1205 posts • joined Thursday 19th April 2007 12:33 GMT
Mr Sophistry indeed! Have you got a bee in your bonnet or what?
Never mind, you can feel all righteous, cos you are smart enough to slate what's becoming the world's favourite tech company.
I suppose if Apple discovered a cure for cancer, AIDS, Ebola virus and so on, irrigated Africa's deserts and put a stop to religious bigotry you would STILL slate them with spittle-laden invective.
You say "Bear in mind that after the last time they audited there were still numerous suicides and findings of child labour too."
At least they audit - and the companies concerned aren't working exclusively for Apple.
Where's Microsoft's audit?
Need I go on? - or are you allergic to factual reality?
Now all I need is to get by brain reformatted, or its directory rebuilt & I'll be as good as new...
Well said, Giles
Yes, I'm a Mac user (even a fanboy) but I bemoan that Microsoft have tended towards the reactive these days.
Whilst I accept that on the whole, Apple march to their own drum, I still feel that a little innovative competition helps to spur them on somewhat.
Innovative competition from a visionary company would encourage them greatly and we would all ultimately benefit, despite the inevitable invective from the naysayers.
"Viktor Pleshchuk, 29, of St Petersburg, Russia, escaped a more severe punishment after agreeing to ... inform on his erstwhile partners in crime".
So he'll be free for the rest of his life...?
If his partners-in-crime are typical of Russki bad-guys, then I suspect Viktor's estimated longevity needs revising downwards.
Speaking for myself...
1) I've never committed a murder (been tempted to, a few times)
2) I'm English
3) I'm resident in England
4) "Overlords" is a reference to the reptilian denizens of Westminster, Whitehall, and Town Halls throughout the country!
And you wonder why...
...so many Americans defend their right to bear arms.
The right was originally to give the populace the means to deal with a despotic government.
Perhaps its original purpose is getting closer.
It also explains why the idea armed civilians is such anathema to our benevolent altruistic overlords...
"You know you are living in a democracy?"
Can't be a post from the UK...
Bureaucracies are rather like matter: they cannot be destroyed but can only be changed from one form to another.
maybe not safer, but they have (or should have) analytical experience which suppresses the gung-ho "Kill 'em all - let God sort 'em out" approach.
At least my Snow Leopard, CS5, etc., hasn't tried to bring about my untimely demise...
What next, indeed!
"..bank robber unfairly fired for using works van in heist.."
Wouldn't be unfair - heists are inherently illegal.
"Worker unfairly fired for using works van to pop to the newsagents for a lad's mag" would be a closer analogy, and of course the fairness would be questionable - by some, at least.
"...the slight matter of curtailling freedom of speech and right to association and rights to form and operate a political party..."
All I can say to that is:-
Students at Kent State University
Just about any non-white person in Alabama from the mid 1800's to at least the present day.
Laws ans Constitutions count for bugger all when it comes to the ruling elite; such niceties only exist to give us a comfortable illusion about mattering a damn to our supreme overlords...
Graham old lad, things which appear on the statute books are put there by politicians, who are generally either professional politicos or mediocre ex-lawyers.
It is therefore my expectation that pretty well EVERYTHING that appears on the statute books is extremely stupid; this being ensured by the pedigree of said legislators.
...suing him would probably be done through a solicitor.
Where are you going to find one you can trust to sue one of his ilk?
Yes, I know the majority have no morals and would sell their grannies for a tanner (2.5p to the younger readers), but putting the words "trust" and "solicitor" in the same sentence ain't easy.
Idiots like this
give the legal profession a bad name.
Shame the Law Society didn't issue an "Oi, you, Stoppit!" directive instead of generally acting like a superior load of tw*ts - as is their custom.
"corrupt politician" is tautology.
Even if he followed your advice...
...he'd end up in India.
Clearly, he doesn't know Madras from his Elba
What do I have to do
to get some "Physical Treats"?
would she want to call it "Aswell"?
I knew it...
..a downvote. Must be a right-on Sociology Grad or a deadbeat Dad with no interest in his offspring/spawn (delete according to point of view)
You've got smart kids...
...who are lucky 'cos they've got a smart Dad.
If only some of our feral hoodies had Dads with even a fraction of your obvious care & interest, they wouldn't inevitably drift into the underclass.
(Awaits flaming from Sociology graduates)
I really don't think I could have expressed it so clearly, succinctly and accurately.
I take my hat off to you.
You are Steve Ballmer...
...and I claim my prize.
@AC 29/12/10 13:47
"Has he ever really contributed anything other than this and selling BASIC?"
You gotta hand it to Microsoft..
They REALLY do know how to keep their customers happy...
An iOS version of "Little Snitch" which I have on my desktop Macs? I have no iOS devices, so can't talk from experience, but I keep "Little Snitch" on my Macs because I'm probably paranoid (which doesn't mean I'm not correct).
Don't forget that the law is made by lawyers (mostly) with the sole aim of enriching lawyers.
Vaguely sensible? - not a snowball in Hell's chance...
I presume that you mean Patent Lawyers are the "gutter dwelling low life"
No it doesn't.
Does that mean anything to you?
try sacking an Islamist for extremist views and see how far you'd get...
Harriet Harthingy/The Grauniad/The BBC would have you pilloried faster than Jacqui Smith could pocket a taxpayer's quid...