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Apple: You thought Google dodged taxes? Get a load of THIS

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WTF?

So what happens when the bonds mature?

Apple will need to find more cash to pay them back. Will they issue more bonds? This could keep going forever but there is interest to pay and that is eventually going to be greater than 35% tax.

Maybe the bonds will be bought by overseas buyer and they can be repaid with offshore cash.

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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Stop

You need to shoot yourself

Feeling miserable because GDP has gone up? I remember what this country was like in the 70's and 80' and the sense of entitlement in some sectors was higher than it is now. Thanks to Thatcher we have now stripped most of the power from the unions (but not before they destroyed the car industry).

Music on cheap headphones sounds better than on expensive old stuff because it has no wow, flutter, clicks, print-through, interference from engine ignitions. It has similar harmonic distortion and frequency response but your brain is quite capable of compensating for that and removing a fair bit of random noise otherwise you wouldn't be able to have a conversation while walking between rooms.

Cheer up and listen to some music you enjoy.

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High-rollers’ shop pitches wallet-pounding, wall-pummelling MONSTER TV

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Ugly

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Eric Schmidt defends Google's teeny UK tax payouts - again

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Re: "Fair Share"

or moral?

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Winklevoss twins claim to have enormo $11m Bitcoin stash

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Is there anything to stop bitcoin2 being invented?

Fed up with bitcoin volatility? Try my new, improved virtual currency bitcoin2. Based on the proven technology of bitcoin but without any of the hordes of greedy people trying to inflate it (yet).

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Bitcoin gets a $100 haircut on rollercoaster trading run

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Re: Where's the value?

Well the USD, GBP and most currencies are backed by their countries armies, some of them have nukes.

As far as bitcoin being worth the electricity used to generate it - can you turn it back into electricity?

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BSkyB punters drown in MASSIVE MYSTERY Yahoo! mail! migration!

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Anyone know how to configure exim on debian to work with Sky/Yahoo!?

I used to get it to send mail with a From: pointing to my old freeserve mail account. It now looks like that is causing problems and everything has to be from @sky.com.

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Re: People still use ISP mailboxes ?

Pray tell exactly how you send emails without using your ISP? I'm on Sky and they seem very happy to bin any connection to port 25 to anywhere except themselves.

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Google+ architect: What was so great about Reader anyway?

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Re: re. Feedly

tt-rss looks very simple and may be what you want. All the data stays on your computer so only you can shut it down or mine it and sell adverts to show your own eyeballs. Also has debian packages.

freedomboxfoundation.org is looking more and more necessary even in free societies.

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Philips pushes out SDK for multicolour Zigbee LED lights

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Mood sensors and privacy concerns

Do you really want your neighbours to know when your bitch is in heat?

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News Corp challenges iPad with $299 education tablet

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FAIL

Stiff competetion

They are up against educationcity.com which runs on all those computers that the schools already have and is probably very cheap for schools. Personal copies are about £30 per year or two so the educational license is going to be much less.

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Happy birthday, LP: Can you believe it's only 65?

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Re: Oh god

Well a CD is about 600MB but CDs can have about 60 minutes of recording so that's way above an LP. Also CDs are sixteen bits of pure digital stero joy whereas LP comes in at around 12 bits (yes it does) - and you have to reduce that because of the noise floor for a typically dusty and worn LP.

The answer is about 150MB.

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So you won a 4G licence. The Freeview interference squad wants a word

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Had a phone call today

We think you have been mis-sold Freeview TV, please press 5 to talk to one of our leeches.

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This 320-gigapixel snap of London is size of Buckingham Palace

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OMG

Lots of broken spokes on the London Eye! I'm not going on that till they fix it.

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Review: The ultimate Chromebook challenge

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"but the Acer has Caps Lock"

THAT'S THE WINNING FEATURE FOR ME.

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Wikipedia's Gibraltar 'moratorium' - how's it going?

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No, we're having a strong moratorium.

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Dish boss on ad-skipping service: 'I don’t want to kill ads'

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Re: Dish was like Indiana Jones

So he had to sit and watch the adverts while recording the program. Probably got good because he had to pay attention.

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Montana TV warns of ZOMBIE ATTACK in epic prank hack

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I've seen the same on UK motorway signs

Except ours was a very English hack, something like:

"Pick up your litter, others do"

Maybe too subtle to be noticed.

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Playmobil punts bank-heist set to wide-eyed kiddies

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Re: When

Why wait? They can't really complain if you steal it.

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Solar undercuts coal in New Mexico

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Boffin

Easy solution to the noon power 6pm demand

Just put the solar plant 6 hours west and run a cable.

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

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Is that typo really in the trademark application?

> and a oblong table

Is it OK to have an oblong table? or even rectangular?

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You thought watching cat videos was harmless fun? Think AGAIN

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@adnim

> ... does not mean this planet is ours to do with what we wish

OK, so who does the planet belong to and where are they? Oh, that's right - no-one and nowhere to be seen.

Unless you believe in God, in which case it is ours (at least according to the Bible). and so are the animals.

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Shiny, shiny! The window's behind me...

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Good luck with your neck muscles.

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Greedy Sky admits: We crippled broadband with TOO MANY users

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Wonder what he does

I'd guess BT Broadband customer support. Well. you wouldn't want to run that on the BT network would you.

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IBM brains ponder universe, say kids will go nuts for STEAMPUNK

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Remember people: A bow tie is a cry for help.

Just like orange hair.

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Please lose the sepia

There were lots of bright and cheery colours in the Victorian age, we're just left with sepia prints because that is what the majority of surviving media consists of. Go the a museum and look at the fabrics. And all that lovely mahogany.

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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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May have a point

It shows there is some code in there to handle errors that should never happen. How did Microsoft test that code? Are there any bugs in it? Even if you assume the code identical to and fully tested on other platforms it shows there is unreachable code that make your ROM bigger than it need be i.e. more expensive, slower and more power hungry (more cache misses).

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Dutch operators: Ugh, we really overdid it on the 4G last night...

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Old shool website design

OK so the graphics are cheesy, but it doesn't half load fast.

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Pocket Wi-Fi hotspots paralyse Chinese metro lines

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Why use wireless at all?

It's not like they don't own the land the rails run on, Just lay cable.

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Raspberry Pi SoC drivers now fully open source

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Re: err

But now you can use the source code to see how to drive the cool stuff.

Do you really want to be able to change the GPU firmware? How are you going to test your changes? Do you know how much Cadence simulator licences cost? Have you got a thousand core simulator farm?

I'm not having a go but the contents of the firmware are in a file to save having to include non-volatile storage in the chip and to allow shipping the chip before all the firmware bugs are fixed.

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Skype for Windows 8 is coming: Always on, always in your contacts

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Re: Great!

Why not just say "Fuck off I'm busy" to them, it works wonders for me. I rarely have to say it twice.

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Sarah Brightman plans International Space Station gig

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Alien

"mindful, shared consumption of resources and a clear and unwavering focus on sustainability"

She does realize she will be getting there on a rocket presumably?

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Samsung claims Apple jury foreman LIED to get REVENGE

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Re: How did he end up being a candidate for the jury?

And, that most people still working in that area who haven't made enough money to leave or get excused from jury service probably feel they have been screwed by one or more large corporations.

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Boffins: Our memory film is like your girlfriend - transparent and cheap

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Lets have more gratuitous sexism.

How about:

I like my men like I like my coffee -- thick and rich.

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WTF is... VoLTE

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Re: Erm, like, who cares???

> By facebooking them, I have a permanent, searchable record of our interactions

How permanent is your facebook page?

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No Apple TV this year: Media moguls still won't cough up content

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Re: shame

You really should have finished fiddling with it before you replaced the regular media centre.

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Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think

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Re: Do you find...

Would you eat a frog? Me neither, nor the cat.

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Euro NCAP to mandate auto-braking in new-car test

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Even better idea

Insist on cruise control being installed in every car then the car in front will be much less likely to randomly change speed.

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Samsung plonks universal search BACK into Galaxy S IIIs

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Re: Fail

Round tables are TM King Arthur. The patent expired a while ago.

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Girls tricked by STEAMY message: Webcam spyware student jailed

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As Stephen Fry might say

Porcelain.. Culture... ooooooooh

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

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Intel et al in Eire

Tell you what why don't you put your corporation tax rates up to the EU average and close some of those tax loopholes? No need for fines.

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Can neighbours grab your sensitive package, asks Post Office

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Re: Door stickers are bad

Unusual street you have there. I would have though that next door was 46. We're all odd down our little track and the even numbers are missing.

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Being a skinny is much more unhealthy than being fat – new study

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Re: Having fun

Stairs are more fun??? You need to get out more. Try a restaurant.

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Assange takes refuge in Ecuadorian embassy

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Reminds me of the Visa commercial

*) Providing leaks to make Julian famous - almost free

*) Arranging parties and groupies - £1000's

*) Bail for Julian - £200,000

*) Gettng Julian to hide in Equador forever - priceless

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Scots council: 9-yr-old lunch blogger was causing 'distress and harm'

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Re: No photos in the canteen

I like those lolies. It's the only thing on there I'd eat without being drunk.

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Moshi Monsters pushed onto pint-sized kiddies' mobes

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Lady GooGoo and Dustbin Beaver

If they can't recognize the value of free advertising and brand awareness they deserve to be removed from the site. Simon Growl is still in there.

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United Nations gifts NORTH KOREA with tech worth $50k

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What the difference between "gift" and "give"?

Really, I would like to know what you think the difference is.

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DMOL proposes Freeview EPG shuffle to pull in IPTV

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Great

Now I can ignore any channel that isn't three digits starting with 1.

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Re: It wouldn't matter..

An not forgetting MythTV that has a web interface so you can type in the numbers. And if you're really hard you can edit the MySQL database by hand (with a chisel).

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Re: It wouldn't matter..

My Sony Bravia lets me swap channels around so I now have BBC One HD at channel 1 etc

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