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    And he was skiing in France (VdI)

    And he was skiing in France (VdI)
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    Sticky: Can I come round and visit?

    Can I come round and visit?
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    Sticky: I've a KitchenAid machine. Built like a tank,...

    I've a KitchenAid machine. Built like a tank, does a great job. Would like a La Pavoni PHL (or Europiccola), but need a bigger kitchen and a bit of a redesign to do it right
  4. It might have cost you 2 million (I notice you...

    It might have cost you 2 million (I notice you didn't mention the currency), but have you checked to see if it's still worth over £1million in today's market?
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    Evidence that NAT learns from his mistakes.

    Evidence that NAT learns from his mistakes.
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    Oh, don't get me wrong, one delivery barely...

    Oh, don't get me wrong, one delivery barely touches the surface.
    I've seen local guidelines being issued suggesting masks can be washed/wiped down between use. No they can't.
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    There was a large delivery of masks due to clear...

    There was a large delivery of masks due to clear Heathrow today. It got through 2 days early, so deliveries were being made yesterday. Most of these were going to privately managed hospitals
  8. They can insist on it, in the same way you can...

    They can insist on it, in the same way you can walk away from your contract.

    There's very few IT agencies I know of that choose to do weekly invoicing as it's more expensive for them.
    It's times...
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    Sticky: 75ml, give or take And a lungo is around 150ml...

    75ml, give or take

    And a lungo is around 150ml

    In Italy you don't order an espresso, you order a coffee. If you want anything other than an espresso, then you order that by name.
    Coffee =...
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    Moved to the contracts section. Bad news is...

    Moved to the contracts section.

    Bad news is that a notice period is only valid if there is a signed contract in place.
    If they have moth-balled the work, then I suspect you won't get offered a...
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    Sticky: She'll be on the Veuve. Not sure what we'll...

    She'll be on the Veuve.

    Not sure what we'll drink on Saturday/Sunday/Monday though.
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    Sticky: They are also selling some groceries, and yes,...

    They are also selling some groceries, and yes, beer is deemed essential.
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: On my second lungo of the...

    Morning all :wave:
    On my second lungo of the day.
    Blue skies, going to be a hot one.

    For some reason (which I suspect was a fox), my guineas started alarm calling at 5.20 this morning.

    In...
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    Sticky: Eggy ommm. They taste similar to our chicken...

    Eggy ommm.
    They taste similar to our chicken eggs, but then our chucks lay eggs that are proper free range, so they don’t taste like supermarket ones.
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    Sticky: In other news, my dad (approaching 85, in...

    In other news, my dad (approaching 85, in lockdown) sent an email through tonight of a poem he wrote about being in lockdown.

    Unlike me, it’s clear his mental faculties are still there.
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    Sticky: Yada yada yada... Guinea fowl egg in the...

    Yada yada yada...

    Guinea fowl egg in the middle, large chicken egg on the right:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49751043576_05fb6d928e_b.jpg

    Both poached by The Wife (tm):...
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    That's basically how all permanent jobs work. ...

    That's basically how all permanent jobs work.
    The company gives you so many days off per year, it's up to you to take them.
    You work for them PAYE, they give you a net salary at the end of each...
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    Sticky: :( Two of the 4 people carrying out the training...

    :( Two of the 4 people carrying out the training last week have come down with it. The Wife (tm) and one other are still OK)

    :) Tayla laid an egg today - that's both guinea fowl laying now!
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    Sticky: I use Outfox The Market for my electricity - they...

    I use Outfox The Market for my electricity - they use 100% wind generated energy and tend to be good value.

    They've just emailed me to advise that they are reducing the cost of my tariff by quite...
  20. Thread: A First for HMRC

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    Fraudsters likely to target furlough scheme, says...

    Fraudsters likely to target furlough scheme, says HMRC chief | Politics | The Guardian

    Or, to reword it:
    HMRC promise to target furlough scheme
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    Just popped over the road to see my elderly 86...

    Just popped over the road to see my elderly 86 year old neighbour to ask if she needed anything from Tesco.
    Luckily she did so I gave her my list.
    There’s no point in us both going really
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    I can’t believe the government are relying on...

    I can’t believe the government are relying on models to forecast the pandemic, they should ask scientists instead, they’re not as pretty but they know a lot more.
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    Sticky: The cellar is well lit, means you are more likely...

    The cellar is well lit, means you are more likely to get the right bottle/case.

    The under-cellar, is well-clad in soundproofing.
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    Sticky: Sure, but our downstairs wet room has sun tubes...

    Sure, but our downstairs wet room has sun tubes in it, so rarely need additional lighting
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    Sticky: Anyway

    Anyway
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    Sticky: Shower what?

    Shower what?
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    Sticky: ...on a careful day, 26mpg.

    ...on a careful day, 26mpg.
  28. Thread: Boris is dead

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    OK, again with your twisting to try to seem the...

    OK, again with your twisting to try to seem the Right people won't be treated.

    Tell me, who "deserves" better care?
    How many have been missed so far?
    Why were they missed?

    Rather than making...
  29. Thread: Boris is dead

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    Key workers: NHS staff. Ambulance drivers. ...

    Key workers: NHS staff. Ambulance drivers.

    Think of it like this: Boris is currently in hospital, but by virtue of him not being at work: no one has lost their life, nor has the country collapsed...
  30. Thread: Boris is dead

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    Is Saint Boris a VC holder? What grounds would...

    Is Saint Boris a VC holder?

    What grounds would you use to define the level of treatment someone gets?
  31. Are you saying that Farage's extremism is more...

    Are you saying that Farage's extremism is more tolerable to you than Mosley? The Youth would be proud of you, how you've kept the faith after losing WWII to the Allies.
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    Sticky: The Alfa isn't a hooligan tool, although the...

    The Alfa isn't a hooligan tool, although the Skoda Ateca is.
    Hooligans don't buy Alfas because they were told that 40 years ago Alfas rusted, therefore they must be very unreliable today.

    So,...
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    FCO advise that all non-essential travel is now...

    FCO advise that all non-essential travel is now off indefinitely. It was supposed to be "up for review" on 16th April

    Foreign Office warns Brits to avoid travelling abroad indefinitely -...
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    Sticky: 1990s: What's the reason for the NI Police's...

    1990s:
    What's the reason for the NI Police's name? Because they are, you see.
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    Sticky: Some to put on the list: 2020 Audi Q8 Review |...

    Some to put on the list:

    2020 Audi Q8 Review | Top Gear

    2020 Jaguar F-Pace Review | Top Gear

    2020 Maserati Levante Review | Top Gear

    Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 AMG Review | Top Gear
  36. Thread: Boris is dead

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    Donald Trump says UK asking for 200 'desperately...

    Donald Trump says UK asking for 200 'desperately needed' ventilators from US amid coronavirus crisis | London Evening Standard

    Trump said he asked 'genius' drug companies to help Boris Johnson...
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    Sticky: Towing anything? Going off-road much? ...

    Towing anything?

    Going off-road much?

    Carrying many people?
  38. Thread: Boris is dead

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    According to Donald yesterday: 1. The UK has...

    According to Donald yesterday:
    1. The UK has begged the US for 200 ventilators, which he is currently considering
    2. He is sending 3 top people from 2 large medical companies to help Boris in...
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    Had a similar message from O2 this morning.

    Good news for Darren is that reduced staff = more car parking spaces. Every cloud, and all that.
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    Sticky: Usual questions: What are your requirements? What...

    Usual questions: What are your requirements? What is your budget? What mileage will you be doing? What age? What payment process?
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: some light high-level cloud,...

    Morning all :wave: some light high-level cloud, but quite pleasant out.
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    And he's got the Wail backing him.

    And he's got the Wail backing him.
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    Sticky: TFBSZ.

    TFBSZ.
  44. Thread: Coronavirus in UK

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    They have to give daily stats so that those who...

    They have to give daily stats so that those who can review data and look at 7 day trends are able to do that. Then those who hang off daily figures can pick and choose to suit their opinions.
    ...
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    Who's June?

    Who's June?
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    It appears 3M need raw materials from Canada to...

    It appears 3M need raw materials from Canada to produce the masks.
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    Sticky: Jumped off one call on training users to go onto...

    Jumped off one call on training users to go onto another one about the B word impact for medical import licences.
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    Sticky: Sitting on a training course, where all the users...

    Sitting on a training course, where all the users are remote, rather than at their desks. I'm just here to help with any questions outside of the normal stuff.

    Biggest issues: SKYPE, their pet...
  49. I'm using up the last of some Wessex organic...

    I'm using up the last of some Wessex organic wholemeal bread flour today.

    I tend to stick with British organic flour. Might be more expensive than foreign or unethical stuff, but it's supporting...
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    BrilloPad: Having trouble staying inside? Just...

    BrilloPad: Having trouble staying inside? Just imagine I'm playing a gig outside.
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