19 Jan 19, 08:27 PMRetrogradeRun: I'll believe it when I see it
19 Jan 19, 08:27 PMRetrogradeRun: 81% of 1-5 inches
19 Jan 19, 07:38 PMVicomte+: I think my roof is probably safe.
19 Jan 19, 07:38 PMVicomte+: Storm has been downgraded to 4-8 inches of snow and maybe an inch of sleet.
19 Jan 19, 06:42 PMRetrogradeRun: the first time they forgot about me in a waiting room and the second time I got a jury snow day
19 Jan 19, 06:42 PMRetrogradeRun: I've been called twice
19 Jan 19, 06:37 PMVicomte+: Do you guys get to pick who gets sent to the Tower?
19 Jan 19, 06:36 PMVicomte+: Here anyway.
19 Jan 19, 06:36 PMVicomte+: I think usually it's really boring and most of the time you don't even actually do anything.
19 Jan 19, 06:36 PMSlightlyJames: it's the high court
19 Jan 19, 06:35 PMk357: it'd be interesting imo unless it was something either really petty or something horrifying
19 Jan 19, 06:35 PMVicomte+: I've never had jury duty before.
19 Jan 19, 06:34 PMk357: dont actually know
19 Jan 19, 06:34 PMVicomte+: Do they have that in scotland?
19 Jan 19, 06:32 PMk357: just bring up jury annulment or whatever
19 Jan 19, 06:31 PMSlightlyJames: fuck
19 Jan 19, 06:31 PMSlightlyJames: jury citation
19 Jan 19, 06:11 PMLemmiwinks: Scorched earth
19 Jan 19, 05:34 PMVicomte+: The only spots it's not trying to come back are where I dug down a little and filled the holes with rock salt.
19 Jan 19, 05:33 PMVicomte+: I could swing from the vines on the trees in the back yard.
19 Jan 19, 05:32 PMVicomte+: The stuff on the chimney went all the way up and came back down into the fireplace.
19 Jan 19, 05:32 PMVicomte+: It's literally like that shit from Jumanji but slightly slower.
19 Jan 19, 05:21 PMLemmiwinks: Making its way inside the bedroom window, under the blankets, inside the unsuspecting (lazy-ass) anus
19 Jan 19, 05:20 PMLemmiwinks: I'm imagining a very slow Venom
19 Jan 19, 05:19 PMRetrogradeRun: my buddy let the crawling vines get so bad on the side of his house that they made their way inside his window
19 Jan 19, 05:17 PMVicomte+: The only reason I'm considering it is back at the old house the one year steppops paid for professional lawn treatments was the only year the lawn was really nice.
19 Jan 19, 05:16 PMLemmiwinks: Crabgrass battle
19 Jan 19, 05:09 PMVicomte+: I mean I can handle crabgrass myself. I thought the reason you pay the professionals is because they have the agent orange or some shit.
19 Jan 19, 05:08 PMVicomte+: Apparently they don't have anything for hardcore climbing ivy.
19 Jan 19, 05:07 PMVicomte+: Called lawn treatment guys. I think they got pissed when I told them I'd call them in a couple months rather than signing up now.
19 Jan 19, 05:07 PMVicomte+: This is my funhouse.
19 Jan 19, 05:07 PMLemmiwinks: That'll learn 'im
19 Jan 19, 05:06 PMVicomte+: You know I might.
19 Jan 19, 05:06 PMLemmiwinks: V
19 Jan 19, 05:00 PMRetrogradeRun: time to start peeing along your property line
19 Jan 19, 04:51 PMSlightlyJames: Broly in 5 days. My hype is maximum
19 Jan 19, 04:09 PMVicomte+: Fuck i should have saved more bombs.
19 Jan 19, 04:09 PMVicomte+: I'f I'm out there when it does it I'm running the cocksucker off. This is my territory.
19 Jan 19, 04:08 PMVicomte+: They have a shed at the corner but there's like a five foot gap between that and the fence.
19 Jan 19, 04:07 PMVicomte+: My property goes a hundred feet back until it hits the town's woods. The fence blocks the property line with the neighbor but ends perpendicular to the woods.
19 Jan 19, 04:06 PMVicomte+: The fence is up but I can't stop the fucker from running back into the woods and around it.
19 Jan 19, 04:04 PMLemmiwinks: You know the one
19 Jan 19, 04:04 PMLemmiwinks: Put a sign up when the fence is up
19 Jan 19, 04:02 PMVicomte+: its
19 Jan 19, 04:02 PMVicomte+: I figure I give it a week or so and then it's free pass is over.
19 Jan 19, 04:01 PMVicomte+: Neighbor's crazy dog ran around the back of the fence and into my yard.
19 Jan 19, 03:58 PMLemmiwinks: They'll forever be the Dragon Oranges company in my heart <3
19 Jan 19, 03:47 PMInfernisle: because if it fails they're probably done and if it succeeds then they are henceforth the anthem company
19 Jan 19, 03:47 PMInfernisle: and make no mistake they are 100% dead no matter what happens with anthem
19 Jan 19, 03:46 PMInfernisle: bioware is a corpse that's currently getting the bernie treatment courtesy of EA
19 Jan 19, 03:45 PMLemmiwinks: The dev is BioWare, or am I missing your point?
19 Jan 19, 03:38 PMzingmars: [link] the absolute state of EA
19 Jan 19, 02:26 PMLemmiwinks: High school kids could work out the tax formulas
19 Jan 19, 02:24 PMLemmiwinks: And the company pays 33% of your wage before taxes as social tax
19 Jan 19, 02:23 PMLemmiwinks: Tax being 20% for everyone
19 Jan 19, 02:22 PMLemmiwinks: So anyone getting 1200€ before taxes or less get 500€ without taxes, anyone getting 2400€ before taxes or more get nothing without taxes, and the rest are on a linear slider inbetween
19 Jan 19, 02:21 PMLemmiwinks: The system got a teeny bit more complicated last year with the addition of taxfree minimum that drops as your wage increases
19 Jan 19, 02:20 PMLemmiwinks: They get X before taxes, so you put that number into excel formula and it says how much you need to pay to the gov and how much to transfer to the employee
19 Jan 19, 02:19 PMLemmiwinks: The employee pay system is stupid simple, though
19 Jan 19, 02:17 PMLemmiwinks: One of my colleagues is studying accounting and his buddy in the field explains how half of the work is just hiding blatant company money abuse into acceptable expenses
19 Jan 19, 02:15 PMLemmiwinks: Creative accounting is expected of all accountants
19 Jan 19, 02:15 PMLemmiwinks: V
19 Jan 19, 02:15 PMKullik: but as far as i know the only people hiring accountants to sort their taxes out are people who dont want to pay taxes and have the money to afford not to
19 Jan 19, 02:14 PMKullik: oh yeah for sure there's definitely ways it can be more complex here too like if you're running your own business or whatever
19 Jan 19, 02:14 PMLemmiwinks: It's a bit more complicated if you have cash income, but it really just takes one number entered manually into the right box
19 Jan 19, 02:13 PMKullik: its just taken out of my paycheque before i ever get the money
19 Jan 19, 02:13 PMKullik: lol my company does it all for me so i dont even do that
19 Jan 19, 02:12 PMLemmiwinks: When it's tax time, I log into my bank, click on a link that directs me to a prefilled tax report, click 'yas' and it's done
19 Jan 19, 02:12 PMKullik: so that they can continue to exist
19 Jan 19, 02:12 PMKullik: also that whole thing where an entire industry exists to help people file taxes because they lobby to keep the process as difficult as possible
19 Jan 19, 02:11 PMKullik: over here we barely think about it
19 Jan 19, 02:11 PMKullik: yeah the way the states handle sales tax seems a bit weird
19 Jan 19, 02:08 PMLemmiwinks: US taxes is a ridiculous mess. There has to be a better way!
19 Jan 19, 01:46 PMLemmiwinks: I know what you bought last summer
19 Jan 19, 01:42 PMInfernisle: that's fucked up
19 Jan 19, 01:21 PMRetrogradeRun: my favorite was Newegg e-mailing telling me they sent my purchase history to my state so we can pay taxes retroactively
19 Jan 19, 01:09 PMInfernisle: so likely they either didn't know or didn't think about it and will change it when they complaints
19 Jan 19, 01:09 PMInfernisle: and even then charging sales tax from online sales is done on a state by state basis and isn't universal yet
19 Jan 19, 01:07 PMInfernisle: that's just how it works in america by default
19 Jan 19, 10:22 AMKullik: pretty scummy