* Posts by OurManInX

11 posts • joined 18 Sep 2014

Sir John Redwood backs IR35 campaign, notes review would have to start 'immediately' before new off-payroll working rules kick in


John Redwood

If he is for it, I am against it. Doesn't matter what it is. That guy is always wrong

Who loves Brexit? Irish distributors ... after their sales jump by a third


They haven't started winning yet - lots more winning to come

Ouch. Reinstalling Windows 10 again? By 2020, a 'cloud download' may be all you need


Re: "download a pristine copy of the OS from Microsoft's cloud servers"

if you are getting lots of windows crash and burns then you are doing something wrong.

Stable. as. a. Rock.

England just not windy enough for wind farms, admits renewables boss

Big Brother

Re: selective use of facts

"...an industry shill? Really?"

Read the article, read the article it came from. Can only see that the quotes are so selective as to indicate an attempt to edit reality. What other reason would the writer have to do this?


Re: Nuclear

Please ensure when you agree to this that the company doing it factors in costs of clean up and puts the money needed aside in escrow before they start so if (when) they go bust we can use it


selective use of facts

He said basically that all the best onshore locations are used up, but offshore is still viable.

He also said (actually said because it is in quotes):

“We are now the cheapest form of new generation in Britain,” Mr McNeal said. “If plants can be built in places where people don’t object to them and if, as a result of that, over their whole lifetime the net impact on consumers against the alternatives is beneficial, I need to persuade people we should be doing that.”

The Reg writer is just an industry shill.

German Govt mulls security standards for SOHOpeless routers

Big Brother

ISP lock

Will they also stop ISP (Kabel-BW I'm looking at you) from disabling the update firmware options in their provided routers?

UK.gov biz dept: Youth apprentice? Get a degree while you're hired


About time

Just like in Germany - 3 year degree, 8 hours a day, 6 months a year - the other 6 months at place of work doing apprenticeship.

Result1, staff with degrees and understanding of the company, that you have trained and understand. Those who fail you don't have to keep. Generally paid €900 per month.

Result2, Companies get the degrees/training they want

Problem1, see Result2

Trickle-down economics works: SpaceShipTwo is a prime example


Re: Reel 'em in

Funny, that's what I think of Worstall articles - that is why they are here on a technology site.

Looking for a job in Europe? Experienced IT staff needed in UK, Italy and Germany


Outsourcing training and education

"Fifty-one per cent of CIOs said recent graduates needed additional training in business and interpersonal skills", and it was not their job to provide any, I mean why should they invest in their own work force

iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER


Re: If only it were really a parody...

I skipped through the Fry piece. At first I laughed at what looked like brazen trolling of the anti Apple crowd.

Then it became obvious that he meant it, and I had to shed a tear to see even the supposed cleverest among us brought to prostituting themselves at the altar of shiny .


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