1700 posts • joined 14 Aug 2009
Re: Wasn't this settled years ago???
If you claimed the original purchase as an expense and got a tax deduction, then you will have to pay some of it back when you receive your rebate; if you didn't, then you won't have to pay anything as it is a partial refund of a non-deductible expense.
Re: Whereas if it was a bank doing these transactions
PayPal is regulated, as an electronic money issuer in the EU, and as a money transfer agent in each US state. Not the same regulations as banks are subject to, but they are regulated.
They didn't own real Bitcoins, they owned paper Bitcoins, ie MT Gox owed them money denominated in Bitcoin.
One of the main benefits of 4G vs 3G is actually better coverage, so it would be stupid to work on improved 3G coverage when there is a better way to do it.
Re: Yes I predict it will be exactly as terrible as Y2K!
But the idea that a washing machine would think, "It's 1st January 1900, I haven't been invented yet, I'd better explode and set the place on fire" was pretty stupid though.
US$ cash is pretty much banned for transactions over about $15,000 for exactly that reason, but it doesn't stop criminals from using it.
Re: Kettle, met pot, pot meet kettle
ODF works on LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org. That is your two competing implementations.
Re: A beelion users can't be wrong (can they?)
Sure, you can use Whatsapp to send texts to someone in another country. You can also use Skype, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, BBM or many other services to do the same thing.
Re: Value, what value?
No, because you prepare your accounts on a going concern basis, which means that you assume you are not going to go bust unless there is evidence to the contrary.
In that case, you still have the software, and if it continues to bring benefits to your business of the sort you hoped to get when you bought it, then you show it as an asset.
Re: dumb question but...
The Apple version of it requires you to enter a password to re-activate the phone. I believe you can still track it. As far as I can see, the Google version works in much the same way.
Re: Buyer beware
Android device manager does let you lock your phone if you have the August update for Google Play.
Re: Atari 2600
No, he could use that as a weapon. I suggest a bit of foam on the floor.
Re: One more sign that microsoft ...
MS Excel was available for Macs before it was available for Windows. This is nothing new.
Re: Final Cut Pro X?
Isn't there an issue with it having to phone home regularly, which might be a problem if for example you are shooting a nature documentary in Antarctica.
Will the next iPhone even be the iPhone 6? The latest iPad is the iPad air rather than the iPad 5, so if there is a significant change to the size or form factor of the iPhone, it may get a similar new name. Alternatively, if it is just an minor incremental release, then it might be the iPhone 5Sx or something like that.
The original version of OSX was released in March 2001, XP was released in August 2001.
Re: How about
I believe a lot of the software is browser based, but only works on ie6, which of course is not available on Windows 7.
ITV 1 is a public service channel. The other ITV channels are not.
I guess it is a nightmare to use if your computers are in different locations and you don't have Remote Desktop facilities.
Have they picked the right tablet
The iPad is a bit too big to pull out while you are on the move in the street. I would have thought something about 6" - 7" that you can fit in a large pocket would be better. Also I would want something a bit more rugged when you have criminals around you.
Macs can run Windows, so why not? The iPhone hardware is capable of running Android without modification.
Re: glad to see those minds put to good use
The difference is having electronic sensors wired directly into his nervous system, and from there to his brain.
They can get a court order to shut down the chat room. They don't need to DOS it.
I don't think Ed Milliband is a terrorist, but what about Bob Crow?
The use or treat of an action [namely strike action]
The use or threat is designed to influence the government [to not close ticket offices]
and the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racial, or ideological cause [It is a political cause in this case]
It involves serious violence against a person [no]
serious damage to property [no]
endangers a person's life other than that of the person committing the action [maybe, causes congestion which blocks ambulances]
creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public [all that overcrowding on buses and trains?]
is designed to interfere with or seriously disrupt an electronic system [The tube is an electronic system, and it has been seriously disrupted]
I would imagine the orange.fr website dates from before France Telecom took over Orange and changed its own name to Orange.
I guess I lose this particular competition. I have a Galaxy Note 2, and don't see any need to upgrade to this year's model.
Re: Avoid the commodity
I had WordPerfect 6 running on Windows 3.11 on a 486SX with 4MB RAM. It was bearable if you had about a page of text, but if you had much more than that, it got very slow. I was a student at the time, which meant lots of long documents with charts and diagrams pasted into it.
Re: Avoid the commodity
Maybe you should try doing word-processing on a 15-20 year old machine, just to remind yourself how slow and frustrating it was back then compared to now.
20 years ago, we had Windows 3.11 and Office 6. 15 years ago we had Windows 98 and Office 97. The computers would crash several times per day. Changing fonts meant waiting a few seconds for the dialog box to come up. Printing was the same, and you had to wait until the job was sent to the printer before you could start working again.
Re: Scary Stuff
The font used for numberplates is designed for use with OCR systems. I'm not really sure a QR code would be any better. With the current system, if the computer can't read it, it can ask a human for help, and usually the human will be able to read the number plate from the photo. However, a human would not be able to read a QR code.
Well look at the claims in turn
He claims his device can read number plates. I don't know if that is true, but OCR does exist, and it is possible with current technology to do that. It could be true.
Lets look at the other claims:
It can detect speeding. Average speed cameras do exist that record number plates and the time taken to get from one camera to another. This claim could be true.
It can spot tax dodgers. If it was linked to DVLA's car tax database, then it could check that. Devices that do that are used. This claim could be true, but only in respect of car tax dodgers.
It can spot disabled people. Blue badges are issued to people, not cars. You can use it if the badge holder is in the car, or if you are going to pick up the badge holder. It is not possible for this claim to be true.
It can spot terrorists. There is no database of terrorists linked to registration numbers. MI5 and MI6 may have some terrorist-linked registration numbers on file, but there is no way you can make the claim that this devices will spot terrorists.
It can spot car theives and shop lifters. If a car is reported stolen, the registration number is forwarded to police and traffic wardens, and they will look out for it. In this respect, it might find stolen cars some of the time. There is no way it could find shop lifters.
Dial-up will add about 20-30 seconds to the transaction time. That may not sound like a lot, and it isn't if only one person waits that long, but when you have a whole queue of people at the till, it reduces the number of people that till can serve per day.
You need Adobe for some of HMRC's PDF forms.
Warrants could be for things like billing details for a particular account they are interested in.
Re: new products
I have one, and it does what it is supposed to do quite well, but I have to switch to something else, and use a different remote to watch broadcast TV. An actual TV set, complete with screen, from Apple, could potentially be much better than what's out there at the moment.
Re: new products
There may well be a smart TV in the pipeline, and by that I mean something where you can watch some actual TV, not like the current Apple TV and similar products from other suppliers.
Re: What I suggest the unfortunate do
The only way to tell the difference between a phishing email and a legitimate email from a bank is whether or not the SPF record matches, and whether or not the url in the message is correct. As there is no practical way to get a list of valid urls for each bank, the only way is to look at SPF records.
Re: The ISP is to blame not the sender
If Natwest has an SPF record for their domain, and an email arrives from outside the permitted range of addresses, then it is perfectly reasonable to assume it is a phishing email, of which there are many, and refuse to accept delivery of it.
Re: The Prince is Poor !
In the US, the procedure is to start a "Jon Doe" case, then get orders against Google and Facebook to reveal the IP addresses of the people you are interested in, then get the ISP that owns those addresses to reveal the subscriber, then proceed with the case against the subscriber.
In the UK, you would get Norwich Parmcal orders against Google, Facebook and the ISP, and then sue the subscriber when you know their name.
Re: HP Servers?
They could be doing an HP agreement with Blackhorse Finance to shift profits elsewhere in the group.
Re: My experience with Windows Phone
My Galaxy Note 2 has an excellent battery life, and reports suggest that the Note 3 has a similarly good battery life. It seems that a larger screen means more space for a bigger battery behind it, and the extra capacity on that battery more than offsets the additional power demands of the larger screen.
Re: And still I have yet to see a Windows phone in the wild
Someone in our office has one. He uses it as a telephone only though, and I have no idea why he doesn't just get the cheapest Nokia dumb phone.
Re: Self supply
It matters because Apple has to buy in all the chips it uses, and many of them come from Samsung. Samsung also makes those chips for its own phones and slabs, and they don't appear in the sales stats because they are internal transfers.
The remote control for a Roku is 5.5", and that is smaller than most TV remotes. Mine is 8", and I can't really see how you could fit the buttons on anything much smaller than that.
Re: I see nothing wrong with this.
I'd rather HMRC didn't have to pay lots of my money to Google to outbid scam websites.
Re: Sorry, but tough
This particular scam site charges you £50 to send out the application form. You then have to pay another £50 to DVLA to get the actual licence.
taxreturngateway.com are the first listed advert on Bing as well. HMRC's own website is listed 5th in the list.
Google can have some sort of idea where you are from your IP address. Certainly which country you are in, and in most cases they can narrow it down to approximately county level.
Google already knows where you are and what the weather is like outside, so Sammy's sweater shop can already target ads in this manner. The likes of Tesco already use weather forecasts to decide what to stock their shelves with.
I take it you have never drived round Marble Arch at 3:30 am? Even a that time of the night, it is incredibly busy.
The average speed of traffic in central London is something like 11 miles per hour, so 2 hours to drive 20 miles is very plausible.
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