit.
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