Ideas and information. Far more dangerous.
70 posts • joined 29 Oct 2014
A floppy filled with software worth thousands of francs: Techie can't take it, customs won't keep it. What to do?
VS Code acknowledges its elders: Makefile projects get an official extension – and VIM mode is on the backlog
Copy line to the next? Select, Ctrl-c,ctrl-v.
People are used to what they're used to. Sometimes what they're used to is slower compared to modern applications. But having used vi(m) for years, I doubt it's really more effective than modern editors.
Anyway, as a developer, I spend more time thinking than I do typing.
Really smart syntax checking in the editor. That's what I want.
People actually write novels about DevOps – and an author spoke about his take at Dynatrace's Perform event
Severe bug in Libgcrypt – used by GPG and others – is a whole heap of trouble, prompts patch scramble
Signal boost: Secure chat app is wobbly at the moment. Not surprising after gaining 30m+ users in a week, though
That's it. It's over. It's really over. From today, Adobe Flash Player no longer works. We're free. We can just leave
Brexit border-line issues: Would you want to still be 'testing' software designed to stop Kent becoming a massive lorry park come 31 December?
Astronomers get more than they bargained for, as Mars probe InSight's instruments detects solar eclipses
An irritating itch down the back of your neck? Searing midsummer heat? Of course, it can only be SysAdmin Day
Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world
Linux kernel coders propose inclusive terminology coding guidelines, note: 'Arguments about why people should not be offended do not scale'
If the underlying issues prompting this idea were to be resolved, no one would be calling for this change. Therefore, it seems to me to be clearly necessary.
Do Baptists get offended when they visit Geneva and see statues of Calvin who used to drown their ilk? No, because the issues behind that are long resolved.
A fête worse than death: After struggling to connect into SAP's SapphireNow online shindig, we were all 'rewarded' with a Sting concert
ALGOL 60 at 60: The greatest computer language you've never used and grandaddy of the programming family tree
If you don't LARP, you'll cry: Armed fun police swoop to disarm knight-errant spotted patrolling Welsh parkland
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spacecraft with graphene sails powered by starlight and lasers
UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal
As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother
Grab a towel and pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster because The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is 42
I did that twenty years ago. But it's interesting that the same story was around when ir35 was mooted back in 1999/2000.
The difference this time is that the clients have the liability which makes it harder to fight.
The changes to contractors are that those on Ltd companies will need to pay more NI. Including employers out of their fee, as dividends, already under attack, are no longer possible.
So far that puts them on an equal footing with existing umbrella company users.
Where the bite is, is that many contractors work long distances from home for relatively short periods of time.
They will no longer be able to pay the expenses out of pre-tax income, and it is that which will hit clients, as they'll find it much harder to find contractors. This will in turn impact permies, as the clients turn to cheaper options, like folk from India, thus further hastening the demise of British IT experts.
B-but it doesn't get viruses! Not so, Apple fanbois: Mac malware is growing faster than nasties going for Windows
Chemists bitten by Python scripts: How different OSes produced different results during test number-crunching
Unless the type of the returning parameter explicitly specifies the sort order, the sort order of the returned data is undefined.
A very important basic fact.
I am astonished at the number of people who think that an SQL SELECT will return records in the primary key order. In a relational database, the sort order is undefined.
I don’t know, apathetic bloody chemists, I’ve no sympathy at all.
I've made a lot of money out of SAP being a bit crap. I see no need for it to change.
Btw, the clue is in the name of the programming language. ABAP means in German "Allgemeiner Berichts-Aufbereitungs-Prozessor". While this is generally rendered in English as "Advanced Business Application Programming", an alternative would be "Common Report Application Programming". Or CRAP.
What do you do for a living?
I'm a CRAP programmer.
Yes, I think you probably are.
Re: How old is IR35 now
It came in in 2000, but the onus for deciding in or out, and liability for getting it wrong, was on the contractor. Since it became too easy to construct contract and working practices that were outside, it quickly became an irrelevance to savvy contractors with cooperative clients and agencies. Other contractors went into the arms of umbrella companies to avoid the issue altogether, considering the extra tax to be worth the lack of risk. Yet others went into dodgy schemes - that's coming home to roost with the Loan Charge.
A year or so ago, for the public sector the liability was changed to be with the client. Now the government wants to role it out to the private sector.
Re: "finding a vendor who is able to supply hardware that meets the requirements of a trial"
Yes, it is a lot of hot air. Over in abroadland, I'm taking part in a 5G trial. I have at home a 5G router. It is no faster than my fixed line (as fast), is very noisy and runs very hot - hence blowing a lot of hot air.
It's kept switched off.
Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you
When IR35 was first mooted back in 1999, we didn't know whether the client would have the liability or the contractor. However, there was a widespread fear that either way, it would lead to the end of contracting.
I now contract in abroadland. No tax relief on dividend income, so no dodging the NI equivalent. It's still worth contracting for the freedom and the uplifted income which over the years has reduced to around 50% more than a permie position.
One weekend we were doing a system upgrade. I was told I'd be called Saturday to do my task; dropping an index of the general ledger, running some task, reinstating the index.
I didn't get the call.
Sunday at about 8pm, and after a couple of bottles of wine, the call came. I explained the deal was that the call me Saturday. Today is Sunday and I'm pissed.
I think the guy at the other end of phone was maybe a yank, as he persuaded me, eventually, to do my part.
I came within a "confirm y/n" of dropping the table rather than the index..