* Posts by Karcsi

4 posts • joined 23 Aug 2012

FREEZE, GLASSHOLE! California cops bust Google Glass driver

Karcsi

Re: Not many lawyers here on El Reg

However, I presume it is almost impossible to determine whether the GG is on from a distance. Therefore, to maintain the law, police will have to assume that it is on if you are wearing it. Why else would you put up with looking like a massive member? Surely you will have a spare pair of glasses for when you have no "need" for the GG functionality (and you don't want to look like a dork)?

Google: Thanks for the billions in revenue, UK. Here are your taxes, that's ... £11m

Karcsi

Simplify the rules - it's the only way.

HMRC do have the powers to enforce what they consider to be the right amount of tax if they believe that transactions have been devised to circumvent the principal of the tax. If Google are set up in the way El Reg describes, that would suggest HMRC would have a open and shut case. Otherwise, wouldn't we all set up companies in Burmuda to which our company paid royalties.

OK, the money would have to stay in Burmuda, otherwise we would have to pay UK tax on the dividends. But a company doesn't have that problem and the big shareholders (the execs) prolly spend more than half the year in some tax haven anyway.

As someone else mentioned, we should tax revenues at the point of sale. It's much easier to administrate, harder to avoid, and much more recession proof.

NASA admits hiding 'really good' news from Martian soil

Karcsi

Look, I've found..

a penny

Ice core shows Antarctic Peninsula warming is nothing unusual

Karcsi

So it tells us nothing new?

We have no idea what caused the temperature changes in the past, other than they were not man-made. It only tells us that the current changes could be natural. Even if we did know the causes of the past changes, we would have to prove that the same conditions apply now before man-made causes could start to be eliminated. But we don't. So what's new?

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