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  1. It is a HV cluster. Yes, the name...

    It is a HV cluster.

    Yes, the name inconsistency IS between the vNETs between the two nodes in Hyper-v.

    Fortunately this site is quite a small environment, so removing from HA and lift/shift...
  2. Thread: Word associations

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    Alarm

    Alarm
  3. Google Uni has a few results, but none for prod...

    Google Uni has a few results, but none for prod environments and therefore, has liberal use of reboots 'cos its windows and that's what we do ;-)


    Re the above links - I need to rename the vNET,...
  4. 2008R2 cluster (yeah, I know) - Rename of vnetwork

    I've inherited a 2008R2 cluster which isn't able to move VMs. The vNET adaptor name is different between nodes so the moves fail.


    The fix is straightforward enough: rename the vNET to match...
  5. Thread: Word associations

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    Matrix

    Matrix
  6. Sounds like a balls up by the agency - take their...

    Sounds like a balls up by the agency - take their PAYE and then refer to the contract if its less on arrival!

    My last gig was an agency PAYE FTC. The advertised day rate was ~£110 less once the...
  7. Thread: FCSA - Confused

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    Because they are NOT a regulator. They are NOT...

    Because they are NOT a regulator. They are NOT government appointed, nor legally armed.

    FCSA: "We are the UK's leading membership body for compliant umbrella companies, limited company...
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    THIS!! I've been directly involved in an indy...

    THIS!!

    I've been directly involved in an indy cinema via an end client and I've worked with a ex snr CW exec.

    The distributors will require:

    Their latest blockbuster to be prime screen...
  9. And made by a French tape manufacturer too, as we...

    And made by a French tape manufacturer too, as we wouldn't want our workers demeaning themselves by working in a menial manufacturing job when there will be so many new high tech jobs after 31/12 !
    ...
  10. Thread: FCSA - Confused

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    1. They claim to be, yet in reality, they're just...

    1. They claim to be, yet in reality, they're just a self appointed trade body/marketing organization. NOT a gov't appointed regulator, despite sounding sort of like one: FCA/FCsA... almost like...
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    Exhibit a, from el Reg...

    Exhibit a, from el Reg today:

    "... A progress report filed with Companies House in May this year revealed accounting firm Mazars LLP had run up costs of £40,050.50 while Chiron Recovery Ltd ran...
  12. If 1 and 2 both offer, take the one you prefer /...

    If 1 and 2 both offer, take the one you prefer / want.

    If 3 comes along in a month, give notice* and take 3. (if that's what you want to do)

    * notice is pretty much irrelevant; be polite and...
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    It depends on Personal vs PSC. PSC - Typical...

    It depends on Personal vs PSC.

    PSC - Typical contractor's company, probably irrelevant as its a £100 ltd.

    Personal - He may think he has £30K of personal debt (credit cards, tax whatever), he...
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    @alexandl2020 I have no idea if you are a sockie...

    @alexandl2020 I have no idea if you are a sockie or not. If you want a chat, PM me.

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    Guarantee whoever he speaks to for a "free...

    Guarantee whoever he speaks to for a "free consultation" wont tell him in no uncertain terms!

    Only after the creditors meeting (which OP doesn't get to go to) will he notice that the IP can...
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    As someone who has been through it, I am probably...

    As someone who has been through it, I am probably better placed to give experience than most on here!

    My question was relevant: personal (bankruptcy) or PSC (insolvency) ?

    My opinion is also...
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    Or you're the PM....

    Or you're the PM....
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    PSC or personal? Either way, the cost will be...

    PSC or personal?

    Either way, the cost will be 5:1 more than the assets you have, ensuring your creditors will get nothing. (and you get squat)

    M
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    Some people I worked with at the last gig were...

    Some people I worked with at the last gig were given notice 6 months into the 18 month FTC.


    18 month gig, 1 month symmetrical notice, via large employment agency.

    6 months in a few were...
  20. Friday lunch beers were entertaining "down...

    Friday lunch beers were entertaining "down 'spoons".. it was full of "knuckle-dragging" "salt of the earth" trade types plus half a dozen of us IT types (who wanted cheap beer and food)...

    I...
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    PI cover comes to mind... but general insurance...

    PI cover comes to mind... but general insurance ought to cover getting sued by your clients ... and that insurer will then try and sue up the chain to satisfy your assertation that its the agency...
  22. Thread: New facebook, ugh

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    Yup... its utter tosh. I only use phone /...

    Yup... its utter tosh.

    I only use phone / iPad for it now... the one exception I stumble across yesterday was needing to become and admin of a group - had to do it via the PC.

    M
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    I suspect they will be looking at the brolly's...

    I suspect they will be looking at the brolly's insurance cover




    Tidy business model! Charge a registration fee and sail off to the hills...

    M
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    Petafin is worth £765 a day, but cannot use excel...

    Petafin is worth £765 a day, but cannot use excel or comprehend ENIC... perhaps he's a sockie from Asda not M&S ...
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    Do you write for the Grauniad...

    Do you write for the Grauniad ?
  26. These rules were supposed to be for Agency...

    These rules were supposed to be for Agency workers, where you might be on the books of an agency and they call you each morning, telling you where to go an work. In which case, you would be opted...
  27. *WHEN* did they ask you to sing it / *WHEN* did...

    *WHEN* did they ask you to sing it / *WHEN* did you sign it?

    I have only had one agency insist I sign it BEFORE they told me who the end client was / arranged the interview. All the others were...
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    Were they all designed to be worn with the waist...

    Were they all designed to be worn with the waist at the same height? The "traditional" hour glass shape would dictate that "high" waist garments would naturally have a smaller circumference than...
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    Don't worry, its a cycle lane, Kids use...

    Don't worry, its a cycle lane, Kids use pavements and lycra louts use roads.
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    To really slow them down, they should turn the...

    To really slow them down, they should turn the barriers 90 degrees !

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    The Daily express is even running a poll on who...

    The Daily express is even running a poll on who should be PM next... I'm not so sure Bozo is as safe as some would like to think... Linky-> DE
  32. Thread: Electric car

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    SWMBO has a 100 mile a day commute. The saving...

    SWMBO has a 100 mile a day commute. The saving in fuel covers the cost of the HP to buy the i3 she has. The extra 'leccy on the home bill is (maybe) £30 a month. Cheapest commute she's ever had...
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    In terms of personal insolvency (i.e. bankruptcy)...

    In terms of personal insolvency (i.e. bankruptcy) they ask for and can look into transfer of assets in the previous 2 years - apparently people can see this sort of thing that far ahead and try to...
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    Isn't it slightly less than £40: e.g. Orange...

    Isn't it slightly less than £40:

    e.g. Orange genie 12 @ £100 /month = £1200 p.a.

    Your supplier 52 weeks @ £15 /week = £780 p.a.

    Diff: £420 p.a. /52 = £8 /week or £35 /month (12 equal...
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    A pro told me to buy up to the the price point...

    A pro told me to buy up to the the price point that made my shots better... any more was a waste (he wasn't on commission!) and it helped stay sensible... I cold hit just as badly with a £130 set as...
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    Civil servant = employed by the council or gov't...

    Civil servant = employed by the council or gov't .. no?

    State school with non outsourced catering = run by the council / gov't = civil servant. QED?

    M
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    Not exactly a restrictive list is it? Civil...

    Not exactly a restrictive list is it?

    Civil servant - dinner person at the school...? (permanently employed part time)
    Ltd Co director
    "Manager" of a Ltd Co - so the "Manager" of your local Ye...
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    Sticky: Whom are they to then? Not the Ltd Co / PSC. ...

    Whom are they to then? Not the Ltd Co / PSC. Not a partnership... so to an individual, no?
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    Sticky: Idle thinking*... is there any angle** to do...

    Idle thinking*... is there any angle** to do with the promotors etc needing to be licensed lenders, licensed credit brokers etc? (another red flag to add to the list: If an "umbrella" has a credit...
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    So which one had the affair? or is this the 1st...

    So which one had the affair? or is this the 1st rats leaving the sinking ship of Drumpf's WH?

    Conway to leave WH end of the month - more time with family etc etc... Oh and her husband is...
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    Security isn't the only reason for an S... Their...

    Security isn't the only reason for an S... Their site(s) will be pushed down the rankings as the search engines want S by default...

    (and anyway... did you REALLY check the entire site to see if...
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    I'm not sure you qualify for security...

    I'm not sure you qualify for security clearance... you posted a non httpS linky

    edit... sorry.. not your fault apparently... it is 2020 and a world renowned University is publishing a Word Press...
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    Grand tour and Top Gear were both 8/10... ...

    Grand tour and Top Gear were both 8/10...

    PresenterS plural...

    Land Rovers etc... fits
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    Not the brightest idea to put your mobile phone...

    Not the brightest idea to put your mobile phone number on a public webpage is it... who knows what lists it might end up on!

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    Related recent research... el Reg survey into...

    Related recent research...

    el Reg survey into remote working / return to normal. Linky -> the Reg

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    Sure... except that everyone of my contracts over...

    Sure... except that everyone of my contracts over the years has require a UK based PSC* (majority) owned and controlled by me, not a nominee.


    *or umbrella (obviously NOT majority..)


    So...
  47. Yup as above... no issues with my gig via them......

    Yup as above... no issues with my gig via them... and got paid on 7 days too, every 7 days!
  48. Thread: Word associations

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    Claret

    Claret
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    Except that (under the new rules) the company has...

    Except that (under the new rules) the company has to take reasonable care... i.e. individual determinations. An agency FTC / Umbrella side steps that risk.

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    But your comparator is another person at the...

    But your comparator is another person at the agency, not the end client, so they would be on the same terms or not doing the same job.

    M
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