"the IRS emptied our bank account February 3, 2017 for erroneous refund with no notice! (please see attached letter).
The only other thing I could think of was that TurboTax did not work correctly and calculated to large of a refund but the letter from the IRS stated it was a "processing error at the Internal Revenue Service". The refund we received was the same as what TurboTax calculated. I researched the IRS manual about erroneous refunds and could not find anything referring to a "R17" code as stated in the letter.
Called them. Our return was fine. The amount of refund was fine. Not an identity theft problem. Error on their side. According to the person I spoke with they are doing this to a large block of filers. They seemed hesitant to give more info.
He then adds that "in our phone conversation they told me that the return was fine and the refund amount was correct, it was not an over refund issue but some kind of IRS internal error and they would reissue the same refund after receiving the money back. It makes absolutely no sense to me but this is what I was told."
So, as our reader summarizes, "no outstanding taxes. Never been audited. Always file on time. Not a small business, just a normal employee W2, not a structuring issue. Only typical deductions and student loan interest. Scrambling to cancel auto payments and trying to figure out how we will pay mortgage and any payment that will not accept credit card.
but those that I see fail to impress me.
were it real news for nerds, i would probably take a look at them.
like jandersen says, of today's titles only the MIT fusion reactor project could be interesting, but is certainly no news.
also, i like SOME of the ads. those about new tools to do my hobby and job. not the fluffy stuff.
This is very insightful, but let me correct.. it is NOT a sin to BE homosexual at all.. it is a sin to engage in homosexual acts - whether one is homosexual or not.
This is a very important issue, especially for the many gay people who believe and are Christian. and there are many.
I've been thinking lately about this, as I live in a country where somewhat less thank intellingent beings have been making 'policy' fore some time (Italy)
How can it be that politicians who need/want to be re-voted again next term can make decisions that are _not_ popular for a population?
Politicians will always have to choose options that are as pleasurable as possible for many (so as to be voted again), but this is hardly ever the best option, as mostly any form of government has to take (liberty/money) from all and redistribute/manage it for all.
People, mostly anyone smart and less smart, when presented with different parties' programs will naturally choose the one that pleases them most.
So, what we got is someone ho did away with some unpopular taxes (and was chosen as PM again) only to make financial things for the whole of the country much, much worse.
Would it not be possible to link these calculation speed to anything useful, let's see folding@home or the likes, or anything like good old seti@home? I would gladly make my server run a little hotter while doing something useful WHILE minting some bitcoin...
works fine in my FF4 4.01, boots real quickly, compiles simple C..!! nice, sir! now a network stack would help much to get some code/extra sw into it.. pasting would not work.. regretfully.
I second all those that said YES for networking reasons. If you want to continue working/researching in CS, you should absolutely get in contact with as many people as you can that share interests and physically interact with them in all sorts of ways. Internet is not the only way you know.
As for job opportunities, same thing. it's one big job interview out there..
Also, don't fill up all your available time when you'll be there, take time to get comfortable with the surroundings, and make some business/contact cards.
I'd say black - it would fit in nicely on my black control panel, lined with black buttons with black labels.
Looks Like A Fish, Moves Like A Fish, Steers Like a Cow..
nope, here in europe (northern Italy) often text messages arrive hours late. And many events (concerts, demonstrations, feasts, you name it) interfere with sms delivery. It is true that it depends much on the carrier and if the message is being sent between two carriers. vodafone-tim is a bad pair.
that said, I've never seen a pager, too...
I have a HP compaq nx6110 laptop that was originally a fluxbuntu 8.04 install (y'know, thought it would be slow and all). upgraded to gnome-desktop which to my surprise worked beautifully. upgraded to 9.04 which worked quite perfectly. only had to install f-spot from svn as it was lacking some features. upgraded to karmic. no problem at all! cheers!
I can't imagine I'm seeing so few refereces to Vance's worlds. Planet of Adventure is just fantastic, and most of his other stories are sublime exercises in the exploration of men's capabilities and particularities. the daemon princes are another fantastic creation. Yet the amount of _science_ fiction is always accurately measured agains the amount of social fiction.
Quark! Quark! Beware the quantum duck!