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Trumped? Nope. Ireland to retain corporate tax advantage over the US

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Re: Seems to me ...

The reason corporate income tax was introduced was people were incorporating themselves.

Your personal services corporation gets paid for your freelance work, it buys a house-shaped office which it lets you live in and a car you drive. It also invites you to working breakfast, lunch and dinners every day and buys all the clothes you wear.

It doesn't however pay you, and with these generous benefits it never makes a profit - so nobody pays any tax.

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A cardboard desk? I won’t stand for it (actually I will)

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Re: Why cardboard?

That's the reason for the cardboard.

First thing in the morning it's an upright standing desk, by lunchtime it's become a regular sitting desk and by the end of the day it's the perfect height for slouching.

The cleaners then throw it away overnight (while leaving the overflowing full bin in the kitchen) and in the morning you get to start all over again

Expensive on desks though

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The hated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will soon be dead. Yay?

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Re: Secrecy / Zero Transparency / Consumer Product Safety:

That works both ways. Our US office has to inform visitors that it contains hazardous substances, we don't have to in the UK. The fact that the list of substances is so long and includes things like printer toner means the warning is meaningless but it is there.

Also remember a European car company that was able to self-certify it's own emission tests in Europe but got caught having to cheat to meet tougher US ones

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>The TPP is a bullshit trade deal that would fuck Canada

The TPP was a bullshit trade deal designed to fuck China.

If China has any sense it will adopt TPP and offer the same deal to all the other SE Asian members if they now agree to exclusive treaty with them, cutting out the USA

>Death to the TPP and all other attempts to bypass national law

How do you do trade with access to law?

Are you willing to set up a factory in Africa if they can simply fine you 10x the countries GDP everytime their economy looks bad.

Are you willing to allow Canadian C series or Blackberries into your country if Canada insists that all it's telcos and airlines are Canadian owned.

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US citizens crash Canadian immigration site after Trump victory

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Re: What they voted for

Obamacare is an expensive mess.

Whether this is because big pharma fund the democrats or because had to be pork barrelled and amended for every special interest group in order to get it passed in a divided house - depends on whose side you are on.

To turn it off on day 1 with no alternative is going to lead to a certain amount of administrative inconvenience for a few million people who then don't have any medical care

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> White supremacists are America's own terrorists.

You can't be a terrorist if you're white.

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Re: How can any decent voter

>Wouldn't like to be black while living in some* US states at the moment.

If you Hispanic living in the south you better hope the guys in pickups with confederate flags and assault rifles can spot the difference between Mexican rapists and republican voting Cubans in a drive by shooting

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Enjoy the upcoming conflicts in the Baltic.

Now that we will only defend NATO allies if they pay

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Trump's taxing problem: The end of 'affordable' iPhones

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Re: Strawmanning

The HQ might be, but their factories are normally in whatever depressed area is giving the best tax breaks - in Dell's case North Carolina and Tennessee.

If your first act is to impose tarrifs to bring the jobs back home - which closes these factories - you might just lose some support.

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Re: Strawmanning

>What is Gavin Clarke getting at with Dell and EMC?

That it's one thing to rage against those silicon valley hipsters.

But once you start putting regular American workers in Republican states out of work by imposing tarrifs on components that make it too expensive for Dell to run factories - your party support might drop.

I assume all those German and Japanese car plants will be kicked out of Georgia and Alabama to make America great again.

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Re: I have no problem with gearing back the corrupt H1-B program

The machinists jobs weren't offshored, they were automated.

Look at a car assembly line today compared to the model-T, notice anything about the number of workers?

I suppose you could ban robots and CNC to increase factory employment and ban JCBs to reinvigorate the ditch digging industry, then get rid of all those combine harvesters, then the power looms ...

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Re: What the hell Register??

And when the same system is onshored to which ever depressed region is giving the best tax breaks this week - you think the natives you are handing over to will all be Donald Knuth ?

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Tesla to charge for road trip 'leccy, promises it will cost less than petrol

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The use case changes with the new model.

The model S sold to people who already have 2 cars. If they need a long trip for the holidays they take the Range Rover, if they need to take stuff to the dump they call somebody.

The model 3 replaces a hatchback for people with only 1 car - it needs to be able to do the annual holiday trip to grandparents

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Re: Free elec

I have a Ford hybrid with a much smaller battery pack.

Dealer price for the replacement is $3000 but the scrap yards are full of batteries for $700-800

all from cars with front end damage.

Most internal combustion cars in scrap yards aren't there because they wore out after 200,000mi - no reason to think things are different for electrics

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Re: hint to Tesla owners

>poisonous components are truly being completely recycled on a global basis.

Lithium is the 3rd most common element in the universe

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Teen in the dock on terror apologist charge for naming Wi-Fi network 'Daesh 21'

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Re: who sees a wifi network called that and then calls the police.

>No need to stop there, Unicode works fine: محمد بن موسى الخوارزمی

That would get you arrested by the language police.

The CRS might be tough but they are nothing compared to l' Académie française

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Re: Odd thing

So wouldn't that be provoking them ?

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Re: who sees a wifi network called that and then calls the police.

Tough on maths, tough on the causes of maths

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>French police can arrest anybody, needless to provide any grounds.

Unless they are dressed as German infantry

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Re: If you have run out of things to do, go all Robespierre on SSIDs

Just change the SSID to "Vichy"

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Twitter trolls are destroying democracy, warn eggheads

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And be replaced with candidates who don't care about the abuse because it's obviously just people who are the enemy who attack them, which proves how right they are, ie psychopaths

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Any questions? No, not you again at the back, please God no

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Re: RyanAir

Because you were going from Dublin TO Italy and they speak English and Irish in Dublin .....

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Re: I love flying

>It's the guys in uniforms feeling up my balls and my knees against the seat in front of me that I hate.

The person in the seat in front of you really shouldn't be feeling your knees and balls whatever uniform they are wearing

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No spin zone: Samsung recalls 3M EXPLODING washing machines

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Re: First thing I would do

The merkins like their kitchen appliances to look the ones grandma had in 1950

The also want the level of effectiveness, quiet and efficency of models from the developed world.

This makes the design of grandma's old washtub combined with a 2400rpm spin cycle "interesting"

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A British phone you're not embarrassed to carry? You heard that right

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Re: Looks decent

>If he's old enough to have a smartphone he's old enough to get a Saturday job and save up for his own damn screen replacements.

See that's the problem with the British attitude. In America it would be "If he's old enough to have a smartphone he's old enough to create his own startup, become a billionaire, buy the manufacturer of phone and have them all fired."

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Re: AKA 'old rectory syndrome'

For them yes, but perhaps not for society.

If Mr Hewlett and Mr Packard had retired once they had sold enough valves to pay off the garage in Palo Alto or Messers Rolls and Royce had decided to take the money from the first half a dozen cars and go home.

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UK prison reform report wants hard-coded no-fly zones in drones to keep them out of jail

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Re: time to put prisons into bubbles

But importing lots of non-native crims to Australia will endanger the indigenous crims.

Many of Australia's criminals have unique adaptations to the environment, such as becoming PM, which would be lost if you let in standard common-or-garden criminals

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Re: The drone ban.

But if we outlaw rocks then only outlaws will have rocks.

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Re: No-name drones from China?

It's not just prisons. Drones should be hardcoded not to fly into military bases or over the homes of politicians. We just need to send the Chinese government a list of the coordinates of all military and secret installations, all government offices and the homes and country seats of all politicians.

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World's shortest international flight: now just 21km in 7 minutes

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Re: Island hopping

The obvious of conclusion of Scottish independence is for the Orkneys to get independence from the distant imperialist oppressors in Edinburgh and then the various islands to split from each other, until Westray and littler-Westray are independent of each other. Then we will really have the shortest intentional flight

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Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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Re: Law is always a matter of interpretation and this is wide open

So does that mean that EU rights always supersede parliament in domestic law?

So would this be Hard-Remain? Abolish parliament and have direct adoption of EU rights for domestic law

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Re: Law is always a matter of interpretation and this is wide open

Funny how the PM did have the power to lie their way into a war but doesn't have the power to abide by a referendum with a higher turnout than the election.

I suppose the soln would be for the current PM to invade europe. Now where can I find a posting on the internet suggesting that Brussels has WMDs ?

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Capita STILL hasn't delivered usable Army recruitment IT system

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I think they may have discovered the solution to eternal peace

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Microsoft's chaps slap Slack chat brats with yackety-yak app

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Re: Depressing or uplifting?

If only they had a multi-platform messaging voice/teleconference/video platform and a separate corporate messaging system.

Then they could rename and merge them in a way that they couldn't interoperate but it was difficult to have both on the same machine. And then make the install for the business one cause problems with Office365

And then you solve the problem by "inventing" a completely new product.

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What should the Red Arrows' new aircraft be?

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Re: No F35 in the list?

But with the upgraded block VII software due out in 2018 they will be able to park upto 7 in formation on the apron

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Coding will win you the election, narcissistic techies boasted to Hillary

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Re: Not a long term growth market

You do realise that incompetent programmers are all that separate you from an AI apocalypse?

Only PHP/Javascript/Goto will save us from the Terminator

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Re: STEM is a useless term

Did the same in the UK, grants and bursaries for STEM students willing to go into teaching.

Massive uptake, everybody happy.

A few years later schools began asking why they had all these Sports-Science and Domestic-Science teachers but no Physics-science or Chemistry-Science or Maths-Science teachers.

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Getting your tongue around foreign tech-talk is easier than you think

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Re: Destination

Visited a tunnel site on the French/Swiss border.

The English project engineer worked for the Swiss company (high wages, low tax) but lived on the French side (cheap housing, good food) and although they didn't get officially French holidays everyone working on the site did and took August off.

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Re: Destination

They were just ahead of the curve for "onshoring"

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Alleged ISIS member 'wore USB cufflink and trained terrorists in encryption'

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Re: What Next?

No just be photographed holding legally owned guns while on holiday

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/19/prevent_counter_terrorism_facebook_home_office/

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Re: Another 'intent' crime

But it does mean you can now investigate somebody who uses encryption - because they might be a terrorist. And if you happen to find something else you can always do them for that.

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Cufflinks, jolly good

It's good to see that these terrorists are rising to the standards of sartorial elegance that British counter-terrorist offices have always maintained.

Although your typical supervillian always seemed to favor badly tailored mao suits, proper soviet baddies at least had nicely pressed medal covered uniforms, it must have been a great disappointment to MI5 that they had to battle scruffy south american freedom fighters in army surplus berets and a bunch of terrorists dressed liked 1930s musical hall egyptians.

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Uber drivers entitled to UK minimum wage, London tribunal rules

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Re: The "sharing economy" is a scam

Unless you can get together with a group of other for -hire drivers and make a cartel with an official monopoly in a city and a high barrier to entry

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See that red spot on the chart? Sail over it and you'll find a Russian sub

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Re: ArcGIS?!

No it's the special military-grade version without the ease of use features that sells for 10x as much

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Re: Target search != target detection

The modern solution relies on persauding your enemy to sign up for Facebook or Google apps and, by not reading the small print on the Terms, allow you to track their location for free.

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New MacBook Pro beckons fanbois to become strip pokers

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Why would anyone buy a cheap macbook?

What would all the people walking past Starbucks think of you ?

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UK minister promises science budget won't be messed with after Brexit

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Re: Bah!

I thought we were getting a fleet of buses - that's what I vote for !

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Re: Channel 4 news reported £5.5Bn --> EU got £8.8Bn <-- EU for Science

Not at all, the government will fully fund UK science and allow them to build their own version of Eu projects - just with 1/28th money and people.

The Little Hadron Collider, with it's thatched roof and magnets collected from fridges by the nation's children will be assembled in Britain and will collide British Hadrons at a sensible speed.

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Pacemaker maker St Jude faces new security flaw claims from biz short-selling its stock

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Re: different view

Assuming the next two companies are American.

An Israeli "security consultancy" targets a Pacemaker built by a Swiss company and their Panamanian hedge fund partner shorts their stock on the NYSE - exactly what does the New York DA do about it?

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