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  • FWB 15 Dec 2013 10:55:17 44,585 posts
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    Saw him at the Apollo yesterday. Did his rendition of Space Oddity and a Q&A, both with Mr Cox. Very cool.
  • spamdangled 15 Dec 2013 11:22:48 27,355 posts
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    Is that the NASA guy? He was on the BBC news the other day and did a live rendition of Space Oddity, which was cool.

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  • spamdangled 15 Dec 2013 11:23:10 27,355 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Saw him at the Apollo yesterday.
    Apt.

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  • FWB 15 Dec 2013 11:28:57 44,585 posts
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    Indeed it is. Was a night of science, comedy and music. Great stuff. Really enjoyed it.
  • OptimusPube 15 Dec 2013 11:53:32 3,035 posts
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    I have even more of a man crush for Chris Hadfield now more than ever.

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  • BeardedGamerUK 15 Dec 2013 16:28:15 1,412 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    Chris Hadfield is on Sunday Brunch, amazing. \o/
    Yeah saw that, did a double take :D He was on Sky News this afternoon as well :)
  • Rusty_M 15 Dec 2013 19:21:40 4,694 posts
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    Got a new guitar for the first time in 14 years this weekend. I'm absolutely loving it.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • Mr_Sleep 15 Dec 2013 19:25:13 17,084 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    Got a new guitar for the first time in 14 years this weekend. I'm absolutely loving it.
    What did you get?

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Rusty_M 15 Dec 2013 19:40:57 4,694 posts
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    Takamine EG523SC. Trips off the tongue, eh?

    A fair upgrade from my Yamaha APX4a

    Edited by Rusty_M at 19:41:32 15-12-2013

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  • Mr_Sleep 15 Dec 2013 20:36:48 17,084 posts
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    Hah, it is a shame they don't have better names. Stratocaster etc, is just so much grander. I quite like Takamine's, they have a nice feel. Good luck with it.

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  • cheeky_prawnking 15 Dec 2013 20:40:44 4,585 posts
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    At work we had a Taylor Electro/acoustic come in, had been found by someone, a guy who is quite prolific came in and had a play on it was knocking out AC/DC, Scorpions, Van halen etc.

    The guy was saying he generally dislikes acoustics, but this was great, went away looked it up online was worth between £3.5 - 4.5K.

    Went to every effort to trace an owner to no avail, the finder claimed it.

    No idea if they knew how much it was worth, but lucky lucky bastard
  • localnotail 15 Dec 2013 20:46:20 23,093 posts
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    @darkmorgado You can opt to become VAT-registered at any point but you have to do it over a certain threshold of turnover (60k?). When I did it you could back-claim for 3 years of purchases and 6 months of services. Not sure what the rules are now, but keep all receipts.

    It does mean that you have to charge VAT, which can be a problem if your clients are not VAT registered, because you need to stick 20% on top of your prices for the government.
    Also remember to save the VAT so you can pay it when the quarter is up.

    Edited by localnotail at 20:48:14 15-12-2013

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  • spamdangled 15 Dec 2013 20:51:48 27,355 posts
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    Yeah, I'm keeping all receipts (I need to anyway for when it comes to putting things through as expenses for the taxman).

    It looks like I misremembered the advice I'd been given btw - I looked back over my written notes and I've clearly written down there that there's a revenue threshold for VAT. I haven't got the amount written down though.

    Cheers for the advice.

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  • Youthist 16 Dec 2013 13:35:09 10,018 posts
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    Was The Chopster a perma ban? And for what reason? And has s/he come back already under another name?

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Deckard1 16 Dec 2013 13:43:33 28,083 posts
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    I spotted him in the scent thread before.
  • Psychotext 16 Dec 2013 13:54:10 54,240 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    @darkmorgado You can opt to become VAT-registered at any point but you have to do it over a certain threshold of turnover (60k?).
    You can VAT register at any point, turnover is irrelevant for voluntary registration.

    If your trading is below the threshold for registration

    If you're carrying out one or more of the business activities described above but you haven't crossed the registration threshold, you can still apply to register for VAT voluntarily - it might be of benefit to you. See the section in this guide on voluntary registration. In any case, you should regularly check your turnover to see if you need to register.
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/start/register/when-to-register.htm
  • Youthist 16 Dec 2013 13:56:00 10,018 posts
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    Ah yes. Disappointing.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Deckard1 16 Dec 2013 14:08:49 28,083 posts
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    5 fucking cubicles in the toilets at work, I'm in the far one, the rest are empty and some fucker still comes and sits next to me. Now I've got to listen to every intricate detail of the shit being squeezed out of his arse. And he's a fucking moaner. And he didn't wash his hands.

    Edited by Deckard1 at 14:50:29 16-12-2013
  • Load_2.0 16 Dec 2013 14:38:07 19,299 posts
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    School boy error, the far cubicle is the most favoured, therefore gets the most bum action and the most bad aids/super crabs.

    Also upon entering the moaner will have travelled down to the far cubicle and having seen it was occupied been forced by the rules of toilet etiquette to not backtrack too far, thus taking the number four cubicle for his number two.
  • Deckard1 16 Dec 2013 14:39:47 28,083 posts
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    IT WAS YOU
  • mrpon 16 Dec 2013 14:41:10 28,941 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    5 fucking cubicles in the toilets at work, I'm in the far one, the rest are empty and some fucker still comes and sits next to me.
    Did you not shut the door?

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • mrpon 16 Dec 2013 14:42:31 28,941 posts
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    Deckard, earlier

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Deckard1 16 Dec 2013 14:43:52 28,083 posts
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    I'm not shutting the door like some kind of fucking leper. I've got nothing to be ashamed of.
  • neilka 16 Dec 2013 14:44:19 15,988 posts
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    This is what the disabled toilet was invented for.

    /grips wall handles

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 16 Dec 2013 14:51:19 38,281 posts
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    The disabled bog in our work has been nick named "The Tropicana" as it's spacious, clean and generally a lot nicer than the other bogs.

    Especially since the normal toilets often have bogies wiped on the walls, wet floors (especially around the toilet itself - ew) and other horrors.

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  • Deckard1 16 Dec 2013 14:58:03 28,083 posts
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    The state of our toilets can be a fucking disgrace at times. Apparently someone had a shit on the floor in the ladies toilets a few month ago. Just had a shit on the floor. What in the name of fuck goes through someones head where that becomes an acceptable thing? Just had a shit right in the middle of the floor. Also someone keeps wiping their arse and putting the toilet paper in the fanny pad bin. Fucking animals.

    Edited by Deckard1 at 15:00:12 16-12-2013
  • EMarkM 16 Dec 2013 15:00:50 3,174 posts
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    I think bestiality is a bit much in a work's loo.
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