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    Mine's running in a container on a Linux box....

    Mine's running in a container on a Linux box. AFAICT all it does is a bit of DNSMasq to resolve ad tracking/telemetry/ad serving sites to a black hole. If anything it should make things faster. YMMV.
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    I do similar but at network level using PiHole....

    I do similar but at network level using PiHole. You can run it in a container on your laptop if you're out and about.
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    If you're having a log cabin built, presumably...

    If you're having a log cabin built, presumably you're having armoured power cables run down to it? If so, just pick up some armoured cat 5/6, bury it in the same trench as your power cables and have...
  4. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    How is that any different to investing in any...

    How is that any different to investing in any existing fund which buys/manages property? All you're doing is adding a virtual currency in place of a hard currency. Genuine question. What is...
  5. Thread: 1 day to go!

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    Will it show Bitcoin at $100k?

    Will it show Bitcoin at $100k?
  6. Yes I appeciate that. I have a mate who was...

    Yes I appeciate that. I have a mate who was onsite at HMRC and was deemed outside IR35. :eek: It’s more the self determination of IR35 status.
  7. Ah didn't think of that, could be a vendor...

    Ah didn't think of that, could be a vendor selling in to a public sector org I guess.
  8. Yet another agent that doesn’t understand IR35?

    Anyone see this before from an agent?

    “The role has been deemed off of payroll worker legislation which essentially means the IR35 determination comes down to you and your own Ltd Company.”
    ...
  9. I’ve never looked at fixed term contracts. If...

    I’ve never looked at fixed term contracts. If you’re engaged in one, are you eligible for permie benefits? Sick pay, holiday etc?
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    Since they've removed 32 bit support - connection...

    Since they've removed 32 bit support - connection to the client's VPN using Cisco AnyConnect appears to be broken. I've not attempted the upgrade yet.
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    What might help is a sale....

    What might help is a sale....
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    @oldGreg I think the chlorination is to stop the...

    @oldGreg I think the chlorination is to stop the food poisoning which would otherwise occur due to the standards of hygiene/welfare earlier in the pipeline.

    @meridian - points 3+4 are probably...
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    As I understand it, there's no health problem...

    As I understand it, there's no health problem with chlorinated washing of chicken. The problem is the reason it's needed is the conditions further down the line, so more to do with animal welfare and...
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    No one I know personally, but when we were in...

    No one I know personally, but when we were in Lanzarote at Easter and Summer, the hotels seemed (comparatively) dead, so although it might not have been the sole factor, I'd be surprised if it wasn't...
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    Linux - it's only free if your time is...

    Linux - it's only free if your time is worthless..... :laugh
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    I predict this will never, ever be used. "I...

    I predict this will never, ever be used.

    "I disagree and I think I'm outside IR35 because....."
    "Stop right there. Don't let the door hit you on the way out....."
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    Oh I need a scanner/printer/MS Office is it...

    Oh I need a scanner/printer/MS Office is it ChromeBook compatible?

    With OSX you just plug and it works.

    If the father in law wants to play a game if it says it's Mac compatible he can.

    If...
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    This. This so much. My father in law clicks every...

    This. This so much. My father in law clicks every 'your PC has a virus, click here to remove it' he sees. I moved them off to a Mac and the support/maintenance calls have fallen off a cliff. For a...
  19. They’re all laptop variants vs full fat. Also I’m...

    They’re all laptop variants vs full fat. Also I’m currently considering an ultra wide display. iMac ties you to a specific form factor.

    Before anyone chimes in about hackintosh, yes I could go...
  20. Because Apple don't offer any other alternative.

    Because Apple don't offer any other alternative.
  21. Not sure tbh. I've had 6 figures chucked at me,...

    Not sure tbh. I've had 6 figures chucked at me, but I suspect for that sort of package they'd want the soul of your first born child. I'm quite happy turning up, doing my work and going home.
    ...
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    I have Bose soundsport earbuds - which are great,...

    I have Bose soundsport earbuds - which are great, I tend to run/cycle with Aftershokz bone conduction headphones though which might also be worth a look - I just got a set you can even swim with....
  23. Fair enough. I've got a reasonably recent MBP and...

    Fair enough. I've got a reasonably recent MBP and I've not hit any problems with it, but I do know people who've had problems with duff keyboards. I'm comparatively very time poor but have available...
  24. It is expensive, but I really like OSX, and my...

    It is expensive, but I really like OSX, and my current iMac is from ~2012 and still going strong. When I used to use PC stuff before I'd be upgrading every 2-3 years. I figure if I was a plumber I'd...
  25. eGPU? I'm considering a new MacMini and hooking...

    eGPU? I'm considering a new MacMini and hooking up an eGPU for gaming on. Errr rendering....
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    Yeah I got that too. :mad:

    Yeah I got that too. :mad:
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    Don't have Internet access? Google Docs is pretty...

    Don't have Internet access? Google Docs is pretty impressive, and nothing would be stored on their kit.
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    It was never going to happen turns out the new PM...

    It was never going to happen turns out the new PM had had the same conversation with a number of others over the previous few weeks (and I already had a better gig lined up). The moral of the story...
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    I've found it's more likely to work the other...

    I've found it's more likely to work the other way. At ClientCo-1 I had a PM call me into an office and ask why I was working from home 3 days per week. I politely explained that it was because I had...
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    Yeah, but if they were like that when you...

    Yeah, but if they were like that when you approached it at interview, imagine what they'd be like to work for.

    Personally unless it's on my doorstep I won't take a gig which won't let me work at...
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    This. I had an agent once telling me that I...

    This. I had an agent once telling me that I should start a new gig without a contract and that one would be with me shortly. I politely explained that I would not be onsite without a signed contract....
  32. It's not even a thing that the EU citizens are...

    It's not even a thing that the EU citizens are allowed to live anywhere in the EU. They're only allowed to stay in a country if they can support themselves and/or can prove they are actively looking...
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    Boot into recovery mode, reset the root password,...

    Boot into recovery mode, reset the root password, then su to root and change the user password?
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    What did it say? Tweet now deleted.

    What did it say? Tweet now deleted.
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    You know what. Yes you have a case. You've sued 6...

    You know what. Yes you have a case. You've sued 6 people successfully so clearly you have more experience than everyone else on this board. Fill your boots and point us to the court transcript when...
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    ^--- This. Also in MASSIVE text at the top of...

    ^--- This.

    Also in MASSIVE text at the top of your link:

    "The Misrepresentation Act exists to protect consumers from false or fraudulent claims that induce you into buying something or...
  37. Thread: Tory civil war

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    Why would house prices drop? People who are...

    Why would house prices drop? People who are living in them aren't suddenly going to all leave and live on the street creating a glut of empty properties. I would have thought the reverse would...
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    CoT isn't a credit card. It's a charge card - 0%...

    CoT isn't a credit card. It's a charge card - 0% fees on it. I did it last week.
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    Eh? It's a B2L, I'm never going to live there....

    Eh? It's a B2L, I'm never going to live there. I've got a lovely place in leafy Surrey.



    Depends on your definition of professional I guess. It's pretty close to a big hospital. It's pretty...
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    Oops you're right, I was getting a quote for...

    Oops you're right, I was getting a quote for borrowing £75k on a £105k property. Even so I'm only going off what I found with a quick search on moneysupermarket etc.


    It's not the bottom end of...
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    So is it possible to dump post tax rental income...

    So is it possible to dump post tax rental income directly into a SIPP and reclaim the tax?
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    Which particular ones? I got the rental and...

    Which particular ones?

    I got the rental and purchase prices from right move (a house of each type on the same road). I got the mortgage numbers from online mortgage brokers.

    They’re probably...
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    What's wrong with my B2L plan?

    Hi Folks,
    Before I approach my accountant on this one I want to make sure I've not missed anything. I currently have a chunk of cash sitting around and I figure I may as well invest it, so I've...
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    Poll: As others have said.... it depends. The last 4...

    As others have said.... it depends. The last 4 have, the previous before 7 haven't......

    I know of at least one who refused based on the fact that they used to allow it, but then someone connected...
  45. Completely different investment types. Pensions...

    Completely different investment types. Pensions are untouchable until you’re 55. OP might need to liquidate some of his/her investments before that.
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    Very dodgy looking website. Enter all your...

    Very dodgy looking website. Enter all your contact details and day rate and it comes back with.... "We can definitely help you save money. One of our advisors will be in touch."

    Really? How do you...
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    I got a TS10 for going through a bus lane...

    I got a TS10 for going through a bus lane (because I was getting out of the way of a police pursuit car), I always declare it even though I'm pretty sure I don't have to. What they are looking for is...
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    The contrator's mantra: Ker-ching, Ker-ching,...

    The contrator's mantra:

    Ker-ching,
    Ker-ching,
    Ker-ching,
    *invoice*

    :banana2: :banana: :banana2:

    Shirly?
  49. As the other guy said, just spell it out. It...

    As the other guy said, just spell it out. It doesn't seem unreasonable given that you're contract has materially changed (seemingly a lot).
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    For the sake of clarity, you mean you don't have...

    For the sake of clarity, you mean you don't have a house right? You're not shorting someone else's.
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