478 posts • joined Wednesday 25th July 2007 16:51 GMT
Re: US Govt wins....
If Apple have to repatriate some of their overseas loot (unlikely I know, but if the fine is big enough....) to pay the fine, the icing on the cake will be having to pay the tax they're avoiding by leaving it abroad.
Re: Lager is near frozen gnats urine. It is NOT beer
The ghastly fizz masquerading as lager sold in pubs and clubs is made deliberately tasteless in order to not frighten the children who drink it.
Real lager is truly delightful, bettered only by real beer.
Let's hope the patent courts
remember that Apple is an Irish company.
The accountants are better than the lawmakers
IF (process is illegal) THEN PROSECUTE ELSE STFU
It was The Clangers
A pressure cooker accident with a new batch of Blue String Soup.
Let them print their guns
Hopefully they'll fire them as well.
Evolution in action. It's amazing how many Darwin Awards involve Americans, guns and alcohol.
Re: which class would that be then?
"presumably the class of people who don't want to pay 30 quid a month on a smartphone contract, but can easily afford spend half of that on a 15 min journey getting from A to B?"
I have a £5 per month contract without data, as I use my phone for making phone calls and, er, that's it.
It can be done, you know.
Re: Justice and The Law
Any time the victim ends up demanding a lottery win sized payday to fight the injustice, we all
The EU should take a leaf out the USA's book.....
........... and impose ridiculously huge fines on 'foreign' companies like the US did with BP, Barclays et al
A five beeeellion euro fine might make then rethink their attitude to local laws.
Re: The first photo from Mars
It's a level from Lemmings
Re: At least they haven't chosen the ludicrous Hawkeye...
The Scottish FA have chosen it.
It'll be known as Hawkeye the noo
Just remember you're a journalist...
.... and when you get pestered ask them what they'd like you to write about .
"If I sell you a car and it has a 12 year paint warranty and after 3 years the paint begins to peel the manufacturer can't say 'ah we cannot fix this under the warranty because you left the car out in the rain'."
"You can see why those working for accountancy firms are millionaires."
You can also see why they succeed. These 'cream of the crop' accountants are up against those employed by HMRC, who are paid from the public purse, and we all know that everybody screams and froths at the mouth when any civil servant is paid more than poverty wages,
It's like a team of £100k per week footballers playing a team on £100 per week.
Re: according to my parsing...
Bing gives -(4^(1 / 4)) = -1.41421356, Yahoo doesn't know and Ask Jeeves is "currently experiencing an unusually large number of Web searches. Please try your search again."
Re: Its not merely Australia...
Indeed it is, but unlike the corrupt financial black hole that is the EU, the Aussie gummint is doing something about it.
What's the betting
the analysis shows the rock is made of the same stuff as the drill bit ;)
That's three of us then
A square is a rectangle.
Re: So who gave this Librarian so much power,anyway ?
Re: Not infrared
"It's not infrared it's near infrared. Still visible light, which is why you can still see it in the photo above. "
Point you TV remote control at you mobile telephone's camera and you'll see why you're wrong.
Re: "Mercury-rich devices like thermometers and blood pressure meters..."
My diabetic nurse has recently started using a fully automatic BP meter, when I asked her why she replied to the effect that it's to stop her forearm becoming like Popeye's. When you're taking dozens of readings per day, the manually pumped ones get a bit wearisome.
Re: Ok, so who do all my base belong to now?
Travelling at the speed of tectonic drift would be an improvement......
Is it possible...
.... that the universe is not old enough to be homogeneous? That it's lumpy because it's still sorting itself out?
Give it another squillion years and it'll be fine.
When they "suddenly adjust the magnetic field...."
.... what do they mean by 'suddenly'?
Re: Break even
"....This will then contribute to the economy........."
Not after they've paid a Lichtenstein company for their logo they won't...........
How do know if someone has an iPhone?
They tell you.
I'd love it if
an early 'victim' of this were the Chinese manufacturers of ooh, let's see, how about an overpriced and overrated mobile telephone beloved of USA gadget freaks.
Re: I have a memory of Sir Patrick chastising someone for saying it was a xylophone.
Xylophone = wood+sound.
Glockenspiel = Bells+play
If anyone's ashes deserve to be scattered in the cosmos it's those of Sir Patrick Caldwell-Moore.
Note to beancounters
This is what happens when you build to a specification, not a price.
Do any of the foaming tendency have an ISA? Or Premium Bonds? Contribute to a private pension?
Where's your sense of moral outrage now?
Re: Simple Solution...
He's not a prisoner. He can leave whenever he likes.
He's not being held prisoner, he's not being prevented from leaving and seeking medical help.
He does however set his own priorities.
Even better if this were to be done while not sitting in Starbux.
Google's part in all this?
Isn't linking to torrent sites which host copyright material and make it available for download also an offence?
Re: "Double Irish Dutch Sandwitch"
Re: Leap Seconds
"DST is solely about getting more daylight hours during the summer"
So how do we do that?
"YouView has no intention of changing its name. This matter is complex and subject to a number of on-going legal actions and will be settled in the courts."
In other words, let's see who has the deepest pockets.
Being offended doesn't make you right
Re: right to know?
They are announced. The problem here is the shares took off before the announcement.
Almost as if those in the know were cashing in.
Re: Get what they deserve.
Or for presuming that violence is an acceptable answer.
Or for despite being "13 provable generations English", not knowing the difference between 'have' and 'of'.
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