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  1. Given my PC runs 24/7, (actually a Mac) is there...

    Given my PC runs 24/7, (actually a Mac) is there any very simple app that would log outages without disrupting anything... not sure if you can just ping someone releentlessly without them getting...
  2. Temporary fibre internet outages several times a day - normal?

    We have fibre internet (30/8Mbit ish) in our rural village. I've just fine with the speed but at least once a day, more like 2-3 times, we lose internet for approx 30s. Normally one wouldn't even...
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    How are you so hapless. You write them an email...

    How are you so hapless. You write them an email or phone up to explain "I was in Spain, the law states I must quarantine for 14 days. I will be working from home [if feasible]"
    Yes because they're...
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    Some posters are still waiting to run in and...

    Some posters are still waiting to run in and gloat "we told you so" when quantitative easing leads to runaway hyperinflation, a decade later.

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    A mate has a home draught thing, he's a proper...

    A mate has a home draught thing, he's a proper beer nut (!) so it must be good.
    I just brew my own, and bottle condition.
    Started wine over lockdown which turned out OK so far.
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    You are not supposed to use face coverings that...

    You are not supposed to use face coverings that totally obscure your face. Fail. Unless they do a transparent bag for life?
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    I used a scarf-thing this weekend BTW, including...

    I used a scarf-thing this weekend BTW, including in my own vehicle. But I was giving a lift to someone outside my household.
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    I'd prefer to know this is proven - can you test...

    I'd prefer to know this is proven - can you test it out for a few minutes and let me know?

    Sadly, can't send Jeeves to the pub for me. Well I can, but he just comes back pissed.

    He could wear a...
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    Face covering recommendations

    This far I've yet to wear one - not on any sort of principle but because I live rurally and have barely been off the estate since March!

    Anyone got any tips for what's good, what to look for or...
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    Well we had the whole controversy over "hanging...

    Well we had the whole controversy over "hanging chads" but that ended when one candidate capitulated.

    If there was a clear genuine doubt over the legitimacy of results, or for example someone...
  11. Jeez. Depreciation or look on eBay.

    Jeez. Depreciation or look on eBay.
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    You have to say you have been negatively impacted...

    You have to say you have been negatively impacted by CV. Are you are happy flat-out lying to the bank?

    I would not say it is that unlikely that HMRC might check up on some of this later on....
  13. Thread: Job of the day

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    An asian lady comes door to door to "do your...

    An asian lady comes door to door to "do your nails"?
  14. Thread: Four on Demand

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    4OD is such a POS. Mind you iPlayer is not what...

    4OD is such a POS. Mind you iPlayer is not what it once was, Amazon Video is buggy and Netflix while probably the best implementation/interface has annoying quirks.

    I often wish I could work on...
  15. Thread: Job of the day

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    Job of the day

    I've been sent an email for a developer role:

    1)100% remote
    2)Monthly office massage
    3)Nail care
    4)Employer's mention contribution
    5)£400 gig allowance

    Where to start? What's an office...
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    It's not like he has any knowledge or expertise....

    It's not like he has any knowledge or expertise. He might say he's found a way though.
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    The mistake is buying into anything new. C++, C#,...

    The mistake is buying into anything new. C++, C#, Java, Python, JS are all doing great. I'd love to get someone to pay me to learn Rust or whatever, but I'm not going to invest my time in it in case...
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    The other person I don't want my wealth tied to...

    The other person I don't want my wealth tied to is Mr. Trump. That is much much harder!

    Genuinely considering again whether to sell up and sit on it until '21.
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    I've heard people suggest he might try something...

    I've heard people suggest he might try something like this for ages, and written them off as cranks.

    Wow.

    Now, does he actually have any authority to do this or is it just hot air?
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    No idea but I spend 6-8 hours in it 5 days a...

    No idea but I spend 6-8 hours in it 5 days a week. I'm not sure what is mechanically likely to fail given that it is adjusted and that's that. At some point the seat will wear out - even if that's...
  21. Thread: Dyson fans

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    Not sure a bagless vacuum or a super-quiet fan...

    Not sure a bagless vacuum or a super-quiet fan are solutions to non-problems but I agree they are VERY pricey - though we're not supposed to mention that on CUK!

    I really like the idea of the fan...
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    I forget what but the advised switch was broadly...

    I forget what but the advised switch was broadly similar, disruptive tech. Just adds a bit more diversity.

    That said my big concern is Elon himself. I do not trust him and I do not want my money...
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    Yes, SMT. I think they are 15% Tesla but slow to...

    Yes, SMT. I think they are 15% Tesla but slow to move so I was advised to release part of this and diversify.

    I was up 60% or more on this holding so happy to do so.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003...
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    I looked long and hard at the Aeron a few years...

    I looked long and hard at the Aeron a few years back but in the end I was quite impressed trying this out and bought one.

    MARKUS Vissle dark grey, Office chair - IKEA

    I got the subtle orange...
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    I'd earn half the amount I do for 2 hours work a...

    I'd earn half the amount I do for 2 hours work a day

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    I got an email from my dealer explicitly advising...

    I got an email from my dealer explicitly advising me to sell a fund overly exposed to Tesla, even though I'm not on a package including single stock advice.

    I don't my money anywhere near Elon.
    ...
  27. It is though. Apart from a small fringe,...

    It is though. Apart from a small fringe, Americans are friendly... More so than Brits really

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    Working on Java only infrequently, every time I...

    Working on Java only infrequently, every time I do I find all the frameworks I know have been tossed in the bin in favour of something else. I tend to just not use them if I can avoid it, it takes...
  29. Hello MS. I've missed this entire thread/story...

    Hello MS. I've missed this entire thread/story can you give me a precis (what the young folk call TLDR ;) )
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    I like the idea of them presenting a straight man...

    I like the idea of them presenting a straight man with a load of naked men and then shaming him as a bigot when he says he only likes girls. Maybe that's for when it needs more edge.
    I wouldn't be...
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    Is the "winner" allowed to say "oh, no thanks...

    Is the "winner" allowed to say "oh, no thanks love" when that happens?

    The one I saw it was a woman choosing men, so I assumed that was always the case?
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    I happened across this ina arare foray into live...

    I happened across this ina arare foray into live TV a year or so back. Was genuinely surprised that even today, this got the go ahead.

    I must have caught the end of the show because the presenter...
  33. Thread: .NET 5

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    Poll: OK so basically .Net5 is .Net but they switched...

    OK so basically .Net5 is .Net but they switched in the open-source stuff... they've managed to converge things back together.
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    Interesting stuff. So even if you KNOW your...

    Interesting stuff. So even if you KNOW your market is virtually 100% men or 100% women you wouldn't restrict on sex? We were perhaps naively thinking why pay to show an advert to someone who is not...
  35. Thread: Road Closures

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    Who knew "road closed" doesn't apply to bikes...

    Who knew "road closed" doesn't apply to bikes...
  36. Thread: .NET 5

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    Poll: Well that's not at all confusing :)

    Well that's not at all confusing :)
  37. Thread: .NET 5

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    Poll: I thought .Net Framework was dead... is this the...

    I thought .Net Framework was dead... is this the final version as they shift everything to Core?

    My client is still on .Net and more and more I'm finding stuff in the docs only to realise they are...
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    I think they do that and she does see people...

    I think they do that and she does see people interacting with it once they have made initial contact "Susan is liking every single post" is something I hear when I ask "what are all those annoying...
  39. I'm sure the polls will show this until a...

    I'm sure the polls will show this until a referendum is announced and then everyone will chicken out (again).
  40. Maybe you could give some money to nurses...

    Maybe you could give some money to nurses yourself if you are so moved by their plight?

    Real ones, not the 'nurses' several people on CUK give money to when working away...
  41. Thread: Home Gym Ideas

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    I got myself a small multi-gym and a half-decent...

    I got myself a small multi-gym and a half-decent static bike last year, from Fitness Superstore. Went into the local branch and got a decent deal and some advice:

    Schwinn 570U Upright Cycle
    BH...
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    Online advertising

    Anyone got experience with online advertising for their small business or maybe a spouse, family member?

    Mrs d. Is so far using Facebook alone for her local child care business. It seems a good...
  43. Thread: VAT

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    Most customers don't have any clue what VAT is.

    Most customers don't have any clue what VAT is.
  44. Is the pandemic worse where he's traveling to?

    Is the pandemic worse where he's traveling to?
  45. Thread: VAT

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    I'm surprsied anyone is passing the VAT savings...

    I'm surprsied anyone is passing the VAT savings on to non VAT-registered customers.

    A token price reduction I suppose is good advertising while allowing the company to keep most of the cash.
    ...
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    Our 'local'* announced re-opening next week...

    Our 'local'* announced re-opening next week :cheers: it's a small, old-fashioned real-ale place so should be pretty safe.


    (*not geographically, but the one we've made our own)
  47. Sensible. Our GP advises the supermarket is one...

    Sensible. Our GP advises the supermarket is one of the high risk places, and with people refusing to follow directions it's a fractious place to be, though you're at least unlikely to get shot over...
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    It's pretty tragic this needs to be said :( I...

    It's pretty tragic this needs to be said :( I mean ok, a stray wrapper from your choc-ice here and there is one thing, but just leaving a bag of rubbish lying around...

    The sheer abount of crap on...
  49. Thread: Facemasks

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    Since balaclavers have holes for your mouth, yes.

    Since balaclavers have holes for your mouth, yes.
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    I'm anti-gun but if you run at a cop with a...

    I'm anti-gun but if you run at a cop with a knife, few can argue that's not suicide by cop.
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