Re: We OBVIOUSLY are missing big chunks of the story. . .
Like I said to the other poster, get yourself another tax agent. Somebody who knows what they are doing, which you quite obviously don't.
41 posts • joined 15 Oct 2013
@ Truckle The Uncivil
"The Australian Tax Authorities charge interest on money they think you owe them. When it turns out they were wrong you still have to pay the interest even if it is more than the original (negated) sum."
No, they don't. Being an Australian tax agent with 30 years in the industry, I can assure you, and any other commentards reading this, that you are talking out of your arse. The overcharged interest is reversed, in full. If it isn't, get yourself another tax agent.
That's what I'm doing. I recently bought a couple of Telstra branded ZTE phones for the missus and I running 6.01. They're fast enough, work well enough, and cheap enough to toss after a year or so. Who cares if they don't receive any updates in that time? I don't.
I'm currently using a Telstra branded ZTE Blade A475, bought about 6 months ago. Mid range specs, good screen, 4GX, does the job, all for A$150.00. Optus sell the same phone for A$99.00. So, they are still around.
The only glitch I have had with the phone was a battery overheat warning a few months ago. A quick reboot and I was good to go. For the price, I have no complaints.
Given that less than 60% of Americans could even be arsed to vote, the result of the election was more a game of chance than anything else. It was a matter of who could be bothered to vote where, and the effect of any external influence would be pretty much impossible to determine.
The only people who could be legitimately aggrieved by the election result are the people who actually voted, and did not vote for Trump. This is somewhere less than 30% of the entire US electorate.
As for the other 70%, they either got the result the wanted (ie: they voted for Trump) or they demonstrably didn't give a shit about the result, because,they didn't vote at all. Either way, they don't have any basis for complaint.
My wife, my two teenagers, and myself are all LastPass Premium subscribers. This has worked very well until now as we move between our communal collection of Windows, OSX, IOS and Android devices.
Both myself and one teenager are computer literate and wouldn't have issues with the KeePass-Dropbox shuffle.
The other two household members aren't so hot. If they have to come to grips with KeePass AND Dropbox I can see them quickly giving up on the whole thing and going back to the bad old days of recording passwords in notebooks/address books/on the backs of envelopes.
Are their any decent self-synching options out there?
How long have LogMeIn owned LastPass?
After LMI's terrible screw-up of the LastPass interface I was going to ask how long would it be before LMI totally forked-up LastPass beyond all recognition.
That question is now redundant. It's Symantec /Norton (or Symantec/Xtree for those of my vintage) all over again.
So, LastPass is now, effectively, history.
What password manager to use now?
My True Confession is that these Screaming Diz Busters cut short the Career of Evil of a few ISIL Cagey Cretins and send them on Hot Rails to Hell.
Unfortunately, I have to wonder what Secret Treaties are being made by these Subhuman monsters so that they can extend their game of Dominance and Submission.
...(BTW you may not know it wasn't until 1992 that the World Health Organization removed its categorisation of homosexuality as a mental illness)...
Which was probably the right thing to do. There is no single cause of homosexuality.
Rather, there are three, which may or may not be mutually exclusive:
(a) Mental illness,
(b) A genetic defect, and
(c) Sexual perversion, akin to bestiality.
Whatever the categorisation, it takes a certain sick mind to want to shove your manhood into another bloke's colon. On a hypothetical "perversion" scale I expect it ranks somewhere alongside necrophilia.
It is the way of the modern pro-perversion world to protect the rights of deviant minorities to promote their points of view, whilst oppressing the rights of the moral majority to express their points of view.
In Australia things have been taken a step further, in that you cannot deny acsexual deviant employment, regardless of your personal objections to their lifestyle.
I believe the HGST drives are 15mm thick, not 5mm.
If they were 5mm thick they would physically fit the average laptop or notebook just fine.
That's not to say they would actually be usable. There aren't too many laptops or notebooks out there with SAS backplanes.
I disagree with everything you say - see my post above "Good for travel"
When I am on-site with my ultrabook I never use the integrated keyboard. I always have an external wireless full-size keyboard and mouse in my luggage.
The only time I ever use the integrated keyboard is when I am in transit - and as I explain above, in that situation the tablet is usually a better bet.
My daily workhorse is a HP 2170p, an 11.6 inch ultrabook. Its docked when I'm at home or in the office.
Even at that small size the keyboard makes use on economy air transport awkward.
I don't drive, so elsewhere I'm using buses and trains. Unless I'm lucky viz a viz seating the same limitations apply.
I usually just resort to my Cyanogenmodded Nook tablet and do what I can with that.
I was pretty sure that my next machine would be a HP 810 convertable, but the screen size, weight and cost advantages of the Surface Pro are swaying me.
I must check out the docking options. If there is something workable MS may have won me over.
I kind of rotate between IOS, Android, and WP on a two monthly or quarterly basis, whenever I get bored. Of the 3, I prefer WP for pretty much everything, except one thing...
The stock music player stinks, and all Marketplace music apps are even worse.
The basic problem is that every time you go into a WP music app, it wants to reindex the music library. I have 8000 tunes on a 64GB sd card, and its a real hassle.
Hoping this is fixed in 8.1. I'll have way less incentive to go back to the GS3 or the iPhone.
Fibre to the node just won't work in Australia. Many people will not pay for the the connection to their premises, particularly those renting their home. After spending $x Billion on the rollout, spending the extra $y Billion to ensure connectivity is surely worth it.
Oh, re my enthusiastic endorsement of WordPerfect, I should have mentioned that the wonderful "reveal codes" feature is still there. Having formatting issues? A simple Alt-F3 and all is explained clearly, easily, and unambiguously. A pleasant, relaxing dream in contrast to the Word nightmare.
I was dragged kicking and screaming to Word (From WordPerfect X12) six years ago.
As a forensic accountant I prepare lengthy reports laden with tables. numbered paragraphs and sub-paragraphs all the way down to sub-sub-sub paragraphs and beyond, diagrams, and references.
I had been using WordPerfect since 1989 (version 4.2, IIRC), and had stayed up with the latest updates al the way. Finally, the pressure from law firms to "conform, dammit", and issues with engaging adaptable secretarial staff created enough pressure for me to switch.
Despite a bunch of training and a lengthy spell on Word, my original opinion of that product has not changed. It is, for want of a better term, pure shite.
These days my practice has changes somewhat, and exchanging electronic documents with the outside world is less important than it used to be.
I don't need to share doc/docx documents so much, and last week, after a Word report went spectacularly tits-up, I downloaded the current version of WordPerfect (X14) directly from Corel.
Within 10 or 15 minutes I had my old rhythm back, the old keyboard shortcuts came straight back to me, my blood pressure went down about 25 points and I produced more that afternoon than I had in the previous 2 days. The "lineal" nature of WordPerfect means you can just format as you go without having to think, pause, apply styles, insert breaks, and all that other Word nonsense. In particular, perfectly formatted tables are a dream. The in-built WP tables have all the spreadsheet functions I need for 95% of the work I do, whereas Word forces a very awkward insertion of an Excel table for such basic functions as automatic column addition, and so forth..
WordPerfect is as close to perfect as a word processor can be. Word, by comparison, is a mere toy - and an unintuitive frustrating toy at that.
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