53 posts • joined Thursday 21st July 2011 13:10 GMT
What's not to like?
I have been contracting since 1998 and I have never been out of contract. I started as a Ltd and then used Umbrella schemes for a while. The first Umbrella scheme I used started to sound very dodgy and was making late payments so I quit and worked under a different one which could not have been easier. Since I started my latest contract 2 years ago I have reverted back to being a Ltd company. It took 20 minutes to set up the company. About the same to sort out liability insurance (I used this neat tool called 'the Internet' to do both) and about half a day to sort out a business bank account. I use SJD accountancy who basically ask me to keep a spreadsheet of my expenditure and income. I send them a copy each quarter and they send me emails periodically telling me to pay X amount VAT, tax etc. Piece of piss.
I don't get involved in office politics, I don't have objectives or have end of year reviews. I don't have to attend company presentations. I just get on with my work. If the contract I am working on comes to an end or I start to find the work boring I thank the client, work my notice and part on good terms. Next!
What's not to like.
Re: I would love to know how I ended up with four thumbs down
Not based upon my personal experience it wasn't ;-)
Re: Alternating Succuess
I would love to know how I ended up with four thumbs down and counting when all the replies that basically agreed with me got thumbs up!
Anyway it is Pint o'clock now so all is well.
Windows 3.x - Good
Windows 95 - hmm
Windows NT - Good
Windows 98 - hmmm
Windows ME - WTF!
Windows XP - Good
Windows Vista - pants
Windows 7 - Good
Windows 8 - pants
Windows 9 - ..........
Lester look out
Judging by your latest report on your quid a day diet and the state of your bowels it seems you may be in possession of an AMD - an Arse of Mass Destruction!
So in order...
For the initial test you must insert First Blood
For a second opinion, First Blood part II
I'll be in the bar.
Please don't ruin it
If one of the 'big players' does take it over please don't ruin it - look what they did to Skype. At the moment it is simple to use and there is no fluff, adverts or any other distractions. Just a nice clean way to send messages and pictures to an individual or group.
That is all
There is no such thing as a free meal!
They will be charging you to use the loos next.
Re: A tenner a month for...
I used to have a Sky subscription but got rid of it because I found that most of the time I was watching channels which were 'free to air' anyway.
The BBC does appeal to me and as I stated it is only a tenner a month. The rest of the time I watch films on DVD and if there really is an American series that I must see I can always buy it on DVD for less than one month's Sky subscription.
Just run the stats through SimCity and see what the outcome is...
a. Eat bacon sarnies, kebabs, steaks and drink beer, wine and spirits then go out with a bang early with smile on my face knowing I have lived my life to the full.
b. Eat nuts and berries and drink spring water and live until I am 100 after having suffered dementia for the last 20 years of my life until one day the staff at the home find me dead in a puddle of my own piss.
I, like possibly millions of other people, had never heard of Geico until now.......
Re: What's that in square fettuccine? And who owns the patent on the file format?
At last! I have always thought it was me being the odd one out. I too think the intuitive way to drag these images should be the reverse of what seems to be the norm - there are certainly enough comments to suggest we are in the majority.
Anyway - What a great photo!
Somebody needs to inform the Royal Academy of Engineering that the Space Shuttle is very unlikely to be affected these days ;-)
Comet had already gone bust!
I'll close it quietly behind me.
Look inside a smokers PC - All the above but welded to the components with tar.
Which OS to use?
Suerly if the end game is to build a test lab, then you will need to install an OS appropriate to what you are testing. Depending on what you are testing, this could be all Linux (various flavours), all Windows or in most cases a mixture. In my experience (20+ years) - a corporate network is Windows based, webfarms are Linux, Databases are MSSQL if you are using relatively small amounts of data and Oracle if you are using more.
Linux is also the weapon of choice when it comes to firewalls and proxys.
Like somebody has already mentioned - WIndows is used in corporate environments because it is easy to install, use and maintain. There are a lot of people out there who know it and therefore it is relatively cheap for compainies to hire people to maintain it.
Re: well thats a surprise
Totally agree with you. I used WMC for years. I found it to be a nice, fast interface that had the advantage of linking seamlessly with my music collection and picture archive. One day my media pc died and in a moment of madness I thought I would try a Humax Foxsat HDR (as every review I read said how good it was). What a piece of crap! It is so slow I don't know how people put up with it. The menus and EPG are a nightmare to use. This is supposed to be the best commercial unit out there which makes me wonder how bad the rest are. As soon as I have time I will be building a new WMC and going back to a nice, slick viewing experience.
lets call the the root nodules
eyeSpuds and sit back and wait for the lawsuit
Why Oh Why Oh
did they not call it Coverage enHancing In Plane System CHIPS?
Re: Prior Use
I assume the Met Office will have to come up with a new term for the weather phenomenon associated with thunderstorms now!
Boot time and menu speed
I hope to God that this unit boots quicker than my current Humax Foxsat HDR. I am not exagerating when I say it takes a good minute from power on to actually being able to get to the EPG.
Then once there everything seems slow and clunky.
Re: Silly Con Valley reporting in ...
Ah the English language is a wonderful thing!
When you clever chaps invented the device that you call a 'rowter' you decided to call it a router - because it routes packets. Route is pronounced 'root' - it is from the French word 'Route' which means route/road/pathway etc.
As you correctly point out though - Beer.
Does this mean John Ratzenberger will be voicing some of the characters - like he does in every other Disney film made in the last 10 years?
It think the Reg need to do a readers poll:-
Every time you see a headline mentioning Wales and Wiki do you
A: Think 'Ah this must be referring to that chubby Steve Jobs lookalike'
B: Think 'What the hell are the Welsh complaining about now!'
Re: the book is largely a poker game
I stand corrected!
I meant a card game - Honest. I was so busy admiring the lady's neckline that I failed to notice what game we are playing ;-)
Re: I really want to like the Daniel Craig films
Casino Royale (Daniel Craig) is an hour long poker game because the book is largely a poker game. I admit that is a lot of time to be sat there watching some people stare at each other (even Bond and Le Chiffre kept dashing off to change their shirts and restart their hearts etc) but a necessary part of the plot.
Fleming describes Bond as a damaged, detached killer. I think DC has portrayed this well and the directors are giving us fans all the gadgets, action and beautiful women that we expect.
As for Quantam of Solace - WTF
As they say in America
Funny - Period!
Most of them
Windows 8 doesn't look like a business desktop. Everyone knows the XP desktop and would not find Windows 7 a massive leap forward. Most of our users have just been 'upgraded' to Office 2010 form 2003 and you should hear the trouble that has caused - mostly 'Where the fuck have all the buttons gone?'
Eventually, after a few years of people using iPads, tablets, iphones and smartphones, I'm sure businesses will be ready for the Metro interface. Just not yet.
Learn from PARIS
The team sponsored by RedBull are spending all day fannying about waiting for zero wind so that they can get the balloon inflated.
I seem to remember that when PARIS was launched, the team sponsored by whatever guest ale was available assembled in a layby and a bunch of slightly hung over blokes (one of whom was smoking a cigarette) were struggling to inflate their balloon in quite windy conditions.
Once launched they waited until the balloon popped and then all jumped in their cars and drove around Spain for a bit until they eventually found PARIS in amongst some trees.
They are rolling the balloon out now. Preparing for launch!
Re: Not really a ‘car’, is it?
The word car comes from carriage - a horse drawn vehicle with wheels. The definition of car does not mean the wheels have to be driven by the engine. Just a thought.
Re: Wing Commander.
Yes he is a Wing Commander
Proud to be British
I say chaps - l've swung it with the Wing Commander to 'borrow' one of the engines from his kite. Why don't we strap it to tricycle and fit an extra rocket for a bit more oomph and see how fast we can make it go?
Brilliant - I can just see them all stood there as he taps his pipe out on the side of the cockpit before getting in, drinking a livener from a silver flask and setting off on this Jolly whiz.
There will be somewhere a black labrador waiting patiently for his master to return.
As these restaurants are self service why pay a service charge?
Ok so the email got past the filter on the perimeter and in to someones mailbox. What the article does not say is how the malicious email was then identified. This sounds like a massive media storm over nothing.
I suspect the computer running the mail client that the email was delivered to picked this one up or that the end user recognised it as suspicious. Either way the system worked. This is why there are layers of defense on networks; the first layer won't always pick up a problem.
As to why the PC was connected to the Internet. I suspect it wasn't on such a sensitive part of the network as the article suggests - probably just an office machine.
Re: Adds on mobiles?
Start angry birds with the phone in Flight mode - No Adverts - Woo Hoo!
Re: Spelling - See me!
Do you mean a metric litre?
Spelling - See me!
What is a Liter?
No matter how long it takes to get to the destination planet make sure you are NOT in the advance party to be beamed down there - it will end badly for you!
Very nice but what have they actually done with it? How fast is it?
Apply this logic to cars
If we apply Apple's logic to cars then everyone owes Mercedes Benz a lot of money for building motor cars with four wheels, a steering wheel, seats, an engine etc.
Inhumane but they deserve it....
How about making them watch an endless loop of the Un-necessarilly long pause between 'And the winner is......' and the anouncement. If the video could contain a close up of the orange presenter with expression that says 'I am about to anounce the exact date of armageddon' so much the better. Be sure to include the 'fake smile through the tears' of the loser informing everyone 'you haven't seen the last of me'
I'm sure the convict would rip out their own eyeballs and stuff them in their ears so that they could no longer see or hear the above!
Please stop using the photo of the girl with the large **CENSORED**
I always fall for it and end up in some boring story about bored teenagers trying to save the world by breaking in to websites!
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