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42 posts • joined 27 Feb 2008

David Cameron asks UK biz to pay their low, low taxes

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Corporations

We've all seen The Corporation, right?

Stakeholder responsibility and social awareness are not allowed to come into the tax-decision making of a publicly listed company: they are mandated to do whatever makes the most money for the shareholders. If they didn't use all available tax loopholes, they'd get sued.

So GoogAmazApple are right to tell Parliament / Congress that if they have to change the rules if they want to stop loopholes getting exploited. Trouble is, then their mates at the banks can't use the loopholes either, so it's unlikely to happen.

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Musos blast US copyright bods: 'ARTISTS MAKE LOUSY SLAVES!'

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yeah but...

for every "self-righteous moron" that you are spared, three more will be created for you by Disney.

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Automatic Facebook couple pages: Nauseating sign of desperation

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Another way out

You can break up quietly: Go and update your settings to not show a relationship status.

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Sky support dubs Germany 'Hitler's country'

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FAIL

What's worse...

is that he missed the apostrophe. Tut. Tut.

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McFlurry McMisdemeanour costs Welsh lass McJob

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FAIL

Mounsey sounds like

a complete prick.

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Beijing removes all online mentions of fleeing activist Chen

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Re: China is in a difficult position

Agreed. Are the western govs listening then? Because that'll be us in a couple of decades, max.

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P2P veterans sue the Cloud ... for copying their stuff

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And that, ladies and gentlemen....

...really IS ironic.

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Steve Jobs' last design: New Apple HQ pics

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Yes!

I knew there was a better joke in there somewhere!

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Eurozone crisis: We're all dooomed! Here's why

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W.T.F.

Jesus.

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Shock movie upset - Daniel Craig still James Bond 007

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Now we know the cast....

we can get to work imagining the plot. They needn't bother making it really.

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Dubstep ringtone wins Nokia compo

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Unhappy

Cake?

"but to our ears the winning one sounds just a cacophony of noise at best, and an irritating screech at worst."

Its the Cake revolution, as predicted by Brass Eye!

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BlackBerry BBM, email downed in epic FAIL

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All eggs in one tech basket....

Training carrier pigeons was a waste of time they said...

Who's laughing now!

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Apple victorious: Courts deny hackintosher's final plea

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"Apple-labeled computers"

True, the OS X EULA does say this. But happily they would give you a couple of shiny stickers with your retail OS X, so you could label your own.

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Facebook flashplodder to appeal against 4-yr cooler stint

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FAIL

Ooops

I fb'd a message suggesting the looters pool their resources and get down to Canary Wharf... guess i'll wait for the knock at the door then!

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State-sponsored 5-year global cyberattack uncovered

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Israel!

nah just kidding. It was China.

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Chinese lecturer demands his students acquire iPads

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FAIL

No, but

I wouldn't trust it to some jumped up twat in a suit either.

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NotW accused of hacking Milly Dowler's voicemail

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Big Brother

Rebekah Brooks...

She knew. And Cameron has known since April.

http://www.newstatesman.com/newspapers/2011/04/phone-yeah-cameron-murdoch

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Surfing while driving – that's multitasking

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More speed required

They need to put up their speed limits - that'll make 'em concentrate!

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Countries where Facebook is not, yet, king

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Oh

Geek.

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MPs shocked at Taser supplier overlap

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FAIL

AHHHHH

Ahhh! Aaahh I think i'm going INSANE!!!!

They really are complete cunts aren't they?

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'Blitzer' railgun already 'tactically relevant', boasts maker

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Grenade

Thats a lot of effort...

just to kill people, isn't it?

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UK Man cops to £500,000 iTunes royalty scam

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83 quid a pop?

Not iTunes then!

Tell me where - i'm putting my songs there right now!

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Stealing credit card details via NFC is easy/pointless

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the benefit is,,,

it is a step towards the obsolescence of cash.

No cash = no cash-in-hand = more tax for the greedy bastard government.

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Cameron cocks up UK's defences - and betrays Afghan troops

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No money for soldiers?

Better pack up shop and come home then. Permanently.

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Pentagon out to 'destroy' Wikileaks, founder says

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Grenade

Endangering Lives

Surely military occupations endanger lives more than documents.

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Defence Minister 'to big up electropulse threat' - report

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Great opening line...

"New UK defence minister Liam Fox has fallen into the clutches of fearmongering armsbiz lobbyists, according to reports."

If only the rest of the pathetic newsweb could cut through the crap so accurately! Well done El Reg!

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Herd of sheep, off tits on drugs, savagely Tased

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Big Brother

Taser boffins?

Gestapo fucktards more like.

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MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

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WTF?

Hardly fair to complain about supporting customers.....

...since MSI make the shittest motherboards available!

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eBay scammer gets four years

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Re: Where do I sign up?

https://scgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RegisterEnterInfo ;-)

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Apple iPad spanked with Defective by Design protest

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Don't like it??

Don't buy one then.

Solved.

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Google may exit China after 'highly targeted' attack

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Double standards

"We have taken the unusual step of sharing information about these attacks with a broad audience not just because of the security and human rights implications of what we have unearthed"

Yeah right, not just because its China then.

Wouldn't hear a peep if they thought the US was spying on human rights activists.

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WTF is this country called America?

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Actually....

The United States of America is a corporation; not a country, or a landmass.

America is a continent, eh?

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UK fatties demand 'hate crime' status for lardo-baiting

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FAIL

Hang on a minute...

"Someone being beaten up should be a crime," commented Szrodecki.

What, like 'assult' or something?

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Collar the lot of us! The biometric delusion

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Black Helicopters

Their behaviour is inexplicable.

What if politicians all over the world are so keen because they've all been told that this level of control WILL happen; and that they'd better get the public used to the idea, whether the technology is there or not??

Would that explain it?

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Cartoon lion urges Lancs kids to dob in terrorist classmates

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Guy Fawkes? Terrorist??

Rolemodel more like!!

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Forgot your ID? You must be a terrorist

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Jobs Horns

Probably because...

...the 'Terror Database' is actually just 'The Database' being introduced by (not much) stealth

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God makes you stupid, researchers claim

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Science Vs Religion

Scientific academics don't believe in God because they are much more likely (due to years of training) to be strictly 'seeing is believing' - thats how science works.

Anthropological academics have a broad knowledge of many cultures whose definitions of 'God' greatly vary, making the academic less likely to believe any one God story.

Anyone with an understanding of both disciplines knows that what religious types call 'God' and what boffins call 'Energy' have more or less the same desription, and therefore believe the God story was born of misunderstanding.

As was once said to describe organised religion:

"scary language designed to control primitive peoples"

nuff said.

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In-flight calling given lukewarm reception

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Funny....

I though in-flight calls already worked. They apparently did on United Airlines flights over Pennsylvania in 2001....the Commission told me so.

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World Bank chief: Ethanol cars run on human misery

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Thats A Bit Rich....

...Coming form the World Bank.

Maybe if they stopped mandating that countries to which they provide 'aid' have to spend it on grow-once Monsanto zombie seeds, food prices would drop somewhat...

Just a thought but what do I know, i haven't got a degree in <del>population control</del> economics.

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Facebook says occupied territories are Israel

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Flame

@ Donald Best

And who drew the map?

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MPs get £2k home cinema on taxpayers

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Lets do 'em!

Meet you all in Whitehall Monday morning for a good old fashioned lynching!

No, wait, better make that Monday afternoon so that there's actually some MPs around.

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Hard drive replacement sparks singed disk situation

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Pirate

That's nothing...

I had a WD Caviar that actually set fire to its protective foam. Didn't help that WD put all their chips on the underside of the pcb for maximum heat!

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