@The Crow From Below
What a dumb rant
You think money paid in tax doesn't get spent on things like this?
5902 posts • joined 28 May 2010
What a dumb rant
You think money paid in tax doesn't get spent on things like this?
Well presumably he has influence over such things
"That's a nice website you have there. It would be terrible if someone publicly disclosed a security vulnerability".
Just run Parallels (or similar) on the Macs.
He's after the repeat work.
I'd rather build you a desktop application if you need native code, that way you can probably keep the existing code running, but not inside ActiveX.
As a developer I love ActiveX and NPAPI (never used BHO) for what they allow me to do... rendering in a browser tab, open an Excel document in the browser, etc. But that's more "this is a cool nerdy thing to do" than "this is something useful or sensible".
There are still valid use cases for these type of technologies (despite what Google claim about JS being able to do everything) but they are very niche.
MS have been trying to persuade everyone to stop using ActiveX, etc, for years now. There comes a point where it stops being MS' fault that people refuse to accept they're going to have to rebuild their software.
Given that IE11 is still being shipped, ActiveX WILL still be available anyway - for now at least, you can see it being removed in Windows11.
Historically MS share a lot of blame historically but companies who refuse to re-build 10+ year old internal software are the issue now.
My phone GPS knows the speed limits on all roads anyway - it's almost creepy how as you drive past a speed limit sign the phone displays the new limit within a few metres.
With an internet connection it can know temporary restrictions too, but realistically such a system doesn't HAVE to cover every special case when the driver retains responsibility.
You realise that realistic fake signs would work on human drivers too, a lot of the time?
If you leave your car unlocked it's still a crime for someone to steal things from it.
Why? Most of the poorer people in the world do live as families together.
Seeing how far you can get with £5 a day for 5 of you could be pretty interesting.
Even two people with £10 benefit, a family or group of housemates much more so.
Slightly off-topic, but I have no idea. We get things in the post from time to time about local elections and they all blend into one in my memory. Can I check, easily, if I'm registered?
...it's not particularly useful.
Joel Spolsky did a good article on the demise of Netscape: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html
You'd think it would make her more popular.
If a lorry trashes my parked car then the police coming out doesn't seem like a bad plan.
If there are no other cars nearby, maybe nobody can call.
Or, maybe the fact it sends your GPS location rather than "um, we passed a pub a while back" and vague phone location which I assume is something they can track?
>>How long before NSA, GCHQ, police etc are turning on the microphones in these cars to listen into conversations?
Unlike when you dial 999, the police definitely don't listen to those calls.
If I'm stationary and a lorry drives into me, I think I'd still like the emergency services to come!
Yes you do - I see loads of them. Which is good as I much prefer them.
They've infiltrated the Mint!
Well that's entirely legal and she is still paying tax. Company profits are taxed, and dividends which take your personal earnings into the higher-rate tax bracket then attract additional tax. It's probably more tax efficient BUT it's NOT allowed to simply quit your job and do the exact same thing through a Ltd company. Or rather, that is legal but then the dividend thing isn't - you can work through your company but lose the tax and NI advantages (IR35).
He didn't impose a tax cut. He partially reduced the TEMPORARY new tax band created by the previous government. That tax bracket was never supposed to be around long-term.
Not really. Avoiding tax means you are explicitly arranging your affairs in some more complicated way, for the primary purpose of reducing how much tax you pay - but that all of those mechanisms are legal. The issue is that some avoidance is just common sense and some is obviously devious.
What's that quote about "I can't define right and wrong but I know them when I see them"? Clearly, the legal system has to work to the letter of the law but that doesn't mean some cases aren't very obviously taking the mick - while others look fine to some and dodgy to others.
For instance an IT contractor working through a Ltd company (because agencies aren't happy if you work as a sole trader) can balance their income between company dividends and salary as they see fit. How can you possibly draw a line where that balance becomes 'wrong'?
So what? If I have a salary of £100k I can't say to HMRC "look, I pay my National Insurance contributions and that's quite a lot, so I won't bother with income tax as well"
Since when have Apple done solid-gold products for the luxury market?
Has anyone got any idea what weight of gold is actually used in a solid gold Watch, and it's raw value as gold?
It's a pretty thing, that car.
Surely someone's made one of those already?
So don't use it then. A bit like all the many varied kitchen appliances most of us see as unnecessary.
A few thoughts that crossed my head while reading...
- Run a bath remotely
- I want toast to pop up and the kettle to boil as the food in the oven is ready
- Turn the coffee machine/kettle on when my alarm goes off
- Turn off the TV/lights when I fall asleep
But these are all bits and pieces. Maybe living in a "connected home" you would naturally find yourself using it in lots of 'obvious' ways that aren't apparent.
You can already set a timer on your coffee machine, our washing machine lets you program the stop-time so it finishes the load as you get back from work, etc. Is it a case of many minimal gains rather than some revolution?
YOU sound like a hipster, bleating on about things.
Apple is the biggest company in the world and accounts for 80%+ of the smartphone market (by value) so anything they launch IS news, by definition.
Is there a site where people are saying what their comments are, that were censored, so we can see if it's bias rather than lots of childish Apple-haters posting "Apple are ****"?
All the 'stuff' in a regular £20 watch takes up space equivalent to a pea (or less). An iWatch is probably chock-full of stuff, does that make it harder to find space for better water-proofing perhaps?
You don't have to be that rich to afford $10k on a gadget... that's footballer money not Buffet money.
And it's not like they probably expect to sell a lot of them.
Because if you have that much money, you can afford it the same way most of us would a Raspberry Pi... a fun gadget.
Is the rubber band so you can wind it up?
Seriously though, these things are SO expensive. I don't mean the bling versions - that actually makes sense since there are some very rich people looking to differentiate themselves - but several hundred dollars when you have to have an iPhone as well?!
Sounds like if it were on Dragons' Den they'd say "great idea but it's not a big enough business to invest in".
They don't seem very discreet. They've got a bloody great sign on view.
Oh look, a man is in favour of prostitution. Stop the press.
You'd think in this age, they'd be trying to make paper books more expensive to promote environmentalism!
>>It's impossible for a tax like VAT to hurt a company, since it is always passed on to the end consumer. When it comes to VAT, Amazon and companies like it are simply the tax collectors for governments.
If it affects the end-price paid by the consumer, this can definitely affect sales.
No, I get free 3G anywhere in the world. It's one of the wonderful features that is not that widely known, especially since you can use the free 3G for emergency web-browsing.
Does Amazon actually charge users 3% VAT, or do they charge 20% UK VAT and then pay back 3%?
It's from 2 months ago...
Oops, I seem to have hit a nerve.
This WAS a UK website last time I checked.
Insurance companies work on some sort of margin. If their costs go down - less accidents - they can make the same profit by charging less.
Seems pretty bloated to me.
From a later post it sounds like this IS a filter coffee alternative, more like a "coffee bag" - so not the same as nespresso et al which claim to use the espresso coffee method?