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    Sticky: Sounds like a thoroughly worthwhile use of time...

    Sounds like a thoroughly worthwhile use of time to me :)
  2. One wonders what the intersection of Brexiters...

    One wonders what the intersection of Brexiters and Anti-Vaxxers would look like.
  3. And you thought we had some nut jobs hanging around on here...

    Overstock's share price has plummeted. Is it Trump's trade war? Bad results? Nope, its CEO has gone bonkers... • The Register
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    Weeeeee! Pound Sterling (GBP) - BBC News...

    Weeeeee!

    Pound Sterling (GBP) - BBC News
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    So you didn't win then?

    So you didn't win then?
  6. Thread: Bicycle expenses

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    Bear in mind that as a company asset the company...

    Bear in mind that as a company asset the company will also pay for maintenance and consumables. Tubes, tyres, brake pads etc.

    That will off set a lot of the gains from claiming the 20p mile. And...
  7. Company buys the bike. Provided it is available...

    Company buys the bike. Provided it is available for use by all employees there is no BIK to pay.

    The company can pay for safety equipment such as helmets, hi-viz jacket, lights etc, but not...
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    Sticky: It was that or Hofmeister. ...

    It was that or Hofmeister.


    https://youtu.be/LkR0krOm9M4
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    Sticky: Nah, that's the lager and lime you drink. :D

    Nah, that's the lager and lime you drink. :D
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    Sticky: Cod and chips from the chippy for dinner. Now in...

    Cod and chips from the chippy for dinner. Now in the pub getting on the outside of a rather nice blackcurrant porter.
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    Sticky: Raining heavily here and has been all day. Dog...

    Raining heavily here and has been all day.

    Dog really didn't want to go out in it, had to be dragged to the park despite having her waterproof coat on.

    Did the necessary, which took some time...
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    Generally speaking, unless you are trying to...

    Generally speaking, unless you are trying to access porn or other objectionable sites, internet use wont be monitored. No-one has the time to keep tabs who is reading which web pages or which sites...
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    Loan Charge on BBC Front Page

    Pretty sympathetic article.

    'My dad thought he was a criminal - he wasn't'
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    Multiple times. One of my all time favourites. ...

    Multiple times. One of my all time favourites. :emb
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    Sticky: You've got a brother? I thought that was you?

    You've got a brother? I thought that was you?
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    Sticky: But then what would he wear under his jacket? ...

    But then what would he wear under his jacket?

    https://i2-prod.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article11744963.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/GL403368.jpg
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    Being completely cynical I'd say start looking...

    Being completely cynical I'd say start looking for a new gig now and just play this for all it is worth.

    If no-one cares if you are in the office or not, then don't be there. "WFH" more days, use...
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    Sticky: Well there's a thing. Two new business...

    Well there's a thing. Two new business opportunities in one day. One contracting related, one not.


    This might be interesting. :smokin
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    Sticky: Bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato bap. Very...

    Bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato bap. Very nice.

    Blue skys and fluffy clouds outside. Breezy but baking hot when the sun gets on you.
  20. Thread: Weekend Thread

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    Turns out the quick woman did it in 10 days 2...

    Turns out the quick woman did it in 10 days 2 hours and 48 Minutes.

    REPORT — TRANSCONTINENTAL
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    With extreme prejudice. ...

    With extreme prejudice.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS3sAWF5S1I
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    Sterling drops to lowest level since 'flash...

    Sterling drops to lowest level since 'flash crash'


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlR4Z4AZ1ho
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    Sticky: If your manly sauce is the colour of HP you need...

    If your manly sauce is the colour of HP you need to see a doctor.
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    The Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison...

    The Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88.

    First African-American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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    Sticky: Do any of them deal with formatting web pages,...

    Do any of them deal with formatting web pages, cos his site could do with some :D
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    Sticky: Country and Western?

    Country and Western?
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    Only about bikes. I only run when I'm being...

    Only about bikes. I only run when I'm being chased, and then only faster than the next guy, and only swim when I'd drown otherwise.

    I may be crazy, but you re certifieable.
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    Giant are the biggest bike company no-one has...

    Giant are the biggest bike company no-one has ever heard of :) Currently sponsoring CCC on the grand tours and sponsored SunWeb before that.

    Well priced good quality kit but don't have the brand...
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    Plenty out there for that sort of budget. Go for...

    Plenty out there for that sort of budget. Go for Aluminium rather than Carbon frames at this price. A cheap carbon frame won't be any better than aluminium for the same money and you'll get better...
  30. Given it was built in 1891 I suspect the...

    Given it was built in 1891 I suspect the engineering has moved on a bit since then.

    Toddbrook Reservoir - Wikipedia
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    I'm already on a slim majority there. One more...

    I'm already on a slim majority there. One more and I'll be in real trouble.
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    Sticky: I assume you are familiar with the real time...

    I assume you are familiar with the real time twitter feed of his diary entries? :nerd
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    And then there was one.

    Anymore By-Elections on the horizon?

    Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: Lib Dems beat Conservatives - BBC News
  34. Thread: Driving in Italy

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    Then one thing I learned from visiting Italy is...

    Then one thing I learned from visiting Italy is that if you want to cross the road in Rome, wait for a Nun crossing the same road, then follow them.
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    I used to work with Prof. Frith a few years ago...

    I used to work with Prof. Frith a few years ago when I was doing Tech Support / Sys Admin for the Dept. Nice chap. :)
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    Sticky: Todays stage was a cracker. Not sure anyone...

    Todays stage was a cracker. Not sure anyone could have seen that coming (apart from possibly the weather forecasters).
  37. Thread: Weekend Thread

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    That's what I'll find out from the physio next...

    That's what I'll find out from the physio next week. Hopefully I'll get a rehab plan that will help with recovery and stop me losing too much condition. it's more a wear and tear injury rather than...
  38. Thread: Weekend Thread

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    Doc reckons at least 4 weeks out. It's soft...

    Doc reckons at least 4 weeks out. It's soft tissue damage as best we can tell, tear in a meniscus or tendon somewhere rather than a complete snap or bone related issues. He prescribed some industrial...
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    Sticky: Air-con arrived today. Worth it.

    Air-con arrived today.

    Worth it.
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    Boris's "senior adviser" by the look of it. ...

    Boris's "senior adviser" by the look of it.

    Key advise to be given, lie through your teeth.
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    Looks like the MP got back control of the twitter...

    Looks like the MP got back control of the twitter account as the tweets have been deleted. Not before assorted outlets took copies though :)

    Comms Staffer For British Politician Posts Brutal...
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    Sticky: So did anyone else survive the Gottendamerung...

    So did anyone else survive the Gottendamerung last night?

    Storm kicked off at around 2:00am and was properly spectacular, almost an hour of near continuous lighting, thunder and driving rain....
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    Now that's a resignation

    https://twitter.com/jaredomaramp/status/1153742493034438656?s=19
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    Sticky: 27 in the living room here, 30 in my office. No...

    27 in the living room here, 30 in my office. No sign of it getting cooler any time soon.

    Dog is crashed out, too hot to move. I'd take her to the river to cool off but it's too hot to walk down...
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    Sticky: Just ordered a portable air con unit from Amazon....

    Just ordered a portable air con unit from Amazon. Every year we say we should do it and by the time we decide to bite the bullet and spend the money the weather breaks and cools down again, so this...
  46. Thread: Weekend Thread

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    And scratch that. Knackered my left knee and...

    And scratch that.

    Knackered my left knee and can't ride on it. Gutted. 9 months of training and prep down the pan.
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    Here you go. And no, I don't pay the...

    Here you go. And no, I don't pay the subscription, a quick bit of googling turned up an unrestricted copy.

    TL;DR The fund consistently under performed until he got elected as an MP and stood down...
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    FTFY :rolleyes:

    FTFY :rolleyes:
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    Rats and Sinking Ships?

    Or politicians with principles?

    Tory leadership race: Alan Duncan resigns as minister - BBC News
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    Sticky: WHS+1 in Nottingham.

    WHS+1 in Nottingham.
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