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malvolio
malvolio
More fingers than teeth
Last Activity: Today, 09:58
Joined: 6 July 2005
Location: Walking in the garden, dreaming of Olivia...
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  • Pretty sure it would fail the "wholly and exclusively" test. Phones and laptops (and probably conventional printers) are allowable as genuinely dual purpose, but a 3d printer is not necessary for the performance of your fee earning work as described.


    ( BTW I hate the word...
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  • malvolio
    replied to "Retire" early...?
    Aaah! You guessed it... ...
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  • malvolio
    replied to "Retire" early...?
    You'd be welcome to try. I'm 15 stone and a double black belt, so I'd simply walk away laughing at the little boy trying to be tough.......
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  • malvolio
    replied to How do you manage gaps in CV?
    If you can't read English or understand a fairly simple point of view different to your own then I can't be bothered to try and explain why it is not me that is incapable of rational thought nor is it me whining like a kid about how unfair it is that some don't have to stay chained to a desk....
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  • malvolio
    replied to "Retire" early...?
    Idiot is only part of it. Lack of both wit and intelligence, not to mention literacy skills, appears to be factors Still, easy to lob insults from behind a keyboard.

    Can I suggest we stop this nonsense now please....
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  • malvolio
    replied to "Retire" early...?
    I use it to visit a range of places across the UK and Europe, mostly going without a set schedule, with a fair number of good restaurants, theatres and nature in all its various glories to pass the time. We also contribute to charity on a regular basis.

    You are coming across like the usual...
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  • malvolio
    replied to How do you manage gaps in CV?
    Not all contractors are coders with long, repetitive spells churning out the same code for multiple clients at market rates. Some are specialists who deliver solutions in their area of expertise, which aren't necessarily wanted routinely. I moved a DR datacentre once, took three months with no operational...
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  • malvolio
    replied to "Retire" early...?
    Actually. nothing says chav more than making sweeping generalisations about something about which you are clearly profoundly ignorant.

    OK, I'll sell it and realise about £40k plus the £2k or so a year running costs and another £2k or so on site fees. How should I be spending that kind...
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  • malvolio
    replied to State of the Market
    As always it depends what you measure and how. Use the criteria used by France for example and we were we aren't in recession. We also can't discount the impact of the swing in inflation over that period....
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    replied to Our modem world...
    Perhaps you should read Hamas's manifesto.......
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  • malvolio
    replied to Our modem world...
    The Falklands?? Extremely bad example.

    Iraq was a mess because Bush and Blair didn't bother with what happened after the WMDs were destroyed (erm...).

    Afghanistan will never be conquered by anyone. Far too tribal - one mistake is treating it as a single country when it is a...
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  • malvolio
    replied to Our modem world...
    But on that original theme, this is apparently a leading contender for song of the year...

    Joe Dolce must be spinning in his grave.
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  • malvolio
    replied to Our modem world...
    Hmmm...

    Just spotted the typo. Rather detracts from the intended thesis. Bloody spellchecker
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  • malvolio
    replied to "Retire" early...?
    Don't see why. I've travelled the world, swum on both sides of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, photographed the big five, driven Big Sur and the Great Ocean Highway, seen Uluru, the grand Canyon and a dozen other must see places, met a platypus and cuddled a koala. Pottering around doing things...
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  • malvolio
    started a topic Our modem world...

    Our modem world...

    This caught my eye this afternoon:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68290650



    Yep, sounds like modern comedy - devoid of humour and wit but lots of posturing.... ...
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    replied to Taken back control?
    That is rather my point. If meetings between government and real people are led by ministers who have not idea of the actual problem in question and who are led by civil servants who only have a limited awareness of the problem, who then formulate what they think is the proper response and associated...
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  • malvolio
    replied to "Retire" early...?
    I stopped looking for work years ago, when we didn't need the income, and relaxed into lazy indolence shortly after. My time is filled with gardening for exercise as much as anything (the other half is the gardener), walking the dog, taking the motor home to some new corner of the world, amateur dramatics...
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  • malvolio
    replied to Taken back control?
    Most of the Brexit woes are either down to EU rules embedded into UK law (like Blair with the Human Rights Act for one major example) and a constant refusal by Brussels to moderate or negotiate their side of what wee intended to be bilateral agreements (and to be fair, there's no reason why they should)....
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  • I's not difficult. Get them to extend the current contract, and define the new requirement (and associated rate if necessary) in the attached schedule. Or, if their systems don't allow that to happen (quite possible!) then get a new contract, same Ts&Cs as now and a schedule describing what needs...
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  • malvolio
    replied to IR35 Liability transfer
    We have never said you can't take on extra or different work.

    We have always said it should be the subject of a new schedule to the overarching contract with the same Ts&Cs.
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