Have you heard of a search engine called "Google" ?
277 posts • joined 8 Mar 2013
Dev events, Free beer and Pizza
Been to a fair few events at Sky Scanner offices in Glasgow and is a tech hub of excellence where they sponsor events such as a very good docker series. Lets hope they firmly remain in the UK.
Doctors in the UK are already using a WikiMD as the basis for their consults. This has been mentioned in the reg already.
would not mind at all getting my sticky little mitts on a 1024 core board.
I was working at an insurance company where they have a policy for a gentleman in the army called "Major Hazard" .
Will it be know as Joy Division internally
Cos that would be cool
Rise of the machines
It does worry me slightly that in the near future that their will be no human taxi drivers, I'll miss the complete right wing bull shite that is provided a free service.
Trumps next speech
Oh hum never a dull day at cern, now we know what they do when its broke.
Re: paywall on linked article
I HATE pay walls on research data, it should be make illegal as its generally the public paying for the research in the first place....gggrrrrrrr
Drones for UK that can't land in the Wet
Sounds like some missing non functional requirements to me.
Sounds good to me
If you a bunch of data you want to process over a couple of weeks then this looks idea.
Funded art project to highlight the blight of wildlife
So you an Employee not a contract
In that case you can write to all your past contracts and demand holiday pay, pension and other rights that you never got.
It will only be a matter of time that some take UK gov to court demanding this for a UK gov project.
Ayrshire is NOT Glasgow
Get a map and use it
What was the delay fixing all those comments
Because budly spilled comments nver rake it in 2 ode.
Least She lived to tell the tale
There have been a fair few deaths this winter in the Scottish Mountain with some very experienced climbers will all the right gear. The mountains up here are brutal and can show in July and August and are very dangerous. She is very lucky she was found and helped with climbers putting their own lives at risk.
I use me as the themostat
If I'm too hot turn it off
If I'm too cold turn it on
I only use the actual boiler timer sometimes between Oct -- Apr.
this huge extra light that fades befor you get the normal explosion.”
Normal supernova explosion!
Very Old DEC Alpha
I worked for an insurance company who had an old big Blue DEC Alpha box, it was so old it didn't even have a compaq badge on it. It running an ancient insurance system that was running for at least 20 years and it survived 4 buyouts and 4 office moves. It was always going to get replaced but never did. It came to the top of the "Risk Register" and something had to be done, but it still had live policies on it and couldn't be scrapped.
So a backup box was sourced in case the original box died and we could switch. The "new box" turned up and it was dead. I being the oldest was asked to look at it, I calmly walked up and kicked it where it promptly sprang into life and booted with a look of wonder and horror from the support guys (I was a dev). Cue power down, strip and check all the connectors,
Google has made NOTHING from Java
It have made a lot from other peoples Java Apps though.
Why Buy Intel Chips
Really why buy and intel chip when you can License an AMD for pennies and you can customise that chip as well to exactly meet your needs. Intel has to get over sell things and instead get it head round selling IP.
They want to get into IoT, first sell or give aways a $3 board like a Raspberry PI and provide REAL tooling for free for that board, that also mean tooling like Tina, development environments, OS and lots of other stuff. It will NOT take 18mths it will take years and will be a long slog.
Who owns Wiki, Who own the copyright
Who owns the copyright if its freely updated by the "man in the street" , can some just come along and port it to a free wiki ?
It all about Tax you fools
Watch the Tax on booze rise and rise,
"we're doing this for you know, more Tax and you'll spend less on booze"
Which has not worked for very well for Norway or other countries.
Only sneak in when its very windy
or wear a classic mex bandit hat.
Major Tim blasts off
oh if only he was called "Major Tom"
If you are going eh... then your likely too young or don't pay attention very much
Major Fail at the core secret part
Maybe he'll be better making license plates.
It a not a Man
Its a State, maybe a grey bear.
I remember Windows 1.0
I saw it and thought "This will never catch on" Which I was very wrong on.
The was a better alternative called Gem which never really took off.
you also never mentioned Windows-95 which was a a good OS.
Cool!! I can buy 100 business cards for £5
I'm sure its a bit more complex than just having the card
Diet Coke adverts which objectify men for women are ok?
This old chestnut
This has been attempted before and it is a rather silly idea. I remember they even restricted to 128bit for a while.
In the 1990s they even band books on "hacking" so no one could protect or test their own networks.
Look Kinda Scary I would need the bar
I'm sure it would be a fantastic experience, but gliding down to earth from 100K feet with a parachute I would need a lot of strong liquid courage.
Is that REAL bacon or FAKE bacon
What I mean is old handcured bacon just as bad for you as the new injected plastic bacon that we so often get in our modern shops.
I'd really like to know!
It happened to me
I got made redundant a few years ago from an Fin services company,I was told "We don't need a Developer anymore". I saw it coming for a long time and was the last of the 10 programmers since we got bought over. I was nice they were nice (mostly) I went through the wrung and was in a new job with 10% uplift within two weeks.
I was fairly friendly with the IT support bod who was doing basic maintenance on my code after I left.
I answered his first couple of queries and then figured out I was not an unpaid consultant.
So from that moment on the only answer I ever gave was : "You don't need a Developer anymore, remember "
I think PMs already use a secret language that means nothing to nobody, not even each other most of the time,
Re: If they really want to create an evil laptop
Apple logo ?
The whole point of this is to retro fit a MVC pattern into a model that didn't support it natively and what you got was load everything even if you don't need it.
Maybe the old classic ASP model of everything inline was not such a bad idea after all.
All customer data input should be done under https or it is considered to be breach and I mean anything personal about the customer.
So if you log in and say plan a journey then that journey is considered to be personal data.
One customer and One Employee
A black-hack taxi driver has one employee (OK wife might be on the payroll), but he has lots of customers i.e. arm waving punters and he sets his own hours and terms of work.
An IT contractor has one customer and one employee at a specified location which is specified by the customer. Customer says you must work here between these core hours and I will direct your work. That is the difference (OK it is.can-be a bit more complex).
As far as the HMRC is concerned you have Zero contract hours employees being IT workers who A) Don't pay a lot (read enough) Tax/NI and B) The employer doesn't pay NI for.
Fat people are just less fussy of what they put in their holes.
Next they will suggest that beer should be served in half pints. What are we hobbits!!
Re: Not surprising
<quote>Moron. He could have gone on an excursion to Ukraine instead. You can buy anything around those parts, up to a howitzer if you pay cash.</quote>
So credit cards are fine for small arms them?
His failure was not being an MP
They can get away with anything here in blighty
See what happens when
...You do find the droids your looking for.
More Space Junk
Its getting fairly busy up there with piles of useless junk spinning around.
That's not very good.
Rebrand eh what...???
Not really sure if most people would notice unless they pointed it out.
Not £100 for 1TB Yet!
That's what will convince me to upgrade my laptop. I am prepared to wait.
"outside of the London area".
Offshore more likely
Well the they have a StarGate and some cool alien tech.