IIRC in Germany, there are two MWst rates, one for food (and anything else you sw allow) and a higher rate for everything else. This is to lessen the impact on the poor, who use a proportionally higher amount of income on food.
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Re: "We don’t think that it is appropriate"
Not all countries impose VAT on transport. While not a taxi driver, I am pretty certain there is no VAT on taxis, bus tickets, airline tickets and so on in Denmark (where I happen to live).
Taxis are hideously expensive in the socialist utopia Bernie Sanders so loves, about USD 8 flag fall when booked and some hideous km rate and time rate on top. On the other hand the taxi will be a late model Mercedes or similar, so you get a comfortable ride
Re: tor should be happy
"Could of been far far ..."
Could HAVE been!
Re: Here Maps
Here is my preferred solution, as I roam the world - plan in advance.
" ... and even where online access is available, it can still be spotty "
The authors have obviously visited Australia, which makes the 3rd world seem positively advanced on this particular score.
The problem with people who think that their particular cabbage patch is representative of all cabbage patches, is that they are wrong by definition.
Travel to asia some time (or the seriously 3rd world), where internet access via internet cafes is still very common and very much a normal activity. In these cafes you will invariably find XP machines that are at some "state", and reset on every boot. I do not recommend accessing you bank from these machines, but for surfing and webmail they are OK. I usually install AVAST immediately on boot, to kill most of whatever has managed to get into the systems, before using email or whatever it is that took me there.
XP will be around for a while, despite the fact that windows 7 is vastly superior and has been wholly and totally compromised with custom boot loaders with real OEM keys.
Think Fortran, assembly language programming is boring and useless? Tell that to the NASA Voyager team
Re: Where do I sign?
"Where is the new blood?"
They are all busy becoming the masters of advanced button pushing and object obfuscation, skills which require precious little understanding or intellect - the results are available for all to see at your nearest "abortion of a website"
Re: High level languages?
" (Basically, all they're fit for is putting a few buttons and text boxes around a ready-made library)"
Never a truer word spoken IMHO, based on my 35 years in this industry and recent entry into the world of "retired but always interested in something that might be interesting"
Mine is the one with the MACRO-11 manual in the pocket!
Re: How do you cut a wireless phone "cord"?
Their TVs are pretty good though
What me! Upgrade?
And there we have it. 2 iPads in this family, an iPad2, still going strong and an Air2. Needless to say, the iPad2 was "handed down" the family tree. (the one Android tablet I had was consigned to the dustbin almost instantly - it was truly horrible)
The issue for tablet sales is the upgrade cycle. We long ago passed the point where there were compelling reasons to upgrade every couple of years. The use cases haven't changed much, and I hadn't noticed too many apps that "required" me to upgrade before I did so for other reasons.
I guess everyone who wants one has one, and the upgrade cycle is about 4-5 years (or accidental destruction) whichever comes first.
Still, USD 4B in quarterly sales (for Apple) is hardly a failure, so I don't think they are all that concerned at this point.
Re: itunes unpatched
... and now iCloud for windows needs tha Windows Media components installed AND enabled befor it will install!!? WTF is that all about?
Re: Risk assessment...
This is one of the few double plus good things about living in denmark. I have 4 top tier bakeries within walking distance of my home, plus an OK one. The bread and pastries and tarts etc. are relatively expensive, but they are handmade on a daily basis with the finest of raw materials :)
Honestly, the only reason to buy a supermarket loaf is if you want to make Breville toasties (yummmm) and the square shape is a convenience.
Just got the memo
Sorry to hear that TW has been "consigned to the dustbin of (El Reg) history" which I think is an appropriate misquote from some famed economist or philospher.
In any case, I have enjoyed Tim's take on all things, and shall miss his articles.
Re: Just wondering
Either way, I predict the anti theft device is a moddern interpretation of the electic chair!
The Italian Job
The original, began with the demolition of a Miura, follwed by 3 Es, 87 minis and quite a lot of Fiats. The tone was set a loooong time ago.
Re: WHO cares?
As a snuff snorting Swede once remarked;
There is a difference between living, and being alive!
Re: I think they're all missing the point
And I thought it eas just me who just loves the diplodicus!
When I were a lad, some bright spark discovered the 'added extras' in bacon + coffee = wickedly strong carcigen. So obviously, we need to go back to drinking tea for breakfast!
Surely that would be a "Qantium" (no "u" because we don't want the word to ever hit the dictionary"
IIRC NASA did allocate a bit of Hubble time to photograph the surface of the moon. Since the resolution was still greater than the size of the objects (lander, rover etc) they were not visible. However the Rover tracks in the dust were visible.
Of course I may have dreamed all of this.
Only under a very narrow definition of "majority"
As for Elon, he has a great deal of money invested in tech companies that exists because of the issue - it is hardly likely he would have a differing opinion.
" Pollution is quite separate to the climate problem: one can be solved, and the other cannot, and the public doesn't understand that."
Here in Europe Connie Hedegaard conflates these two things every time she opens her mouth. She is despicable in my opinion, a duplicitous weasel.
It is hardly surprising that Joe Average is doesn't understand, he is being lied to on a daily basis by people exploiting the situation (politicians) as they drive blindfolded, headlong into their New World Order of Global Government.
Re: Worked for me
Sample space increased 100% to 2 with addition of 1 iPhone.
Still 100% success
Worked for me
Sample space of 1 Air2
Upgrade to 9.0
Whielist the site in your adblocker. I have,
Re: zero fucks given
Ex Macina is a great flick, and I would have poked ALL the Fembots in it.!
(Finally an Austin Powers reference)
Re: Reg commentard confused by hypothesis again @Mahatma Coat
Warm+dry = n
Warm+wet = o
Warm+wet+low solar = p
Am I making a point about vegetation growth here? Do you see why a single factor is with absolute certainty never acting alone? Tree ring studies are dubious best guesses, an ever will be, which is why LP went to quite some lengths (with links no less) to point out that tree ring studies seem to point in all directions supporting neither side of the AGW discussion
Re: iCloud storage is much cheaper, and that is what Apple want you to use
A down vote from someone who clearly never gets out of a city on a major continent (try Buttfuck Idaho or back of Bourke) or ever paid for data in Australia or had his "unlimited" plan suddenly not be so unlimited after all ...
The facts remain that data is expensive in many countries, "unlimited" often isn't, and coverage still sucks outside cities. Visiting a major event in just about any city just about guarantees zero data coverage as people actually try and post to FB etc. Mobile data is still a long way from usable for anything but unimportant things, and not even those.
Re: iCloud storage is much cheaper, and that is what Apple want you to use
True, but that implies that one has a free and unlimited data plan (in the dictionary sense, not the marketing sense) and further, one is willing to tolerate the inconsistent coverage and quality that we currently have.
Re: IDC previous predictions fail...
"Cubs having won the World Series in 2016."
Sadly, just in our dreams
It's been done. Worked OK too (I have one still). I think they stopped selling the nano-5 watch band now though
Re: This good be good news or bad news.....
Obligatory XKCD https://xkcd.com/radiation/
Quick, someone who is too bored to have a life read this and give me the tl;dr version.
Re: I'm starting to lose track of this
NOKIA got really big in mobile phones in a different era and it is very unlikely that their previous 50%+ market share position could ever be re-attained.
That said, I guess they could start from scratch and try some niche markets. They were always good at the phone cameras and they had good production quality and OK designs. There may be some useful and profitable areas for them, but a major global player in mobile phones generally is probably not one of them. This belongs to the hordes of Chinese manufacturers forever more I suspect.
It seems with this announcement previous predictions that MS would quickly get rid of the dumb phone part of the business have now been realised and the destruction of all NOKIA handset division value is now almost complete. After a suitable amount of time, the Lumia will be buried and MS's foray into the mobile handset market will be at an end.
Oh, and how is that 8Bn purchase of Skype working out for MS financially?
It's all relative, except when it is not
"Samsung is unusual in that their devices always have a longer life."
For the life of me, I cannot deduce to what this statement refers .
Re: English translation please...?
Well Tim, I think I know what you meant to write, but I am unable to reconcile my thought with what you did write and with what you might have written to indicate what you clearly thought. geddit?
"... indication that the laws won't be used against specific vendors"
yep, that is totally believable, not?
My conjecture is ...
a) The score range is 1..5
b) That in this case, the direction of "scoring" is irrelevant
Re: Request line
... or a band
These might be cool though
Re: Lots of people have to fill this out
Actually, first pet is the one i always choose. there are only 5 living people who know the answer to this one.
Re: Seems like a good idea to me.
Isn't .NET currently needed in order to use powershell? Probably enough reason not to use it actually ...
Re: R. A. E.
if were able to upvote from this app, i would do so!
I am reduced to tears.
Re: Hear him! Hear him!
I am reliably informed that a Citation IV will remove the panties of even the most difficult wench!
Re: Hear him! Hear him!
No iPhone 6 for me, for that reason alone! And here I was thinking that I was the last guy in a 3 piece suit!
I am hoping Apple come to their collective senses and release an iPhone7 mini around the time I need to upgrade my current version
Re: Business/corporate cloud backup is a fraud and a shame.
Joerg. True, but after one presents the bill for the hardware, software, human intervention time etc. it transpires that the stuff is not that valuable after all, and lesser solutions are acceptable. That is, until the shit hits the fan, at which time new jobs must be found.
Re: Not Likely
Crikey, my compressed save sets are approaching 1TB a day on average ... and I limit my first tier recovery options to the past 15 days, simply in order to manage the storage space.
Getting this data across the net to some cloudy end location while possible, is hardly a viable solution, especially when the inevitable recovery is necessary after SQL Server borks another multi-TB database.
Re: What's the use case for 100 Gbps wireless?
never underestimate banwidth of a utility van filled with disk drives
Re: For More On the Story
Flah Boys is not Michael's best book, but well worth the read anyway. I hope Segey wins, it was a all totally bogus.
Re: How to accurately measure diversity?