Re: Drop in quality
There is only one way from the bottom.
Or so they think...
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No, he was a permitractor. And people like him are the reason for the reform.
This is the only positive thing about the IR35 reform - it will weed out impostors like him that give contractors bad name.
Unfortunately the ham-fisted approach by HMRC is going to make a lot of collateral damage.
Fingers crossed, once the dust settles, the rest of us will be able to resume providing our services on a flexible and professional basis.
The problem is that IR35 is so ill defined that even HMRC are having trouble explaining it. so they don't even bother. They never provided companies with clear set of unambiguous rules that would allow them to make proper determination of the tax status of the freelancers they employ
Which lead to a situation where the biggest market for freelance work - large corporations are faced with a choice:
A) Accept quantifiable risk of HMRC investigation and tax grab
B) Stop using freelancers at all
Guess which option most of them are going for...
It's not apocalyptic, labour market have seen much bigger upheavals through the years, but there will be significant impact for both clients and freelancers.
HMRC doesn't care either way, they wan their pound of flesh
Only it wasn't true redundancy. The secondary/passive one couldn't take over mid flight if the main failed. It required manual switch over.
In server terms it wasn't a cluster, but a identically configured cold spare sitting powered off at the bottom of the rack, used as a failback while the main is being fixed, or under maintenance etc.
Their latest fudge I guess is trying to run them in parallel for actual HA. Only every engineer understands that you need a 3rd (or any higher odd number) point for arbitration, they haven't learned even the recent lesson of having 2 pitch sensors speak to the MCAS
As with most password managers it allows for copy/past of the password without revealing it on the display. Handy against shoulder surfers in the office etc.
It also handles well concurrent updates to the same DB file and merge of the changes.
Neither of these is an option with just a file. I'm sure there are other advantages to it. Not saying it's the best password manager or anything, just pointing out that it's one of the last remaining non-cloud and completely free options for a decent password manager.
You of course are talking about commercially available software.
Large organisations like NHS thrusts are riddled with custom in-house software that someone wrote/bought donkeys years ago and the original developer is either gone or otherwise incapable of updating the application for Windows 10.
Then there are a host of medical devices that for whatever reason use windows as OS and the hardware is simply incapable of running Windows 10
You know that you can put these chips/SoC in a non-phone envelope right?
This should read as ARM (at least mobile derivation of it) being more powerful than x86
And it's already the case with Apple's A13 that has performance comparable with Intel's Core i5/7 CPUs and has been gaining 10-20% YoY, vs. like 3-5% for Intel's x86 CPUs gimped by legacy architecture way past it's life time.
Russia isn't that important market for Apple, they don't even have Apple store there.
Despite the territorial size of Russia, it's population is slightly higher than Japan (about 140 mil). The low income for large portion of the population is pricing them out of Apple products.
Even if Apple officially pulls out, there will be plenty of sales on the black market and people just buying from abroad during their holiday etc. So the financial loss to Apple will be minimal, while the "moral" gain will be significant.
Now if China decides to pull something like that....
Who the hell uses their app, or their services for that matter. Only an insane person and corporate bean-counters going after the lowest bid would hand Yodel their parcels.
The odd time when I'm due shipment from an above mentioned company i try to keep my interactions to a minimum, tracking the delivery on their website. Really no point in installing their app.
How are they going to fund it? the 3Bn windfall from the the Fujitsu JVs and lawsuits are barely 1/10 of what they need.
The interests on a 27Bn loan for God knows how many years will be crippling for already struggling businesses. There is only so much that streamlining and economy of scale can achieve in terms of savings.
Seems like some C suits are looking for a way to cash in from the transaction and then jump ship.
had hired, past tense. Presumably the service is already paid for as an yearly subscription or contract.
Even if it wasn't and Skurio is out of pocket, if they already had done the work in setting up the monitoring etc. releasing the info to the public is good marketing for them.
I wonder which is faster - Booting up a laptop/phone and starting an e-mail client/application or browsing through 100s of faded paper receipts in a drawer to find the one you are looking for. I somewhat doubt you are using the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
I agree the paper copy should be always available as an option, but make it an opt-in, rather than opt-out similar to how most self-checkouts now ask you if you want a receipt at the end, instead of automatically spewing one, just to remain discarded there or instantly binned.
"National Grid said that just 54 charging stations, placed at appropriate points along the strategic road network, would mean 99 per cent of drivers in England and Wales would be within 50 miles of a charge point.
It estimated that this could be delivered at a cost of £800m but said "investment will be needed by industry and enabled by government"."
So 100 miles round trip with couple of hours wait for the charge, when most EVs have about 200mil range... How moronic do you have to be to even put that proposal forward...
And then to top it off, ask for £15mil per charging station
The "problem" has two parts:
On one hand MS is upping the ante in spam control, simultaneously better protecting their Outlook.com users and highlighting shortcomings with other providers to promote O365
On the other hand mid size e-mail hosting providers have grown complacent and not staying on top of the spam emitted from their networks.
I'm surprised that in this case where it appears only individual IP addresses are being blocked, they haven't redirected the traffic to the servers that are not yet blocked by MS.
I don't understand, why the airports don't employ the same tactic they used to control birds flying around the airport - Having a bunch of guys with shotguns paroling. I know that nowadays it's all humane noise machines, netting etc.
Or just have a couple of drones and go ram the intruder after a dog fight
It's just semantics. It doesn't mean that they will instantly increase their core count by 40% replacing all current servers. What it means that in the future when they have increased demand or compute or do HW refresh they can decommission ~3 racks of Intel CPUs and replace it with only ~2 racks of AMD CPUs a significant saving for both CapEx and OpEx
Bottom line is 40% higher CPU density is a huge deal at large scale and warrants some risk taking.
It all comes down to how much incentive the HP/Dell sales drones have to push AMD over Intel
It has nothing to do with rural or FFTP. The voters he went to meet this time happened to be in a rural area and someone happened to ask a question about Broadband.
Boris being Boris, there are no half measures, when it comes to promises - Why stop at reliable Broadband - Full FTTP in 5 years or bust.
The best hope rural areas have for "reliable" BB is if Telcos are bound to offer full coverage in rural areas as part of the spectrum allocation. FTTP is simply not financially viable outside cities and mid sized towns.
Ignoring all the issues with coverage, contention/congestion etc.
Why even offer data cap? if i'm gonna use 1Gbps speed I will blow through the 100GB cap in like 15min. If I'm not gonna use 1Gbps why pay more for 5G, instead of getting cheaper 3/4G MiFi
And I bet their "unlimited" has fine print about throttling after certain amount of data is used up.
Alexa linked privacy concerns aside (as they are there regardless where Alexa have access to the NHS website or not), what seems to be the problem? It's not like they are linking your NHS number/NI to your Amazon account.
Today: People ask Alexa health related questions and receive answers based on random sources on D'internet
In the future: People ask Alexa health related questions and receive answers based on the NHS knowledge database.
Half of the GPs do exactly that - search the NHS website based on the symptoms you give them.
Never used any of these in "real world", so can't comment on features/usability. But the pricing for on prem offering seem a bit on the high end compared to Slack, and completely out of touch compared to Teams, given that a lot of businesses are already paying the O365 license so Teams is free or close enough.