Why not jail everyone? You still need to produce; someone's gotta pay for all this oppression.
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While I agree, how does that apply to iOS? The article's not about the Mac.
Re: Probable Cause
A real M16, as in an actual automatic weapon, has to have been manufactured before the modification of the National Firearms Act in order for a non-military, non-police US person to buy one. NFA-compliant M16s are at least $15k these days. New ones are much cheaper, yes, but illegal to own unless the owner is the military or a police organisation.
"Fewer than", not "less than".
And "superpower" isn't synonymous with "benevolent". Standing up to a bully can look an awful lot like burning a bridge depending on what side one's on.
I imagine you'd get several phases (of matter) as the banana is changed ;)
Re: By that standard, in other legal actions...
"An American court ruling for an American company"
Since both the plaintiff and defendant were American companies, the real trick would have been for the American court to rule for a non-participating Congolese firm. Now THAT would have been 'quel surprise'.
Re: A Wisconsin court rules for a Wisconsin University?
A FEDERAL court ruled for a Wisconsin University.
Why Interpol and not French Immigration? I wonder if Lam will write about it once he's back in the States.
Re: Why ?
I find that most of the "exclusive content" that providers describe as "exclusive content" tends to be shit. Either the content itself is inane or it's delivered in the most obnoxious means necessary (i.e. a fifty-slide clickthrough with ads occupying 75% of the page, or a video recorded by shrill, vapid people).
Regarding mobile browsing, the experience has become much worse over the last year or two with ad services that redirect to App Store or Google Play, ads that cover the whole page with a four pixel close button, delayed-launch ads, and the sheer amount of noise (ads and related traffic) compared to signal (the stuff I actually wanted to see). It's enough to make me unplug. Especially as nearly everyone on mobile pays for data in terms of X currency for Y data quantity, adblocking is a great way to reclaim a useful mobile web. And get one's money's worth.
If he's hiding the money in cash and in his own bank account, what are the money laundering charges for? Did he try to mask the funds' provenance in some way not listed in the article? If not, I'm not sure I understand the charges.
Where are the bankruptcy lawyers on the list?
Oh you meant BEFORE something like this happens. Right, carry on.
Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina
Re: I'm voting Libertarian
"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it." - P.J O'Rourke.
Re: FREE SPEECH CRIMES!
And we thought '1984' was only for fascists.
We did? The government of Oceania (or at least in Airstrip One) was Ingsoc, or English Socialism.
That said, I completely agree that dictatorship is horrible regardless of the slogans.
"You might be a tad out of date. And or out of touch.
I don't pay for incoming calls – I have an unlimited plan – as, I suspect many of us do."
No, not out of date or out of touch. US mobile carriers charge for incoming calls. That you pay a flat rate for your voice service doesn't change that fact; it's merely obfuscated in your bill.
"If that then ends up costing the PPI-scum money in phone charges, and ties up their resources so they can't pester as many people... surely that's a good thing??"
Except in the States where punters pay for incoming calls as well.
Re: R&D Spending Up?
Regarding the "vulture investors" (sorry el Reg), the Zuck controls more than half of the voting rights thanks to the irrevocable proxy agreements he made. Until that changes, Elliot and Icahn would be tilting at windmills.
Re: "WordPress has a critical XSS flaw"
Sorry, couldn't resist.
In this article, the author lists EMC market cap at $26B so a combined HP-E and EMC would be $84B. That logic makes sense until he then says VMware and Pivotal would join the software business of HP Enterprise. That would only happen if the full $50.44B valuation of EMC were consumed. That value includes 80% ownership stake of VMware, currently valued at $29.54B (80% of 36.92B market cap of VMW), so either Mellor thinks that full EMC is overvalued by ~2x or he didn't consider the market value of VMware. I don't see a takeover of EMC by HP-E happening if it includes VMW. I think that's also Elliott's point and why they're pushing for a full spinoff. They couch it terms of ROI (and cashing out ~$30B more on the original $640M purchase of VMware). Either way, that's a ton of scratch not addressed in the article. If EMC sell the rest of VMware and pay the value out as a dividend, then VMware does not join HP-E in a merger. If EMC don't, then the $26B is short by a lot.
Re: No Joke
Are you sure he didn't mean Las Vegas, New Mexico? A lot shorter trip and more reasonable place to evacuate Los Alamos. And more likely to have heard it from there.
Re: FU UK?
Typical of IT pricing, I'm afraid. Although the UK price includes VAT where the US price does not. Still doesn't overcome the exchange rate...
Didn't they get fined before?
I'm commenting before checking, but it feels like I've read this article before. And yet, AT&T continue to defy the FCC and the dictionary with their "unlimited" data plan.
EDITED AFTER CHECKING: The FTC ruled AT&T's throttling was a bad trade practice; AT&T argued the FTC didn't have jurisdiction and the FCC should rule instead. I wonder what next agency AT&T hopes will save them.
First, Der Spiegel is a weekly, with some daily website updates.
Second, they're usually very well sourced and have a history of pissing off their own governments as well as foreign, so not likely to be the route of a false-flag alert. From the 1962 Spiegel Affair to the Snowden disclosures, Spiegel has had a long run of publishing unpopular truths.
The first sentence of the article: "Belgium’s privacy watchdog has slammed Facebook for its tracking of users and non-users" (emphasis mine). Your reading comprehension is nearly as good as your spelling.
Re: Really, there were no other massive photos?
The picture is of el Reg's muse, siren, belle, lady of enchantment in her typical state. That's not just any woman clad in next to nothing.
ESPN would be one of the networks I'd choose to leave out if I were a Verizon cable customer. When I canceled my cable, several friends said they'd miss live sport and ESPN SportsCenter and that's why they wouldn't cancel cable. For me, ESPN is one of the reasons I was happy to cancel.
Re: "...simply called Watch..."
I suspect they'll fail on the trademark based on Microsoft's history. Microsoft Excel is trademarked; Microsoft Word is not.
Got to use one in uni. Not sure I fully appreciated it at the time. Getting three-phase at the house would be a rounding error in the total cost of buying one though :)
Re: Strange assumption
President Clinton did not lie to Congress under oath. He lied under oath to a grand jury investigating sexual harassment in the Clinton administration of Arkansas. Congress impeached him for perjury before a grand jury and obstruction of justice. If he HAD admitted his "sexual relations with that woman, Ms Lewinksy", then his Republican opponents wouldn't have had criminal grounds to impeach. Mr Clinton lied under oath about a blowjob. He was impeached for lying under oath, not the blowjob.
On a different topic, but related to secrets and perjury by high government officials, where is the indictment of James Clapper for perjury for his "least untruthful" answers to Congress while under oath?
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Re: Who do you fear most ?
Exactly right. And Pooty Poot was FSB's second director...
When a disease that had been all-but-eliminated in the developed world pops back up in a major metropolis with a large tech presence, it makes sense for a tech paper with an office in that city to write an article. Especially since there were several large tech events in San Francisco last week including Developer Week and VMware PEX with global attendees who might have used the BART, it's a relevant article.
Re: Kinda small
They are unenforceable as a legal document, but they are easy to enforce when a company simply refuses to hire from a list of companies who have colluded to suppress employee wages and flexibility. Thus the lawsuit.
Re: Kinda small
It's funny you mention the non-competes. The C-level people enforce them by collusion for the peons, but then break them using lawyers to hire execs from other companies. "Good for thee but not for me"
He's had several games in his cartoons. Which was yours? Just curious :)
I own one (1.7W blue laser), and thought I'd have a lot of fun, sciency uses for it (read: burn things and melt things), but I find I don't use it all. Indoors, it marks the walls (which upsets domestic tranquility) and outdoors, I don't trust the fence with its gaps to keep the beam from inadvertently hurting someone down the street. So it stays locked up.
Re: Value for money?
From the article, which I'll concede is stated as an estimate: "The 5K display recently announced by Dell is expected to sell for around $2,500 (approx £1,800 inc VAT) when it ships at the end of this year."
Re: Value for money?
It also brings out the logic zealots. Car:computer analogies fail because cars travel on the same network of roads so a BMW must contend with the same speed limits and traffic conditions as a Skoda and the monies spent on the performance specs of cars are wasted for the basic task of transit from point A to B. Also, there is generally not a correlation between the price/performance of the BMW and that of the Skoda, so your implication is that the Apple is merely a status symbol the performance of which could be met by something much less costly. The performance benchmarks indicate otherwise. The "Skoda" PC does not compare favorably to the "BMW" iMac.
I'm glad you recognize that 5 is bigger than 4 and £396 is ~1/5 of £1999. You missed the fact that the relevant numbers for the monitor are 14.7 million pixels vs 8.3 million and a comparable 5K screen for a PC costs as much as the iMac does total without also including a nice computer.
Will the Redbox application be removed from the PS3 and PS4 menus?
I didn't want it there in the first place because I didn't use it. Now that it's useless, I really don't want it there.
Re: He will now have to book an appointment online with apple to fix it.
Unlikely, since his company's raison d'être is fixing iPhones
"CEO's (sic) of public (sic) listed companies don't lie"
A few counterexamples:
Dennis Kozlowksi, Tyco international
Kenneth Lay, Enron
There are many more one could select as well.
My first thought when reading the title
Was the film "The Guard" with Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle and this scene about cocaine values
Re: True justice would involve two pieces of paper
Yes, I do think that had Obama closed Gitmo, ended renditions, drone strikes, and warrantless wiretapping, and fulfilled a few other campaign promises, "Boehner and his mad associates wouldn't have stopped the entire business of the US government in their quest for impeachment" because they would still be the minority party in the US House. Obama had a decisive electoral win in 2008 and the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress for his first two years in office. Meaningful accomplishments would have likely kept control of the House in 2010. Alas, there were none, just continuations of the worst excesses of Bush and the shattering of the illusion of 2008 Obama.
There are several states wooing the Tesla plant. The leading contender is rumoured to be Texas.
Tesla cannot currently sell their cars through showrooms in Texas due to laws about auto dealerships and a change in law is part of the negotiations. In spite of that limitation, Texas has been the second-largest market for Teslas in the US.
Re: German Marks
No joke icon, so I'll answer as if you meant it straight.
The word "marks" there mean targets or victims, not the former currency used by the Germans.