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    :laugh it wouldn't be a pretty sight!

    :laugh

    it wouldn't be a pretty sight!
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    An hour of hell more like :rolleyes: Yes I am...

    An hour of hell more like :rolleyes:

    Yes I am very much encouraged by the support. Thank you. What can I do for you all in return?
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    Us contractors have had a fair amount on our...

    Us contractors have had a fair amount on our plates recently, what with the potential risk of major disruption to our careers (as contractors) posed by the imposition of IR35 in the private sector....
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    This. When you visit a website, the website...

    This.

    When you visit a website, the website often saves its own cookies to the local cache. But it also often saves what are called "third party cookies" - that can be read by other websites....
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    Hmmm... I'd be interested to learn more about...

    Hmmm... I'd be interested to learn more about what evidence discredits the alpha-male concept, because it seems correct to me.

    In my experience exercise can give you a high to counter depression -...
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    Thank you BP :)

    Thank you BP :)
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    Oh, where do I start! Seriously though, there...

    Oh, where do I start!

    Seriously though, there are a number of significant deficits in my life, two of which I don't feel I should share on here because it is a public forum, and part of polite...
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    Agreed. And I need to be careful not to let the...

    Agreed. And I need to be careful not to let the fact of my aspergers/autism become an excuse to not doing anything it to try to remedy it. It is an obstacle, not a barrier.

    I'm feeling better...
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    They've got this at my current client too. In my...

    They've got this at my current client too. In my case the timing has been impeccable - I think they'll use me as an exhibit (aka other thread) :rolleyes:
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    Thank you

    Thank you
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    OK, to add, it came to a bit of a head this...

    OK, to add, it came to a bit of a head this morning. I got into the office, my mind wasn't right at all. Couldn't think straight. Unable to contemplate doing any intellectual work. Panic attack -...
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    This. Yes, it might be hormonal. It certainly...

    This.

    Yes, it might be hormonal. It certainly has adrenaline in the mix.

    Thing is, as I've said, I'm no alpha.
    In life there are winners, and losers. It's part of evolution. Through possibly...
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    Thanks northernlad. Actually I am taking one, and...

    Thanks northernlad. Actually I am taking one, and have been for several years. They work. Aannd over the past few weeks I have been forgetting to take them some nights. This might be a factor. It's...
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    Infatuation attack arrgh!

    OK, so for the past 12 months my mental health has been fine. I've accepted that I'm not an alpha male, that it is difficult, as someone with autism/aspergers or whatever, to form relationships. But...
  15. Thread: Flight delayed.

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    You are free to leave said lounge though, and...

    You are free to leave said lounge though, and join the rest of us plebs.
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    Do some noseying around the business to see...

    Do some noseying around the business to see whether there are any unsolved business problems that you think you could assist with. I.e use the opportunity to try to get a different gig within the...
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    As a cheap whore? You'd be ideal for the role...

    As a cheap whore? You'd be ideal for the role :rolleyes:
  18. Thread: Greta Thunberg

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    :yay::yay: Video of the week

    :yay::yay: Video of the week
  19. Thread: Another Boom

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    :banana::banana::banana:

    :banana::banana::banana:
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    An aged account. If it was a 9-year old...

    An aged account.
    If it was a 9-year old facebook account, it would be worth a few quid if sold on the dark net. A cuk account of the same vintage - not so much perhaps?
  21. Thread: Greta Thunberg

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    That look she gave when Trump walked in to the...

    That look she gave when Trump walked in to the UN:

    https://i1.wp.com/metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/PRI_86441103.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=540%2C321&ssl=1

    Was she...
  22. I work as remotely as possible from Starbucks -...

    I work as remotely as possible from Starbucks - horrible place.
  23. She left School at 16 with no qualifications at...

    She left School at 16 with no qualifications at all, bless her
    Angela Rayner - Wikipedia
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    What has changed is the increased abundance of...

    What has changed is the increased abundance of presentation of high calorie foods nowadays compared to 40 years ago.
    40 years ago people tended to cook and eat at home. There was generally a...
  25. With devalued printed currency, venezuela style.

    With devalued printed currency, venezuela style.
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    Oracle/Teletext surely. Ceefax was on the non...

    Oracle/Teletext surely. Ceefax was on the non commercial BBC
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    OK which one of you is this?

    New Zealand: Man brings clown to redundancy meeting - BBC News

    A man, facing redundancy and nervous at the prospect of a meeting to discuss, decided to bring along, for emotional support, a clown....
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    I don't see why there's a need to quench arcs...

    I don't see why there's a need to quench arcs when opening circuits at substations. Let the arcs be free! :D


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  29. Thread: CUK site access

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    I was getting no access, but only on my (Three)...

    I was getting no access, but only on my (Three) phone. Also I could not get a few other sites either.
    So I suspect some routing or DNS issue with Three's internet pipe, rather than a problem with...
  30. Thread: Boomage!

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    :banana::banana:

    :banana::banana:
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    37469

    37469
  32. Thread: "BT" Helpdesk

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    I suppose the problem is that you might troll...

    I suppose the problem is that you might troll them back with a witty response - but they might exact revenge by calling you more often..
  33. I'm not sure I'd do it for any money. Why give up...

    I'm not sure I'd do it for any money. Why give up your freedom?
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    Ask him to sign a document agreeing liability for...

    Ask him to sign a document agreeing liability for any harm to your back resulting from the work - he'll soon change his tune.
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    I wouldn't do that. Unfortunately my AI bot, who...

    I wouldn't do that. Unfortunately my AI bot, who posts here on my behalf when I'm busy, isn't quite so charitable :cool:
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    Blimey it works as well. I thought it would crash...

    Blimey it works as well. I thought it would crash Windows calculator..
  37. Thread: Asbestos...

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    On a related note, is "mesothelioma" still the...

    On a related note, is "mesothelioma" still the most expensive word for pay-per-click on Google Adwords? IIRC it was once going for over £50 per click due to the size of the potential commissions that...
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    I wouldn't say contracting is or should be about...

    I wouldn't say contracting is or should be about being better than permies. It's about being accountable for the delivery of your services and only those services agreed with the client. And only...
  39. Thread: Missed me?

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    Have you brought us back any goodies?

    Have you brought us back any goodies?
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    If he gets sent to prison, and one of the...

    If he gets sent to prison, and one of the regulars stops posting for the duration, that will be a clue..
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    Either the chap had £55K in cash in a current...

    Either the chap had £55K in cash in a current account - which means he is earning pitiful interest on it compared to a savings account, or he has a credit card with a £55K or greater limit - which is...
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    OK, which one of you lot has ordered 32,000...

    OK, which one of you lot has ordered 32,000 litres of the stuff? There's been a problem with delivery tonight.

    M6 gin crash: HGV collision closes motorway - BBC News


    We did tell you not to...
  43. Poll: Why not cut out the middleman and pay as you go....

    Why not cut out the middleman and pay as you go.
    I needed a couple of consultations with a consultant, at 250/hour so not cheap, but I was able to avoid the hassle of claiming on insurance.
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    De-selected mps are perfectly entitled to stand...

    De-selected mps are perfectly entitled to stand for election, just not as Tory party reps. Along with the latter, constituencies then get the choice of two right-of-centre candidates, not one.
  45. Thread: only in wales

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    I wonder how he got it on there?

    I wonder how he got it on there?
  46. Thread: Where am I now?

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    Google Maps...

    Google Maps
  47. Thread: Where am I now?

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    On Lake somewhere. Yes: Lake somewhere thingamajig

    On Lake somewhere. Yes: Lake somewhere thingamajig
  48. Thread: GSK Crackdown

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    No, because in that scenario clients are paying...

    No, because in that scenario clients are paying less money out gross, which means (all other things being equal) that they'll be paying more corporation tax on their own earnings, along with their...
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    Lots of remainers unhappy at this.

    Lots of remainers unhappy at this.
  50. Thread: GSK Crackdown

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    "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad"...

    "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad"

    Don't get mad - see the situation as an obstacle in your path that you need to resolve or work around. As a contractor you should take a pride in...
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