Will somebody end up in the dock?
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Will somebody end up in the dock?
The government believes that it can pull an average of 20 thousand pounds per individual contractor? That sounds like one hell of a tax bite. Is there that much money to be had, or will the contractors simply be run out of business?
a. "[our] small dictionary."
b. Then you trust their reassurance? Why?
With a modern system-integrator payments system? That part should work fine.
Dammit, now I'm going to be humming "I've got Trump-Pence, jolly, jolly Trump-Pence" for the rest of the afternoon.
Letting the interior designers dictate the computer platform? Are you working for Sir Steve Bong?
I can almost see the expression "Agile Desking"; the best desk is to the most agile. Will the insurers allow you to vault over desks to demonstrate your agility?
Some years ago there was a lawsuit in the US, arising from fiddling with the brand markings of sports shoes. As I recall it, somebody under contract with one of the big manufacturers was wearing shoes made by another, then fiddling them to look like the first one's. I think that it was the second manufacturer that sued.
As for me, neither Apple nor Dell is offering me endorsement money to be soon in public with its goods. Until that happens, I'll use what I use.
You have a) an agile evangelist, and b) a barrel.
a. In what coin is Mr. O'Shea bought and sold for saying less bad things about Clinton? Register up-votes? As far as I know those aren't good at the supermarket.
b. Are we to infer that in 1972 you voted for George McGovern as the more honest, and therefore more conservative candidate?
A quick browse to Newman's Idea of a University at Gutenberg.org, followed by a ctrl-f, turns up 'an abstract love', an 'intimate conviction', 'an "English Gentleman"'. One usually hears of Newman as a master of English prose.
As for beginning a sentence with 'An', it sounds to me as if you are thinking of the rule proposed against beginning a sentence with 'And'. As a general guideline it may be good, but better writers than those of the style books begin sentences with 'And', as for example in Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address: 'And the war came'.
Sir Jony ive? If he has been trademarked by Apple, shouldn't that be Sir Jony iVe?
Perhaps you meant "large following".
Generally speaking it's folks on the left (as measured in American terms) who speak of moving to Canada. I'm not sure where the Breitbarters have it in mind to go.
Was anyone else astonished by the discovery that a resident of Kansas had a car with Kansas tags in his driveway? Was any American amazed to learn that there was a football field nearby?
If you had my address, you could learn when we bought the house we now live in and how much we paid for it. That I think is the case in most US jurisdictions; I know that one can look up real estate purchase in Maryland also. Hell, if you had my name, you could look up my salary, for reasons having to do with a particular federal law.
"Because they stopped at their peek."
Or because you were 17 when you encountered Abba or 14 when you encountered Elvis. In all the kerfluffle over Star Wars|Trek and Ghostbusters, it strikes me that for many a disgruntled moviegoer there is one essential thing missing: himself at 12 or 15 or whatever the optimal age is for watching.
"That’s OK if this was a training course, but if it’s meant to be training data science professionals, why not teach generic (or standard) SQL?"
As the late great Admiral Hopper said, the best thing about standards is that there's so many of them. I can imagine that it would be a useful exercise to have students design a set of queries that would work across multiple databases. But if you are going to touch on stored procedures and triggers, and I think you should, then I don't know what standard means.
By gum, it's great that we have a horny-handed son of toil to vindicate the folks in flyover country. Remind me where Mr. Trump was raised and schooled--western Nebraska and Montana School of Mines?
Economics, I can't say. As for philosophers and politics, the track record was never great, was it? Plato went off to advice a Silician tyrant and ended up in jail. Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great, and then, some said, connived in his poisoning.
Is Tenafly, New Jersey, the new on-shore spot for hiding money? Imagine the movie PR: "Tenafly: the clothes and hair aren't as cool as in Superfly, but there's lots more money."
As in Toyota, or as in Yugo?
It sounds to me as if IBM has figured out how not to have loyal employees to give stuff to.
Might I suggest a Brass Balls award to replace that Bronze Lion in the trophy case?
I no longer have a copy of the novels around the office, but I think that the madeleine was accompanied by a lime-blossom tea, and that a relative offered the tea when the narrator turned up feeling under the weather. But it has been a long time since I read the book.
For a long time I used to go to bed early. It helped me missed bogus "science" coverage on the nightly news.
There are confirmation hearings for cabinet-level and some sub-cabinet appointees, but there are no such things for elected officials.
Clinton needs Warren on the ticket as much as Trump needs hair advice from Boris Johnson.
My experience in working for a US government contractor some years ago suggested that the government has excellent rules for getting a good deal on shovels, screwdrivers, and manual typewriters; applied to something changing at the rate of computer technology, they more or less guaranteed the purchase of obsolescent equipment.
Is there a comma missing, or is this a new trend that I have missed?
I can see the point of such a law--do you want that bottle of single-malt Scotch topped up with moonshine from around back? However, the element of deception seems to be missing if one is serving vodka with pickle juice in it.
"Britain is the least racist country in the world (No one berated my Dad for not singing the National Anthem - whereas in the USA, immigrants have to wrap themselves in the flag and sing louder than anyone else."
I don't remotely begin to understand this. Immigrants to the US are of all complexions and backgrounds, and except at brief periods of hysteria feel chiefly internal pressure to conform. The US is anything but a post-racial paradise. But how many cabinet members--of serious departments--of color have British governments had over the last thirty years?
"the frightful inferiority complex of the English intellectual"
I gather this is purely in respect to the continent. Americans who pay attention to the matter would rejoice to see modesty in the English intellectuals we meet, let alone an inferiority complex.
What does it mean "to support the app launch in concept only"?
Condolences to family and colleagues.
In the words of Groucho, he should drill a hole in himself and let the SAP run out.
"Perhaps more to the point, unless you're on LinkedIn, with a well-crafted and carefully curated profile, you're a nobody. You don't exist."
And here I thought it was the gray hair, fat, and wrinkles that made me invisible to women.
Also, does a "curated" profile have something to do with junior clergy? I am acquainted with a few such, but they are not among the people who keep pestering me to connect with them on LinkedIn.
I did not write, nor do I think, that the US political situation is satisfactory. I did say that the pace of political change in the US seems to me to be quite slow, with governing coalitions often having a lifespan around a third of a century--which means that it is about the time you'd expect the coalition identified with Reagan to be falling apart. The Republican Party seems to have no ideas beyond being even more like Reagan. The Democratic Party thinks that another Clinton is just what we need. Perhaps things will change as we Boomers disappear.
"which is the key factor in the political instability we have experienced in the U.S."
Political instability, meaning what, and over what period? The US seems to me to change its politics at a pace somewhere between glacial and geological. If on the other hand he is referring to the rise (for now) of Donald Trump, I'm not sure how much dark money has to do with that.
Is it the stress of the referendum, or perhaps a failure of the Colombian refreshments, that has cost SB his exclamation points?
No doubt his work is a cult classic.
It strikes me that maybe Eric Raymond meant to say, "With enough eyeballs, all arguments are shallow."
"enjoined the battle". If you can stop a battle with an injunction, why not call your lawyer?
I'm used to this sort of article explaining to me that DevOps is in fact a panacea. That is, it has more or less random anecdotes (COBOL guys quitting), sweeping unsupported assertions, and a tin ear for language.
"There is a way that Prince can work with Agile, said the evangelist: either the Prince methodology can change or project managers can become a rare breed and can become scrum-masters,” says Harris.
How does one become a rare breed? Refuse to reproduce? But I do like
"drift back to Waterfall"--a staple of many cartoons, no?
"waterfall clinging on tenaciously". S'ok, the spring thaw will take care of that.
"show by example". (Well, OK, that is said to have been uttered by a "business guy".)
agile antibodies in the permafrost.
Sounds good. But it seems to me from a Register story earlier in the week that Cisco got burned but good via engineers. In that case, to be sure, it wasn't money that was stolen, though Cisco may have wished it was.
The Japanese Navy, when the US was reading its signals, or the Wehrmacht when Bletchley Park was doing its magic?
Given the high bar for libel suits under US law, I'm not sure I see the need.
Yesterday's newspaper said that Link had withdrawn the amendment.
Why should the database run on Linux just because the web server does? Some years ago I set up a (trivial) WSGI package on a Linux box that talked to a SQL Server database using FreeTDS. For what it did, it worked nicely.
The former football player runs a barbecue catering company. How could The Register have missed this?
I change my LinkedIn password frequently, because I forget it so often. As for the email, there isn't much I can do but rely on the spam filter.
It seems implausible to me that Trump could be elected. (Of course, it seemed implausible to me that he could be the nominee-apparent, and there he is.)
There is a great ambiguity in tech employment. On the one hand there are the H1Bs who are designing chips at (let's say) Intel or MIPS, and who have genuinely rare tech skills. On the other hand, there are the H1Bs who are doing basic CRUD or such work, and whose skills are not rare at all--it's just possible to pay them a bit less and control them more than the local talent. Do you really think that the replacements at Disney all graduated at the top of their class from IIT or ETH?
The rules went by classroom. Perhaps the USMA allowed students to select the econ section according to preference, but that doesn't sound like a) the USMA or b) a randomized trial.