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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...
  2. 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...
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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...
  4. 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
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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 :)
  7. 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.
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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...
  10. 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?
  12. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. Without a time machine, not a helpful answer :) ...

    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...
  16. 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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  18. 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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    Surely that is like a musician dying during the...

    Surely that is like a musician dying during the soundcheck.
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    Faggot has a non-derogatory meaning in the US...

    Faggot has a non-derogatory meaning in the US too... though it's not something you'd stick in your mouth.
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    Lands End is great. It keeps some tourists away...

    Lands End is great. It keeps some tourists away from the nicer areas.

    I've often been tempted, but always too tight, to see if the "Cornish Pasty Company" pasties that get sent up on the train are...
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    What a wonderful piece of trivia. Kind of...

    What a wonderful piece of trivia.

    Kind of amazed nobody brought one across.
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    Is your siren something along these lines, it was...

    Is your siren something along these lines, it was recommended to me recently:
    Solar Mole Repeller by Defenders™ GBP18.99

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    I assume you do not wish to poison them?

    I assume you do not wish to poison them?
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    Nah you're just not bright Sent from my...

    Nah you're just not bright

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    You really are a prize 'tard. Sent from my...

    You really are a prize 'tard.

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    Brexit: bringing tourists to London Sent from...

    Brexit: bringing tourists to London

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    Pretty pricey. And only heard by local Londoners...

    Pretty pricey. And only heard by local Londoners who were extremely pro-Remain. Sounds a great jape just to wind them up.
  31. I think the whole thing is going to rely on trust...

    I think the whole thing is going to rely on trust to a certain extent but I take your point.
  32. Thanks that all makes sense. I don't know what...

    Thanks that all makes sense. I don't know what proofs the lender might ask for - presumably they are entitled to demand a copy of a tenancy agreement? Or can they only stipulate that we have one in...
  33. The rent covers the loan but lenders won't offer...

    The rent covers the loan but lenders won't offer the loan because they lend based not only on LTV but on rental yield.

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    I've sometimes paid more for things on principle!...

    I've sometimes paid more for things on principle!

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  35. I think you may have misunderstood... Or I have...

    I think you may have misunderstood... Or I have misunderstood you.

    They would look at the market rent by default but because we have a tenant in place, they will look at the rent we receive; they...
  36. so did I. Even the discounted rent we currently...

    so did I. Even the discounted rent we currently charge is enough to service a 75% mortgage interest only.



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  37. If I took a 75% mortgage, the rent would cover...

    If I took a 75% mortgage, the rent would cover the interest and my costs. Mortgages are disgustingly cheap and houses are very inexpensive up here (5 figures)

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    I already said it was a point of principle not...

    I already said it was a point of principle not about the money :)

    If rather buy a 2nd hand hardback but I couldn't find one that wouldn't take 2 weeks to arrive, since it's a book I feel I should...
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    Indeed. I would rather pay for a legit copy...

    Indeed. I would rather pay for a legit copy though I appreciate it.

    I'd rather a hard copy but it's either very expensive or hard to track down

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  40. Fair point. I don't know if you'd be right...

    Fair point. I don't know if you'd be right regarding benefits but that's a good comment too though I suppose that's their issue to declare (in my case they aren't claiming)

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  41. Higher rent with cashback to tenants, to boost mortgage lend amount?

    (I have never heard of this before and will be asking my accountant next week; to me it sounded a little odd but our quite principled IFA said it was something they've seen a few times)

    We bought...
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    That's a good shout. It's an old book: Stevens...

    That's a good shout. It's an old book: Stevens TCP vol 1, so I was actually surprised to find it on Kindle.

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    He said account so I thought he meant Amazon...

    He said account so I thought he meant Amazon account.
    Buying it on my personal account using business card is no different from just expensing it surely?

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    I honestly have no idea. I have probably claimed...

    I honestly have no idea. I have probably claimed about 3 things on expenses in the 12 years I've been contracting, and most of that time I was on the FRS anyway.
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    You can't. Your kindle is tied to one Amazon...

    You can't. Your kindle is tied to one Amazon account at any time.

    Because a Kindle is how you read a Kindle book. Are you saying I can't put a business textbook on a bookshelf with my personal...
  46. He's never getting anywhere near the throne...

    He's never getting anywhere near the throne anyway, I wish them all the best and hope the cynics are proved wrong. Perhaps they'll return to more public life when they've had a chance to settle a bit...
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    If you log out, all your local content is lost....

    If you log out, all your local content is lost. Pita.

    On your personal account you can gift someone an ebook, maybe that's an option to explore

    Otherwise I'll just buy it personally and expense...
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    Buying Kindle books through your business?

    I want to buy a technical book on Kindle, and I have an Amazon business account so this would mean I can reclaim the VAT and avoid mucking around claiming it as an expense.

    But it appears I cannot...
  49. Thread: Apple TV

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    You can NOT get a like-for-like product for 1/2...

    You can NOT get a like-for-like product for 1/2 the price. You can get the same broad spec for half the price but that doesn't mean it's the same product. In the same way Kia and Audi cars of similar...
  50. Thread: "Smart" homes

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    Surely your smartphone IS 90% of the privacy...

    Surely your smartphone IS 90% of the privacy issue.
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