* Posts by Chaswobler

8 posts • joined 7 May 2013

Non-doms pay 10 times more in income tax than average taxpayer group


The average tax payer pays no tax. Literally, 50% of tax payers pay no tax or in fact are credited from HMRC via tax credits.

So 10xNothing is not really helpful.

SIM crypto cracked by a single text, mobes stuffed with spyware


Java? Again?

UK sitting on top of at least 50 years of shale gas – report


Oil under the south east

Nobody ever mentions the enormous quantities of oil under south east England. I suppose nobody wants nodding donkeys outside Windsor castle.

And yet, we could all be oil barons like JR. Well, not quite as the mineral rights to land in the UK does not work like it does in the US.

Rise of the Machines: How computers took over the stock market


And yet you still get people fat fingering for enormous amounts. This is where they place by or sell orders for the wrong volume or price and add a few too many zero's on the end. This is when manual trading turns bad.

Girls, beer and C++: How to choose the right Comp-Sci degree for you


Just do maths or physics.

When I was at Manchester (then Victoria), the physics guys taught C++ in the comp sci department anyway.

Review: Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock


I have the 27 inch display, the 15 inch Macbook pro retina and a fully loaded Promise array.

I do a lot of dev work, running a number of Linux and Windows VM's, as well as editing fairly large collections in Lightroom. This setup just flies, never feeling slow. A large part I am certain is down to the Thunderbolt. I could not go back, as every other workstation I use just seems to grind.

I am a lucky man.

BBC's Digital Moneypit Initiative known to be 'pile of dung' for years


Time to sell the BBC. Its staffed my a bunch of commies.

VTOL hybrid flying car promises the skies


1 MW. That is a lot of juice.


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