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    oh well. Fewer humans means less impact on the...

    oh well.

    Fewer humans means less impact on the environment.

    It's simply Gaia sorting out climate change.
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    I knew a guy at bp who had been a contractor...

    I knew a guy at bp who had been a contractor there for over 20 years ... before he finally converted to a permie.
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    We cannot calculate the COVID-19 mortality rate...

    We cannot calculate the COVID-19 mortality rate because we don't have accurate data on how many people have had it.

    The Chinese are counting the people who turn up & test positive. However, if...
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    Most of the consultants working for large...

    Most of the consultants working for large consultancies aren't owners of the consultancy. They are on PAYE already and thus the consultancy is already paying employers NI.

    If the consultant was...
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    The troops are gone. The weaponry and equipment...

    The troops are gone. The weaponry and equipment is stockpiled in Germany.

    The theory being that they can deploy rapidly from bases in the UK, for example Catterick, if required.

    Is that a good...
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    Well, that's completely irrelevant information. ...

    Well, that's completely irrelevant information.

    My question was: Do you think countries should stand by their commitments?

    Countries in NATO commit to spending 2% of GDP on defence. Only a...
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    Well that's completely irrelevant information. ...

    Well that's completely irrelevant information.

    My question was : Do you think countries should stand by their commitments?

    Countries in NATO commit to spending 2% of GDP on defence. Only a...
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    It's not what I may or may not do if they don't...

    It's not what I may or may not do if they don't meet their NATO commitments that should concern you.

    It's what President Trump will do if they don't that should.

    Don't you think it's important...
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    No. The Germans should meet their NATO...

    No. The Germans should meet their NATO commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defence.

    If they are still too squeamish to have an effective military force they should pay the UK the additional sums...
  10. In his defence ... he was completely hammered at...

    In his defence ... he was completely hammered at the time.
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    Try saying that sentence out loud, but this time...

    Try saying that sentence out loud, but this time switching the nationalities. For example, "German" & "Kenyan"

    Then you'll realise you are being racist.
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    That bloody bus. Did anyone actually see it? In...

    That bloody bus. Did anyone actually see it? In real-life.


    It was a stroke of campaigning genius.



    "We send the EU £350 million a week
    let's fund our NHS instead
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    Some good advice and the potential pit-falls...

    Some good advice and the potential pit-falls regarding having an agency relationship have been point out in this thread already.

    I regularly do fixed-price work ( several times a year ) and as...
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    Everything stays the same.

    Everything stays the same.
  15. Plus c'est change, plus c'est la meme chose. ...

    Plus c'est change, plus c'est la meme chose.

    Come on Scooter, get with the programme. Even the Frenchies have worked it out.
  16. No. Because the UK has left the EU. So it's not...

    No. Because the UK has left the EU. So it's not the same.

    Practically it just looks the same for the next 11 months.

    Clear now?
  17. Indeed. It's essentially the same deal. The...

    Indeed. It's essentially the same deal.

    The "deal" is only the arrangement to leave and not the future trading relationship. It's a deal that allows the UK to leave in an orderly way and...
  18. The sausage?

    The sausage?
  19. Yes, in January the UK leaves the European Union...

    Yes, in January the UK leaves the European Union and enters the "transition".

    The transition means everything practically remains the same. i.e. still in the single market, still in the custom...
  20. That's what the "transition" deal is. ...

    That's what the "transition" deal is. Technically the UK leaves the EU on 31st Jan. Practically everything stays the same for 12 months.
  21. Trade deals usually start with the aim of...

    Trade deals usually start with the aim of bringing two divergent economies togeather. This negotiation is unusual in that the two parties are already 100% aligned and it's a case of working out what...
  22. There was a site called ******dCompany.com .......

    There was a site called ******dCompany.com .... that did pretty much what you are looking for.

    Unfortunately, it got litigated out of business.
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    I recommend judging Trump by his actions and not...

    I recommend judging Trump by his actions and not the drivel he puts out on Twitter.

    As an aside, why are you always so anti-West? The middle-east is just one massive power-play, the US, Russians,...
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    What's the war crime? The targeting of civilian...

    What's the war crime? The targeting of civilian oil-tankers in the Gulf or the rocket attack on the Saudi oil facility? Or propping up the regime in Syria? Or maybe attacking the US embassy in...
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    You are trying to play match-maker and with the...

    You are trying to play match-maker and with the aim of skimming a small %age from each job. Great, just sit there and watch the money roll in whilst your users do all the work.

    That's a difficult...
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    Did you not read the thread in 2017 when MF bet...

    Did you not read the thread in 2017 when MF bet big on a Tory majority???
  27. Best way would have been to ask your accountant...

    Best way would have been to ask your accountant before transfering the money. Second best way is to ask your accountant now.

    I haven't looked into any of this but I presume that company 1 will...
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    The time to close it down is 31st January 2020. ...

    The time to close it down is 31st January 2020. And then the mod's can start an FTA-Negotiations forum in it's place.

    If Borris wins, the deal goes through, then BREXIT just drops away from the...
  29. Poll: Whys that a problem? If they need the money,...

    Whys that a problem? If they need the money, then they need the money and if they can sell off some asset that the state has helped them acquire to help them at a point in their lives when they need...
  30. Poll: Corbyn is not the only reason I won't vote...

    Corbyn is not the only reason I won't vote Labour. Although he is at least 50% of the reason.

    The other problem is their policies. The aims I can broadly agree with, it's the proposed...
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    Clearly you don't have much of an imagination.

    Clearly you don't have much of an imagination.
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    You wouldn't. But then you are not his target...

    You wouldn't. But then you are not his target audience.

    You're his cash-cow.
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    Now you are catching on! If you would just...

    Now you are catching on!

    If you would just work in a good-old-fashioned state enterprise, pay your union subs then Corbyn and you would get along just fine.

    Want anything else out of life? ...
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    I certainly would see a real difference ... I'd...

    I certainly would see a real difference ... I'd be substantially poorer.

    and for that reason I'm out.
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    You missed the bit about rent-capping and giving...

    You missed the bit about rent-capping and giving tenants more rights then?



    Yup, that's a quandary that we face. I might add that Mrs Swinson doesn't exactly inspire hope either.
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    Only to 26%? I admire your optimism. On the...

    Only to 26%? I admire your optimism.

    On the plus side. Everything will be free and it will be "fair".
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    I'm not lying about anything. I just pointed...

    I'm not lying about anything. I just pointed out that the £350m claim had been taken to court and was dismissed.

    Here's a different article on the ruling Judges Rule Boris Was Right, GBP350...
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    That was taken to court and the case dismissed. ...

    That was taken to court and the case dismissed. It wasn't found to be a lie.
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    Unfortunately I think they *are* trying to win. ...

    Unfortunately I think they *are* trying to win.

    The main tactic being, promise to give group "A" stuff that belongs to group "B". For "free".
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    As you know, nothing will appease them. They...

    As you know, nothing will appease them. They will always believe that taking assets, wealth and opportunities from one group ( labelled "The Rich" ) and handing them over to another group (...
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    That's true to an extent. Internet access is...

    That's true to an extent. Internet access is very important for accessing a whole range of services from booking your child's parents evening, making school selections, applying for benefits,...
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    I placed 191 orders on Amazon last year. So far...

    I placed 191 orders on Amazon last year. So far in 2019 its 165 .... Xmas should push that up a bit! No idea if that is a "lot" or not.

    I don't really feel it's any different to any other...
  43. Well if you had the unique and revolutionary idea...

    Well if you had the unique and revolutionary idea of creating yet-another-job-site what is the first two problems you will encounter?

    1. You have no jobs to list on the site
    2. You have no...
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    Sue them on the grounds of discrimination.

    Sue them on the grounds of discrimination.
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    If you contribute to OS projects, you probably...

    If you contribute to OS projects, you probably don't "own" the IP, the projects are by their nature open and almost certainly have a permissive license already attached. You've already waived your...
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    Do you have any existing IP or patents etc? And...

    Do you have any existing IP or patents etc? And do you work on any projects out-of-hours?

    Personally I'd never sign anything with those requirements, but then I *do* have IP. If you don't then...
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    Indeed CV sifting is one part of their job. ...

    Indeed CV sifting is one part of their job. That's why they like LinkedIn ... everyone's kindly laying out their skills in a consistent manner and making their data available for consumption ( for a...
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    So basically a dating-agency model. I think...

    So basically a dating-agency model.

    I think there are a number of problems with it. Putting aside the ones that we answered when you posed a similar question back in July ( How do we break...
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    I wrote a "skill". The whole idea behind it...

    I wrote a "skill".

    The whole idea behind it was that it contained a load of P*ss take lines about a friend of mine.

    I had a group of mates round for drinks and had primed a tech-unsavy one of...
  50. Thread: Poo tastic

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    Probably not. People sleep with all sorts of...

    Probably not.

    People sleep with all sorts of odd things under and around their beds. For example crystals and dream-catchers.

    Maybe sleeping with a turd under your bed is a cure for...
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