To be honest, although these type of devices are neat, all-in-one units, I find I can get by with a Android phone and a blue tooth keyboard.
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Re: Killing the Goose that lays the Golden Eggs
Dont contractors make a big fuss about keeping up to date?
Anderson went under in 2002.....
If theres only a few people in the world with your skills why would they work for Accenture?
Lets take your story at face value - 750k is transfered from Me Inc to AnotherLtd. Theyll pay tax on PAYE, corp tax, etc.
"Vessey noted that Glaxo risks losing experienced and skilled staff ....."
Yees....... when ive contracted or engaged contractors, theyve gained limited knowledge of the org. They were hired to implement a specific part of a system for a limited period, using specialist knowledge outside of the company. Then they are out, 6 months tops.
If a contractor is import andor has useful experience, essential to the company is not a contractor.
Intel's back. Can't keep it down. Back with 5G. Back in the game, back with modems... that have 'MediaTek' written on them
Microsoft says .NET Framework porting project is finished: If your API's not on the list, it's not getting in
There once was a biz called Bitbucket, that told Mercurial to suck it. Now devs are dejected, their code soon ejected
Checkmate, Qualcomm: Apple in billion-dollar bid to gobble Intel’s 5G modem blueprints, staff – new claim
The story isnt Apple or Qualcomm here.
Its Intel and Intel's inability to create new silicons.
Intel area one or two trick pony. Sure, their fabs n processes are great but shit design in, shit silicon product out.
The question of Intel stockholders is - Why cannot Intel design good silicon products? Where are all the chip designers? In an age of fabless semi's Intel is rapidly approaching irrelevance.
Intel are painting themselves into a corner, clinging to Xeon.
Banks bid legacy tech farewell as they sail to the cloud – but now all that infrastructure is in hands of the big three
I dont see how increasing the latency/transmission time between the application gui and the disk/cpu backend is really going to make a more reliable system.
Putting aside replication and the like, having a box sat in the banks DC room is no more unreliable than having the box sat in Amazons DC .In fact, probably less so as you have OpenReach and a man in digger doing road works.
Now the Cloud do allow you to hedge your man inthe digger a bit, allowing both increased capacity - more grunt - and increased geographic location hedging.
But that comes with with a price tag of something more C suite dont graps - you now have to write a distributed transnational system. See, a big IBM lump of iron may have been expensive, may have cost more per TFLOP than a lorry load of PCs ... but it works! Reliably!
Its not the hadrware, or where the hardware is located - ITS THE FUCKING SOFTWARE.
And, no, .Net does not really work. Yes, I know the nice man with PWC, who has a direct line to MS, said different thigns but he really is lying.
Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you
Re: gig ecomony
If the locum DR or agency Nurse were working FT, at the same hospital, then, yes, they would have a problem.
Theres no issue with temporary staff who move *between* different locations.
People affected by IR35 have a simple solution - create a compnat of 2+ people and move them between customers.
I find bleeting contractors who fail to understand how the tax system/compnay law works a bit annoying.
Guy is booted out of IT amid outsourcing, wipes databases, deletes emails... goes straight to jail for two-plus years
They had a contractor in in the early 90s.
Ripped of BSD, then MSified the interface, hence WInSock 1, 2 ,3, 4 ,5 ,6 ....
No, this would be take the BSD layer as is - -hey take th file system later, get ZFS ditch the crap MS whatever FS.
There is a *huge* latent demand to have WIN32 compatibility but not have the rest of the never ending breaking junk updates.
W2K (NT) on L4 - KSH, ZFS, BSD TCP/IP, DTRACE.
There you go, Ive just sorted out MS OS problems.
I dont know. Youd have to speak to someone whos been an MS kernel developer fir a long time - theres not many, most gave been poached a long time ago.
The MS bid needs to define 'public domain'. The early MSDN used to publish enough header files for dome to reverse engineer a lot. I remember going thru them in my DDK days and thinking 'Should this be in published headers?' MS are were sloppy on many different levels.
I hope reactos are not doing a vertabim winfows.
What would be killer would be a small NT 2k compatible kernel on L4 with the BSD network stack and ksh.
The 'quick, give Apple some money or we'll be a monopoly! really back fired on MS'
I look at Apples rebirth with a mixture of awe and regret (I didnt buy any shares FFS!)
I say Apples rebirth but the Apple of the mid 90s was pretty shit and washed out - crap non MMU scheduler from the mid 80s.
Now Apple v2 (NeXT) is/was fucking fantastic.
Ive about 4 mac minis. They are fantastic boxes, from both the hardware design (not he round corners) and the software.
This sort of nonsense pisses off.
What 'made' Apple the company it is was taking Next software, ditching that godawful half-arsed Pascal scheduler, then hardware becoming fast and cheap enough to run Next over BSD over MAC.
The round edges had nothing to do with it.
Ive a few mac minis. They sit on a hidden shelf.
Mike Lynch in court: I was not aware of every single thing Autonomy did around the world (so don't blame me)
In 20 years of experiencing offshoring, Ive yet to come across a 'cheap offshore' location. At least, not for long.
Closest Ive ever seen this promise being met was some stuff going to Estonia. They were good but they were not cheap for long. And theyve all gone now
Cheap workforces do not exist. Any company that thinks there is is kidding themselves. yes I know this is a load of ratweasel MBA types pissing around with Excel.
You like magic tricks? See this claim that IBM bungled an Obamacare IT project? Whoosh, now it's a $15m check
No backdoor, no backdoor... you're a backdoor! Huawei won't spy for China or anyone else, exec tells MPs
Lets get a couple of things straight.
John Suffolk is just a nobody. His background is a an IT body in a failed small building society.
He has about much clue about telecoms as my Gran does.
His next statements, made on the record, are total dumb crap:
“We’re quite clear, and it’s quite proven, we’re an independent company,” Suffolk answered. "No one can put us under pressure – we’ve made it very clear, regardless of who the country would be, if we were put under any pressure by any country that we felt was wrong, we would prefer to close the business."
One, Huawie is pretty much well know to be a Red Army controlled organisation. It is not independent of the CCP/Chinese state.
Theers been a couple of goes at looking at owenrship/control:
Two, noone can put pressure on us.
The guy is a moron.
Hauwie have already admitted this is not the case:
FInally does Mr Suffolk have much in the way of a grasp of Mandarin? Bet he doesnt.
Why would Huawei pick a neverwas from a small building society to front its telecom business? Were there no other suitable candiates??
Im the biggest most profitable company - Qualcomm.
No I am! - Apple.
There seems to be a lot of corporate dick waving here.
However, as mentioned by the an earlier poster the company that comes out the worst, eating humble pie is Intel who, once again, have proven they really struggle to actually design silicon.
Sure, Intel were a winner back in the days when they could afford to marshall more n more capex to get those transistors smaller and those clock speeds higher.
However, transistors are not getting (economically) any smaller. And clock speeds are stuck around 3ghz.
Another incident where it shows that, outside of fabrication process, Intel are just shit.
Stop us if you've heard this one: IBM sued after axing older staff, this time over 'denying' them their legal rights
Re: People joining IBM, do you seriously think you'll never be over 40 ???
I my ~30 years of working life, no smart person every went to work for IBM - well, not the business, money making bit.
IBM used to attract dull plodders. No problem with that, IBMs core business tended to be slow n steady.
However, thee deal always was - IBM gives you a goot middle icnome but keeps you employed for ever.
SInce it all went wrong i nthe mid 90s, IBM has lost its way as an org.
Its trying to play hire n fire but not offering the salary.