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    +1 :smokin

    +1 :smokin
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    Unless you are doing web page handling, my advice...

    Unless you are doing web page handling, my advice is to not use the await stuff and just do your multithreading the old school way, create and manage your own threads.

    Others will disagree of...
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    https://media.giphy.com/media/XsUtdIeJ0MWMo/giphy....

    https://media.giphy.com/media/XsUtdIeJ0MWMo/giphy.gif
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    :banana::banana::banana:

    :banana::banana::banana:
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    Mid 20s for mpg usually. I grew up in a time...

    Mid 20s for mpg usually.

    I grew up in a time where most people didn't wet themselves every time they went out for a drive in cars with no ABS, no crumple zones (apart from the passenger...
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    My newest car is now 21 years old, it's fun to...

    My newest car is now 21 years old, it's fun to drive, I can fix it if it breaks, and.... no telemetry.

    :glasses
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    Started watching that again last year on DVD -...

    Started watching that again last year on DVD - Spooky eh...

    Seems quite cheesy these days. First couple of episodes were fairly foreboding though.
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    Yeah fair enough, probably being unduly paranoid...

    Yeah fair enough, probably being unduly paranoid initially.

    I believe the other contractor (that I know of, there's probably more) is planning to bail in good time before April.
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    Client sending determination letters

    Heard from another contractor at the same client today that they have received a determination letter from the client stating they are "Inside" as of April (that contractor's contract extends past...
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    Read his book (Mercenary) when I was about 13 -...

    Read his book (Mercenary) when I was about 13 - interesting book.
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    Coarse thread.... :D :igmc:

    Coarse thread....

    :D

    :igmc:
  12. Thread: Dr Who 2020

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    Golden age of Dr Who for me was the period from...

    Golden age of Dr Who for me was the period from Ecclestone up to and including Matt Smith.

    Capaldi might have been good, but the poor stories let him down initially (I gather they got better but...
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    Monkey

    Monkey
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    Another vote for Synology having taken the plunge...

    Another vote for Synology having taken the plunge and upgraded from my old Netgear Duo NAS earlier this year. (The Netgear ran fine for 8 years or so with Seagate HDDS btw)

    Not the original...
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    Russell Brookes

    Missed this yesterday.. sad news.. top driver in his day :frown

    Obituary: Double British Rally champion Russell Brookes 1945-2019 - WRC - Autosport
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    :suicide: :yay:

    :suicide: :yay:
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    Get a life

    Get a life
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    :( Another of the greats off to that great gig...

    :(

    Another of the greats off to that great gig in the sky.
    (no apologies for the plagiarising Floyd - it just seemed appropriate :) )
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    Martian

    Martian
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    Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86...

    Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86 - BBC News
  21. Thread: Boom 2

    by Dark Black
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    Quite right too, jolly poor form on my part -...

    Quite right too, jolly poor form on my part - partially sorted now :glasses
  22. Thread: Boom 2

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    Boom 2.0

    Interview this morning, offered this afternoon.

    Local and my best rate ever

    :banana: :banana: :banana:

    Face to face follow-up interview for another gig next week too.

    Market seems to be...
  23. Thread: Cat Buying

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    Russian Blue? ...

    Russian Blue?

    https://www.zooplus.co.uk/magazine/CACHE_IMAGES/768/content/uploads/2018/03/russian-blue.jpg
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    The more "driving-aid" tech that gets added to...

    The more "driving-aid" tech that gets added to cars, the less people will feel the need to pay attention...

    It's a downward spiral.
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    What the doggy said. There's already too much...

    What the doggy said. There's already too much dependence on tech in this world, we don't want any more.

    Especially not in cars.
  26. I've been dragging my feet on this and not moved...

    I've been dragging my feet on this and not moved provider yet. Intend to do so before my primary domain is up for renewal in August though.

    HiHosting still top of the list. I do have my business...
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    Poll: Totally this. They broke into a private meeting ...

    Totally this. They broke into a private meeting and started running amok.

    What did they expect, tea and biscuits?

    However the limp-wristed lefties will get their way and Fields will probably...
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    Still finding it very quiet locally. :tumble:...

    Still finding it very quiet locally.

    :tumble:

    I can probably manage to see the summer out without burning too much of the reserves, but if it's still dead round here then I'll have to consider...
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    White chocolate and raspberry :happy

    White chocolate and raspberry

    :happy
  30. Tend to agree, but then (IMHO) houses have been...

    Tend to agree, but then (IMHO) houses have been overpriced for years.



    Bound to be regional variations - we're looking in the South West. Properties down there that are sensibly priced do tend...
  31. Pretty much flat-lined then. We're seeing a...

    Pretty much flat-lined then.

    We're seeing a lot of price reductions, stuff isn't selling.
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    RIP Cliff Barnes

    Dallas TV star Ken Kercheval dies aged 83 - BBC News
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    A contract review certainly isn't a magic bullet,...

    A contract review certainly isn't a magic bullet, but it is another weapon in your armoury should the worst happen and you get an enquiry. It should be used alongside working practices.

    If...
  34. Thread: 50,000

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    Boobies? (Opens eyes, looks around...) Did...

    Boobies? (Opens eyes, looks around...)

    Did someone mention boobies? :D
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    A Tesla? Seriously? Not if it was the last car...

    A Tesla? Seriously?

    Not if it was the last car on the planet.
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    'Coloured' not PC anymore

    Amber Rudd apologises over 'coloured woman' comment - BBC News

    So apparently the term 'coloured' when used to refer a to non-white person is now considered racist...

    Surely the world's gone mad?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upyrWwstEMY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upyrWwstEMY
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    Anyone used TXMTechnology?

    Not heard of them before, but they are advertising a contract local to me.

    However the LinkedIn profile for the main recruiter is showing as not available and the Companies House returns look a...
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    KUATB...

    KUATB
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    Ditto, locally at least. There does seem to...

    Ditto, locally at least.

    There does seem to be stuff about that would require either a long commute or a stay away. It's early days so I'm being picky and waiting for something local. If I'm...
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    Liberal

    Liberal
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    Judging by the state of a lot of web sites these...

    Judging by the state of a lot of web sites these days, I think they already do...
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    Been using one of those for the last 7 years or...

    Been using one of those for the last 7 years or so, works well - battery life has diminished a bit over time but still showing 30mins.

    Alternatively if you just want to protect the PC from mains...
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    That's a nice touch :glasses

    That's a nice touch :glasses
  45. Seriously? Is that what all the bleating is...

    Seriously?

    Is that what all the bleating is about?

    :ohwell
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    Army called in now apparently..

    Army called in amid Gatwick disruption - BBC News
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    https://thumbsnap.com/s/iogT9is8.jpg

    https://thumbsnap.com/s/iogT9is8.jpg
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    What's this all about then?

    What's this all about then?
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    Sondra Locke: Any Which Way You Can actress dies...

    Sondra Locke: Any Which Way You Can actress dies aged 74 - BBC News
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    Please, think of the elves!

    Mum spits in face of Christmas elf in Stockton shopping centre - BBC News
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