4851 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
> How can an EU company compete in such a system!?
By doing exactly the same, and in many cases much worse.
That's why the UK lets vodaphone pay no tax because it would be bad for their business.
Rolls-RoyCe and Boots, those well known Bahamanian companies, pay little tax here
The worst is probably the Dutch Antiles charity Ikea
Which is more serious than what Apple/Google/MSFT/etc have done to the tax man.
If eu countries are allowed to compete on who allows the most favourable interpretation of tax law, others will compete with other laws.
Imagine if some penurious eu state offered a deal to pharma companies - open a HQ here and we will approve all your drugs in 24hours, or you could get cross-eu safety approval for a new car import by just having a dealership there that employed the president's nephew.
Re: One not given to forget Allies...
It was more a comment on the Hollywood fondness for re-branding a historical event to involve only Americans.
> World War II in the Japanese mass media, to be identical to what you would find in the United States.
That only the US took part, they won the battle of Britain while cracking the enigma and inventing radar and the jet engine?
Plus the 100-150% overhead the University charges on NSF grants.
Those $5M/ear soccer coach salaries have to come from somewhere
About the same price as a Gigabyte Brix, Zotac or any other Intel NUC format machine - all of which you know will run Windows/Linux and have driver support.
A chromebook (aka tablet with a keyboard) or a chromestick makes sense - but these ??>
Although still better than the East Texas - which lawyer has the biggest belt buckle - system
Re: The man is correct
Everyone should have the opportunity to learn programming, just like they should have the opportunity to learn a foreign language or to play an instrument.
It doesn't mean that must learn to program becomes a key school requirement. All that leads to is a watered down defn of "programming" so that 100% of kids can do it. So we have a Computer Science GCSE that consists of changing a font in word.
Imagine if must play a musical instrument was a requirement, the schools would be full of compulsory triangle practice - which would reduce the number of kids playing the violin - in the same way that compulsory HTML would reduce the number of future programmers.
Re: Driverless car
>The Docklands Light Railway?
Is it the Victoria line that has drivers only because computers can't strike?
Re: Holland, Tulips, early/mid 1600s ...
>Did you get burned?
Yes but fortunately I also invested in a company making longevity potions
>perhaps that is the way it supposed to be? True competition needs to have a fair market....
Yes but that is little comfort to the shareholders who just spent $19Bn building the level playing field.
And that's their big weakness - which they would have to disclose if this were an SEC filing rather than a private round.
Uber put these billions into buying politicians to make this legal and fight the cabbies and building awareness among non-geeks. Then a 100 other companies simply clone it and benefit from the law changes.
The drivers will simply have an app for each and pickup whichever customers are paying most. There will then be a series of startups with apps which do arbitrage and pick the best service for drivers and passengers.
A new paradign
A staff of experts in the particular field of engineering actually building a high quality product with a strong demand from real customers who will rely on it for real work - and are willing to pay for it.
Is this an entirely new business method ?
Could we patent it ?
Re: Took ages to convince my parents...
>that an electronic engineering degree was not a qualification for fixing Christmas tree lights.
Have the standards for EEng degrees dropped that much ?
re: 3D Holographic display
>Since our brightest minds have yet to figure out how to make an arbitrary part of open space look solid
You can make a real holographic display with programmable diffraction gratings.
At the moment it can only do small volumes and it takes all day to calculate the rendering of a frame.
Re: Compiler as a service?
So us real programmers(tm) finally get intelisense, refactoring and a compiler that all use the same engine?
Re: How do they keep all those buggers cool?
The optional RB211 cooling fan (it is important to position the rack IN FRONT of the fan for optimal cooling)
Re: License smicense
Patent trolls will sue over copyrights and trademarks as well.
The point being that "they are good guys don't worry" doesn't work when they sell to bad guys
Re: License smicense
Until they, or their heirs, or the bank if they default on their mortgage - sell the rights to a patent troll who go after every Linux distribution and corporation using Truecrypt.
Either pick some name like TPFKAT or just hit the dictionary and call it something else.
Re: While THE PATRIOT Act is in force so what?
>To quote: "data encrypted locally in a user's browser and decrypted by the recipient using OpenPGP"
Using a key entered into and stored by a browser (and on chromebook, an OS) that Google control and you know nothing about.
>With RenderMan selling for just $US495 it's hard to see why Pixar cares
> can you explain what's afoot here?
Pixar aren't in the software selling business, they are in the movie making business
Renderman operators are expensive.
If every highschool kid and every art college start using Renderman there will be a lot of potential recruits. A glut reduces prices
It's the same reason ATT made C free, they needed to hire programmers.
Re: How well does it ramp?
Not necessarily, big power demand in Oz is for AC which tends to correlate quite well with sunshine, and desalination plants which don't need to be always on
Not all power sources need to be 24x7
I find it doubtful that you can copyright a programming language's syntax
That's not what Oracle say about Java,
Apple could sell Swift to some evil supervillian years down the road who could claim that they own your independent implementation
Re: I dont understand why everyone is acting so surprised that this is going on
That GCHQ would bother spying on potential enemies in a part of the world that has more than its fair share of wars.
Rather than its proper job of making sure it has dirt on any potential opponents of the current government, local council or PTA.
Re: Clicking links ...
QR codes are like telephone numbers.
You might not like what you hear when you call them - but it shouldn't be able to blow up your phone
Other then the Pixel there isn't a lot of difference in Chromebooks.
You can pickup the original Samsung ARM one for $200 ($150 returns on Amazon) so why should I pay more for a more powerful dual core Intel CPU with a fan and shorter battery life?
Because I need to do some protein folding or CFD on the bus?
Re: Comparison with SpaceX
>However, VG is a space *plane*: both modules take off and land from a runway, and land for re-use.
Plane yes, space almost, orbit - NO.
Getting to space is easy, just fly 60miles straight up
Staying in space involves then turning left and accelerating to 21,000mph - this is trickier
> closing the operation is the very last thing a company wants to do
True, right upto the point where the tax breaks or "inward investment incentive
runs out. I'm betting that a local of state tax money went into this operation and the deal just finished
Re: Get well soon
Surely he should be undergoing the patented beer and bacon diet at the el'reg own private clinic
Re: Whoa there
Hint - it's like bronzy or goldy but made of iron
Re: Bruce Schneier *doesn't* reveal what he'll use
When Bruce Schneier uses double ROT13 encryption, the ciphertext is totally unbreakable.
Re: Whoa there
If you can't trust Microsoft to stand up for the little guy who can you trust ?
Re: Interested in the logic
> The intent and result of the device is the same
Then the same could be said of anything that charged you a fare based on the distance between the endpoints - like a train ?
Re: Predictable outrage
Yes but it's the only High Court the UK has got
Re: If you were the NSA...
>Or it's a red herring for you think it couldn't possibly be them
Or that's what they want you to think !
Yes - rather better than on a baking Californian or Texan day when you need AC
Re: Next renaming project...
I think Waterloo station and Trafalgar Square are next
Re: Another strong arm tactic based on lack of knowledge
> If making a request solves the "crime" rather than getting a court order, it seems like a fine use of taxpayers money to me.
Like "requesting" that somebody doesn't send tweets ridiculing UKIP policies?
Or "requesting" that UK ISPs block terrorist propaganda, like Al-Jazeera or SinnFein or CND or Greenpeace or the SNP
>Courts actually consider all the evidence.
That's why the police dislike them - much better to "request" that the site be pulled, or its DNS blocked because they failed to engage - than have to go to the trouble of collecting evidence and going to court.
Well it can't be that there is a revolving door between BT, BBC and Government for senior managers - so best to keep all your chums sweet - definitely not that
Re: Another sad day for the rule of law.
>Corporations broke the law, employees sued them, corporations are paying up.
Shouldn't the state be responsible for enforcing the law?
If you rob a bank, can you wait until all the account holders get together to bring a class action lawsuit to get their money back and then pay them a fraction of the amount they lost ?
When Oz and SA were competing for the site there was a lot of thinly veiled statements about the need for "stability and reliable organisation and government" in the choice.
Generally the people drafting these treaties have been caught like this before and there will be a Concorde Clause - so Oz science will end up paying for it's end even if it doesn't build it.
Re: OUT-SOURCED PROFITS – THE CORNERSTONE OF SUCCESSFUL SUBCONTRACTING
Like car makers, GE and IBM, Boeing is now really a hedge fund that happens to make stuff.
When you can make more profit in a year from switching your corporate leasing contracts to the right tax treaty on the right day - than you do from making the things with your name on it, then it makes sense to not bother with the boring aircraft stuff
The statement was to reassure shareholders that there isn't going to be another planned disaster anytime soon. That probably doesn't matter, the shares are actually held by high frequency trading algorithms in hedge funds - who don't listen to calming CEO words.
It does mean that it will be impossible to hire any decent employees in Seattle. Come and work for Boeing - and you will do routine boring work for 30years, or go to a commercial space flight startup?
Re: From an end user's perspective
Going higher also means no weather
The SR71 (at 80,000ft) navigated mostly by dead reckoning - with no weather you can decide to flay at x knots and arrive exactly y hours later.
Re: anyone read Wikinomics?
The outsourcing on the 7E7 seems to have been a disaster both financially and technically
Instead of the normal partnership model where BAe do the wings, Dassualt do the tail, etc they outsourced to outsourcers who outsourced to outscourcers.... until you literally had no idea which one man in a garage was building vital bits of your plane.
Come the downturn Boeing lawyers were flying around the country desperately buying up sub-sub-contractors who had gone bust before delivering some subsystem.
The other problem in aviation is the "when the document weighs more than the plane it is ready to fly" but Boeing subcontracted the design of the component to the maker bidding on it - for flexibility. Try writing an FAA FMEA for kit that you didn't design and have no idea how or why it was designed like that - assuming the maker is still in business and supplied you with any design documentation at all.
Re: Could care less / couldn't care less
How did I miss that? (well because I never go to youtube and I'm not on facebook)
That just wasted an hour
For individuals they will spy on your data without a warrant and prosecute you - as they did wiyth the hotmail account of someone who was selling stolen license keys
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