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    Well yes, very true. That would work really well...

    Well yes, very true. That would work really well with a national police database covering everything from ANPR records to anti-terrorism intelligence.
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    To be fair, I didn't say I was doing this last...

    To be fair, I didn't say I was doing this last week - more like 15 years ago. Moore's Law applies...

    And the PND (not the PNC, that's gone) is a modern system of federated databases. Not sure who...
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    No he doesn't. Some of us play with major...

    No he doesn't. Some of us play with major datacentres, rather than mickey mouse office systems

    This was a black box array running as a dedicated, shadowed 100Tb SAN (plus off line storage and...
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    Doesn't change the fact that you clearly do not...

    Doesn't change the fact that you clearly do not understand a £27bn a year business. So don't lecture those that do.
  5. It pretty much was and had been tested several...

    It pretty much was and had been tested several times over recent years (G W Bush was the latest) until a delusional sitting president decided to launch a completely specious campaign that it was...
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    How many more times do we have to point out that...

    How many more times do we have to point out that the agent isn't skimming anything, you are. they found the business, they got you the gig. If you want their margin for yourself, then find your own...
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    PNC wants an archive. The one I worked with had...

    PNC wants an archive. The one I worked with had got 3Tb of PNC number plates stored in the first year...

    However, the problem with this incident, AIUI, is that they can put back the missing data...
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    Quite a lot of them aren't, including those who...

    Quite a lot of them aren't, including those who claim to be! :laugh
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    They have been asking for a couple of weeks now....

    They have been asking for a couple of weeks now. Sadly they seem to have missed out anything about what IPSE is actually there to do, so they will get the usual collection of professional suits and...
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    You think? Ask your DaaS provider to recover a...

    You think? Ask your DaaS provider to recover a file created a month ago...


    Agreed, absolutely. And I've known a five nines datacentre go down completely twice now, taking the client a week to...
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    It's not a database, it's a federated group of...

    It's not a database, it's a federated group of databases spread over multiple server farms. All you have to do is delete one of the ones that holds the key information that links them together.
    ...
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    Because other people in a similar position may...

    Because other people in a similar position may read it who may believe they are outside IR35. Hence the qualification on my post.

    Happy now?
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    Ignore what's coming, the question in the...

    Ignore what's coming, the question in the client's mind will be "Has this guy added value to the job we're already paying him to do to the best of his abilities?". If you have then you have a case or...
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    I knew I shouldn't have bought that cheap...

    I knew I shouldn't have bought that cheap keyboard off E8ay... :igmc:
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    I don't, but never mind that. Fisheries is a bit...

    I don't, but never mind that. Fisheries is a bit of a mess, I agree, but (a) it was always going to be one given who owns the quotas and (b) it's a miniscule part of the whole and (c) most of the...
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    Spoken like a true coder.... :wink

    Spoken like a true coder.... :wink
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    That happened about 30 years ago...

    That happened about 30 years ago...
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    He's not even the most powerful politician in...

    He's not even the most powerful politician in France. And he got seriously side-lined towards the end of the Brexit negotiations by someone who actually wanted to reach a deal. Probably best ignored.
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    It's not as you get older, the break point is...

    It's not as you get older, the break point is when you retire which could be any age. Not having to earn a living - assuming you've planned well enough to be self sufficient - changes things quite...
  20. Well, it's a nice dream. The world has changed...

    Well, it's a nice dream. The world has changed though. Some clients will pay over the odds for "the best", but they will become both increasingly rare and increasingly picky. The commercial risks of...
  21. Really? Not everything s about Brexit you know....

    Really? Not everything s about Brexit you know. Some of us can hold on to more than one line of thought at a time.
  22. So where does he expect those not on the priority...

    So where does he expect those not on the priority schedule to get jabs from?
  23. Pointlessly stupid intervention again. Many...

    Pointlessly stupid intervention again. Many thanks.:yay:
  24. Trump is easy to explain. The USA voted for...

    Trump is easy to explain. The USA voted for someone famous from a reality TV show who claims a $3bn fortune that largely doesn't exist, spent 5 years (including the campaign) telling lies about his...
  25. HMRC haven't lost that may cases. Most people...

    HMRC haven't lost that may cases. Most people claiming a victory turn out to have had the investigation halted, not abandoned. The high profiles cases have been from courts above the original...
  26. Urban myth 201... 90% of contracts are...

    Urban myth 201...

    90% of contracts are manpower replacements or short-term additions. There is no shortage of candidates, and they are easily replaced if they are sub par. so where is the...
  27. Yes, but you will have been overpaid by yhe same...

    Yes, but you will have been overpaid by yhe same amount...
  28. There are templates out there. Test your...

    There are templates out there. Test your Google-fu.

    However, it has to be realistic. It has to have an overall objective (e.g. build me a working website from scratch).It has to have defined,...
  29. There's a form to do this somewhere on the HMRC...

    There's a form to do this somewhere on the HMRC website. Basically you make a case for why your PoA should be reduced to whatever level you think is right (including zero). If at tax year end it...
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    I think they just tried that. Didn't go well, did...

    I think they just tried that. Didn't go well, did it...
  31. And I'm supposed to take your wittering...

    And I'm supposed to take your wittering seriously...?

    He is saying he wants people to go back to work and the rest, but we can't because of the restrictions.

    But hey, it is an Irish newspaper.
  32. When I see a Labour PM who isn't or wasn't a...

    When I see a Labour PM who isn't or wasn't a complete failure, then I might have an opinion. Until then, any Labour leaders can be safely ignored as irrelevant. Especially the unelected ones.
  33. No, because that's not what he said. Read it...

    No, because that's not what he said. Read it again, slowly.
  34. He said he wants people to go back to work to...

    He said he wants people to go back to work to cinemas and restaurants.

    He also said people should follow government guidelines (aka "laws") at all times.

    So other than wanting to prove you...
  35. Or he is willing to take decisions but not with...

    Or he is willing to take decisions but not with reference to earlier ones? In other words, is he being driven by his advisors more than he should be. The jury is out on that one, but personally I'm...
  36. Nobody' disputing that was a mistake. And much as...

    Nobody' disputing that was a mistake. And much as you might like to think so, Boris is not the government. Or do you practice syllogistics?

    However, for one counter-example, the latest lockdown...
  37. Not even close. Try the Callaghan one, or the...

    Not even close. Try the Callaghan one, or the Blair-let's-go-to-war-and-kill-a-lot-of-people one or the MacMillan one or the Gorgon one, all of which nearly bankrupted the UK, or the abortion that...
  38. Yes, he could. He could have said something...

    Yes, he could. He could have said something considerably longer. But what would have been the point?

    Honestly the posts on here are getting to be a form of semantic numerology. Dissect every...
  39. And your point is? He has to say "offered",...

    And your point is?

    He has to say "offered", otherwise the snowflakes would be screaming about being forced to have one (or two, to be precise).

    Of course the age of those in hospital has gone...
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    After 9 years, you would hope you understood what...

    After 9 years, you would hope you understood what security clearance actually is and why it is needed.

    Tell your site SSO what's happening. That is a lot safer than not telling them, for both...
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    I think we may be missing a point or two here....

    I think we may be missing a point or two here. The idea is to minimise the number of people that get properly ill so we have the spare resources to cope with those that do. A second consideration is...
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    Leftover doses at the end of the day are going to...

    Leftover doses at the end of the day are going to NHS staff and other health workers...

    And Hobosapien needs to do some more reading!
  43. Good to know the covidiots are still going...

    Good to know the covidiots are still going strong. Perhaps some of the posters in this thread would like to look at the science before listening to the twattershpere.
  44. So? They go to the back of the queue. End of.

    So? They go to the back of the queue. End of.
  45. Under section 10 rules (the new version of IR35...

    Under section 10 rules (the new version of IR35 that the PS are already using) the liability resets with the client or the paying agency. It does not and will not rest with you. If the gig moves back...
  46. Gross invoice less umbrella fee less Employers...

    Gross invoice less umbrella fee less Employers NICs less Apprentice Levy less deducible expenses (probably zero for 99% of the time) less pension (statutory and salary sacrifice) less holiday pay...
  47. Give up. You're being ridiculous. And tedious.

    Give up. You're being ridiculous. And tedious.
  48. OK, so perhaps you would listen to someone who...

    OK, so perhaps you would listen to someone who spent several years running a major microbiology lab in a big hospital group and who was forced under PHE control when the old (and very effective HCA, ...
  49. Well let's start with HMG telling PHE what to do....

    Well let's start with HMG telling PHE what to do. PHE had a charter to fulfil and they failed dismally. All by themselves. And in the process they wrecked quite a lot of what used to be good about...
  50. Sorry but that's nonsense.

    Sorry but that's nonsense.
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