Member Since: 25th Sep 2000
14th Aug 2016
Your format needs to be set up like this to format both positive and negative numbers.
15th Nov 2011
Stress and Pressure
There is a difference betwen stress and pressure. Pressure drives you on to get things done with limited resources. Stress comes when your mind can't cope with it any more.
19th Mar 2011
I worked for the local council where I cut my spreadsheet teeth on Supercalc 2, running on C/PM in the early 80's. We later moved to Supercalc 5 on 386s with DOS. The first Windows spreadsheet I tried was Quattro Pro on my home computer. When the council finally moved to Windows we of course used Excel.
19th Oct 2009
Crown Dependency of Forvik
There is also the Crown Dependency of Forvik . Stuart Hill, aka Captain Calamity, unilaterally declared the island of Forewick Holm in the Shetland Islands a Crown Dependency. He then refused to pay his VAT in an attempt to prove that because the loan raised through the arrangement struck in 1468 between King Christian I of Denmark/Norway and Scotland's James III, whereby Christian pawned the Shetland Islands to James in order to raise money for his daughter's dowry, was not repaid UK law did not apply to Shetland.
He hoped to be taken to court and produce evidence to that effect but HMRC have so far failed to rise to the challenge.
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7th Apr 2009
Shetland Islands a tax haven?
I note in this article French president Nicolas Sarkozy includes the Shetland Islands as one of the tax havens he wants to crack down on. Having lived here most of my life I am puzzled about where he got his information from.