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  # 2099833 2-Oct-2018 09:35
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Behodar: On a Unix system (in this case, Mac OS), "~" means your home directory.

 

 

Correction:  The "BASH" shell will use "~" as an expansion character by default; and it will also default to the specified user's home directory (or your home directory if no other user is specified).  Other shells may or may not do the same.

 

 

 

It's not an OS-function; and therefore may not be supported by all other software packages.

 

Behodar: I asked Steam to download a game to ~/Desktop. "Game downloaded successfully", it tells me. Yet there's nothing on the desktop.

 

It turns out that it had created a new directory called "~" in a completely unrelated place and had dumped the files in there. It took me a while to find them!

 

 

I also agree that the Steam Developers should have done a better job of parsing the filename provided by the end-user...


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  # 2100193 2-Oct-2018 16:24
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my computers inability to type the word 'the'





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  # 2100202 2-Oct-2018 16:40
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My typos have become so bad that I run everything through an old version of Word first. Most software like that, including free stuff, has editing functions that can correct typos. Just feed it the typos you commonly make and tell it what they should be and the problem is solved.

 

 





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  # 2100353 2-Oct-2018 21:18
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dickytim:

 

Accounting systems that don't calculate GST line by line, but on the total causing rounding issues later on!

 

 

You are supposed to do it on the entire invoice, not line by line tho?





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  # 2100384 2-Oct-2018 23:40
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dickytim:


Accounting systems that don't calculate GST line by line, but on the total causing rounding issues later on!



You are supposed to do it on the entire invoice, not line by line tho?



Another possible source of error, is calculating your GST liability by adding up the GST amount of each invoice. Vs adding up the GST exclusive amounts, then using that total to calculate the GST.

My old boss got a nasty letter from the IRD, demanding payment of $35 of short paid GST. She had been filling out the GST returns using the numbers from her invoicing software. Except that the software was calculating it wrong. Turnover would have been over $100K.





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BPme pay-at-pump. Awesome.

 

Scratchy free prize draw at BP... Love free stuff. :)

 

BPme & scratchy... great again, I can type in the scratchy code into BPme.

 

But what if I pay-at-pump & don't get a physical scratchy? -- Nice one, BP! They thought of that, and I can still enter the draw via the app. Yay!

 

BUT! When I click on the "try for a free prize" button in the app, it pops up a QR label on my phone's screen. WTF??? Oh, wait, BP helpfully adds insult to injury by adding a label "Scan me". WTAF??? It's on my phone's screen, so I can't use the phone's camera to capture the QR code. Does BP expect me to take my phone to a scanner, capture the image from screen onto paper, then scan the photocopy with my phone? WhyTF couldn't the "try for a free prize" button take me to wherever that QR code links to?

 

SMH.

 

 


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  # 2100776 3-Oct-2018 13:38
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BPme pay-at-pump. Awesome.

 

Scratchy free prize draw at BP... Love free stuff. :)

 

BPme & scratchy... great again, I can type in the scratchy code into BPme.

 

But what if I pay-at-pump & don't get a physical scratchy? -- Nice one, BP! They thought of that, and I can still enter the draw via the app. Yay!

 

BUT! When I click on the "try for a free prize" button in the app, it pops up a QR label on my phone's screen. WTF??? Oh, wait, BP helpfully adds insult to injury by adding a label "Scan me". WTAF??? It's on my phone's screen, so I can't use the phone's camera to capture the QR code. Does BP expect me to take my phone to a scanner, capture the image from screen onto paper, then scan the photocopy with my phone? WhyTF couldn't the "try for a free prize" button take me to wherever that QR code links to?

 

SMH.

 

 

Isn't the scan thing to wave under the barcode reader at the till inside so they can confirm your purchase?

 

I haven't bothered because the whole reason for BP Me is avoiding going inside and further holding up the line of cars waiting to fill up.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2105922 10-Oct-2018 21:13
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This is not little its disgusting An Auckland man has laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission after he was kicked out of a shop for being in a wheelchair.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/107745315/auckland-man-kicked-out-of-shop-for-being-in-a-wheelchair





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  # 2105944 10-Oct-2018 21:58
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MikeB4:

 

This is not little its disgusting An Auckland man has laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission after he was kicked out of a shop for being in a wheelchair.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/107745315/auckland-man-kicked-out-of-shop-for-being-in-a-wheelchair

 

 

Inexcusable. Almost anywhere else it would be illegal. If the damned shop is too stuffed with crap to enable wheelchair access, then they need to widen the aisles. Most pathetic excuse I have ever heard. Those people need a lesson in how to respect others. 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2105963 10-Oct-2018 22:46
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Font that doesn't easily distinguish between AI and Al.

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  # 2105988 10-Oct-2018 23:44
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Aredwood:
richms:

 

dickytim:

 

 

 

Accounting systems that don't calculate GST line by line, but on the total causing rounding issues later on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are supposed to do it on the entire invoice, not line by line tho?

 



Another possible source of error, is calculating your GST liability by adding up the GST amount of each invoice. Vs adding up the GST exclusive amounts, then using that total to calculate the GST.

My old boss got a nasty letter from the IRD, demanding payment of $35 of short paid GST. She had been filling out the GST returns using the numbers from her invoicing software. Except that the software was calculating it wrong. Turnover would have been over $100K.

 

Some systems do handle this situation. Especially because some customers like GST exclusive line items, some like inclusive line items.  There are various issues that can occur with both scenarios but good accounting systems will use internal ledgers to correct for this. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2106524 11-Oct-2018 21:46
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Was reading an article about the problems with that windows update and saw this incomprehensible gibberish that clearly comes from a numberphobe.

 

 

one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs

 

 

dubble-you tee efff?





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  # 2106536 11-Oct-2018 22:52
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paulchinnz: Font that doesn't easily distinguish between AI and Al.

 

You can call me HAI, Betty.


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  # 2106598 12-Oct-2018 07:12
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Several intersections in Auckland, around motorway on/off ramps from what I've seen, now feature 'up' arrows for traffic going straight through the intersection. Dumbing down of lights as an alternative to proper driver training?


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  # 2106974 12-Oct-2018 19:06
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I saw a jacket online which is reversible, with different designs on each side. The description says that it's like getting two jackets for the price of one. It costs twice as much as their other jackets.


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