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    Thanks for all comments. What got me thinking...

    Thanks for all comments.

    What got me thinking was l stumbled on a review of the Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD, I wasn't aware this was a thing, but tech is always moving fast.

    Seems like HDD now,...
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    It wasn't so much speed I was concerned about it...

    It wasn't so much speed I was concerned about it was more reliability, ie - SSDs no moving parts, less heat etc.

    Thanks for the tip on using old lappy. That could be doable.

    qh
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    Like the BBCrecords link. And people of a...

    Like the BBCrecords link.

    And people of a certain vintage will see the excellent 1980 Jam Long Player 'Sound Affects, is a pastiche to the Sound Effects (1969 edn) album in that link.

    qh
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    Home NAS with SSDs

    Looked at getting a NAS a few years ago but found a tad expensive however I seem to acquired a few TB worth of films/tv box sets that are on various laptops so looking at this again putting them all...
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    Always remember working at Barclays Radbroke 2008...

    Always remember working at Barclays Radbroke 2008 and how stuffy the attitude was, had to wear suit/tie etc. Anyone laughing, well, that was a no-no.

    Then going back 4 years later and totally...
  6. Working "Inside IR35" and "Seen as a business"...

    Working "Inside IR35" and "Seen as a business" that not a classic oxymoron?

    qh
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    I had to chuckle... Hurd resigned from HP in...

    I had to chuckle...

    Hurd resigned from HP in August 2010 after allegations of sexually harassing an employee. An internal probe later "cleared him of those charges, though it found him guilty of...
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    Nice idea, never considered that. qh

    Nice idea, never considered that.

    qh
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    The one thing I have found about contracting is...

    The one thing I have found about contracting is that it isn't knowing every single thing about your skill set it is backing yourself up or standing up for yourself when someone questions you or your...
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    Just had an email today from FreeAgent support...

    Just had an email today from FreeAgent support that their 3rd party provider, Yodlee, are now no longer supporting my bank feed with the Coop. :tantrum::tantrum::tantrum:

    Had this issue since June...
  11. So found a decent GPU but I need to upgrade the...

    So found a decent GPU but I need to upgrade the PSU, never done this before, given that I plan to get a GTX1060 4GB nVidia what PSU would be compatible with that?

    I did use google but there were...
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    The clue is there:

    The clue is there:
  13. https://i.imgflip.com/3c25z8.jpg...

    https://i.imgflip.com/3c25z8.jpg

    qh
  14. Well, Trump certainly doesn't. qh

    Well, Trump certainly doesn't.

    qh
  15. Maybe. I could go and check but I can't be arsed....

    Maybe. I could go and check but I can't be arsed.

    qh
  16. There was a comment on Twitter that Orange Donny...

    There was a comment on Twitter that Orange Donny would resign the presidency in return for immunity for himself (natch) and his family.

    He loves a plea bargain deal, but am shocked he included his...
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    The major issue with my HP AIO was the psu went...

    The major issue with my HP AIO was the psu went south, however in US models it is external so easier to replace. All the UK/Euro models have internal PSUs so a bit trickier to fix but mostly you're...
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    Life is too short; walk. Always other gigs out...

    Life is too short; walk.

    Always other gigs out there.

    Good luck. :yay:

    qh
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    Had my Brother HL3140CW colour laser and Canon...

    Had my Brother HL3140CW colour laser and Canon Lide 220 scanner for over 5 years now, both have never let me down. Actually I bought separate from a recommendation on here as those all-in-one...
  20. I sort of get where they are coming from as last...

    I sort of get where they are coming from as last year looked at the public accounts of the grammar school nearest to my house (it is non-fee paying one) and they had £14 million in the bank. Mrs QH...
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    The only time I tend to encounter them is via...

    The only time I tend to encounter them is via LinkedIn, usually for a full time role or a contract role in Belgium (that may change come 1st Nov).

    qh
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    Unsurprisingly the Coop are not participating in...

    Unsurprisingly the Coop are not participating in the Open Banking scheme. :mad

    So I have to put up with the dickheads from Yodlee and FreeAgent support (who just keep blaming Yodlee) as to why my...
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    I have an Emma memory foam king size one for 450...

    I have an Emma memory foam king size one for 450 (was on offer) and it's very good, if I sleep on anything else I get a stiff lower back.

    qh
  24. Sticky: I have two subs that are crocked with no return...

    I have two subs that are crocked with no return date.

    Can I get rid or do I have to wait until January?

    Edit, ignore above, I have made transfers.


    qh
  25. Do be aware that you could easily lose that...

    Do be aware that you could easily lose that incredibly fortunate 5 day payment chasing the agency down a rabbit hole.

    Move on, look for new gigs.

    qh
  26. Thread: Boomage!

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    https://cdn2us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/fil...

    https://cdn2us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/main_wide/public/2019/02/the_banana_splits.jpg?itok=kzTc4T78

    qh
  27. +1, most are just fishing but if you set up...

    +1, most are just fishing but if you set up linkedin correctly they won't be able to see much.

    That said I very rarely connect with pimps unless I am working through them. Every 6 months I do a...
  28. Shinkansen runs on it's own track, so does the...

    Shinkansen runs on it's own track, so does the French TGV. I think the same in Germany. All had their railways bombed to smithereens in WW2 so they could basically start over. That's our problem,...
  29. Sticky: Oh Cock, I am near the bottom, and it's not even...

    Oh Cock, I am near the bottom, and it's not even September yet. :frown

    qh - expecting the Dreaded Vote Of Confidence from the Chairman.
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    How to cost yearly support?

    A tech company I have done a few bits of work for have asked what my costs would be for support/admin for a given number of db servers for a tender they are putting in.

    Not really done this...
  31. Sounds like the pimp (agency) is 1) trying to...

    Sounds like the pimp (agency) is 1) trying to pull a fast one on you and trying to reduce your rate and/or 2) you ain't got the skills but will keep you hanging on in case something else comes up.
    ...
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    Welcome to the Forum, there is a wealth of info...

    Welcome to the Forum, there is a wealth of info in the first timer guides, go and read them. And then read them again. Repeat until you grasp it all.



    These questions are too vague as there...
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    Had an impacted one removed back in 2002, at the...

    Had an impacted one removed back in 2002, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital as they thought it would be "tricky" to get out. Well....

    Nurse and dentist/torturer had to almost sit on me to get the...
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    I never usually bother, I was stuffed in the 90's and 00's as I never pick players from that Small Team From Salford, but now they are strictly mid-table it doesn't matter. It's quiet at client co,...
  35. Cheers Bill, it's starting to come together, I...

    Cheers Bill, it's starting to come together, I will post up an inventory here of what I need, then see if there is anything I have missed.

    quick question what is better, a USB wifi dongle eg -...
  36. i get that constantly now when he's playing...

    i get that constantly now when he's playing Minecraft on MrsQH old laptop - "Dad, it's total lag, the mobs are killing me! I can't deal with this lag!"

    They don't know the dark days of dial up! ...
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    Life/Death goals: 1996 Volvo S70 on a...

    Life/Death goals: 1996 Volvo S70 on a gravestone. Check!

    qh
  38. Right, what is all the Steam malarky about,...

    Right, what is all the Steam malarky about, basically you download games from there? Any bloody good?

    Instead of plugging in cat5/6 cable in back of the tower I can stick a wifi card in there?
    ...
  39. My lad has already ear marked all that, I did ask...

    My lad has already ear marked all that, I did ask that's a lot of pocket money to pay for it all! SW Battlefront 2 maybe too new to play with what I want to spec without upgrading the psu. Will...
  40. This may be of help: Take note: Emails can be...

    This may be of help:

    Take note: Emails can be legally binding!


    https://vimeo.com/22053820

    Only time I went down the Small Claims "Track" was for a pc company that I sent a pc back to them...
  41. I really couldn't give a tulip about any of that I...

    I really couldn't give a tulip about any of that I just want to change the amount of a standing order.

    If I hadn't have been given 3k to move company bank I wouldn't have bothered.

    qh
  42. Coop Business Account - Internet banking

    Christ I have used bad sites with crap UI/UX but this has to be the worst I have ever used. Unbelievably hard to navigate anywhere or do anything. What a shambles, whoever designed this needs shot!...
  43. PC gamers - changing server into gaming rig

    Ello.

    I have a ThinkServer TS140 that I used for a few years with ESXi/VMWare and was basically my home lab. Azure has sort of made that obsolete now and it has sat for last few years gathering...
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    Only if there is Direction & Control? :wink qh

    Only if there is Direction & Control? :wink

    qh
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    Not sure that fighting lunacy with lunacy would...

    Not sure that fighting lunacy with lunacy would be the best option...

    "Well I'm more nuts that you, just watch what I can do..."

    The race to the bottom/Armageddon has well and truly begun.

    qh
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    Keep invoicing for as long as possible. Client...

    Keep invoicing for as long as possible.

    Client co gets rid of you: find another client.

    Keeping invoicing for as long as possible.

    Rinse, repeat.

    You get the picture.
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    Hetty is far more of a goer. ...

    Hetty is far more of a goer.

    https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/cc-ecommerce/product_catalog/0008/50/thumb_749395_product_catalog_large.jpeg


    Or so I've been told. :emb

    qh
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    In this case, the OP's CV never got anywhere near...

    In this case, the OP's CV never got anywhere near "the client".

    qh
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    That's two minutes I'm not going to get back. ...

    That's two minutes I'm not going to get back.

    The invoice is in the post. :wink

    qh
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    Always fancied doing Glasto, but no camping for...

    Always fancied doing Glasto, but no camping for me, I'd be hiring a Winnebago.

    No slumming it with the proles for qh!

    qh - snob
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