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    It's a federal standard as far as I can tell. ...

    It's a federal standard as far as I can tell. Don't have enough information to blame anyone.
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    First I've heard of that. Please post a link. ...

    First I've heard of that. Please post a link. Hold on a minute let me check the BBC news website, that would be big enough to be on the front page.....Nothing?! Wait a minute, the international...
  3. From the article: "The huge machine ... climbed...

    From the article:
    "The huge machine ... climbed too much in an effort to pull away from the flat waters of the lake"

    Of all the problems I thought this plane would have, I never expected flying...
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    They sent me two massive voting guides,...

    They sent me two massive voting guides, especially big because they were written in Spanish as well. I started getting curious when they didn't actually send me a ballot, turns out I had to...
  5. Translation: You can keep answering each of my...

    Translation: You can keep answering each of my arguments point by point and I am just going to keep saying them
  6. They want their cake and eat it to. I believe...

    They want their cake and eat it to. I believe that was promised as well.
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    By the way, I emailed my ballot today to Arizona....

    By the way, I emailed my ballot today to Arizona. Also voted for some kind of marijuana legalisation.
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    I always get my election news from Target Early...

    I always get my election news from Target Early Target smart ™

    Do you feel a little bit stupid that the other Trump supporter on here just said that Trump is actually ageing in reverse? Or have...
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    I worked at giffgaff for a time and there were...

    I worked at giffgaff for a time and there were lots of very positive things about it. If you are a hipster, or can tolerate hipsters and do java, it could be perfect.
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    What do you think could possibly be on that...

    What do you think could possibly be on that laptop? Even sillier is the idea that whatever it is could be put into a picture that Trump can wave around tonight.

    I think I liked the "Biden is...
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    Says the person who was utterly convinced before...

    Says the person who was utterly convinced before the debate that Biden is so senile he can't string two words together. Did the same people tell you about this laptop thing?
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    I find it very useful even though I have recently...

    I find it very useful even though I have recently moved to perm. It gives me a bit of confirmation bias to make me feel better about permiedom, and serves as an indicator to when I can come back and...
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    Er, something happened to my phone to make it go...

    Er, something happened to my phone to make it go completely no signal. Once I restarted it, the OTP came in. Not really Cater Allen's fault and later I was able to get back in without a hitch.
    ...
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    I'm still waiting for a OTP code that has never...

    I'm still waiting for a OTP code that has never come.
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    I had a similar experience and grudgingly took a...

    I had a similar experience and grudgingly took a permie job at 55k. So far, I am happy that I did and thankful that I've got something while the world falls apart around me.

    Still, 40k is nuts....
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    They placed me in my last contract. Seemed fine,...

    They placed me in my last contract. Seemed fine, nothing fishy at all. Paid invoices on time.
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    Let's see how some of these quotes have aged...

    Let's see how some of these quotes have aged after the debate:



    Doh! Guess who had no problem with short term memory?



    I think after the "raging drunk Uncle ranting about what he saw on...
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    Looks like Minestrone is strangely silent after...

    Looks like Minestrone is strangely silent after spending days convincing us that Biden can't finish a sentence. For those of you who didn't watch, it was plain to everyone that Biden in no way had...
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    So what? He's being filmed every second of every...

    So what? He's being filmed every second of every day and has the occasional brain fart. Why are you so focused on the most trivial parts of this race? One candidate has been credibly accused of...
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    What I see here is that Minestrone keeps posting...

    What I see here is that Minestrone keeps posting videos of Biden occasionally forgetting a word or something and that's supposed to convince me that he is senile.

    The we see videos like this,...
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    Don't forget that recent changes to the way...

    Don't forget that recent changes to the way lethal injection is administered has made it a terrifying and cruel way to die. IMHO, sane people can disagree about the death penalty but nobody should...
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    I wonder how that guy up front really thinks that...

    I wonder how that guy up front really thinks that a second wave right now fits the political agenda and narrative? I don't see anyone benefiting, certainly not the current government. I'd believe a...
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    FTFY

    FTFY
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    What is the point of that agency? They...

    What is the point of that agency? They shamelessly post the same jobs over and over again. I must have received individual calls from every single one of the agents and talked to each for 40...
  25. You might like this as well: African...

    You might like this as well:

    African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power on BBC 4
    BBC Four - African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power

    I've watched the one on Somalia, which really changed my...
  26. Thread: GB News

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    You aint seen nothing yet.

    You aint seen nothing yet.
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    This is hugely significant. If this happens,...

    This is hugely significant.

    If this happens, the election that happens in 10 years will feature a fascist candidate giving his campaign speech in front of an audience at Number 10 festooned with...
  28. Yep, that's what I am doing. Getting on with it....

    Yep, that's what I am doing. Getting on with it. Once the market changes then I'll make new decisions.
  29. Very similar to my story. Spent a long time on...

    Very similar to my story. Spent a long time on the bench and then COVID hit and there was nothing. Ended up taking a permie job for junior salary. 3 months later, I'm OK. It's good to be back to...
  30. Did anyone see the documentery about the guy who...

    Did anyone see the documentery about the guy who tried to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute? For some reason it included a scene where Fiona Bruce the news presenter went into a sex club...
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    That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Not...

    That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Not only is she not having a seizure, but he is not mouthing anything.

    This is going to be a long few months.
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    If anyone is interested in the money aspect, I'd...

    If anyone is interested in the money aspect, I'd suggest the channel 4 program called "Home" about a Syrian refuge in the UK. It's actually pretty funny, and covers these subjects.

    Essentially,...
  33. If it helps, I have Plusnet for ADSL and I've...

    If it helps, I have Plusnet for ADSL and I've noticed that my internet regularly drops out for a second or so every once in a while.

    It might be worth checking the power saving settings for the...
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    I recently did a contract in a young hipster...

    I recently did a contract in a young hipster company and there were tons of females in technical roles. As you would expect, they were just as good as anyone else. I'm talking 25 year olds doing...
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    Don't be like me and ignore that laughable rate...

    Don't be like me and ignore that laughable rate for months and end up eventually taking one even lower.
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    According to this article, you've got the most...

    According to this article, you've got the most in demand skills in the whole job market. Golang should be earning you £115 per year.Top 10 most in-demand job skills in the UK
    I spent 6 months...
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    This is the answer to every post on this thread. ...

    This is the answer to every post on this thread. Trump has nothing to do with the election, it's entirely run by the states. He has no power to change the dates or anything else. Unless he wins...
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    I was under the impression that it has to do with...

    I was under the impression that it has to do with some kind of partnership program with MS. The more employees that are certified the better.
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    I recently started a permie job and they were...

    I recently started a permie job and they were very keen on my Microsoft certifications. After I started, they made me link my certs to their account so they get credit.

    Too bad they aren't...
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    Good job! How did that compare with the data...

    Good job! How did that compare with the data engineer one? Are you finding any contracts with Azure right now?
  41. I noticed that you are not including yourself as...

    I noticed that you are not including yourself as an "IT professional", which is an immediate red flag. If you aren't already pretty knowledgeable about the way computer networks and the internet...
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    An 8gb pi is about £75, plus another £15 for the...

    An 8gb pi is about £75, plus another £15 for the case and £10 for the power supply. Then you'll need a £10 cable and a £40 SSD becuase running an OS off of a SD card is too slow.

    I was...
  43. Be careful not to make the same mistake I did,...

    Be careful not to make the same mistake I did, which was to start working at contract A while waiting for B to come through. Contract A had a lot of red flags, so after one day I didn't come back. ...
  44. There's a good chance you could be on the bench...

    There's a good chance you could be on the bench for 6 months or more if you don't take the permie job. That will eat about 40 k of warchest. That's why I agree with the above, comparing the risk of...
  45. My advice is to batten down the hatches for a...

    My advice is to batten down the hatches for a long stint on the bench. I was looking for 6 months before taking a permanent job in a salary much lower than I would have liked. I turned down lots of...
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    I've used Snowflake and liked it a lot. Really...

    I've used Snowflake and liked it a lot. Really fast and runs on AWS or Azure. Similar to Redshift but far superior. It will be very hot in the future.
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    Yep, that's what I saw going through it as well. ...

    Yep, that's what I saw going through it as well. Client companies were incredibly united in their policy that everyone is moving inside IR35 and rates will stay the same or even be lower. Once it...
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    Good luck! if your experience is like mine,...

    Good luck! if your experience is like mine, you'll apply for all those contracts and get calls from the agents who will be really excited to talk to you. Then you will hear nothing. Then you will...
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    Good luck! I passed both on the first try with a...

    Good luck! I passed both on the first try with a lot of use of the official practice tests.

    Don't forget you can buy a pckage that has the practice test and two shots at the exam that's a bit...
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    Yep, that's what I am going to do. I'll have to...

    Yep, that's what I am going to do. I'll have to tighten my belt for a few months and then when the market has changed I'll be looking for the new market rate and then some.
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