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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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  13. £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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    The RAID controller replacement it's easy-peasy -...

    The RAID controller replacement it's easy-peasy - You can migrate the current virtual disk, just replace the RAID controller and from it's configuration select "import foreign configuration".

    For...
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    HP cashback is quite legit. I have used it...

    HP cashback is quite legit. I have used it several times for various stuff and was always without a hitch if they have the promotion on their website (and they do) they will honor it.

    It's just a...
  16. Thread: Johnny Walker

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    What kind of training can help with someone else...

    What kind of training can help with someone else finding you?!?
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    If you are going down the ink tank printer route...

    If you are going down the ink tank printer route check the top end HP Smart Tank Plus 655

    HP Smart Tank Plus 655 Wireless All-in-One Colour Printer - HP Store UK

    Down to £280 with code HPBLACK...
  18. It really depends what you want to achieve. Just...

    It really depends what you want to achieve. Just a siren to scare the burglars (and annoy the neighbors) or actual signal to a security firm that would send a team.

    If it's for the former, I would...
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    Where did you see that? on Ebuyer website?...

    Where did you see that? on Ebuyer website? Because the official HP document is 31/01/2020
    ...
  20. The f**k will be the difference between...

    The f**k will be the difference between ‘dependent contractor’ and Fixed term contract then?

    This is mainly for the Uber/Deliveroo driver crowd. I don't need more dependencies and employment...
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    We where on the fence whether to claim DLA for my...

    We where on the fence whether to claim DLA for my 6 y.o. with ASD, as his is rather mild in most regards. Moral dilemma etc.

    Then we overheard some of the moms of his classmates discussing how...
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    The cashback offer runs until 31/01/2020 and the...

    The cashback offer runs until 31/01/2020 and the printer has been available for £99.99 for over a month back in October. I plan to sit it out until it pops up again cheaper than £115 and snatch one....
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    Where did you get the "all" bit? Just as with the...

    Where did you get the "all" bit? Just as with the public sector 3 years ago there will be outside IR35 contracts.

    Compared to the Labour proposed dividend tax change that will make outside IR35...
  24. If current agency is fine and ClientCo is fine,...

    If current agency is fine and ClientCo is fine, then you are fine.
  25. Thread: Company Secretary

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    Yeah, but then you have the odd agency bitching...

    Yeah, but then you have the odd agency bitching about you not being a sole Director and refusing to submit your CV to ClientCo...
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    Please don't spread misinformation that might get...

    Please don't spread misinformation that might get OP in trouble, bot financial and legal with long standing implications.

    The mortgage offer is only binding as long as there is no change in...
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    Free instant ink tier is 15 pages/month £1 for...

    Free instant ink tier is 15 pages/month £1 for every 10 pages thereafter. Enough for most months

    I'm currently paying £2/m, which is £20/year less the VAT for 50 pages a month with 2 months...
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    It's up at £129 now :( Edit: I will keep an...

    It's up at £129 now :(

    Edit:
    I will keep an eye on it if it drops or pops up elsewhere at £99 again. When you claim the VAT it's almost free.

    Don't forget to claim extra 2 years warranty for...
  29. Not as much a "Therapy", as "looking busy" in...

    Not as much a "Therapy", as "looking busy" in order to justify their job existence.

    My default opinion of someone with fully booked calendar, is that they are a waste of space, until proven...
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    It's not limited to contractors. There are toxic...

    It's not limited to contractors. There are toxic people that instead of trying to deliver more, are focused on trying to point out everyone else's fault, to make themselves look good.

    Fortunately...
  31. You still have 3 months until the end of your...

    You still have 3 months until the end of your current contract - just look for another contract even if it's inside IR35 too.

    1) It's not worth the risk of HMRC retrospective investigation
    2)...
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    You have to inform the lender about your change...

    You have to inform the lender about your change of circumstance in any case.

    By applying for a mortgage, do you mean buying the property or just getting the mortgage offer for a property?

    If...
  33. Isn't it better to cut your losses with something...

    Isn't it better to cut your losses with something like Ubiquity, that doesn't require ongoing licensing?
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    Unfortunately for us, Jo blew her load with the...

    Unfortunately for us, Jo blew her load with the promise to outright revoke A50, this blew back in their faces big time. There are a lot of "moderate" remainers that would have been happy with a...
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    Net worth =/= money in the bank. Leeching...

    Net worth =/= money in the bank.

    Leeching money from the state is quite socialistic, he is doing great on that front.
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    Fortunately for us, there is zero chance of...

    Fortunately for us, there is zero chance of overall Labour majority, so even if they form the next government, there will be checks on their outlandish policies.
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    Well if you can't do it without their involvement...

    Well if you can't do it without their involvement and it comes down to cost. Your options are to suck it up, as the "overcharge" is all internal and ClientCo is not actually losing out. Or if it's...
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    I have been working mainly on projects, in such...

    I have been working mainly on projects, in such cases it's obvious what the project schedule is and projects are usually costed and funded in advance.

    Some times it's dicier, like my previous...
  39. Thread: Shocking news!!!

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    It pisses me off that they keep insisting Uber is...

    It pisses me off that they keep insisting Uber is a ride sharing app...
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    Do you have a choice? Seems to me like...

    Do you have a choice? Seems to me like intra-company political issue, more than a technical one.

    Every time I have been prompted for 3D secure by a merchant, the prompt was looking as coming from...
  41. Thread: Brexit news!

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    Not all migrants that end up in France are trying...

    Not all migrants that end up in France are trying to come to the UK. The main reasons for the ones that do is that they already have family here and the fact most young people speak English to some...
  42. Thread: Home NAS with SSDs

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    Full SSD NAS is waste of money, there are HDDs...

    Full SSD NAS is waste of money, there are HDDs with equal reliability at a fraction of the cost. If you still want to splash out make sure, that the OS supports SSDs. Lack of Trim and similar...
  43. Less likely, they are more likely to drain Tory...

    Less likely, they are more likely to drain Tory votes, than Labour votes in most constituencies.

    Any scenario where the Tories don't have outright majority will lead to 2nd referendum and we all...
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    You missed the most important question: A) How...

    You missed the most important question:

    A) How are you going to find clients and convince them you are better value for money than established SI/MSPs and JBOC (Just a Bunch Of Contractors)
  45. Thread: Anyone triggered?

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    In 6 weeks they will be able to express their...

    In 6 weeks they will be able to express their displeasure at the current progress on lowering carbon emissions, by voting for the Green party and their ambitious £100Bn/year spending on climate...
  46. Thread: Shall I...

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    Today's Tories are not the yesterday's Tories. We...

    Today's Tories are not the yesterday's Tories. We are talking about people that were happy for a no-deal Brexit to happen to the extend of removing the whip from a number of long standing Tory MPs...
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    I agree with what you are saying about RoS being...

    I agree with what you are saying about RoS being the best IR35 "defences". I even commented to that extend in my later post.

    But you took my quote a bit out of context. I meant that having a...
  48. I would stay after 6 if there is work do be...

    I would stay after 6 if there is work do be completed that can't wait for the next day and have done so numerous times, without moaning about "overtime".

    I wouldn't stay until/after 6, just...
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    You missed one... 6. A blond clown with...

    You missed one...

    6. A blond clown with delusions of grandeur and zero interests in the well-being of the country and it's population. Happy to skirt the edges of the law just to further his own...
  50. Thread: Jacob Rees Mogg

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    While the grunts where risking their lives to get...

    While the grunts where risking their lives to get people out, the people in charge were unwilling to risk their jobs... And then don't even have the decency to resign. What a bunch of muppets.
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