* Posts by IvorTE

4 posts • joined 23 Oct 2015

Now on Amazon Prime: The Amazing Shrinking UK Tax Burden

IvorTE

Tax Revenue

A thought......At some point the government (we) need to do something about the huge profits that these companies are making at the expense of the high street and our society. The problem with taxing profit is that it can be manipulated and moved around the world, taxing revenue is harder to move around the world and harder to manipulate. The easiest way to do that is to have a higher VAT on online shopping that can be re-invested into helping our society change to match a new internet world.

Boy, 12, gets €100k bill from Google after confusing Adwords with Adsense

IvorTE

Re: Twelve =/= teen

Thats because we used to have a base 12 number system and then someone decided we should move to a base ten system. Hence there are distinct words for 1 to 12 and then we move onto teens, thirteen, fourteen, <number>teen etc.. You will see the same in german.

It also explains why there are twelve months in a year, 24 hours in a day etc etc etc

it doesn't explain why there are 14lbs in a stone though :(

Web ads are reading my keystrokes and I can’t even spel propperlie

IvorTE

Loved the article - your are right online advertising is so poor. I only seem to get adverts for things I have just bought.... literally things I have just bought down to the make and model!

Maybe they think I want to buy Lezyne Micro Drive bike lights for all my friends and family too, or that I have a fleet of bikes that all need lights.

Who are the software engineers that write these broken, useless algorithms and who are the advertising execs who think it is a great idea to release this broken technology into their customer base?

Mind you... long may they be crap at their job :)

Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

IvorTE

Heatsink

Wow! This low power Intel processor heatsink and comes complete with integrated optical interconnect.

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