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  1. Coding by itself is a hobby. For anything more...

    Coding by itself is a hobby. For anything more professional the first thing to decide is what disciplines of the IT world appeal enough that there will be enough enthusiasm to get through the...
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    Probably inspired by Richmond of the IT Crowd....

    Probably inspired by Richmond of the IT Crowd. :laugh

    Personally nothing unusual, a few B&Bs run by creepy people, and the back of a van on a folding bed for an overnighter.

    Often wondered...
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    There's another TV version imminent with Fox....

    There's another TV version imminent with Fox. Seen the trailer while watching The Walking Dead but from what I've seen not sure which version they'll be sticking to. Certainly won't be the UK period...
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    No mention of the cashback offer on their product...

    No mention of the cashback offer on their product page. Note how the other printers do mention cashback.

    HP Printers - HP Store UK

    Yet the £100 cashback you've found is mentioned elsewhere:
    ...
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    Been having a look at the offerings as the plan B...

    Been having a look at the offerings as the plan B I'm currently planning for early next year will need to print invoices and other business related docs.

    Stumbled across the Epson EcoTank inkjet...
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    Also, they will ensure that the workers on PAYE...

    Also, they will ensure that the workers on PAYE (and so those inside IR35) are better off than those running the business (and those outside IR35).

    It's all going to go upside down. Hold on to...
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    There's still a chance they'll halt the IR35...

    There's still a chance they'll halt the IR35 changes as they may well calculate, when all their other tax ideas are in the mix (such as the divi tax becoming same rate as income tax but applied after...
  8. Decide on an iPhone SE 32GB for £118 with 1 year...

    Decide on an iPhone SE 32GB for £118 with 1 year warranty and minimum 80% battery condition via Amazon Renewed.

    Could be a future classic if it ain't already. Last of the 4" screen generation and...
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    Data tracking. Not sure if HP keep a copy of what...

    Data tracking. Not sure if HP keep a copy of what you print to call the fuzz if it sets off their being naughty alarm. :eyes

    HP instant ink delivery service sends data to HP to say you need a new...
  10. ******* 123-reg. :tantrum: They've autorenewed...

    ******* 123-reg. :tantrum:

    They've autorenewed a mailbox I have set up on a soon to be expired domain for my now dissolved Ltd. No notice of pending renewal just an invoice saying it's been paid....
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    Those HP inkjet printers may look a good deal...

    Those HP inkjet printers may look a good deal with the cashback offer, but check out the price of the ink! Extortionate.

    May be better off with a mono laser printer if not needing colour for...
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    One benefit of SSD that is often overlooked is...

    One benefit of SSD that is often overlooked is they generate much less heat than HDDs and are silent, so you can get away with using a silent enclosure. i.e. no fans whirring away.

    This is more...
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    Yes, having had a quick look into how it actually...

    Yes, having had a quick look into how it actually works, it's an alternative DNS server for your network rather than a proxy server as I previously thought. I think I'll add one to my Black Friday...
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    I've though about setting a PiHole up but...

    I've though about setting a PiHole up but wondered as it's acting as a proxy to filter all traffic whether it introduces some latency, or potential bottleneck when streaming high def videos and the...
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    I think there's some merit in getting a personal...

    I think there's some merit in getting a personal makeover if you're struggling to age gracefully.

    For example, the jeans and suit jacket. Looks naff on Clarkson and Cowell, looks great on Ray...
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    £40 quid a month sounds high. If you can get a...

    £40 quid a month sounds high. If you can get a decent Three signal then their budget brand Smarty are currently offering unlimited 3g/4g data, calls, txts for £22/month with only 1 month contract.
    ...
  17. Going from the professionals that advise on such...

    Going from the professionals that advise on such matters, presumably with real life cases to back up their advice (though not sure if we've had any details of such cases from affected contractors on...
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    I use a hosts file (MVPS) that redirects all the...

    I use a hosts file (MVPS) that redirects all the known adservers and other dodgy sources to a localhost IP address, so I just get whitespace instead of the adverts. Presumably the website (including...
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    If ADSL is too slow and fibre too expensive then...

    If ADSL is too slow and fibre too expensive then it may be possible to use a 3g/4g/5g mobile broadband purchased in the company name, and if it works as good as it can (depending on signal and...
  20. IR35 relates to Personal Service Companies (PSC)...

    IR35 relates to Personal Service Companies (PSC) so the liability initially rests with the Ltd and the director(s) is protected by the limited liability nature of a Ltd.

    The caveat is that unless...
  21. There would still be a risk to the Ltd and...

    There would still be a risk to the Ltd and therefore the director(s) if HMRC decided to investigate any previous contracts and decided additional tax was now due.

    If it was me I'd assess the...
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    Negative: First get the work then while in the...

    Negative: First get the work then while in the initial planning phase you can spend the effort getting the resource to deliver it.

    Positive: On face value the approach would be IR35 safe in that...
  23. Obvs. Boris will 'get b****t done' (:rollin:)...

    Obvs.

    Boris will 'get b****t done' (:rollin:) so no worries, trade tariffs all round. :cheers:
  24. Quite. The UK could roll back civilisation to a...

    Quite. The UK could roll back civilisation to a handful of knuckle draggers and the World's climate would barely notice.

    To tackle the real issue the UK should put trade tariffs on the worst...
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    Poll: The net contributor aspect is just a simple way...

    The net contributor aspect is just a simple way of saying that the EU need countries to pour more into the project than other countries take out or the whole thing sinks. This covers aspects other...
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    Poll: So Labour are going to go back to the EU to...

    So Labour are going to go back to the EU to negotiate a new deal on the premise that it will be put to the people against 'remain' in a new referendum.

    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:
    ...
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    This has reminded me to use a Virtual Machine...

    This has reminded me to use a Virtual Machine sandbox for browsing so I can accept all the crud and restore back to original snapshot at end of each session so all cookies are cleared next session....
  28. DIY is so easy now it's all online. No more...

    DIY is so easy now it's all online. No more faffing around with reams of paper forms and the backing rules on how to fill it in then calculate the amount owed or not.

    I just dig out the relevant...
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    Poll: Exactly. Boris tried to fast track his deal...

    Exactly. Boris tried to fast track his deal through so scrutiny could be reduced/avoided. When that failed he knew his lame deal was a dead duck and dropped the process.



    That's the problem...
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    Poll: No idea. I have plenty of bog roll so not got any...

    No idea. I have plenty of bog roll so not got any use for any manifestos and their 'promises'.

    The initial stance on Brexit for Labour appears to be to give the public a second referendum. So no...
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    Poll: They'll bounce back to at least where they were...

    They'll bounce back to at least where they were before Nick Clegg sold them out in his coalition.

    They don't need 300 seats, just more than the red and blues to get a minority government with...
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    Poll: It's like the 'fight against terrorism' where...

    It's like the 'fight against terrorism' where it's 'ok' to bomb kids in foreign countries. They're not someone's children, they're 'collateral damage'.

    To remain on topic, that is partly why...
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    Poll: She doesn't need to try hard, just mimic that guy...

    She doesn't need to try hard, just mimic that guy that lives outside Parliament shouting "STOP BREXIT!"

    Job done. :smokin

    All the election waffle by all the parties is not worth listening to....
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    Poll: Lib Dem victory!

    Lib Dems: The only party fully behind cancelling brexit by repealing Article 50. That's all the remoaners on their side, about half the public, and more will have moved from the original 52% leave to...
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    Blame the cretins designing the websites. Plenty...

    Blame the cretins designing the websites. Plenty of sites do it less obtrusively, so find alternative sites for whatever you're looking for and boycott the crap. :smokin

    The real solution as shown...
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    The civil servants in the Treasury and elsewhere...

    The civil servants in the Treasury and elsewhere that make up these rules for MPs to sign off, guided by government policy, will still be in place whatever happens with a GE, so unless there's a...
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    Young Sheldon season 3, and Supergirl season 5. :o

    Young Sheldon season 3, and Supergirl season 5. :o
  38. That's how it should be otherwise a change to...

    That's how it should be otherwise a change to CEST applied retrospectively would make things worse in terms of client confidence in a determination, as it would allow HMRC to time travel back and...
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    For that scenario I would check if the 4g router...

    For that scenario I would check if the 4g router or device being used as a gateway from the Windows PC/laptop to the internet allows blocking of named services (the Windows update service endpoints)...
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    Same with The Game...

    Same with The Game. :tongue
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    Does it also cover the contractor from liability...

    Does it also cover the contractor from liability being shifted from client to agency to contractor, seeing as the contractor is paying for the client's insurance, if my understanding of your wording...
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    Can't get cheaper than Three's 321 PAYG,...

    Can't get cheaper than Three's 321 PAYG, according to them. 3p/minute for calls, 2p/text, 1p/MB data.

    PAYG | PAYG SIM - Three

    Top-ups don't expire if you avoid converting them to the to...
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    The idea was more like the construction/craft...

    The idea was more like the construction/craft based guilds where membership means you are of a suitable quality and professionalism, so no need for individual client references and feedback as this...
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    You would likely have two PAYE employments, one...

    You would likely have two PAYE employments, one with your Ltd and one with whatever approach the client/agency allows to ensure their liabilities are covered in ensuring the correct tax is paid for...
  45. I suppose phablet refers to the super sized...

    I suppose phablet refers to the super sized 'plus' versions, so the SE2 is rumoured (no facts yet from Apple) to be the smaller size of the non-plus versions with 4.7" screen.

    Not sure I'll be...
  46. Contractor Umbrella. Found after reading up on...

    Contractor Umbrella. Found after reading up on brollies and recommendations via the dedicated sub forum
  47. I presume the 6se meant the iPhone SE that was...

    I presume the 6se meant the iPhone SE that was launched between the 6s and 7 according to wikipedia and is the same size as the 5.

    Soon to be replaced with the SE 2 out next year for those of us...
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    Maybe there should be a CheckATrade type service...

    Maybe there should be a CheckATrade type service accreditation process for contractors where client feedback is used as an anonymous reference to agents for roles that require some proof of skills...
  49. The big game changer from outside to inside IR35...

    The big game changer from outside to inside IR35 contracts is that inside ones mean you can't claim travel and accommodation expenses, which makes a lot of marginal rate away from home contracts not...
  50. I had that, using a brolly and keeping my Ltd on...

    I had that, using a brolly and keeping my Ltd on ice in case needed for further outside IR35 contracts.

    The brolly was around £100/month in fees but charged only when invoices were raised, so...
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