* Posts by Laughing_Man

9 posts • joined 15 May 2013

Ireland taxman: Apple got NO favours from us, at all, at all


Unfortunately, the Irish Government will spend millions to fight any ruling like this. with about 206bn in state debt and a shit load of companies playing this game, they don't see that one side of the balance sheet could make the other go away.

Windows 10 debuts Blue QR Code of Death – and why malware will love it


So why don't they use their HCCB variant Microsoft tag?

Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?


That's pocket change compared to the €17Bn the Irish government is actively fighting to NOT get paid from apple!

To put that in context, 1 company has possibly avoided paying 20% of the bailout, 25% of the 2016 budget, and equal to the annual tax take to year end May 2015!

They have promised that if apple is ordered to pay this money, they will take the matter to the European courts to argue that they shouldnt' get it!

GCHQ spies quashed this phone encryption because it was too good against snoopers


Would you like to buy this shiney new enigma machine?

Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA


Don't his line of suits get made in sweatshops in Bangladesh & China?

What does EU farm subsidy get spent on? Yes, broadband for Irish farmers


Re: if only...

Being from rural ireland, and stuck with an 'up to' 3 mb/s connection where the fastest I ever see is about 800kb/s I am delighted to see agriculture funding being misappropriated this way!

A drone that can walk home


Re: awwwwww

TERMINURTLE!!! There's a movie ion there for Syfy!

D-Wave IS QUANTUM, insist USC scientists


"You changed the result by measuring it!"

I was hoping for a Farnsworth logo!

Hex & plugs & ROM & roll: Computer music stars rock Bletchley


"Daisy Bell" was composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. In 1961, the IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song Daisy Bell. Vocals were programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum and the accompaniment was programmed by Max Mathews. This performance was the inspiration for a similar scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.


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