Re: "HR" - there's your problem.
You left out Diamond. ;)
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I remember the old anecdote about the guy in Northern Ireland who was approached by a gang and challenged by the question of "are you Protestant or Catholic?". His answer that he was an atheist resulted in the question "Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".
I don't remember quite how but I tamed my New Folder page quite quickly, starting with the Focused option.
It now has a very clean look, showing only the Microsoft icon+name, the Search box, and my eight favourites. No extensions.
Running Windows 10 Pro, 20H2, build 19042.330.
Mussolini was a Fascist which was corporatist socialism. The state ruled.
Hitler was a National Socialist not a Fascist. The state ruled.
Stalin was an International Socialist. The state ruled.
When war was declared by the UK it was because Hitler and Stalin agreed to invade Poland together.
The normal term at the time to describe these three was Totalitarians.
Likewise with my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL from 2015.
Updated until the end of December 2019. Apps still updating. WhatsApp dropped support at that point but Telegram works fine.
Removable battery, USB-C, 3.5 inch audio jack, 20 Megapixel camera, Dual SIM, 32GB.
This seems to be designed to benefit France and Germany. The other 25 will get crumbs.
France have clearly insisted that this must be based in a French speaking country (Belgium) as they did when setting up Brussels + Strasbourg as headquarters of the EEC/EC/EU.
I can't see Poland being given a look-in but they'll be forced to comply and to pay.
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Amazon is focused on selling new books. It also now owns Abebooks which is focused on second-hand books. You can find almost anything there.
Looking for Isaac Asimov on abebooks.co.uk finds:
Magazines & Periodicals (1,830)
Filtering those, I find 190 first edition, signed, with dust-jacket available.
I assume the mobile service providers would only be interested if they can charge separately for RCS, as they do with MMS.
If it's simply counted as data and efficient, the existing apps such as Telegram, Signal, WhatsApp etc could use it as a common layer in the way XML was touted as being the solution to business data exchange.
So much data is being gathered on all of us from so many sources, including the strong push to stop cash as a medium of exchange. All current governments have the ability to track everything people do but there's so much data that processing it is only being done currently for people of interest.
In future, wholesale profiling of all individuals becomes feasible. The compute power required is not there yet but it will come.
He may or may not have had anything at all on his phone.
He refused on a matter of principle against such a "fishing expedition" and on the assumption that his phone had been sanitised, it's more likely simply to generate sympathy from his supporters.
Any way, that's what I'd do in his boots (that don't fit me, by the way).
I assume that Microsoft have looked at the usage numbers for Outlook 365 in each of these languages and found that the number of users was tiny on iOS, less than the cost of translation and support.
I also assume that they continue to support those languages for Outlook 365 on Windows.
By comparison, many of my favourite freeware/shareware programs invite crowd-sourcers to contribute translations.
LibreOffice have provided the tools to localise the product into unsupported language.
I wonder if the new Microsoft could move toward this model of internationalisation/localisation (i18n/l10n).
Microsoft 950XL is still my phone and it works extremely well.
HERE maps are fine. They've been adopted by car manufacturers, so they have a lot of support.
My Mail app allows me to joint to each of my email providers through POP3 or IMAP, so there's no problem. There will be a huge number of apps available from various stores. China will make sure of that. The China market alone will convince app authors to place their products there, as well as in Google and Apple stores. Should be an easy port to another Android. The necessary libraries will become available with familiar API's.
The author of this article seems to expect everything to look exactly the same as Google's offering.
BT is a publicly traded company. Who knows what percentage of the current shareholders are foreign individuals, companies, or sovereign wealth funds.
Its headquarters are in the UK, that's all.
BT and Openreach's operations are dominated by UK business and customers, so that's not likely to change.
What's in it for them? I assume you're not asking for Office to be sold on Linux. I also assume that you don't want to pay Microsoft for such a version of Windows.
Only relatively simple apps can make money being ported to Linux as it would be impossible to support anything complex for each and every Linux build. That can only work if it's open source and can be rebuilt and tweaked for the target platform. As a professional developer and supporter, I'd run a mile.
BTW, I happily use LibreOffice and have almost never paid for software, using many of the freeware ones available. Yes, I've built software for more operating systems and their variants than I care to remember. That goes double for variants of SQL dialects on everthing from mainframes to DOS to Windows 10.
A place I worked at twenty years ago had scaffolding at one side of the building.
During the night, naughty people broke in through the first floor windows and proceeded to steal the keyboards. Presumably these were younsters who thought the machine was the keyboard, which joined to a TV. They left the CRT's and that other box that didn't seem to do anything useful.
I fully agree with your comments regarding the guys who go out in the boats and the infrastructure that achieves such marvelous results. The top level within the organisation (which operates in the whole of Britain and Ireland) has been criticised in the recent past for using the funds for non-lifesaving purposes. I have no insight into the accuracy or relevance of these criticisms but we do need to separate out the people at the sharp end from the other people in the back office before giving carte-blanche approval.
Charities do not make a profit, they have a surplus (terminology rather than meaning).
What many of the larger charities do is hoard that surplus. There are supposed to be upper limits but some very well known ones seem to have vast resources that would cover their running costs for a very long time.
Sales tax is known as VAT in the UK. Amazon includes VAT or its equivalent in the location of the buyer. I buy from Amazon UK and pay the relevant local tax as I live outside of the UK. Amazon automatically does the sums. In all cases, it's the consumer who pays it to the relevant government via Amazon.
This EU rule came in December 2017. Prior to that the relevant sales tax was paid in the juristiction of the seller. Many companies based themselves in juristictions with lower sales tax such as Madeira or Luxembourg. That's why the rule changed.
Not just Amazon but eBay and any other company who sold internationally direct to consumers.
They do, that's the point. They achieve low taxation in those countries by having non-USA operating companies pay heavy licensing fees to the head office. That's the result of using astute accountants to make sure the profit in those countries is low. The accountants read the rules and obey them to the letter.
There is also the question of who's paying the VAT that's levied on most purchases. That goes straight to the government (but of course, it's the consumer who actually pays it).
If you're talking about making your phone or 4g tablet into a hotspot, Windows 10 certainly does allow you to mark the connection as metered. It also allows you to tell it how many gigabytes per month and when the renewal date is.
The other "new" thing here is to be able to connect by USB to a magic box and attach other devices such as HDMI screen and USB keyboard and mouse. That's not new. I've had that capability for years with my Lumia 950 XL.
Find someone who will provide you an alternate skin.
Personally, I much prefer the flat Metro design, but then I hated Windows XP by comparison with Windows 2000's much plainer approach. Windows for me is a tool. I don't want a pretty hammer or screwdriver, so why would I want a pretty operating system.
This is the original meaning of the words "proof" and "prove", meaning "test".
Still used with this meaning when referring to proof-mark, proving guns, and proving ground.
If something passes a specific test or tests, it has been proven.
Proven has never meant that something is true, only that it has passed the tests.
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