27 April 2000

I went to the show put on for Science Week by Dr Karl
Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer last night. It was very
interesting to hear about the weird things some people
research. If you have a chance to see them in another
state, go.

One interesting thing in the show was when they were
pointing out one
of the sections
in the GST^H^H^HNew Tax System act:


For the purposes of making a declaration under this
Subdivision, the Commissioner may:

  • treat a particular event that actually happened as not
    having happened; and

  • treat a particular event that did not actually happen
    as having happened and, if appropriate, treat the event as:

    • having happened at a particular time; and
    • having involved particular action by a particular
      entity; and
  • treat a particular event that actually happened as:
    • having happened at a time different from the time
      it actually happened; or

    • having involved particular action by a particular
      entity (whether or not the event actually involved any
      action by that entity).

On the bright side, hardware will drop from 22% tax to
10% tax and software will go from 0% to 10%. Good thing I
use free software :) Maybe this will make a laptop a bit
more affordable