207 posts • joined Friday 16th October 2009 16:36 GMT
Re: No real surprise
Try this as a start (it references the UK Public Accounts Committee) - http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/1808456/mps-slam-hmrc-business-acumen-offshore-company-deal
However from what I understand those dozy gits who sit in the House of Commons either kew nowt or were not prepared to do anything until Private Eye (http://www.private-eye.co.uk/) started raking up some of the dirt, as well as subsequent disgraceful behaviour by HMRC. Described as scurrilous by many (typically MPs, Councils and others who get caught out - for example http://www.private-eye.co.uk/sections.php?section_link=in_the_back&issue=1338, it does the most consistent job of reporting the real murk in Britain of all the news publications. Worth a subscription).
Re: And when revenues drop?
Snap. I now have a real reason for investing some time with Gimp. It will probably do for 99% of what I need and I will beg the very occasional 1%. It just needed this nudge.
As you are quoting the Independent's story you missed a cracker of a quote -
"Among the added IT expertise brought in were a team of expensive consultants from Deloitte."
Yuck yuck yuck (in best Muttly fashion). At some point UK governmnt might just decide to invest in their own experts - at least fuck ups like this will be cheaper!
Re: cool software bro
Dare I say it in these tempestuous times, my original iPod was great for singlehanded us.
Re: as a left-hander
I've got to agree, although imagining the the counterclockwise motion it does not seem strange.
I suspect the only mouse that is truly ambidextrous is the original Apple one button, that's all you're getting mate beast. As proud member of the Clan Sinnister I think I have become so confused over left and right edness that I tend not to notice and find myself flipping between the two depending on circumstance - for example I shoot a firearm right handed but a bow lefthanded, I use a conventional SLR camera righthanded and bowl (cricket0 lefthanded. I write lefthanded but use a hammer righthanded.
Yores in much confusion
"Left-handers just have to use a finger, or learn to be normal"
And what makes the interface so difficult to mirror?
Re: In some regards, he has a point though
I took a similar set. General studies - not a problem, I had been writing through O level and then both my physics and chemistry required a certain amount of clear, concise english.
actually at the time
and to give their due, the iPhone really was an outstanding bit of integrated design - hardware, software and service
Re: Language support?
I would suggest that if this is the case, then it is a 'good' thing. If I am working in France I don't expect their public sector to fork out dosh to translate material for my convenience....
If you read the comment he was simply expressing displeasure at the practice.....
Re: @Dennis Wilson (was: Lucky)
They don't have Pubs in that part of the East......
based on observations of senior management in many private and public sector roles
was not to leave your very precious data in the hands of a set of (incompetent) pirates
Re: Itz de cloud
An addendum. People seem to have a bizarre understanding of SLAs and the underlying impact of a failure of their service provider to meet KPIs. Fundamentally if your business really relies on a service you need a guaranteed (externally - not just from your provider, even if they be BIG) ability to either get the service back or recoup the losses. Few organisations actually understand their costs or risk in this area. Probably because most of their managers are financially illiterate - and that really includes their accountants.
Itz de cloud
Those IT managers who committed themselves to this service - no doubt hoping that bonuses would come their way based on cost savings - and who had no business continuity plan in place deserve everything they get. And that includes the public services numpties who have been pushed this way by those pratts in the cabinet office.
Re: Just as buzzed about this announcement as I was with iPhone 4
Umm err - is Blacberry a company?
Re: They could do as the USA
Surely a European Arrest Warrant for a select number of EU/US Twitter execs will make life very interesting.
Re: You have to admire the cheek
But even then the profits need to be landed and taxed eventually? This was its all free. I suppose the question is whether Obama et al hang out for a long (possibly very long when you see how much profit companies like Apple have stashed abroad) term, or whether he takes the breadcrumbs now and hopes they might reinvest in the US?
You have to admire the cheek
I always thought that the drawback of these schemes for US companies was the requirement (at some stage) to repatriate funds to the home country - after all for the unsophisticated of us, the ability to spend where we live is kind of the point? But this tax holiday - golly, golly, golly. Hope Obama says Nyet.
Re: That Diane Abbott...
As bad as Vaz - methinks you are exaggerating somewhat. Vaz's ability to grandstand while stealing from his constituents and his country, at the same time as indulging in dodgy deals with foreign nationals is surely far more developed than anything Abbot has done.... He makes Teflon Tony look positively filthy (and Tony had the good grace to destroy his expenses amongst other things before they could be viewed).
So Keith, where did all those accounts and mortgages get serviced from?
Re: Tell me …
I suspect that he carries it occasionally......
I think there is something to be said for technology companies that develop something new to be allowed to then license that- an extreme example of the right thing would be ARM. The problem of course is the troll continuum. And of course lawyers
Better still - go minimalist _ just the leaf
Re: Causing concern about human rights
You have to admit that they have studied the best of the Mill owner's history and raised them by a pension or two....
Re: Reverse Vista effect
Yes there are things that do similar jobs, but IMHO not quite up to what I require for these jobs.
Re: survivors of that species
Indeed much of the premiership have found that essential ecological niche they needed to survive....
Don"t ya just love the magnetosphere!
Does anyone remember a rather poor British sci-fi series (one only) where at least one of the subplots relied on the lack of a magnetic field (on an otherwise lush inhabited planet)
Well other than the inlay
These appear to be sensible, operational features
Any details? Interested punters would love to know?
Re: Profit != Turnover
Actually if the numbers are right, your return on investment is abysmal. Do you have real investors?
Re: Dixons Bloke
So what part of Dixon's performance - pisspoor financials, pisspoor customer experience - were Apple hoping to emulate?
Re: The people were the problem
The TC1100 was extremely usable. It even had a pitch that worked on a crappy airline/train seat. I never quite got an acceptable Linux build to work yhough
So, no tech, poor location (cost, accessibility, talent) - where does this administration think they are - or maybe what are they smoking? Not that the last lot were any better.
"Joshi was the last remaining HP executive to have links to the era of Hewlett-Packard's founding fathers"
Umm - how about Ann Livermore? Still on the board and she joined in 1982 I think.
Re: 1st edition!
Because a decent librarian will track you down no matter - ordinary bounty hunter could learn from them.......
Oh yes you can
Central government (you remember - the bit with legislative control - yup that one) can rein in local government. Think lad, think.
Re: Use of waste heat?
"I would also take issue with the 55MW in / 55MW out as there will be a bit of work done with the power!"
And how do you think that this power gets "expressed" - sorry, translating for an English Lit grad
Re: Mobile phone.. heating food.. you've not really thought that through, have you?
I think you missed the "with a suitable battery" comment......
Re: Hang on a second...
And BTW for all their faults, appliance is not a bad name given the range of equipment that might need to be deployed.
Re: Mapping software to suit idiotic procedures
And in comparison, my son has had orthodontic appointments at the Bristol dental hospital for the last year - about once every six weeks. They specify a time, wan you that they will lose your appointment if you are more than 10 (I seem to remember) minutes late, and then always see him within 5 minutes (+ and - if we are already there). No failures yet.
There are some improvements that could be made with their booking procedures, but they seem to have their queues well under control with decent estimates of what is fairly routine work.
Of many explanations
The fact that a large head is less likely to indicate for increased maternal mortality in a well off society is one of them....
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