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    Just signed off on a new contract with a previous...

    Just signed off on a new contract with a previous client after being benched since March.

    Been a struggle to get the contract tweaked, missed the first start date and went to the wire for the next...
  2. Thread: Great news

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    Is that a different meaning of "best" to the...

    Is that a different meaning of "best" to the usual one?

    Perhaps where "best" actually means "useless cretin"?
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    Can confirm faster payments now work - paid my...

    Can confirm faster payments now work - paid my salary a day earlier than needed as usual and received it the same day.

    So an improvement there.

    TBH I don't find the new layout to be awful. For...
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    The Man Who Would Be King

    One my favourite films - Connery and Caine at their best :glasses


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf6rX-q7lQY
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    Good list. I had a Sierra Estate years ago,...

    Good list.

    I had a Sierra Estate years ago, again not quick but a great workhorse and surprisingly pleasant for long trips.

    Still have a Mk1 Escort with 1660 xflow in it. Despite having a few...
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    Late 90's Subaru Legacy estate. Great car, paid...

    Late 90's Subaru Legacy estate. Great car, paid 750 quid for it 9 years ago.

    Not quick by any standards (non-turbo) but fun to drive (uprated the suspension) and plenty of room to shift stuff in...
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    I was joking.. :(

    I was joking.. :(
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    Leave now...

    Leave now...
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    Not just anywhere in Pompey either (although...

    Not just anywhere in Pompey either (although given the population density it could be) but Paulsgrove. Everybody is related to everybody else there :cretin:
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    Poll: This, but I would be much happier (well maybe not...

    This, but I would be much happier (well maybe not happier but more amenable) paying more tax if I knew those services were being run efficiently. I'm certainly not referring to all the medical staff...
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    Dino fuel cars will be around for decades yet -...

    Dino fuel cars will be around for decades yet - you may not be able to buy a new one but the millions of existing cars on the road won't be banned overnight.

    I wouldn't touch a Tesla if it was the...
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    Bad luck bud but you probably dodged a bullet...

    Bad luck bud but you probably dodged a bullet with a company that interviews like that.

    Hearing things like that makes me more determined than ever to try and avoid going perm.

    I've had a nod...
  13. Happening around here too - I just don't...

    Happening around here too - I just don't understand the mentality.

    Why spend all that money to make a house look like a post-war prefab?

    (actually most post-war prefabs had more character)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9r-NxuYszg I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9r-NxuYszg

    I remember the first time I listened to Eruption, never heard anything like it before. Blown away by it.

    Another guitar hero gone :(

    RIP Eddie
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    Dark mode is a big improvement. Not really...

    Dark mode is a big improvement.

    Not really noticed any other issues with it.. Except... I'm sure I don't always get notifications now (checked the settings for various groups and they are still...
  16. GPs also giving jabs to 50-64 age group if in...

    GPs also giving jabs to 50-64 age group if in vulnerable groups (e.g. Asthma etc)
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    No Penguins living there though (which is sad). ...

    No Penguins living there though (which is sad).

    Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus? - BBC News
  18. More excellent reads as usual Nick, thanks...

    More excellent reads as usual Nick, thanks :glasses



    Having been forced to spend part of my childhood in Pompey (thanks for nothing, Parents) the phrase "Portsmouth, a place you never go on...
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    The UGreen stuff is usually pretty good.

    The UGreen stuff is usually pretty good.
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    Probably had a severe attack of the munchies...

    Probably had a severe attack of the munchies after that :smokin
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    Ronald Bell: Kool & The Gang founder dies aged 68...

    Ronald Bell: Kool & The Gang founder dies aged 68 - BBC News
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    Another plus for PlusNet. Been with them for...

    Another plus for PlusNet.

    Been with them for years since the days of ADSL.

    Used to have to check their deals from time to time in order to get the best one but I believe they now give you the...
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    Fair point on AvForums. Is Black Friday still...

    Fair point on AvForums.

    Is Black Friday still worth it? Recent years it's seemed (to me at least) to be nothing special in terms of discounts (admittedly I wasn't looking for a tele).
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    Look forward to hearing what you think of new...

    Look forward to hearing what you think of new telly.

    It's also on my short list to replace our Panasonic 42" plasma, along with

    Panasonic TX50HX580B

    and

    LG 50UN73006LA
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    Don't forget recursion, they hate / don't...

    Don't forget recursion, they hate / don't understand that :glasses
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    :cry1: Also one of my favourite guitarists, he...

    :cry1:

    Also one of my favourite guitarists, he had a vibe that's missing in a lot of modern players


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjOD8i-8uWY
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    RIP Ennio Morricone

    Ennio Morricone Dead: Prolific Italian Composer Was 91 | Hollywood Reporter
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    :cry1:

    :cry1:
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    Poll: I won't be downloading - there's no version for...

    I won't be downloading - there's no version for Symbian :happy
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    Destined to fail - no market for them :laugh

    Destined to fail - no market for them :laugh
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    +1 :smokin

    +1 :smokin
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    Unless you are doing web page handling, my advice...

    Unless you are doing web page handling, my advice is to not use the await stuff and just do your multithreading the old school way, create and manage your own threads.

    Others will disagree of...
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    https://media.giphy.com/media/XsUtdIeJ0MWMo/giphy....

    https://media.giphy.com/media/XsUtdIeJ0MWMo/giphy.gif
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    :banana::banana::banana:

    :banana::banana::banana:
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    Mid 20s for mpg usually. I grew up in a time...

    Mid 20s for mpg usually.

    I grew up in a time where most people didn't wet themselves every time they went out for a drive in cars with no ABS, no crumple zones (apart from the passenger...
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    My newest car is now 21 years old, it's fun to...

    My newest car is now 21 years old, it's fun to drive, I can fix it if it breaks, and.... no telemetry.

    :glasses
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    Started watching that again last year on DVD -...

    Started watching that again last year on DVD - Spooky eh...

    Seems quite cheesy these days. First couple of episodes were fairly foreboding though.
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    Yeah fair enough, probably being unduly paranoid...

    Yeah fair enough, probably being unduly paranoid initially.

    I believe the other contractor (that I know of, there's probably more) is planning to bail in good time before April.
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    Client sending determination letters

    Heard from another contractor at the same client today that they have received a determination letter from the client stating they are "Inside" as of April (that contractor's contract extends past...
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    Read his book (Mercenary) when I was about 13 -...

    Read his book (Mercenary) when I was about 13 - interesting book.
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    Coarse thread.... :D :igmc:

    Coarse thread....

    :D

    :igmc:
  42. Thread: Dr Who 2020

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    Golden age of Dr Who for me was the period from...

    Golden age of Dr Who for me was the period from Ecclestone up to and including Matt Smith.

    Capaldi might have been good, but the poor stories let him down initially (I gather they got better but...
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    Monkey

    Monkey
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    Another vote for Synology having taken the plunge...

    Another vote for Synology having taken the plunge and upgraded from my old Netgear Duo NAS earlier this year. (The Netgear ran fine for 8 years or so with Seagate HDDS btw)

    Not the original...
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    Russell Brookes

    Missed this yesterday.. sad news.. top driver in his day :frown

    Obituary: Double British Rally champion Russell Brookes 1945-2019 - WRC - Autosport
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    :suicide: :yay:

    :suicide: :yay:
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    Get a life

    Get a life
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    :( Another of the greats off to that great gig...

    :(

    Another of the greats off to that great gig in the sky.
    (no apologies for the plagiarising Floyd - it just seemed appropriate :) )
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    Martian

    Martian
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    Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86...

    Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86 - BBC News
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