295 posts • joined 15 Jun 2007
@MissingSecurity , ok yeah, fair (and correct) point.
Still though, tax rates vary across the US by state. I'm grasping here, trying to not look so 'wrong' ;-)
Maybe Tim should have just told the Senate, that yes, they are correct, and to make the wrong right, Apple are announcing that they are pulling out of the US completely and moving the HQ to X country totally. Cancel the new SpaceShip building and any data centre and manufacturing plant projects.
THEN you would see the Senate getting tax laws changed very fast. (along with an attitude adjustment)
Hell, they could probably BUY Ireland. There's a cool thought. A country called Apple.....
Disclaimer, I am Irish, so my views are biased !!
Apple have been in Ireland for over 30 years... how come no-one came knocking on their doors regarding this issue up to now, seems it was not an issue when there was not enough to go after.
And saying only 1% of its customers are here is rubbish. Ireland is in the EU. You take it as a whole. You cant say that only X% of Apple customers are in California, the US is taken as whole.
And why arent Google, MS, Amazon and others being called in front of the Senate?
Seems like none of them had the balls to raise this issue when SJ was alive. Imagine how he would have chewed them up and publicly spat them all over the ground if he had been brought forward. Would have loved to have seen that.
Totally smacks of 'You have money, give me some'
Cook should have just stood up and said "Are we doing something illegal?" Answer : No.
Gather your papers and walk out. Bill them for your wasted time (and tell them you will pay tax on that. HA)
Re: What if
the whole problem with "what if's" is that little word : - IF
it didnt happen, so 'what if' is a mostly pointless exercise.
now, had her actions lost someone an eye, then yep, call the cops, expell etc, but in this case, a simple telling off, or maybe march her home to her parents would have done.
What IF you close the door in the office with a loud bang? call the cops, it might have sounded like a bomb or a gunshot , what IF someone's hand got caught in it, you would have willfully intended to harm that person. The door must now be considered a weapon. Ban all doors.
WHAT IF can be applied to anything you want to make any outcome.
But in this case, there is no IFing, just F'ing idiots.
dont get it
I am stuck right in the middle of IT, and I get asked every week, "how come you are not on WhatsApp" or "why dont you have viber", as though they are stunned that I , of all people, have not moved that way.
My answer: I already have a phone humber that you can reach me on, and I have more text/minutes per month than I can use, have iMessage, and I use skype, so why would i need yet another system thats not integrated?
"It should go without saying that if a system that is *supposed* to provide justice, won't, then people will give up and start taking justice into their own hands. For good or ill."
as to the people who are defending the alleged offenders. sit down for 5 minutes and pretend, and I mean really imagine its reality that your mother/sister/daughter was raped and no-one was prosecuted. Close your eyes and really put yourself in that situation and then let me know you still feel the same. If you do, then i salute you sir, you are a better man than i am.
Re: Missing Windows 8 User
notice Gav didnt say the same to ukgnome......
anyway, this story is nonsense, everyone knows God gave us English when he invented us.
Re: Systems architect here
This article was like reading an autobiography.
I got around this years ago, whenever i am someplace new and get asked what I do, I say I am an Air Traffic Controller. Boom. Conversation stops right there. Except once when one of the guests turned out to be a local based Air hostess and blondely asked where I was based. I carried on and named an airport 70 miles away, but that didnt stop her. I was asked what shifts I was on, how many others were based with me, etc etc. It continued until a few people in the room could not contain the laughter and then ratted me out. Needless to say she wasnt amused and didnt talk to me the rest of the evening... so result there too.
Bloody IT ruined my life !
Re: While we're here
no explanation needed, I get the reference... my issue is that when you use it 100,000 times, article after article, it gets kinda boring.
It would be great to have writers with just a *tiny* bit more creativity in their slags.
it used never be this bad, there was a time, sniff sniff, i miss those days... witty writers, great one liners, titles WITHOUT random words capitalised...
oh holy jesus !!!
just when Anna departs and I start looking forward to some fresh writing , now we have this eejit start using the same old, same old, same old, tired and used-to-death line of "fruity company"
Re: @AC 00:38 (was: Does) @jake
"Re: @AC 00:38 (was: Does) @jake
So? You expecting applause or something?"
Jake, i am applauding you right now. In fact i think i can hear someone next door doing the same thing.
Re: Of course there is always
Bloody Apple !!!
Happy Friday !
Re: MS did not even cover pre-orders in some cases, so they could say "SOLD OUT"
"Kindly go and boil your head."
yet you still used the same format i did, to humorously illustrate a point...?
Re: MS did not even cover pre-orders in some cases, so they could say "SOLD OUT"
"even with your continued one man campaign"
make that 2 man campaign now... I am starting to agree with everything @Eadon says now.
The dog in the street can see all this for what it is.
Re: MS copies Apple's release once a year OS update strategy
@eadon .. exactly what i was thinking. to a "T"
although the "Blue" codename could be a refernece tonthe type of screen you will get even more used to seeing.
Naming Fail !!
missed an opportunity?
maybe the people who wanted to link to you wanted to make contact to possibly do business?
kinda like not answering the phone if its not an existing contact. They might be asking about new business.
"Anna is the office's official Apple fan"
at least ye have a sense of humour!
But on the story, i think they have it all wrong... Apple buyers are the ones who have more money and can afford the elite items
Its the poor bastards who have to buy the iPhone knockoffs like Android that need to get the discount, they are ones who cant afford to buy Apple kit and have to make do with el cheapo alternatives. Bless their souls, they deserve the discount much more...
Re: Is it good or bad?
easy way to get rid of crabs is to rub sugar into your affected regions
it rots their teeth....
I did hear a story once about a local guy who decided the DIY way to remove them was a good old burn-em-out, rubbed in some petrol and .... lets just say a night in A&E and a few days wrapped up so he could get on with writing his Darwin Award runner-up speech
what do you expect from Anna?
publicly hates apple, but cant help but put their name in her story headlines to get more hits.
Whether you love or hate Apple, you cant help but be disgusted by the amateur journalism displayed by her dependance on them for clicks.
Next story Title : BMW sell TONNES more cars than APPLE ! Cupertino just CANNOT win.
Re: Batttery on the HULC goes flat? One hour??
"are intended for rear area duties"
oh sir !!!
Re: What the spider is thinking
maybe the spider wanted to take a picture of it and email it to david thorne, in payment for a bill he owed?
or maybe he was just lonely and wanted a mate, same as humans do... http://www.realdoll.com
Happy Christmas Everyone
just to point out its NOT a Virus.... so no, OS X has not been hit with a virus that exploits a security hole.
I could be argued that this isnt even a trojan as it doesnt do anything when installed.
Its simply a social engineering trick, like someone ringing your doorbell and asking for you number for a chance to "Win 10 Million"
Of course all the Windows users would start rattling on about a "virus" because they are already dumb enough to use windows, how could they have enough cells up top, to know the difference?
I have a working remote control k9, voice prompts, ears wiggling, nose probe extends.
i love it. herself hates it
"I'd just pull out. You can't sell that much in a country full of inbred catholics and drug dealers."
Typical iPhone owner, hasn't got a clue. Siri giving you a baised view of the world again?
Your phone doesn't make you clever clearly.
"Never owned an iPhone and my current phone is android based, penis."
^^^ Explains alot !!
recently out with some pals in my cousins bar and messing with SIri (yeah, sad huh). Tried that one and it gave the bar I was in a listing for Escort Agencies. Had to ask my cuz if he had a new line of business going.
Provided a good laugh for all the family when I sent the screenshot on, although most replies i got were asking why I was looking for a hooker in the first place !! lol
It actually listed all local bars and cafe's, so it looks like it classed every public house as a brothel.
Doesnt do it anymore though...
nice try Reg
Mauve !!! , a if we would ever believe that a colour called "Mauve" existed !! ha
Good one !
Re: Yes, there is a lot of hyperbole about Jobs...
have to agree. Someone needs to take Anna aside on this one.
Her opinion is one thing , but this is complete and utter horrific disrespect. No-one deserves to have an article written about them like this, not matter what the small minded views of the author are.
Anna, it appears your only legacy will be known for spite and very bad taste in humour. Definitely not any bit of decency.
Australian government issue a directive to block access to Facebook in Oz.
That'll make Zuck sit up and take note, Bitch !
What if, just what if, they have the wrong man?? he is ruined forever now.
bet if you stuck up a few hate pages on Zuck himself, it would be gone within minutes.
whether you like people queuing or not , or even the media attention, none of it has a direct negative influence on your life, its not a tax or a removal of choices. So by berate them for what they want to do.
Should they be allowed to degrade you for your choices?
live and let live, if they are not affecting you.
The fact that a guy with a megaphone arrives and tries to force his opinion on others is total madness, akin to religious cultism. You, your opinion and values are WRONG, mine are RIGHT.
If he feels that strongly about the issues he raised let him take it up at corporate and govenrment level instead of giving the appearance of a nut-job
no sympathy here
"Business owners in particular were peeved"
Any "business owner" who relies on a free email service should just be laughed at ( and i include gmail, hotmail, etc in that)
and to everyone else... its a FREE service FFS, so what if its offline for a few hours in the year.. No one died. Most of us on these forums are in the tech industry... computer/software/connections break. All the time. Fact of life. nothing is 100%. get over it!
ahh, whats the use, no one listens
Re: Two outcomes possible:
just wondering... and maybe you might be able to give help here, but when has this happened in the past?
For example, did apple claim they invented the mp3 player and ask other to stop? or the phone for that matter.
From where i stand, they only claimed ownership of the 'way' they did it (interface, design etc) and wanted others to not blantantly copy that.
i think most who have ever invented/designed/created understand this, others, not so.
Any chance you could spend some time and money on an idea and when you have it, send me on the draft work so i can make money? How could you say no to that??? ;-)
am i wrong?
Re: Copying is ok when we do it
no, only when there isnt a patent on it already.
if the idea was so good in the first place, let the person who invented it try patent it, if possible. If they dont, then , yeah, copy awayand if you can improve it, all the better. But if they do patent it, then no, dont copy it.
if Pandora have a patent on any of this, then let hope they get the licence fees or protect that patent.
Not too hard to get your head around really.
Re: Back to Front
holy crap , do people still debate this nonsense??
simple test: put normal glass on the front of your phone , like drinking glass glass, or window glass. Drop it. See how easy it break.
Now compare that to how (not-so-) easy the toughened glass on phones breaks. Big difference.
There is not much difference in my part of the world to the % of people who own different types of phones that have broken the screens. If you *hear* of more iphones broken, then just check the propportion of users you know who use X phone. Colletate the data.
And people sue Apple more than others becasue they are the perceived cash-cow at the moment.... this has always been the way since the beginning of time. Target where you are most likely to get the reward.
OR, simply continue wasting the day away making pointless IF, ANDs and BUTS and throw cop on out the window.
I wonder does Bruce have the same attitude to the copyright laws protecting his movies? Is it ok for me to pass it on to people once I have watched it?
Might get a different answer to that
removing java was a brilliant move. I woud say 99% of users we support never need java, so having it there just left a vector of attack. No one I know even knew it was there beforehand or what it was except a few programmers.
I need java for 1 system i use and so, after upgrading to 10.8, i simply installed it again, and am aware of potential issues with it.
why are people so bent out of shape on this? Need it , install it. Simple.
more like the writer missed the point
the analogy with Porsche might have more of a point if Porsche had a clear market share lead in the auto industry and were losing it hand over fist to others, as BB are now doing.
maybe thats why they are being written off by experts? Surely if BBM was such a big asset, the market share would be going up?
Re: water levels
surely we could just build a big pipe to a huge resevoir in the middle of Africa/America/China and store the extra water there?
There, thats the rising ocean levels sorted.
And if theres still too much, we could load it on a rocket and send it to the moon.
i'm 6 and a half and this is all my own work.
oh and IMHO, you need about 300 years of data to accurately predict what a planet might do in its natural cycles...
agree with everything you said except the first, middle and last bit, they were nonsense
the computer said leave it near steam, so the girls decided to take the laptop to the shower, AND have a shower themselves at the same time, AND position the laptop camera to point straight at them?
Re: It is just iChat really
even if you dont have an iphone or ipad, what wrong with using iMessage to communicate with all the people you know who DO have one??
and can you not set your status in iMessage or simply ignore the cal if you dont want to be interrupted? no one knows if you are sitting at the desk.
Re: "it’s hard to argue that it’s still the best."
You know, you can compare a $2 bottle of wine to a $40 bottle and argue that they are both liquid, both in glass, both contain alcohol, so why waste the money? other people just look and think "uncultured cheapskate"
i'll bet you are NOT the guy who tell their mates to buy in Aldi, drive a skoda, get everything in the bargain basement, but yet, you will berate others for choosing quality in a computer.
Re: Climate BOLLOX
"NOT ONE PAPER has been published in a peer-reviewed journal that states that AGCC is not taking place."
Not one paper has been published in a peer-reviewed journal that states that the under-pants gnomes are not stealing all our underpants at night
So we must believe that it is happening.
i have been saying this for years. Climate change is utter crap. Its the Planet being; (shock) A PLANET
Read This: http://climateaudit.org/2005/11/18/archaeological-finds-in-retreating-swiss-glacier/
So there was no glacier there thousands of years ago. Now that its melting, the nutjobs say that its because of global warming, conveniently ignoring that it wasnt there to begin with, then it came and now its gone again. See the pattern? A "CYCLE"
Climate Change should be classed as a nutjob Religious Cult at this stage. Belief based on no facts and make up / change history to suit what propaganda you want to push, but ignore logic...
what a load of absolute crap.
i'll ge this one lads, ye paid for the last one...
did i read/understand this wrong?
"will test remote authentication techniques allowing networks who don't even have networks to offer network connectivity."
So the network who doesnt have a network will offer a network connection? How does that work?
Re: small point...
" Nobody said "Foxconn rebrander" "
yep, fully aware of that, which is why I said that Ms Leach loves the term. and the ref to Foxconn being the iPad maker in this article taking it a step further. too advanced for you?
no, dont have to read it, you are right, just like you didnt need to read my comment or reply to it. Gun to your head?
"iPhone and iPad maker Foxconn"
i know Ms Leach loves the rebranding thing, but isnt that taking it a bit too far??
Foxconn provide a supplier chain service to loads of companies, but this Bridy New Site doesnt ever refer to any Sony/Dell/Huawei/NokiaSamsung/etc gear as being from the "maker Foxconn"
Seriously guys, the humour in this has been beaten to death, the living shit kicked out of it. Are there any writer left in Reg Land with more of a bird brain that your logo to come up with new lines? One a year will do.
Re: No answer for 1m Android activations every day then..
how many of those activations are actually a reinstall of the OS and not a new user?
we'll never know.
anyway, techies still dont get it. turnover = vanity, profit = sanity. Market share doesnt actaully really matter if you are making most of the money
well this is progress at least.. the negative comments from the last articles must have struck a chord with Anna. One entire article without saying anything about "fruity firm" or foxconn.
This Birdy News Site might actually have someone in charge with enough sense to order copy and paste hacks to make more of an effort. Although she couldnt just write a normal piece without trying to pop in some little dig. Bitter much Anna?
Happen to agree though, tablets in 2003 would have failed. its well known Apple started dev of the tablet before 2003 and then decided that it wasnt where things were at and switched to the phone. Clever move instead of trying to ram a crap device down consumers throats. (queue the quips about all the other apple products... :-) )
But i suppose Anna's point is that he was proven sooooo wrong 7 years later. lol. Take that Steve. You fail!
I thought Ireland was bad for begrudgery!! this is getting commical.
Re: Situation normal
Yes, this Birdy News Site manages to sagnate a bit more every day.
How long before Anna gets her pink slip? Any chance of you "flopping", Anna, and doing an about turn on writing the same stuff every day. Stale. Stale. Stale.
Dont need to admit you are wrong, just do it differently and we will take that as an admission from you.
I am sure you can admit you are wrong.. havent seen it, but what do we know?
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