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    A more meaningful statistic would be the...

    A more meaningful statistic would be the proportion of each race that commits these offences. It is no surprise white people are the highest number of offenders, given that white are 86% of the...
  2. no, looks more like birth control. The Spartans...

    no, looks more like birth control. The Spartans used to do that....
  3. I will be waiting until next year. The PS4 and...

    I will be waiting until next year. The PS4 and Xbox versions are terrible, with frame rate drops and very empty looking areas with few NPCs.

    I will consider PS5 or Xbox series X when the next gen...
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    Poll: Judging by the responses, a lot of people must be...

    Judging by the responses, a lot of people must be quoting logical , using task manager.

    I quoted physical.

    No doubt core counts will start going up, when people start buying the 8 core Apple...
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    true, but councils can soon bully people in to...

    true, but councils can soon bully people in to buying electric cars. Bristol has already banned diesels from 07:30-15:30 in the day. People there will already want different cars.
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    I did read that the Australians have an IR35...

    I did read that the Australians have an IR35 style tax setup for contractors. From reading, it was much more strict than the IR35 rules here. It was based on IR35 style taxes applying, if you do not...
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    Not odd in my experience. Had an agency do the...

    Not odd in my experience. Had an agency do the checks for both banking and water. Water is even stricter than banking, where they want urine tests.


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  8. Good one, Playstation would probably be on my...

    Good one, Playstation would probably be on my dream customer list. In 20 years of contracting, I have never been anywhere, where I like their products.
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    Good point. So the rationale for school meals is...

    Good point. So the rationale for school meals is keeping kids attentive during lessons. If the kids are not in sessions, then logically they do not need the meals. The parents have been given extra...
  10. we take the fishing waters back from Europe. Then...

    we take the fishing waters back from Europe. Then our fishermen have an effective monopoly. Does not matter about the extra tax. 60% of our fishing grounds are used by foreign boats. The French and...
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    Leeds MP states why he voted against free school...

    Leeds MP states why he voted against free school meals.

    He said: "This Conservative Government has increased the basic Universal Credit payment by over £1,100 to assist low-paid families...
  12. yes, the "Freedom" service would do all of the...

    yes, the "Freedom" service would do all of the above. My router does not, but it was installed by Virgin 4 years ago. Maybe lacking in modern features.
  13. There is a service you can buy Called "Freedom"....

    There is a service you can buy Called "Freedom". It makes a local proxy on Android/IOS/Windows/Mac.

    This is useful, as you can just block your sons devices, without affecting the whole router....
  14. If they mean keeping LTD, and just paying this, I...

    If they mean keeping LTD, and just paying this, I would prefer this to IR35 because"
    *It won't scare the client away from using contractors, or upset the relationship
    *You can still use schedule D...
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    Its not unusual for BMW to recall cars on fire...

    Its not unusual for BMW to recall cars on fire risk. All BMW diesels from late 2013 onwards had to be recalled last year, due to fire risk from an EGR cooler. Mine went in for a scope. But...
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    I didn't think you could claim for food local to...

    I didn't think you could claim for food local to your home office. I always thought it had to be part of a trip e.g at least far enough to look like a trip to see a customer. I would have thought...
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    I hear some pubs chains are selling themselves as...

    I hear some pubs chains are selling themselves as local offices, with coffee and other food deals. Not interested myself, but something you could look in to. Heard this on the radio.
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    who is driving diesel Hondas though? I never saw...

    who is driving diesel Hondas though? I never saw many on the motorways. Probably a lot to do with Honda diesels not being very desirable with British company car drivers.

    I will be more impressed...
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    Poll: Regarding next gen. I am PS4 now. But thinking PC...

    Regarding next gen. I am PS4 now. But thinking PC next gen. Reasons for going PC are:

    *you get the Xbox games anyway
    *consoles are very expensive once you add in £50 annual Xbox live or...
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    Poll: Been on GeForce Now for a few months. It’s great...

    Been on GeForce Now for a few months. It’s great for turn based or strategy games. I am playing Battletech and Star Renegades on their at the moment.

    I am not sure how good it is for games...
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    I believe they do. But most people don’t keep...

    I believe they do. But most people don’t keep their phone static and turned on?


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    iPhone X was the first, so they have had OLED...

    iPhone X was the first, so they have had OLED since 2017. It was only the cheap ones that kept LCD.


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    Re: diversity rules. Film makers are more...

    Re: diversity rules. Film makers are more interested in profit, rather than getting academy awards


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    I bought a SecretLab Titan a few months back....

    I bought a SecretLab Titan a few months back. SecretLab do official chairs for gaming tournaments, so they are designed to be comfortable and durable. I am enjoying mine so far. I got the stealth...
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    3 months notice is outrageous. That would make...

    3 months notice is outrageous. That would make moving to another permanent job difficult, never mind a contract. I dont see how they can enforce these notice periods.
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    Out of interest, which countries are any better?...

    Out of interest, which countries are any better?


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    Probably done so the money did not go to foreign...

    Probably done so the money did not go to foreign corporations, and is used to employ a Brit.


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    Gyroscope is there so that the phone knows when...

    Gyroscope is there so that the phone knows when you put the headphones down. Had that on the AirPods for a while.
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    White silence is violence

    I notice British press have been very quiet about Kenosha and Portland. I suspect they want to discourage the copying of BLM actions like last time.


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    The white militias with rifles moved in to...

    The white militias with rifles moved in to Kenosha, and have begun shooting the kinds of people you mention. BLM have had it good for a while. One sided looting and violence. It’s going to get harder...
  31. @javadogsbody my understanding is since your...

    @javadogsbody my understanding is since your customer is the fee payer, they are responsible for your determination. You may also be exempt due to the small company rule.

    However, there is nothing...
  32. there is an exemption for small companies (below...

    there is an exemption for small companies (below a turnover of £10.2 million. Balance sheet total is no more than £5.1 million) The OP mentioned a small company customer
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    36” is uncommon, most are 34” at quad HD...

    36” is uncommon, most are 34” at quad HD resolution, or 32 inch at 4K resolution. Highly recommend 32” at 4K, avoid quad HD. Due to the higher pixel density at 4K, you can get more on screen e.g on a...
  34. in 20 years of contracting, seen a couple of...

    in 20 years of contracting, seen a couple of nasty situations develop from agents taking larger than expected cuts.

    1. client insisted I tell them my day rate at interview. Only happened once, but...
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    I experienced a 10% rate cut request, during the...

    I experienced a 10% rate cut request, during the 2008 crisis. I took it at the time, as the market was in a bad state.

    Are your skills rare enough that you could refuse the rate cut request? If...
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    I just bought a "Secret Lab" gaming chair. They...

    I just bought a "Secret Lab" gaming chair. They do the chairs for video game conferences. Designed for people sitting at desks, gaming all day. They have some fun options, with the range of chairs...
  37. I hope he doesn't forget about WhatsApp. All...

    I hope he doesn't forget about WhatsApp. All those WhatsApp messages, we could have been sending via pen and paper!
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    I had some Debenhams shares. Shareholders are...

    I had some Debenhams shares. Shareholders are getting nothing from this sale.
  39. waste of time. Just work out how much obesity...

    waste of time. Just work out how much obesity costs the NHS, then make fat people pay increased income tax to cover it. Personally I am fat, and would not have an issue with this(not embarrassingly...
  40. Indeed, the only high street shops that have a...

    Indeed, the only high street shops that have a chance are those that can offer an "experience" e.g dining, or a personal shopping assistant maybe, or perhaps events where fans can get together as a...
  41. I use sharesmagazine.co.uk, to look at the...

    I use sharesmagazine.co.uk, to look at the financials, and I find the RNS updates area for each stock is well laid out and easy to browse.


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    A lot of agencies call these fixed term contracts...

    A lot of agencies call these fixed term contracts (FTC). You go on the payroll, and have none of the advantages of being a contractor, while not having the job security of being an employee. They...
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    Race war vs. Class war

    But the race war is the class war in disguise , as BLM has been infiltrated by the hard left. Seen BLM riots where there are more blacks in the police. Plenty of whites there rioting.


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    Every BMW I had over the last 20 years had a...

    Every BMW I had over the last 20 years had a timing chain. Doesn’t mean the chain won’t degrade though. I stretched a timing chain on my last BMW. Fortunately under warranty, was a £2500 fix, free to...
  45. the article makes no mention of inter company...

    the article makes no mention of inter company transfers, where outsourcers can bring in Indian workers, without the worker paying tax, and they can offset the workers expenses against tax.

    Since...
  46. The part I find astonishing is the removal of the...

    The part I find astonishing is the removal of the "resident labour market test".

    What used to happen there, was that a company had to prove they could not recruit a UK resident first, before...
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    Yes, I applied for 2 inside. After the extra tax,...

    Yes, I applied for 2 inside. After the extra tax, I would be getting my minimum outside day rate, excluding expenses.


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    -regarding your point about BLM US not being anti...

    -regarding your point about BLM US not being anti capitalist:

    *the BLM US CHOP zone in New York, contains graffiti stating they want to abolish capitalism at 24:18, including a Soviet style hammer...
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    Even Elon Musk thinks Tesla shares are over...

    Even Elon Musk thinks Tesla shares are over valued. Investors will be suing him over it.


    302 Moved


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    All I see is Schmidt blaming trump, for the...

    All I see is Schmidt blaming trump, for the problems brought on by Covid.

    Most countries are suffering. Only New Zealand seemed to have a good response, and they had an extra month to think about...
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