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    Apaprently I'm coming up on 13 years here, good...

    Apaprently I'm coming up on 13 years here, good grief. IIRC I joined CUK just as I was setting up my Ltd, having made the jump (or been pushed) into full-time working for myself. In fact I assume I...
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    I think I may have to do the same. Shame as I...

    I think I may have to do the same. Shame as I actually use it for proper conversations and can't be doing with a phone screen for typing :(

    Adblock has been helpful though. Hid some parts of the...
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    Amusing as it is how any mention of FB draws a...

    Amusing as it is how any mention of FB draws a crowd of people who love to tell everyone they don't use it, this isn't really the place - self congratulation is better posted in General :)
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    New facebook, ugh

    The new Facebook just hit my browser and my God, it's horrible. Billed as clean and light, they've made it so each post takes up my entire (very large) monitor. Seems mainly they've blown images up...
  5. Irene doesn't look happy about it in the photo.

    Irene doesn't look happy about it in the photo.
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    Everywhere gets their own personalised rules....

    Everywhere gets their own personalised rules. It's like living in the USA :)
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    You can't meet people outside your household in...

    You can't meet people outside your household in hospitality venues from tomorrow in the NE.

    Odd thing is Middlesborough and surrounding area is not on the list.
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    North East next on the list

    The rules are unclear, is mingling on CUK allowed under local lockdowns?

    Anyone else living in one of the restricted areas? Facebook is up in arms "but the pubs are open"... great :cheers: (I...
  9. Thread: Multiple phones

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    And the exemption makes no restrictions on work...

    And the exemption makes no restrictions on work use, right - it's just a small perk effectively?
    In our case the 2nd phone would be 100% work so that seems like we're not doing anything we...
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    Using phone: take a picture, upload to app as you...

    Using phone: take a picture, upload to app as you go.
    Using camera: take pictures, sync to other device, find time to go through them all later.

    I asked this myself to be fair and was told the...
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    Multiple phones

    IIRC, a company can pay for a personal phone contract for any employee, no questions asked whether they need it for work, is that right?

    Asking for the wife who runs a small nursery school. Policy...
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    It's the snowflakes who are driving this, not...

    It's the snowflakes who are driving this, not complaining about it. The idea that museums should not display anything people might find offensive... displaying something is not the same as endorsing...
  13. Thread: No risk 'spoons

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    Fun as it is to stick the boot in, it's 66 cases...

    Fun as it is to stick the boot in, it's 66 cases in 50 locations out of 900.
    That doesn't sound statistically anomalous though if anyone has figures do share.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using...
  14. Thread: Fun Monday job

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    This is very true - I thought I did but somehow...

    This is very true - I thought I did but somehow it slipped through.

    NowTV are saying "you must have restarted the monthly subscription, there's no way we can take payment without permission" i.e....
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    Fun Monday job

    Over the weekend I went to get a NowTV sports pass to watch Liv-Leeds only to dsicover I have a monthly recurring pass... that has been running at least a year unbeknownst to me.

    I had it in 2019...
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    Which is code for: probably not going to happen....

    Which is code for: probably not going to happen. Which seemed to be made pretty clear in the conference.

    BBC News are saying rapid tests do not exist yet, but that's categorically untrue.
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    There's probably very British etiquette which...

    There's probably very British etiquette which elbow you foul, and which you proffer. Akin to not eating curry with your poo hand in foreign lands.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using Tapatalk
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    Apparently my passport expired

    Only found out as my IFA told me the photo ID they hold needs updating, it's not exactly been well used in 2020. I should get 10% off...

    Anyway the important question is: if I renew now will I get...
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    No we don't.

    No we don't.
  20. Maybe they should take some 'lessons' from the...

    Maybe they should take some 'lessons' from the devloped world, where schools are there to care for children's needs and routinely offer breakfast clubs. I didn't realise Scotland had such a poor...
  21. There are. But far far fewer than in the past. It...

    There are. But far far fewer than in the past. It used to be the norm, now it's something we highlight.

    Do Scottish schools not provide breakfast for such kids? Seems a poor kind of country.
  22. We are much richer on average than we used to be....

    We are much richer on average than we used to be. That is the world we live in, that our poor (in devloped nations) are better off than the poor used to be.
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    Donald is being sarcastic again, he'll tell us...

    Donald is being sarcastic again, he'll tell us later: US election: Trump tells North Carolina voters to vote twice - BBC News
  24. You could be the odd one out because you're a...

    You could be the odd one out because you're a visionary and everyone else is idiot. You could be the odd one out because YOU'RE the idiot. The little drummer boy who the rest of the band are out of...
  25. Finally a role that pays PC what he's worth.

    Finally a role that pays PC what he's worth.
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    A political party needs to have views on more...

    A political party needs to have views on more than just one topic.

    Interesting you view social justice as 'nonsense'.
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    A digital ID is not really an ID card though?...

    A digital ID is not really an ID card though? I've used these digital ID verification tools (as I'm sure others have) for things like DBS checks and it's a right faff having to re-do it every time....
  28. people react to the now. Covid may be temporary -...

    people react to the now. Covid may be temporary - though the idea we'll be back to normal in a few months is ludicrous - but the repercussions likely won't be.
    For one thing the nation cannot switch...
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    I hear from some people on this forum you get...

    I hear from some people on this forum you get used to it with practice.
  30. The former is tangible, the latter is just your...

    The former is tangible, the latter is just your nonsense.
    People have been saying for about 15 years a major crash is imminent - ever since the last slump - and clearly they have been wrong, just as...
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    If it couldn't be felt or seen, people wouldn't...

    If it couldn't be felt or seen, people wouldn't be making it into such a big deal. Of course we are told there is a pretty long lag, presumably a few decades, so people ARE being asked to act now on...
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    It is weird how having TVs we'd have considered...

    It is weird how having TVs we'd have considered obscene, now seems the norm. Every now and then watching TV at a mate's who still has a 30" (pretty big TV growing up) I struggle to see what's going...
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    I assume this is public data but it was nice to...

    I assume this is public data but it was nice to see this level of detail. That said I would love it if they actually told me what and where "cabinet 6" is. I am fairly sure I'm less than a mile away...
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    Broadband is one area you can get pretty great...

    Broadband is one area you can get pretty great cashback and referral inventives. Could easily get £50+ maybe more, if such things are of interest.
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    It's called statistics.

    It's called statistics.
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    Visiting mine tomorrow. I need to phone when I...

    Visiting mine tomorrow. I need to phone when I get there as they keep the door locked, and follow a 1-way system wearing a mask.

    Seems pretty reasonable.
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    Are XR led by the same people at the top of BLM,...

    Are XR led by the same people at the top of BLM, they seem to share similar extreme anti-capitalist views?
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    There speaks a high earner. YOU can reduce your...

    There speaks a high earner. YOU can reduce your income 20% and downgrade to 4* holidays and a new BMW every 3 years not ever 2 years.
    Someone on minimum wage is thinking about being able to buy...
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    24 is not exactly that high and one wouldn't be...

    24 is not exactly that high and one wouldn't be surprised to see small businesses continue to get relief of various forms.
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    I don't thionk there are many real hard left...

    I don't thionk there are many real hard left types in the US anyway. They're a very vocal minority but America is inherently far more right-wing than the UK. Someone they'd call an extremist we'd say...
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    However when the alternative is not merely a...

    However when the alternative is not merely a Republican government but 4 more years of orange, I don't think many progressives would protest vote. They genuinely believe Trump to be dangerous.
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    On the other hand, moderate republicans and...

    On the other hand, moderate republicans and anyone who just dislikes Trump, might be tempted by a middle-of-the-road guy like Joe but would never vote for a progressive. Whereas progressives have no...
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    I think a 4 day week would be very civilised, but...

    I think a 4 day week would be very civilised, but not great for those who need to work every hour they can.
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    It's just stretching wearing silly clothes and...

    It's just stretching wearing silly clothes and adding mumbo jumbo. So very effective but you could just be doing stretching and watching Netflix :)
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    It's going to be a total nightmare whoever wins....

    It's going to be a total nightmare whoever wins. Especially if it's close. A clear win for either would be a good thing.

    Joe needs to make it clear he's a moderate candidate because Trump...
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    You really need to be careful of your back. Lots...

    You really need to be careful of your back. Lots of fit and active people run into problems as they get older. Learn how to lift things and be mindful... often it's the little things, you work for a...
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    From using Netflix/etc and working on RDP on 4G a...

    From using Netflix/etc and working on RDP on 4G a few times definitely talking several Gb per day. I think 1Gb/hour for Netflix at higher quality from memory
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    Why do I have to pay towards the education system...

    Why do I have to pay towards the education system when I have no kids? Sounds like you weren't adversely affected by CV and now you're complaining... maybe you should've eaten out more ;)
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    You might edit your first post though it's good...

    You might edit your first post though it's good you took the time to correct yourself.

    I am curious why they were furloughing people, did they realise they had a load of dead weight they could...
  50. Nobody is traveling or trading anyway, seems a...

    Nobody is traveling or trading anyway, seems a perfect time for a no-deal cockup as nobody will notice.
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