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    Reeling folk in on a serious topic and then going...

    Reeling folk in on a serious topic and then going too far, followed by the "you don't have a sense of humour!" line is a classic old man trope. What type of person does this on a such a firey topic?...
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    It's called balance. There are many critics as...

    It's called balance. There are many critics as well as proponents within the education sector. From your many (many, manyyyy) posts on this forum it's obvious balance and clarity is not something you...
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    Not sure how you can ever win with this one. ...

    Not sure how you can ever win with this one.

    Grade attainment heads upwards, folk shout "exams are getting easier! It wasn't like this in my day!"

    Grade attainment heads downwards, folk shout...
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    Poll: The only argument for not charging above 80% is...

    The only argument for not charging above 80% is that it takes significantly more electricity to do so. It's relatively quick to get any device with battery charged to around 80%, but it takes almost...
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    Poll: Sadly, for most products, it's necessary to still...

    Sadly, for most products, it's necessary to still do this to a new piece of hardware.

    Why? Simple: software no longer simply registers the battery depletion throughout use but instead has complex...
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    Most of this is reasonable advice, but premium...

    Most of this is reasonable advice, but premium bonds pay less and less over the years due to government changes in the percentage of total held money then awarded as 'prize' money. It's basically, on...
  7. I think this might be a nonsense assertion, my...

    I think this might be a nonsense assertion, my dear BrilloPad.

    Most contractors seem to have been ok with dividends + salary; in fact I myself am ok with the dividend tax and understand the need...
  8. Tax is what pays for public services and the...

    Tax is what pays for public services and the operation of democratic governments. The US-style obsession with low taxes but also tulip almost non-existent public services over there seems to be...
  9. I prefer to use Startpage.com - The world's most...

    I prefer to use Startpage.com - The world's most private search engine

    Unlike duckduckgo the website is good and by default it exclusively searches using google, unlike duckduckgo that also uses...
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    The main take away from the various articles...

    The main take away from the various articles seems to be that: Uber is set up as a tax evasion company.

    Officially, under international recognition rules of tax havens, the Netherlands and the UK...
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    This isn't permitted in Scotland, are you sure...

    This isn't permitted in Scotland, are you sure this is acceptable in England? They can't refuse any journey up here unless the passenger isn't sober enough to travel. Half of me thinks the rules are...
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    I think specifically focusing on the last decade...

    I think specifically focusing on the last decade is important. Just this morning in the FT (search for the link on google, if you don't subscribe, to view):


    UK north-south divide -
    UK region...
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    These pensioners will be receiving free or...

    These pensioners will be receiving free or heavily subsidised social care that is clearly worth from ten to a hundred times the figure stated.

    I'd be concentrating on what they'll be getting for...
  14. Thread: Man Flu!

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    It depends on severity of the condition, but...

    It depends on severity of the condition, but anti-viral medications are available in severe cases and are shown to reduce severity and duration of a viral illness, whilst preventing other...
  15. Thread: Man Flu!

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    A friend who is a GP part-time and works in...

    A friend who is a GP part-time and works in research as his main medical hobby said to me:

    "the gullible fools that buy this vicks stuff would be better using the same delivery method to spray a...
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    That's not what I meant at all. Private sector...

    That's not what I meant at all. Private sector IR35 decisions always existed, it's just who decides the determination is changing.

    If you're going to MVL, start it sooner rather than later
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    A more pertinent question is: What date do you...

    A more pertinent question is:

    What date do you expect the budget to be read out by the front man?

    This is the question that matters.
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    I have to second Cirrus in this case. The...

    I have to second Cirrus in this case.

    The frightening thing for me, who is registered in multiple countries but currently fully resident in Scotland, is that to a past foreigner it is obvious that...
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    Bingo.

    Bingo.
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    Lolz. It's definitely a different manifesto, the...

    Lolz. It's definitely a different manifesto, the summary points are different with quite a substantial focus on reversing the Conservative&Unionist's austerity package and continuous lies regarding...
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    The issue eluding you is that your comment is...

    The issue eluding you is that your comment is hierarchical and xenophobic on multiple levels, as it perpetuates the prejudice the visitors by ship had of them having found India. In addition it...
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    I purposefully avoided the personal slant,...

    I purposefully avoided the personal slant, preferring to call the opinion moronic and clearly misinformed.

    For clarification: A two-a-penny contractor is not simply an assertion of low day rate...
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    Well someone who works five minutes up the road...

    Well someone who works five minutes up the road cannot expense their bus fare so why should you!!!!!!!11111 Pay your taxis (sic) and stop milking it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111123456789
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    I'm not a Labour voter as I'm registered in...

    I'm not a Labour voter as I'm registered in Scotland, although I'm working in Norway and Austria for the most part now.

    The majority of the Labour manifesto changes are used throughout France,...
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    An utterly moronic example of the highest order;...

    An utterly moronic example of the highest order; congratulations.

    Contractors here don't work nearby to their home, they generally work away. The 2 year rule that applies to permanent staff,...
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    To become poorer you have to be poor first. You...

    To become poorer you have to be poor first. You aren't and you know it.

    I'm not a supporter of minimal taxes due to the fact we can see various public services crashing, but Tory public relations...
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    For clarity: I was reporting back what I was told...

    For clarity: I was reporting back what I was told by the individual and what they've been told by the MSP. Could be an agency-MSP fib, always difficult to tell in the circumstances.
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    It is generally the case that even with a very...

    It is generally the case that even with a very small majority Tory government the other parties won't arrange a coalition of multiple parties, even if the number would provide a large majority for...
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    The reason your approach doesn't work is because...

    The reason your approach doesn't work is because the get-out clauses for Cognizant, Tata, CGI and the other gangs are quite a lot of cash. Companies are signing 3/4/5 years deals with these people,...
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    And so it transpired: One person had already...

    And so it transpired: One person had already started working at Royal London in Manchester two weeks ago. They've been told this is their last day today.

    The other has been informed Royal London...
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    Some don't work, so you then allow certain...

    Some don't work, so you then allow certain scripts for that site. It's a one click effort to allow that sign. NoScript will still block CSS (cross-site scripting) and other nasties.

    You don't need...
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    Part of me thinks there is little need to worry...

    Part of me thinks there is little need to worry if you're a premium rate contractor.

    Clients don't want expensive contracts with WiPro, Tata, Cognizant, with complex lock-in terms and get out...
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    Deloitte work for multiple clients and generally...

    Deloitte work for multiple clients and generally fan contractors/consultants across at least two projects simultaneously. As a result I don't think the end client is the determining party under such...
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    This doesn't match what I'm hearing from two...

    This doesn't match what I'm hearing from two people. They're joining via what was an agency and is now setting up MSC contractors. They aren't one of the notable household MSC names and certainly not...
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    Your post jumped out as me as a friend has been...

    Your post jumped out as me as a friend has been approached with a decent gig outside IR35 via a managed service company style contract at Royal London. She's interviewing next week. From some basic...
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    Modern Firefox is far more private than Chrome...

    Modern Firefox is far more private than Chrome and has less vulnerabilities. I generally recommend against Chrome where possible.

    The easiest thing you can do to avoid malicious websites is...
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    Are you aware that BTOpenreach has been...

    Are you aware that BTOpenreach has been repeatedly mentioned by the Conservatives as a target for 'public ownership' (nationalisation in the Tory word to avoid stimulating your nerves) the past few...
  38. You're likely to be incorrect about WiFi...

    You're likely to be incorrect about WiFi repeaters not working.

    Install directional antennae on your respective kit and/or install Tomato or DD-WRT on your kit. Old wireless routers are sadly...
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    Rather harsh from you

    Rather harsh from you <mod snip>
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    You don't need to buy those ebooks from amazon....

    You don't need to buy those ebooks from amazon. You can sideload them using open source software called 'calibre'.

    In fact calibre even has a search, so you can find the cheapest version of your...
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    There is generally no irony provided in your...

    There is generally no irony provided in your consistently ridiculous posts, given that it's most text you use as your preferred form of drivel.

    One good thing about the forthcoming changes is...
  42. By far the most disturbing image on that website...

    By far the most disturbing image on that website is this tosh:

    https://www.brexitparty2019.co.uk/images/girl%20back.jpg
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    Poll: I am not pro-Labour but rather pro higher taxes...

    I am not pro-Labour but rather pro higher taxes than our current baseline. Major avoidance and evasion is rife among the super-rich; seems a harsh state of affairs given that the poor were shafted so...
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    Poll: I think this sort of scaremongering is rather...

    I think this sort of scaremongering is rather strange from someone who is presumably quite a high earner. Firstly, on your penultimate point, the monetary system is such that bankruptcy can't really...
  45. There are various useful charts from the OECD...

    There are various useful charts from the OECD website, I recommend having a browse.

    https://data.oecd.org/chart/5FaW

    Have a play yourself and add selective countries and averages to see just...
  46. I think that you are all polarised. The...

    I think that you are all polarised.

    The current Conservatives without moderates are right wing, not far right wing, but, crucially, incompetent when it comes to money and the economy. The fact...
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    Be very wary of providing free consulting...

    Be very wary of providing free consulting solutions services in extended interviews for strangely specific problems. Gathering consensus from a few experts over interviews is a known way to gain free...
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    Are BayernLB a 'real' bank? Their twitter feed...

    Are BayernLB a 'real' bank?

    Their twitter feed and website are horrendously unprofessional to the keen eye.

    In the crypto world it seems A flashy website and a logo get you notoriety as a...
  49. Sticky: The UK government budget has been postponed...

    The UK government budget has been postponed indefinitely, according to news yesterday.

    Subject to MVLonline confirming with you I suggest you use a calculator and work out whether you're...
  50. Sticky: The user mvlonline will likely respond here to...

    The user mvlonline will likely respond here to you, but my understanding is you will receive approximately 75% of the company cash - if in a compliant quick bank, such as HSBC current account - in...
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