Re: Google apps etc. via browser?
Google maps via the mobile browser is pretty dire. Can't speak to the rest.
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"Do you really think things would be different with another party in government?"
Maybe yes? There are plenty of governments around the world who didn't ignore their pandemic preparedness warnings or defund their health and social care services. There are examples of governments who didn't dabble with herd immunity, who followed WHO advice, who locked down early, and had fewer deaths as a result.
Things don't always have to be this shambolically run - we can, and should, aspire to be governed by a competent political class that isn't beholden to financial interests, as some other countries are lucky enough to have.
And while I do share your boredom at constant Brexit mentions, it has been specifically cited as one of the reasons our pandemic plans have not been well executed; because civil service energy was being directed elsewhere for the last two years. Governments have limited bandwidth.
My company is a mostly windows shop for its laptops, and we use various local docker images to provide various things for developers. Our server infrastructure is all Linux, so having WSL means instructions etc. can all be consistent and gives everyone access to a nice linux command line without having to get a mac.
Is this actually a fair conclusion to draw?
"CORAAL contains black speakers who use AAVE to various degrees, and hail from Princeville, a city known for its historic African American population, as well as Rochester, New York, and Washington DC.
VOC is made up of white speakers from Sacramento and Humboldt County, California."
Wouldn't it have been a better comparison to have a dataset made up of white and black speakers who are all either speaking English or all speaking African American Vernacular English?
Since wikipedia says AAVE has its own unique grammar, vocabulary and accents, it's unsurprising that an AI dealing with standard English struggles. The AI may be equally good at recognising black speakers who are using conventional English grammar, vocabulary and accents but this study doesn't seem to allow us to draw a conclusion on that front.
Because they had the opportunity to write existing EU standards into law to give their stated intentions legal force and refused to do so.
People like Jacob Rees-Mogg have already talked about how Indian standards will be good enough.
Their central funding will be cut by 77% by 2020 according to the Financial Times, not normally known for its socialist hand wringing.
Even if your council *actually* hires diversity officers (and you didn't just read a ranty page in the Sun about it), the Conservatives are conducting a full scale ideological assault on local services that should be opposed.
Spending like you describe is a rounding error next to the cuts and is trumpeted by the right wing press to deflect blame from the real cause of all the service closures. Most people are simply unaware of the scale of the cuts from central government and will happily blame local councils - don't fall for it.
I can answer your main question - the level of profit probably is considered satisfactory for a limited risk distributor and shouldn't be considered a mark of commercial failure in any way.
If it's designated as such, then its goods and services will be transfer priced to achieve a low profit margin in that range. The idea being that the small level of profits are in line with the arm's length level of profits a 3rd party company would expect to earn if it had a business with such limited risks. Profits instead accrue to the entity taking all the commercial risk, presumably the US for Dell?
There should be a good understanding of the underlying business processes by the auditors.
A good team for a large company will have regular updates with the business throughout the year, at least to plan the audit if nothing else, and larger companies often have mid-year mini audits of particular areas to smooth the process at year-end.
However, the auditors will have a full client book, so generally speaking downtime from one client is spent auditing other clients.
There's something odd about PwC in Japan - I don't recall the specifics, but it's actually a completely separate entity due to some local regulatory requirements.
Sadly not - the FT has an article here - we still need to do a ton of negotiating to benefit from WTO terms. Here's a google cache link to get round the paywall:
He probably didn't mean this. Corporate Income Tax, CIT, or "income tax" is often used around the world to refer to something similar to our corporation tax. It's more of an Americanism than a deliberate attempt to conflate employee taxes with corporation taxes. You are quite correct that this is a common theme though and needs to be stamped on.
In their defence, they've just given us Marshamallow on the Z3 Compact which is now almost a two year old phone. My phone says it's got a March 2016 security patch level. They've also signed up to the open hardware programme, so they're better than many other phone manufacturers.
"Most modern devices and operating systems come with the option to enable inbuilt FDE."
Apart from Windows 8 home, for which Truecrypt cannot do full disk encryption when it's been set up with GPT partitions. Microsoft will gladly let you upgrade to the pro version for £100 though to use Bitlocker. :headshot:
60% of the 1,000 were found to be fully compliant with UK law (i.e. they were non-domiciles not liable to UK tax, beyond paying the flat rate charge).
The remainder HMRC prefers to get the lost tax, penalties and interest back without entering into complex court cases, where the outcome is uncertain, cost to the taxpayer very large and where the cash reward is considerably delayed. It's much harder to prove 'beyond reasonable doubt' that someone has committed fraud, then to get the taxpayer to pay up.
They're being pragmatic by only prosecuting in the most severe cases.
It’s not that the rules have deliberately been written to create loopholes for companies, it’s that it’s really, really difficult (read ‘practically impossible’) to write laws that cover every eventuality without having loopholes. Sit down with a tax lawyer and try and draft a ‘simple’ piece of legislation to accomplish a simple task. You’ll soon discover it’s incredibly difficult to cover every situation without making things very complex.
Our tax law is monstrously huge (several multi-inch volumes) – it’s impossible for there to be no loopholes. The government is trying to redress the balance by falling back on various ‘principles based’ anti-avoidance strategies, but those are subjective and open to interpretation by their nature.
The transfer pricing process does not only depend on a mechanical calculation of an arm's length price for particular products. There will also be a look at the overall entity, its risk profile and what an arm's length level of profit might be. So rather than looking at the pricing of individual components or products, an adjustment can be put through to arrive at a target profit margin based on the profile of the business.
A business that has nothing but product stores (UK) takes on much less risk than the other parts of the business that might invest billions in R&D, advertising to build up the brand etc. etc. (US)
It's therefore perfectly acceptable under the OECD guidelines to look at the risk profile of each, decide that the UK is engaged in activities with a comparatively limited amount of entrepreneurial risk and reduce its profits accordingly.
There is therefore nothing surprising (unless you're an ignorant politician) about a company undertaking sales activities that earns a comparatively low profit margin. You can bet that if Apple were to pander to the UK government and put more cost back into the the US (increasing UK profits) that they will soon get a knock on the door from the US tax authorities asking why profits have dropped over there.
It's symmetrical and it usually works, until politicians wade in without understanding the law and guidelines in place. They should be concentrating on pursuing misrepresentations, 'sham' companies where there is no substance and treaty abuses instead.
The water sticks to surfaces (i.e. faces, faceplates etc.) in zero g, it doesn't sink to the bottom. It should be possible to point the end of the snorkel to an 'empty' part of the helmet and breathe, if the area around your mouth is covered.
Unless it's just tied directly into the oxygen tank I guess.
Can you follow the trail from the known 'theft' wallet through to its final destination, when the thief tries to cash out into fiat currency? E.g. could the transaction history of a 'known bad' wallet be used to identify the thief at the point where they have to provide ID and involve a bank?
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