Re: Don't know about on-line VAT fraud but...
This is the behaviour that VAT incentivises.
445 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
This is the behaviour that VAT incentivises.
Absolutely, tax the leisure.
If they want the money, they MUST sacrifice the time.
Some would prefer to keep the time and not have the money.
True democratic wealth is time: everybody has 24 hours of it a day.
The significant social inequality of the day is that some peoples time is not exchangeable for much value, while other peoples time is very much in demand and exchangeable at a high rate.
I simplify somewhat, for a person can sometimes exert control over their exchange rate by means of how much effort they put in; but even at maximum effort there is still a large disparity between the exchangeable values of the time of different people, or in different locations.
In the corrupt imperial west there is a notion that 8 hours of effort per day should be exchangeable for necessities of life (and some discretionary comforts) but the opportunity to make this exchange is not granted equally to all people (and nor is the standard of life).
In the name of social conscience and humanity, this inequality is often reasonably addressed by moving a surfeit of value from those who found favourable exchange, to those who who found a poor rate of exchange.
Yet paradoxically, the extreme inequality of those who found no exchange is addressed by an attempt to provide the value of life necessities with no exchange required.
This does not introduce equality but instead introduces further inequality for in transferring the surfeit of value to those who find no exchange, it leaves them with a surfeit of time. It reduces them to the status of beggar and provides no way to contribute.
It would be more equitable to provide opportunity of exchange to those who found no exchange, making all equal contributors to society from the universal and collective wealth of time, and condemning none to the status of beggar.
TLDR: Or in other words, why in the UK when taxes are going up, and public works are going down, why, are we paying people to do nothing?
It is no socialist triumph to lose the working class and gain another idle class (however unwilling).
Let the time of each be valued equally - sufficient for life, and let all contribute.
And here's hoping for a shorter working day for all, enough time for dancing and singing.
If my phone runs low on storage space then all of a sudden, facebook messenger built-in to the facebook app starts working again.
If I get storage space back, then I am instead greeted with a screen forcing me to install facebook messenger again.
This magic amount is about 500MB on my Moto G 2G.
However at 200MB only 50MB of which can be moved-to-SD, I'm uninstalling facebook.
Me too; I've returned about 9 toner cartridges from 2 suppliers. With Amazon it was no more hassle than going to the post office. With ebay or anyone else it would have been deadly.
Of course after 2 failed suppliers I didn't buy my next toner from Amazon either :-)
You don't actually need to draw the line, just recognize that one might be drawn...
He waited until he won the fight on quality, and then he quits?
Interestingly the frame design can be protected by copyright or a design patent and so the price of a desirable frame can be kept high.
Once you've hired good staff and got a decent lens machine (as any optician in business will have) how else can you add value?
And if the customers assume good staff and a good lens machine, what they are buying is fashion.
Can it fit google play services?
Maybe that is the scam! A way for apple to bring those billions back into the USA and avoid tax?
Apple agents would also be the "scamming party" that scams Apple. The foreign fund holding division would make a loss as it refunds fraudulent payments in the USA from foreign held funds.
Someone else work out the detail for me.
£555 - all the 5's except android 5.
It just needs emacs mode to replace the entire OS.
I can't be the only one who straightaway was reminded of the Wolf of Kabul and clicky-ba...
> Chung often apologised for his headbashing: "Lord, I am full of humble sorrow—I did not mean to knock down these men—'clicky-ba' merely turned in my hand".
This is not the problem with code re-use, but the advantage of code re-use.
Rather than implement your own secret bugs and possibly never get to know, it's now easy to find if you copied that bug and have it fixed.
Net neutrality means that because you paid for your internet connection and Netflix paid for their internet connection, Netflix don't need to pay your internet company extra for you to be able to watch Netflix movies.
And if Netflix did have to pay extra, it would just raise the price to you, so you'd be paying your internet company twice: once for an internet connection and once to be able to use it.
Internet companies like to be paid twice, which is why they don't like net neutrality.
many prop 8 fans are against gay marriage solely because if it is gay then it isn't marriage
it's nothing about rights but about controlling language because then you control talking and thought. it is not evolution of language but engineering of language
i'm not against legal recognition of gay unions with the same rights as marriage.
but I am against being made to call it marriage
can I work for Mozilla or am i a bigot?
maybe the company will be sold soon and to get a high valuation they need to be able to guarantee minimum per customer revenue
Are guys going to publish a book of all this (with corrections from feedback)?
It would compete with the legendary Fire in the Valley
Bash lets you override built-ins. How about:
test -n "$1" && shift
test -n "$1" && printf "%s\n" "$*" >&2
builtin exit $1
exit 5 "Could not do something"
Make bash into the scripting language you want. Forth and Scheme users would like it.
I got the Parrot Asteroid Classic for £150 from Halfords. 1 firmware update later and I'm very pleased.
No per-month fees either! And if I want to 3G dongle it, I can, with remote car tracking
Google don't get their mitts on your contacts and emails?
horde supports activesync
owncloud lets you sync calendar and contacts under android (har har) at least
Where should start taking the label "anti-semite" as a compliment and badge awarded to an original thinker
What kind of comparison is that?
"Israel and the Jews" have been around for thousands of years. The "Palestine nation" hardly even exists for any time at all and is not recognized by Israel).
You are just in a temper because Davros isn't fighting your corner.
He's a ill man, let him pick his own battles.
what part of "reSEARCH" is not search? Just because the search part is automated doesn't make it not research, in fact it opens up new avenues of research on texts.
You could have used a linux packaged for the enterprise/domain or used likewise's domain packages.
But you chose the long way around; - I know, it's knowing what there is to know
I also recall that rumour
Aye... but perhaps better than property tax which is weird in a country that is not short of land.
It's attitudes like this that require the power mongers to put someones children at risk each time they want to make a power grab.
We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!
until you scratch yourself on the same handle afterwards and find out that yes they were infected and now you may be too
You know that exceptions still implement a fixup/tear-down don't you?
And that these have an overhead, sometimes not inconsiderable for a rarely failing event?
"The software runs on a staggering range of hardware, sometimes it's going to go wrong."
It's the OS job to fix that problem - also by Microsoft so you've shifted the blame from Microsoft Office division to Microsoft OS division?
Do you work for MS technical support?
You misunderstand completely.
One can have a TV in the lounge without needing to buy a TV license which covers the watching of live broadcasts.
So how does one respond when the TV licensing gestapo knock on the door and ask if you have a TV?
"No" is a false statement and might be basis for a warrant. "Yes" will only make things more complicated because you don't have a license.
And even if you don't have a TV in your lounge, you might have a computer with an internet connection, or a mobile phone. These can be used to watch live TV.
So a better answer might be: Why do you want to know?
Do I have to answer that question
I don't want to answer that question
In my case those answers caused the caller to respond that they would pass my details on for prosecution as I was not co-operating.
So no, you ought to be able to have a TV in the lounge, and not having a TV in the lounge certainly isn't the end of it anyway.
I was quite willing to visit with a officer if they could make an appointment but they aren't able to do that. They wish to call at their convenience. The threatening letters they send out are geared towards scaring you into paying.
I'm not a customer of TV Licensing, haven't been for years and I don't need to engage with them according to their procedures or expectations. They need to learn some manners, no other LEGAL business can be successful by adopting such a threatening attitude to potential new customers.
Here;s what you are remembering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dead_Past
I suppose a camera on the end of a pole is just as legal as it was before and just as likely to peep in a bedroom window.
Me-thinks the law is over-specified.
Why not just make peeping in a bedroom window with a camera illegal?
I suspect all drones in Oregon will have a remote controlled camera eject facility
"We have a right to privacy in our Constitution, but this does not mean a fundamental right to data protection,"
no, it means warrant-less interception of emails and phone calls
Ah... Babini - the only 6502 machine code book that sold at an affordable price
It is the "technicalities" that you don't care for that define what "their share is" - tax is about technicalities; which is why we need accountants to make sure are paying the right tax.
George Osbourne was paying the right tax, we know that for sure because someone who could understand the rules verified it for him.
Are YOU paying the right tax? no doubt you think you are paying YOUR SHARE which is the point; so do these guys...
So few people understand this.
Shareholders also pay by means of reduced dividends - or in other words pensioners pay in reduced pension (compounded)
We should now start berating MP's and ministers for not making an extra-tax donation to the cause.
You don't understand business.
If the profit doesn't exceed the actuarial risk of loss, the business will either not be started or fold at the point the loss arrives.
There is no point in risking one's (hard earned) capital in business (especially with all these pesky laws to protect employees) if the odds aren't favourable.
My first 386 was a 386SX-20 someone gave me.
Then, all of a sudden, a load of 386DX-40 boards WITH processor hit the market at £40. Everyone I knew bought one of those with 4MB of RAM which I think was another £120
Then we all played doom.
"I always think it is best to have something that does one thing well. (Standard old school UNIX philosophy - broken by modern Linux)."
It's meant to be a program does one thing well. The computer is supposed to have more than one program installed for precisely that reason; or it wouldn't be any use as a general purpose computer...
So... Andy Heath thinks that after we've paid for the music we have to pay again to get the value out of what we paid for...
Doesn't he realise people pay for the music SO THAT they can upload it to their google music service and then play the music they already paid for.
Ragarath: Have you seen any advertising on news.google.com? I checked before posting and I couldn't see any
How do you think google are making a "pretty penny" out of other peoples news content?
The answer to that quandry is to take legal advice on whether or not you should answer their questions.
The advice is likely to be "don't say anything" and then in court you say: I didn't give this explanation when questioned because my legal advice was that I should't answer the question.
That's a good enough reason to not have answered it.