Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×

Comment Re:Of course it was! (Score 1) 555

It's calculated by assuming you will get the same weekly wage for a year. The tax office produces some tables employers can use as a guide, so if weekly wage is $x, deduct $y as the tax component. I guess any extra pay (overtime, bonuses etc) is paid at your marginal tax rate.

If you have a second job, that job is meant to tax you at the top tax rate, so the tax office gets an excess of your money and returns it to you when everything is reconciled at the end of the year (by submitting your tax return).

Comment Re:Which is why... (Score 1) 499

When I had my Appendectomy (old style, not key-hole) I woke up 8 hours afterwards and had zero pain!

It never hurt once, even though the nurse told me they were authorised to give me pain relief all the way up to morphine if I needed it. I assumed they gave me something after the surgery which hid the immediate pain for a day or two.

Comment Re:I can easily Halve the space needed. (Score 1) 287

Khyber, can you share some ballpark figures on what would be required?

How low-power can the illumination be to keep the plants healthy during the two week lunar night? Something below full sunlight like 250 W/m2 for 12 hours a day?

The article says 50 sqm is required for a single person, so to last two weeks that would require 2,100 kWh of batteries. That would take the battery packs from 25 Tesla Model S cars with a weight maybe over 10 tonnes?

Slashdot Top Deals

I find you lack of faith in the forth dithturbing. - Darse ("Darth") Vader