Saturday, May 28, 2016
Last night I was playing “tech support” and helping a noob get setup on my “loaner chromebook” while his win doze machine was at the Geek Squad for some kind of service. (Sounds like a motherboard failure.)
Of course, like most people — even those who should know better — he doesn’t remember his passwords.
(Of course, he doesn’t use LASTPASS, KEYPASS, or any other the other countless utilities. Argh!)
So we walked him through “forgot my password” on GMAIL, FACEBOOK, etc. etc.
All was going well, until FACEBOOK allowed him to reset his password, but then locked him out for 24 hours.
(I could not get a screen shot of it. Others were at the controls “to learn” cause I go to fast. Argh!)
So be advise, FACEBOOK has put another wrinkle in your way.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax Break
By Peter Coy on February 15, 2013
It hasn’t drawn much attention, but Facebook’s first annual earnings report contains an accounting gem: a multibillion-dollar tax deduction for the cost of executive stock options and share awards.
Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice.
The tax-research and -lobbying organization says companies such as Facebook should treat stock options the same in their reports to shareholders as they do in their tax filings. Citizens for Tax Justice calls the tax footnotes in Facebook’s Jan. 30 financial statement “an amazing admission,” but there’s nothing illegal about the breaks the company is claiming. Companies like Facebook are allowed to treat the cost of non-cash compensation, such as stock options, as an expense that reduces profits, essentially the way they treat cash compensation such as salaries.
Can anyone say — “Crony Capitalism”?
Monday, January 12, 2009
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How many Friend Lists can I have?
You can have up to 100 Friend Lists.
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Where’s the Facebook competitor? Like LinkedIn, hard coded limits … … just shaking my head!
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