Re: Rome or Vatican?
There are 3 city states, Monaco, Vatican and Singapore
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A significant number of the employees were not happy that they created a for profit part of the company.
Some true believers thinking there work was for the altruistic and for the betterment of mankind and not to get rich.
Not something I understand but then I don't understand FOSS either.
Seems like a brilliant move by Satya.
For better or worse the near term stock price is tied to ChatGPT.
Kept the leadership in the Microsoft orbit and still has connections to Open AI.
Stock was down as much as $10 after the initial dismissal and now is up in the pre-market.
That's why he's the CEO.
The bank consortium that loaned the money to purchase twiitter have not been able to off load the loans even with significant discounts.
Perhaps he's driving the value of the loans to a level that he can buy them on the cheap.
Then refinance the loans and make a significant net profit.
"Some 85 percent of customers think mid-contract price rises are unfair, and 87 percent believe they should be allowed to ditch their provider if they raise their prices mid-contract, according to a survey conducted for Uswitch by research agency Opinium."
Curious that these both would not be 100%
Not exactly the same but trump borrowed millions to buy casinos, an airline, hotels....
He ultimately walked away pretty cleanly when he went through his seven bankruptcies.
When you are a regular guy borrowing and going broke can ruin you.
When you are rich, not so much.
Not surprised by the countries but the speeds are so low I'm not sure they are broadband.
"The five countries in the world with the slowest network speeds are Turkmenistan (0.77Mbps), the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (0.94Mbps),Yemen (0.97Mbps), Guinea-Bissau (0.98Mbps) and Afghanistan (0.98Mbps). "
"Cryptocurrency exchange CoinFlex on Tuesday issued a new token to raise funds in a bid to restart withdrawals for its customers, after one client failed to repay a massive debt.
CoinFlex said it would issue $47 million worth of a digital coin, offering 20% interest, which it’s calling Recovery Value USD, or rvUSD."
Seems like they are looking for revenue from new to pay off old investors. Pretty Ponziesque.
You could buy an annuity that would easily generate twice that amount per month. There are stable REITs that would provide triple that return monthly.
Maybe you don't live like a king but you can certainly make enough to never work again.
Maybe not London or New York but plenty of places in the world.
A few years ago IBM made statements about switching to Mac's from PCs and the cost savings involved. It's an IBM announcement at an apple conference so take it with a grain of salt: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3131906/ibm-says-macs-are-even-cheaper-to-run-than-it-thought.html
"So how do we, the people, get the IRS to review ICANN's status?"
".and had decided to lift a price freeze imposed by the Obama Administration."
Short answer is to wait for this years election and have regime change, otherwise it ain't happening.
"it didn't take a criminal mastermind to divert accounts, empty their contents, then spend big at 7-Eleven."
7-11 must be different in Japan then the US.
Other than a 6 pack it's hard to find anything that costs more than 10.
You'd need to empty the store to spend more than 1000.
The service provides an option for backups.
It's not free but it's an option.
The problem is they deleted their master account which would include whatever back up service they were using.
Most cloud providers make you step through multiple steps to delete an enterprise account up to and including multi factor validation.
Not sure how Google would win in this situation, ignore the delete request and be nailed for not deleting.
Except the delete request and be nailed for accepting the request.
In China and some other countries, however, data limitations make direct comparisons with the U.S. tricky. The World Prison Brief notes, for instance, that China’s total excludes inmates being held in “administrative detention” – a type of confinement that may house more than 650,000 additional people. Adding an additional 650,000 inmates to China’s total would place it ahead of the U.S. in terms of total incarcerated population.
"But $100m debt is not worth $100m in most situations, because of risk."
It most cases it's possible to hedge or insure that risk with a third party effectively significantly reducing that risk.
I'm not aware of any method of offloading bit coin risk in this way.
“Our recruiting websites temporarily and inappropriately solicited information concerning job applicant ethnicity, based on local government requirements in Brazil and South Africa,” Edward Barbini, IBM’s vice president of corporate communications, said in a statement to The Washington Post. “Those questions were removed immediately when we became aware of the issue and we apologize.”
The site has since switched to ethnic designations that are standard in the United States, Barbini said, such as “Asian” and “Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.” It also allows applicants to check “unknown” or “not indicated.”