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    Its a tricky one. When Ford pardoned Nixon this...

    Its a tricky one. When Ford pardoned Nixon this was attributed to Fords failed re-election.

    Then again would Biden ever be able to stand for a 2nd term?
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    Bill Clinton supposedly said "Trump is such a...

    Bill Clinton supposedly said
    "Trump is such a loser. Impeached twice and he never even got a BJ"
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    Meanwhile in Uganda.. TechCabal Daily – Social...

    Meanwhile in Uganda..

    TechCabal Daily – Social media clampdowns | TechCabal
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    Is it just me or is the real story here that AWS...

    Is it just me or is the real story here that AWS took down someone's production system at the drop of a hat?

    I had no idea what Parler was until today. Regardless of how bad it is, I expect some...
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    Good luck Twitter banning all of his sockies

    Good luck Twitter banning all of his sockies
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    I rarely read the Guardian for financial news but...

    I rarely read the Guardian for financial news but I saw this bearish article today

    FTSE 100 surges as City guru warns of stock market bubble risk | Stock markets | The Guardian
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    As the old saying goes.. "All roads lead to...

    As the old saying goes.. "All roads lead to Goodison Park" :eyes

    But seriously, what is wrong with France? Its like everyone has tiptoed around the edge of it to avoid stepping on or in something...
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    Time to buy more tins of baked beans, butane,...

    Time to buy more tins of baked beans, butane, 2x4, nails and ammo?
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    This is a funny coincidence. I recently asked a...

    This is a funny coincidence. I recently asked a contractor to set me up an integration platform and he gave me a right sob story and whinged at me no end.
    Ages ago I asked said contractor to put all...
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    The same people stockpiling prawns and Marie Rose...

    The same people stockpiling prawns and Marie Rose sauce?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs
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    This was pure genius. Boris in all of his wisdom...

    This was pure genius. Boris in all of his wisdom found the perfect scapegoat for EU trade talks collapsing. Now he can just blame mutant Covid for the channel blockades.
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    Thanks. But you were only right on the first and...

    Thanks. But you were only right on the first and last one, not the two in the middle :p
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    Its called VUI-202012/01 (virus under...

    Its called VUI-202012/01 (virus under investigation) and if you google it, we've actually known about it in the UK for months, so its probably been circulating for longer.

    No surprise if its...
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    Finishing on 21st.. I've have had a rather large...

    Finishing on 21st.. I've have had a rather large and unplanned gap this year so I will be billing between Xmas and New year when nobody else is around :)
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    I like this idea. In a WFH world where we can use...

    I like this idea. In a WFH world where we can use video calls to interact with others, you could even apply Snapchat style appearance filters that shave off 40 years from your face, looking young and...
  17. Thread: Vaccine

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    There's also Helix that used to be on Netflix....

    There's also Helix that used to be on Netflix. Immortal humans run a biotech/pharma giant that creates viruses that are unleashed to control population numbers and vaccines to rule the world.

    None...
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    Utopia!.. Good series (watched the UK version)

    Utopia!.. Good series (watched the UK version)
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    Wow what a strange news site. Try searching the...

    Wow what a strange news site.
    Try searching the site for 'goblin' and there are quite a few articles.
    Seems that a goblin is a just a scapegoat for affairs and fun outside of wedlock ?

    Here's...
  20. A few bottles of wine and a deal will be done,...

    A few bottles of wine and a deal will be done, you'll see. The prime minister will be dipping his quill in the inkpot.
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    Ahh that would be 4 'brake' horsepower rather...

    Ahh that would be 4 'brake' horsepower rather than horsepower.
  22. Thread: New gig?

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    New gig?

    Saw this one today..

    Qualifications required: Member of the public.

    Sounds fun!
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    Next they'll start weighing customers and...

    Next they'll start weighing customers and charging per KG.

    I really hoped airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair would go to the wall during the pandemic, ushering in a new breed of airlines that...
  24. Thread: Debenhams

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    Good riddance I say. I lost £ 000's last time...

    Good riddance I say.

    I lost £ 000's last time Debenhams went into administration and was sold off in a pre-pack administration to new owners for pennies.
    What a slap in the face to find out it...
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    What they're actually doing is making the use of...

    What they're actually doing is making the use of comments to share the original post with their network (e.g. 1000s of others that will also reply). Apparently commenting is more effective than...
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    My logic for the notice period: Give...

    My logic for the notice period:


    Give yourself a way out, cutting your losses to the minimum if found inside. Though its unlikely you'd be working Inside via your LTD (more like contract ends,...
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    Don't think a new contract is necessary. I'd just...

    Don't think a new contract is necessary. I'd just make sure you have a notice period that allows you to terminate prior to April. You should do all of the due diligence bits others have said to make...
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    IR35 is 20 years old
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    From what I can gather it would only affect DB...

    From what I can gather it would only affect DB pensions that are also RPI linked. I think they would be rare to find outside of the public sector today because they're not easily sustainable without...
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    24th Dec NHS track and trace app Uh...

    24th Dec
    NHS track and trace app

    <PING>
    Uh oh... time to self isolate.
    Merry Christmas!
    BoJo
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    This is why its important to keep applying and...

    This is why its important to keep applying and interviewing, especially now.
    I had 2 gig offers during covid that evaporated when the client thought they had the money, but then couldn't get the PO...
  32. Am I the only one thinking ... "you lucky,...

    Am I the only one thinking ...

    "you lucky, lucky, lucky b****" ?? (as in monty python)

    This is a nice problem to have :D
  33. Not much to go on without a job title, but any...

    Not much to go on without a job title, but any very senior tech role is probably looking for strategy/direction setting or management or both. Tech skills are important but mainly for decoration...
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    In my case it was when the laptop arrived. If the...

    In my case it was when the laptop arrived. If the gig aint real at that point, then I just received a free laptop :banana:
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    I tried a number of methods during the lockdown...

    I tried a number of methods during the lockdown to find contract or perm work. Job boards in this market seemed to be no use whatsoever, so I started looking at company career sites and even cold...
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    Before flexible furlough you had to un-furlough...

    Before flexible furlough you had to un-furlough and re-furlough if you started a bit of work, observing the required minimum periods for a claim. It sounds like the OP has done all of this so should...
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    I'm guessing its an inside role or a honeypot...

    I'm guessing its an inside role or a honeypot advert..

    "Oh I'm sorry, that role has gone already but I have this new one paying £500 p/day just come in."
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    All those people saying £20k is plenty!

    Try saying that back in March and then throughout summer whilst out of contract and pressing the JS search button.
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    Another tip if applying to an advert is to call...

    Another tip if applying to an advert is to call the agent or drop a message (via invite feature) on Linkedin, no InMail quota needed.
    This will vastly increase your chances of them interacting with...
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    Yes. You must have the absolute best CV in the...

    Yes. You must have the absolute best CV in the pile. Near matches don't cut it these days.
    Are your skills and certs up to date? If not, better get started.
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    Does anyone ever look at their weekly Linkedin...

    Does anyone ever look at their weekly Linkedin profile views?
    I find it interesting as another way of viewing my own personal market.
    I've been tracking mine on a spreadsheet (very sad I know)...
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    So far Wfh has allowed me to tap into regions of...

    So far Wfh has allowed me to tap into regions of the UK I never would have considered before.

    Is your market really overrun by offshore workers or is demand just depressed like the rest of the...
  43. WFH - Bank of Englands top economist tells of its woes and its dark tunnels

    The BBC are posting some proper drivel today in their Business section. The BoE talking about creativity, the human mind and dark tunnels.. seriously ??

    Andy Haldane is the happy, optimistic and...
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    How dead are we talking? Sounds like you need to...

    How dead are we talking?
    Sounds like you need to spend a bit of time off upskilling, learning that new tech that is missing from your CV but is in every one of the job ads at the moment.
    Even if...
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    The old 'quid pro quo' .. Nice A contractor...

    The old 'quid pro quo' .. Nice

    A contractor was saved that blessed day.. HMRC wept a tear.. accountants ordered another round.
  46. I try to when I can remember the agency name from...

    I try to when I can remember the agency name from the list.

    I've encounered about 1/3 of them and they never result in any sort of gig, interview, lead or otherwise.
    They just spam your phone,...
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    Well I've just boomed again! 2nd time in 2 weeks....

    Well I've just boomed again! 2nd time in 2 weeks.

    Better/normal rate, remote work, and starts next week.
    My first one is still holding back on start dates, and the rate doesn't measure up so its...
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    Plant based roast 'Tofurky' anyone? ...

    Plant based roast 'Tofurky' anyone?

    Plant-Based Roast & Gravy - Tofurky

    https://tofurky-tofurky.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/tofurky-holiday-roast-gravy-main.png
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    Probably, after I was turned around and flung out...

    Probably, after I was turned around and flung out of it back into contractor land.
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    Both I guess. It sounded pretty good to sit in...

    Both I guess. It sounded pretty good to sit in for a while, in a stable industry during covid. The role gets to transform the IT estate for the business, and with clear progression into a CTO role....
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