* Posts by nohatjim

16 posts • joined 29 Jul 2010

Review of IR35 is in: Quelle surprise, UK.gov will forge ahead with controversial tax reforms in the private sector


CEST says I am out

Client agrees but doesn’t want to risk is and KPMG advises them to rewrite my new contract so I am inside!!!!!!!!!!

Don't worry, IT contractors. New UK chancellor says HMRC will be gentle pushing IR35 rules


So just been told my contract between my limited company and agency is outside IR35 but the one between my client and the agency is inside. So I am inside.


UK contractors planning 'mass exodus' ahead of IR35 tax clampdown – survey


Re: re: contractors are not prepared to be unfairly treated

I am more concerned about the fact my main contract is with a large multi national and they still haven’t made a decision.

The tool says I am outside. My manager agrees but we have legal, tax, partner management and HR all saying it’s one of the other decision.

I take financial risk, I set my own hours, I decide where I work and my manager doesn’t control me.

If I accept a project within the contract that has 20 days PM time at £500 a day I get paid £10,000 at the end. If it takes me 25 days I still get £10,000.

Contractors welcome Lords inquiry into IR35 before tax reforms hit private sector but fear it's 'too little, too late'


Re: Indeed...

I have two main issues

First, CEST clearly puts me outside IR35. I take a financial risk and the end client doesn’t control my work. However, I suspect the end client will end up just blanked deciding I am inside

Second, worse actually is that they still haven’t advised us if we are inside or out so we can’t do any realistic planning. I am assuming the worst.

Apple in XS new sensation: Latest iPhone carries XS-sive price tag


Head phone socket

My iPhone 6s is going to need a new battery again soon. Until this phone. Upgraded each time the S version came out but loss of socket means no upgrade path.

Apple leaks rekindle some hope for iPhone 'supercycle' this year


My 6s will keep being my phone

Until either

1 lighting headphones drop to £20 mark


2 headphone socket comes back


3 it dies completely

I tried android and found it difficult - 7 years of iPhone and iPad use is probably to blame

Huawei P20: Snappish snaps, but for £200 less than Pro, it’s Notch bad


What phone to get

My iPhone 6s battery now lasts half a day. The phone is over two years old but I can’t find a replacement. I just want a decent smart phone that I can run Skype, boxer, Facebook, eBay, no games reasonable camera but must have headphone socket.

Guess I am going to end up with an Android but my one android phone I have had was far too frustrating.

Supercycle to su-'meh'-cycle: Apple iPhone warehouses heave with unsold Notches


Re: iPhone 6 user here

I have 6S and keep thinking about an upgrade but headphone socket is a key feature I won’t do without unless lightning headphones drop to £20 or less without mic

London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline


Dodged the bullet

I was interviewed some time ago by Microsoft to head the program to rollout the new Windows environment for the Met.

I didn't get the job - don't think I was going to take it anyway but think I dodged a bullet

Got a Fitbit? Thought you were achieving your goals? Better read this


That's not actually true

Some people can have a lower natural HR not caused by a medical condition. The resting HR has a normal distribution with a mean of around 60 for a normal person. So some people can have resting HR of 50 or even lower without either being extremely fit or a medical condition.

I have a resting HR of 48. I do run recreationally - park run 27 min - 20k total a week 90ish KG

I do own a Fitbit with HR and resting it is quite accurate exercising less so but I do find its stairs count to be particularly problematic. Often when I run on the flat down by the canal it logs 30odd flights of stairs.

Finally when I do run I can sustain a Fitbit HR above 160 for an hour on a 10k. Again had this checked out and yes my HR really does do that again not normal

Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW


Re: shell choices

on one rollout I managed we had 16 users in Germany complain that the start button was the wrong shape after moving from XP to 7

I've got 99 problems, but a Facebook boycott ain't one


I had an account and ignored it for about four years. Then I found some groups that I was interested and ended up spending hours on the bloody thing. Has a holiday this summer with no tech and have now got rid of the iphone and facebook. Much happier

Ancient telly, check. Sonos sound system, check. OMG WOAH


I have to admit I thought it was over priced and still do but I have spent the money and love my Sono's kit.

The flexibility and functionality are great. It finally managed to convince my wife to put the CD's in the attic. I put my 3 in the kitchen for a family get together then wasn't allowed to take it back to my office :) Had to buy another one

Dell thuds down low-cost lap workstation for cheap frugal creatives or engineers


Re: What's the point?

Sorry, this product "Q656961" is no longer available.

HP 255 AMD Quad-Core A4-5000 / 15.6 IN / 4GB / 500GB / DVDRW / Windows 8 / Laptop / Notebook PC

HP 255 AMD Quad-Core A4-5000 / 15.6 IN / 4GB / 500GB / DVDRW / Windows 8 / Laptop / Notebook PC

Product Category: Laptops

Misco No.: Q656961

Manufacturer/No: HP / F0X90EA#ABU

iPhone 5 a no-show at Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event


I see no point upgrading from my iphone 3gs. In fact I would move to another manufacture if my car didn't only have iphone connectivity. I will have to wait for my next car upgrade. I just don't like the iphone 4 shape

Amazon takes Kindle to the UK


Where has the Asus PR-900 got too

The ebook reader I am waiting for is the Asus PR-900 but it still doesn't seem to have a release date. If the DX was avliable now in the UK I might just cut my losses and buy one.


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