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    Suppose it's semantics rather than anything else....

    Suppose it's semantics rather than anything else. If they are happy with the rate then so be it.

    If they are just taking the rate until something better comes along, I've lost the investment of...
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    Because I don't want contractors to be treated...

    Because I don't want contractors to be treated like crap, and I want a good deal for myco?
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    Agency Margin

    I've been out of the game for a while (joined the dark side) but have just started looking to hire a couple of guys to our team.

    Agency margin (for a preferred supplier) is 15%.

    Is that:
    a)...
  4. Thread: Ashes

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    The series or in general? TBH, England have...

    The series or in general?

    TBH, England have shot themselves in the foot a couple of times. Johnson is bowling out of his skin, but in the first test less than 10% of his balls were hitting the...
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    I didn't bother, I knew somebody would come up...

    I didn't bother, I knew somebody would come up with something...

    I think I will stick with SJD - can't be bothered to sell all my kit to myself to get down to a cash balance that MVL online needs.
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    Closing myco.

    I'm taking up an offer of permidom and am taking the opportunity to get rid of myco.

    I will have about £50k in the company after CT and VAT is squared away so an MVL seems the way to go to get ER...
  7. That looks legendary. Our pear tree is pretty...

    That looks legendary.

    Our pear tree is pretty crap at producing edible fruit, but I reckon I could make some passable hooch.
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    Is there one of these (http://menssheds.org.uk)...

    Is there one of these near you?

    Was taking off in Australia in quite a big way...
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    So we should let that happen again?

    So we should let that happen again?
  10. Thread: ****!!!

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    Business opportunity for some of this...

    Business opportunity for some of this.
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    Feel free to read the rest of the thread where I...

    Feel free to read the rest of the thread where I explain my thoughts on the matter.
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    I think it's the nature of it that the western...

    I think it's the nature of it that the western media have latched on to. There's plenty of horrible things from there if you're so inclined.

    One that got me was the From Our Own Correspondent ...
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    Using chemical weapons is worse. It's a...

    Using chemical weapons is worse. It's a particularly disgusting way to conduct oneself.

    I'm not convinced it WAS Assad, but however you look at it chemical weapon stockpiles in the ME need to be...
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    No, but on the list of things we can fix, people...

    No, but on the list of things we can fix, people using chemical weapons should be one of them we actually have a stab at.
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    But yes to chemical weapons being used on...

    But yes to chemical weapons being used on civilians?
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    I'd be more worried about the...

    I'd be more worried about the gastro-enterous-charm.
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    I think that today's media find it easier to...

    I think that today's media find it easier to concentrate on the feckless youth, and social media makes the feckless more visible.

    I'm sure there were just as many successes and failures in the...
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    Nope, they're not Aussie either - that's why...

    Nope, they're not Aussie either - that's why we're stuck with these 4 for the duration seeing as everybody else on the elite panel is not capable of being impartial.

    #actualfarce
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    I got a bit lost with it around the middle of...

    I got a bit lost with it around the middle of season 3 - haven't bothered since.
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    I always sign stuff like that thus: Moscow...

    I always sign stuff like that thus:

    Moscow Mule
    Director
    Mule Enterprises Ltd.
  21. Did you ever work in Cairo or Tunis? The poor...

    Did you ever work in Cairo or Tunis? The poor there were money grabbing little shysters and the guys in the bank were almost exclusively workshy layabouts.
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    Here...

    Here too.
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    You don't need a US proxy, just a US address (any...

    You don't need a US proxy, just a US address (any bank will do) and a pre-pay card of them interwebs.
  24. Your focusing could do with some work ;)

    Your focusing could do with some work ;)
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    We should build more lakes/generators at the top...

    We should build more lakes/generators at the top of mountains. Then we'd have somewhere to store all the excess wind energy.
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    Marginally NSFW with the sound up... Ruth...

    Marginally NSFW with the sound up...

    Ruth Wilson Suburban Shootout scene - YouTube
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    Might have been on inside out.

    Might have been on inside out.
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    One of these...

    One of these?
  29. If its somebody dodgy (i.e. pretty much any...

    If its somebody dodgy (i.e. pretty much any company in the ME) then think about an escrow. Especially if you're delivering something you can't take back easily...
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    Do you need a haswell? I thought the main benefit...

    Do you need a haswell? I thought the main benefit over ivybridge was reduced power consumption rather than increased speed/power?
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    I think you should all have a nice cup of tea and...

    I think you should all have a nice cup of tea and a calm down.
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    I have dived down the SeaCat tube on Hmas Swan.

    I have dived down the SeaCat tube on Hmas Swan.
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    Definitely, he said 'bint' and 'slag' too. ...

    Definitely, he said 'bint' and 'slag' too.

    Wonder what the words would have been had the 'hitler' been a bloke.
  34. Not directly, they sold it off... Forensic...

    Not directly, they sold it off...

    Forensic Science Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    FTFY Malaysians will be there in droves this...

    FTFY

    Malaysians will be there in droves this time of year...
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    Don't hold your breath.

    Don't hold your breath.
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    Try one of those "Faster 5k" apps on your...

    Try one of those "Faster 5k" apps on your smartphone of choice. I used the Couch to 5k version a couple of years ago and found it quite motivating - as well as being targeted to your goal, it's a...
  38. Thread: The Ashes

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    It's already cracked, and they haven't watered it...

    It's already cracked, and they haven't watered it for 8 days - it's going to lose the top layer in at least a couple of spots.

    TBH, we might get a chance to bowl on it today anyway :(
  39. Thread: Cars

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    99% of the time, a 4WD is not in full 4WD.

    99% of the time, a 4WD is not in full 4WD.
  40. Thread: The Ashes

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    Have you seen the pitch? Don't want to be batting...

    Have you seen the pitch? Don't want to be batting last on that bugger...
  41. Thread: Cars

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    Just get a Mondeo.

    Just get a Mondeo.
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    Doesn't look too bad on the telly, but they've...

    Doesn't look too bad on the telly, but they've probably turned the brightness up...
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    Just tell them you'll be exercising your right to...

    Just tell them you'll be exercising your right to send a subbie. They'll soon bend over...
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    At least you didn't spend years chucking money at...

    At least you didn't spend years chucking money at it for it to fail.

    If you're gonna fail, fail fast!
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    Effing pricks on sticks, messing up MY off piste.

    Effing pricks on sticks, messing up MY off piste.
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    Charge them as usual, then issue a credit note...

    Charge them as usual, then issue a credit note for the time spent fixing your own cock up (Warranty refund or whatever). All on a verifiable audit trail in your records & theirs.

    I've done this...
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    3 hours in the car every day? No thanks. Bike,...

    3 hours in the car every day? No thanks.

    Bike, train , bike...

    edit: You just had a new kid - you want to give up the opportunity for TWO HOURS of extra sleep every day?
  48. Mrs (PE teacher) has got one for work - mostly...

    Mrs (PE teacher) has got one for work - mostly gets used for candy-crush but I believe they can use it for registers etc, and allows a VPN onto the school network - which I guess would be useful... ...
  49. Lenovo Yoga 11s is out soon/now. Convertible,...

    Lenovo Yoga 11s is out soon/now. Convertible, full win8 machine. £700 ish quid for the low spec- I think it wins on a cost/benefit to the ipad...
  50. North east Corfu.

    North east Corfu.
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