No honour amongst thieves - shocking!
338 posts • joined 4 Apr 2011
Re: Tax roundabout
Unfortunately the one sacked will be the janitor not a manager.
Joined up government
There will be so many contractors escaping the Public Sector IR35 witch hunt we won't need any immigration.
Re: And the victims of the scam ...
they don't call him the Jaffa Jabba for nothing!
Re: Brexit means brexit.
The Germans ate our cake?
Re: Personally, with nuisance calls...
I have a towel & a rape alarm, I string them along for a few seconds talking really quietly. Just as they get interested I wrap the phone & rape alarm together in the towel, pull the pin & walk away.
Only one ever phoned me back so his mate could hear it, they were laughing their head off by the end.
Re: Tell BT and EE
Thanks I went to read this and of course the advert underneath was 'new way to check PPI'.mde me laugh.
its difficult to understand why this has taken so long.
I wonder will the be effective against Dave from Mumbai? You know the one with a thick accent and very worried about the accident you had in your car recently. Or will foreign cold callers be exempt as they don't pass their ID through?
Re: Cant see where he lied
but unfortunately for Virgin they have breached the law by releasing them. they are now in a no win situation.
What they should have done is asked the Guardian & Corbyn for a retraction or they would see them in court,
It would then be plucky Virgin stopping a newspaper laying, Corbyn would have been a side issue.
Re: Worth how much?
just about enough to get a round at the HP pub probably.
Would of thought there was enough work out there to employ the shadow of HP after they have bought & sacked almost everyone else.
Re: "He was found not guilty, therefore he is innocent"
From his various statements today it looks like he has a mental health problem not a criminal one.
He admits to being a Sado-Masochist which if done right is fine. However he doesn't seem to be respecting his partner's safety which isn't legal.
He admits to having serious thoughts about hurting himself & others since he was a kid. These don't appear to be sexually based.
He has been on hunger strike and on benefits since the imposition of the order.
The order does effectively prevent him working and the public accusation he is a sexual pervert / predator means no one will employ him.
I suspect they tried to jail him, then tried to section him , failed and then deployed the SRO. The Police are now desperately trying to save face and keep him from possibly offending.
Whilst I wouldn't like women anywhere near him on the evidence presented it does seem they have over stepped the mark. They need to fix his problems not ruin his life.
Re: Repeating the same mistakes
and Wilkos seem to think rubbish puns and instructing you how to put the kettle on make them attractive.
Re: Maplin Masters of the huge markup
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.
Re: Argos too
Had the same, ended up in Currys who had it in stock & were cheaper.
....Oracle has a cloud business????
Re: Pointing Finger
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.
Re: I thought that the USA was highly in favour of Free Trade in every form?
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.
Re: what i really like about ARGOS is...
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.
Re: What's a .cnt?
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
Re: unless you first harmonize service provision and expenditure.
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.
Tax doesn't have to be taxing unless you are a prole.
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?
Re: Observed truths were are told should be "wrong"
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.
give it a week
Wait and we will see the release of Hyperlapse porn...
3 weeks in Paris here we come...
Nice, one keyboard on order!
Re: No big deal
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!
Re: This one time...
upvoted & stolen
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.
Re: Not about IT?
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.
Re: An option to book an Uber ride
You saying M$ want to take us for a ride?
Re: Default definition
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.
Re: Sorry, I'm not trained to handle biowaste ...
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.
Re: Pharmacutical Company.
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!
She knows Sex always gets there first?
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."
I can see the adverts now
Charged for her pleasure?
Paris - you have to ask?