1256 posts • joined Monday 22nd June 2009 17:05 GMT
I find this particular dodge very interesting. Obviously its been working for years which makes me wonder about the case law behind it. I suspect at the moment its incumbent on HMRC to prove that the sale is not in fact Irish. If this is the case then a change in laws would be worth far more than this grandstanding.
Of course actually having a responsible discussion behind closed doors with HMRC wouldnt pander to the shameless grandstanding these bloodsucking MP's want to display to distract us from their own dodgy dealings.
A pox on both the Commons and Googles houses. A side helping of pox for HMRC as well.
Re: Swiss shouted at for hiding stolen gold.
Lets hope the legislation has some teeth.... or do the swiss already own them all ;)
Re: it's not only companies
Sometimes the difference between Evasion and Avoidance comes down to whether HMRC make a ruling against you or whether you have the wherewithall to fight HMRC or if its cheaper to cut your losses.
Thats what some of these clever dicks using the Jimmy Carr like schemes dont realise. Avoiding taxation by assuming you are small fry and that your scheme (that someone who is probably creaming off a cut has recommended) HMRC compliant is a recipe for financial disaster. Most of these schemes seem to have an offshore component. What happens to your money if its offshore when the taxman closes it down? Are the scheme owners going to give back money in transit? I doubt it.
If you really think he is a wanker - dob him into the tax man. Have the courage of your convictions.
Look before you leap
Im less than eneamoured with going to Sky but look at the alternatives - are they any better?
Virgin - NTL under a different name - never again.
BT - Blood sucking monopoly who phormed us.
Talk-Talk - all time achiever at top of the BB complaints tree.
As far as the big boys go I think sky actually could the the lesser of 4 evils.
Not Legacy vs Cloud its known costs versus unknown costs (that they think they can ignore)
This is not a technology debate - just a product pricing debate.
This is all a big smokescreen - yes the big software houses have got afat and lazy and are gorging themselves at the trough of licence fees but thats not the main driver to the the cloud. Its the fact that the CFO can see the Total Cost Ownership of operating big software on site, but since he doesnt see the TCO of operating cloud software it looks A LOT cheaper. In reality common sense tells us that if you have a business need of complexity X it doesnt matter where it runs.
What I would like to see is estimate of costs of cloud based outages, data leakage, End User App creation as the cloud isnt as mature/flexible etc etc.
My gut feel is that once you take out Oracles & SAP's overly large margins the TCO is relatively even.
As others have said this is just one point in a continuing cycle between on site and remote hosted processing.
Re: Not just Apple
That shower at Pixmania were also notorious for doing this. Possibly the only occurence of things actually improving after Dixons were involved.
More Info Please
As nominal IT site - can we have a follow up on the contents of his Rockpod and the rest of the kit he is taking?
Oh Lordy ROTM
Am I the only one who sees this technology being used to print the skin over fleshy seeking Terminators.
/Gets me flak jacket.
With at least 3 apps for this purpose currently advertised on London cabs - one might suggest that the market is well on its way to being saturated and any investors have a higher than usual chance of losing their shirts.....
And what kind of crappy name is Uber? Hailo is my personal fave in the naming stakes.
Re: Hmm... @ AC no 1
You really dont get it do you? What she is doing is perfectly legitimate and is deliberately enshrined in our current tax laws to encourage entrepreneurship.
If you dont like it go out a start a business of your own to pull us out of this recession.
How many people does she employ that are paying NI etc?
Re: Uhh... @Sorry
What you mean the insane compensation culture free for all created under the current UK legislation is actually better?
Where insurance and product costs are driven through the roof by claims pursued by lawyers soley on the basis of their compensation cut - regardless of the actual harm in the case?
Its all very well to have a potential for financial redress for various events - when no consideration is made for where the money comes from. - Ultimately the ordinary consumer one way or another either in higher product prices, higher taxes or higher insurance costs.
In this case - the judge/jury obviously agreed that the lady in question had been discriminated - however suffered minimal harm as a result - given the paltry payout.
Now she will probably have to declare bankrupcy as a result of owing her lawyers such a rediculous amount - and may have far worse employment prospects - plus effectively not get any Credit products for the rest of her life.
I have just been there and theres a grotesque banner ad for "the government" that hides the fact that 50% of the accessible material is off the bottom of the page.
As someone else observed this looks exactly like those placeholder/squatter pages.
BTW viewing at 1080p gawd knows what it looks like at 768.
Re: I don't see it
You sir are a slippery genius - and have probably hit the nail on the head. You however need to be a little more circumspect as the Fail will have the mobs around your house before you can say credit crunch for displaying an understanding of Finance.
Symptom not a cause
the fact is that whilst CA's are regional, national (or international) entities they have to comply with the laws of the territory they operate in. Therefore its the CA issuing system thats broken not anything else. Since this is at heart a technical flaw in the system and will remain so until such time as certs (or their future state equivalents) can be issued independently of any political or legal interference - Is this even at all possible?
Not wanting to defend Telia but they may have no choice but to facilitate MiTM monitoring if they operate in that country - and as noted - its not just authoritarian states that may wish to do this.
Im sure all of us can forsee a time when the "freedom loving democracies" have or propose laws which go something like this(if they dont already have them that is) :
1. Permit MitM attacks.
2. Dont talk about 1.
Re: Is There Proof Of Nork Nuke At All ?
Building = Portaloo or Shed. Now if the norks could make a cloaked shed shaped bomb.......
Re: 2) The person at the end of the phone is more knowledgeable than you are!
Personal experience both
Eclipse and Be have been great for me - no complaints.
Re: You couldn't make it up
I presume it wasnt "stopping" more likely a statement saying if we show this to unauthorised people we'll get hung out to dry by the penalties on the Commercial-in-confidence clauses we have stupidly signed.
"Please complete form 345z to become an authorised person within the terms of this contract"
So delay and obscurification rather than "stopping"
Not that it makes it any more tolerable.
Re: Greedy Rascals
To be fair (grudgingly) to Voda the India thing is afaik at least partially where the Indian Govt changed the law and applied it retrospectively which has got to be a dirty rotten cheat in anyones book.
Totally agree with the comfy tea with HMRC point though.
Re: Big differences between Apple and Oracle @AC 1344
Someone on El Reg thinks Twitter has any significance other that self-masterbatory navel gazing.
Did you wander here from Wired? Aww Bless. New Shiny thing make it all better soon.
Interestingly enough I saw this phenomenum just yesterday at a fantastic council run place called the discovery Outlook Center - which has 2 things that I assumed were just satellite dishes masquerading as art work but turned out to be whispering dishes doing exactly what Mike said but on a smaller scale.
Well recommended for a visit with the Little'uns if you are in Berks.
How on earth are 2 completely separate actions by Fujitsu worthy mention in the same breath?
And since when can rebalancing an underperforming pension pot be classed as "investment". Most of their emplyoyee's would see it as an obligation.
Re: China only has a monopoly on willingness to pollute
@dbhh. Thats a little arlarmist. Most likely we will see what has happened in RE's apply across a whole range of China made products. Whereas the cycle of glabal demand and supply in a previous centuries was generations or hundreds of years - the world is now so interconnected its down to 5's of years.
And those timescales are not long enough for the previous knowledge and infrastructure held in the source economies atrophy to any great exent.
Eventually things will stabilise into a stable-ish cycle of supply and demand - just on a global scale.
Think - how many offshoring operations are on their 3rd or 4th cycle of moving? You can see it as a race to the bottom - the alternative way of looking at it is a necessary step towards Global demand and supply equilibruim.
Married vs Hitched
I suspect the difference between the 2 - even in this day and age - is that marrieds are more likely to have offspring who limit both in terms of sheer time, and also content. ie does my 2 yo really need to see my one shot sniper kill?
Gawd knows I had enough of a problem the other day explaining why the Pigs were getting it in Angry Birds!
havent read the article yet - came straight in to upvote the subheading.
Return ticket yes. Even better return ticket to somewhere else and onward journey china booked with cash at last minute.
Posting incredibly stupid as all their incoming mail is intercepted.
Relationship between SCADA and Smart Grids
Are these 2 things being lumped together simply because the both are deployed by Utility industries or do they share a common code lineage?
If the latter - thats another reason to refuse a Smart Meter.
Re: Emmy Award-winning newscaster Shad Olson Reports: The Great Drone Debate - YouTube
I'll think you'll find anyone who uses a Pi/ardrone or similar in the States will find themselves automatically reclassified as an "armed militia" and dealt with accordingly.
Only the Gubermint can own Grab-drones with impunity.
Maybe Im wrong
But it seems like this companies sole achievement was to keep 1.3m of costs off of 2e2's books.
How many contractors did they employ? I presume most of this is some kind of "1 month in arrears" scenario?
ie they were paying their contractors before e2e paid them?
Re: I'm so glad I didn't buy Colonial Marines.
Probably best to avoid Vince Wards "Alien 3 : Wooden Monastery Spaceship" script thou.....
Although at least no-one could be accused of not trying something new.....
<----- if this wasnt a WTF moment I dont know what was.
She's an idiot
You gotta factor in the mindset of the person making this comment. She rocked back to work mere weeks after having a baby. That tells us 2 things.
1. Work comes first for her.
2. She has no concept of how hard those on less than CEO wages find managing child care.
Personally working from home 1 day a week is worth about £10k to me as without it I'd have to find a non-London job and my current employer would be devoid of my manifold talents.
Except "Rice in" is a Sushi joke.
Oh Come. On.
"What they said was: if a company is in a state that bans gay marriage, a gay person is less likely to come work for that company, thus harming their business. They want the best people, regardless of whether they are gay or not, and so would like these obstacles to free movement to be removed."
Really? Tenuous much? Im all for Gay Marriage but Im more for businesses staying the f*ck out of issues that involve personal choice & freedoms rather than making some spurious business reason to get them and their slush funds involved.
I'd like to see any one of these firms show the hiring stastics that back up their assertions.
HP's lax and overly tolerant board is one of the reasons they are in the mess they are in.
Someone has to take responsibility for their shocking CEO choices in the last few years.
About the only company worse than HP at choosing CEO's is Nokia.
Re: Dark matter WIMPS
You mean you cant believe Eadon managed to stay on topic for 2 whole paragraphs before reverting to type and flaming someone?
Re: 2G / 2.5G / 3G air interface test engineer here...
Indeed I wonder if this is Vodafones lack of investment in their network over the last few years coming home to roost......
Remember when they used to claim they had the best network for 3g and it was empirically
true? (for my use - YMMV)
Re: If it weren't for cameras....
"At the end of the day, if you're innocent, what's your problem?"
The problem is that innocence depends very much on the vagaries of the day.
One day its mugging a granny, breaking a shop window..... one regime change later its looking Islamic, thinking suspiciously, applying for a school place out of catchment. Oh Ripa already covers the last one - Move it to the top.
Am I the only one
Thinking Star Trek Generations? Or has everyone else blanked it from their memories?
Re: Joss Whedon
wasnt he quoted as saying he wouldn't touch it with a barge pole though?
Re: other uses
would bit rate be a problem? Think 40 wpm plus repeat keys like ctrl, alt.
Perils of SSO
This is the big issue with these FaceTwit type SSO services. The people providing it have no incentive to protect your privacy. In fact given that their business models pretty much fail if people do enforce their want for privacy its no surprise this kind of thing happens.
Try explaining that to joe-schmoe user who just thinks "ahahh one less password".
Stealing your wallet icon .... obviously right.
"Unless the data from these new birds is going to be sent straight to the battlefield (which won't happen due to security) I can only see more information increasing the logjam."
Did you even read the whole article?
"1984 dystopia on schedule"
2013>1984 its hardly on schedule now is it?
Suspect TCL will be a little miffed
When in a last minute change the Mandarin reverts to the comic book racist towards chinese representation.
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