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    I said it was a poor analogy, but asking rate...

    I said it was a poor analogy, but asking rate first, without knowing anything about the role except the title, is employee thinking. But, since the majority of IT contractors are really disguised...
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    I'm surprised no-one has said this yet, but.......

    I'm surprised no-one has said this yet, but.... have you asked your accountant?

    "Gifting" shares can be complex business when a non-spouse in involved, and can be a bit of a red flag if you're...
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    I'd pay to see that* As he is so fond of saying:...

    I'd pay to see that* As he is so fond of saying:

    First they laugh it you, then they laugh at you, then they laugh at you, then you laugh at you.

    *But not a lot
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    Because they only ignore it if it does not...

    Because they only ignore it if it does not provide the answer they want.
  5. I was simplifying things. The sommelier takes the...

    I was simplifying things. The sommelier takes the wine to the butler who delivers it to me. That way, I don't need to know the sommeliers name. Both use the app.
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    I know for a fact that NASA does allow salary...

    I know for a fact that NASA does allow salary sacrifice transfers to into a pre-existing Aviva pension. I don't know if its a DD or a SO between NASA and Aviva, but I do know that the amount can vary...
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    Are you are referring to UKIP members or to dogs?...

    Are you are referring to UKIP members or to dogs? It's not clear (or obvious).
  8. I get the butler to use the app, so it doesn't...

    I get the butler to use the app, so it doesn't impede the delivery of my drinks.
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    I'm afraid there is. You've not told us why you...

    I'm afraid there is. You've not told us why you want to give this person shares and therefore dividends. You don't have to, but unless you do, no-one here can tell you if what you do could cause...
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    Because you are thinking like an employee, not a...

    Because you are thinking like an employee, not a business providing a service. The job spec is the definition of the service requirements and, based on that, you can determine what you want to charge...
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    Quite clearly. And that life is lying...

    Quite clearly.



    And that life is lying about making money.
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    I wonder if it'll beat Fast and Furious for the...

    I wonder if it'll beat Fast and Furious for the number of sequels. It could be quite a franchise

    Lockdown 2 : Christmas is Cancelled
    Lockdown 3 : China's Revenge
    Lockdown 4 : Targeting the Young
  13. Good to hear. Did you ever have any interactions...

    Good to hear. Did you ever have any interactions with an Umbrella (eg, get an illustrative quote)? I seem to recall in the past another person ended up on a list of "scheme users" that a dodgy...
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    Loved TCR - you could actually overtake!

    Loved TCR - you could actually overtake!
  15. Have you ever worked via an Umbrella? Do you have...

    Have you ever worked via an Umbrella? Do you have all payslips that show all Tax/NI as being paid or was there anything "funny" with the payslip (eg, split into some core payment and some other...
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    But it says "The rate quoted is the take home pay...

    But it says "The rate quoted is the take home pay after all deductions."

    What else could take home pay mean, other than after all taxes NIs? And how can they say that unless they have assumed a...
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    Hard to argue with any of that. Witches!

    Hard to argue with any of that. Witches!
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    It'll never reach $60.

    It'll never reach $60.
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    2/1? William Hill are giving 50/1 for new...

    2/1? William Hill are giving 50/1 for new customers (though limited to £1 stake, granted)
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    Without saying WHY you want to do this, and on...

    Without saying WHY you want to do this, and on what basis, no-one can answer your question. The WHAT you are doing could either be classed as avoidance (legal) or evasion (illegal) depending on the...
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    Is he coming to you, or are you going round his...

    Is he coming to you, or are you going round his gaff for a bit of turkey?
  22. Like many who haven't taken the time to...

    Like many who haven't taken the time to understand this stuff, you're conflating control and automation. In my experience, the real benefit of smart devices comes with automation.

    (although I do...
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    And getting younger, apparently.

    And getting younger, apparently.
  24. I don't believe it will end up with a single...

    I don't believe it will end up with a single standard. If it takes off, I believe it will be a common interface onto 3 (assuming Google/Apple/Amazon) standards. So, 4 standards.



    No, that's not...
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    I wonder if they'd honour that if you maxed out...

    I wonder if they'd honour that if you maxed out your pension contributions. It does say all deductions :)

    Interesting that they noted that however, so the actual day rate (in the traditional...
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    It sounds like GoT has had his heart broken in...

    It sounds like GoT has had his heart broken in the past by an unfaithful man or woman he was in love with.
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    What's the scientific evidence behind this?

    What's the scientific evidence behind this?
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    Are you sure?

    Are you sure?
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    You really need to take everything GoT says with...

    You really need to take everything GoT says with a large dose of salt. He likes the odd wind-up.
  30. There is no browser standard to which all...

    There is no browser standard to which all browsers comply. Yes, it is significantly better than it was a few years ago, but anyone who develops complex web applications will tell you that some level...
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    Yes, you definitely did. If both AMD and Xilinx...

    Yes, you definitely did. If both AMD and Xilinx are vastly overvalued (as you've basically said) then a stock purchase of the latter by the former means the actual stock level means nothing. Unless...
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    The graph tells you diddly squat. Your...

    The graph tells you diddly squat. Your *interpretation* of the graph tells you something; only you can determine to what extent your pre-existing bias is influencing what you are inferring from the...
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    Wait, if you're saying that both companies are...

    Wait, if you're saying that both companies are overvalued (which you are/have), then why does it matter if the stock market is at an all time high? If the market capitalisation for both was, for...
  34. I remember it used to be the case that the porn...

    I remember it used to be the case that the porn industry drove many technical advances (eg, Video distribution over IP, DRM etc) but I'm not sure if that is still the case.

    I'm sure some here will...
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    Wrong. I've worked with banking clients and have...

    Wrong. I've worked with banking clients and have been allowed to WFH regularly (pre-Covid).

    Its all about building up trust with your client and proving you can deliver unattended. Perhaps LPM's...
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    Good luck in your made up new fixed term role.

    Good luck in your made up new fixed term role.
  37. As per above. ...

    As per above.

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png

    They may well end up agreeing on a single common interface, but it will not be "a standard" for IoT. Do you really think each will not...
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    It was a negative internal verbalisation.

    It was a negative internal verbalisation.
  39. USB is a standard but not one that has stayed...

    USB is a standard but not one that has stayed static except in name, and Apple have still done their own thing with lightning etc.

    VHS, DVD - there was a battle before these finally "won"...
  40. There are already some wireless IoT standards...

    There are already some wireless IoT standards that don't require internet. Z-Wave, Zigbee and others - these have been around for years. These typically do require a local Hub, however, though...
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    Is Tier 4 the one where they'll reduce the...

    Is Tier 4 the one where they'll reduce the quarantine period to 1 day because no-one honoured it for 14 (and maybe 7) days?
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    FTFY

    FTFY
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    There is a level under which you can say you want...

    There is a level under which you can say you want the future tax liability to be claimed back via your tax code (ie employment). Above this will, by default, mean payments on account are due. But,...
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    Or asked.
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    You can submit your tax return to state that your...

    You can submit your tax return to state that your next year's earnings are not expected to be as high as the previous years and reduce/remove your payments on account.

    Of course, if you turn out...
  46. And you could sell the rights for a reality TV...

    And you could sell the rights for a reality TV show.
  47. How many people ask to see the QC "approval"? How...

    How many people ask to see the QC "approval"? How many actually read it?

    How many questioned whether a QC providing an opinion they were paid for might not be thinking for the benefit of...
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  49. Might not be that much. Assuming the £180K is the...

    Might not be that much. Assuming the £180K is the loan charge added to the tax year. Assume he's already in the 40% tax bracket and that the £180K will have put him over the £150K threshold, so using...
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    Undoubtedly the most insightful chart posted on...

    Undoubtedly the most insightful chart posted on this thread!
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