Re: Who is ultimately responsible for collecting/paying the VAT
No, read the article. He doesn’t want to sue Uber to make money, he want Uber to be liable for the VAT it is avoiding by creating an exploitative tax avoidance structure.
37 posts • joined 14 Aug 2011
Come off it, everyone who has ever written software has done something like this, which is why code should be reviewed before being committed. And I reckon too that anyone who has reviewed a piece of code has missed a clunker like this from time to time- noob or otherwise.
Well, there's accountants being 'good', and then there's accountants creating an corporate structure that makes profit vanish as far as the tax man is concerned but still somehow be around for the shareholders.
Personally I like the idea of a government capable of paying for hospitals, roads, schools, police, and so on. I'm also coming round to the idea of adding the guillotine to that list.
I expect to be shot down in flames here, but if you want to sell your customers Windows 8 just get them to download <a href='http://startisback.com/'>Start is Back</a>, which brings back the Windows 7 start menu and lets you boot straight to desktop. It costs $3 and it's got none of the additional crap the other start menu replacements have. I've even been able to get the start screen to be useful by rebinding the key to bring it up and removing virtually all the Metro apps from it.
The hatred is completely justified, however- my desktop PC is not an iPad. Everything on Metro seems geared around consumption and entertainment, and I want to use my PC to actually do things.
Just when Flash was getting good, too. I can't wait for all of the HTML 5 ads to appear and start conflicting with each other, or for the people building them to find interesting ways of forcing you to look at them. At least with Flash you could get a plug-in to turn it off if you didn't want to see it.
You do get a weapon right at the start. It's a paddle, right next to the door.
Anyway, it's a rather shambolic game, but also remarkably fun and at times surprisingly scary. There are some horrible UI moments, but that's what PC gaming is about, right? The interface is at least better than the one used in Ultima Underworld.
It's far more likely that most of these websites were built by someone other than the shop owner. Whoever owns the shop would then be completely unaware of what software it's using, so they won't be receiving patch emails.
Given that there's no auto-update for server side stuff, I would guess this is mostly the fault of freelance web developers not caring about past jobs.
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