378 posts • joined Monday 14th May 2007 16:57 GMT
Re: Subtle thinking
Sorry but $75 transaction cost on an $300 transaction? Really? Darwin, I'm so glad I'm not living in the land of the brave and the free.
I could pay anybody in Europe 300 € and it would cost me less than € 1. Customs however would be keeping the parcel "under investigation" for several weeks as the watch will start ticking for a while when they shake it.
Perhaps we store our idiots in customs while you store them in banks eh?
Re: I wouldn't
Yeah, you're probably in marketing. Or a manager of some sort.
Listen genius, it's not about what you think, it's about what the customer thinks.
The customer, you might have heard from him.
He's the guy who's money we're after. Well not you of course, you're egotripping. But us, the working people who try to keep your company afloat. By making money for the company. And we still realise where that money is coming from: the customer.
I've never met anybody in marketing who isn't a complete tool.
When sales are good, they take the credit.
When sales go bad, they blame the salesguys.
In our society you're f*cked when you actually do something.
Did you read the article?
From the top: "China has banned its banks from using Bitcoin after warning the cryptocurrency could be used to fund terrorism. Financial institutions in the Middle Kingdom will no longer be able to use Bitcoin, although citizens are free to spend the digital funny money."
Any government has the right ànd the duty to set rules for their banks. It's because most failed to do their job, that we're in this mess to start with.
And that bartering with livestock was all very fine, but at the end of the year, "da man" came and took 10% of your livestock. So your "without any government intervention" line, doesn't fly either.
Re: Fearmongering from the Masters
Really? No different than cash?
Any currency is controlled by a national bank that has the monopoly on issuing coins and notes.
Who can guarantee that the market will not be flooded by counterfeit bitcoins?
Where do they originate from?
No different than cash he says? :-D
The voice of reason
is coming from the east.
I couldn't believe the US government decided to accept bitcoin as a legitimate currency. Nobody with any clue would.
An imperial tank?
Only invisible to very smart people.
Please explain to me
why I should pamper a dysfunctional boss?
Why should I line his pockets, stroke his ego AND take his abuse? What's in it for me?
That hero took it on the chin !
a women is a whore if she's not wearing a burka.
In Sweden, she's a whore if her boyfriend has a smartphone.
"but claimed he did not expect it to be so widely viewed."
Ah yes, the old, "don't punish me, I'm a fool" argument.
Re: That process continues today and will continue throughout the construction...
My thoughts exactly. Anybody who is doing any actual building on that project is sweating blood and tears while these morons pretend to be creative.
Don't tax my job...
That's what this is about. Don't tax my job. Tax somebody elses job instead.
While you can not short on a house, you can short on property. There are companies who invest in property and their stock is on the market. You can short on their stock if you think the value of property is going down.
But there's another consideration. How does trading contribute to wealth? Why is it that the trader makes the big bucks, but the companies that build the houses make less, and the fools who actually do the manual labor of building the house don't make enough to buy a house?
I was elite then
I will be elite again.
I just wish more people had some integrity
You can't make stuff like that up.
internal feuding in the company ? ? ?
Unpossible I say.
These are all very smart an rational people. With only the good off the company in their mind. That's why they make the big bucks. Right?
Re: They have no choice
You're right: in their world, they have no choice.
But there's treatment for these crazy people right?
That's when the majority of the people don't think their boss is a crook.
Re: I'm a Law Lecturer
And I am "the customer". My money pays your wages.
We encourage it in China.
"As much fire as that rocket is putting out"
not cold-blooded anymore then
When will we finally
stop accepting "but I'm stupid" as an excuse???
Or at least tattoo "STUPID" on their forehead if the morons insist on using it?
Even before that . . .
I had an Ipaq 3970 with gprs sleeve. It was a brick, but I was running TomTom on it, albeit with an external GPS-mouse.
The Nokia disaster was caused by self declared very smart people f*cking up.
He sounds like a great leader to me...
Not the fakes we see parading around today.
I'm not surprised . . .
Remember when that sweat shop collapsed in Bangladesh? It took the journaille a couple of days to figure out it was my fault. Had I paid 10.01 instead of 9.99 the company would have been able to double the pay of the workers and make a safe working environment. A lie of course, that 2 cents never would have found its way to the slaves.
But it did prove the low impact of labor cost on consumer price. The truth is between the li(n)es.
Re: But with the advent of touch ... we will see a rebound in traditional notebooks
"What the hell is wrong with them?"
Everything is very cosy in the ivory tower and we're all very smart people of here. Please don't bother us.
How strict are gun laws in Japan ?
These are the very same people who will be genuinely shocked and outraged when one of their victims turns up with a weapon and retaliates on them.
SHOCKED AND OUTRAGED ! ! !
Banks these days . . .
I used to ridicule people who don't trust banks and keep their money under the mattress.
But lately, I'm starting to see their point of view.
spoken like a lawyer
And not a good lawyer either. Where the gold came from is not important.
I know you think it's the insurances companies job to look for an excuse not to pay. You're wrong, but even if you're right, they should try harder. This is not even a glimmer of an excuse.
Re: It was never about tax
Hey, they'll never miss my 2 pence either then eh...
I can answer that for you . . .
So the tax I'm paying, that's really the company that employs (employed actually), paying taxes eh?
So when the government decided to raise taxes because of the crisis, that's really the company paying more taxes.
And now everybody is looking at me, because hey, what's my contribution in the "war on crisis"?
You sound like a father who announces to his offspring "no more pocket money for you kids, daddy is putting in his 2 pence against the crisis", then asks, "and what effort will you put in?"
You answered the wrong question . . .
We know these tax evasion schemes aren't illegal. But "not illegal" doesn't make it right.
The question is: why are the tax laws like they are today? Because they were voted 50 years ago? So were traffic laws, but these were updated when needed. Why weren't the tax laws updated when needed?
Because politicians prefer rich people and rich companies over their voters. Even most left wing politicians prefer rich people and rich companies over their voters. Votes can be bought by propaganda, but the sympathy from rich people and rich companies can only be bought by loopholes in the tax laws.
The question is: how long are "the people" going to take this?
Re: If Occam was alive today ...
Except that in this case, it's an unidentified crashed object, isn't it?
Or an unidentified formerly flying object.
15 audits since 2007
"Apple responded to the allegations in a lengthy statement. It said it had carried out 15 audits at Pegatron's facilities since 2007, looking at the working conditions of more than 130,000 staff. These inspections included surprise visits and spot checks, said the fruity firm."
Wow 15 audits in 6.5 years, that's nearly 1 audit every 5 months. Some of them surprise visits and spot checks even ! ! ! What more could they have done?
For more than 130,000 staff. I bet the workers are pointing out their mates who actually saw any of the auditors. Some of them claim they "know a guy" who shook hands with one of the auditors. No time for conversation though. Or a photograph.
", don't you think?"
Yes, he doesn't think.
"The usual situation when companies grow like this is that execs assume it is their own godlike genius that has created the situation, and begin behaving accordingly."
You hear all this talk about psychopath bosses. Were they always like this? Did the situation turn them into psychos? Is there a psycho in each of us, waiting for a chance to unleash?
Re: Destroyed to upgrade?
"Upgrade to a windows phone?....."
It is possible to upgrade to a Windows phone. If you're coming from 2 tins and a string.
Re: Or perhaps...
Yup, statistics. No journalist understands any of it.
If he were a real criminal, they wouldn't dare do that to him. Because a real criminal has a real lawyer, and he would have them for breakfast.
But a bully is a coward and always picks on the weak.
Anybody remember that Bob Marley song: "I didn't shoot the deputy"?
But you do feel safe with a blatant fool, armed with a gun an a sheriff's badge roaming your streets?
Re: James Missingaclue
"but it did start with theft of information"
No, it started with breaking to constitution.
You're trying to arrest a rape victim for indecent exposure.
Re: Well, I know which manufacturer not to buy form then.
"So where do you get your ethically pure phone from?"
Re: return of the ipaq?
Glad you brought the Ipaq up. I had one with a gps sleeve and a tomtom mouse. It was slightly bigger than my phone now, but did roughly the same. Lets not forget that WebOS was the second time self declared smart people pissed away a good opportunity.
"So your answer to getting taxed a lot is to make sure others get taxed a lot too?"
So your answer to "why are they paying no taxes" is, "but you're paying their taxes"?
Tax is like manure Dave, you need to spread it out.
They must be pretty desperate . . .
if they went with the old, "let's hope everybody has a short memory" trick.
But are they desperate enough to bury the egotrippen and do some rational thinking. Are they still capable of rational thought? They need that to get out of the nice mess they've gotten themselves into.
"It would immediately put right anyone under the illusion that he was some sort enlightened leader, and expose him for the utterly inconsistent, illogical, ill informed, incompetent, ranting and raving deranged and intellectualy challenged lunatic he was."
Hey, he could run for office now ! ! !
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