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Comment Re:Spreadsheets (Score 1) 144

For simple accounting, and for really complex accounting. Supposing you have accounts for 50 divisions around the world in various different currencies and local accounting standards, and you need to put them together as a set of group accounts. There isn't really any alternative to doing it on a spreadsheet.

Comment Re:Hillary Clinton says: (Score 1) 271

There is this thing called the "cab rank principle", which means that lawyers are supposed to accept any case that comes their way. The only grounds for refusing a case are that they are already working on one and therefore don't have the time, or that they don't have the skills to do it properly.

Comment Re:why not crack down on the rioting protesters? (Score 1) 177

Is that why the 5th largest French city in the world is London? As in, if all the French people in London lived in a city on their own, it would be larger than all but the 4 largest cities in France. They are there to escape the high taxes in France and to have a chance of actually finding employment.

Comment Re:just what we all love (Score 1) 243

The VAT MOSS rules came in on 1st January this year, and since then, Amazon has had to charge UK VAT on sales of electronic goods (ebooks, mp3s, apps, videos, etc). They have always had to charge UK VAT on sales of physical goods.

The change here is that since 1st April, they are now paying UK Corporation Tax on their UK profits rather than Luxembourg corporate tax.

Comment Re:How About (Score 1) 224

They will likely get their first car in about 10 years or so time. Will self-driving cars be ubiquitous by then? I don't think so, because the car development lifecycle doesn't move that quickly. There will be some self-driving cars in 10 years time, as a premium option, but it won't have made its way down to the budget range of models.

A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. -- Ramsey Clark