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    Yup. :smokin Yup. :smokin It may not be...

    Yup. :smokin



    Yup. :smokin

    It may not be that early if the big boys like Microsoft are already well into the R&D phase...

    Microsoft Looking To Build Decentralized Identity Network On Top...
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    Nope, that's just for the base spec. :laugh ...

    Nope, that's just for the base spec. :laugh
    Maxed out you're looking at over $50k (~€44k). :freaky:

    Apple’s top spec Mac Pro will likely cost at least $35,000 - The Verge



    Alternatively,...
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    WWDC 2019 news

    Apple dissolves iTunes into new apps - BBC News

    Apple kills iTunes, preps pricey Mac Pro, gives iPad its own OS – plus: That $999 monitor stand • The Register

    $999 for a monitor stand. If you...
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    You're not missing much. A few decent TV shows, a...

    You're not missing much. A few decent TV shows, a few decent documentaries and a ton of absolute pish. A lot of the decent recent movies require paying an additional fee.

    I'm only keeping it for...
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    Pretty boring game though, as a neutral. Like F1,...

    Pretty boring game though, as a neutral. Like F1, just watch the beginning and end. :tongue

    Penalty in first 30 seconds. :laugh What was that spurs defender doing, pointing to the spot himself?...
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    Deadwood finally gets closure with the Deadwood...

    Deadwood finally gets closure with the Deadwood Movie.

    Out this weekend. On Sky Atlantic Saturday 1st June at 9pm. :banana:
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    Not got round to watching American Gods yet, but...

    Not got round to watching American Gods yet, but you've just reminded me about the Deadwood movie re Al "cocksucker" Swearengen. :laugh
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    WTF has drinks and cinema tickets got to do with...

    WTF has drinks and cinema tickets got to do with representing freelancers interests?

    I was a member when they were PCG but now I don't need the HMRC/IR35 insurance I see no real benefit to being a...
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    Round two of the secret cyberwar. :eyes Round...

    Round two of the secret cyberwar. :eyes

    Round one was Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials • The Register
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    They will be green-pilled by the promise of lucid...

    They will be green-pilled by the promise of lucid dreams, but in reality it's the gateway drug to The Matrix. :devil
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    Last (double length) episode of The Big Bang...

    Last (double length) episode of The Big Bang Theory is on E4 tonight.

    Hope they do a better job of it than Game of Thrones. :eyes
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    "How to tackle climate change?"

    Boycott all 'made in China' tat. :ladybags:

    Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

    Bring back 'Buy British' so we are in control of our consumer related pollution. :smokin
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  13. Unless the location is local (so may as well go...

    Unless the location is local (so may as well go in for a face to face and suss the place out, you are interviewing the client as much as they are you) an obvious question for the client at interview...
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    Jon also burnt his hand in an early episode when...

    Jon also burnt his hand in an early episode when fighting one of the undead at Castle Black, saving Commander Mormont.

    So Daenerys being fireproof was part of her messiah complex, as she saw it...
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    Yep, you can assess how they've sanitised the...

    Yep, you can assess how they've sanitised the show as it progressed by doing an equivalent of the old Daily Sport nipple count. :tongue

    If it had stuck to how things played out in the early...
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    Yes completely blindsided me. Never thought my...

    Yes completely blindsided me. Never thought my overall reaction to the final episode of the show would be "meh is that it".

    Drogon and Ghost got the most emotional scenes.
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    How did the location not get confirmed at interview stage with the actual client?

    Usually they interview where you are required, unless otherwise discussed and agreed, e.g. WFH or from a remote...
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    Where there's an opportunity to make money the...

    Where there's an opportunity to make money the scammers, fraudsters, and criminals will find a way. Technology isn't the problem, just another means to their end.

    At least with most scamcoins...
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    In my experience the 'secret' to long contracts...

    In my experience the 'secret' to long contracts and being asked back by the client when they need the same resources again, in a not particularly specialist niche, is to find a client located away...
  20. If I was an investigative journalist I would be...

    If I was an investigative journalist I would be looking into where the money went and how many of those places are headed by 'the old boys club'. :eyes
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    So OP, you intend changing permanent address...

    So OP, you intend changing permanent address every time a contract takes you out of the area? That will turn into a total pain very quickly, not least having to update the address everywhere and...
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    That's certainly a common way of accurately...

    That's certainly a common way of accurately interpreting it.

    So if the client is on the ball and has assessed up front that the contract would be inside IR35 come next April then it makes sense...
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    Yes, though they currently have the first 7...

    Yes, though they currently have the first 7 seasons available for only the next 15 days then they'll be taken off.

    You have until 19th June (1 month from this Sunday) to watch the final season 8....
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    HTML5 offers session storage (works as expected)...

    HTML5 offers session storage (works as expected) as well as local storage which is permanent until someone actively clears it down, both implemented via javascript.

    Worth looking into to see what...
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    My current solution, pending any worthwhile...

    My current solution, pending any worthwhile alternatives such as effective insurance, is to operate within IR35 via a brolly. Then max out pre-tax pension contributions (up to £40k/year currently),...
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    Plus they have history of 'cleganebowl'. In...

    Plus they have history of 'cleganebowl'.

    In the first season when King Baratheon organises a jousting event, the Hound steps in to defend one of the knights against the Mountain (may even have...
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    Boycott sites that still rely on cookies and have...

    Boycott sites that still rely on cookies and have a poorly implemented intrusive cookie policy and use those that have moved away from cookies to HMTL5 local storage instead. :smokin
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    Also a theory that bran was controlling Drogon,...

    Also a theory that bran was controlling Drogon, trashing the city to get Danaerys branded the mad queen. :devil

    Well the kid's got to have something more to give the show than presenting a replica...
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    He was some strange kind of sentient zombie that...

    He was some strange kind of sentient zombie that Qyburn raised from the dead after Oberyn poisoned him during their fight.

    Thought 'cleganebowl' was handled pretty well. Mountain retained enough...
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    It is relevant. The hype around blockchain and...

    It is relevant. The hype around blockchain and its public association with bitcoin means more people will fall for scamcoins thinking they're all the same.

    Also, the use of 'blockchain' in any...
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    Billions (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4270492/)...

    Billions episode last night had a storyline around blockchain based mobile voting, with political shenanigans around whether New York State would allow it or not.

    The show may be pure fiction but...
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    So widen the scope of the kind of developers you...

    So widen the scope of the kind of developers you would consider and train them in Java and whatever other skills you are struggling to find locally. :smokin
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    Spurs had some good results while Kane and Dele...

    Spurs had some good results while Kane and Dele Alli were injured so shows the better teams have real strength in depth and not built around one or two players that don't get dropped even if not in...
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    A diesel Porsche. :sick

    A diesel Porsche. :sick
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    :yay: Fair do's, the other side of the LFC fan...

    :yay:

    Fair do's, the other side of the LFC fan coin is they are amongst the most fervent in the world when at Anfield.

    Well done LFC, not many will have genuinely believed they could pull off...
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    Over 200 miles now. :tongue Used to be around...

    Over 200 miles now. :tongue

    Used to be around 30 miles when I was growing up. From what I remember at primary school all the boys supported either Man U or Liverpool, not the crappy local teams...
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    As a neutral I thought the mantra was "anyone but...

    As a neutral I thought the mantra was "anyone but Liverpool"? :tongue

    Especially seeing as their fans have a poor reputation backed by that typical scouse argumentative and self-righteous nature,...
  38. Do you actually want that change of role? If not...

    Do you actually want that change of role? If not tell them why you want to 'pass' on it. If they still need you for what you're doing now then they are unlikely to terminate the contract. Same as...
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    I tend not to worry too much about restriction...

    I tend not to worry too much about restriction clauses if they are 'the usual'. If anything is likely to change to make those clauses come into play it is either because the agency are causing issues...
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    I'd be asking for a copy of their evidence, which...

    I'd be asking for a copy of their evidence, which is usually a photo showing the vehicle and driver at the time of the offence.

    Then see if the car differs from your model/spec so easier to prove...
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    If the agency is only in contact with company A...

    If the agency is only in contact with company A and not the end client then unless someone blabs then the risk of agency finding out you have potentially broken the terms of the contract with them...
  42. Fair point, though anyone new to contracting will...

    Fair point, though anyone new to contracting will benefit from getting clued up on how it all works via freely available sources of information like on CUK. :smile

    Regardless of what the current...
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    Wait 'til you've seen the last 3 episodes. :laugh...

    Wait 'til you've seen the last 3 episodes. :laugh

    This season and last has been like it's playing stuck in fast forward. The earlier seasons were so plodding with everyone on long journeys just...
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    Shotgun it...

    Shotgun it. :smokin

    Shake the can first if you really want it 'expresso'. :D
  45. Gross rate is all that matters and all that the...

    Gross rate is all that matters and all that the agency should advertise as that is what will be in the contract in most cases. i.e. unless the agency offers a payroll service which should be optional...
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    Yep. Could have used the burning trench as a...

    Yep. Could have used the burning trench as a breather holding the undead at bay until it died down and add more depth to individual character stories inside the castle with set pieces as the undead...
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    From what I've read about why GRRM hasn't got...

    From what I've read about why GRRM hasn't got round to finishing the books, is that he has painted himself into a corner with certain characters being bumped off already and them now being needed, so...
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    Yep, simplest approach is to continue under...

    Yep, simplest approach is to continue under current terms until an extension offer comes along that takes you into and beyond April 2020.

    In the meantime keep abreast of any news and developments...
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    That's what many are finding frustrating, the...

    That's what many are finding frustrating, the lack of depth to the Night King. He never even had a word to say so the only explanation for his motives came from Bran.

    He was more interesting while...
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    Yes as fans we'd be happy with a longer season so...

    Yes as fans we'd be happy with a longer season so they could do the story more justice. Split the battle over two or three episodes if the story demands it. It is supposed to be the biggest showdown...
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