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  1. Seriously? I get it that gun violence and other...

    Seriously? I get it that gun violence and other violent crime levels can be mitigated by choosing some specific areas of this fast country. But how would you handle their healthcare system and lack...
  2. Thread: Mortgage question

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    Do this: Instead of this: And you will...

    Do this:


    Instead of this:


    And you will be fine. There are lenders that will lend based on your day rate (that's how I got my mortgage) and/or company accounts, not on your self assessments....
  3. The question is not whether there are top notch...

    The question is not whether there are top notch Indians in IT, there are plenty of those. But most of them are not cheap or at least not for long.
  4. Thread: Inside IR35

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    I would suggest to read up on IR35 pronto. The...

    I would suggest to read up on IR35 pronto.

    The fact that you don't realise the IR35 determination is separate and independent for each individual contract, points that you don't have much clue...
  5. ClientCo might have as much opinions as they...

    ClientCo might have as much opinions as they want. As long as it's different from the opinion of the judge if it comes to a court case with HMRC and/or you have an insurance why do you care?

    Or do...
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    5 years ago, how many times have HMRC...

    5 years ago, how many times have HMRC successfully claimed Loan charge?

    Even if ER has been low on their radar thus far, the sweeping changes on the market and a wave of MVLs they will surely...
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    In the current climate I would go for whatever...

    In the current climate I would go for whatever rate I can get as long as it's outside IR35 and ride the wave for the next 6 months or so. As long as it's not less than what I can get as perm.

    Gone...
  8. Thread: You lost

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    The match haven't even started yet, we spend...

    The match haven't even started yet, we spend nearly 4 years trying to set the ball for the kick off. Imagine how long it will take to play the whole match...
  9. To begin with, you can still work in the EU with...

    To begin with, you can still work in the EU with UK passport until the end of the year. Also there are plenty of UK residents with either EU passports or valid visas or other EU countries already in...
  10. Thread: Apple TV

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    Then play the Apple arcade games on them. Even...

    Then play the Apple arcade games on them. Even less reason to buy the apple TV. Of course you are free to spend your money as you see fit :)



    "Stuff just works" is the main reason why Apple is...
  11. Thread: Apple TV

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    If it's for games mostly XBOX One S is £150 vs....

    If it's for games mostly XBOX One S is £150 vs. ATV £180 and you can get XBOX game pass ultimate for £35-40/year (first 3 years) vs. Apple Arcade £50/year.

    The quality and quantity of the games on...
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    Keep taps on them in 3-5 years when the estimated...

    Keep taps on them in 3-5 years when the estimated costs turn out to be quadruple and contracts expire, so they come to their senses and look for talent to move the services back on-prem.
  13. Thread: "Smart" homes

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    My experience shows that this happens when the...

    My experience shows that this happens when the WiFi connectivity to the doorbell is poor. In my case when someone has knocked or switched off the downstairs extender and it goes to the main router...
  14. Thread: Apple TV

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    I have the 4gen 32GB, not even close to filling...

    I have the 4gen 32GB, not even close to filling it up. It's basically a screen-less tablet with modified OS. The memory is to store apps. As above, if the difference between the 32GB and 64GB is only...
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    I was too busy when I got the call and missed the...

    I was too busy when I got the call and missed the chance to have some fun with the available options :(
  16. Fortunately for use HMRC/IR35 is not looking for...

    Fortunately for use HMRC/IR35 is not looking for the RoS to be exercised in order to get you off the hook. Just for it to be existing and genuine.

    I haven't heard of anyone having to exercise it...
  17. Thread: Home NAS with SSDs

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    Exactly I got 3 gen.8s, 2 of them are in...

    Exactly I got 3 gen.8s, 2 of them are in operation the 3rd one is sitting in the box for spare parts. Got them for like £70 after cashback, which is the price of a decent case alone.

    If you are...
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    Or you can buy a cheaper property that you would...

    Or you can buy a cheaper property that you would be able to afford on a perm salary...

    Even if you go for a mortgage fraud and get the higher mortgage now, will you be able to afford £3k+ payments...
  19. What kind of job/task did you envision that would...

    What kind of job/task did you envision that would last days/weeks, but can't be done with the already existing resource in a company?

    The reason why the contracts are 3m+ is that usually there is...
  20. Forget about contracting in the current market in...

    Forget about contracting in the current market in your circumstances. Best case scenario you will get inside IR35 gig at lowish rate, little better than a perm net pay. Only to find the second...
  21. Thread: HP 3PAR and SSD

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    How big is the array? The 3PAR inForm OS works...

    How big is the array? The 3PAR inForm OS works with chunklets, not disks so essentially your "RAID" spans the whole array, not just 10-12 disks which is the usual number of disks you will see in a...
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    Poll: It's due or die for the Tories. If they don't get...

    It's due or die for the Tories. If they don't get a majority to move on with Brexit, It will be a 2nd ref. and very likely Remain win.

    At which point their only appeal to a population fed up with...
  23. Thread: Tories panicking!!

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    Oh I know that, was just curious if there would...

    Oh I know that, was just curious if there would be a bun fight or someone gets automatic first dibs. Sounds like the current PM does.

    I wonder how the Tories will claim there is still clear...
  24. Thread: Tories panicking!!

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    If Tories and Labour have exact same number of...

    If Tories and Labour have exact same number of MPs. Who gets first dibs on forming a government?
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    Got to be this guy for me: Kailash Trivedi for...

    Got to be this guy for me:

    Kailash Trivedi for Greenwich and Woolwich in the UK Parliament elections | Who Can I Vote For? by Democracy Club

    Such a confidence inspiring mug.
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    Being niche is a double edged sword. On one hand...

    Being niche is a double edged sword. On one hand you have less competition for jobs. On the other hand there are less jobs to begin with.

    If there is shortage of people in that skill set, just ask...
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    If you are only getting into contracting I would...

    If you are only getting into contracting I would suggest don't bother opening a ltd. and go with Umbrella. At the very least until the storm blows a bit next year. You will find it next to impossible...
  28. Thread: Are you poor?

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    So the reason for rising poverty is the same as...

    So the reason for rising poverty is the same as falling obesity in the US - the goal posts are moved.

    I love how they just cost 1 kid at £55/week, and Adult at £110 like the expense is the same...
  29. Thread: Varna

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    All ski resorts are in the exact opposite end of...

    All ski resorts are in the exact opposite end of the country, despite the smallish size poor road infrastructure and crossing mountain passes in the winter makes it a bad choice for 2 day stay.


    ...
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    Still doesn't make your comment less xenophobic....

    Still doesn't make your comment less xenophobic. It's a fact.

    If anything non-natives (if NHS can be bothered chasing debt) are more likely to be "paying customers", than the "natives".
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    Just check your payment terms and ensure you...

    Just check your payment terms and ensure you don't have payments after 5 April 2020
  32. If you go by the transcript, it's just weasel...

    If you go by the transcript, it's just weasel words and no actual commitment



    They don't think it will apply on April 2020. Didn't say that it will not apply

    I liked what Adam Price had to...
  33. Thread: Resource solution

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    47% seems about right when they saddle you with...

    47% seems about right when they saddle you with Employer NI, why do you think there will be income tax deductions on top of that?

    Ultimately the big banks will resort to getting skilled people...
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    My previous contract and my current one...

    My previous contract and my current one overlapped for 2 weeks. It was the tail end of the project with little more than a couple of hand over meetings/calls left to do. Hardly any need to be onsite,...
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    Subject to drug testing AND a line manager - you...

    Subject to drug testing AND a line manager - you are a slam dunk :D

    j/k

    Not a surprise really, that the biggest snake oil salesmen are joining the fray. OP please keep us posted if they find...
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    Sounds like just one of many CV and personal data...

    Sounds like just one of many CV and personal data harvesting websites, why bother even registering, yet alone comment it here...

    This one is probably better suited for General.
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    Did you even read the OP? It's not a PC it's a...

    Did you even read the OP? It's not a PC it's a server running VMs. And if you think 8TB is hell of a lot of data, better stay clear of It'''s A Digital Disease!

    8TB is easily filled with personal...
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    Would that be the same majority TM went for not...

    Would that be the same majority TM went for not so long ago?
  39. Thread: Aviva

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    That's because you are not a C-suite with a...

    That's because you are not a C-suite with a problem like "How do I get bigger bonus?"



    Mostly it boils down to a combination of low cost on part of TCS and greed on part of the decision makers...
  40. They weren't jailed for merely holding an...

    They weren't jailed for merely holding an opposing political views, which would make them political prisoners.

    They weren't jailed for holding an illegal referendum.

    They were jailed for act of...
  41. What does the ECHR has to do with the jailing of...

    What does the ECHR has to do with the jailing of the Catalan separatists? Do you even have/know the facts or just go by what the Guardian is feeding you?

    They are not political prisoners, they are...
  42. Thread: Aviva

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    Should be on the lookout for Aviva roles in 1-2...

    Should be on the lookout for Aviva roles in 1-2 years, when TCS screws the pooch.

    I don't know if their website can get any worse, last time I had to use Edge !!! because it wasn't working...
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    I thought it's exactly what happened in BBC

    I thought it's exactly what happened in BBC
  44. Mine doesn't have the fire thingy (not the exact...

    Mine doesn't have the fire thingy (not the exact model I linked, just similar) I remember reading it was like 50C+ or some such, and it was proof from external tampering.

    Also these are not smart...
  45. Thread: BT - IR35

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    But the escape valve is there, just at a slightly...

    But the escape valve is there, just at a slightly smaller scale. There is well established public sector outside IR35 roles market and there will be plenty of private sectors companies making the...
  46. I use MoneyHub to aggregate about a dozen...

    I use MoneyHub to aggregate about a dozen accounts (current, savings and CCs) between myself and the missus. Works a threat.
  47. Speaking of locks I have one of these in addition...

    Speaking of locks I have one of these in addition to the standard key.

    SAMSUNG DIGITAL SECURITY LOCK (SHS-1321): Amazon.co.uk: Lighting

    Installed it mainly for convenience and to be higher and...
  48. Thread: BT - IR35

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    This is exactly how it played out 3 years ago...

    This is exactly how it played out 3 years ago with the Public sector. Initially there was a huge wave of panic blanked inside determination. Then slowly at the beginning of 2017 organisations started...
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    Poll: Not a problem, his target audience is the same...

    Not a problem, his target audience is the same gullible bunch that believed all the Brexit campaign nonsense.
  50. £300/m for what? Leasing the equipment? WTF the...

    £300/m for what? Leasing the equipment? WTF the whole lot can't be more than £500 plus another £500 for professional install if you CBA.

    The main result of a burglary for us will be inconvenience...
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