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    *Cough* My Google for "trump disinfectant" -...

    *Cough*

    My Google for "trump disinfectant" - 353 million results
    My Google for "uighur muslims" - 6.3 million results

    My Google for "trump disinfectant site:bbc.co.uk" - 134000 results
    My...
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    Great thread. There are indeed 1000 variables,...

    Great thread. There are indeed 1000 variables, but it seems there must be more WFH in future, where appropriate. It just makes sense.

    In my experience, tech companies seem to be the most...
  3. This. The food is so you don't have to go to the...

    This. The food is so you don't have to go to the shops and risk bringing the virus back into your vulnerable household (?).
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    Now isn't the time for a new business venture. ...

    Now isn't the time for a new business venture. Now is the time for wearing a tin hat and crouching under the desk. Check again in a couple of months, it might all be different. In the meantime, if...
  5. For the record, no purchase is needed to join a...

    For the record, no purchase is needed to join a Skype for Business meeting from Linux. I ran a virtual windows 10 machine and within that, opened up the invitation email in Firefox->Outlook.com. ...
  6. Interview next week. Hooray! I am expecting the...

    Interview next week. Hooray! I am expecting the familiar "it will be on Skype", meaning Skype for business.

    Now I have Skype personal, and Zoom. But my heart sinks when they say "Skype for...
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    Dead this week too, even the permy posts have...

    Dead this week too, even the permy posts have gone awol.

    Phone interview lined up with a major bank just down the road. No show from their end, and no explanation forthcoming. Other leads have...
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    Well done for finding 9 articles over 3 months on...

    Well done for finding 9 articles over 3 months on this very grave subject. Now compare with the full spectrum coverage of President trump being rude to someone in a press conference. Meanwhile WHO...
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    Good on the Grauniad for reporting that, even...

    Good on the Grauniad for reporting that, even just one story a month ago. *Generally* it is still true that the Western media gives China a free pass. As well as helping us ignore the horrors of the...
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    Cabin fever rant incoming... In return for...

    Cabin fever rant incoming...

    In return for cheap manufacturing, the West has so far "overlooked" China being a horrible dictatorship. The PRC has, reportedly, 2 million Muslims in camps, terrible...
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    Certain countries, eg Iran and Italy, have been...

    Certain countries, eg Iran and Italy, have been hit much harder than others. It isn't clear why (population movements, aged population?) but there isn't any reason to think the UK will follow the...
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    Update. Talk Radio has been quite calm and...

    Update. Talk Radio has been quite calm and interesting this morning. Perhaps they are getting with the program.
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    Radio 2 and others

    In the current depressing atmosphere I can thoroughly recommend Radio 2.

    I have switched away from LBC/Talk Radio because their output was 100% virus. Virus discussion can't fill the hours, so...
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    Also, the 6%, if it is 6%, might well find no...

    Also, the 6%, if it is 6%, might well find no ventilators available. Assume the best, but prepare for the worst (so that it might be less "worst"). Personally I care more about keeping myself and...
  15. Thread: worth a read

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    Agreed. Keeping a steady nerve is very...

    Agreed. Keeping a steady nerve is very important. Fear can easily make people irrational, even the coolest of us, and it is more contagious than any virus. The panic buyers must be stopped,...
  16. Not particularly helpful to the OP right now, but...

    Not particularly helpful to the OP right now, but I feel the current chaos will be temporary. Sooner or later, market forces will resume and profitable business will continue. The difficulty is in...
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    A fascinating observation.

    A fascinating observation.
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    I said it was unusual, not wrong. With most...

    I said it was unusual, not wrong. With most agencies, you can call and get through to the advertising agent, or at least leave a message. If their number isn't in the ad you can Google it and call...
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    What do you think the words "...won't take...

    What do you think the words "...won't take calls..." denoted ? Go stick your head in spittoon, troll.
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    Solutionize Global

    Anyone dealt with the above agency? A search here returns nothing.

    Unusual in that they don't publish phone numbers in their job ads and won't take calls from applicants. Hmmmm.
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    Market was dead in January, started to pick up...

    Market was dead in January, started to pick up rapidly early feb, was hot for a fortnight but since then - nothing. Tumbleweed for the last 10 days. The dreaded virus, perhaps.
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    Yes the adverts on the BBC are a major turn off. ...

    Yes the adverts on the BBC are a major turn off. I don't want to just bash the Beeb, and Question time was good this week, and iPlayer is great, but the endless adverts and self-aggrandizing...
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    You misunderstand?. Let me rephrase my last...

    You misunderstand?. Let me rephrase my last post;


    *Cough* Many great ideas had been tried before and failed every time, until they at last succeeded. For example: powered flight.
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    One of the biggest advantages the BBC has over...

    One of the biggest advantages the BBC has over other channels is the ability to broadcast movies. Without breaks every 15 minutes and in HD.

    Do they take advantage of that ? Of course not. In...
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    It's alright lads. We're going to be quids-in...

    It's alright lads. We're going to be quids-in with all these bods leaving the market.
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    *Cough* Many great ideas had been tried before...

    *Cough* Many great ideas had been tried before and failed every time.
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    Modern cars with GPS record data of course, but...

    Modern cars with GPS record data of course, but how do they transmit it back to Ford or whoever, assuming they aren't cellular enabled?

    Perhaps covertly, when you connect a phone?
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    Well, yes of course frameworks have been...

    Well, yes of course frameworks have been considered before. None have materialised as yet. Doesn't mean its a bad idea though.



    I don't think BAU work is a signifier of disguised employment. ...
  29. Calm down dears. "Inside IR35 but rates to...

    Calm down dears. "Inside IR35 but rates to accommodate"


    DevOps Architect, Openshift, Kubernetes Specialist, to GBP1200 day, North East England - Newcastle Tyne & Wear - February-21-2020...
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    It is odd. At Sunderland Polytechnic in the late...

    It is odd. At Sunderland Polytechnic in the late 80s, I was learning assembler on a 6809. Even then it was seen as more modern than a Z80. But the Z80 goes on. ICs appear to be like that - eg....
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    The only nostalgic thing about this is the "256 x...

    The only nostalgic thing about this is the "256 x 192" resolution.

    Also the max resolution of my Dragon 32.
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    NREs are not politically sustainable in the UK...

    NREs are not politically sustainable in the UK because voters will not accept it. The USA is a different place. Furthermore, NREs are so attractive to employers that they might prefer to engage all...
  33. The financial corporations are frightened of the...

    The financial corporations are frightened of the government, ever since the bank bailouts and the string of IT and security scandals that followed. Their overreaction isn't price fixing, they are...
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    Worry gives a small thing a large shadow, so they...

    Worry gives a small thing a large shadow, so they say. Everyone is uncertain at the moment - contractors, clients, agents, accountants. Nobody is sure about the right way to react to the new rules,...
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    Not exactly. I had already attempted an IP...

    Not exactly. I had already attempted an IP address change by rebooting the router. But Plusnet gave me back the very same external IP.
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    Seems I am listed on dnsbl.spfbl.net, for having...

    Seems I am listed on dnsbl.spfbl.net, for having "misconfigured email". Cheeky so-and-sos.


    IP Address Blacklist Check
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    Fixed it by changing my Internet facing IP...

    Fixed it by changing my Internet facing IP address. Pulled network cable out of PC and got online by tethering to a mobile phone instead. My IP address, as far as Jobserve is concerned, changed...
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    Strange. Still not working today on: Linux...

    Strange. Still not working today on:

    Linux Mint 19.3 / Firefox 73
    Raspbian 10 / Chromium
    Windows 10 / Edge
    Windows 10 / Explorer 11

    Same thing in every environment. Before login,...
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    I don't use Jobserve much directly but my scraper...

    I don't use Jobserve much directly but my scraper scripts do.
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    Jobserve login down maybe

    Not having much luck with the search engines lately.

    It seems that Jobserve login is not working. To be more precise, the "accept cookies" button does nothing. So you can't accept cookies, and...
  41. Thread: Vogons

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    "Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My...

    "Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning"
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    I presumed it must be some kind of mash up with...

    I presumed it must be some kind of mash up with Google maps/routing. Perhaps more effective for cars than trains.
  43. Thread: Who was this?

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    "Share and enjoy"

    "Share and enjoy"
  44. Thread: Who was this?

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    Nice.

    Nice.
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    CWjobs commute time

    Just noticed an interesting feature on the CWjobs search engine. The ability to search jobs within a given travel time, as opposed to distance. A good idea, but I can't make it return a single job....
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    Put your head in a bucket of wee, troll.

    Put your head in a bucket of wee, troll.
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    Granted. "I use the BBC very little" wasn't quite...

    Granted. "I use the BBC very little" wasn't quite correct, and I was too late to edit it. Like others, I watched the BBC a great deal at one time. Then steadily reduced as it became less rewarding....
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    @darmstadt TL; DR. The problem is less to do...

    @darmstadt TL; DR. The problem is less to do with people on-screen, but more with the legions of managers, editors and commissioning editors who actually decide program content and what gets...
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    If you think LK is a Conservative voter, I won't...

    If you think LK is a Conservative voter, I won't argue. There are always exceptions.

    Personally, I use the BBC very little. I used to watch This Week, until it was cancelled (some would say...
  50. Take the opportunity. I have never regretted...

    Take the opportunity. I have never regretted leaving one job for another, have you ?
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