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  1. That's a good summation. My current contract is...

    That's a good summation. My current contract is up at the end of this month. If (and it's a big if) that I get renewed, then business as usual to the end of March. After that I'll MVL, take the cash...
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    That's really going some. I've done 125 and I...

    That's really going some. I've done 125 and I thought that was doing well.
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    What irks me about this is that it's the police...

    What irks me about this is that it's the police posting the pictures.
  4. I set up a Parler account. Apparently she got...

    I set up a Parler account.

    Apparently she got banned for saying someone had "big balls" and was "hung like a baboon". Hate speech?
  5. I think she's necessary. I was one of the million...

    I think she's necessary. I was one of the million followers on Twitter. Not liking the fact she's been banned.
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    Do you have a link as I can't find it? I've read...

    Do you have a link as I can't find it? I've read Penguin's "Essays".
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    I've read all his books and articles again since...

    I've read all his books and articles again since going into lockdown and I'm currently finishing off an Orwell biography. My favourite was Coming Up For Air. The way he wrote about the past from 1938...
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    This will never stop. It'll only start with...

    This will never stop. It'll only start with comedies. That is why it's unacceptable.
  9. What about the homophobic, Nazi sympathiser,...

    What about the homophobic, Nazi sympathiser, racist, white priveleged?

    :wave:
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    Far right extremist website? Believing it...

    Far right extremist website? Believing it doesn't make it so.
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    Bias Analysed: 96.8%* of Maitlis Tweets...

    Bias Analysed: 96.8%* of Maitlis Tweets Anti-Boris - Guido Fawkes
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    I've really enjoyed lockdown so far. I can't get...

    I've really enjoyed lockdown so far. I can't get any kumquats for my Old-fashioneds but apart from that's it's been grand. Lovely to really enjoy the house and garden for a change.
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    I'm of the opinion the Daily Mail comments are...

    I'm of the opinion the Daily Mail comments are mostly being doctored regarding this. Happening a lot since the new editor took over and they politically changed direction.

    FWIW I don't care about...
  14. A three year old Continental Supersports would be...

    A three year old Continental Supersports would be my choice. I've got a GT Speed. If nothing goes wrong bank on 3-4k per year on servicing and consumables and a lot more than that on depreciation....
  15. Cycle 8 hours. Walk 25 hours. Assuming I don't...

    Cycle 8 hours. Walk 25 hours. Assuming I don't stop and was fit.
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    Just some brief notes to record work done for...

    Just some brief notes to record work done for clients.
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    Diary App for Windows

    I'm looking for a lightweight tool for Windows that I can use to make a note of what I'm doing each day.

    Is anyone using an application to do this or just Outlook?

    TIA
  18. Thread: X Æ A-12

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    Look at the state of his missus. As the saying...

    Look at the state of his missus. As the saying goes "I wouldn't touch her with yours".
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    Just back from the punching bureau, 1500 lines of...

    Just back from the punching bureau, 1500 lines of your finest COBOL ordered sequentially on punched cards. Senior op goes to load it into card reader watched by said programmer, fake tumbles and the...
  20. Poll: I'm in a higher risk group - I'd go in if I...

    I'm in a higher risk group - I'd go in if I absolutely had to but quite happy being locked down to be honest. I was normally only doing two days in the office anyway. If I did have to go in it's a...
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    Nice they're including Visual Studio again -...

    Nice they're including Visual Studio again - there was a long time when it wasn't included.
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    Yes I have - I've done the graphic novel and the...

    Yes I have - I've done the graphic novel and the Director's Cut so was up to speed.

    Very enjoyable and a bit off the wall.
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    Also, if anyone has not seen Rectify...

    Also, if anyone has not seen Rectify I heartily recommend it. A slow burner but full of great acting.
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    New series of Bosch. One of my favourites.

    New series of Bosch. One of my favourites.
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    Justified is brilliant - and a proper fantastic...

    Justified is brilliant - and a proper fantastic ending.
  26. Thread: Face masks

    by Lockhouse
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    Poll: I found three old FMP3 masks at the back of the...

    I found three old FMP3 masks at the back of the workshop that I'd bought for decorating and never used. That was handy.
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    Poll: I'd like to think I could beat it. I'm late 50's...

    I'd like to think I could beat it. I'm late 50's with health issues but all are well managed and I'm quite fit. I'd prefer not to have to put it to the test though.
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    Thanks - we're all doing OK and the FiL has not...

    Thanks - we're all doing OK and the FiL has not much conception of the passing of time. It's harder on my wife to be fair. It's a small sacrifice compare to what others are having to make.
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    When you have someone who is deaf and has...

    When you have someone who is deaf and has dementia it's really quite difficult however I do agree it can be useful - we do get sent videos which is nice.
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    My father-in-law is in a very well run dementia...

    My father-in-law is in a very well run dementia care home. My wife, who runs the family volunteers for the home, hasn't seen her father in over five weeks. The people who run the home are incredibly...
  31. A little story. I'd been contracting for...

    A little story.

    I'd been contracting for three years and was summarily benched along with many, many others in the April of 1990. This was pre-Internet obviously and I'd come from a family where...
  32. Thread: I got one...

    by Lockhouse
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    Quick question regarding Asda Click and Collect -...

    Quick question regarding Asda Click and Collect - do I need to take my own bags or is the shopping already packed? If I bring my own bags do they go off and pack it and bring it out to the car?
    ...
  33. Thread: I got one...

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    Drive through pickup on 7th April - Have to drive...

    Drive through pickup on 7th April - Have to drive 30 miles to supermarket as none closer had any slots. I set it up two weeks ago.
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    Anyone else catch the inference that the...

    Anyone else catch the inference that the self-employed will pay more tax in the future? Was all over in a second but he definitely said it.
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    It's precautionary until the NHS has caught up...

    It's precautionary until the NHS has caught up then I should hope it'll be business as usual.
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    Permies taking pay cuts so expecting similar...

    Permies taking pay cuts so expecting similar today.
  37. That's very true. Client HR have officially...

    That's very true.

    Client HR have officially recorded my SDS as "Incomplete". That's the best that I could have hoped for under the circumstances and I'm happy with that. I'm pushing for a COA and...
  38. Similar here. I kicked back against my inside SDS...

    Similar here. I kicked back against my inside SDS but client HR are now saying that they won't be following it up so I'm left with an inside SDS and my rebuttal on record. Fighting hard to get the...
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    Errr.... where's all the money coming from?

    Errr.... where's all the money coming from?
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    Twit.

    Twit.
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    We're booked for the Monaco Historique GP in May...

    We're booked for the Monaco Historique GP in May (driving down via ferry). Just waiting to see what unfolds.
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    I disagree - certainly for me it's not being able...

    I disagree - certainly for me it's not being able to shield any fees for the inevitable fallow times encountered in a downturn. That's the killer.
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    I had a similar thing - the client answers had...

    I had a similar thing - the client answers had contradicted the contract (and I'm direct) and issued a caught SDS. It wasn't my client point of contact that did this, it was the client HR and a...
  44. It just goes to show what a lottery it can be if...

    It just goes to show what a lottery it can be if it goes to the commissioners.
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    Coming Up For Air - George Orwell. Nostalgia writ...

    Coming Up For Air - George Orwell. Nostalgia writ large.
  46. Thread: LBC ir35

    by Lockhouse
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    Anti.

    Anti.
  47. They didn't "lie". You need to get that out of...

    They didn't "lie". You need to get that out of your head. It's a business negotiation. It's not personal. My client filled in loads of answers on my behalf, some of them wrongly. Sounds like your...
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    Here's a thing...

    CEST assessment rejected by judge as contractor recoups unlawfully deducted tax

    Apologies if posted elsewhere.
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    No-one else need reply to this thread. That's a...

    No-one else need reply to this thread. That's a nailed-on answer. I really appreciate it.
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    Agile Coach - What to put on Schedule?

    I'm currently appealing a blanket SDS determination.

    There's some talk of me being rehired as an Agile Coach. There's no D&C or MOO. How could I word the schedule to make it as IR35-friendly as...
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