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Comment: Re:Over 18 (Score 2) 627

I don't think your link has the complete story. You can find lots of information about this issue with a google search for facta (the name of a new US law that's trying to pull more people into the IRS dragnet) but here is one article that lays it out fairly succinctly:

U.S. citizens on the other hand, have an ongoing obligation to declare and report their worldwide income to the U.S.A., regardless of where they reside. U.S. citizens who have permanently departed the U.S.A. and have become full-time permanent residents of Canada are still required to file U.S. income taxes on an annual basis with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The only way for U.S. citizens to avoid this would be to go through a process to renounce their U.S. citizenship, which is not practical or desirable for most people. Therefore, a U.S. citizen who resides in Canada is essentially subject to the same U.S. filing requirements as they would if they continued to reside in the U.S.A. This means filing U.S. Form 1040 every year, and reporting worldwide income.

The bottom line for U.S. citizen residents of Canada is that they must file two returns each year â" a Canadian income tax return because they reside in Canada, and a U.S. return based on being a U.S. citizen. The Tax Treaty between Canada and U.S.A. has several mechanisms available know as foreign tax credits, to make sure the person does not have to pay duplicate taxes to both countries.

Original article here

Comment: Vice and Frodo 64 (Score 5, Informative) 165

by innocent_white_lamb (#46749885) Attached to: Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

I use Vice on my desktop computer and Frodo C64 on my Android phone. Accordingly, I don't need an extra gadget to play with my Commodore 64.

Gamebase64 has everything you never needed to know about C64 games, Girls of '64 for everything in 8-bit nudity, and AppsnToolsBase64 for everything in utilities, business and productivity applications.

All c64 programs are tiny in modern terms; an uncompressed 1541 floppy disk image is only 170k. So you can carry every significant Commodore 64 program that was every released on a single flash drive or on your phone, and have plenty of room to spare.

Comment: Re:Why not a "$0" only option (Score 1) 240

by innocent_white_lamb (#46734911) Attached to: How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

That would be me. I've never spent a penny on apps for my Android phones or tablets.

What do I have on my phone right now:

terminal ide
firefox
FBreader
VXConnectbot
920 Text Editor
Nethack
FrodoC64
JFrotz
AndFTP
Wifi Analyzer by farproc
Hacker's Keyboard
winamp
network info II
skyfm
coop
servestream
android-vnc-viewer
k9mail
es file manager
zarchiver
kingsoft office
x11 server by darkside
soundhound
diskusage by ivan volosik
cbc radio
colordict
colornote notepad notes
Canada weather & radar by fish & whistle
rfo basic
QR Code Reader by Scan Inc
speedtest.net
camscanner phone pdf creator
adosbox
vim-touch
f-droid
F-DROID APPS
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solitaire
mahjongg builder
opendocument reader
droidfish
callerid
freeshisen
puzzles
From Samsung Apps:
Samsung TTS HD US English

Haven't paid a penny for any of it yet.

Comment: Re:Pretty close to zero (Score 1) 240

by innocent_white_lamb (#46734881) Attached to: How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Honest question: What does Moon+ ebook reader do for $4.99 that FBReader doesn't do for free?

I've never looked at Moon+, but FBReader runs great on my computers, phones and tablets and does what it's supposed to do. The only feature I'd like to see added is a way to automatically sync the page that you're on between all of the devices, but I can see where that could be a problem; where do you store the central page number repository that you would probably need do do that.

Comment: Re:Viva La XP! (Score 3, Informative) 641

by innocent_white_lamb (#46696437) Attached to: Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

I have a $100,000 digital cinema projector. (I own an operate a movie theatre.) The projector runs on Windows XP. Fortunately, it's not connected to the Internet; the server and associated hardware are a self-contained network. I load ("ingest) movies onto the system from CRU hard drives that arrive by courier or bus.

Comment: Millions in additional cost or simply allocated? (Score 1) 233

How many of those millions being spent on the search are costs that would not otherwise be incurred in the normal course of business? If Johnny Rescue is flying his plane or sitting around shooting pool and watching TV while waiting for a call, his salary is still being paid. Same for things like fuel: if it's not used in an actual situation, would it otherwise still be used in a training exercise?

I suspect that a large portion of the cost of this search isn't an actual additional cost; this is just a convenient place to park the budget.

Comment: It produces performance like C++ (Score 1) 217

by innocent_white_lamb (#46654249) Attached to: .NET Native Compilation Preview Released

"It produces performance like C++".

How many times over the years have I seen this? "Widget-of-the-month is almost as fast and efficient as C."

My response is, if the performance is important then why not do it in C? C is definitely as efficient as C. If performance is not important, then why does it matter?

I don't see the need to spend time and/or money on something that's "almost as good as C" when C itself is available.

"This cardboard pizza is almost as good as a real pizza and it only costs $10 more!" Er, no thanks?

Comment: Libreoffice? (Score 1) 184

Still waiting for Libreoffice for Android (which would be of use to me) and Ipad (which I guess other people would use).

The best Android app I've found for "office" stuff is Kingsoft Office but it can't work with Open Document files, just Microsoft formatted stuff. I wish I had one that would work with Open Document; it would be a lot more useful.

+ - Lost smartphones usually probed for private data->

Submitted by innocent_white_lamb
innocent_white_lamb (151825) writes "Security software company Symantec dropped 10 phones in each of six Canadian cities and waited to see if they would be returned. Among the questions that Symantec wanted to answer with the study was how persistent people would be in poking around a found phone.

The odds of having a lost cellphone returned are just a little better than 50/50, while the chances of it being probed by its finder are close to 100 per cent, according to the results of the experiment. Each phone was preloaded with icons for phoney apps designed to tempt the finders into tapping on them. Tracking software recorded what they couldn't resist peeking at."

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Never understood the modes (Score 1) 248

by innocent_white_lamb (#46552367) Attached to: Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

After many years of playing with computers, I have recently started learning to use vim, but one thing always drives me crazy.

I have never figured out how to insert one single character at the current cursor position. Replacing one character is easy (r) but how do I insert one? Example: somthing. What's the easiest way to get the missing e into that word?

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