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    Looking forward to the celebrations on Friday....

    Looking forward to the celebrations on Friday. Brexiters will have a great time rubbing remoaners' noses in their defeat.

    :D
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    I would have thought you could delay payment by 2...

    I would have thought you could delay payment by 2 days with the car dealer.
  4. Well you will of course be testing your code...

    Well you will of course be testing your code anyway when you're finished with the implementation, so what it means is you define what tests you will do and what test results you expect and you can be...
  5. I've done fixed price projects, though working...

    I've done fixed price projects, though working for other companies. I would advise writing an acceptance test specification, derived from the original specification before you start implementing.
    ...
  6. My sister spent several years in California. The...

    My sister spent several years in California. The place was fairly nice but she couldn't stand living in a country where everyone is "brainwashed".
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    Stupidity is probably more appropriate. People...

    Stupidity is probably more appropriate.

    People think their country is overrun and that the increase in the population is due to the EU, but they forget 1.5 million Brits living in the EU. The...
  8. Nothing wrong with the conditions but I would...

    Nothing wrong with the conditions but I would compare the basic contract rate with other offers. Only if they were the same or very similar would I evaluate the contract as better, i.e. discount the...
  9. The negotiations will begin when the EU has...

    The negotiations will begin when the EU has decided and the UK will be informed.
  10. This demonstrates that the UK holds all the cards...

    This demonstrates that the UK holds all the cards and the EU is desperate for a deal.
  11. Would you really want to work on a project where...

    Would you really want to work on a project where the PM expects you to implement something that is obviously stupid?

    Everyone has been on a project that has gone bad, but that's different to...
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    Yes fine don't dispute it, pointing out the fact...

    Yes fine don't dispute it, pointing out the fact that that was the point the lecturer was making. You can agree or disagree but it was a valid point. Some people have better or worse experience....
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    True, but she was responding to Laurence's...

    True, but she was responding to Laurence's comment about "the UK being the most lovely tolerant country"

    So she might be forgiven for thinking that Laurence wasn't aware.

    and as much as I find...
  14. Yes absolutely but don't brag about it at the...

    Yes absolutely but don't brag about it at the interview.
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    The point she's making is that if you're white...

    The point she's making is that if you're white you'll be unaware of the racial abuse that ethnic minorities have to put up with.

    Of course you can debate that, but it wasn't simply an "insult"...
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    She didn't call him a racist, she said "you are a...

    She didn't call him a racist, she said "you are a white privileged male who has very little experience of ... (drowned out)"
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    The lecturer has nothing to apologise for.

    The lecturer has nothing to apologise for.
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    You've illustrated my point; Diane Abbott...

    You've illustrated my point; Diane Abbott apologised, so obviously it's not acceptable to be disparaging about white people. Thx for that, QED as they say.

    So nothing really to discuss....

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    For the initial contact on a contract just make...

    For the initial contact on a contract just make sure you're not outside the range they advertise. Then it's a matter of demand. If you're inundated with calls you go to the high end, if not then be...
  20. The original question is what you would say in an...

    The original question is what you would say in an interview, and whatever you might do in practice you should assume that a client wouldn't want to employ contractors who knowingly do "stupid" things.
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    That isn't a racist insult, these are racist...

    That isn't a racist insult, these are racist insults:
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    There are no articles in the Guardian insulting...

    There are no articles in the Guardian insulting someone because he or she is white.

    So there's nothing to discuss.

    next.....
  23. I doubt you would pass the interview if you...

    I doubt you would pass the interview if you actually were to say that.
  24. That is what they probably mean. I suspect the...

    That is what they probably mean. I suspect the question is with regard to bypassing risk controls, which is what sometimes happens in banks.

    That is something you shouldn't touch with a barge pole.
  25. If you're an Electrician, a Car mechanic or an IT...

    If you're an Electrician, a Car mechanic or an IT developer, you would be expected to refuse to do anything that is evidently "stupid" simply because you were asked to do it.

    Anyway you'll know...
  26. Apparently IR35 does apply to overseas client and...

    Apparently IR35 does apply to overseas client and it appears likely that although theoretically the client maybe responsible they'll probably chase the contractor.

    Contractor guide on when IR35...
  27. That is legal, but the principle doesn't extend...

    That is legal, but the principle doesn't extend to 3 months. You are allowed business visits, attending meetings but this contract goes beyond that, you will actually be working rather than just...
  28. Income calculators...

    Income calculators

    Inside IR35 calculator
  29. Yup looks like the UK will "attempt" to play hard...

    Yup looks like the UK will "attempt" to play hard ball.

    Boris Johnson expected to open trade talks with US before negotiating with the EU

    Lets see how that goes. It's going to be entertaining....
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    Make it a condition for the renewal that they...

    Make it a condition for the renewal that they agree or pay a higher rate.

    If they refuse then make a decision based on what you would earn taking into account the loss on the holiday, i.e....
  31. Indeed the EU will probably give good access...

    Indeed the EU will probably give good access based on current regulation, and then turn the thumb screws adding in barriers as the UK government starts to deviate.

    This means the EU will be...
  32. Excellent doom thread. We're going to see more...

    Excellent doom thread.

    We're going to see more of this as Brexit grinds on.
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    It's not because of IR35, otherwise there would...

    It's not because of IR35, otherwise there would be a glut of inside IR35 roles, or a huge demand for permies.

    The economy is currently shrinking, lots of uncertainty and little investment, look no...
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    UK economy shrinking

    UK economy unexpectedly shrinks by 0.3% in November

    However on a more positive note:

    house prices rise at 4%

    So a stagnant economy punishing employees in Northern cities, and the...
  35. Thread: You won

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    Outrage as Remainers vow to disrupt Brexit day...

    Outrage as Remainers vow to disrupt Brexit day celebrations
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    R is now widespread and is used by many Quants...

    R is now widespread and is used by many Quants programmers and Software Engineers who are not themselves Data scientists, but who are Engineers with familiarity of statistical methods.

    :D
  37. I would ask your accountant. If ER is not...

    I would ask your accountant. If ER is not applicable, it seems like paying yourself dividends every year is the most tax efficient approach, even if the company is not trading it doesn't necessarily...
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    A Data Scientist is an expert in statistical...

    A Data Scientist is an expert in statistical methods, not in the tools you use to implement those methods.
  39. Let them enjoy their moment whilst it lasts. ...

    Let them enjoy their moment whilst it lasts.

    EU trade boss MOCKS Brexit as 'trading Rolls Royce for second-hand saloon' car

    Wait until you see what's under the bonnet :D
  40. Thugs from independent schools are quite common....

    Thugs from independent schools are quite common.

    Independent school thugs conspire to beat up a journalist

    People even vote for them at a general election.
  41. Smearing your client base is not a smart business...

    Smearing your client base is not a smart business move. If this is done anonymously then whichever forum you use will probably remove it.
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    The average house price is 233,000 and an average...

    The average house price is 233,000 and an average deposit is around 5-10% i.e. between 12- and 23,000.
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    That's true but affordability hasn't changed much...

    That's true but affordability hasn't changed much over the years.

    https://www.economicshelp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/affordability-index.png
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    Which is below the rate of inflation is it not? ...

    Which is below the rate of inflation is it not?

    If you have an asset that isn't keeping up with inflation is that an increase or decrease in your wealth?
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    Apparently taking the General out with an air...

    Apparently taking the General out with an air attack was one of the options presented to Trump. This was the token "stupid option", they always put in to get the president to do something sensible.
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    House prices declining in 2019...

    House prices declining in 2019
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    It's not all doom and gloom. Foodbanks booming...

    It's not all doom and gloom.

    Foodbanks booming
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    Whether there is a Brexit forum or not, the saga...

    Whether there is a Brexit forum or not, the saga continues. The doom laden predictions will become increasingly doom laden.

    UK economy starting 2020 in ‘stagnation’ and uncertainty, British...
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    a picture... ...

    a picture...

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    Currently in the UK it is highly unlikely that...

    Currently in the UK it is highly unlikely that you'll ever get food poisoning, but once the UK adopts US standards it will become almost a certainty.

    At least if you're poor and have to shop at a...
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