846 posts • joined Monday 10th March 2008 14:53 GMT
Re: Free investment advice from a recruitment consultant
As pointed out, "the only consistent performance of fund managers is under-performance" So go and pay the 'professionals' to lose it for you, if you want.
Re: Something new.
Only two questions: do they make a Prince Albert and will the added weight increase the length of the shaft?
Re: Competition is good in certain areas
I agree there are certain areas that shouldn't be exposed to competition.
Survival of the unfittest is always healthy.
Monopolies are good for consumers.
I think I've said enough to point out the purely falacious content of your astroturf.
Re: I doubt anything will change anytime soon
If that's turns out to be the case then the very politicians should then be put on the spot for failing.
Re: Market Forces
I totally agree. What is happening is a textbook case in economics. Microsoft, being a monopoly, is exerting its power in making prices, not taking prices. The market is a monopoly, dominated by one supplier (MSFT). It is NOT what economists call a Imperfect Market - which is what most people are refering to when they talk about a "competitive market".
Let's be clear: it is NOT a "competitive market", it is a monopoly. What we are seeing IS market forces at work: those of a monopoly.
The simplified notion that If they set their prices too high then they won't sell as many products (ergo their profits are smaller) is a perfectly legitimate claim in an Imperfect Market, but it has no place in a monopoly. The pricing disparities raised by the inquiry are proof positive that this is going on. MSFT, as a monopolist, is maximising its profits by setting prices where they want. In simple terms they are "coining it."
Re: "plummeted into the sea at around 5,000 mph"
There's always one. Even on El Reg.
You're = you are
Re: So the e-mail was true...
Yes, he's gone from 1/2 inch to a full inch.
Re: I smell collusion
Thanks for clarifying that. Until I read your post I was completely confused.
The Lefties won't like it
He's earning more than them. They don't like that. They'll be claiming he's "overpaid" any minute now.
Let's hear it you Labor-voting Lefties! Chant your mantra: "Tax him, tax him, make him pay more tax that he's legally obliged to do. Tax the life out of him." Shit talkers.
Re: same tax laws and same levels of tax as defined by those laws
Err, we are.
What you're saying doesn't make any sense. Just because someone is richer than you doesn't mean they operate under different tax law. ANYONE who can read, can avail themselves of the tax law. All tax law is available to the public if they care to look at it. You don't have to be a wealthy or privileged to read it, understand it and then think about the most tax-efficient way to achieve a particular transaction. It's tax law, not rocket science.
To think that the wealthy somehow get a tax benefit for being so is a joke. Yes it is easier for them to pay someone else to do it for them, but then life's always going to be easier if you're rich. That's why people go to work. Hard work should be rewarded and those rewards should not be taken away from them just because they work harder or they're smarter about how they work. To do so is what the Soviets did and it was an EPIC FAIL.
But telling that to a labour-voting leftie is like arguing with a member of The Flat Earth Society.
Chant the mantra you lefties "the rich shouldn't be rich, hard work shouldn't be rewarded, tax the wealthy disproportionately".
RIAA - EPIC FAIL
I'd expect the RIAA paid her lawyers just so they could get the case pushed as far as it can go. In this respect I imagine they're disappointed they never got to the Supreme Court.
As for collection, I don't think the RIAA was all that interested. It just wanted a decision from the Supreme Court. So, in some respects, the RIAA 'lost'.
1. "Car markers want to speed up their innovation cycle to internet speed". Innovation in car manufacturing? He forgot which country he was in.
2. "I was told in two quarters we would be bankrupt. I was told we did not have enough cash to get BB10 to market". Was he really told that? Or was it something he pondered to himself when looking in the mirror? He's such a facking hero.
flush with victory
and flush with cash!
I upvoted you...
...because anyone who's game enough to reveal they're a shit-for-brains deserves an upvote for their honesty.
Re: Let's hear it you labor-voting lefties...
Yes, you are avoiding tax - according to the hypocrite lefties around here that think, just because you're financially successful you should somehow be subject to a different set of tax laws.
That's what Soviet Russia was all about - financial disincentives to work hard. And that worked out well, didn't it?
They never stop to think that these "rich" people don't burden the NHS (they go private), don't send their kids to a government school (again, they pay twice and go private) and don't rely on state benefits in their old age (they're entirely self-funded in retirement). No, these labour-voting, neo-socialist hypocrites want other people to pay more tax just so that they can all go and live on benefits like the rest of Scotland.
Re: Could've saved the author's time
4 Thumbs Down? WTF? Is this a forum for MSFT swingers or something?
Surface, Win8 and WinPho are all pants. The sales figures back that up.
Fanboi because I imagine this is what most MSFT-loving trolls look like in their spare time.
I've tried, but I can only think of one way MSFT can spin the sales figures and that's to paraphrase Ian Faith.
"Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no...no, no, not at all. I, I, I just think that the.. uh.. [its] appeal is becoming more selective."
I agree. I'm an Android owner am very dissatisfied that I cannot get the same experience as the iPhone 5 unless I go back in time to the Galaxy S2.
Re: Cupertino, start your photocopiers
LOL. Too true. Too true.
S 4 not S4.
I guess it's like "American Accent" or "Chinese Accent" or any other accent in the world (except Australian, of course, which only has one).
I'm hoping Samsung chose one of the following to be the "British Accent":
1. Geordie (no one will understand it)
2. Cockney (lots of "fackin' this" and "fackin' that")
3. Welsh (at least everyone will start laughing once they hear it, even if they can't understand it - "Valley Boy" LOL)
4. Brummy (or South African - both the same).
Good spot Chris. It's rare to find a financial journalist who knows what they're talking about and this one certainly didn't. The whole sector (and/or market) was down as you've pointed out. To say NAB's share price decline was specific to it is a classic financial journo fail.
The list you gave is a joke.
It ranks assets in USD.
In other words, it's only down to the currently strong AUD ((that's riding the current commodity boom) that any of the Australian banks are in the list. Translate at the historical average (0.75) and none of them make it.
Furthermore, the list puts Barclays above JP Morgan, Santander, UBS and HSBC which - if you ask anyone in London or New York - is a complete and utter joke.
Then there's Bank of Scotland at 33 (that's Bank of Scotland, not RBS). That's the same BoS that was bailed out by Lloyds in 2008/9 which was then bailed out by the UK Taxpayer. But according to the list it's ranked #33 (above all of NAB, CBA, ANZ and Westpac). I'm sorry but that's a complete FAIL.
No, AC is right. Australian banks, while having a big domestic presence, do not really feature on the international stage and to think otherwise is misguided.
Re: Plenty of hardware available.
You're wrong. It is amazing and it is a game changer.
Re: Let's hear it you labor-voting lefties...
Blackouts? LOL. You obviously weren't in the UK in 1970s. As for him not paying "what they are supposed to", I'm sure he pays every cent of tax he is legally obliged to. And no more. There's nothing to stop you paying more if you want to, but then, I'd guess you too only pay the legal amount as well. If that's the case, then stop with the hypocrisy. And let go of the envy.
Let's hear it you labor-voting lefties...
Tax him! Tax him! He should pay more tax! Tax everything he owns! Let's have a(nother) tax on his house, a tax on his kids! Let's tax the crap out of the productive economy and give it all to the non-productive economy. Bring back Gordon Brown!
Keep the socialist cries coming you shit talkers.
Re: Not taking sides but if, IF
Unfortunately, the SFO are duty bound to investigate any formal complaint that is made. Just what 'investigate' amounts to depends on the circumstances. It could be one guy on the shitter skimming over (with his eyes) the transaciton documentation.
I suspect the whole investigation is politically motivated by some legal guy in the US who just wants to get into Peggy Witman's pants - or closer to them (like this guy: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/7072866/inside-story-staffer-tells-of-chair-sniffing-hell/)
I'd like to see Mel Gibson's as I'm interested to know just how much he spends on mind-altering drugs.
LOL. Magnificent. What a stupid moo.
Did you end up having sex with her?
To quote another Reg reader:
"...verily 'tis the shit of the horse..."
As a friend and frequent downloader said to me: "while Hollywood can afford to pay the likes of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, etc. $$$$$ millions for doing nothing but acting, they don't need my money."
That really made me think.
EXACTLY. That's what he said: if Ubuntu is not for you then move on to something that is - there's plenty of choice.
There's no point in moaning about Ubuntu when there's so much competition for linux users out there. I like where Canonical are taking Ubuntu. I also like Arch. However, Canonical are breaking from the pack and trying to be different. As he said, you don't have to go with him if you don't want. GPL is GPL so any upstream code changes come down to benefit all.
Dr Victor Frankenstein was the creator of the monster and not the monster referred to in Mary Shelley's classic.
No, it's free.
You just have to sign up to a 2-year contract of 3 payments: 1 x $299 + 2 x $99. The device itself is free - just like in a smartphone contract.
I bet almost all of them originated from MSFT in some way or form.
They're trying to kill linux as they see it as a cancer.
Ryan Giggs tried to shut down the internet, now MSFT are trying to kill linux.
I don't have one ounce of sympathy for MSFT as I'm old enough to remember the worst abuses of their monopoly power.
Call the Mormons and the Church of Scientology.
"On top of the €1m thrown on the pile for this Grand Coalition, Kroes said a further €3.5m would be tossed in to this spring to pay for a 'pan-European awareness-raising campaign' for 2014"
Most of the EUR1m will be eaten up in admin overhead in Brussels. EUR3.5m on advertising isn't really going to change things. It will all be forgotten a month after the ad campaign stops.
MSFT won't be paying vendors a kick-back? Presumably, prices have come down accordingly. Wait. No. Oh Noes! Prices haven't fallen!
Supplier kick-backs are never good for the consumer - witness what the FSA has done with 'Independent' Financial Advisors.
"Sony's head of mobile has said today that the company is aiming to be the third most loved smartphone maker over rivals like Huawei, ZTE and Motorola."
Well that's a FAIL then.
2005 RootKit Scandal
2010 PS3 'Other OS' Support U-turn.
It's not what you'll do now, Sony, it's what you've done in the past that people will remember you for. There's a lot of hate out there for you.
One of the finest top-shelf cliterature series from Mr Desmond.
Re: BBZ10 Price Cut.....
I totally agree. I have spent a not insignificant part of the day googling to see what price I can get the Z10 for without a contract. The result: the price hasn't changed. Ergo, the price 'cut' is down to the telephony service providers, not the manufacturer.
This latest RIM-job isn't a RIMming at all. To paraphrase Alec Baldwin, it's the telephony providers "reeming you out".
Re: I am conflicted...
1) said he was not aware of Webber's crimes when the hacker joined the prison's IT class,
2) maintained that it wasn't his decision to admit the lad to the course,
3) was blamed for the hack and excluded from the prison, and
4) was cleared of any wrongdoing at a disciplinary hearing last March.
Another public circus fustercluck. No doubt those in charge at HMP Isis are still there. That's the real crime.
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