"Direct payments to individuals" would seem to include your pay during those 40 years too. It's obvious to me that the wording is chosen to be deceptive.
But ultimately, they are separate for a reason. Otherwise, CS would just be another area of mathematics rather than a subject in its own right.
That's how it started. The first CS degree was Cambridge's Dip.Comp.Sci., taught out of the Mathematical Laboratory. I think that the best way to see CS is as an interdisciplinary subject which sits between pure maths, engineering, and psychology.
I suppose that for consistency you always refer to Nintendo as Marafuku and AOL as Quantum Computer Services?
UK salaries aren't that high: it's more like the annual salary of about five professionals, and it seems to be about three times their annual "governance" spending according to the summary of their accounts on the Charity Commission website (although since they apparently have the equivalent of 354 full-time employees they must be filing the bulk of their wage bill under "charitable activities"). Perhaps more pertinently, it's about 1% of annual turnover, which is not an unreasonable level to pitch a fine which can't be treated as a cost of "doing business" badly.
And if you read the sidebar you'll see that its name changed to BP Amoco plc in 1998 and to BP plc in 2001.
Calling it a British company is debatable, but more defensible than calling it "British Petroleum (BP)". British Petroleum isn't even its previous name.
They had something similar for mathematics back when I was in primary school, except that rather than 10 booklets there were dozens of cards. The teacher would assign each pupil 10 cards, and then we could do them in the order we wanted (as long as no-one else was using the card we wanted). I loved it.
If they do it right, they can even make a profit on the call centre and pay down some of their dollar/yen liabilities.
Because when people are pointing guns at your head, your first priority is going to be to reach into your pocket for your phone, and not to get your hands above your head...
It seems that Tom Lehrer's advice "Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air" is still valid decades later...
Once you account for all of the differences. I've lost many an hour trying to work out why a project would compile in VS but not with MSBuild from the command line.
The ability to undo more than one change is the kind of hand-holding which is always beneficial.
Ah, Slashdot at its best: comments by people who haven't even read TFS.
I think trying to draw analogies between criminal offences and torts risks coming to unreasonable conclusions. The reasonable process here is for the music label to sue the site operators. Not only are they the ones who are (allegedly) actively infringing the label's rights, but taking down the domain name doesn't stop the site being accessed, so it doesn't fully accomplish the label's goal anyway.
Full marks for coming up with a workable idea, but I'm afraid you've been beaten to the punch: they already send the particles around the loop a few times.