48 posts • joined 23 Aug 2007
Re: Tax on cryptocurrency
If you read the HMRC briefing released earlier this week, you will see that UK citizens will not be taxed:
1.Income received from Bitcoin mining activities will generally be outside the scope of VAT on the basis that the activity does not constitute an economic activity for VAT purposes
2.Income received by miners for other activities, such as for the provision of services in connection with the verification of specific transactions for which specific charges are made, will be exempt from VAT
This isn't doing Apple any favours
$280!? Tell me where. Current price is above $600 just about everywhere.
"For a start, you are not earning £100/month - you are earning a perceived £100/month"
Actually if he's doing it correctly, he really is earning £100/month.
I have some GPU's setup mining alt-coins. Each day I trade my mined coins for BTC. Once a whole BTC is accumulated, and if the market is good ($800+ per BTC), I sell. I then withdraw that money into a bank account.
But please go ahead and tell me how this isn't actually 'earning £xxx'...
Re: Having a TV and TV Licence is not compulsory....
I totally agree with you. But be prepared to be downvoted by the BBC lovers.
Yes I know it's 'the law' to have to pay this TV tax, but times change and this should too.
I have Sky, but don't watch anything BBC. They have, what 2 channels, then another 2 after 7pm? Prime time they have 'The One Show' and Eastenders? Erm. No thanks. The odd imported US show on BBC Three maybe?
I prefer my Knowledge pack from Sky where I can record documentaries and watch them whenever I get a few minutes. I like most people with a PVR fast forward adverts so no bother there.
If I had the option, I'd prefer an opt-out of the BBC TV Tax.
Yes I understand there are a lot of BBC supporters out there who can't live without it, so there should be a subscription service so you can keep your 2/4 channels advert-free.
It's about time the TV Tax stepped into the 21st century.
Re: Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator launch, a GoPro HD HERO???
Or use some anti-fog solution? Fairy liquid works well
Note II always had multi-window
It's the Note 1 which has recently been upgraded to have multi-windows.
"chased by a police helicopter"?
RE: sticking with the brand next time
surely it depends what the manufacturer has available at the time. I thought I'd get another HTC after 3 years of ownership. I saw the Samsung Galaxy Note II and what it could do so I bought that last week. One thing is clear: it won't be an Apple device
"No because for once Apple are genuinely offering something nobody else is."
Yes, I often think the one thing missing from my laptop is another 2,500,000 pixels.
There's a reason nobody was offering it before this...
let me introduce you to TimThumb
loading full size images into a reduced size box on the article = fail
Hmmm, I'm beginning to see a trend
5 days ago:
Amount of ice in Bering Sea reaches all-time record
re: Anyone know what this new 'discovery' has added?
that you shouldn't go to sea in a boat made of Lego?
.mov played fine in Windows Media Player
I don't have the awful Quicktime installed on my PC
lol - chocolate milk? What are you, 8?
I wouldnt say 'clearly upped the low light capabilities in the mk2' - 14 seconds in on that direct comparison video from the first post shows - you can't see any more than you could with the mk1.
The left of the bed is still dark. Sure the picture is more yellow, but no increase in light sensitivity.
Surely you need an extreme amount of light to be able to shoot at 120 fps? As others commented that the light sensor isn't the best for normal shooting anyway, it seems an odd thing to add.
I don't get it either...
its like using MS paint to create a picture, pixel by pixel.
Aside from all the legal discussions...
it seems a bit 'out-of-date' already with "1024 x 600 display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor". HTC have a 1.5GHz dual core out for their mobiles, and are about to release a 720p on a 4.3" screen.
Molotov thrown in..
...then shut the door? I believe a flame needs oxygen to burn, thus by shutting the door, you'd de-flame the 'cocktail'
Dirt vs GT5
I'm glad you kept comparing Dirt to GT5. Having owned Dirt 2 for a few months, and only recently played on a friends GT5 I find the 2 like comparing COD MW2 to Doom. GT5 is awful. Dirt 2 allows you to get a 'feel' of the car around the dirt tracks, spinning wheels, oversteer etc. Trying a rally track on GT5 was like taking a Smart car laden with lead weights around Silverstone.
Give the man credit*
But really, "People rely on the security of systems and anyone who comes before the courts who has gone through these security systems from their own ends can expect custody," - he should be offered a job, not a prison sentence! He'd be a great asset to have on board for security testing!
still no BBC iPlayer for Xbox
so the BBC make an 'app' for a device which has been out for only a few months, yet still havent developed the iPlayer for a media device which has been out since 2005!?
We could compare numbers here....
....so I will. 7.5 million iPads, 45 million Xbox 360s. Great. BBC TV tax well spent!
Android 2.1? New phone?
Welcome to 2009!
Its his FAN page, not personal page, which was hacked (apparently)
Made in Yorkshire?
'Orizon? By 'eck
Air Display which as a few have mentioned is currently available on the App store - at $9.99.
This new app is $1.99.
I'm guessing if they do the same thing, there's the answer
If it was 7 inches
...people would complain that it was too small (re: Samsung Tab).
The Fruit company seem to have made a very popular 10" one, so why not copy the successful model? I for one would prefer 10" rather than 7"
Paris because she prefers 10" (allegedly)
Google's Picasa already did it
Picasa has had this feature for ages and I think its great.
Your report said its being rolled out across FB's US users over the next few weeks, well I've already uploaded a few at the beginning of this week and had a play with this face recognition - It really saves time! Not 100% accurate though (although that could be because it was the office xmas party and we were looking rather...er shall we say...well fuelled!!)
Gordon Brown, D-Day remembrance service, in front of the prez himself. They're all puppets*
*can be substituted for the word muppets
Am I the only one who actually likes this new feature?
I usually have to open up a few results in different tabs because I know a few of them wont be what Im looking for - this saves the hassle!
Unlimited Downloads != 10
"...for £8.99 delivering "unlimited downloads" .... There is no mention of of the 10 songs a month that Zune US customers can get to keep..."
Wow, where do I sign?
RE: Let me guess...
There is a cheap 40mph electric only car available - http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk/my-car.html
shame it looks like a dogs dinner though!
I'll wait for a Tesla for my 1p/mile motoring. It'll probably take a few years to save up the stupid £92,000 price tag though. The Yanks get it for only $108,000 (today's exchange rate makes it £60,000) - and its built in the UK by Lotus!!!
They obviously been...
...tracking Mr Hitler Jr's web surfing habits.
Paris - because she's probably in on it too, being of German origin an' all
"For me it's a great success and not a failure."
I successfully didnt swim the channel too - can I have my medal?
car photographer caught out?
Judging by the angle of the shot of this GoogleCar, it seems it was the driver who took this photo, and looking at the quality, it must be from a camera-phone, therefore slap a nice 3pts + £60 fine to Mr Ziad al-Hasso and posting it on the web ;)
mines the one with the blue flashing lights
I was following this in Leeds
it was the same car (tell by reg plate) on 12th June. btw he was quite rude in assuming I'd let him out of a junction - typical southern driver! he then proceeded to snap away without prior permission!! (LEDs flashing on the camera equipment) whilst merrily strolling along past the main white building at Leeds University.
I didnt pull a face or flash anything a) because I was driving and b) quite shocked at his cheeky junction-exiting manoeuvre
iPhone 2 for £5?
Didnt Jobs say the iPhone 2.0 will be $9.99 for iPod touch owners? No news from O2 about this?
so who sits 3 inches away from their TV to notice the difference in this anyway? Isnt the norm to sit about 4 metres away from screen? shorter lifespan than normal LCD? how the hell are they going to sell?
protect your ICBM with...
the same stuff on the space shuttle - all the laser does is heat the skin of the missile - so if this is highly insulated, then the ABL is a bit useless! ;)
I still have my 32MB Rio in some storage box :) ahh how I loved to hear the same 8 tracks over and over again at school... everybody thought the MiniDiscs were the next big thing - at a time when I was running around with my non-moving part MP3 player.... - oh how I laugh now ;)
Good weather for it
hmm - high sea winds this week - really good choice! No risk whatsoever, as we never have ships running aground..
isnt there still that ship on some sand bank in Blackpool?
HD and Blu-Ray player?
....and why hasnt some boffin invented a Blu-Ray and HD DVD player seen as though both discs use the same wavelength blue (well violet)-laser? Whats the big problem?
Baltic Sea Island???
Baltic Sea Island of Usedom?!? I suspect a con here somewhere....
Re: Lewis Hamilton
"If thats the case how come LH is doing so well racing in F1?"
because F1 is actually like a video game - didnt he even say he'd never been on a particular track in real life, just learnt from a video game - then proceeded to win 1st place.
Football actually requires physical movement of those things under the desk called "Legs":
Edit your details
can you not just edit your personal details to e.g. Joe Bloggs, 1 Made-up Street, London etc... then they can keep the incorrect information on their database for as long as they like!
can I have my nobel prize now?
"If your car is broken into, particularly if you have an in-built satnav as part of the dashboard..."
"...Better still, police suggested, remove the satnav from the car altogether."
I'd love to carry my dashboard round with me everytime I leave the car - thanks for the suggestion bobbies! Now go and arrest someone pilfering someone else's Wi-Fi...
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