• Employer "doesn't take tax"?

    (This is quite a long one with several questions. Answers to any number of these questions are welcome but please provide a source/reference.) I am in Australia on a 417 working holiday visa. I have recently got a job as a bartender. During my trial shift, the owner of the business stated to me "we pay $20 an hour, and don't take... show more
    (This is quite a long one with several questions. Answers to any number of these questions are welcome but please provide a source/reference.) I am in Australia on a 417 working holiday visa. I have recently got a job as a bartender. During my trial shift, the owner of the business stated to me "we pay $20 an hour, and don't take tax", which suprised me but I don't know the tax system in Australia so I kept quiet. He did not take my tax file number (or even my surname amazingly), and pays cash in hand. I am returning home to go to university in September, although I know I will return after graduating, possibly with intentions to get sponsored and become a permanent resident. I would like to know if, for whatever reason, this failure in paying tax is my fault or my employers. Will this affect my chances of getting my visa renewed/getting a new visa? Upon leaving, will any authority (immigration/ATO) ask about my employment during my year in Australia? After doing a bit of research, I have learned that for taxation purposes I will be classed as a foreign resident, and therefore get taxed something like 30c for every dollar I earn. I am reluctant to find a new job since, if I earn $20ph again, I will probably pay tax which will reduce my wages to about $13ph rather than the $17 I am currently on (I realise I will be able to claim this back but I am aware that this can be a time-consuming process, and I probably won't get 100% of my money back).
    1 answer · Australia · 3 years ago
  • Elastic potential energy within a spring?

    I am calculating the elastic potential energy stored within a spring by equating it to the work done by stretching the spring, using the formula Wd = (Fx)/2. The question asks for the ePE when F = 5 and when it equals 10, the numerical relationship between these two values, and why they don't have the ratio 1:2. Wd = (Fx)/2 = (5 *... show more
    I am calculating the elastic potential energy stored within a spring by equating it to the work done by stretching the spring, using the formula Wd = (Fx)/2. The question asks for the ePE when F = 5 and when it equals 10, the numerical relationship between these two values, and why they don't have the ratio 1:2. Wd = (Fx)/2 = (5 * 20.1)/2 = 50.25J Wd = (10 * 40.3)/2 = 201.5J
    1 answer · Physics · 4 years ago
  • Londoners! Estimate for a short taxi journey?

    I'm in London on Sunday (28th February) and need to get from Victoria Coach station to the Hammersmith Apollo. I've just been on the TFL website and it seems the section of the District tube line that covers those stations is closed this weekend. Google Maps says the journey is about 4 miles and would take 20-25 minutes. How much would... show more
    I'm in London on Sunday (28th February) and need to get from Victoria Coach station to the Hammersmith Apollo. I've just been on the TFL website and it seems the section of the District tube line that covers those stations is closed this weekend. Google Maps says the journey is about 4 miles and would take 20-25 minutes. How much would this cost in a taxi for a country bumpkin like myself? I've got no idea how prices compare between Cornwall and London. Thanks city folk.
    4 answers · London · 5 years ago
  • Trying to think of an adjective...?

    Straight to the point: I really don't like The Godfather. I watched it today for the third time and I still can't enjoy it. I was talking to my friends and when I told them I don't like it they gave the typical reaction "how can you even say that?", "it's a masterpiece", etc. I can appreciate that it probably is a... show more
    Straight to the point: I really don't like The Godfather. I watched it today for the third time and I still can't enjoy it. I was talking to my friends and when I told them I don't like it they gave the typical reaction "how can you even say that?", "it's a masterpiece", etc. I can appreciate that it probably is a masterpiece, but when I asked my friends why they "love it", they couldn't give me a straight answer, which is because, I feel, The Godfather is one of those films that is so highly-rated because its just taboo to say it isn't. Is there a word to describe this phenomena?
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 5 years ago
  • How much Mac experience do I need to work in an Apple store?

    There's a new Apple store opening in my city and I am thinking about applying. I'm a bit worried, though, because the only real experience I have had with OS X was for about two weeks whilst I borrowed a friend's MacBook Pro. I'm very computer literate so I'm sure I could pick it up very quickly if they gave me some training... show more
    There's a new Apple store opening in my city and I am thinking about applying. I'm a bit worried, though, because the only real experience I have had with OS X was for about two weeks whilst I borrowed a friend's MacBook Pro. I'm very computer literate so I'm sure I could pick it up very quickly if they gave me some training (would they?). Also, I've owned iPhones, iPads and iPods for years and know my way around them completely, which would obviously be looked upon favourably. Is it worth applying for the job (Genius) or would I just get laughed out the front door?
    5 answers · Software · 5 years ago
  • Why do banks close on the weekends?

    It might just be that it's every bank within a fifty mile radius of me, but that seems unlikely. It's ridiculous. My best theory is that it is some tradition that hasn't been overturned yet, much like no post on a Sunday.
    It might just be that it's every bank within a fifty mile radius of me, but that seems unlikely. It's ridiculous. My best theory is that it is some tradition that hasn't been overturned yet, much like no post on a Sunday.
    5 answers · Community Service · 6 years ago
  • When would the low processing power in the Macbook Air limit me?

    This is the most appealing to me of the Mac range. I've had a good play around on one in the Apple Store and for things like loading programmes it's very speedy (certainly faster than the base-spec Macbook Pro, due to the solid state drive). However, in the store, it's difficult to set it challenging tasks, so I'm wondering what... show more
    This is the most appealing to me of the Mac range. I've had a good play around on one in the Apple Store and for things like loading programmes it's very speedy (certainly faster than the base-spec Macbook Pro, due to the solid state drive). However, in the store, it's difficult to set it challenging tasks, so I'm wondering what sort of things I need to be doing before the processor really starts to struggle.
    1 answer · Laptops & Notebooks · 6 years ago
  • What do I need for a good home stereo system?

    About 2 years ago I bought a pair of Bose Quietcomfort 15 headphones and the sound quality blew me away. I've now decided that I'd like a similarly excellent Hifi system, but unfortunately I know next to nothing about home audio, so I was just wondering if anyone could list all the things I'll need, and how much I'll need to spend,... show more
    About 2 years ago I bought a pair of Bose Quietcomfort 15 headphones and the sound quality blew me away. I've now decided that I'd like a similarly excellent Hifi system, but unfortunately I know next to nothing about home audio, so I was just wondering if anyone could list all the things I'll need, and how much I'll need to spend, to get decent sound quality. Please note, I'm not just looking for a half-decent micro Hifi system. If I was, I would've just gone to Amazon and bought one.
    2 answers · Music & Music Players · 6 years ago
  • Is it possible to replace the processor in a Macbook Pro?

    If so, how difficult is it? I ask because I'm looking to buy one, but I'd rather pay for the standard standard spec and upgrade the RAM, hard drive and processor myself to save a couple of hundred quid.
    If so, how difficult is it? I ask because I'm looking to buy one, but I'd rather pay for the standard standard spec and upgrade the RAM, hard drive and processor myself to save a couple of hundred quid.
    3 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 6 years ago
  • How the hell do I play Episodes from Liberty City?

    I downloaded the expansion packs (The Lost & Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) from PSN in their sale for like 12 quid or something. It downloaded as one file with the title 'Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony', which seemed a bit weird because it said I'd bought both games, but I assumed it was both because the file was... show more
    I downloaded the expansion packs (The Lost & Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) from PSN in their sale for like 12 quid or something. It downloaded as one file with the title 'Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony', which seemed a bit weird because it said I'd bought both games, but I assumed it was both because the file was <2GB. Anyway, I installed the file once it had downloaded, no problems there. But when I load GTA, go to the start menu and click "Game" -> "New", I'm not given the option to play either of the expansion packs; it just takes me back to the first mission of the main game ("The Cousins Bellic"). I've read a few articles online and other people seem to have had the same problem but I'm yet to read any solutions.
    1 answer · PlayStation · 6 years ago
  • Any examples of (self) discipline in sport?

    Can anyone think of any examples of self-discipline in any sporting event? It doesn't have to be from any particular sport either.
    Can anyone think of any examples of self-discipline in any sporting event? It doesn't have to be from any particular sport either.
    1 answer · Other - Sports · 6 years ago
  • Types of train ticket?

    I just looked at the First Great Western website and the "Cheapest Standard Single" for my journey is £21.50 if I buy it online (the train is in a couple of weeks). Will it cost the same if I buy it in the station on the day or is buying it online in advance cheaper?
    I just looked at the First Great Western website and the "Cheapest Standard Single" for my journey is £21.50 if I buy it online (the train is in a couple of weeks). Will it cost the same if I buy it in the station on the day or is buying it online in advance cheaper?
    4 answers · Rail · 6 years ago
  • Does 6÷2(1+2) = 1 or 9?

    12 answers · Mathematics · 7 years ago
  • First cars with a diesel engine?

    I've got my driving test booked for a few weeks time and I still don't have a car to drive. It needs to be a diesel as my dad makes biodiesel (free fuel!) and ideally below 1.4L, as insurance quotes for anything above that seem to be quite expensive. Any ideas?
    I've got my driving test booked for a few weeks time and I still don't have a car to drive. It needs to be a diesel as my dad makes biodiesel (free fuel!) and ideally below 1.4L, as insurance quotes for anything above that seem to be quite expensive. Any ideas?
    4 answers · Buying & Selling · 7 years ago
  • How do I reset to my router's Default IP Address?

    I was fiddling around with an old router to use it as an access point on my current network rather than forking out £40 for a third party. I logged into my old router and changed to IP Address to 192.168.1.253 and turned DHCP off (this may have been the mistake), just until I got it set up. Now however, I can't login to my router's... show more
    I was fiddling around with an old router to use it as an access point on my current network rather than forking out £40 for a third party. I logged into my old router and changed to IP Address to 192.168.1.253 and turned DHCP off (this may have been the mistake), just until I got it set up. Now however, I can't login to my router's settings with the new IP address. All I get is the very patronising "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to 192.168.1.253" message. Is there a way that I can reset the IP address of my router without having to access the router's settings? For reference, the router is a Belkin N1 Vision Modem router, and I'm connected to it via LAN.
    5 answers · Other - Internet · 7 years ago
  • Name of a song from Soccer AM?

    "I free your mind and touch your soul, I put the fire in your heart, I'll put the sugar in your bowl". They were the lyrics, not sure if anyone knows what the song's called.
    "I free your mind and touch your soul, I put the fire in your heart, I'll put the sugar in your bowl". They were the lyrics, not sure if anyone knows what the song's called.
    1 answer · Lyrics · 7 years ago
  • Can I use my iPhone 4 as an access point for my WiFi?

    Okay, so I've looked around on the internet for a guide on how to do this, but they're all based on older versions of iOS. Just for a bit of background, I'm looking to use my iPhone to connect my PS3 to my home WiFi network, as it uses 802.11n to connect to my router, whereas the PS3 only has 802.11g, and therefore can't maintain a... show more
    Okay, so I've looked around on the internet for a guide on how to do this, but they're all based on older versions of iOS. Just for a bit of background, I'm looking to use my iPhone to connect my PS3 to my home WiFi network, as it uses 802.11n to connect to my router, whereas the PS3 only has 802.11g, and therefore can't maintain a decent signal strength. So is there any app that I can download that lets me use my phone as an access point?
    3 answers · Mobile Phones & Plans · 7 years ago
  • Is dubstep big in America?

    2 answers · Other - Music · 7 years ago