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125 posts • joined 31 Oct 2008
Nothing to add, the icon says it all.
Recently moved on from the Co-op, both a credit card I'd used for perhaps 20 years and a joint account for more than 5 years.
Online banking offerings are now the main showcase for customers (unfortunately just *after* you've joined) and they are *all* horrible to some degree. The web interface invariable creaks and groans mightily. They are *all* making some kind of basic security error. For example, I opened a TSB account last night and it only allows alpha-numerics in the password.
I moved on from the Co-op when their online offering was upgraded to unusable.
> The biggest problem is when the employee's spouse has a country-specific job/career/profession like law, civil service, teaching
Medicine, just to add to the list. That's my Significant Other's profession and not only would she need fluency in the new language she'd need (some) re-qualification.
It's easy to forget when you're in something like software where you (a) don't need to talk much and (b) don't need any professional qualifications!
> I am one of the co-founders of a very small analytics business in Edinburgh
So, not waiting for the (increasingly likely) IndeyRef 2 or Scotland becoming Canada's 11th province?
If Scotland *had* gone for independence already just imagine how many firms would be thinking about a quick jump north of the border. Culture's pretty similar and you'll pick up the language in no time.
There're difficulties in relocating and you're brave to set up in another language and culture but a distinct advantage of Germany is their strong privacy legislation. This could be a significant plus point for some (especially when compared to the UK).
Go, while the getting is good?
>> Who will be returned in NI, Wales and Scotland?
> I'm hoping we can reduce the number of Tory MPs in Scotland by 1.
A downvote? People, David Mundell himself is in the house!
> Who will be returned in NI, Wales and Scotland?
I'm hoping we can reduce the number of Tory MPs in Scotland by 1.
HMRC: "Customers who use our online services should not be affected by these reforms."
Umm, who's going to be writing the software for those, then? You do know it's software, don't you? Tell me you know what software is ... oh, help.
Which is more efficient? Failing because you can't afford to start or failing because you can't afford to finish? Either way, we know the outcome will be a fail. I'm hearing the Gershwins' "Let's call the whole thing off"!
data on your kidneys.
At least, I 'think' that joke alert icon is appropriate ...
"that appears to be the landing zone of the B Ark"
IIRC England *was* the LZ of the B Ark.
So if Recruiter A forces almost all of its contractor down the IR35 route but Recruiter B sticks up for them, taking on a test case or two, with support from the PCG (now IPSE, it seems), which Recruiter will most contractors choose to work with / refuse to work through?
I hear a death knell for a few spineless recruiters. Quickly followed by the collapse of IR35. Again.
"The only time people should be worried about privacy is when government does more than protection of their lives and liberties."
Actually, I'm *very* concerned about how the government attempts to protect my life and liberty. For example, britain-attempts-brand-journalists-spies
It's "Civil War" with Bruce Schneier as Tony Stark / Iron Man. Where's our Captain America!
That chance of electoral reform was squandered in the UK by the Lib-Dems being useless in the Coalition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Alternative_Vote_referendum,_2011
It works well in Scotland.
You must be thinking of another Che as Che Guevara was in the African Congo, where he led an all-black force of Cuban and Congolese soldiers against white South African mercenaries of apartheid in 1965.
I'd never heard of KBC so I looked them up. Perhaps I could just leave this here?
Couldn't have come soon enough.
Sounds like a good time to shout out the fine work done for privacy rights in the UK by the Open Rights Group [https://www.openrightsgroup.org/support-org]. Go give them some support (if you care).
"her skills lie altogether elsewhere"
pray, do tell!
Closed my Farcebook account years ago (no! no more posts about your damn cats, single lady!) but I'm a Yubico key fan, have my v4 on the desk here. More of this, please, and more sites playing catch-up with 2FA.
That said, the more advanced functionality of a Yubico key is far beyond what most can handle. Public/Private Key systems are just too complicated for Mr Average (for example see recent errors by The Grauniad re: WhatsApp).
Luckily we've come up with a scheme to make STEM graduates more valuable - force out half of the current lot of scientists ...
Ooh! Can I have some of that?
(gets on the phone)
No, my name's not Crapita. No, it's not Fuckitsu either. Hello? Hello?? Bastards 'ave cut me off!
You must have lovely eyes, Vic, or ... something ...
It is a democracy by this simple definition:
"According to political scientist Larry Diamond, democracy consists of four key elements: (a) A political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections; (b) The active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life; (c) Protection of the human rights of all citizens, and (d) A rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens."
Your statements tend towards mutual exclusivity:
i. accept it
ii. leave it
Poor work. Must try harder.
I suspect the downvotes are for Bon Jovi. Of course, if *this* gets downvoted then we have genuine Bon Jovi fans in the comments.
Do we not need a new El Reg official measurement for £350 million?
One ImaginaryBonus = £350m? UnlikelyBusBasedSavings? BorisBull?
Okay, I'm with you, but " because that would be impossible as well as utterly insane" really describes what we're looking at here! It's perhaps the best description of the legislation possible.
I'll add my +1 to Andrews & Arnold ISP [http://www.aa.net.uk/] and the Open Rights Group [https://www.openrightsgroup.org/].
I use A&A ISP and the service is good and I pay my subs to the ORG. "Put your money where your mouth is" is a decent idea, I think. (Though my recent political bets on the results of both the EU Referendum and the USA's Presidential Election aren't good examples ...)
"Why are we
becoming a Police state?"
Fact checking: He's not a politician, he's a teacher [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33150562] and he doesn't like the term "tsar" any more than you do.
That said, his comment doesn't appear to fit with his remit of offering training to teachers in managing the behaviour of their pupils.
IndyRef 2 will be watching with interest. I imagine the Scottish and NI MPs will be voting against implementing Article 50 and that will surely put IndyRef 2 back on the hatstand (for a while).
Okay, it's not "a lot" but it is double.
I looked myself (Irish, German) but missed qualifying on some conditions. I suspect a lot of people have had a little look? Particularly those of families that had to flee Germany in the 1930's and now get special dispensation to reclaim their citizenship.
"dropping it 8 feet on to tarmac"
Blimey, just how high up are your pockets?
Did you know there's a solution to The Trolley Problem? Stop me if you've seen this one.
A two-year-old's solution to the trolley problem: https://youtu.be/-N_RZJUAQY4
Won't someone please think of the children?!
Oh, you did? Fuck, you really did.
Rather missing the point that we don't *want* a single supplier to do it all as we've seen where that leads us with failed projects and huge overruns.
Please don't divide the costs over the whole population. The total of UK Income Tax payers is a little over 30 million according the Gov's National Statistics (which would, amusingly, be about £666 per taxpayer).
As for seeing the money being spent going back into circulation it really doesn't account for the vast profits being siphoned out by these huge firms.
Heart of Gold? 42? Any more references? Me, I think we should sign up just to avoid the bypass that's coming through here ...
Given the choice between the girls down the docks and the vacuum cleaner I know which I'd pick.
DIRTY Hoover. dirty.
1. Research Scientist isn't a high paying job.
2. Part of the build was to retire multiple ageing facilities in the city.
So, London? The news of the Crick comes at the same time as reports of the Beeb's success with the Salford move [The Guardian, pg. 3, today]
"By the way, there was a vulnerable person over the weekend"
I call BS. As Wikipedia likes it, "Citation needed". Or perhaps XKCD: https://xkcd.com/285/
"nah, following the mandatory security course the admins had to call HR and get the children names and their date of birth..."
Round here we just check the tats on the backs of their necks ...
The carnival is going to look decidedly odd with so many members of Anonymous attending ...
Does anyone else think "Vas deferens" every time this clown pops up?
Time to cut the tubes, Keith, 'cause that stuff you're spunking is utter shite.
Wasn't Roy Batty's inception date 8th January, 2016? The replicants already here ...
Quick, we must fund a study into the late use of security implementations for large agricultural building portals where there has been a recent, rapid equine absconding. Please make out grant applications in triplicate to the Dept of the Bleeding Obvious. No, not you, Franz.
I'm not sure that our Commentards personal experiences of debating points amongst both Left and the Right-leaning people is borne out by the UK's more reliable yardsticks of political thought along this single axis: the daily rags.
The press on the Right, tabloid and broadsheet, is considerably less able to have a rational discussion than that on the Left and quite a bit more likely to resort to labelling, caricature and stereotyping. Of course. there's not a lot of press actually *on* the left.
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