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    I was 57 last month. Contractor attitude...

    I was 57 last month. Contractor attitude definitely keeps me young and I don't feel like an old bloke. I'm in a niche market so don't have to continuously re-skill which helps. I'm only going for...
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    Tarbs, I owe you a pint.

    Tarbs, I owe you a pint.
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    TFA. Thanks to all for their good wishes. ...

    TFA.

    Thanks to all for their good wishes.

    Been recuperating all week; reading, chocolate and killer sudoku. Codeine is flipping awesome. Yesterday was my first time outside since the accident...
  4. Not that old.

    Not that old.
  5. I'm over 55. If Labour get in, first thing I'm...

    I'm over 55. If Labour get in, first thing I'm doing is taking my 25% tax free pension allowance. Be mad not to.
  6. We've got a proper contractor-sized house and...

    We've got a proper contractor-sized house and WiFi couldn't reach from one end to the other (over 40m). Two fuse boxes meant no Homeplug.


    I fitted two cat 6 cables from the main switch, one...
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    Poll: Brexit Party. How many times will you battered...

    Brexit Party.

    How many times will you battered wives get slapped around before you realise that things won't change unless you make them?
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    And they do lie. Make no mistake. They lied in my...

    And they do lie. Make no mistake. They lied in my case and I had them bang to rights. To say I despise them doesn't do it justice. Mostly though I try to let it go as it just eats you up.
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    At the end of my IR35 case (four years, five...

    At the end of my IR35 case (four years, five contracts, all found outside) all I wanted to do was walk away. I was angry but no longer had the stomach for a fight. It can change you and not...
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    Thanks for all the good wishes. Home in bed. ...

    Thanks for all the good wishes. Home in bed.

    Looks like a luggage strap came loose and wrapped around the hub stopping the bike dead and throwing me over the handlebars.
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    TFA I'm hoping I'll get discharged from...

    TFA

    I'm hoping I'll get discharged from hospital today. I came off my pushbike on Tuesday evening and landed on my head. I remember nothing. Woke up in the back of an ambulance. Had bleeding on...
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    For me it'd be outside or umbrells at client's...

    For me it'd be outside or umbrells at client's insistence. This negates the outside then inside conundrum (at least in my opinion).
  13. Assuming that you're not the random victim of a...

    Assuming that you're not the random victim of a current investigation, I would have thought that if you close your company and go umbrella that once you've got the OK to close you're pretty much in...
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    Me neither. Nor my missus.

    Me neither. Nor my missus.
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    Just to hijack this thread. When you MVL, how...

    Just to hijack this thread. When you MVL, how long does it actually take before you can legally get the cash?
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    Put the missus on the case. New one being...

    Put the missus on the case. New one being delivered Wednesday.
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    TFA. Just battening down the hatches for...

    TFA.

    Just battening down the hatches for winter - garden furniture in the cellar etc. Lots of jobs around the house. Very quiet hopefully.

    Been a tulip few weeks actually.

    My wife's car has...
  18. More worryingly someone from HMRC viewed my...

    More worryingly someone from HMRC viewed my LinkedIn profile last week.
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    We're away on the South Coast for...

    We're away on the South Coast for birthday\anniversary plus slap-up meal on Saturday night.
  20. I keep writing to my (Tory) MP. Have had some...

    I keep writing to my (Tory) MP. Have had some decent but non-committal responses. I've just sent another one about forced PAYE at Barclays and Lloyds and how the genuine self-employed are affected....
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    This was a real eye-opener for me. For my 50th...

    This was a real eye-opener for me. For my 50th birthday some years ago a present to myself was to have a private tour of the Uffizi gallery from a local expert on Italian Renaissance Art. We had a...
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    Thank you all very much. That's a very nice '59...

    Thank you all very much. That's a very nice '59 Eldo Biarritz. We can but dream.
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    Poll: Whilst I don't approve of smacking it should be...

    Whilst I don't approve of smacking it should be the parent's decision and Government should leave well alone. On a very few occasions it's been unavoidable in my opinion and I smacked my kids (who...
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    It's a big lump so check the dimensions!

    It's a big lump so check the dimensions!
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    Another Balsamiq user here. Have mocked up entire...

    Another Balsamiq user here. Have mocked up entire system designs using it. Quite clunky but very quick.
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    HP 7740 supports up to A3. Just bought one at...

    HP 7740 supports up to A3. Just bought one at ebuyer. Brilliant piece of well built kit for £160. Buy now and get £40 cashback and a free extended 3 year commercial warranty through current HP...
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    Bonkers you are.

    Bonkers you are.
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    I flippin' love that tweet.

    I flippin' love that tweet.
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    Her parents are guilty of child abuse. She's a...

    Her parents are guilty of child abuse. She's a brainwashed nutter. The fact that adults are hanging on her every word is insanity.
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    189%. I pay for it, I use it.

    189%.

    I pay for it, I use it.
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    Which Android Telnet Client?

    Hi Guys,

    Could anyone recommend the best secure Android Telnet client to use? I'm out and about next week and might need to log on and make sure all my VPS plates are still spinning.

    Ta.
  32. My main client's competitor has offered me an...

    My main client's competitor has offered me an outside contract if I jump ship. Waiting to see which way my current client jumps but nice to know I've a potential escape route.
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    Pretty much. When I had my four year IR35...

    Pretty much. When I had my four year IR35 investigation they were biased, incompetent and overstepped boundaries. That can certainly appear to make them look corrupt. For example; my original case...
  34. There's a first, I actually agree with him.

    There's a first, I actually agree with him.
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    "....who has been an external consultant for...

    "....who has been an external consultant for GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company in the UK for nearly 20 years....."


    :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek
  36. Poll: BUPA. Not cheap but worthwhile.

    BUPA. Not cheap but worthwhile.
  37. It occurred to me that with 1500 letters going...

    It occurred to me that with 1500 letters going out at once, perhaps 1500 targetted replies to maybe three or four different places including individual FOI requests and other requests for information...
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    No we're not "missing the rest of the issues"....

    No we're not "missing the rest of the issues". The dividend tax for example - I don't like it but I can accept it as it affects everyone and doesn't majorly affect my ability to add to my pension or...
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    I'm in my mid\late 50's so feel like I'm being...

    I'm in my mid\late 50's so feel like I'm being forced out to grass. I can't get a perm job, not that I'd want one anyway and I'm around 12-18 months off what I'd ideally like as a retirement pot. My...
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    :banana::banana::banana::banana:

    :banana::banana::banana::banana:
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    I'm getting genuinely depressed about this April...

    I'm getting genuinely depressed about this April thing to the extent that it's affecting my life and general demeanour. I am not a happy camper.
  42. Thread: Where am I?

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    I was on Knez Mihailova only last week when I...

    I was on Knez Mihailova only last week when I says to the missus it's just the sort of place ScooterScot would come.
  43. Thread: Where am I?

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    Belgrade

    Belgrade
  44. I put a TVR through the books in the 90s!

    I put a TVR through the books in the 90s!
  45. This is what I did. It's a folder only used for...

    This is what I did. It's a folder only used for company business so no issues with BIK.
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    He's right. And your point is?

    He's right. And your point is?
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    I'm pretty much out of mainstream crypto now. The...

    I'm pretty much out of mainstream crypto now. The only crypto I'm holding is one which won't be exchange listed for at least another four months - I'm running several masternodes and helping with...
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    As a parent and a 50-something bloke with a bit...

    As a parent and a 50-something bloke with a bit of common sense.

    World leaders hanging on an abused kid's every word because of their confirmation bias and the desire to be seen as "woke" is off...
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    It was a joke as is plain to everyone except the...

    It was a joke as is plain to everyone except the perpetually offended. In my view her parents are guilty of child abuse.
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    Is it currently flat or pitched roof? If flat,...

    Is it currently flat or pitched roof? If flat, just replace with an A frame pitched. If pitched, remove in bits, put another few courses of bricks in and replace as it was. They're the cheap options....
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