it means £2200 a day plus costs per person assigned
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But they don't pay huge amounts of VAT NI or income tax, they just collect it by order of HMRC. The employee pays NI and income TAX (yes the employer also pays a bit of NI) and the customer pays VAT. It disingenuous to claim a business pays those taxes and is generally used by those trying to distract from the fact the larger the business the more they get advice from the large accountancy firms on how to best use the loopholes the accountancy firms put there through staff secondment to the treasury.
For most people they're not going to needing perfect shots as they just immediately upload to facebook etc. for others they can look around for a decent camera (for where they tend to use it) at lower price points. Yes some people insist on the latest shiny shiny and if they've nothing better to with the money fair play to them. I'd rather use the money for more interesting things. Personally I'm running the xiaomi MiA1 which for £150 has all the bells and whistles I need (4GB RAM, 64GB on board plus can add an external card or go double sim). Being on the android one program means it gets updates each month from google rather than wait wait in vain for an update, got tired of samsung et al. doing launch and forget.
Gving consent for sex once does not give consent in perpetuity. The fuckwitted arse is alleged to have sex with someone who was in no condition to give permission that is defined as rape in any civilised place. As for the other case that needs to be tried before anyone can say if he was innocent.
In this case it is the rule we insisted be put in (that no-one outside the EU can have the PRS or bid for contracts) that is now coming back to cost us even more billions, but the brexiters still carry on saying it's all the EU's fault or the remainers fault or whoever else they can blame for kneecapping the UK.
EU standard is 230v plus or minus 20v, with mainland Europe being 220 plus or minus 10v and the UK sitting at 240 plus or minus 10v. The EU standard is written so that it just gives the range used in such a way that any electronics kit sold to an EU customer should be safe anywhere in Europe
and on top of al that the fun thing this dna fingerprinting is very far from perfect. Your 'fingerprint' will match lots of other people in the country so if you were once picked by an overzealous plod and had dna taken but nothing ever proceeded because his sergeant told him to grow-up and stop wasting time then some Muppet commits murder/rape/terror elsewhere and they match you well tough luck for you as our system now operates on guilty unless you can prove yourself innocent.
DEFRA thinking always seems to follow logical fallacies such as:
All rats are rodents therefore all rodents are rats.
This also explains why they couldn't sort out a simple farm payments system like every other country but had to go for the most complex bureaucratic system with a failed IT solution behind it.
In short they couldn't organise a piss up at a free bar.
re: Voland's right hand
Also profits need to be kept up and when those profits are declared in a currency other GBP to keep them up prices need to be raised, after the city was given promises and ceo bonuses are at stake.
re: Dan 55
Law and Ethics have very little to do with each other especially tax law, people spend a lot on money on clever people who then help the tax authorities write the law to make sure it looks solid at first glance by everyone else and that they can legally move
does anyone have these peoples names and numbers as I have a bridge in London and a lot of scrap metal in Paris for sale.
But seriously the first step in getting owned on the net is assuming you could never be hacked, that somehow you are a miracle worker how can defend against all exploits even those not yet publicly released. Layered defences help but even then you can't assume you've covered all the gaps, there will be a blind spot some clever/lucky (part of luck is looking) bastard has found as is selling on to others for a high price.
true as long as you the repsotories you can update loads of stuff but microsft have seen the closed world of phone app stores and they would like to head that way for desktop, that's appears to be part of the thinking in windows 8+ and why some design decisions went the way they did, got to turn the heat up slow enough the frogs don't jump out before they're cooked.
Such things are great in the linux world (for arch it's pacman -Syyu), where distributions compile, test and package the applications for you and as long as maintainer can be found pretty much any software will be included (choice is a good thing), but do you really want Microsoft having that sort of control over the windows application ecosystem. I know that's what they want but it would make many people nervous at best.
In the main yes but if you look at world population graphs with the dates blanked out you would be very hard pushed to spot the wars, they really don't make that much different (not to say the next big won't) things like spanish flu had vastly larger impact but even that was soon made up for (human fecundity is a problem that we need to actively manage after all)
The problem is with general purpose robots on the way even a lot of the low paid jobs will be gotten rid of, then on top of that there's the ai issue that will take over a lot of the clerical and skilled workers and even creative workers, this will include code monkeys and helldesk fodder the last employed person could well be the final programmer that sets the final ai going
modern money is nothing less than universal rationing vouchers, society agrees that is has worth in that you don't have to barter goods/time directly. But if most people become unemployable as the general purpose robot/ai takes over the work then money itself could start to become worth less.
>>but it would be incorrect to assume that every product we make is at the cost of one of our competitors.
In general if you are growing faster than your industry then you are getting business from someone else, that means they need less work to be done so someone is feeling the hurt.
Yes it can occasionally be that one business gets all/most of the growth and the other business stagnate or get little growth but that often leads to the point where other business are then not able to invest in upgrades to push themselves back into growth/relevance so they end up becoming niche or exiting a market so in the end someone gets the short end of the shit stick.
>> But there are many more cars
Yes but that is the past/current economy, one without general purpose robots and ai's to do the work far more cheaply than humans. If you have no job and no pay how many tv's and cars can you buy in the future?
Yes but car manufacturing was putting the horse tack manufactures out of business it was people that were being employed, when agriculture was being mechanised many people were required for work in the factories producing the machines (even then there was massive upheaval and shockwaves through society), with this next wave it is ai's that will be doing the work and humans need not apply https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU
All in all it's a big difference to many previous changes and will have consequences that people need try and predict and make plans for.
Yes while no-one in your firm has been laid off another firm would have to scale back or go out of business as your firm took their business, while economics isn't a zero sum game it's not an infinite game either. Their is only so much growth and so much elasticity that economic players can take advantage of before someone has to lose.
Automation has always caused societal problems, in response society has evolved (not always without riots etc.). The big problem coming is the types of jobs that will be automated, that is finance, legal and numerous white collar jobs as well as driving etc.. While some people may be able to get other similarly paid work a lot won't and will be left looking at low paid manual work that society deems important enough to be done but expensive to automate and not important in a 'value add' way so there won't be enough to go around.
When lots of jobs go and there is not enough to go around society will have decide how to progress, it is helpful to have looked at possible choices ahead of time and discussed how they could be implemented rather than sticking your head in the sand and saying that the current capitalist system is perfect and nothing will change is at best a waste of time at worst a distraction.
It's only plausible if the drone can also match the speed of the plane long enough to move from below to above and be visible at the same time which given the size of even the biggest consumer units. One of the planes was doing 200 knots which for grounds people is about 103 m/s.
If we take the 6 m/s ascent speed as realistic for the drone to climb 80 m while moving in front of the plane, that's 13 s of flat out climbing (and that ignores that it was also supposed to have moved left to right as viewed from the plane which would significantly slow the ascent) all of which means the pilot had to have spotted the drone at least 1.3km (more likely 2+km). As even the best pilots only the eyeball mk1 the resolution means that something like the phantom 4 would only be a single dot at 1km it makes it unlikely that the report is accurate.
I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. That the statutory bodies would break statutes and the executive would hide and abuse the sovereign will of parliament.
Well at least when we've got rid of all that EU nonsense we can put new laws in place to make it legal to tap anyone's communication without oversight.
Apart from those mini nuclear reactors used in satellites and probes. Admittedly they don't generate a large amount of power but I wouldn't put past someone to stick one as the long term power source for a torpedo to keep it on station.
yes and no, with fixed batteries some manufacturers are saving a few cents by doing it on the phone side rather than battery side (i.e. fabbing it into their bespoke soc rather than separate fail-safe control in the battery), this could be the case here with someone having messed up the calculations and phone pushing or pulling to much on the battery (or both)
but not even the best lawyers and judges know all the laws even in one country let alone all countries covered by reciprocal extradition treaties. This is one of the problems facing the modern world that politicians avoid talking about and then make worse with more and more badly (and broadly) worded laws.
Only in certain limited areas, otherwise it takes from iso or make up is own stuff having various technical committee's looking at all sorts of things including food, toys and cosmetics. Other countries even use the EU work instead of doing it themselves to save money.
While it's possible the UK may do this it will still mean an increase in the civil service to manage everything and had been noted elsewhere or civil service always does things in the most onerous way possible.
If you are paying to download the directives and regulations then you need to go direct to the EUR-LEX website and get them for free. For hte complex technical regulations/directives they also do consolidated versions that include all updates to date over the original.
If you meant you pay for the updates for standards then yes that can get expensive, the cheapest option is when the standard is adopted from ISO in which case buying from ISO is the cheapest way by far. If it is a EN standard then shop around as the difference is price between BS EN or DIN EN etc, can be enormous.
1. CEO's blame everything and everyone all the time then get their mates on the remuneration committee to give them a big rise and bonus while denying the staffs.
2. Again not unique to government it happens in both public and private organisations.
3. Ministers don't write detailed specs for outsourcing that's civil servants, ministers might interfere (got to look after that future income) but it's the service that do the leg work filling in the detail or as mostly happens completely missing the detail so that any little thing can be charged as an expensive extra.
4. Unfortunately yes we do
5. Anytime I've worked directly for government (Whitehall and local) furniture has all been good and the hourly rate for the work I saw getting done was OK, most places I saw people spend 2/3 of the time moaning they had to much work which then only took the other 1/3 to do. Not saying it was the majority of people but it was enough that it was noticeable and with no one managing the situation.
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