Tax Office rolls back new mistake-prone computer system

Commissioned on Australia Day the new $820 million computer system has so far sparked 17,000 public complaints, required more than 500 bug fixes and sent unintelligible data to Centrelink. The Tax Office has now scaled back its new  computer system after it delayed 1 million tax returns, sent out return letters without cheques and failed…

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US bank deposits checks via iPhone camera

A USA bank now allows customers to deposit cheques online by simply scanning and uploading them. If you have an iPhone, you can even just photograph and submit a cheque via the iPhone app. We generally only go to the branch to deposit cheques and would love NAB to implement this.

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oops

Something bizarre has happened to our site. Our hosting service’s database server was out of action for a while yesterday. When it came back up, it was if a backup from May 2007 has been restored. All posts and site changed made from June to Sept were gone. We had a backup as at the…

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