* Posts by TomG

108 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010

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In hilariously petulant move, Apple shuts Texas stores and reopens them few miles down the road – for patent reasons

TomG

Re: Perhaps an empty gesture

I am rather sure the state does not make any money from Federal courts.

TomG

Re: Makes perfect sense to me

The people of East Texas have nothing to do with the presence of Federal courts. Their location is determined by the Federal government, based on population and distance. The closest it comes to being "the people of East Texas" is the 12 people in a jury trial. Similar to the court in California that caters to liberals.

Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn't obviate evidence

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Re: What was he thinking

No, unless the Judge says it does.

TomG

Re: Why in the name of god...

Finally, someone said something that could be blamed on the Democrats.

Amid polar vortex... Honeywell gets frosty reception after remote smart thermostat tech freezes up for a week

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Re: Winter drawers on

yes

You think election meddling is bad now? Buckle up for 2020, US intel chief tells Congress

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Re: I'm not quite sure why this is surprising...

In addition to the Military Industrial Complex, you can add the countries that don't want to provide for their own defense, instead, letting the USA provide it. Preferring to use their revenue (and aid from the USA) to pay for their social programs.

TomG

Anytime you see the word "democracy" used to describe the governmental system of the USA you should mentally replace that word with the word"republic". The President and Vice President ARE NOT elected by the people. They are elected by the Electors in the Electoral College. This is an effective constraint placed in the Constitution by the founding fathers. If this procedure were to be removed and the election of the President and Vice President were determined by direct voting, the five large states would rule the voting. The Electoral College gives the smaller states (in population) some influence.

Fake news? More like ache news. Grandma, grampa 'more likely' to share made-up articles during US election

TomG

Re: Don't believe ANY of it

And, you are going to tell me that you knew/know every DEC salesman personally.

TomG

Re: Don't believe ANY of it

Or, he could have been repeating what some VAX 11/782 salesman had told him.

TomG

Re: Where did they get these people?

Wisdom seems to be at its lowest, age adjusted for experience, about 35. It then rises until age 60, then levels off until about 75. About 75 most oldsters just don't care what the rest of the world thinks and will just say, or repeat, whatever will get the desired reaction. This is based on my personal experience and does not represent the results of any scientific study.

TomG

Re: Respect my authoritay

You should never hit your Grandma. Remember, she was instrumental in you being able to post here.

Microsoft vows to destroy Office, er, offices: Campus to be demolished and rebuilt

TomG

Re: I guess it must just be me...

You are not by yourself. Now using Windows 10 Pro successfully. If this is because I am lucky, why won't this luck transfer to my Lottery picks?

Your mates vape. Your boss quit smoking. You promised to quit in 2019. But how will Big Tobacco give it up?

TomG

Re: Look out

An upvote for reintroducing the world to Jean Martinet.

TomG

Re: Look out

"If teens start vaping instead of smoking ciggs,that's not retrograde." So, you are saying if someone beats you senseless rather than kill you, that's not retrograde? Perhaps a better word could have been used. Going from any type of non-addiction to addiction is not good.

Ticketmaster tells customer it's not at fault for site's Magecart malware pwnage

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Re: Offsite scripts GAH!

Had to read it three times, adding punctuation, before it made sense. Punctuation has a purpose, use it.

Funnily enough, China fuming, senator cheering after Huawei CFO cuffed by Canadian cops at Uncle Sam's request

TomG

I am sure everyone, including commercial interest, must comply with the rules and regulations of the country in which they are operating.

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

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Re: Not just O2

That infinitesimal fraction may have resulted in deaths. The fact that the number is infinitesimal is small comfort to the deceased person loved ones. Yes, a functioning land line has its use.

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording

TomG

Re: Too much LOVE can kill you, they say. Who knows?

Downvoted You because You Made Too Much/Not Enough Sense. BTW, I Hope You Didn't Wear Out Your Caps Lock Key!

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

TomG

We try to be.

TomG

Re: A billion here, a billion there...

From some of the comments Ms. Cortez has made, she seems as smart(dumb) as a bag of rocks. She will be a millionaire by the end of her term as she will be easily bought.

Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here

TomG

Re: I can see Apple's point...

I downvoted your post because you seem to have a problem with dogs.

Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)

TomG

I see you made the mistake of saying something that could be construed as being favorable to Microsoft. You should know that will get you a lot of downvotes.

'He must be stopped': Missouri candidate's children tell voters he's basically an asshat

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Re: Modern take on that poem

Frequently right, but not inevitable.

TomG

Re: "his comments had been taken out of context"

Hitler was a monster, a truly evil person. I have heard that he made the trains run on time. So, I guess, to the people that wanted the trains to run on time, he was right.

TomG

I don't agree with everything you said, but I agree with enough that I will give you an upvote.

TomG

Re: It's just not that hard to figure it out

The biggest problem in America (USA) is the Democratic Party.

TomG

Re: It's just not that hard to figure it out

Trump got elected because the other choice was much worse. BTW, the civil war ended slavery.

TomG

Re: There are some people that the

Just by changing a few words everything you said is applicable to the USA.

Woman who hooked up with over 15 spectres has found her forever phantom after whirlwind romance and plane sex

TomG

Re: "laws here that only protect people from themselves"

agreed

In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

TomG

I guess I don't understand. In settings if you show that you are downloading over a metered connection you can download manually. Am I confused and don't understand what is happening?

You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart

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Re: Oops!

My wife and I both have Windows phone and they work very well. Microsoft made a mistake in stopping their phone business. BTW, what makes a cell phone the "greatest"? Yes, the apps are/were limited, but whos needs thousands of apps?

US Supreme Court blocks internet's escape from state sales taxes

TomG

This would only work if Amazon moved operations (totally) to Canada. If they still maintained a presence in the US they would still be subject to the tax rules.

TomG

Re: Death and Taxes

The firm making the sale has the responsibility to know the tax law. No excuses.

TomG

Re: Death and Taxes

At the risk of getting many downvotes, Windows. Seriously, the company from whom you buy your software will make the necessary corrections/additions. This will be available as a monthly download.

TomG

Re: "they wouldn't be states then."

Effectively, the Constitution is reviewed every time the Legislature is in sessions. It is called passing a law.

TomG

Re: Er ....

If you are referring to the sales tax software industry, that industry is alive and well.

TomG

Re: Yo! Yank ... Er ....

As a consumption tax the tax is due based on where the taxable item is consumed. Therefore if you ordered something from Minnesota while on vacation in Finland and had it shipped to your home in New Mexico, the New Mexico tax would be assessed.

TomG

Generally sales tax is a consumption tax and the tax is based on the location of the buyer. BTW, sales tax is a tax on the consumer, not the seller. The seller has the responsibility of collecting and remitting the tax.

TomG

Re: Er ....

As a former tax auditor, retired 15 years now, I was aware of several companies that made packages that would calculate the correct sales tax based on the location of the buyer.

Peak smartphone? Phone fatigue hits Western Europe hard

TomG

Re: Nokia delivers

My Windows phones are great.

TomG

Re: Nokia delivers

Have two Windows phones and they work great. Would/will buy another if they are still available when I get ready. I plan on using the current phones as long as possible.

Facebook confesses: Buckle up, there's plenty more privacy lapses where that came from

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"Rather than admit it helped put Donald Trump in the White House by endlessly broadcasting and writing up his rallies and speeches, " From my viewpoint, it seems that Hillary's inept campaigning put Donald Trump into the Whitehouse. Hillary's face was on the TV much more than Donald's in my part of the USA. She came across as shrill and unlikeable. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN all seemed to have a Hillary preference.

CEO insisted his email was on server that had been offline for years

TomG

Re: A data loss near miss?

It would help if people would read what they had typed before posting.

Apple pulled 2,204lbs of gold out of old tech gear

TomG

Re: Cool

Joe Schmoe pays less in taxes but more for an Apple phone.

TomG

Re: Does the report say how much they lose?

Since the consumer (you, the Apple product purchaser) is the one paying the cost by purchasing the Apple product you are the one that makes the decision as to whether it is useful or sensible.

TomG

Re: "For a site that attracts devs ..."

I saw what you did (carp).

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Re: Spelling!

I am of the opinion that many people that read the Register are not particularly technically adept. They read the comments for the humorous remarks. Therefor they are not concerned about being grammatically correct. Thanks for the laugh.

TomG

Re: Love 'em or hate 'em...

They would have to be very dysfunctional. Apple Lovers bond to their Apple product is very strong.

TomG

Re: Love 'em or hate 'em...

The solution to this is to buy computers and phones that can be repaired. Never mind, I forgot this article is aimed at Apple Lovers.

Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory go TITSUP*

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Re: Sometimes it's the right choice

Finally someone used the phrase "server farm". I thought this designation was gone forever.

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