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    From the article: "But the academics say no-one...

    From the article:
    "But the academics say no-one should be forced to enrol - at least initially."
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    Why build an app then?

    Why build an app then?
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    I wasn't suggesting our government were up to no...

    I wasn't suggesting our government were up to no good, I think they genuinely are looking for ideas to get out of this mess and move forward, but the concern I have is about things like this becoming...
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    :eyes ...

    :eyes

    https://i2-prod.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article9456866.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/GP16713098.jpg
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    Coronavirus tracking app

    I'm worried to read about the new 'virus-tracing app' idea being floated around by BBC.

    Coronavirus: UK considers virus-tracing app to ease lockdown

    They've even put together animated...
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    Next the WHO will be telling us not to eat...

    Next the WHO will be telling us not to eat chocolate, and will try to take bacon away from us... :suicide:
  7. Yep, software developers need to leave this to...

    Yep, software developers need to leave this to the experts.
    The problem with software developers building ventilators is:

    1. they'll try to do it agile.
    2. they'll treat it like an MVP, using a...
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    Given we have a tory government I'm hoping for a...

    Given we have a tory government I'm hoping for a business friendly low tax environment to power us out of this mess, combined with some axe-wielding public sector 'right-sizing'.
    Apart from the NHS...
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    Its QE money. Crisp fresh £50 notes from our...

    Its QE money. Crisp fresh £50 notes from our royal mint. Sure it's designed to be 'reversible' borrowing, but they don't have to do that.
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    To be honest, after 'this' I'm not sure all of...

    To be honest, after 'this' I'm not sure all of our stuff will be made exclusively in China anymore. They could be set to lose 50% of their manufacturing orders.
    I don't think it'll apply to China...
  11. Exactly. There would be like 1 or 2 confirmed UK...

    Exactly. There would be like 1 or 2 confirmed UK infections and we'd be closing the borders. There would be utter outrage from holiday makers planning a cheap winter getaway in Benidorm.
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    I had one call today about a remote role. Big...

    I had one call today about a remote role. Big consultancy firm. Good rate.

    Sounded legit until he followed up with an email asking for permission to represent along with "two references".
    ...
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    Haha.. just what I was thinking. My insurer...

    Haha.. just what I was thinking.

    My insurer was in absolute meltdown when I tried to contact them earlier in the month and still is. The whole country has been claiming at the same time due to FCO...
  14. Exactly, I asked them what options I had. I...

    Exactly, I asked them what options I had. I outsource payroll and PAYE admin to my accountant, its their job is to understand all of this and be ready if I request it.

    I think this is just going...
  15. My accountant has done something similar. When I...

    My accountant has done something similar. When I asked they sent me a standard response email with lots of stuff about self-employment (they know I'm not a sole trader) and a little bit about LTD...
  16. Thats the government plan, but the reality is...

    Thats the government plan, but the reality is that they cant save everyone. There isnt a big magic pause button. The economy is in freefall and theres just some guy below running around with an old...
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    Job lot

    Just seen an agent post on LinkedIn. He's trying to find new jobs for an entire 45 person product and engineering team.
    He said they've all been cut due to the coronavirus.
    Head of engineering,...
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    I thought they were alright to be honest.

    I thought they were alright to be honest.
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    Goodbye to carluccios...

    .. just entered administration.

    I wonder if any others will announce today?
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    I was going to add this link to PS's new thread,...

    I was going to add this link to PS's new thread, but its closed so I can't.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Benefits

    Note there are no in-person appointments because of coronavirus, so its all done...
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    OK got it. Misunderstood the context of this...

    OK got it. Misunderstood the context of this thread
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    Please return your radiator key on the way out

    Please return your radiator key on the way out
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    I'm confused why anyone would go for JSA, unless...

    I'm confused why anyone would go for JSA, unless they don't qualify for furlough. Was that a joke?

    JSA is there to help someone to find work whilst giving them basic support. Those who are unable...
  24. and now Matt Hancock tested positive!

    and now Matt Hancock tested positive!
  25. Me too, and being highly risk averse I made the...

    Me too, and being highly risk averse I made the choice to build a large enough warchest to survive this, but not forever. I've had years to prepare, and not everyone is in the same boat and will be...
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    Police road checkpoints are coming.. They're...

    Police road checkpoints are coming..

    They're already set up in Cornwall and Devon, and North Yorkshire will be next... It said so in The Sun today, so it must be true.

    I guess many people drive...
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    Also... no eggs? Even hens are now a panic...

    Also... no eggs?

    Even hens are now a panic buy item

    Families strip poultry farms of chickens as supermarkets run out of eggs
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    Couple of days ago I saw 3 drunken homeless men...

    Couple of days ago I saw 3 drunken homeless men standing around chatting, holding cans of super strong larger.
    I didn't say anything to them at the time as I'm not one of those nazi citizen types....
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    That's what we need right now.. negativity, blame...

    That's what we need right now.. negativity, blame and disbelief, along with a load of irrelevant examples of countries who have had far worse pandemic preparedness.

    Boris is actually leaving the...
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    Well then someone made a very bad judgement call...

    Well then someone made a very bad judgement call didn't they? Clearly it wasn't over.

    You're right though, the problem we face right now is that supression by limiting economic activity and...
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    No mention of Duchy Originals products?.. FFS I...

    No mention of Duchy Originals products?.. FFS
    I picked up 2 chest freezers worth last week and now that Prince Charles is testing positive I need to know if I have to throw it all out or not... will...
  32. Trump should pay closer attention to his voters...

    Trump should pay closer attention to his voters concerns too..

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1242791466885414914
  33. hopefully we wont be needing this now that we...

    hopefully we wont be needing this now that we switched delay tactic to 'supression':

    Tory MP claims Hyde Park will be coronavirus morgue - then backtracks
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    Sticky: Can anyone recommend an ITIL v4 Foundation online...

    Can anyone recommend an ITIL v4 Foundation online training course? One of those self-paced courses would be good, but needs to be decent with videos etc.

    Has anyone tried the Knowledge Academy...
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    :eyes ..tell you what, lets not commit to...

    :eyes

    ..tell you what, lets not commit to anything just yet.. check back on them in 2 years and review?
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    Why do you want to tax the essential workers?

    Why do you want to tax the essential workers?
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    My Ocado delivery arrived yesterday also! They...

    My Ocado delivery arrived yesterday also!

    They didn't have my artisan sourdough bread so they substituted it with white toastie :mad:

    I'm currently writing a formal letter of complaint to the...
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    I think this is what Boris can do under the...

    I think this is what Boris can do under the current legal framework without new laws. We already have the ability to impose strong emergency controls unlike other countries who had to declare...
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    I think these guys should be OK as its food which...

    I think these guys should be OK as its food which is essential, especially if the supermarket is empty, though it would be good to see it defined.

    Off licences could be an interesting one though....
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    I thought only 'essential' workers could still...

    I thought only 'essential' workers could still travel to a place of work?

    Hmm seems this is a grey area
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    Even Majestic wine has shut down its website to...

    Even Majestic wine has shut down its website to demand for online orders. Shutting the boozers down has started the next wave of panic.
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    Do you live on takeaways? I guess they will...

    Do you live on takeaways?
    I guess they will replace restaurant meals for those who dont like cooking all of the time.
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    I'm now seeing a trickle of new contracts in my...

    I'm now seeing a trickle of new contracts in my skillset on Jobserve. All allowing remote work (obviously) and not bad rates either.

    Mandatory remote working is amazing as I can extend my search...
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    I was pointing out that McDonalds would be a good...

    I was pointing out that McDonalds would be a good food to stockpile since it can be preserved for years.
    I was a bit grossed out by the guy who ate his old burger and moldy fries though.
  45. Walked by my local pub yesterday and 'all' of the...

    Walked by my local pub yesterday and 'all' of the outdoor benches were occupied by people enjoying the sunshine. They'd brought their own booze, sandwiches and flasks of tea.

    Idiots.
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    Fancy a bite? McDonald's burger bought in Utah in...

    Fancy a bite? McDonald's burger bought in Utah in 1999 looks exactly the same as the day it was first flipped (even after it spent two years in a COAT POCKET)

    McDonald’s burger and fries still...
  47. Anyone else notice how BBC Breakfast sounds like...

    Anyone else notice how BBC Breakfast sounds like a communist state TV mouthpiece this morning?

    The presenters are putting on awkward smiles, bleating on about messages about social distancing, etc.
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    I'll take a barrel or two of donated beer. It'll...

    I'll take a barrel or two of donated beer. It'll only go to waste otherwise.
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    Panic buying

    Government have been shouting at us all today. Stop panic buying!

    However, I suspect a distraction in the media.

    Pubs, restaurants closed, schools closed, loads of people WFH and eating lunch...
  50. I was thinking we're going to end up with...

    I was thinking we're going to end up with hyperinflation given that BoE is now printing bucketloads of money for this?

    Or, were you thinking "how do I get some of that free money!!"?
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