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    Sticky: Is it a conflict of interest to have a massive...

    Is it a conflict of interest to have a massive ideas-generation input to the scoping exercise for next year's work.. when all my ideas require me to be there to implement... kerching :yay::yay:
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    Sticky: Exactly the same thing happened to me a couple of...

    Exactly the same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Too lazy to come out, they demanded I take a meter reading and enter it on the website. My reading was much lower than the estimate they...
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    Sticky: Turn it on perhaps?

    Turn it on perhaps?
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    Things really are the same here! I thought 6...

    Things really are the same here! I thought 6 years away would have changed things. Where's SASguru?
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    Sticky: I can't even remember why I drifted away. My...

    I can't even remember why I drifted away. My theory is a laptop crashed and I lost my login and never got around to it.

    It's possible I had a horrible fight with someone that I've forgotten. If...
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    Sticky: Same old. Still contracting. Still paying...

    Same old. Still contracting. Still paying accountants too much. Still waving my wodge of money.
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    Sticky: Do I get a prize?

    For re-activating my account after 7 years absence?

    :banana:
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    I suspect this is where all the frustration and...

    I suspect this is where all the frustration and emotion in the whole Climate Change debate comes from.

    On the one hand, the Climate Scientists are saying "oi, beware!" and politicians won't agree...
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    Personally, I missed being played like a fiddle. ...

    Personally, I missed being played like a fiddle. Lying in my own bedwee without you was unbearable.
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    Posted at 11.59 so still could be an April Fools.

    Posted at 11.59 so still could be an April Fools.
  11. So if you ever want to insult Wikir Man, just do...

    So if you ever want to insult Wikir Man, just do it in your sig.
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    In the same way that Psyhcoanalysis is a medical...

    In the same way that Psyhcoanalysis is a medical therapy.
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    Don't need to be skinny to throw a decent punch...

    Don't need to be skinny to throw a decent punch (in fact weight helps)

    Gordon Brown is like Rocky Balboa, in that he'd need to go southpaw to avoid his gammy eye side.
  14. I'll apologise to him for making him live in East...

    I'll apologise to him for making him live in East Anglia.
  15. More childish reaction from certain parts of the...

    More childish reaction from certain parts of the old guard. Bedwetters.
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    I don't need to ... I'm right. You'll see it...

    I don't need to ... I'm right. You'll see it over the next 20-30 years. I'll keep in touch so you can apologise personally.
  17. TheBigYinJames buys realityHack a pint in order...

    TheBigYinJames buys realityHack a pint in order to avoid a ban.
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    If you work it out, a 10% rate cut over a 3 or 6...

    If you work it out, a 10% rate cut over a 3 or 6 month contract might only be the same as one week's lost wages.... if you think it'll take more than a week to find a new gig.. beware of making...
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    Best way to build up contacts is by doing good...

    Best way to build up contacts is by doing good work - repeat work is always very satisfying.
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    Now now, let's not exaggerate :)

    Now now, let's not exaggerate :)
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    We might as well stop it, PJ is like a fundie on...

    We might as well stop it, PJ is like a fundie on this stuff. We could show him whatever data we wanetd and he would still have his fingers in his ears. He's an advocate of AGW because he WANTS it...
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    And since they don't pay you for non-invoicable...

    And since they don't pay you for non-invoicable work, that notice period is pretty useless.
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    Last time I saw a page like that it was written...

    Last time I saw a page like that it was written by Creationists. Look at the love, the care.... you guys! You LOVE global warming, don't you?
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    My business insurance doesn't cover me out of...

    My business insurance doesn't cover me out of contract, I make a point of telling ClientCo that when they're stalling.
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    WHS

    WHS
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    Or Norwich College of Further Education, as I...

    Or Norwich College of Further Education, as I like to call it.
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    Only of premature termination, not at the natural...

    Only of premature termination, not at the natural end of the contract.

    As usual, communication is all, tell them you have another offer and if they want to keep you they'll have to come up with...
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    Don't forget the whisky or the beggar.

    Don't forget the whisky or the beggar.
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    Bedwetter. What a real contractor would do...

    Bedwetter.

    What a real contractor would do would be to rent a couple of prostitutes, set fire to the building, vote Tory 10 times, kick a beggar, drinka bottle of whisky and bill them £1000 a day.
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    The neolithic and iron agers who cut down all our...

    The neolithic and iron agers who cut down all our forests didn't give a quaff about us :)
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    Yes, you repeat your religious dogma over and...

    Yes, you repeat your religious dogma over and over....
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    There's a lot of bravado on here when it comes to...

    There's a lot of bravado on here when it comes to rates... you see a lot of people here saying "haha 250 I'd never work for that little" but that's a lot for some skillsets/locations. All this 500+...
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    AGW warmists like to pull this one out (as well...

    AGW warmists like to pull this one out (as well as 'round earth') because it's proof by association - science was right about this and this, therefore it must be right about THIS - which is total...
  34. There are pros and cons of each. I've never...

    There are pros and cons of each.

    I've never been able to get Edit & Continue working with Web Applications - even with the appropriate boxes ticked in prefs - this can have serious impact on...
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    Unfortunately for us, they don't need to, since...

    Unfortunately for us, they don't need to, since they have the meeja and govt on their side now, it's just a case of who can shout the loudest (and impose arbitrary taxes to support their opinion) -...
  36. I was about to say but you replied. Be very...

    I was about to say but you replied.

    Be very afraid of doing New Project -> Website because you get a website application rather than a straight website, which has serious implications for Edit &...
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    This is a single most compelling 'reason' why AGW...

    This is a single most compelling 'reason' why AGW is all about oil. If Govts were commited to reducing fossil fuel consumption why are they opening up new oilfields? (Alaska and Falklands) Truth is...
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    Most real scientists don't believe it, (the...

    Most real scientists don't believe it, (the Institute on Physics has to reprimand them for sloppy scientific method in not getting their stuff properly per-reviewed) but aren't going to scupper...
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    Yeh man, it was groovey.... all psychedelic.....

    Yeh man, it was groovey.... all psychedelic.....
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    Yes? You have? And how much database experience...

    Yes? You have? And how much database experience do you have? And they also need stored procedures, any experience of those? Just on the offchance, do you have any experience on RDBMS? The client...
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    There isn't one, that was sort of the point.

    There isn't one, that was sort of the point.
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    World governments who are peddling the...

    World governments who are peddling the tax-raising abilties of the AGW myth clear their leading puppets of any wrongdoing? Of course they do!

    Colour me surprised.
  43. :music: Excellent suggestion. Get a Friday if...

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    Excellent suggestion. Get a Friday if you can.
  44. Do you really want a gig with a ClientCo who...

    Do you really want a gig with a ClientCo who considers you a perm? I know beggars can't be choosers in this climate, so tell them any old waffle they think they need to know, I suppose.
  45. Should have told them so. My career aspirations...

    Should have told them so. My career aspirations are none of ClientCos business.
  46. That's why i never read 'user submitted reviews'...

    That's why i never read 'user submitted reviews' of hotels etc - you only ever get the minority of people who had a bad experience - you have no measure of the ratio of these to satisfied customers.
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    Michael Jackson, grabbing his crotch.

    Michael Jackson, grabbing his crotch.
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    Cold grey drizzle over Bobby Robson's statue...

    Cold grey drizzle over Bobby Robson's statue across the way from here.
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    The word 'childish' sums up a lot of the recent...

    The word 'childish' sums up a lot of the recent activity, both on and off board.

    Expect to be called a bedwetter any time soon.
  50. Thread: Boomed!

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    Geeza job

    Geeza job
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