Re: Repeating the same mistakes
and Wilkos seem to think rubbish puns and instructing you how to put the kettle on make them attractive.
328 posts • joined 4 Apr 2011
and Wilkos seem to think rubbish puns and instructing you how to put the kettle on make them attractive.
toolstation for button cells at £1. They seem to last longer than the 20 for £1 in Poundstore.
I suspect Homebase will try to go more upmarket. However with competition like Poundland & the Range I suspect they will crash.
Had the same, ended up in Currys who had it in stock & were cheaper.
....Oracle has a cloud business????
Depends if its a Tory MP, in which case they might enjoy it.
Wonder why so few UK IT graduates get decent jobs when Indian graduates are paying huge amounts (half the average wage) to get an IT degree.
Nice idea and probably part of the solution but the great thing about imported labour is that it is much more exploitable than natives. For their equal wages (after expenses & stoppages) the staff will be expected to work 16 hour days.
Hardly rocket science.
Licence payers receive their license confirmation and it contains a user name & password.It remains unique & constant unless there is a suspicion there is abuse. When you want to add an item you enter your user name in the device and then log in to your account & approve it or enter the pin number sent to you by email.
Catchup only users pay a reduced license and receive a user key in the same way. Catchup users can be abroad if needed.
You can reduce the licence fee because of all the extra money Catchup is generating.
You monitor for abuse and disable / reissue item approvals as needed.
Amazon et al did all the hard work years ago.
You may not easily be able to pierce limited liability however you block the right to be a director if they misbehave, a fine for cold calling is probably enough. OK it means his Dog will become MD but its a start.
get a USB battery pack?
Should give you an hour or two to restart.
wasn't when I worked in TV sales & Service 30 years ago.
We had a customer bring in a new defective A*** video recorder with what become a common fault with the remote (when the sun shone it wouldn't work), so we sent it back to A***. We received a factory sealed new replacement and as we had already refunded the customer we put it in stock & it was sold. New customer found our service tag on the back and called in trading standards. Despite showing them documentation that proved our version of events we ended up with a £2K fine.
I'm not sure why modern shops believe they can get away with selling second hand goods as new, its blatant nowadays.
And Argos that firm that last Sunday declined my wife & my perfectly valid cards online. Next call I get is from My Bank's fraud department. They were £25 cheaper than Currys who offered my a chance to order online & collect in store that day except just before paying the bill they changed it to delivered into store in the next 5-10 days.
Amazon are hardly getting stiff competition.
strange on any windows box the help works (apart from the occasional ancient - 25 year old help file)
Help comes with pictures and is written by professional authors.
If you don't know how to use a command line program you just add a -? to the command line.
On the UNIX box no one will have installed the man pages.
Its text only written by Geeks. The Desktop manager help is a little better.
Sorry UNIX has some great features but man pages aren't one of them.
I suppose we should be grateful someone entered and won a prize as its so easy I can see why the armchair experts didn't enter.
Next time Linus & Bill won't have a look in.
Its a simple idea and it has been done partially already but a few more competitors are a good thing in such a market.
Congrats Ross - Icon is obvious
do keep up at the back.
Unfortunately in the UK sales are the vast majority of profit related activity. We need to tax them at a sensible rate so competitors aren't disadvantaged.
Most companies all think Sales are making the real money, they might understand that they have to service the customers but if they could get away without doing that then they would try, as they can't they just outsource everything.
Well if we truly have a European Union then taxation submission should be identical in all of them. If there are loopholes such as a Double Dutch Irish sandwich etc then we should disallow such things and tax fully in the UK, We shouldn't recognise tax havens used to avoid UK tax except as an artificial vehicle to avoid tax.Maybe we can 'deem' them tax evaders?
I bet to continue allowing large corporations to avoid tax won't be in the VoteRemains.EU prospectus.
Strange HMRC have spent tens of millions redefining existing contractor relationships under IR35 and losing again & again in court for peanuts (there must be a better way to recover £10k of tax over a decade). Yet when it comes to billions in turnover in the UK with UK customers being 'finalised in Ireland' and a tax haven its business as usual, maybe the international companies can afford better lawyers?
I think they meant the car colour was Black or White.Not sure what you added, (this may be what most people think about you).
I think it was a little restrictive any colour Audi can have a muppet at the wheel.
in the text of the judgement from the link kindly supplied by another commentator
Just because you don't do research then don't assume others don't.
45 page transaction log for 8 days monitoring suggests he was either an excellent typist or spending too much time IMing the girlfriend.
Should have got a cat he would of won in the ECHR.
This model was built by native Americans.
The power cuts hit at home frequently, I was too young to work.
But nearly every night there were power cuts, we had hurricane lamps to light the house and we read books. Imagine that now the H&S bunch would complain about the lamps and most kids aren't sure what book is.
The cost of replacing meters should be part of running costs. In the decades I have owned various properties I have never been asked for access to replace or even test the meter, many of which are 30-50 years old. I can't think of many organisations that sell goods by a measured quantity who aren't required to test their scales etc on a regular basis.
Thank <Deity> they didn't call it the Drinkjet, Refilling your pint glass would be more expensive than buying a super yacht.
Funny we get in trouble if we are out by 5-10% on ROI, cost or time estimates made in the planning stage. This is before the grown ups change the scope of the project to satisfy their political needs.
Well if they have blocked gambling & Porn at least the LGBT etc communities will now be able to get on the computers in the library.
There seems to be no thought to any neighboring user in her 80s who might be surfing a cookery site for the first time.
Not sure I would want to investigate goat porn in the Library or the library would want me to. Sometimes you can't please everyone whatever their fancy.
I realise people need access to websites for more information in some cases but I would have thought the smart phone with ubiquitous web access would suffice. You can pick up a PAYG for <£40 or use the iPhone on £40 a month contract everyone seems to have.
Wait and we will see the release of Hyperlapse porn...
3 weeks in Paris here we come...
Nice, one keyboard on order!
maybe it was circumcised?
Unfortunately cancer is just a word used to describe mutated cells multiplying uncontrollably. They tend to do it in a different way depending on the type of cancer and cell. That's why some cancers have a great survival rate and some don't. But great advances are being made every day.
Its a bit like calling it 'a cut' regardless of whether its the Jugular or little pinky.
Fat chance, the bonuses have already been paid!
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No HMRC think how much tax you pay should be vague and poorly defined. Even their own staff can't fill in the forms properly but HMRC take the taxpayer to court because they followed HMRC advice.
Personal Service Companies are a figment of HMRC's imagination. There is no legal definition.
There is no 'loophole' Contractors act as a limited company because of previous legislation that made it impossible for contractors to act as a self employed person and pay even less tax. The tax most contractors are avoiding is about 10-15%, they do however get no employment benefits so maybe that is a fair trade off?
This putting contractors into a one size fit all harness keeps failing.
The result of this will either be
1. All the contractors become highly paid permies swapping their daily rates for equivalent salaries. They & their employers then hand over oodles of tax to HMRC. Agencies disappear. Watch out for Airborne pigs.
2.Contractors end up working for agents at same rates or more likely lower rates maybe 10- 20% meaning less tax.
3. Contractors end up working for contractor agencies which incorporate abroad and or figure out how to avoid tax. Companies get to pay costs abroad so avoiding UK tax.
4. Companies import ICT workers and pay them minimum wage after deductions so they can claim tax credits = negative tax. IT workers retire or work abroad.
5. Companies can't find contractors to work for them in London etc because of lack of expenses so they offshore work. We loose skills and any lead we had in IT or similar.
6. Contractors find a way to work round the legislation and ignore it which was what happened with IR35. As they are fed up of being targeted more people do it.
every valid option above means lower tax take. This proposal is not the way to fix it. Lets have a point based system that can be applied fairly and identify those disguised employees and the real contractors.
Amusingly enough I now know 8 contractors who started "real businesses" funded originally by generous fees from contracting. They employ staff and pay lots of tax. They would probably not have launched their business as a permie with a none compete & employer owns IP clause in their contracts.
does no one say to government entities "if it aint encrypted you are doing it wrong"?
and lessons learned , no one sacked trebles all round.
You saying M$ want to take us for a ride?
Really like that, Windows knows all that information. Maybe some rules if the text is unreadable or the printout looks like it should be large it can prompt.
Per application defaults would be good.
I think if you are in a new location your default printer may need to temporarily change.as well.
I had one of these. One of our electrical engineers had just got home from site and was reading his mails.
His wife handed him his 6 month old son to hold while she searched for a fresh nappy. Aforesaid son exposed to cold air sprinkled all over the laptop.
When he phoned me I spent the first few minutes laughing, we arranged a spare to be shipped and he swapped the hard drive on his own.
Oh yes, used to work on a site of an insurance Company with 2000 workstations on one ring. I was there installing some software as a third party.
It was an absolute nightmare when one started beaconing!
Printing presses - for printing naughty pamphlets.
Film Projectors - for stag films
VCRs - stag films
streaming - porn films and live sex
I bet we find Ada Lovelace was actually calculating ways to find the best page of the Kama Sutra for that day.
The first monetarisation for almost any technology normally involves Sex. The porn industry will lead the development. The other two other ways are exploration & WAR. Sex you can monetarise in your back bedroom and it doesn't involve shooting anyone.
with apologies to Gordon Gecko:
"I am not a despoiler of ladies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that Sex, for lack of a better word, is good. Sex is right, Sex works. Sex clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Sex, in all of its forms; lust for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And Sex, you mark my words, will not only develop technology faster, but save that other malfunctioning corporation called the world. Thank you very much."
Charged for her pleasure?
Paris - you have to ask?
"In addition to the monetary penalty, the Information Commissioner has asked the police force to sign an undertaking promising to revamp its data protection procedures, so as to safeguard against any repeat of the breach."
Oh Goody lessons learnt, not even people will be retrained. I suggest they give those responsible a little note so they can remember not to do it again and to remind others. I believe it would be especially effective if they headed the note 'P45'.
Good idea It has to be :
Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA
020 7981 3000
wouldn't we throw the French & Spanish out of our waters? UK fishermen actually record their catches.
The problem with the EU is it has lots of rules and only the UK seems to obey them.
A points based Visa waiver system would be fine allowing us to steal pre trained Doctors & nurses whist keeping out European Criminals that seem to like it here (we could keep our native ones to save embarrassment).
Such a system would slow the dragging down of wages that is happening because accession nation nationals are willing to earn much less, not because they are special , I'm pretty sure if someone paid you the equivalent of £125k to clean tables you would be very willing.
As mentioned above we are just stacking up problems for the future having bottled it as far as reducing pension demand by raising the retirement age, old age provision etc something we could have done back in the 70s when we first realised the population was changing.
The argument seems to be if we vote to leave a club that we pay significant membersip fees and buy lots of goods from they will stop selling things to us or buying things from us to spite us. If we try to change the rules then we will be sorry
I look forward to greatly reduced lawyer costs (if its on tape its difficult to argue with either way).
Fewer issues with stop & search If its justified it can be reviewed so community leaders can support the police and if its not the officer can be corrected as needed.
I don't fancy more Police Camera Action episodes but I suppose it does convince the do gooders that there are some wrong uns out there.
so about time!
The first thing they need to do is agree on a standard communication model like CEC or SNMP that can work basically across manufacturers and be extended with proprietary functions.
That solves the IOT as a service becoming obsolete because everyone would offer a basic service.
Then tackle devices that would actually benefit, Irons & laundry seem to be the Beau of the ball but I reckon Ovens, TVs and heating are the eligible bachelors. Look up recipes for a full meal , send to oven and get prompts to put the spuds / yorkshire puds in with pictures / video on the tv & the oven heat changes when appropriate.
Have a look at the ESP266 and realise the extra cost is pence.
Certain satellite firms charge different amounts depending on the country a few years back a pub Landlady went to the European court because she was showing football from a Greek (or similar) subscription in her Pub which was 60% cheaper than UK prices.
Geo locking seems to be against the aims of the EU, if freedom of movement is a red line so should this be.
Its to show they are outside box shifting.
Forge partnerships??? Oh you mean despite being a large direct client giving all their resellers my number so they can ring me up weekly and ask why we don't buy HP?
I smell jossticks
It was "It tells you everything" bit that made me laugh.
Now if she had said it puts everything in code in an obscure log file only mentioned in 1.256 release notes that you then have to search for hours to find the explanation for she might have been believable.
Sad bunch, if the UNIX boys had their way PC's would be $5000 each and an OS licence $2-3 K. Most of it would be command line and you would only be able to buy software to run on one variant of UNIX, if you wanted to use another variation you would need to buy the $200,000 software again. To install it then you would need an expert for 2 - 40 days.
We know this as most of the original UNIX manufacturers still have this business model or went bust.
Between Bill & Linus the software arena was blown wide open due to low cost and usability. So we really owe them a big thank you, regardless of your envy.
Bill made lots of money out of making life easier for you, he is now spending most of that making life better for those less fortunate. The big thing is he is actually achieving it in a few years unlike many of the established charities.
Getting rid of Poo and supplying fresh drinking water are two of the biggest problems affecting the developing world.
A gun is an optional and somewhat dangerous (in the wrong hands) item.
I have no objection to charging £50 a year more, especially as its still less than my VED.
Sorry about the costs of providing a secure place to store it and a regular inspection to prove its not lying around on the table and the owner isn't a nutter but I actually would like those checks made.
You don't seem to have many sympathisers.