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    I think my longest stint must be about 3 years,...

    I think my longest stint must be about 3 years, however I am up to invoice #90 with my current client which means I've done 7.5 years with them in total but over at least 3 stints.
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    Didn't we do this story a year ago?

    Didn't we do this story a year ago?
  3. Thread: Bloody Sundae

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    Bloody Sundae

    McDonald's has apologised for a Halloween marketing campaign which promoted a dessert in Portugal with the words: "Sundae Bloody Sundae".

    All very Alan Partridge
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    You probably missed the part where we already...

    You probably missed the part where we already have a huge debt, and how debt has to be paid back.

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    If you want massive infrastructure upgrades,...

    If you want massive infrastructure upgrades, someone has to pay for it...
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    Who wants to travel between NI and Scotland...

    Who wants to travel between NI and Scotland anyway?

    Surely an Anglo-Irish bridge would be more useful?
  7. Thread: £25,600

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    Is that you speaking as an employer? Sent from...

    Is that you speaking as an employer?

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  8. Thread: £25,600

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    30 years ago that was a VERY high starting...

    30 years ago that was a VERY high starting salary. So I'm not sure how relevant it is.
    Given you can buy a nice house for £70k in said areas.
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    How are these "massive" tax rises?

    How are these "massive" tax rises?
  10. Thread: £25,600

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    See a doctor! Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using...

    See a doctor!

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  11. I specifically want wired network here. Used...

    I specifically want wired network here. Used those and fallen out of love with them now we have a small wired network and rely on WiFi for the rest

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  12. Sorry by the way this was meant to be a separate...

    Sorry by the way this was meant to be a separate thread, I just spent a couple minutes wondering where it went!
  13. How easy is it to put a plug on a network cable?

    I want to get a network cable through a brick wall and I'd rather the hole was as small as possible. Normally I'd buy a patch cable but seems I'll have to make my own - but I know CAT6 cables have a...
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    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/...

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_470/18mfulou9wtapjpg.jpg
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    That we know of. And I thought there was some...

    That we know of. And I thought there was some leniency in the law to class as illegal interactions with <18yo when the other party is much older?
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    Yeah, no straight men in their 40s ever fancy...

    Yeah, no straight men in their 40s ever fancy 16-18yo girls. You never see people having relationships with women half their age, or remarrying someone of similar age to their kids.

    This may be...
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    Well then I think you've answered the question....

    Well then I think you've answered the question. If your choice is to do work you don't enjoy to support yourself (and your family?) or to face financial ruin because for whatever reason you can't...
  18. Thread: Streatham

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    He might think he's at war but that doesn't mean...

    He might think he's at war but that doesn't mean he's not mentally ill, or that we should treat him as a soldier and buy into the delusion. He might not think there is such a thing as rehabilitation...
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    A particularly poor troll.

    A particularly poor troll.
  20. Why would this be a factor - either they want...

    Why would this be a factor - either they want them as members or they do not?
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    That's basically what GMail does. Also it can...

    That's basically what GMail does. Also it can cache emails sent at certain times or force you to solve math problems to prevent drunk emailing.
  22. I cannot see any reason Scotland wouldn't be...

    I cannot see any reason Scotland wouldn't be granted membership but they would surely NOT be allowed to "REjoin" as a separate country. They'd have to apply for membership like everyone else, or does...
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    If it is a disease then surely there must be some...

    If it is a disease then surely there must be some level of treatment possible, or at least a diagnosis that can be used to require lifetime care/monitoring/whatever for medical grounds? I don't know...
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    So can we until the end of the year at least :) ...

    So can we until the end of the year at least :)

    I'm not sure why you think you're free of oppression in the EU or subject to it in the UK.
  25. Wow, a super-fast rail-link that doesn't go...

    Wow, a super-fast rail-link that doesn't go anywhere important. Good one.
  26. Thread: £25,600

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    In some areas it's a pretty respectable salary.

    In some areas it's a pretty respectable salary.
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    Cheap IT labour salary is under £25k shirley?

    Cheap IT labour salary is under £25k shirley?
  28. Thread: Amazon Prime

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    We definitely have some issues with the...

    We definitely have some issues with the consistency of parcel deliveries because as mentioned they use all kinds of firms, whoever happens to be available it seems.

    When we lived in the city, it...
  29. Indeed, we have earth rods at each location....

    Indeed, we have earth rods at each location. Potential difference is one reason I shied away from a cabled approach though I didn't really know what the actual problem was :)
  30. Is this relevant or are you scoping out my joint...

    Is this relevant or are you scoping out my joint ;)

    We've got a string of old-fashioned wooden poles up our lane from the road which service our property alone. It's a single cable - insulated and...
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    I haven't lived through Cornish winters for a...

    I haven't lived through Cornish winters for a long time, having grown up in SW Cornwall - I've visited in the winter but a week of drizzle is not the same as 3-4 months. I think last time I was there...
  32. Thread: New monitors

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    I will have limitations because my PC cannot...

    I will have limitations because my PC cannot support higher than HD over HDMI and I'm using the DP output to drive my QHD monitor (which is also lush). In fact I've never run a PC on 4K because our...
  33. Thread: New monitors

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    If you run every application full-screen then...

    If you run every application full-screen then sure. If you perhaps like to have two word documents open side-by-side as you are developing, simple alt-tab doesn't work as smoothly to toggle between...
  34. Spin the work out so long they decide it's too...

    Spin the work out so long they decide it's too expensive and give up. Everyone wins.
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    That part is not exactly hard to spin, just look...

    That part is not exactly hard to spin, just look around :nerd
  36. Thread: New monitors

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    I was sure Windows had finally added multiple...

    I was sure Windows had finally added multiple desktops? Maybe only on servers? I know it's a feature on MacOS though I've never learned how it works. One desktop is confusing enough :)
  37. I was thinking a PtP kit. I never realised...

    I was thinking a PtP kit. I never realised getting WiFi 20m LOS needed magic :)

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    That's not racism it's xenophobia.

    That's not racism it's xenophobia.
  39. Thread: New monitors

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    Now 4k is so cheap I wonder this too. A low-end...

    Now 4k is so cheap I wonder this too. A low-end 4k TV might be terrible for watching Planet Earth II but for dev work surely it's the pixels that matter... 1080p for a monitor is not very useful but...
  40. The above was a reply to the last time you made...

    The above was a reply to the last time you made this comment. Perhaps you'll read it this time.

    The question is about what to do now not what might've been done differently in the past. Digging a...
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    Why not?

    Why not?
  42. Time is money...

    Time is money...
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    We use a local guy. If you happened to be in NE...

    We use a local guy. If you happened to be in NE England I'd happily put you in touch.
  44. Assuming I go wireless, repurposing an old router...

    Assuming I go wireless, repurposing an old router should work in just the same way though, right? The PtP box in the out-building will post a short ethernet cable through the wall which acts as if it...
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    Without a time machine, not a helpful answer :)

    FWIW the cabin has a separate power supply and there is no link between the two buildings. And when I asked (here) about laying CAT6 people advised...
  46. PTP Internet bridge between buildings, checking I got it right

    I asked a while back about how to get internet wirelessly to the log cabin we've built and now I think I understand better but I'd like to check before pulling the trigger on buying something.
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    Mediterranean is pushing it but the rest is true....

    Mediterranean is pushing it but the rest is true. Feeling warm and being warm aren't the same to people. Unlike potatoes and daffodils :)


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  48. If buying beer is expected then you can expense...

    If buying beer is expected then you can expense it I suppose? And as a B2B relationship great for IR35.
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    Did the repeat the experiment with a not fat man?...

    Did the repeat the experiment with a not fat man?

    "Would you shoot a Jew if they were holding a knife to your wife's throat?"
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    I always had the feeling Paris was at least...

    I always had the feeling Paris was at least partly in on the joke that is her life/career, from the odd interview I've seen.
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