34 posts • joined Friday 23rd March 2012 12:15 GMT
From what I've been reading, because the PS4 isn't region specific the Aussies can order if from the US for cost price plus $15 delivery, which would make it cheaper there than in most US states when tax is taken into account. Amazon has confirmed it will ship to Australia.
The Xbone is region specific, which would make it difficult to do the same
These megacorps spend half their time lobbying governments for tax breaks, reductions and law changes. Then they turn round and blame governments for the tax laws.
The government gets the tax companies who work for these corporation in to consult on new laws..while at the same time letting these tax giants know the loopholes before to "add value" to their services.
The whole thing is a sham
Re: Yeah.. I'm kind of with you on this..
I think the overheads for games is tiny anyway in comparison to the end price.
The thing that gets me is that because of the restrictions in second hand games..2nd hand games will be 90% of the purchase price of a new game..people will be a lot more focused on games they want, and that will lead to hyped-up blockbusters and big marketers getting the vast majority of the custom. Welcome to Xbox One, we have CoD, FIFA AND Forza, all you'll ever need!
OK it's a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much
I've seen nothing at all that makes me want either the One or the PS4
I'll be honest. From my perspective an ecosystem is not too important. I have had an Android phone for the last couple of years and the amount of apps I've downloaded is negligible...under ten anyway. Of those I've used a couple regularly and some I have not used at all. Make calls, take good pics and browse quickly are my priorities.
I would like to try the 925 to see how the Windows phone operates. At the moment my next phone is the HTC One, but I'd be open to persuasion
Re: Thank the stars she privatised BT...
That saved the car industry!
Re: Continue to believe the Norks are stupid at your own peril:
I'm very dubious. The OIRA was almost irrelevant by the early 70s.
Though good churchgoing communists are not unusual. Just look at Cuba http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17509340
Re: Fingers crossed...
£10m of improvements
Trolling us and getting a shedload of views and comments? It's fun to watch
Re: The way that it actually works...
Or get a job as a programmer and outsource your job to China so you can work on your own project
It's a strange one. As far as I know Intel has never gone out and actively looked for subcontract deals, so you could be right. Also Altera have fallen quite a bit behind Xilinx in both performance and the roll out of new geometries.
FPGAs are the easiest chips to manufacture after memory as they tend to be a repetative pattern. Often foundries use FPGAs as the proving technologies for new geometries because of it.
Re: If this passed there will be a massive rise in the price of ...
There will be a massive expansion in the number of expensive "crossover" from arts to STEM courses that are not worth the parchment they are printed on you mean?
Re: I'm quite left leaning...
I can't see that at all. The people they are talking about would have probably already paid a fortune to study in the US, either that or be the best of the best from their country to get scholarships. I don't think they'd settle for being a BOFH. If they don't get a good US job, they'd probably head back home and use parental money and influence to get a dream job in country of origin.
I also travel a quite frequently to Slicon Valley, and the number of immigrant start-up owners I meet is unbelievable, especially those from India and China. So those guys end up employing STEM grads in well paying positions, reather than replacing local labour
Re: follow up
According to this they have already paid a lot back, and are still 82% owned by the government http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9245088/RBS-on-path-to-recover-as-it-pays-off-bail-out-loans.html
Re: Yet More Places to run this?
You may have read that Farnell has sold 500k. RS and the other smaller distis must have sold about a similar amount
I might give FF another go. It was the first thing I installed when I got my HTC desire, which was at the time the state of the art Android phone..and the first thing deleted after shuddering along trying to load pages. I use Opera at themoment on my Razr, but that's no great shakes either. I may try naked browser mentioned above
Why kid yourself it doesn't happen elsewhere?
Re: Sounds like....
Agree with you there. Most HR are only interested in finding drones who will fit in with their idea of what corporate culture should look like. Anyone who looks like they have an opinion that would be outside the corporate norm is instantly disgarded. They usually end up stagnating in a working day comprising totally of meetings where they connect with each other, affirming and sharing each others' out of the box, blue sky thinking...which generally turns out to be exactly the same as old style thinking with a few extra bells and whistles.
Re: Neat, but not quite the first
That is a nice link, thanks. There was good video on the site showing the sensor in action.
I think the main difference is the substance in the article is formable into any shape, as opposed to a printed strip.
noo I didnt get a badge
One of the problems withbadges is that people write any old inane crap to get to the highest level. Quantity over quality every time
Ooh did I get a badge?
We had to do our own appraisals and then the management came told us why we were wrong in our assesment. I had to set my own targets which I made sure were easy
Re: It's the wrong discussion
That would be good. If the Australian government reduced corporate to Ireland's rate then Google could miss out that step and syphon the cash directly to Holland in royalties which would save legal and accountancy fees and enable them to have an even larger pile of dosh sitting in the Carribean?
Re: The title is no longer required
I have to set this up soon. I'm a member of a non techy forum and there is a 15 page thread on this. Seems to be simple to set up, fast and reliable.
Maybe an idea for a reg article?
I have occasional problems streaming, but nothing critical. I do find it funny when I'm downloading a big file like a ame upgrade. It can sit at 48mbs for a couple of minutes then drop off to slower than dial up for 10 minutes and then keep repeating the same pattern
MS were pushing this as the same price as an iPad but with double the memory, so I can see a point if the guy is getting it with the same free space as the iPad
America has Labor laws..since when?
I'd love this to happen.
Played Elite, Frontier and EVE and love the genre. I understand the criticism of Eve here, but I had a great time for about 4 years. Made some great friends from round the world and had some brilliant experiences. I think the best was the corps first PVP kill against a wartarget. There were 5 of us literally screaming like little girls on voice and when the ship went down it was pandemonium. After that I could barely speak for an hour as my jaw had locked through the stress of it. No other game has made me feel like that.
Re: US does cost more but most of the world doesn't
I read before, and I'm not sure if its true, that when the US allocated mobile phone numbers they didn't make them significantly different to home phone numbers, with the area code etc. So then they were forced to charge similar prices for calls as they did for home phones, so all local calls were free. If it is true the extortionate data rates are probably trying to claw some of that money back
I hate the Superhub, even in modem mode it cuts the router off quite frequently. My 50MB is less than 0.5mb wireless in the next room of a fairly new flat, even in router mode. It's funny I live in a block of flats and the signal from the next room turns up near the bottom of a list of 20 signals sorted by strength
My guess is that the new release is 1G/s over a standard protocol, where the last one was straight ones and zeros. There is usually some qualifying statement
Nice pun though!
Apple also use Samsung chips, and chips fabbed by Samsung.
Anyways did you miss the big bit about Samsung being the major shareholder in Seagate?
Things are improving over there. Foxconns profits dropped a bit despite more business, mainly because of the increase staff benefits they were forced to provide
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