111 posts • joined Monday 1st October 2007 10:02 GMT
Sorry - can some one point me to The Register? I seem to have stumbled into the Daily Mail pages.
Re: Can we check one thing? @Tim Worstal
But the tax is not really a tax on the dead person, it is effectively a tax on the people benefiting from the estate. By your logic any salary paid to you by your employer should be exempt from tax because your employer has already paid corporation tax.
And as you do mention in the last paragraph it's 40% on sums above £325K so if a house valued at £330K (let's call it a third of a million pound) is inherited your inheritance tax liability is actually £200 pounds? Are you really going to sell a third of a million pound house to pay a £2000 pound bill? I think you might be able to get a new mortgage to cover that bill even these days.
Blake's Seven Returns
Surprised that there seems to have been no mention of the following on El Reg
As some one with cats named after Blake's seven characters I'm not sure what I feel about this...
The fact that it's bound for the SyFy channel and that one of the Heroes writer is on board doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.
On the other hand Freemantle seems to be a British company so maybe it won't be a feel good, buddies against the bad guys that it could be with an American company in charge.
Can't see how they'll be able to justify a surcharge per person, per direction when the payment is all on one card (i.e. 8 charges for a return trip for a family of 4).
But I'm sure they'll try!
Re: why xp is ubiquitous
Have an up vote for a Tom Lehrer reference
Is the distance back you have to stand a software or hardware limitation? I know there is a wide angle accessory you can get but I've heard bad reviews.
never hosted anything with GoDaddy but have registered domains and they're certainly persistent in trying to get "extras" added on to your order before you reach the checkout page.
Veering off topic a bit
In my youth (which is too fat ago now) I remember reading something that said a book labels Sci-Fi was likely to be a Cowboys & Indians in space type space opera but if you wanted something a bit more intellectually challenging you needed to look for the label SF. At the time I found this to be a very good guide which is why I still wince a bit at the term SciFi (we'll say nothing about SyFy).
having said that -
Dark Star should be there, as stated I think it was the first "non-shiny" SF film I'd seen, and it's funnay as well.
And Primer, still makes my brain hurt, still no idea of exactly what happened but is a brilliant example of the principle of taking one "let's assume this is possible" idea and seeing where that leads to. (I like Bob Shaw's exploration of Slow Glass over many stories as a literary example of this.)
I'd understood that "non-official" apps were limited in the number of users they could have..
" the folks at Twitter introduced new API restrictions that made it so third-party Twitter clients could only get 100,000 “tokens,” which would be unique user activations. The idea was to drive more people to use Twitter on the web or Twitter’s own official apps."
Quote from http://phandroid.com/2013/02/26/falcon-pro-price-twitter/
Re: TRUE STORY
I unexpectedly got a new power supply for my cable modem in the post.. I replaced to old one and sent it back in the envelope they supplied.
Since then I've had an SMS asking me to confirm I got the new one and then about a week after I said yes I got a letter through the post telling me they were going to be sending me a new power supply.
" .... your sister who is the only other musician you are willing to work with."
Cough... The Raconteurs?
Re: He's quite right
"You will find that they are passionate and knowledgeable about their products"
As an example my local "comic book" store is run by an incredibly knowledgeable guy. You can tell him what stuff you've liked and he'll suggest new stuff, taking you to the shelves and quoting dialogue before he's even opened the book. Also when I went in to buy a present for my daughter's birthday and provided a list of things she liked his response was "ah yes I know who she is, haven't seen her in her for a while."
It's even been know to get intentional authors doing their only UK signings in the shop and it's not even in London.
I also go to a more expensive optician rather than a vision express type chain because I trust their advice, know they tell me honestly if I look like a twat in a particular design and clean service and replace screws free of charge. I'm always really please when I find another shop with staff like that.
Those are the sort of shops the internet can't replace.
Re: Clueless banks
And they always seem rather surprised when you challenge who they are... as if it's never happened to them before.
Re: I Hate Cats
"Foxes kill for pleasure, they decimate entire hen hutches, but only eat a few."
Actually they don't kill for pleasure, they find themselves in an artificial environment with a sudden abundance of prey and their killing instinct is triggered. In a natural environment the other chickens would flee, in the run they can't. Foxes will then take away dead chickens to stash; if the hutch remained undisturbed they would eventually remove all the dead birds, but usually that's interrupted by the owner checking it..
I've only recently noticed that Amazon UK now also offers delivery to various pick up points. My local corner shop being one of them.
Worked a treat - they email you a bar code which you print out and take in to pick up.
Re: My mum loved her razr
Got to agree, had the original RAZR and the hardware was gorgeous, but after the contract expired I vowed never to have Motorola software again.
Can I buy a Playmonaut t-shirt for Christmas please?
How about kickstarter?.... Then I could chip in
I'm at renewal point at the moment and have been checking deals. beware the costs of calls to 0800 and 0845 numbers.
With nearly every utility, bank or online ordering company you deal with using an 0845 number a charge of 40p/min to call these seems a rip off given they're supposed to be "local call equivalent".
I have no idea why these calls can't come out of your minute allowance.
Recommendations for SIM with data allowances in Russia
I'm travelling to Russia for a fortnight at the end of September (pleasure not business so I'll be paying out of my own pocket) and contacted T-Mobile to see how much they'd rip me off for using a smart phone.... and yep either - 3Mb for £5, 10Mb for £10 or 50Mb for £30.
So when in a strange foreign city and it would be useful to look at maps, find restaurants etc.it's prohibitively expensive.
So does anyone know of any voice and data SIM providers which will work in Russia and don't want the shirt of my back?
I liked the simplicity of Listen as well but I saw this coming and the lack of updates and poor re-ording options meant I started looking at alternatives a while ago. I've settled on BeyondPod which is a bit more singing and dancing than I wanted but isn't bad. Some of the alternatives in the market have hideous users interfaces.
Re: Stupidity (@ Mad Mike)
"Apple have released a thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet adapter and wifi is pretty much a standard in most companies these days - non-issue - move on."
And they are charging £25 for it when the cheapest machine costs £1800! In that price range why could it not be an extra in the box?
Some do seem to be really upset
Re: never liked
Ditto-ed for Mr Ecclestone, I really would have liked to have seen him do another series, the dark tone had great promise for a new slant with the re-vamped series and he had the potential to be up there with Mr Baker.
I didn't realise until all this kicked off that Game and GameStation were owned by the same company. I've always found GameStation better. Were they a takeover or something?
Re: Password protect it and you don't get it back.
Or simply change your lock screen wallpaper to something that has "if lost please contact...." in the graphic and you can keep it locked ... simple.
Re: Paying off your student loan is the worst idea possible
"£785 is plenty for someone to live off of for a year if they are careful and dont blow it on unnessesary purchases"
So you can feed, clothe and transport yourself for £15 per week? Do you have a time machine or something?
Re: Cash grab
"Just some greedy fool trying to get some apple cash."
hardly - The ASA don't provide any compensation to consumers. The most they can do is tell advertisers that they've been naughty boys and girls and they mustn't do it again!
Several issues given a very wide berth there, which might have been forgiven ... if it was funny.
"Suggests the top bracket (for the richest) is 50%, not 25%."
But you don't pay 50% income tax on all of it - only the part that's over the 50% threshold. And, of course, if you can afford a good tax accountant there are all sorts of creative ways of defining "income".
My prediction is that this is going to end very very badly. My impression backed up to a large extent from my Mexican friends is that the cartels really don't care what anyone thinks, the identities of the leaders are pretty well known anyway and the low level, taxi drivers, security guards etc..really don't have any choice about aiding and abetting, not if they want their families to stay alive.
So I think the chances of Zeta taking the threat seriously are nil and it may just annoy them to the detriment of the Anon captive and any others who happen to be nearby.
Yes a stand.... but one that I think (although I hope not) will have very unpleasant consequences.