Shame they ruined the brower before they got a clue
223 posts • joined 29 Aug 2007
Unfortunately it would seem that
And you get multiple, regular emails telling you that your domain is coming up for expiry, has expired and is in the grace period, is now in the redemption period, will be released, gone.
No longer applies (sample of one).
One of my domains, supposed to be automatic renewal (and paid for), wasn't renewed by the hosting company, and the first I knew about it, was when I received an email from Nominet saying that the domain HAD expired.
I need a phone that's not too large, has a replaceable battery, SD card slot, headphone socket, preferably Dual Micro size SIM, current Android OS, not too expensive.
Did I find one: Yes, nearly all the above.
It's Nano SIM, trimming of existing SIM required (I opted for single SIM because I couldn't wait)
In the box, a USB charger, USB lead, and a set of ear-buds.
Price: a miserly 59 GBP delivered.
Happy Bunny is me.
Note: the Dual SIM version has 3 slots, and isn't 2nd SIM/SD like some.
What is it ?
Oh, a Nokia 1, that's what.
What is it with manufacturers ?
I thought I'd found my next phone.
But in a 6" phone they couldn't provide 2 micro SIM slots, and a separate SD card slot, why ever not, Samsung managed it years ago with the B5722 :(
Even Wileyfox managed it, all be it with Nano SIMs, in the Swift.
For those suffering from the Truecaller disease, ZERO Dialer is your friend.
It would appear that HMRC are being two-faced over the IR35 legislation.
They actually have IT contractors working for them who operate through PSCs (Ltd), and are declared to be outside the legislation, and do not have to pay additional Income Tax, and NI beyond what is normal for their PSC. The major point of interest is that their contracts do contain the right of substitution clause, which this news presenter could hardly have present in her contract.
The other point that no one seems to have commented on.
There is an upper limit on contract length : 2 years, exceed that, and different rules apply anyway.
First they didn't do due diligence when someone other than me asked for EE broadband on my BT phone line, just went ahead and converted it.
Then they gave away my T-Mobile number to someone who purported to be me, or had fake paperwork authorising the transfer. Then when I complained, they refused to do anything about it, telling me that I would have to present myself at the branch, 180 miles away, to sort it out. They weren't even sure that that branch was the one where the deed was done.
Shakes head in disgust.
Pie in the sky more like (sorry Richard).
Friend of mine moved into an area where Virgin was not available.
She ignored my advice about not choosing sky...
Telephone socket already fitted.
Sky wanted 200GBP upfront to supply service.
Order placed 30 July.
Installation date 30 August.
30 August Sky guy fits dish & q-box, doesn't mention q-box won't work properly without BB, says he can't do anything with the BB, and leaves.
6 September BTOR guy says can't fix, need Cherry Picker because pole is dangerous.
13 September I arrive, ring Sky, told no action from them until 25 September.
Threats of cancellation produce promise of action on 19 September.
19 September Cherry Picker arrives, complete new box+cables to pole installed.
20 September told underground fault, can't fix until 25 September.
Will not need further access.
20 September Sky promises refunds+free service but still takes DD.
Update on Monday.
Lord only knows what would have happened if she had asked for fibre.
Meanwhile still no phone line for emergency service access, and yes, they were told.
There are replacements for your Arc,
Titanium/RapidO Ti - http://www.rcomp.co.uk/ http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/ http://www.elesar.co.uk/
ARMX6/RapidO Ig - http://www.rcomp.co.uk/ http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/
RasberryPi - As above + https://www.raspberrypi.org/
And a good few others, just (google) RISCOS hardware.
Apologies for not mentioning all the others by name.
When it first was released (I haven't checked it since, but I doubt it has changed), the only question that was of significance was 'Are you allowed to substitute', it didn't matter what you answered to the rest.
If you answered 'Yes, I am', then you were outside IR35, if you answered 'No, I'm not' then you were inside IR35.
From what I can see, this is the usual heavy handed approach from HMRC, relying on the agencies, and some public organisations allowing themselves to be bullied, instead employing some capable lawyers, and forcing the issue, relying on the evidence, & results from the last time HMRC tried it on.
There are public organisations who have stuck two fingers up to HMRC, and told them quite plainly 'NONE of our contractors fall within IR35'.
I would like for someone who is close to Jeremy Corbyn, to ask him to publicly promise to repeal IR35 as soon as he takes office (Hey I can hope, can't I).
You could go to Plusnet. Yes, I know that they have had a slating recently for crap customer service but...
I've been with them for internet only since 2005 ( perhaps earlier), and have just moved my phone service as well. Business use, was paying 250 per quarter for two lines & internet. Went down to one line, now paying 76 per quarter all in, with unlimited calls (UK & Mobile).
Worth considering ,YMMV.
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