1690 posts • joined 3 Jan 2014
It would be interesting to do a 1984 TV Series, but updated for current technology. Instead of a telescreen, we'd have one of the google or Amazon screens that are so widely used.
TV watching monitored. Websites/wikipedia edited as needed rather than going to all the fuss of changing paper. Books instead of being recalled just updated on your kindle.
For current life, all we'd really need to add are microphones to the current CCTV systems.
Scary part would be millenials not understanding what the fuss is about.
Then we could do Brave New World. Very similar parallels.
Re: £1.50 per month
>>> Also, just because *YOU* didn't experience an outage, doesn't mean it hasn't had a lot of them affecting a lot of people.
So anecdotes criticising MS are ok, but those saying that they're doing OK aren't?
In 3 years of Office 365 & Azure use, the only problem I've experienced was a shortage of capacity in Azure UK South when first opened. MS are far from perfect, but not as bleak as painted by Linux Mint users who dropped Windows 5 years ago.
Q: If Pesky Pepper had a peek at patient papers, at how many patient papers did Pesky Pepper peek? A: 231
Automating the 7 boxes is just the start. My accountant says that transaction level will be next.
Frustratingly, I keep hearing people saying that the ONLY solution is to go cloud for accounts. I'm one of the few small businesses genuinely filing digitally and it saves me all of 30 seconds every quarter. No, I'm not using cloud software - I'd like my data to still be there even when I stop paying.
Horses for courses
I'm sure I'm not alone in using a proper PC for work (multiple screens and proper keyboard).
A convertible or laptop for proper email or a bit of Word when away from the desk.
A cheap tablet for browsing on the sofa.
Where I'm different is that I use my mobile phone for telephone calls!
Ex-Microsoft manager sues former coworkers and Windows giant over claims of sex assault, gender discrimination
Re: Interesting post-employment ban
In the UK, it would be termed something along the lines of 'restraint of trade'. You can say that someone can't work for a competitor or customer for a short period of time, but nothing more than that. Difficult to enforce unless the person's in a senior position too.
Samsung 'reveals' what looks like a tablet that folds into a phone, but otherwise we're quite literally left in the dark
You can't take business waste to your local recycling centre, you have to pay. I work from home, but still remove all company related address labels before anything goes in the bin or for recycling. Otherwise there are some nasty fines.
Sadly, when the government introduces business charges for disposal of waste, they haven't got the sense to realise that it just increases fly tipping.
Should a robo-car run over a kid or a grandad? Healthy or ill person? Let's get millions of folks to decide for AI...
For an anti-crime, in the early days of home Internet, I had a firewall that would report the IP address of people supposedly trying to hack me. It was normally just that they had a badly configured PC or virus. If they were running Windows 9x, it was easy enough to browse their PC and leave messages on the Start menu about updating their security.
No idea if anyone ever read the messages though.
Re: Does not take long to buy the hardware ...
Slightly different in the UK. We get a capital allowance which means you can claim the whole value against tax in year 1 while maintaining the balance sheet value of the asset with a balancing value.
There's a limit, but it's higher than most small businesses need to worry about.
For larger companies, it's still easier to slip a monthly fee of £150 through budget approvals than a one off very expensive laptop.
You're forgetting something
At the moment, Amazon Business is just awful. I signed up to it as we already have Prime and you can link your personal account to a Business account.
Payment by Invoice is a joke. You have to enter the invoice number as the payment reference. The invoice number is normally longer than the reference you're able to enter at the bank.
Credits aren't automatically allocated. You have to email Amazon telling them which invoice needs to be credited.
Any problems? Forget trying to call - straight though to India.
For a small business, you're much better of using the established resellers.