Urgh. That's the worst yoghurt I've ever had.
It's something I never really understood. And it seems to be something that is actually pretty much an US thing. I don't see the same clinging to dress codes over here in Europe.
Interestingly, in the 3 different european countries where I've worked there's always been an employment contract clause about standard of attire. In some places it's loosely enforced, but if it's in the contract, people need to intelligent enough not to get themselves into trouble by looking and making the company look bad.
I think that overall in this thread there's an exaggeration about looking professional meaning there's less time to do the real work. A quick images search for Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard and their "humble garage" shows people dressed neatly for work.
If people need more specifics to get with the brief, I'd say that in my experience Dockers-like trousers and a plain shirt (long or short sleeve) always look right, as long as the clothes are clean. The company-issued tie seems to be a specific to manufacturing companies I've visited thus far. I find it funny (in a good way) to see everyone wearing the same tie, funny in the other way when my consultant turns up with the Looney Tunes tie.
Interesting point, but since most smartphones in the world (more than 1Bn of them I suspect) already update their OS and their Apps unless stopped by the user, is there a real liability issue that has not been explored/exploited yet?
Estonia is so far North they have really horrible weather. Free buses are a huge improvement for those on bikes and those walking. For someone driving, it's still a downgrade...
"Understand the connection between body, mind, energy, and spirit and how the interplay between these impact health and disease."
I hope that the University will publish the videos taken during the lectures and of the experiments conducted to show the connections between body, mind, energy and spirit. I think this transparency and level of disclosure will do a lot for the reputation of everyone involved.
Privatization? WTF are you talking about?
The white Rhino was saved by the establishment of the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park. The last 20 Rhinos were not privately owned, but protected by the state.
Had they been privately owned, they would almost certainly now be extinct. The idea that private enterprise would conserve and endangered animal for some far off future benefit when it is generally incapable of seeing past the next quarter is not just stupid, but dangerous.
How about remote control centres for drones without having high latency connections? I don't know where drones are controlled from, but I imagine there are advantages in reducing the distance to the targeted areas.
My other OS is android and yes it is much slower than before. The constant updates add features that didn't make it to release date and everything is in an unfinished state. Too bad if desktop applications follow this trend.
It installed correctly yesterday on VirtualBox. The new PC arrives later in the week, I'll install it there again and then hope that on the 29th July it will become a permanent licence.
I'm sure that once the product is released the policy will be published in the usual place... https://support.microsoft.com/...
For now, it's a good idea to sign up and start a trial install on VirtualBox or on a real machine.
Excellent, I was going to pony up £80 for a new license for the new PC I'm building. Now I'll spend more on the hardware. I hope this works on Virtual Box so I don't mess up my current machine.
I do the same, but buy them 2nd hand on eBay. I haven't sold the physical media after ripping the tracks to MP3, but really if I did it would be undetectable. What's the point of adding complexity to laws that are unenforceable?
It's cheaper than the City, but still not the place to build machines or to have a growing team. I'd say companies need to go to the outside of Cambridge, Oxford, Northampton, Milton Keynes, any place more than 100Km from London to get a warehouse + office space that can be considered affordable. The talent pool will be different but you might get enough people who already moved away from the big city.
Before moving to the East Midlands, I lived in Camberwell (SE) for nearly 2 years and then in Brent (NW) for another 4. That's zone 2 and then Zone 3/4. Both had upsides and downsides, but the transport price was always going up faster than everything else. I could not suggest to anyone to live in a suburb of London in zone 5 or 6 as a cost saving strategy. Your average speed into town is higher than by Tube but if the overground trains are disrupted, you're too far away to have an alternative. When you're home you're too far from London to feel like traveling there to watch a show or something else that you cannot enjoy in the suburbs. I'd say that you either live where you can walk, cycle and use the bus for all your travel, or just move out for good.
In the end, I think that the secret to happy London living is to have a highly paid job that allows you not to live/commute there. Just enjoy the ride into the big city every now and again, enjoy the buzz, the touristy things, then make your way back to where you don't spend a huge part of your earnings on housing and transport. London is a special place for me, I would not want to ruin it by feeling stuck there.
My view on this, not being involved in the VC/startup/look_at_me_I'm_an_entrepreneur scene, is that there is a lot of political will to turn some of London into a technological hub, hoping that the money and innovation from Silicon Valley can be reproduced here. The trouble is... London is not cheap as SV used to be when it turned itself into an attractive place for techy companies to set up shop.
A garage in London is not a place to build the new consumer electronics giant, it is a place that is rented for hundreds or even thousands of pounds per month.
I think it's all great that people want more development and growth from high tech, but the "Silicon Roundabout" is not a place where universities, ambitious people with ideas and office space are all in an ideal state suited for new industry to bloom. The Silicon Roundabout is just north of the City of London, the place where there's only mature, cash rich companies and the Bank of England. It's more of a brand that costs a lot of money to join rather than being an organic growth phenomenon.
I'd much rather see the new tech hubs turning up away from London, so that all the techy smart people are not wasting their initial funding on paying extortionate rents and are actually doing what current day teach allows you to do: work from wherever suits you. As a nice side effect, new train routes could get more passengers and overcrowded London routes could get some relief.