* Posts by Bigkahuna456

11 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Oct 2015

Large Redmond Collider: CERN reveals plan to shift from Microsoft to open-source code after tenfold license fee hike


Re: Rock, hard place etc.

Oh. and how would we make the move to 64 bit.

Julian Assange jailed for 50 weeks over Ecuador embassy bail-jumping


Re: @Len After 50 weeks

Are you saying that a government has no legitimate information which needs to remain secret e.g. military?

HMRC opens consultation to crack down on off-payroll working in private sector


Re: "Get a better accountant"

How do you know that?

How long was his contract? I've worked in Brussels before (IT Contractor at Nike) Only 2 months so I was unable to rent anywhere therefore had to stay in Hotel's. Some night's I've paid 140.00 per night (not often) but still. Add to that expenses for travel to and from the office, food and drink etc and you will not be far off 170.00. So 170.00 per diem is not unreasonable.

Britain to slash F-35 orders? Erm, no, scoffs Lockheed UK boss


Re: The curse of the F-35.........

Not correct. The carriers were designed to have a magnetic catapult system similar to the system used on the new US carrier the Gerald R Ford. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_R._Ford-class_aircraft_carrier#Electromagnetic_Aircraft_Launch_System

By the time we might take up this option, the issues will have been resolved and the system will have become reliable. Some issues which have occured on the Ford class are not even applicable to QE (electricty generation capacity) as The QE uses a electric propulsion system therefore has power to spare to drive such a launch system.

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


Re: So in summary....

Do you actually vote in the 2011 referendum to change the voting system?

Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook


No idea why you were downvoted, that was as good an explanation of how the tax system works as I could have given and I'm a qualified tax technician.

The law as it stands at the moment is an ass. but it the law.

UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge


It is for instances like these why we need the European court ofHuman rights. This case has not gone there yet becaus ethgis poor individual does not have the means of pursuing his case through that court. but if ever theser was a case of a person being denied his right to a private life and the right to pursue a carreer, this one if it.

New UK trade deals would not compensate for loss of single market membership


Re: Really ....

Sure we can have a steel industry if we reduce the minimum wage to about 3.00 PH because that is the equvalent wage rate paid in China for steel.

FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick


Re: Nothing to hide : Nothing to fear

I know of one police force here in the UK where the wearing of body cams has become mandatory. The effect of this has been a reduction to near zero in complaints about that forces officers. where there is a complaint, the force simply produces the video of the incident or arrest as evidence. In that force, failure to wear your camera and have it working is a serious offence which can lead to dismissal.

Don't touch that PDF or webpage until your Windows PC is patched


Re: As if we still needed reasons...


I have a set of Excel spreadsheets using Extensive VBA code and calling a number of external DLL's. Since upgrading from Office 2003, The application produces exactly the same results, We know this because we use extensive automated testing tools to compare results between versions and to determine correctness. Since Excel 2007 we have not had any issues, last year we changed to Excel 64bit, still no problems.

Actually I prefer UNIX. My first Microsoft operating system on a personally owned system was Win XP, Prior to that I used SCO UNIX, Solaris and later Red Hat so I'm no Microsoft fanboi.

Your gadget batteries endanger planes, says Boeing


Re: Fuck this...

Well I commute on a weekly basis, are you suggesting people commute via cruise ship?