29 posts • joined Friday 8th February 2013 04:42 GMT
Clearly not abiding by the spirit.
I love the partisan bickering Americans use to get stuck into each other.
Hey this random company avoids paying tax "legally" but clearly with a loose connection to ethical behaviour. What is the response, YOU TAX TOO MUCH/ THESE PEOPLE ARE CROOKS/ IT IS LEGAL SO WHY WOULDNT THEY? / TAX IS THEFT!
reality? Politicians have screwed you and these same politicians are now protesting loudly in public about how those darned companies use these various loop holes inserted for this exact reason, by aforementioned politicians in return for campaign contributions.
Easy fix? Clean out loopholes, create a taxation rule that states any U.S. company that uses transfer pricing, et al - must pay a total tax burden of 35% subtracting tax that is paid overseas. So if they pay 10% in Timbuktu then they must pay 25% to repatriate the wealth to U.S./international shores. Everyone gets paid, it nullifies dodgy tax structures and we can all go back to discussing the merits of their overpriced hardware or widgets...
Then we can all have a beer on the house...
Re: @Avalanche - Desktop 'dumped'?
Call yourself nerds?
Step 1. Create Calendar entry, where by desktop is opened by default on startup.
Step 2. Laugh at silly people who whinge without googling their issue.
Step 3. Crack a joke about Linux while enjoying a smoother, better windows experience. ;-)
Step 4. Have a brewski.
Re: MSFT the Value Destroyer
"Hi Siri, Did Apple invent you?"
"Actually no. I was made by another company and partially funded by the American Government and bought by Apple."
Wake up and smell the coffee, All big Tech companies buy smaller tech companies for their outside-box-thinking and small firm intellectual mobility. It is how it is done.
what is apple looking for?
Search term - "iOS ripped OS?" ,
"things we blatantly copied from apple.doc"?,
"Rubber band effect"
"Apple are jokers and now we have stolen their shit"
Srsly. Go back to "innovating" apple.
So.. First they must find out the location of German customers in order to know that they shouldn't have that location information...
in other news..
People buy less iMac's, sales in Macbook Airs are up.
Realistically.... Corel must be pumped... Not that they have any reason to be... ;-)
I am what some would call a young man. I know my 5ths 9ths and plenty more. I also know how to make tearing digital sounds, analog sounds, tape sounds, tube sounds and more. They are all artistic timbres that have value and can be a lot of fun.
The problem you have mate, is you are stuck in the past. Mainstream electronic music is not where the best electronic music lives. It is pop music. The best music is underground and niche. That is the era we live in.
There are plenty of amazing electronic music's out there that are truly forward thinking and while it may not fit your definition of musicianship... just because you can play a keyboard or talk in jazz harmony... Doesn't mean you are any good.
Many of these kids can transport you musically into a realm of pure imagination and experimentation and that is because of the power of the laptop/desktop.
Kids will run rings around you... And u won't even know what happened.
Re: Who is Asus? Who is HP? Who is Dell? Who is Acer?
Never worked in an enterprise environment huh...
Sony is truly terrible. MS make software and apple don't actually... Well, bootcamp is stoopid and they don't make tablets/hybrids capable of touch win8.
"Anyone who has ever had to deal with the byzantine wage and work systems that exist in Australia, constructed by the powerful trade unions for the very purpose of being viciously complex (and thus open to rorting) will be able to nod knowingly at this article."
Yeah sure, because in an age of ever increasing CEO salaries, parliamentary super for life and a failure of the executive to put in place a system of payroll that works... It is definitely the unions fault.
Way to draw a long bow.
Maybe just stick to bitching about IBM. After all it was not the unions who got paid 400 million for a broken system.
"How do they expect to get the HFC/copper off Telstra.. Do they have enough lawyers?"
I would like asked,
How much of the savings are actually costs passed on to the end user? So you save 15 billion and cost the public purse 30 billion, etc.
At what point does it become cost effective to replace the copper with fibre?
How are they going to control cost overruns?
When will fttp be implemented assuming the coalition is still in power at the time?
Who do they envision will buy a wholesale network that is hamstrung in that it is blocked from the end customer..?
How do they expect retail competition in the bush, when you are locking in a monopoly wholesaler/retailer?
How do they expect to get the HFC/copper of Telstra.. Do they have enough lawyers?
Re: Poor, poor operators
Sigh. Maybe instead of wasting their money on this random shit, the operators could... I dunno, maybe build a decent network and stop their predatory pricing. Then, maybe then, they might get some customer loyalty.
As to Facebook, whaddya want to bet that this will mean they won't ever fix their shitty android app. Worst app ever... Well, second worst after apple maps...
malcolm turnbull is an idiot.
Nbn IS NOT THE TELSTRA MODEL. Telstra is a wholesaler AND a retailer. Which creates conflict
it is a wholesaler with various agreements on quality assurance.
The coalitions policy is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
haven't they ever heard the axiom "do it right the first time".
Using copper for the last mile is like saying.. Bitumen on a side road. Bah! Gravel has done the job since the Romans why do we need fancy bitumen. This is a short fix which hides the fact he is going to have to place fttp eventually. Just not now, and for more money. There are excellent articles that prove unequivocally that the coalitions policy costs more cover time. They are just hiding the numbers. This is a vast abdication of forethought and future proofing, for a cheap headline. By changing the policy the coalition virtually wipes out the benefits of the nbn because 25mbps is just not the same as 100mbps.
Lastly, with Google rolling out gigabit fibre successfully this kind of bullshit is shown for what it is. Shortsighted and ignorant.
Re: @Shane Kent - danny 14
Dumbest thing I have heard yet... Try this genius... Press start button, type in first letters of program/app name, press enter.
Then once you are done, hand in your nerd credentials at the desk. I mean seriously, you are talking about an OS that children are able able to use.
newspapers have stakeholders too.
To say "free press" is a misnomer in today's capitalist world. Almost every press organisation has shareholders, employers and readers. You are not free, you are bound to the interests of those stakeholders. The public clearly thinks the press has lost its moral high ground so an effort is coming in to place to force you to find and counter those other pressures. Now don't get me wrong, The Register (while snarky at times) seems to have a fairly decent moral compass the same can not be said of many publications. It seems unreasonable to shout 4th estate as many large print organisations are run (often at a loss) because of the power of propaganda.
If the 4th estate was efficient at self regulation we wouldn't be hearing the same lies over and over. There would have been an internal reckoning. Instead the indoctrination of the new into the culture of the "pure" motives of journalism has allowed to moral compass to move off true north.
Sherlock, because y'all need to take a good hard look at reality...
the next big thang...
As a muso, SoundCloud is a platform that works from community good will and is great if you want to colab or host original music. I get plays from all over the world, have no marketing cost, and enjoy membership to a community of artists. All for free or a little extra. Add social media connectivity, DRM and CC licensing and you get an amazing platform.
Hard to beat that, but they seem to be trying to and heading down a possibly dubious path.
I just hope they dont ruin it for the average punter.
Re: Don't let this happen to iOS devices...
OK... I'll bite.
1. Nothing to do with this article.
2. Most of that malware is circulating in China and is focused at non-google branded devices. So.. For example, a nexus 7 is fine, and finally if you stay on safe android stores such as the play store the worst problem you are likely to have is some adware. As compared to iOS app store were you are likely to contract a bad case of the up-yourself-itis or perhaps a severe case of infection from the closed-mindedness strain of the jerkwad disease.
Reality distortion field much?
The "wisdom" goes that a phone needs more pixels because it is closer to your face. Ever notice that the iPhone has a higher pixel density than the iPad (320ish vs 230ish) but they are both "retina" displays. This is because the iPad is meant to be used on a table.. Say about .50 MTR away rather than the .2mtr away iPhone. They both (according to the apple reality distortion field) are supposed to be pixel less and amazeballs.. But one is definitely inferior. That is why manufacturers of the screens are running common display sizes at that pixel count 1366x768. Also add in a completely shithouse Intel 4000 GPU running the show. It performs better at 768p. Ever notice the nicer screens generally have a GPU card running the show?
Basically, ultra books are going to continue to be average (at best) until Haswell changes the game up a bit.
Re: Symptomatic of a bigger problem
Correction: two major OSs and a host of Linux ones... Which all run on x64 either which way
Re: Symptomatic of a bigger problem
Homer1 -"Really the only mistake HP (and Dell and others) made was they failed to diversify away from the PC market earlier, stubbornly clinging to the PC for some mysterious reason (which I'd guess had more than a little to do with coercion from Microsoft). Well, look where that got them."
You do realise that PCs will be around for many years to come right? If you want to get serious work done there are only two viable OSs and no others on the horizon. Add to that Apple's stubborn insistence to ONLY target the super premium market means that there will always be a space for companies like HP to sell their business wares.
What we are seeing is the collapse in the consumer PC market which will stabilise because there is a limit to what mobile computing can accomplish. All up though a lot of these companies are seeing their net worth decrease on the back of much depleted futures earnings. No CEO wants to be in charge when that happens.
As for autonomy et al. It seems pretty clear the Meg Whitman is uncovering some dodgy shit from the previous cadre of CEOs and board members who were... Not well equipped for the post iPad era. Grasping at straws is another way of saying it. I just wished they could refocuse on building a decent tablet.
Shame it isn't dual core
Looks like a nice cheap tablet. Got some cool things in it. I am still surprised that even cheaper tablets don't have better front facing cams for video conferencing. Especially HP. Would rather they had the VGA looking out and 3.1mp looking in.
still... Good to see the prices continue to drop.
A real shame about the single core though. Even my android mini-pc has a dual core.
Everyone's looking for the next form factor... The next demographic shift. Yet, the average consumer still hasn't caught up with the last one.
Eadon. Unfortunately for you, Microsoft will continue on. Well past your inevitable rage based heart attack.
same old BS
I live in an outer suburban residential area of Melbourne and due to the low population density.. Irrelevant to the relative affluence(liberal dominated)... We have been stuck in pre-2005 adsl 2 speeds. Max250k - Due to the fact that the node is so far away "ADSL is well... The problem". I for one am sick of the second class treatment that we and many others get. Also I am sick of people like Turnbull the cheap, short changing the many people like us that end up getting the short straw... Cause, why would you bother, right? I for one am keen and willing to wait to get the kind of broadband speeds that everyone else takes for granted. It is not about getting gigabit internet. It is about getting a reliable 25mb/s which will never happen with FTTN. So please... Wake up Australia. And be patient. A good network, takes time. Stop trying to rush it. ffs. And just deal with your paltry 8-25mbps. *cue eye rolling*
PS. As a content creator, I look forward to the day when we can distribute (reliably) to the masses content at about 25-50mb/s. That day is coming very soon.
Re: MS Surface pro FAIL
Oh, this tired argument... Here is an alternate view of the world which does not work for Tim Cook and the rest of APPLE COs religious fan base.
Xerox -> Mac ui
Arm = not an apple company
Move into hardware consumer devices -- Xbox -> duh.. iPod.
Star trek -> iPad
retail -> app store
Napster -> iTunes
Android notifications -> Apple notifications
Blackberry -> iPhone
Firefox search bar -> safari search bar.
calvin Klein targets super premium-> Apple targets super premium
ALMOST ANY HARDWARE EVER -> Apple
x86 desktop -> x86 desktop
Touchscreen UI desktop environment -> *future* touchscreen desktop environment
Everyone copies everyone. At least everyone else is honest about it and doesn't pretend they are some how special to anyone but their mummies :-)
Plenty of office workers want a proper desktop experience, know windows fairly well and don't want to learn a new OS. If it wasn't for the crappy battery life the surface pro would be a home run because the idea of a mobile computer/tablet with 8 hrs battery, running office and satisfying IT security needs is a winner. For business people anyway.
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