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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?
  2. 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.
  4. 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.
  10. 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...
  14. 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.
  17. 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.
  19. 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"...
  20. 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,...
  24. Or asked.

    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...
  26. And you could sell the rights for a reality TV...

    And you could sell the rights for a reality TV show.
  27. 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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  29. 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!
  31. It doesn't have to be illegal for tax to be due...

    It doesn't have to be illegal for tax to be due on it. As said above, it was patently clear from 2010 onwards that using these schemes was a high-risk choice. And it was a choice (notwithstanding a...
  32. How much would someone have had to gross over the...

    How much would someone have had to gross over the years to accumulate a £180K loan charge?
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    And that's when you realised that those that say...

    And that's when you realised that those that say "and this is your chance to interview the employer too" are talking bollocks.
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    Poll: I'm late to this, but was it determined if the...

    I'm late to this, but was it determined if the latter post necessarily ruled out the former?
  35. And what happened when you took them to the small...

    And what happened when you took them to the small claims court?

    Do you have this other solicitors advice in writing? Did you pay for that advice? Was their bill correct?

    Your issue is you paid...
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    https://i.imgur.com/RHShIoK.gif

    https://i.imgur.com/RHShIoK.gif
  37. Have you asked each of the 4 UC's your first...

    Have you asked each of the 4 UC's your first question?

    The other 2 questions are your concern, not not theirs, but its correctly been pointed out that you have to use "this years" pension...
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    Universal Credit (after burning through any...

    Universal Credit (after burning through any warchest you have)
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    What software do you use that auto-posts this...

    What software do you use that auto-posts this every month?
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    Is the work he'll do for you in any way relate to...

    Is the work he'll do for you in any way relate to the work he does from his employer - not just that it's software development, but could there be any IP implications? His contract might actually...
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    And you no doubt asked each why their...

    And you no doubt asked each why their recommendation was beneficial over the other. What were the answers?
  42. I didn't suggest anyone post personal details but...

    I didn't suggest anyone post personal details but its probably good you highlight this again. The poster has not made it clear if they've had any recent comms with HMRC for the schema provider, so...
  43. You could start by telling what you have done....

    You could start by telling what you have done. eg, what comms/agreements have you had with HMRC. What (if anything) have you disclosed to them via your self-assessment, or otherwise.

    And have you...
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    I'm calling hoax (sorry, #fakenews) EDIT:...

    I'm calling hoax (sorry, #fakenews)

    EDIT: Although, there's a picture of Percy here: Turnip Prize winner is a play on words | Weston Mercury
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    I'll have a go. Did they replace all their...

    I'll have a go. Did they replace all their revolving doors?
  46. I did, and it is potentially ambiguous. So, going...

    I did, and it is potentially ambiguous. So, going direct does not, in itself, change the profile risk that comes from IR35, but I accept the nature of such engagement may mean other mitigations can...
  47. The Halifax app also provides payment in/out...

    The Halifax app also provides payment in/out notifications. Although sometimes seemingly real-time, I suspect some level of polling takes place as there can be delays too.
  48. Why is going direct better for IR35?

    Why is going direct better for IR35?
  49. Are you looking for a bank/account that provides...

    Are you looking for a bank/account that provides these notifications, or a product that is bank-agnostic and can do this with any bank/account of your choice?

    I doubt the latter can exist and...
  50. It would be nice if you could "repay" the £60K on...

    It would be nice if you could "repay" the £60K on paper only, knowing you'll get more than that back via the cash disbursement a few months later, and could settle things up then, but you'd need to...
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