3285 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
It feels to me that there are two issues.
On one hand, big businesses like Apple pay very little tax to the UK because they claim to sell everything out of Ireland. From what I've read, this is a perfectly straightforward application of the free trade agreements, possibly morally dubious but absolutely and completely legal!
On the other hand, big businesses like Apple pay very little tax to Ireland because of accounting and tax loopholes that would make a knot theory expert pale with envy.
The EU here is examining whether Apple shouldn't pay more tax in Ireland. Even if they achieve their goal, this does not necessarily mean that they will start paying tax in the UK.
Re: 780 million?
That's probably a small number compared to the total number of ads they have. If they make it harder for the scammers, they make it harder for all the other customers too… And you don't want to lose good customers now do you?
Is Skype really the top messaging app? I would have thought that WhatsApp was way in front…
How could those pictures be controversial in the 19th century, considering renaissance artists had been drawing nudes way before that?
Re: Er, I like Wikipedia
For most movies or actors, I find the Wikipedia article as informative and vastly better presented than IMDB. Though if I'm looking for trivia, goofs or quotes, only IMDB will have it…
Re: The cash
It's tax money. Ireland normally gets around €40bn each year, so that would be a cool +20%. Ask your politicians what they do with the money!
The Yahoo finance website is excellent; I believe it is far more popular than the Google one.
…Are they also suing Smith & Wesson?
It sure is good to know that seeing such sentences are handed, people will stop hacking and become honest citizens! I mean, once your crimes are already good a hundred years in jail, anybody would immediately stop doing illegal acts, in order to avoid risking further prison sentences!
Pricing isn't everything
A lot of businesses also compare the available support.
As a general rule, Amazon's is considered excellent, while Google typically elicits the question: "What support?"
Google used to be "one of the big three" cloud offering; it is now often considered below "the big two". My understanding is that support is one of the main reasons.
There is no safe level…
…of crossing the street
…of eating chocolate
…of doing sports
…of not doing sports
…of staying in the sun
…of staying in the shade
…of listening to inane politicians
Having a beer right now.
Let me get this straight
“All they have done is turn up the heat for these black hats to get some bugs in Tor sooner rather than later. The shelf life of any bug they may have found or will find might become a lot shorter.”
His argument is that, because maybe vulnerabilities are going to disappear soon, bug hunters have an incentive to find vulnerabilities now, before it's too late? So the diminishing value of the vulnerability increases the interest of hackers?
"The motion claims pornography is easy to get online"
Re: any chance
More in the second half here: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5d5_1361980465&comments=1
Re: I Don't Think This Will End Well
I do think Paris waiters act somewhat less than polite, but I think Americans have especially high expectations, coming from a country where the staff constantly engages in ass-licking to get their tip.
Nokia moving into the mobile business again
The first time want enough?
There is somewhere a huge life-timer carried by four elephants on the back of a turtle, and the sand has settled in the shape of a landscape with a tall mountain in the center. A man wearing a hat emblazoned with the word WIZZARD is sitting on the edge, and an Orangutan is climbing up the sand clock using three hands, the fourth one is holding a book.
SO THESE QUANTUM MECHANICS SAY THAT THIS EXISTS WITH A VERY SMALL PROBABILITY, AND THEREFORE IT MUST EXIST SOMEWHERE, RIGHT?
Apple is usually known to play hardball; and the Reg's very own Tim Worstall repeatedly claimed that Italy didn't have a leg to stand on.
Re: Is this the new trend?
Considering they could have doubled their money if they had only waited for a few years, I'd say the "overvalued" part is not going to hold…
According to some kind of silly Star Wars fanfiction I've seen, your auto-replicating robots are no match for an army of Gungans led by a stupid general.
How can you be arrested for giving something away free for private use, that's not available to buy publicly?
This is in a nutshell the paradox. On one hand, if it's not yours, you're not allowed to use it, period. On the other hand, if what you are doing literally cannot hurt anybody, why is it forbidden?
In a way, it's quite close to "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
Re: Get a grip on reality
When faced with the reality that AVs will get people killed
On average, around 90 people die every day in car crashes, in the US alone. It's hard to imagine that "AVs" will do a worse job.
Re: OTT = Negative Connotations
What is the other terminology?
…For that matter, what does OTT mean?
Re: Nice buildings, good location
I'm not interested in sports, but Yahoo finance is still really good in my opinion.
Surely if the dunes move one meter per year, we only need to wait a bit to know what's under the sand?
Re: Totally Skewed Outlook!
What is skewed is that things sold online are technically also taxed. It is the buyer who is supposed to declare what they bought, and pay additional taxes (and of course nobody does that). Because in principle, it is the buyer who pays sales tax, not the business.
I sympathize with the States. The lack of sales tax imposed on online sales is a true loophole in the principle that they are allowed to tax anything bought by a resident.
Fully agree. I don't understand how courts can sometimes accept these clauses as legal.
Most of the value assigned to Yahoo's market share comes from the Alibaba shares they own. Spinning those out incurs a significant risk on taxes.
The value assigned to Yahoo's core business is either small or negative, depending on who you ask. No tax penalty, go ahead!
Re: I'm puzzled by the example
It's true that due to Arab and Moslem threats everyone moved their Embassies to Tel Aviv, but it's not the capital.
Er… I think you'll find that the reason everyone moved their embassies to Tel Aviv is, officially at least, that they consider Tel Aviv to be the capital of Israel.
In fact, even the US State Department officially does not consider Jerusalem to be part of Israel at all. A US citizen born anywhere in the world normally has their country of birth listed in their passport under "place of birth". Except when born in Jerusalem: In that case, the passport shows "Jerusalem" instead of any country. This behavior has recently been confirmed by the Supreme Court. And that's not an Obama thing, it was the same under Bush.
Additionally, he described himself as being very close to a family in Thailand
Scientists measure everything, just in case they might need it. Companies record everything, just in case they might need it. Engineers store everything, just in case they might need it.
You have to work hard to figure out and throw away everything you don't need, and you might regret it later. There is simply no incentive to do it.
Re: Interesting Tweet
Take care of the customers, and the investors will take care of themselves.
It's not the language
It's the people who use them.
In the same way that it's not the BMWs who drive like twats; it's the people behind the wheel.
Lawyers at Setsquared's new employer quickly sent off a missive to quash those threats
It's nice that sometimes you can have corporate lawyers on your side. It doesn't happen very often, so you should treasure the opportunity!
Windows 10 is bad for your privacy, and it is damaging Microsoft’s reputation as a trusted consumer brand.
I hope they have proof in writing… And I hope they get $$$ from Disney.
The H1-B program exists for a reason, but cheaters give it a bad name.
Re: “I call bats 'skin birds'"
The word was deformed from the Latin which meant owl-mice. Supposedly, owl because it flies and is nocturnal.
My dictionary claims that bimonthly can mean any of twice a month, or every two months.
I'm honestly not sure what use such a word can be anymore. I blame descriptivism.
Lacking context here
So is this just a fun hobby for a billionaire, or is there any kind of plan to monetize it or use it for Amazon?
EDIT: Never mind, looks like space tourism is the goal here. Apart from having fun with big rockets.
Re: Subsidiary in Bermuda
It's my understanding that the government cares about you paying taxes a lot more than they care about how you get your money. Gaining money illegally and not pay tax on it is a lot harder than gaining money illegally, declare it as income, and pay tax.
we need Silicon Valley not to view government as its adversary
Never heard of them. The world is big.
Yes, that earned a WTF from me too.
Re: Don't understand the rage
The problem is not the price of the device, it's going out of their way to make sure it cannot be replaced by the numerous alternatives that are cheaper and already widespread.
That's like Audi making sure you can only fill up with the extra-expensive fuel they sell in very few locations.
Pot, kettle, black
It's would be funny if it wasn't so important.
The question then is, can a mass-market car maker move 'up market' in Europe
That I remember, Audi also used to be fairly mass-market… Wasn't the TT their first "cool car"?
"Also, there should be a dance sequence somewhere in the film"
But if we fight viruses…
Won't we breed new strains of more resistant viruses?
People create apps rather than web sites to give a better experience, but they still want what they offer to be discoverable…
You saw it here first.