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"... the IRS was trying to extract billions in taxes from the software giant."
We hear a lot about Apple, Google and Facebook using shady (but legal) accounting tricks to avoid paying taxes but I've not seen any articles about this sort of behaviour from Microsoft. Is that because they are 'good citizens', from a tax payment viewpoint?
I don't pay by credit card online often but I seem to remember that the CC entry and acceptance was dealt with by one of a small number of global service providers who's names were familiar and I was redirected to their site for payment, then back to the vendor site after acceptqance. Are these breaches at sites who have their own CC payment systems and don't use the big providers?
Solution 3: Use background checks and psychometric testing to only employ people who are sympathetic to the organisation's core beliefs. Give them a smart uniform to wear and regular pep talks and rallies for morale and team building. Get their families involved, especially the children.
I used to think they use it to cross check for identity with your bank for direct debits or with your CC company for CC debit authority.
I spend more at Asda with my CC than I do with my ISP but they never ask for my DOB. Anyway, having done a credit check, why do they then feel the need to store it, insecurely?
"A user would touch the doorknob and the fingerprint sensor on their smartphone at the same time, with their credentials been transmitted through their body rather than over the air."
"The data transmission rate achieved of just 25 bits per second ..."
How long would it take to send a reasonably secure 'key' and how many people would drop their phone before it was complete?
Wouldn't it be easier and more secure to fit a fingerprint sensor on the door instead of relying on possibly corruptable smartphones that need to be managed and maintained?
I think I sat across from you once, on a very crowded tube train. There was a definite smell of methanol about you and what looked like dried vomit on your filthy beard. I didn't mind at all because there was a ten foot diameter 'no go zone' around you, for some reason, and I could lean left and right, stretch my arms out, etc. I thought about asking you to tag along with me for the rest of the day but I didn't want to impose.
Is it a galvanised coating, zinc dipped, zinc alloy? Anything you look at or think about has hidden complexity that demands more questions and deeper understanding.
If the dedicated band of painting people didn't have publications like this to learn from and promulagate their craft then the world would slowly fall apart. This publication should be celebrated, not derided. (I'm a keen amateur painter and am experimenting with the use of Hammerite satin finish paint on shed hinges for long term weather protection.)
There was an identical thing with Madonna (the singer, in case you've forgotten her) who tried to get Madonna.com taken away from someone who'd had it for a long time and used it to display images of The Madonna. However, that seemed to work out for her in some way as I've just found out by having a look at it.
Ubuntu 16.04 and its Mint 18 derivative are both LTS to early 2021. I'd wait until 2018 when the next Ubuntu LTS is probably due for release. Then wait a year for it to 'settle down', then wait for a year until 2020 when the next LTS will probably be released. Bleeding edge is a bleeding nuisance.
I read that as 'Being a Beast Hardcore' which seems appropriate, especially if you read the synopsis in the link. (It's actually called 'Being a Beast'. Oh, those sub editors.)
It would have been great if he'd attended the ceremony to accept his prize, dressed as a badger.
I agree with everything you say (apart from the empty dektop thing) and I do it all with MATE. Four workspaces is enough for me, I find.
I did think that KDE 'Activities' would be useful but it didn't seem to work in the way I thought it would. I can do what I hoped it would do by hibernating my computer.
Anyway, the important thing is that you've got something you're happy with and so have I.
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