Re: £32m Income tax on £72m salary
Only if you were PAYE which at £72m you wouldn’t be. You’d be paid gross and hire the same accountants as Amazon.
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Fenix 5 owner having tried a Gear S3 and its miles better. Sure the S3 looked all pretty and could 'dp stuff' but the Fenix 5 does everything I want (eg I can check whether the text message I just received is worth reading etc) has all the fitness metrics you could possibly want AND has a battery life of 2-3 weeks.
And that is with the watch face constantly on! Closest thing to a Pebble Steel out there...
I have moved to Apple. I never in a million years thought I would buy an iPhone - I hate most things about Apple but the divergence in Android (both in the OS and also the shear number of differences between devices app developers now have to consider) coupled with the fact the M & N were actually worthwhile updates but with O & P it looks like they are just changing stuff so they can say they have added 'features' mean I no longer have faith in it.
iOS is by no means stellar but I just about prefer the UX at this time.
Agree - I owned a Pebble Steel and the Fenix 5 is as close to that as I can get. The one thing it is missing is reply to text message (although the Vivoactive 3 and 645 have this to a limited extent). Other than that it does everything I used my Gear S3 for.
Bloody love it too. In to my third week off a single battery charge and am showing 25%. No GPS use in that time but some indoor exercising. Supremely well built also and is smart enough (looks-wise, not features) to where in the office.
'Trouble is, who is good value and provides good customer service?'
On a pedantic note surely 'good value' takes in to account things like customer service. It could be argued that Zen is good value as they are pretty much perfect as an ISP.
You seem to be looking for a provider who is *cheap* with good customer service.
/pedant mode off - down-voting can commence.
I still use my Surface 2 RT - its perfectly serviceable for browsing and light office work. The battery life is still good and the device has held up well despite mild abuse.
I also have a Dell XPS 13 which is very very lovely but am still tempted by a SP 2017 model for 'convertable' use.
I'm not sure why you got a downvote for saying it works for you!
As it happens I agree with you and find my finger falls fairly naturally on the scanner (more so on the S8 than the plus to be fair) but then I find the iris scanner works perfectly when I'm wearing glasses and contacts also.
Note I have the S8 but the plus (but that will change at lunchtime).
Either way I find the iris scanner near flawless. Yes it's a bugger to register but after that I've found it works very well 95% of the time and that includes when I'm wearing both contacts and glasses where the lenses have a heavy anti reflective coating.
It is every working very well in very low light, again when wearing the same glasses.
Honestly I'm pretty astonished how well it does work given the negative reviews on this aspect.
With regards to Bixby I've just never set it up and the phone's not nagged me to.
That's exactly my point though. You are not borrowing for a year hence the comparison is meaningless.
Short term finance is an expensive form of borrowing as the lender still needs to make a return and if they where to charge a monthly interest rate nearer to a loan - say 5% - the model is even less viable than it currently is.
Note I am not defending or otherwise the underlying principle of lending money to people that can't afford it-simply removing the hyperbole attaching to interest rates.
I'll probably get downvoted for this but seeing as I expect El Reg to not jump on the tabloid hysteria.
Wonga's apr is undoubtedly very high but the apr calculation is complicated and designed to enable consumers to compare similar products on a like for like basis and is skewed when it is applied to something like short term finance as it is comparing it to 25 year mortgages and everything in between.
So use the apr to compare products in the same category and not across categories and it works pretty well but try and use it to compare completely different products and its not a great tool.
I think for a 30 day loan of 1000 the amount to repay is around 1200 so a true interest rate of nearer 20%.
Still very high but not 100's of %.
Is the best piece of ham radio software going. Tried HRD and thought it terrible!
Howard (Nurse) author of Commcat provides first class support also. Usually responds to me within a couple of hours regardless of time differences.
Not affiliated with him at all-just putting it out there as an alternative!
73 de Danny M0SDB
I work with some some crime underwriters and some of the scans are very sophisticated.
Fire example having into a solicitors email system and watching house conveyances go through the process and at an opportune time get the buyer to transfer the deposit to a scam account.
All very convincing as they've been watching the whole transaction and a) pick the right moment and b) use the right language-none of this uncle in Nigeria nonsense.
Personally I don't think the banks should be liable but the institutions who have so poor security their emails can be compromised in this way.
Oh granted. I do however make the comment being both the owner and massive fan of the Pebble Time Steel and an S3 so have lived with them both and used both extensively.
The Pebble is extraordinarily functional given its ( intentional) design limitations however now the battery life of something like the S3 is at least passable imo it surpasses the Pebble on almost every measure.
Ymmv etc etc
Again, fitbit are not buying Pebble so they are leaving any customers out to dry.
They are buying some software code and some staff to benefit their existing and future customers.
Its pebble management you should have you're beef with not fitbit. They've royally fucked up somewhere.
Shit i know ( note I am a pebble customer) but that's how it is.
Can squeeze some pebble notification/ calendar handling goodness into their watches they're on to a winner.
My wife has the Charge 2 and notifications are pretty rudimentary and clunky compared to my Time Steel. Very clunky.
Also the voice recognition on the Time and Time Steel was unbelievable. Very very rarely any errors in what i had dictated. And that was even when driving and talking pretty quickly at near normal conversation speed. The fact it was doing it all ' in watch' is incredibly impressive.
Way better than Google's attempt on Android Wear and Samsung on the Gear range. Now if Samsung would only buy that little bit of ip and incorporate it into my Gear S3 then I'd be very happy.
Didn't we have this while thing when motor manufacturers were trying to void warranties for repairs carried out at independent garages?
That was ruled illegal and so should this if Apple hadn't backed down.
No difference at all as far as I can see.
Interviewer: was the data encrypted?
Dildo: honestly? I don't know...
That alone should seal her fate for two reasons:
One for not knowing and two for not categorically being able to say yes.
As to her comment that all companies face these threats day in day out. Yes they do but most, particularly at companies of this size, so so much better at dealing with them...
Looking at what has happened here and given that the CEO of a major ISP didn't appear to really know what 'encrypted' even means never mind whether customer data actually was the police should be investigating TalkTalk for criminal negligence.
Dido is trying to make out she (they) are really sorry but these are really nasty criminals when in fact she is clueless about what happened and how. And isn't this the same lady who was nuzzling up to Claire what's her face when all the porn filter stuff was all the news. Christ she can't keep her own company safe online never mind my child. She needs to go - quickly.
It could have been some Jihadists in Russia or it could have been a script kiddy in their bedroom by the looks of things.
Truly disgraceful operation
Interestingly the guys that developed Enigma knew it breakable they just assumed that no one who's be bothered to actually look together the resources in time try.
Two vital elements they overlooked. The fact that the operators of Enigma were lazy and didn't follow protocol giving the guys and girls at Bletchley Park something to go at and the fact that Britain is (or certainly was) full eccentrics who weighs jump at the chance of cracking something like Enigma in the first place.
Unfortunately this is just the sort of thing my mum (for eample) sign up to and not realise that you actually need to back your data up locally as well as 'in the cloud'.
I can see the email now:
Dear Amazon Cloud User
We are terribly sorry but due to a SNAFU at our data centre, all your photos and other precious memories have been deleted.
As per clause blah blah blah we are not responsible in any way for this loss and if you do not have your precious, irreplacable photos and memories backed up else where then tough titties.
However, as a gesture of good will we would like to offer you a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime.
Off eBay three years ago. Did the cam belt as a precaution and it needed new upper wishbones on the front and apart from that she's been faultless.
Coming on for 92k miles and I've done 40k of those and enjoyed them all. Great car.
Would I buy one of these-in a heartbeat...
DISCLAIMER: I am a fully paid up WinPho fanboy.
My understanding is that it doesn't support WinPho as MS are a bit funny about releasing certain API's.
There are a couple of apps available that will allow certain features on Pebble but it is a bit limited.
Shame really as I would have one in a heartbeat otherwise...
Far more than any other WinPho I've had (800, 620 and 925 all of which essentially didn't). That said I am always running the very latest dev preview release so to be expected.
Run the stock releases and is as stable as a meditating Buddhist monk and I am still always surprised that out of iOS, Android and WP it is WP that runs brilliantly on everything from the real budget end of the market to the top.
Tempted by a 735 as a backup phone.
Your team on stand-by need to be suitably clad in cardinal outfits and when they start questioning you, you need to respond by saying 'I was only sent here to bring this spaceship - I wasn't expecting some kind of Spanish Inquisition'
Your suitably clad team can then leap out and much hilarity will ensue*
*Note much hilarity may not actually ensue as US border control don't really have much of a sense of humour.
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