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  1. Tis the opposite - vit D deficiency affects...

    Tis the opposite - vit D deficiency affects calcium absorption.
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    Joined September 2009 Became a contractor in...

    Joined September 2009

    Became a contractor in October and haven't looked back.

    Noteable achievements in that time -

    Cycled from Lands End to JoG
    Did an OU degree
    Became a countdown...
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    So sorry to hear that Pogle. :hug: :hug:

    So sorry to hear that Pogle. :hug: :hug:
  4. Yeah, thought I'd go for this look ...

    Yeah, thought I'd go for this look

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/reddit-mcdonalds.jpg
  5. Absolutely, but the comment I was responding to...

    Absolutely, but the comment I was responding to was in response to the question as to why the OP thinks they're outside at the moment.

    The suggestion seemed to be "small client" == "outside",...
  6. That changes who makes the determination. It...

    That changes who makes the determination. It does not change the status, which should come from actual working practices.
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    Perhaps they can be permitted to bank their...

    Perhaps they can be permitted to bank their excess jail time to be deducted from their next sentence?
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    Seems fair enough to me. I always thought...

    Seems fair enough to me.

    I always thought there was no magic money tree, but it seems that there was - something's got to give, and corp tax seems better than a lot of options. And the fear of...
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    Haha - found this picture of me, my sister and my...

    Haha - found this picture of me, my sister and my dad recently. If you ever wanted to know what the 70s looked like, this was it.
    ...
  10. Yeah - cringed when I saw that - didn't even have...

    Yeah - cringed when I saw that - didn't even have the redeeming feature of being funny.

    Especially unfortunate in the light of this channel 4 initiative, where Countdown will be presented by black...
  11. Pretty sure Power BI works with Oracle - should...

    Pretty sure Power BI works with Oracle - should give you all the pretty pictures you need.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI9D92Xiygo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI9D92Xiygo
  13. No-one in their right mind will go on a holiday...

    No-one in their right mind will go on a holiday if there's a risk they leave when it's safe but still have to quarantine on return. Can't see employers (for the people with real jobs) being very...
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    Garmin ransomware attack

    Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack | ZDNet

    Fortunately won't affect any CUKers cos we're all couch potatoes.

    Except Brillo but he doesn't count

    Scary stuff tho -...
  15. Well the smart money is on Conor - but I...

    Well the smart money is on Conor - but I certainly wouldn't rule out Jonathan (and he's my personal favourite). Both are previous Countdown series champs, and Conor also won the Champion of...
  16. part 1 : I was on countdown last year. I won 8...

    part 1 : I was on countdown last year. I won 8 games (became an octochamp!) but lost my quarterfinal. It was fun :)
    part 2 : Young lad called Elliott came along and smashed countdown records
    part...
  17. Series final tonight - should be a fantastic...

    Series final tonight - should be a fantastic game, and lots of fun :)

    ZoomDown S1E31 - Finals! - YouTube - 8pm to join in the live chat and take the piss out of my curtains.
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    BTW, according to twitter "When you post a...

    BTW, according to twitter

    "When you post a Tweet beginning with a username, only people who follow both you and the account you are mentioning will see the the Tweet in their Home timeline. If...
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    Their reviewers supply stock photos - how odd......

    Their reviewers supply stock photos - how odd...

    Young Male College Student Stock Photo - Download Image Now - iStock
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    Avast blocking most of your images here vetran

    Avast blocking most of your images here vetran
  21. "It was actually the woman's husband who felt...

    "It was actually the woman's husband who felt unwell on arrival at their hotel and had a fever. However, two tests for coronavirus proved negative."

    Does sound like there could be some false...
  22. I see someone has already raised religion, but...

    I see someone has already raised religion, but just to say it's also natural for parents to imprint their religious beliefs, their racial and other prejudices, their political bias etc on their kids...
  23. Yes it's natural, that's why I said we naturally...

    Yes it's natural, that's why I said we naturally do it. The gender reveal party with pink balloons and pink cake, the blue babygros, describing her as "a little princess", him as "what a chunk". ...
  24. It's a lot more subtle than that. The moment...

    It's a lot more subtle than that. The moment baby appears (or even before with scans), the language subtly changes depending on gender, and gender stereotypes are imposed before the child has any...
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    Wasn't our friend from SThree canvassing thoughts...

    Wasn't our friend from SThree canvassing thoughts on this not so long ago (pre covid)

    I think we concluded it wasn't for us IT types :)

    Edit: linky

    (apparently no longer SThree?)

    Edit...
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    I don't disagree - IMO the focus of IPSE should...

    I don't disagree - IMO the focus of IPSE should be on things that benefit the members directly. The mudskipper rule of thumb would be 80/20 - 80% of funds get spent on stuff that benefits the...
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    They were appointed at the same time, but...

    They were appointed at the same time, but Annette's term was a year shorter than Peter's to ensure that their term ends were staggered, so Peter's got a year left.

    The board that worked with them...
  28. Before you start consulting lawyers, speak to...

    Before you start consulting lawyers, speak to ACAS for advice

    Acas | Making working life better for everyone in Britain

    Or rather get her to, as she knows the detail of the situation
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    Ah sorry to hear that - best wishes for a speedy...

    Ah sorry to hear that - best wishes for a speedy recovery
  30. https://acmedsci.ac.uk/file-download/51353957 ...

    https://acmedsci.ac.uk/file-download/51353957

    Haven't read it mind, but there's graphs and everything so looks legit ;)
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    I'm a crap driver, my spatial awareness is...

    I'm a crap driver, my spatial awareness is shocking, and I struggle to tell left from right :)

    But I managed to drive to the Netherlands - it was motorway most of the way, but there were a few...
  32. Take the tip, then bet on anything but his...

    Take the tip, then bet on anything but his 3-legged donkey.
  33. Excellent - glad you enjoyed it. Great fun...

    Excellent - glad you enjoyed it.

    Great fun doing it :)

    Oddly enough, my curtains were the subject of a crowd fund in the youtube chat last Monday - apparently I need some new ones!


    Hope...
  34. If anyone's missing their countdown fix, we've...

    If anyone's missing their countdown fix, we've been streaming a live mini-series on Mondays and Thursdays at 8.

    There have been some truly excellent games - up tonight is the subject of this...
  35. Can I borrow £20?

    <tarby>Can I borrow £20?</tarby>
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    yep, that was my thought - changing your password...

    yep, that was my thought - changing your password doesn't log out other devices. Pretty crappy.

    <checks ebay password>
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    Santander have reduced their business "reward"...

    Santander have reduced their business "reward" saver rate from 0.1% to 0.01%
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    Our most successful year yet :) Five healthy...

    Our most successful year yet :)

    Five healthy fledglings - one has taken the plunge; the others are thinking about it - scary stuff out there! Cats are confined to the house :)
    ...
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    I suspect when this is over, there will be no...

    I suspect when this is over, there will be no money for anything.
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    Add £200 to your day rate!

    Add £200 to your day rate!
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    Poll: So how isn't it? I've spent the last year...

    So how isn't it?

    I've spent the last year tearing hair out as both Android and Apple increasing lock down notifications, background jobs etc. How has the official app got round the operating...
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    Poll: There's a few challenges here - how is it...

    There's a few challenges here

    - how is it going to use bluetooth in the background? Neither android or apple allow this
    - do most phones have the lower power bluetooth?

    We'll see...
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    Poll: Will you download the app?

    So the government will ask that we all download an app that tracks who we're in bluetooth range of

    Coronavirus: Contact tracing app to be trialled on Isle of Wight - BBC News

    What does the...
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    We have informed them that CCTV is installed. ...

    We have informed them that CCTV is installed.


    Last egg hatched this morning - all looking good for now.
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    Hatching! 4 baby Mr Burns in the pic - a...

    Hatching!


    4 baby Mr Burns in the pic - a fifth appeared during the day.

    Best thing that's happened since lockdown

    https://i.ibb.co/TRMWC29/hatch.jpg

    (Yes, the telly stand needs...
  46. Merkel = Abbey with new badge AFAIK

    Merkel = Abbey with new badge AFAIK
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    I seriously think this is the longest I've gone...

    I seriously think this is the longest I've gone without a McDonald's since I was 16.
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    Possibly Is Kim Jong-un dead? Rumours...

    Possibly

    Is Kim Jong-un dead? Rumours circulate as Chinese doctors sent to North Korea | Metro News
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    I went to the pet store to buy some exotic...

    I went to the pet store to buy some exotic breeding birds
    The assistant said have you got a store card
    I said no, but I think I may have excited a pelican
  50. Thread: Get popcorn

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    TL;DR, but what's this about putting the quote at...

    TL;DR, but what's this about putting the quote at the bottom of the post? :freaky:
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