11 posts • joined 29 Apr 2011
Re: Even UC Berkeley and LBL will be using Google Compute
I doubt it, universities wont want to lose their control over them and they are paid from top slicing grants anyway, so who cares if Google is cheaper.
It's one of those cases you wish they could both lose
London centric obsessing
What happens when you put all your jobs competing for the same people in a place where it's vastly too expensive and not that nice to live - this is why places like Cambridge, Manchester or Edinburgh do all the real heavy lifting. Of course that doesn't fit with the London centric obsession of politicians.
Re: Tax expert?
Bla bla bla, saying the same thing again doesn't make it true.
The key point in the above paragraphs being "minimum rates" If they can raise tax on wages, alcohol, cigarettes, fuel, pasties etc they can do it on this. The regulations above are to stop countries lowering rates to tax haven levels not making new taxes.
Re: Tax expert?
It's like you saw my point about validation by anti-EU types and thought, wait! that's me!
I'm sure everyone likes a bit of EU bashing, but that shouldn't be used to mask a rubbish argument. As has been pointed out above, VAT is not a turnover tax. The EU may be trying to harmonise VAT rates, but that doesn't stop you introducing something different. Additionally we're part of the EU, we can change laws there too, that's the point of MEPs.
Oh no, so "Tax expert Heather Self" says we cant possibly close the tax loopholes via which she makes her money so we shouldn't even bother trying. We can make whatever laws we want, that's the point of society! The EU argument is a load of rubbish put up so that her opinion gets validated by Anti-EU types.
$1200 to store a 1 TB for a year, is that very cheap? That sounds more like very expensive.
I think they should split the fee, the usual £12 per month (or whatever it is) for the live stuff and iPlayer and an extra £6 per month for the back catalogue - I'd totally pay that.
How does that work with the license? R is GPL, so presumably they cant include it? Its so sprawling, it would be hellish to write your own.
I once owned an AMD product...
Back in 1997 I had an AMD K6, that was rubbish, overheated all the time and couldn't run Crysis at all! By extrapolation all AMD products must be rubbish and therefore I will be staying well away from this thanks!
Google should have used a few quid from the cash pile to buy Sun instead of letting it go to Oracle.
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