HP had been able to buy lots of strategic partners over the years
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HP had been able to buy lots of strategic partners over the years
> they refuse to say on the grounds of, "national security".
But this was nothing to do with politics - it was the standard police response to anyone who was accused of having sex without a condom abroad.
And what makes you think the "known sources" aren't malware?
Google does a line-line security analysis of all Apps on the play store in the 7hours before approving them ?
2 is better. If they export your currency that then sits under a mattress in Borat-istan then the people of Borat-istan are giving you an interest free loan. And these days with electronic transfer it doesn't even cost you the price of printing the cash
Not just the USA.
Look at the enormous cost of building the Thames flood barrier when it would have been much more logically to merely move all the government functions currently in London to the top of a mountain in North Wales.
Can't find the ref but. Hurricane Katrina added a huge amount to the USA GDP because of all the rebuilding work - leading to a suggestion that the US govt should bomb cities to raise GDP.
But Hurricane Sandy hit GDP because it affected rich cities and interrupted work - so they should only bomb southern cities
But that doesn't add to the GDP
Two economists walking along the street see a pile of horse manure.
Would you eat that for $1M asks the first.
The other one considers the payback and eats it and is given a cheque for $1M
They see a 2nd pile and the nd economists says to the 1st, would you eat that for $1M - and he does
A little later one comments, "we are stupid, we are no better off - but we have both eaten horse shit"
Yes says the other, but we have grown the economy by $2M
Then you should probably charge more
It would be interesting to see the breakdown on that.
Did a bunch of engineers in the UK each receive an extra £96,000 in cash, pay income tax on it, then spend the money in local shops.
Or did a bunch of senior VPs receive a £1M in shares which they laundered through their own Cayman island holding companies so that when they sell them they will pay 0% capital gains tax instead.
Then Microsoft will be breaking the law in Ireland and will be prosecuted to the full power of the Irish DPA (a room above a chip shop) can bring against a massive US corporation who have a sweet deal with Irish government to keep their HQ there and pay bugger all tax
ie they will do nothing
Engineering a car and Ive's styling of an iPhone are very different
But making a regular consumer gadget by outsourcing a circuit board here, a screen there and case over yonder is also very different from Apple working to develop the fscking awesome machining process that goes into an Apple watch.
The same thinking could well be applied to car - the only real change we have had in the last 100years is to go from chassis and bolt on body to Monocoque. Not sure that machining a unibody Tesla out of Al is there yet - but there is a lot of rethink about how to build a car around a battery.
For sending them up = Goddard
For not caring where they came down = von -Braun
For knowing how big you have to make them = Tsiolkovsky
Worse in the UK, any patent that may have national defence uses has to be offered to the government before being published.
For 50 years these were all handed over to RSRE, which was then "privatised" (and definitely not sold to some friends of the PM for 0.1% of it's value) as QuinitiQ.
Then they became total bar stewards to deal with when you tried to licence any of "their" IP.
Surely the VW would go into blitzkreig mode, the Toyota would commit suicide rather than surrender, the Fiat would switch sides, the Peugot would go into reverse, and the F150 would drive randomly into the wrong country
> but can people who work for ISIS not walk into a showroom and buy one, just like anyone else?
Presumably wearing a false not-beard ?
>Maxim licensed his gun to all sides in WWI to his extreme profit.
He was supposed to pick which of Queen Vic's grandchildren were the good guys and only sell to them?
Step 7 you can now sell the US army the new upgraded super-ninja-turbo twice as expensive humvee replacement - which they will need because they must have better kit than the enemy.
> if it's a "surge" they'll rip you off
If it's a surge they will increase the price, so more drivers will work so there will be more cars. They tell you up front - it's upto you to choose to pay more or not take a car.
With black cabs your choice is to not get a cab.
If black cabs really are this public service then, in the case of a surge - tube strike, bad weather etc, then all holders of a black cab license presumably have a duty to abandon the golf course and rush to the aid of Londoners.
Ever paid for mainframe development or bought off-the-shelf unix workstation software?
If you don't like it there will be another along in a minute.
Last year it was Windows everywhere and SurfaceRT tablets
Just after it was developers developers developers
Before that it was the cloud
Before that it was enterprise
Before that it was gaming
Now it's high end boutique hardware
Next show it will be probably be IoT and drones.
The thing about Apple is that you can be pretty sure it isn't about to drop support for the iPhone to concentrate on Enterprise tape libraries.
>so why fret about emails etc. passing through US-based servers etc.
Do you have any US based competitors?
Do you have any staff HR records that a bank/insurer/future employer might find interesting?
Do you want all your financial records to be made public by a foreign FOI request?
There are, and will continue to be, large enterprises. They have and will get more data. They will want to search
Somebody needs to make the software to make that easy enough to be useful - and it ain't going to be SAP or Oracle. The ones that do it will make out like bandits (before being bought by SAP or Oracle and killed)
The nice thing about enterprise is that there can be more than one winner. And since the winner often gets bought to take it off the market - you can keep winning with the same idea.
>Rubbish products sold off far above their actual value.
I believe the technical term is "Enterprise"
The VCs don't care about the company now - they care about the exit.
If no $Bn public quoted company is going to pay $Bn for a search company anymore - then no VC is going to invest $100K in a search startup.
And find that your nude selfies from the UKIP Christmas orgy were in a block that the auto wear leveller had marked as too old to use and so the new data wasn't written to it. Upto 20% on some flash drives is used as reserve like this.
Except no employer is going to buy 500quid phones for the sort of minion who does light office work. They are going to be bought for executives who are going to get a desktop and a laptop anyway - whether they use it or not.
The PC on the desk is also going to last 3-5 years. We still use a lot of core-duo machines for people who aren't doing development work. The phone is going to last 1 year before it is lost, broken, the usb socket wears out etc etc
"The handsets can also run 32-bit applications via remote desktop,"
Then my Psion2 can run Cray CFD simulations via a serial cable
>People may assume privacy, but it isn't so.
Read somebody's email without their permission and see how far that argument gets you in court if you are a News of The World journalist
And without Eu wide safe-harbor rules, the USA can negotiate a special treaty with Ireland where the USA has access to all data held in Ireland. If Ireland doesn't sign then all those US companies can switch their Eu-HQ to Luxemburg or some other European country that says yes.
The concern isn't the spy agencies. The spy agencies will get all your data whether it is in the UK, Eu or USa, whether it is legal or not.
The issue is the commercial use.
A US company wants access to all your medical records before giving you a mortgage?
Illegal in the Eu, but without safe harbor all they have to do is copy your data to the US (or some island with no Data Protection) check your "lifestyle choices" for insurance risks and then their Eu subsidiary can use the conclusion without you having any knowledge
Sending a gunboat usually worked if the natives were being difficult
>How about abiding by the laws of the countries that you do business in?
Then what do you have a navy for ?
And at my hourly rate this would cost me more than they are charging
The people who paid for it ( or at least the politicians signing it) have read it
The pharma and agro companies, the RIAA , the MPAA etc
It isn't. It was a textbook example of a tabloid blowing up a story from an incorrect statistic - "more or less" did an entire episode on it.
Yes Britain would be free to negotiate with each european country separately
But it would be up to France to allow the free movement of goods and people through its country on the way to the UK.
Fortunately we can rely on the historical mutual love and respect between France and the UK, to prevent France deciding on Visas for English truck drivers using the tunnel or a duty on Dutchy Oatcakes passing through France on their way to the Anglophile cookie eaters of Europe
Lots of science fiction writers, but very few economists, have written about what happens to money if you have essentially unlimited free energy
A nation's currency is linked to the demand for the nation's exports, The Canadian $ is down 25% in the last 2years because China doesn't want coal, copper, iron ore or oil.
If Google charge 1/millionth of a bitcoin for viewing pages and people start using bitcoin for micro-payments then bitcoin will rise. If they make their own currency or find a way of charging 0.01c without any fees then bitcoin will drop
Blessed St Margaret and Holy Tony both believed that government shouldn't be in the coal, steel, car making or telecoms business because that was the job of capitalism. So why are governments trying to make, buy and sell money?
Why not let the banks handle the whole fiat currency bit?
In theory I get paid in $ but I really get paid in numbers at HSBC. I spend in $ but really I spend in "Visa". Both HSBC and Visa could have their own currency - and effectively do.
There could be bargain banks that would have to offer better rates to make up for the fact that few stores would accept their notes - in the same way that discount stores don't take Visa.
And there could be highly insured, low leveraged, prestige banks that could charge me higher fees because a RoyalBankofXYZ note is accepted everywhere.
The government could demand that my taxes are paid in their official notes and there woudl be a free market rate for these in all the other day-day currency
Having a fixed maximum number of bitcoins isn't deflationary precisely because they are divisible.
It's like regarding the unit of the US$ as simply a fraction of the US GDP.
The GDP goes up and US minimum wage is now now 1.2x10-12 GDP units rather than 1.1x10-12 units
Somebody already thought about it and came up with a solution.
You take all the money, and factories and farms away from the rich people.
You then put the people who scored highest marks in debating class in charge of the farms and move all the people from the cities out to work on them.
Then if you are a bad guy - you kill the majority of the people for being the wrong tribe, singing the party song wrong or looking like they might be better at debating class than you.
Or if you are a good guy - create a famine by putting the person who produces the best revolutionary poetry in charge of the irrigation system, wait for the majority to starve and survive on aid.
Is Britain going to be in a position to impose tarrifs?
Helo mr car worker, you are now unemployed because Nissan shut down their factory now that we can't export to europe - but we have made it up to you by making that new VW cost 30k by adding our own 50% duty
And eat the Yorkies
Why not add some more arbitrary rules
You can comment on an article but can only write a blog post if your are an NUJ member
You can use a web browser if you are a cab driver but can only install Windows if you are a member of the BCS and only connect a new computer if your a member of the ACM or IEEE
Unless you then leave with Samantha (and or Sven)
Or spam from it and get Google.com blacklisted ;-)