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  1. Why is this of interest?

    Why is this of interest?
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    Allow me to introduce you to Alex Drummond; a...

    Allow me to introduce you to Alex Drummond; a "lesbian" who sits on Stonewall's "Trans Advisor Group".

    See also, Magdalen Bern's excellent take-down of this nonsense: Alex / Transgender UK -...
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    Yes, isn't it. One might be forgiven for thinking...

    Yes, isn't it. One might be forgiven for thinking that there is a kink element to many of the MTF transitioners.


    I agree.
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    No-one is "the wrong gender at birth". That's a...

    No-one is "the wrong gender at birth". That's a nonsense. However, people can, for whatever reason, develop discomfort in conforming to the cultural, gender stereotype of their sex.
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    Isn't everything? :rolleyes:

    Isn't everything?
    :rolleyes:
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    AIUI, the anonymity of the complainant is at risk...

    AIUI, the anonymity of the complainant is at risk if the accused is named. This is why the whip has not been removed from the Conservative former minister.
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    The more that you post, the more ignorance of the...

    The more that you post, the more ignorance of the subject that you reveal.
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    It's really not. That you think that it might be...

    It's really not. That you think that it might be indicates -- at least to me -- that you have not been following the discussion on this particular subject.
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    Hmm, let me think about that...

    F. R. O.
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    The elected directors could always out vote the...

    The elected directors could always out vote the appointed directors (incl. non-exec directors) as the relative weighting at any vote was 70/30; even with only one elected director present at the...
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    My bad. :o

    My bad.
    :o
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    We'll never know.

    We'll never know.
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    Not if they are marketing their service as an...

    Not if they are marketing their service as an agnostic platform. Manipulating the content to their own ends puts them squarely into the "publisher" category and under the remit of IPSO.
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    I'd like to see that control panel. I've...

    I'd like to see that control panel. I've suspected Twitter censorship and manipulation of accounts and tweets for sometime. IMHO, Twitter are not honest brokers of information where they have a...
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    Oh well, that should save a bit of cash....

    Oh well, that should save a bit of cash.
    :rolleyes:
  16. We took our own network switch into the office...

    We took our own network switch into the office (BPX ABZ circa '94) for some after hours local network game play.
    :smokin
  17. The SNP play to their slavish base rather well....

    The SNP play to their slavish base rather well. Kudos to them, but they're appallingly bad at running the country. Just awful. The threat of a rumoured, second nationalist party stealing their...
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    Sticky: Cool, grey, chance of rain. Lunch was a couple...

    Cool, grey, chance of rain.

    Lunch was a couple of delicious oranges and a cup of black coffee. I might need a snack later.

    In other news: I have been informed that a payroll provider regards my...
  19. Thread: Payeworx

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    Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha... ...

    Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha...

    https://i.ibb.co/cTCj9S0/Capture.png

    PS: why can't I post pictures any more?
    :confused:
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    I recently changed the timing belt and water pump...

    I recently changed the timing belt and water pump on my A3 at an independent specialist: ~£450 ex VAT. Roughly 50/50 split parts and labour.
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    The life of a CUK moderator is one of endless...

    The life of a CUK moderator is one of endless disappointment. :wink
  22. Thread: Payeworx

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    I see that PAYEworx have popped up again on...

    I see that PAYEworx have popped up again on LinkedIn. I've asked them to better explain their "IR35 Protected Limited Company", but I'm not holding my breath for a clear and unambiguous answer in...
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    I love a bit of limelight I do. :banana:

    I love a bit of limelight I do. :banana:
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    Ooh, iPlayer as well eh? Ok... Devs...

    Ooh, iPlayer as well eh? Ok...

    Devs on iPlayer.

    Interesting take on sadness as a motivation to extremes.

    Would recommend.

    :smile
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    The later series are really very good. The...

    The later series are really very good. The earlier ones are clearly of their time, but still very watchable. Happy as a pig in muck and I've just renewed my Prime subscription so that I can keep...
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    Beck...

    Beck on Amazon Prime.

    Scandi-police drama with English subtitles. I'd seen the more recent series 5 and 6 on BBC4, but stumbling upon the complete catalogue Series 1 (1998) through 6 (2018) will...
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    This seems like I good time to remember and...

    This seems like I good time to remember and acknowledge some old friends...

    Via LinkedIn: In Memoriam: the IPSE (née PCG) Consultative Council 1999 - 2018

    :wave:
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    :wave: :smokin

    :wave:

    :smokin
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    I almost made a similar post yesterday. It's...

    I almost made a similar post yesterday. It's going to hit a lot of these young people very hard indeed. The industry was always going to take an absolute pounding over the "off-payroll" stuff, but...
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    25 times the size of Earth, but with little or no...

    25 times the size of Earth, but with little or no mass? Innteresting. :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Well worth it. I burned through three episodes...

    Well worth it. I burned through three episodes last night. Saving the last three for tonight. Then I'll have to hunt around for something else to watch. :(
  32. Thread: Cancel Culture?

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    Narrator: there is no law in the UK to protect...

    Narrator: there is no law in the UK to protect freedom of speech.
  33. Thread: Cancel Culture?

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    Again, you further prove my point: "cancel...

    Again, you further prove my point: "cancel culture" only supports those who are unable to argue their point sufficiently well to defeat that with which they do not agree.
  34. Thread: Cancel Culture?

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    Doesn't that rather underline my point? Is it not...

    Doesn't that rather underline my point? Is it not better to pose a strong, opposite argument in order to diminish a point of view that one finds distasteful? Surely cancelling, or no-performing, just...
  35. Thread: Cancel Culture?

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    Cancel Culture?

    Cancel Culture seems to be a thing at the moment. Isn't it really just a bunch of whiny gits whose intellectual argument is so weak, and whose emotional resilience is so fragile, that they'll scream...
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    Yes, it's likely correct. You will be being paid...

    Yes, it's likely correct. You will be being paid an "umbrella rate" which is gross of all employment taxes. You should have been aware of this from the outset. Google is your friend.


    ...
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    I see it more as an intellectual weakness; a...

    I see it more as an intellectual weakness; a fragility of thought more than a revolution as such... much more like toddlers screaming for biscuits than adults discussing equalities.

    Add in the odd...
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    The woke will eat itself. Worth watching all...

    The woke will eat itself.

    Worth watching all of the "Evergreen College" documentary series to see just how pitiful they can be: part 1


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQAJ-7t4QOo

    :eek:
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    Holding post for "MrDonuts" to go BOLD CAPS with...

    Holding post for "MrDonuts" to go BOLD CAPS with some drivel or other.
    :rolleyes:
  40. You seem to have a propensity to post...

    You seem to have a propensity to post colour-tinged opinion pieces IN BOLD CAPS. This, I feel, reflects very poorly on your position on these matters. Matters that require a more nuanced debate and...
  41. You know, I'm beginning to think that this...

    You know, I'm beginning to think that this "MrDonuts" fellow might just be a the tiniest bit racist.
    :rolleyes:
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    Hanna on Amazon Prime. Loosely based on the...

    Hanna on Amazon Prime.

    Loosely based on the film of the same name. High production value and the script appears to have been written by adults... so far. Would recommend.

    :)
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    One small point to note: NOTHING. IS. EVER. FREE....

    One small point to note: NOTHING. IS. EVER. FREE.
    :mad:
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    Homecoming season 1 on Amazon Prime. Pretty...

    Homecoming season 1 on Amazon Prime.

    Pretty bland and lifeless stuff, and not even Julia Roberts can lift it above mediocre. There's a second season with a different cast, but I can't face it.
    ...
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    It would have been helpful to have this later...

    It would have been helpful to have this later clarity in your OP; it was this initial lack of clarity that lead to my earlier assumption.
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    Why not just ask your landlord if you can use the...

    Why not just ask your landlord if you can use the bloody shed/garage and be done with it... most likely that you have already and they've said "no". In which case stop trying to be a clever bugger...
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    These bamboo plants sound awfully delicate. ...

    These bamboo plants sound awfully delicate.

    Perhaps some sort of metal pole with supporting wire in-between would help to keep them upright?

    I hear that some types are almost invisible to the...
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    Bargain! :rolleyes:

    Bargain!
    :rolleyes:
  49. You what? That's just madness. :laugh

    You what? That's just madness. :laugh
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    The jokers.

    The jokers.
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