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  1. Interesting from these replies that it does...

    Interesting from these replies that it does happen now and again, and my experience was not unique (unless we all worked at the same place!).

    On the subject of insurance, if the client lost the DC...
  2. Exactly my feelings on the matter.

    Exactly my feelings on the matter.
  3. I guess if you are permy, you are on slightly...

    I guess if you are permy, you are on slightly safer ground, insurance wise.
  4. Being asked to deactivate a fire suppression system - yikes

    Howdy,

    Summary: have you ever been asked to de-activate the fire suppression system in a client data centre ?

    Long version:
    This is for anyone whose role takes them into client data centres. ...
  5. Threat 'em mean, keep 'em keen.

    Threat 'em mean, keep 'em keen.
  6. Thread: Oh dear

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    Those citizens can remove the new leader (and his...

    Those citizens can remove the new leader (and his whole cabinet government) at the next general election. A tradition we have had going since 1918.

    I agree about prime ministerial switcheroos...
  7. Thread: Oh dear

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    Yesterday, 700,000,000 people were simply...

    Yesterday, 700,000,000 people were simply *informed* of their new leader's name. An unconscionable act, and one that drives a coach and horses through ideas of democracy that have we have enjoyed...
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    Once at renewal time when I had something better...

    Once at renewal time when I had something better lined up.

    Once after 5 weeks when the client announced a 10% rate cut for hundreds of contractors.

    Once when the contract was not as...
  9. Thread: Unwelcome

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    Sorry about the whinge, but... FWIW, I agree...

    Sorry about the whinge, but...

    FWIW, I agree with the OP. It is odd that a business based forum, where all that unites us is our mode of making a living, is an Internet scream fest, and has been...
  10. I voted BP but think that turning their backs...

    I voted BP but think that turning their backs wasn't the right thing to do. Far too aggressive. If they wanted to protest, just sitting down for the "anthem" might have been better. It was a last...
  11. Thread: Oh dear

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    LOL now they are just trolling us. Great banter.

    LOL now they are just trolling us. Great banter.
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    It's been said before: Narcos season 1 - great...

    It's been said before:

    Narcos season 1 - great
    Narcos season 2 - great
    Narcos season 3 - good

    El Chapo - hmmm. Had to give it up after 3 episodes. Well made enough but no plot / plot mixed...
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    Is the Establishment a nasty piece of work?

    Is the Establishment a nasty piece of work?
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    Parts of what might be called the "liberal order"...

    Parts of what might be called the "liberal order" are in trouble, for sure, and have been for years. But I find it hard to take much interest in the words of a guy who has been in power for 19...
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    ... topped off with lashings and lashings of...

    ... topped off with lashings and lashings of emergency budgets.
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    e2 ? Not really just terabytes of assorted...

    e2 ? Not really just terabytes of assorted handjobbery. Does that count?
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    At least SO isn't everything2

    At least SO isn't everything2
  18. As a brexiter, I was disappointed to see Rory go...

    As a brexiter, I was disappointed to see Rory go out.
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    A few months ago I installed LineageOS onto an...

    A few months ago I installed LineageOS onto an ancient Samsung S3 smartphone. Worked fine. I have a Sony tablet too (Xperia Z4). I might to that as well, when it gets old.
  20. Vote Rory get Nigel Vote Boris get Jeremy

    Vote Rory get Nigel

    Vote Boris get Jeremy
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    Interview question of the week

    "What are some of your favourite unix commands?"

    Seriously.
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    I don't have experience with the EX7500 extender....

    I don't have experience with the EX7500 extender. One weakness shared by all extenders/repeaters is that, essentially, they are just amplifying a weak signal path. They can only take the (perhaps...
  23. Totaljobs won't let you save any details without...

    Totaljobs won't let you save any details without confirming your "graduation year". ie. they want your age. A bit naughty.
  24. Thanks OP, box unticked. GDPR? We've never...

    Thanks OP, box unticked. GDPR? We've never heard of it.
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    - inform the client face to face rather than by...

    - inform the client face to face rather than by email.

    - if possible, give a more positive reason for going. Eg your new gig is nearer home, or you just need a change. Slightly better than...
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    It isn't unusual to spend a long time looking for...

    It isn't unusual to spend a long time looking for a contract. 3 weeks is nothing, especially for a first gig.

    Somebody said your cv will be one of "750". It depends on your area. If your area...
  27. Calm down guys. Beer is unaffected.

    Calm down guys. Beer is unaffected.
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    Grieg trolls the Guardian like a boss. And he is...

    Grieg trolls the Guardian like a boss. And he is not even in the job yet.
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    It's going to be Checkpoint Charlie. With added...

    It's going to be Checkpoint Charlie. With added balrogs.
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !

    You had the original? With Jabba as a bloke ? The one I saw in Newcastle in '77 ? Even with adverts that is a...
  31. It's Armageddon. We have to pay the strawberry...

    It's Armageddon. We have to pay the strawberry pickers more.


    But is this worth another release of Project fear ? Oh go on then. But only a minor version number:


    PROJECT FEAR: Release...
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    Indeed. Last night I watched the original Star...

    Indeed. Last night I watched the original Star Wars on ITV2. But of course it was a Lucas-molested version.

    The pure original version is out there. Well, Harmy's recreation of it, anyway...
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    Actual LOL. Could this be the same Andrew Watt...

    Actual LOL. Could this be the same Andrew Watt who uses the Twitter handle "KillBrexitNow" to send an uninterrupted stream of Continuity Remain matter to his mighty army of 437 followers?

    ...
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    - AI - Howard the Duck Judging by the cinema...

    - AI
    - Howard the Duck

    Judging by the cinema audience reaction, I wasn't alone in hating AI. Ugh. Also:


    - any Star Wars film bar the original three. Although the middle 3 were obviously...
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    DtDNS Ceasing Operations

    Well, that's it then. DtDNS is shutting down. Email received today is below. If you are using their services, time to migrate, sharpish. I am swapping over to No-IP.



    The purpose of this...
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    I have run out of time for researching this now. ...

    I have run out of time for researching this now. There are many sites, all operated by companies selling insurance, stating the "claims made" nature of their PI products, ie. that you need to have...
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    @NLUK I'm ignoring you in this thread for the...

    @NLUK I'm ignoring you in this thread for the reasons above. You have wasted my time and your clients (if you are working today).
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    Incidentally this thread/question applies only to...

    Incidentally this thread/question applies only to professional indemnity insurance.

    I don't think it applies to employer's liability, tax inquiry, IR35 etc.
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    Yes I take your point. The insurer created the...

    Yes I take your point. The insurer created the product so he should know how it works. However, his motivation is to get your renewal, and so he might not give you an accurate or complete picture...
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    Just looking at my current documents from QDOS,...

    Just looking at my current documents from QDOS, there must be 50 pages of stuff there. TBH I am not capable of interpreting that lot, and anyway I think it would say continuous cover is needed. ...
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    @NLUK The second post was from DeludedKitten who...

    @NLUK The second post was from DeludedKitten who post a question and has so far not responded to my reply.

    @NLUK You're a waste of space the way you talk to people on here, even in "professional"...
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    Once again: my question is not about...

    Once again: my question is not about cancellation.

    Once again: insurance vendors like QDOS are not impartial.
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    Interesting small print from QDOS, keeping in...

    Interesting small print from QDOS, keeping in mind that they are another insurance vendor.

    Can anybody on here from QDOS or elsewhere quote a case where this coverage failure was recognized in a...
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    No cancellation or cancellation fees. As I said...

    No cancellation or cancellation fees. As I said in the original question, this is about your cover naturally expiring (ie. comes up for renewal and you do not renew).

    The examples quoted by NLUK...
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    That is the question in a nut shell. Would the...

    That is the question in a nut shell. Would the fact that I was covered when the incident took place not cover it ?
  46. I recently had to do this for a bank. However...

    I recently had to do this for a bank. However they were only 15 miles from home.
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    Continuous Insurance Cover. Or not.

    Morning all

    I have read the insurance pages of this site and others without reaching an answer to the following question.

    Is there any down side to letting your professional insurances...
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    In the long term, I doubt that the UKs...

    In the long term, I doubt that the UKs contribution to Galileo will be much affected by Brexit. People do not repudiate one another's work for the sake of it.

    However, you can expect both sides...
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    Since June 2016 there has been, and will continue...

    Since June 2016 there has been, and will continue to be, good and bad economic news. Employment is at record high levels, but productivity is low. Mini builds a new model at Cowley, while Range...
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