That's ironic as a French Letter was what got him into this mess - allegedly...
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That's ironic as a French Letter was what got him into this mess - allegedly...
Beat me to it!!
Well done Sir/Madam
"£25,295" - is that inclusive of the Government grant?
60mpg is not that impressive really - I get around that from my (2005) A4 2.0 TDI, but maybe the Mondeo wins on emissions.
Have you had that one saved up just for this day?
The accountants have that one covered too.
That's why in Consolidated Accounts you will eliminate at a Group level any Inter-company transactions and investments so that only externally-generated items are shown.
Obviously if you fudge this then the external figures will be wrong, but it is something that is looked at closely both in audits, and also in the implementation of Financial Consolidation systems (e.g Oracle HFM).
Intentionally fraudulent misclassification will also be hard to spot here, but short of replaying the whole year, the auditors of such organisation have to design their tests and reliance on Management-instituted controls and systems to reach their opinion.
(I worked on the Mirror Group audit in 1991 as an audit junior - whilst I was as not involved in the messy bits, it was an interesting time...)
Because an audit is not about detecting fraud....
An audit is about giving a "true and fair view" of the financial statements in question to the company/organisation's (generally external) stakeholders - for example shareholders.
If a fraud is perpetrated by staff and/or company officers, this MAY be detected by the auditors as part of this work, but if the auditors are supplied with false information by relevant staff or company officers then there is not much they can do.
If there is insufficient information then they may well qualify their opinion on the accounts or indeed not sign them off at all.
Negligence is a different matter, but that's why there will be a record kept of how the opinion was reached - particularly on contentious matters - by the Partner signing off the accounts.
(In a former life I was a Chartered Accountant.....)
JustFab's model reminds me of the Book Clubs you used to get in the Sunday supplements here in the UK in the 1980's.
Same idea, except you got books at a discounted price in exchange for your monthly fee - which would be charged unless you opted out. All by post in those days too.
Wait long enough and an idea comes round again....
To be fair to Oracle, Java 8 has a persisting option checkbox regarding Partner product downloads (aka. Crapware). This was a pleasant surprise, since forgetting to uncheck the box in previous versions could be quite easy.
I'll leave the debate on whether or not client-side Java is itself crapware to others....
> But Thornberry said: "We need to look hard at BT’s arguments. Is it necessary for state aid to subsidise BT? After all, Openreach generates £5bn of revenue each year."
I think she is confusing Revenue and Profit here. Whilst I don't doubt that BT Openreach are making a profit on that £5bn of revenue, here statement on its own does not follow.
I've got one already.
How will this work if you don't have a mobile but do have a laptop or tablet with WiFi only (i.e. No SIM)?
(Possibly unlikely scenario, but if you rely on VOIP or Skype-type services then is feasible)
If Monday's closing price was $62.88, and he still holds Facebook shares, then I doubt that he is nursing any losses from the IPO ($38?).....
Or indeed in the comments here:
Not really - the reference was already made a few days back...
I think you can only define yourself as a milllionaire if you have >= £1m of liquid assets.
You can't really count your primary residence or car in that total....
I think you may have hit a roar nerve there...
Oracle published OpenSSL Security Bug-Heartbleed (Doc ID 1645479.1) yesterday
I thought it could be a backlit dust devil when looking at the enlargement, but the fact it is not in the other stereo image would seem to rule that out.
You mean like the Barclays PINSentry for example?
Really? Even the Bash Street Kids drew the line at drugs...
How can a US court compel a (now-defunct) Japanese firm to do anything...?
Not really. GAAP is about ensuring external stakeholder reporting in a consistent way, and IFRS about doing so internationally.
Internal management accounts can be prepared in any way that the management want to manage the business (although the auditors of a large enough concern may also have a say)
Classic Shell is way cheaper than another copy of Windows 7 and works a treat....
Only if they have the key for the Bitcoin wallet - otherwise it's just Bits...
Didn't Ratzinger un-Pope himself (or was the reference to him writing this when he was
I believe that the USD 900m write-off related to the Surface RT rather than the Pro, but you could well be right on the reuse of Surface 1 Pro parts inventory in the Surfave Pro 2.
The price of the Surface 1 Pro has not budged that much since the new one was released, but I imagine that is retailers not wanting to take the hit.
Isn't a soldier EXACTLY the sort of person to be aware of what a grenade can do, so to pack one in luggage is inexcusable...?
How do you make a mistake and pack a grenade for a flight - I'm pretty sure the US military hand them out to their personnel when they get to the war?
"You can't fire someone just because you don't want them to work for you any more, irrespective of the reason."
Actually you can in the UK - if they have worked for you for < 2 years.
"then the blood in your legs will be spraying everywhere because your upper body has disappeared"
Probably not, since the pumping mechanism will have disappeared with your upper body....
Still going to be messy though.
However, life never having got going due to a harsh environment would also fit the evidence, and explain a lot too....
I thought "Sorting Hat" from Harry Potter.....
It was a startup in 2006, but it's surely not still one now...?
(Unless start-up = not been bought out yet)
"It is expected to create 29 new jobs"
Only 29 jobs for $20m in tax breaks?
No - he is actually the Linux fundamentalist, usr-bin-local...
Not sure that anyone would master on headphones though.........
..and rather amusingly some of Oracle's own software (in full current support) needs earlier versions of Java to work (Essbase Admin Console - I'm looking at you...)
Search for quadcopter and/or LIDAR on YouTube and you'll be amazed at what is being done on this field.
The amused observation about the real bug is actually there in the handwritten notes in the article....
Probably deliberately vague on The Register's part since repeating such information in any detail may itself constitute libel.....
How would Office365 work with Addins (e.g. in an Enterprise scenario) if nothing is permanently installed to your PC?
There are many ERP/EPM solutions that integrate Excel/Office with back-end systems (SAP/Oracle/Hyperion etc.) - if your installation is piped out of the cloud (and maintained/patched there), then presumably it won't.
(To be fair, Oracle were pretty slow getting 2010 support out there...)
I imagine this would be resolved by a split implementation of Office 365/2013 if corporates were going to take the bait. Having said that, a lot of corporates (in my experience) who have only just started rolling out Office 2010 anyway..
Not sure if this was meant in jest, but:
* Spirit and Opportunity are on opposite sides of Mars so are thousands of miles apart - you couldn't do both
* Why send a new probe to the same place as an old one to clean it up? That would be a bit redundant surely?
* Even if you did, the odds of landing sufficiently near an existing probe would be fairly low, since they would want to ensure that any new probe did not have a risk of landing on the old one (and breaking both) or damaging it with the rocket blast/debris on landing so would choose an expected landing radius far away anyway
I have not pinned my colours to any mast in any posts here.
Where in my post does it imply I am anti-Linux or pro-MS or any other technology?
Because every post you make simply becomes an anti-Microsoft rant - and it is becoming a little tiresome.
Change the f*cking record will you?
Oh wait - I'm a shill.
As mentioned above, metadata can be stripped easily. How about Steganographic incorporation of metadata- as long as it can survive image decompression or scaling?