* Posts by hplasm

4231 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

HMRC's IR35 tweaks have 90% of UK's IT contractors up in arms

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Re: Why only IT?

What, only tax stupid people*?

Should have said- Stop extra-taxing smart people**

*Some might say only stupid people pay tax... usually smart, expensive accountants.

**HMRC seem to make the distinction. A contract plumber, accountant or ball-kicker isn't subject to IR35, but 'Because IT' seems to be a magic 'Pay More' reason. The same Tax-Reduction methods are available to all (Dividends, etc) but only IT workers have to jump though the hoops.

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Why only IT?

How about MPs, footballers, etc. Lots more juicy tax there.

Stop taxing smart people.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: This design needs a dictator

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Re: Windows Version Numbers

"And nobody asks about Windows, we just like to break 'em."

In Soviet Redmond, Windows breaks itself.

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Jovian moon Io loses its atmosphere every day

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By Jove!

It's cold out, Io!

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Microsoft takes five months to replace broken patch

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Re: This is why Windows is no longer viable.

"Meanwhile, I can't recommend"- installing windows 10 SAAS-lite

That was what was said, not dump Windows. Although that is probably best, where and if you can- while you can.

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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Re: Bashing a machine with a spinning disk in it is definitely not a good cause of action

"Yeah, but bashing a Windows machine with a spinning disc is highly cathartic..."

Particularly if you use Hypno-disc!

http://robotwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hypno-Disc

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Bla bla bla

"...They don't need it, there's no point, hard drives are fast enough with enough cache that it doesn't make any performance difference...."

You are a Windows Kernel Developer and I claim my Five Pounds.

Also: Whoosh!

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Re: Don't care!

"Well whoop de shit for you...."

Another satisfied MS user said today.

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Well done for trying to find the good points of Win10.

Pity they are so few, if any.

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Sky fibre down at breakfast-time across the nation

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Re: Och aye, but...

"London, Manchester, Birmingham, Dudley, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Coventry, Sheffield and Leeds."

Everybody talk about- Pop Music!

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May Box install.

BT- complete.

Sky- underway.

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Windows 10 still free, even the Anniversary Update, if you're crass

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Re: Where is the option...

"Not quite how I'd describe the average AutoCAD user. What you got against engineers?"

Ones that WANT to use Windows? Take their spanners away!

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Floods hit India's IT hubs, wash away some credibility

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Re: what they've outsourced is completely out of their control

Cloud vs Outsource?

When Outsource goes down, something bad is happening somewhere.

When Cloud goes down, something bad is happening Everywhere.

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Microsoft grabs employment guns, aims at British sales units

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Is that a leak-

In the good ship MS?

rats.rats swimming about...

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'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

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Re: "these changes have broad bi-partisan support."

"You're a bujnot"

isn't that an Australian animal?

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My Microsoft Office 365 woes: Constant crashes, malware macros – and settings from Hell

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Re: all those dumb "smart quotes."

"I'm not a frigging novelist, I write code."

Use an editor then, not a WP?

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UK govt to launch a tech creche for military-focused startups

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Giant Airships!

That is all.

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Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update tweaked to stop you disabling app promos

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Re: "PROfessional" or "PROsumer"?

Ballmer said linux was cancer.

It seems that Win10 is Zika, as it causes brain shrinkage.

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They say you get what you pay for.

It seems that MS's new model is 'You get what we want you to pay for.'

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Microsoft axes 2,850 more Windows Phone, sales staff – a week after Justin Timberlake sang on stage for them

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Re: MARKETING

Which explains the shoddy performance!

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Re: Also a name change-

For many, but a decreasing number, Linux is an unknown option.

For many, but an increasing number, MS is a known -to be getting worse- option.

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Also a name change-

From 'WinPho' to 'LosePho'.

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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No milk-?

That is fine (and good) for those forrinn teas! Not for a proppa cuppa.

Apply the teats!

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New US spy satellite in orbit

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Re: Geostationary?

Trumpwatch- just in case...

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Cyberpunks might not be crooks but they're really very rude

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El Eg

The larval form of El Regg?

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Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions

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Re: Welcome to the brave new world of SAAS

"That already happens..." if you have a VW.

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Re: Bah!

I'd go with Umbongo- they use it in the Congo....

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

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Need I say anything...?

"...my love of playing organ music and giving my gift back to God"

Ohhh God!!

fnarr!!

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Microsoft stops to smell the roses, creates the Shazam of flowers

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Worth it-

To hear Cortana sing- "Daisy, Daiiisyyy...give...mee...youuurrr..aaaannnsseerrrr,,doooooo....."

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The very latest on the DNC email conspiracy. Which conspiracy? All of them, of course!

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Re: Enjoyed it

Also +1 Intenet for the term 'goat rodeo'.

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Alleged hacker Lauri Love will learn his fate in September, says judge

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Re: WTF?

"So, a "medical" history in which he admits he is just completely unable to act in a sociably-acceptable manner? Great, let him plead insanity and lock him in a padded room for the rest of his life"

So Mr Pot- you want a cellmate? Meet Mr Kettle.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

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Oh and where has safe mode gone ?

It's not safe- not secure.

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Re: yes i saw the icon, but still

"I think you need to recalibrate your notions of slavery."

When MS recalibrate their notions of 'upgrading'...

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Re: Why has there never been a reasonably priced upgrade path from Home to Pro?

Or get a pimp?

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Re: Just like to say . . . .

"You're not supposed to eat it!"

A million bluebottles can't be wrong...

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I don't like Mondays, Pokemon, Twitter or Facebook – Sir Bob Geldof

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Angry young man

becomes moaning old fart.

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Microsoft ordered to fix 'excessively intrusive, insecure' Windows 10

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"...it's the tools part which isn't working as well."

That's because the tools are in charge.

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Microsoft tweaks TCP stack in Windows Server and Windows 10

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Re: Took their time

Microsoft Networking. Two words that do not ever belong together.

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Web meltdown: BT feels heat from angry punters

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That was the dream...

Profit!!

That's the reality...

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Africa's MeerKAT looks at the sky, surprises boffins with 1,300 galaxies

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Re: Universe, life and everything

"I don't need drugs to enjoy this- just to enhance it!"

Otto.

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Hackers steal millions from ATMs using 'just their smartphones'

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Was it a cellphone-

- or an Atari Portfolio...?

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Debian: s/Chairman/Chair/g

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Re: Debinane

Sadly, Ian has already been chopped.

Pity Systemd can't be chopped.

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One in five consumers upgraded to Win10 for free instead of buying a PC

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Re: Why would they have bought a new PC?

Only a masochist would have installed Windows 8.

FTFY

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It's not our fault we don't hire black people, says Facebook

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Re: Numbers games, surely?

10e6 Internets for you, Sir!

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Graphene is actually self-folding origami, proclaim physicists

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I've seen that picture before-

In the Andromeda Strain.

We are all going to die!

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It's 2016 and Windows lets crims poison your printer drivers

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Re: Software contains bugs

What Microsoft actually said was "This new Windows must be built from the ground-up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.”

Followed by-

"Ah, sod it. Release!"

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The headline-

-is not a surprise...

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You can buy Windows 10 Enterprise E3 access for the price of a coffee

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Re: Cash shortage ?

Masochists will always find the money to get themselves abused. See the fanboi posts above...

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Re: you pay 7 bucks for a coffee?

"Why is it not possible to have a single article...waaaaa."

Said a windows moron.

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Tesla whacks guardrail in Montana, driver blames autopilot

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Easy solution-

"And what makes you think that a radar will see a wooden stake?"

Tie a vampire to the front bumper.

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