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I am in the market for a new notebook - for a number of reasons, but mostly because I want to be able to display the video from my XBox360 on my notebook, something that I cannot do because I have given up on using my old solution of a VBox2 Advanced dongle (that used to work), and my current notebook does not have HDMI input (which I could use to display the HDMI output of the XBox360) - and would like to be able to narrow down my choices of which ones have the features I want (with being able to accept HDMI video being the most important), rather than look at an endless list of systems and go through the features for each one. I had thought that TigerDirect had a good system for doing this comparison, but I don't see anything there about selecting for HDMI input.
On this same note, TigerDirect does have a selection for the video system, and thus perhaps I should look at what video systems have HDMI input, and then use that as a "reference &" for having HDMI input, but then I would need to familiarize myself with the plethora of such systems.
Also, I am looking into somehow just playing the XBox360 directly on the notebook via Windows 10 - or through something called "Xenia", although when trying to do this, I got the message that I need "Vulkan" video compatibility, which I am trying to work out with my system by downloading a new driver for my Radeon R5 video, but that seems to have screwed up my system even more as now I am getting this stupid message "Your hardware settings have changed. Please reboot your computer for these changes to take effect" even after I reboot . There is also the Dolphin emulator that I have yet to try, but I have a feeling that I will get issues with that as well. Any advice here would be helpful as well.
I took a look at that site and it looks like it _could_ be interesting.
I don't even mind ads. But that site has so many ads you almost cannot even see the actual content.
I even get the idea that they are providing the reviews for free so I might have to view some ads, but that site is over-the-top ridiculous. Thanks though.
Testing a Widget, started to work on Friday with serial (via 485) now testing IP, and the blessed thing won't thing won't talk, person I usually go and see in this situation is off Bird Watching... so it looks like I might have to play with Python...
By the way your overtime rate sucks. It should be 1.5 times normal rate.
Some firms pay it. some dont, even on salaried wages, it varies.
As for time off, that is normal. You are contracted to work x number of hours, but of course you expect a bit of flexibility, working late a few nights, getting in late a few mornings, but anything beyond this, either way, is abuse.
If you feel like moving to Israel, we may have a few job openings for you...
From the financial POV:
One of the reasons overtime is paid (by law, in many countries) at a higher rate than normal is to make it less attractive to the employer, the idea being that employees deserve reasonable amounts of time off. Time off in lieu may seem attractive, but you are actually being paid at a rate of 100% when you should be receiving a higher rate.
From the personal POV:
Having an extra day off gives you more time to spend with your family, but may not be that attractive if the rest of the family is still at school, work, etc.
One of the reasons overtime is paid (by law, in many countries) at a higher rate than normal is to make it less attractive to the employer
When you price up the cost of a workers time you take the entire costs of the company; rent, machinery depreciation, electricity, wages, for the year, and divide that up per worker per hour on a 40 hour week.
This works out to say £30. So when you price the goods up your company makes you use this value.
Since overtime is outside normal time, ie outside the 8 hours a day, 40 hour week, this £30 per hour you priced your goods at is NOT used to pay off electricty, rent, etc, it is PURE PROFIT.
This is why a employer can pay 1.5 time, or 2 x time. In fact an employer RAKES it in when hie workfore work over time.
Again, on normal time, 40 hours a week, all your fixed business costs are paid for by pricing each NORMAL hour to the customer at say £30.
Over time is OUTSIDE this. Hours worked outside the normal hours do NOT pay for fixed costs. The whole £30 is extra, so the company can afford to pay overtime, and actually makes a lot of extra money itself.