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    Doh, ignore this thread, over to the other......

    Doh, ignore this thread, over to the other... :igmc:
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    Global warming caused by cosmic rays

    Looks like CERN have been doing some work around climate change and found out that it's largly nothing to do with us:

    CERN: 'Climate models will need to be substantially revised' ? The Register
    ...
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    Scaremongering bulltulip. Average background...

    Scaremongering bulltulip.

    Average background radiation over a day (assuming you don't live in Cornwall) is 10 microsiliverts.

    10,000 times this is 100 milisiliverts

    About the same as 17 CT...
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    Reduced Corporation Tax For Us, Or Not?

    Does anybody know if the Corporation tax rate cut applies to the Small profits rate as well as the main rate?

    I was quite happy earlier when hearing about the 2% cut, but now I'm not so sure...
  5. Thread: RAID 1 failure

    by Ardesco
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    :rollin:

    :rollin:
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    Almost as much rubbish in this thread as in the...

    Almost as much rubbish in this thread as in the mainstream media...

    A few snippets from Why I am not worried about Japan’s nuclear reactors. | Morgsatlarge – blogorific.
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    Explosions like that are expected and the reactor...

    Explosions like that are expected and the reactor is designed to deal with it!

    The backup power generators were washed away by the tsunami.

    Read the link ;)
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    Stuff in the media is mainly bulltulip. Here's...

    Stuff in the media is mainly bulltulip.

    Here's a good explanation of what happens in this situation:

    Why I am not worried about Japan’s nuclear reactors. | Morgsatlarge – blogorific.

    If...
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    I use Pietty: PieTTY (pputty): piaip's...

    I use Pietty:

    PieTTY (pputty): piaip's reimplementation of PuTTY

    Just like putty but allows you to make the windows transparent which I find very useful so that I can see what's going on in the...
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    All the good stuff is involving some level of...

    All the good stuff is involving some level of automated now IMHO. Agile testing is quite big right now and you don't have time to manual regression test everything in an Agile environment so things...
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    I'm using Aquiss atm, Sky have big things planned...

    I'm using Aquiss atm, Sky have big things planned I hear so well worth a look!
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    ROFL Most places use one of the following: ...

    ROFL

    Most places use one of the following:

    Subversion (subversion.tigris.org)
    Mercurial (Mercurial SCM)
    Git (Git - Fast Version Control System)

    They are all open source :)
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    When I have been sifting through CV's to pick who...

    When I have been sifting through CV's to pick who to interview before I have interviewed people who were £25-£50 a day more than the budget (depending on the budget) to see what they are like. My...
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    Try http://www.plantuml.com

    Try http://www.plantuml.com
  15. If an agency has a copy of my company's...

    If an agency has a copy of my company's certificate of registration and with that a signed letter from my company stating that all employees have been vetted and found to be legal to work in the UK...
  16. Have you got permission of HMSO to hold copies of...

    Have you got permission of HMSO to hold copies of passports then (And no other legislation suggesting you use a passport to validate identity doesn't mean you don't have to have the permission of...
  17. I've always refused to let agents have a copy of...

    I've always refused to let agents have a copy of my passport. I always tell them that they can meet me in person to validate that it is real, and that I am the person in the picture and every time...
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    I used to have a couple on 700+ days but I...

    I used to have a couple on 700+ days but I rebuilt then recently with Squeeze which required a reboot. Current longest is:


    ardesco@foo:~$ uptime
    23:13:28 up 395 days, 6:25, 1 user, load...
  19. So how is the agency telling the end client that...

    So how is the agency telling the end client that my eligibility to work in the UK has been checked any different from my company telling the agency hat my eligibility to work in the UK has been...
  20. I don't have a problem with producing my passport...

    I don't have a problem with producing my passport so that an agent can verify who I am. I do have an issue with agents insisting that they need to keep a copy of my passport for no reason,...
  21. You don't need to if you are engaging my company,...

    You don't need to if you are engaging my company, the only entity that needs to confirm that I am eligible to work in the UK is my employer (which is my company not you). It's my company that is at...
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    Just moved over to Linux Mint Debian Edition and...

    Just moved over to Linux Mint Debian Edition and it's great! I then switch from gnome to KDE4 which IMHO is the much better GUI, but that takes a bit of tweaking :)

    (This is on my laptop mind...
  23. They DO NOT need to hold a copy of your passport if you are opted out.

    Just thought I would highlight this as every time I exercise my right to not have an agency take a copy of my passport I seem to be wither not believed, told I'm breaking the law or just generally...
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    It's all about the sun!

    I've been banging on about the Sun being more to blame than anything we do for a few years now, looks like others are starting to come across to my way of thinking :)

    Is the Met. Office facing...
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    Looking at the pic he looks wider than the...

    Looking at the pic he looks wider than the doorway, must be interesting watching him try to squeeze himself into the toilet when he's desperate to go....
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    A great big Happy new Year from me as well :) ...

    A great big Happy new Year from me as well :)

    Here's to 2011 being a prosperous one for contractors :music:
  27. Thread: Snow news?

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    This was us at lunch time today: ...

    This was us at lunch time today:

    http://a.yfrog.com/img618/3125/rwa.jpg
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    It will be for accounts, some site admin work,...

    It will be for accounts, some site admin work, answering support queries, etc.

    I'm thinking deffo the 13" at the moment, but don't know if I should go for the base 13" or go for one of the more...
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    What no replies?? Somebody on here must have...

    What no replies??

    Somebody on here must have some insight into these surely....
  30. I think postgres is more stable and better at...

    I think postgres is more stable and better at dealing with load than MySQL, so may be worth investigating.
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    Which MacBook Air?

    Anybody have any hints as to which one has enough power to keep the missus happy without totally breaking the bank?

    Also any must have add-ons?
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    Linux Server - Debian Linux Desktop -...

    Linux Server - Debian
    Linux Desktop - Ubuntu/Mint

    HTH
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    I personally tell them they can't swap my tyres...

    I personally tell them they can't swap my tyres round. They then go into their lecture about how it's company policy and for safety and yadda yadda yadda.

    I let them finish off their lecture and...
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    Winamp Media Player - MP3, Video, and Music...

    Winamp Media Player - MP3, Video, and Music Player - Winamp ?
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    Poll: bah :frown

    bah
    :frown
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    http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/36953-globa...

    http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/36953-global-warming.html#post726426
    :freaky:
  37. Thread: Linux hosting

    by Ardesco
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    pimp :)

    pimp :)
  38. If they employ you, yes. HTH

    If they employ you, yes.

    HTH
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    You may want to rethink the idea of contracting...

    You may want to rethink the idea of contracting then. Remember a contract is only guaranteed to be as long as the notice period they have to give you (And not even that a lot of the time)...
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    Depends what version, but the newer MS stuff...

    Depends what version, but the newer MS stuff usually exposes menus when you press alt.
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    Check the time zone your computer thinks you are...

    Check the time zone your computer thinks you are in.
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    Try Control Panel -> Homegroup or paste: ...

    Try Control Panel -> Homegroup or paste:

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\HomeGroup

    into an explorer window location bar.

    Just lets you change your sharing settings
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    I just bought a HP TM2-1010ea and I'm very happy....

    I just bought a HP TM2-1010ea and I'm very happy.

    tm2-1010ea - Google Product Search

    Now I just need to buy the missus one too (she kind of fell in love with it when I took it out of the...
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    Congrats again :)

    Congrats again :)
  45. Thread: iPhone - BIK?

    by Ardesco
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    What a load of pap, they are blatantly just...

    What a load of pap, they are blatantly just trying to get more revenue due to the fact that Blackberry's and iPhone are so popular. What do these two phones do that a Android or the latest win...
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    North Sea Oil HTH

    North Sea Oil

    HTH
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    http://photos.commongate.com/11/38441_7dtr2scy8f_l...

    http://photos.commongate.com/11/38441_7dtr2scy8f_l.jpg
  48. I have had an Alienware for the past 3 and a bit...

    I have had an Alienware for the past 3 and a bit years and although initially I was quite happy cracks started to appear quicker than I expected. The CPU fan finally gave out yesterday and I won't...
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    Have you tried topping it up with distilled water...

    Have you tried topping it up with distilled water (Obviously not an option if it's a sealed one).

    Low water levels stop them from holding charge and they are often fine again once topped up.

    HTH
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    i worked with a chairman of one of the BCS's and...

    i worked with a chairman of one of the BCS's and he was without doubt the most incompetent person I have ever worked with. With that in mind i'm not a member and have no intention of ever becoming...
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