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* Posts by Shagbag

858 posts • joined 10 Mar 2008

BBC suspends CTO after £100m is WASTED on doomed IT system

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I suspect it's a diversionary tactic

The BBC worried about wasting the License Fee? Pull the other one.

The BBC doesn't give a flying fuck about value for money. Like most socialists they have no idea about how hard it is to earn a £ and their only experience with raising revenue is through taxation. My God, if they were allowed to, the BBC would have borrowed itself up to the eyeballs just like the last Labour Government.

No, the BBC is full of peado-protectors and labour-voting lefties (there's a reason why their colour scheme is predominantly red).

I see this a nothing but an attempt to bury some other bad news they've released.

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World's richest hobo (Apple) has worked 'tax-free' in Ireland since '80s

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"World's richest hobo"

"There’s a voice that keeps on calling me

Down the road is where I’ll always be

Every stop I make, I’ll make a new friend

Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again.

Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to settle down,

Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep moving on..."

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"tax resident nowhere in the world"

That's my goal - to have a number of houses in different tax jurisdictions and spend my retirement in each of them - experiencing the 'eternal summer' and not being TAX resident in any one. I've been a net contributor to the tax pot all my life so far, so I will try and be a net drain on it in retirement. Fuck 'em.

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Open wide, Google: Here comes an advertising antitrust probe

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BOHICA

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Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month

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They're all at it

Apple restricts supply and then says "hey, we've sold out".

Microsoft announces "100m Win8 licenses sold" when the real figure is closer to 60% of that.

Now Samsung says they've "sold 10m units in a month".

It's all a load of bollocks.

Samsung fail. Apple fail. And, of course, ....

MICROSOFT FAIL!

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Cook: Apple has 'no current plan' to pull profits out of Ireland

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Thank God for the Westminster System

The legislature makes the laws but the judiciary interpret them.

"Three of Apple's subsidiaries, he added, 'sure seem to fit that description'." LMAO. "seem to" != "do" and, besides, it's up to the judiciary to determine if any laws have been broken, not the legislature.

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HTC woes prompts 'leave now' tweet from former staffer

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Too many models, with too confusing a line up.

EXACTLY.

I've posted about this before and been down-voted by gutless AC type faggots.

HTC only need around 3 phones (all Android) and they should focus their efforts on those three. One of those three should be a high-spec re-introduction of the HTC Wildfire which was, unquestionably, their best phone ever and would sell like 'wildfire' if they re-introduced it (but with high specs).

The HTC One is really nice and the HTC One Mini is looking very promising. With a line up of all 3 (incl. NO WinPho), there is no question HTC will return to profitability. Big time.

There you go. Comments from the 'Super CEO'.

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Stand back, everyone! Dragons' Den ace HAS FOUND THE CLOUD

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"to realise capitalised loans"

As a Chartered Accountant, I must say "WTF does that mean?". It's management-speak gone wrong.

"to realise" means to convert into cash, eg. to realise the value of your home by selling it.

"capitalised" means any debt due to yourself (ie. you're owed money from someone else) is reflected in the balance sheet as an asset and "capitalised loans" means any form of receivables that are currently listed in the balance sheet as assets.

So, "to realise capitalised loans" means calling in a debt or selling it on to some debt-collector.

How raising equity can result in 'realising' capital loans is fucking bizarre.

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Ed Miliband brands Google's UK tax avoidance 'WRONG'

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"When Google goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying its taxes, I say it’s wrong."

Maybe it's just me, but this type of comment really gives me the shits. How dare he say that any taxpayer is not allowed to structure his/her/their affairs so as to limit the incidence of tax. Imposing taxes is not a God-given right and it shits me when politicians behave as though it is.

They make the rules. Taxpayers follow them. Some do it stupidly, others are more responsible with THEIR money (not the Government's).

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Irish deputy PM: You want more tax from Apple? Your problem, not ours

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"Speaking to the Guardian"

Yeah, like we're going to get an unbiased view from the Guardian.

That rag is full of labour-voting lefties and aspiring-to-work-at-the-BBC journos.

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Review: Sony Xperia SP

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It's a Sony

DRM Root-Kit

PS3 "OtherOS"

No thanks. Fuck 'em.

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MYSTERY Nokia Lumia with gazillion-pixel camera 'spotted'

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MS was very wise to secure the support of a company with the length and depth of experience as Nokia

I'm not sure MSFT had a choice. If you remember at the time, Nokia's Symbian phone sales were being eroded by the (then rising) Android phones and MSFT was still peddling the morobund Windows Mobile. It was not so much the Belle finding the Beau, it was more two fuglies getting it on out of desperation.

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Re: Let's talk photon counts and well sizes

WTF?

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"Our professional photographer's review of the tech"

"The camera and the PureView technology are very attractive but the Belle OS puts me off making such an investment."

Now substitue 'WinPho OS' for 'Belle OS' and you get the same response from El Reg readers.

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Nokia were faking their demo camera shots in their ads

Yeah, they lost a lot of street cred with that.

I've already tried WinPho and I won't be getting this Nokia.

ANOTHER case of sexy hardware being saddle-bagged with an OS that no-one really wants.

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Dell's PC-on-a-stick landing in July: report

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Re: Greedy telcos

Agreed. Telco price gouging sent customers away in droves. But the Telcos will never admit it. They'll come out with some 'spin' crap on how consumers don't want quality this-or-that. Just like what we're hearing about Silicon Roundabout and a 'shortage of developers', when what they really mean is a 'shortage of developers willing to take a hefty pay cut just to work in Silicon Roundabout when they can get better paid elsewhere eg. The City'.

It's another FAIL.

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Re: AND it has begun...

I believe the Nokia deal is USD250m per quarter 'support' payments from MSFT to Nokia with royalty payments going the other way on Nokia WinPho sales. Eflop believes Nokia will be in net receipt until sometime in 2014. I believe Nokia will be in net receipt until the end of the year.

Eflop will not be in the job by the end of the year. The new CEO will renegotiate the existing MSFT contract and Nokia will bring out its first Android device within 6 months. It will then sell more Android handsets within the ensuing 6 months than the entire number of WinPho handsets it ever sold.

As to Dell's Ophelia: they got the wrong Shakespearian reference. They should have called it Much Ado About Nothing.

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Cameron's Tech City: Desks? Yes. Cash? Yes. Coders? Nope

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tax free loans

TAX AVOIDANCE ALERT! TAX AVOIDANCE ALERT!

Quick. Somebody call Peggy Hodge and her enterage of the economically clueless. These magic roundabout companies are "doing evil" and must be stopped.

TAX AVOIDANCE ALERT!

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Schmidt: Don't like our tiny tax bills? Google this... 'Change the law'

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"These companies are filing blatantly false claims"

Comments from the super-lawyer. LMAO @ you.

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US boffin builds 32-way Raspberry Pi cluster

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MSFT breeds Haters

MSFT is not a benevolent institution and is fair game for haters.

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Surface Pro to hit Blighty priced 25% up on top-o-the-range iPad

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Holmes

"strong anticipation for the Surface Pro in the UK".

Rob Epstein, UK Surface lead at Microsoft, said there is "strong anticipation for the Surface Pro in the UK".

Strong anticipation that it will FAIL maybe, but I don't think anyone really believes the UK will buck the trend and buy up big.

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Dixons feasts on corpse of Comet, chortles over 'slab bonanza

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WTF?

From what I can read all that happened is that Dixons picked up some of the market share from companies that went broke. Big deal. When people want a new telly and you're the only guy selling them, all of a sudden you've got 100% market share without doing anything.

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Android device? Ooohhhh, you mean a Samsung phone

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Re: For example

It's well known Samsung have a close involvement with Tizen, but it remains to be seen if they'll use it to either (a) replace, or (b) supplement its Android handset range.

The problem Samsung would face in moving away from Android is Google Play. Samsung Apps is just too small.

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Windows 8 'sales' barely half as good as Microsoft claims

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Astrobait

This is a good one that'll out the MSFT astroturfer/apologists on El Reg.

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Euro PC shipments plummet into bottomless pit of DOOOOM

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Boffin

"then the numbers will start telling us what people actually like"

The numbers have already spoken. People like Android.

As the article postures - "at some point in the future, a smartmobe is docked at a thin-client terminal" - This is the natural progression for smartphones. Within the next 10 years I would not be surprised to see consumers owning only one computer - their smartphone. It will wirelessly broadcast to a paired 1080p display, wirelessly connect to a keyboard and mouse, wirelessly access the internet and wirelessly charge itself. All this while chrooting/jailing the user's personal 'space' from their work 'space'.

With the FAIL that is WinPHo, it's no wonder MSFT is shitting itself.

P.S.

@AC: "Put a load of Linux PCs in PC World and watch sales DROP."

WTF? Android IS a linux distro.

Not only have you shown that you are an anonymous coward, you've also shown that you're a shit-for-brains!

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New Lumia 925: This, loyalists, is the BIG ONE you've waited for

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@cornhole

"Nokia that is handicapped with an OS that i have used and am qualified to talk about"

Fixed that for you. I've stated elsewhere on El Reg that I had a WinPho for a number of months before dumping it. Do your homework. Idiot.

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"Windows Phone the fastest growing OS sequentially"

It's easy to grow the fastest when you come from a very low base.

WinPho with a 27% growth rate = increase of 1.4m quarter-on-quarter.

Android with a 9% growth rate = increase of 13.7m quarter-on-quarter.

Look at the Q12013 numbers Android was shipped on 163.5m phones, while WinPho was shipped on 6.5m phone. So for every person that bought a WinPho, 25 others bought an Android. Like I said, no-one is really that interested in WinPho and it's been that case for some time now.

Elop will be out by the end of the year and his MSFT exclusivity agreement will be thrown out with him.

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beyond a joke

This is getting ridiculous. Nokia either just don't get it or their design team need some sort of cathartic release. Yet again we see another sexy piece of hardware from Nokia that is handicapped with an OS that no one really wants.

Elop will be out on his ass by the end of the year. Taking his MSGR exclusivity agreement with him.

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Watch out, Nokia: Global mobile phone sales slowing

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Dump Elop (MS goes with him)

Nokia would be the Lenovo of smarphones if they'd bring out Android versions of their phones.

But MSFT doesn't want that because it would provided conclusive proof of what is widely acknowledged: WinPho is a failure.

MSFT FAIL. WINPHO FAIL.

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Who is Samsung trying to kid? There will NEVER be a 5G network

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I'm waiting for 6G

Or do I already have it - and that I'm just not using and/or paying for it at the mo?

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Sun lets loose with THREE record eruptions in 24 hours

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two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from its upper left side

I emitted two mass ejections from by lower back side shortly after breakfast this morning.

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'WikiLeaks of financial data' prompts worldwide hunt for tax evaders

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EXACTLY

The sheer hypocrisy of these institutions of Government in agreeing to 'share' information which came from the same source just the other day the same Governments were saying was evil.

Hypocrites. The lot of them.

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You thought only Google dodges UK taxes? So do all the Brit firms

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News Flash!!

"Shock! Horror! UK companies who do international business aim to minimise their costs"

Big bloody deal. Tax avoidance is a feature of any tax system. It has been going on for centuries and it will continue to go on. The capitalist system is not perfect. It never has been. It never will be. But it's a damn site better than the alternatives. If you don't like it, go and live in France or Sweden or any other Western European country that 'enjoys' taxing the crap out of their citizens.

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So you've got a nice virtual desktop stack – wait, here comes DaaS Boot

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Daas Boot

Isn't there a bootloader already called that?

Wait. No. It's Das U-Boot.

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Which petite model likes a fondle and GETTING WET? Sony's Xperia ZR

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FAIL

It's a SONY!

== Pants.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S4

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Agreed

I know times are tough in the PC market but if the Raspberry Pi can be sold at cost for £31, I fail to see how "high end" smartphones can justify the £££ price tags. That and the record profits from Samsung and Apple all indicate the consumer is getting the shaft. With no mercy.

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PERIL in ORBIT: ISS leak plugged in FIVE-HOUR spacewalk

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Re: Five and a half hours!?

It's a good thing neither of them needed to take a shit.

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Boffins plan to drop €250,000 TEST-TUBE BURGER on London

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"100% Beef"

TBH, I can't see McDonalds or Burger King being interested in this while the cost of farm-raised eyelid, gonad, sphincter and colon are considerably cheaper. There's also the question of whether the new product qualifies as "100% Beef". For although the former 4 do, it's questionable whether in-vitro produced product could be said to have come from the beast.

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UK MPs tell Google: Get back here and bring your auditors with you

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Here we go again...

...roll up, roll up, come and see Google in the stocks and the PAC hurl verbal abuse at them.

What a complete waste of taxpayers' money. The more this goes on, the more the politicians look impotent.

EPAC FAIL.

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Ban Samsung sales in the US? Sorry, Apple: Tech titans say 'No'

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Agreed.

The US justice system is FUBAR.

As for Nokia (MSFT's bitch)....in they eyes of the informed consumer they really do appear to be rudderless on the way to the waterfall.

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Amazon readying smartphone with 3D DISPLAY – report

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Amazon to make a smartphone?

...err. No thanks. I've seen what they've done to the tablet.

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Nokia's debuts new 'Fastlane' UI in $99 flagship Asha 501

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Nokia competing against Android

To be fair, with Android stellar - vs WinPho's morobund - growth rate, the race is already run. WinPho lost. FAIL.

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Office 365 supremo seizes control of Microsoft's purse strings

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robbing the rich and giving to the poor

Does she vote Labour?

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"masterminded the multi-billion-dollar Skype and Yammer deals"

"Microsoft paid $8.5bn for Skype in 2011, $1.5bn over the price sought by the venture capitalist and investor consortium that owned the loss-making web telco. Microsoft had been the only bidder in a non-existent fray to snatch Skype"

They paid $1.5bn above the asking price with no-one else bidding? That's one hell of a 'mastermind'.

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Microsoft plasters IE8 hole abused in nuke lab PC meltdown

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AstroTurfing Alert

Is 'AC' a psuedonym for Microsoft Employee of the Month?

That report is old. I also noticed the results from CanSecWest 2 months ago - another MSFT FAIL!

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I'm tired of this typical MSFT marketing crap.

From the voice of the monopolist: "Customers should apply the Fix It or follow the workarounds listed in the advisory to help protect against the known attacks while we continue working on a security update"

...or use a different browser.

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Microsoft 'poised' to SPAFF A BEELLION on e-book also-ran Nook

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MSFT the Value Destroyer

Hotmail, Skype and now this. Is there no ending with MSFT's voracious appetite to buy high, sell low?

This is doomed to be yet another EPIC FAIL.

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New Zealand to bar software patents, again

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Common sense Down Under

"New Zealand's largest software exporter, Orion Health, has backed the move, telling the New Zealand Herald that software patents are counter-productive and 'get in the way of innovation'."

One for common sense.

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