Re: "on the other hand he was fine"
Yep, same here! Imagined him being trapped in the incident that severed the finger and having to pick it up off the floor to unlock his phone to call for help.
165 posts • joined 17 Dec 2010
What utter bollocks!
"bring money into the US for it to be taxed and then sent out of the country again" this is TAX on profit not revenue why would it go back out of the country? they are retaining the money outside the US waiting to it slip it in when they have applied enough grease to your government to get a tax holiday so they can pay more of it to their rich shareholders.
"US has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world" https://taxfoundation.org/publications/corporate-tax-rates-around-the-world/#Rates
There's many places higher, e.g. France, Germany, Japan, Brazil, India but don't let the truth get in the way of a good rant!
I would vae a large selection of clothes from the 80ies onward except I got married 13 years ago and SWMBO insisted I throw most of it away. Shame really, around now would probably be back in fashion! It was probably going out of fashion when I bought it - would have been nice to actually wear fashionable clothes! :-)
Says the person too chicken to put his name to his post. Oh the irony!
You think the simple servants responsible for most of the Brexit trade arrangements will be held responsible (you don't actually think Boris's bungling pals got involved with the details or will accept an iota of responsibility do you?)
"high resolution pictures of Pluto (for example) are .....non-pedestrian"
True but the legacy space industry (eg. Boeing) deciding not to bother developing booster recovery because it's too hard or they assume the customer will always be happy to pay to build a new one is shortsighted, arrogant and is now costing them SpaceX is eating their lunch/launch.
Maybe, but back then MicroShaft * even (allegedly) blackmailed PC makers into not selling PC without a Microsoft OS so effectively applying a Microsoft TAX onto the entire PC market.
That and other anticompetitive practices explains the hatred for Microsoft and lack of sympathy for your comment shown here.
* other hateophones are available.
Agriculture research! pull the other one - I know it's made from plants but wine is not agriculture. Someone realized they could make some cheap plonk worth a fortune by sending it to space and back!
Otherwise surely they would have drunk some of the wine in orbit - you know for science!
As that experiment has apparently still to be performed can I please offer myself as a volunteer to test a variety of alcoholic beverages in orbit. (but not Whiskey - horrible stuff!).
You remind me of something from a while ago.
My folks are lucky enough to live by a river and have a narrowboat, this was mostly used as a floating shed and study and the side door was open most days. Their cat used to like lying on the bunk in the boat and when getting off the boat used to leap up from the floor over the door sill and onto the bank.
They eventually got around to going on a boat trip and took the cat with them.... I've still got a picture of the horrified cat trying to stop and reverse direction in mid air like a cartoon cat when it discovered the bank no longer there.
Turns out cats can swim pretty well if they have to!
I'd like to see a world where the standard of living in the "other countries" levels up such that there is not enough to gain by outsourcing production to those places or any other.
That way you can have trade and all the benefits that brings without workers either losing jobs or getting exploited.
But that needs a level of education of the populace and honesty and expertise from the people in power that I don't see happening anytime soon.
Yep, I think in the UK at least if the Printer cost over £100 *, but the CC company don't have to recover the money for you, they are liable to refund you themselves. You can get your money back from the credit card company under Section 75 if you bought the printer with your credit card and you are not getting what you paid for...
The CC company can then decide to chase HP to get their money back if they choose too.
* mind you not many consumer level inkjets are over £100 are they?
@P .V. Jeltz (nice username, how is the poetry coming along)
A kettle is designed to run at a particular voltage, if a 120V kettle is to have the same power as a 240V kettle it must be designed to present a quarter the resistance and draw twice the current.
If you plug a kettle designed for 240V into 120V it will draw half the current and have a quarter of the power because P = I x V and your brew up will be delayed, if you plug a 120V kettle into 240 V please warn me first...
PS I've always wondered why we use "I" for current.
Unless you stand there watching your shiny iThing charging for however long it takes I don't see the benefit of an off switch on it on safety grounds.
OTOH I often wonder what standby power they consume - probably very very little but x a billion or so and it's probably a decent sized power station worth.
For many years the higher ups in big companies have used the concept of the legally responsible entity being the company to hide from the consequences of their actions.
So saying the company does not deserve to be in business is saying the company is responsible and while that may be right it's also ignoring that actually it's people that are responsible and should be made accountable. And the people that would be worst affected by the company failing would probably not be the people responsible.
One or two scapegoats will or have been found in Boeing but I bet a lot of the people that are responsible for MCASgate have escaped any reckoning.
We need new laws to make higher management personally responsible for the behavior of the company they run, that way they might take the "safety first" or "Your privacy is important to us" mantra as something more than marketing BS.
Hmm? No! That would be like stopping your family from catching Covid-19 by shooting them.
The debris would make LEO unusable for a very long time, it would not grind itself down to particles, many space station/satellite killer size objects will remain, even if it did how is your play doh satellite going to catch more than a tiny sample?
Having some Tiles to help finding lost keys my expectation is that this simply won't work.
With a tile you are supposed to be able double click the button on the tile and the phone will ring so you can find it, my experience is that that does not work unless the tile app is running in the foreground.
Bluetooth tooth is great but not all it's cracked up to be.
I like thin, thick and deep pan but thin is the original genuine article first created in Italy and still the best IMO. The reason thick ones are popular in the UK (and I'm guessing the US) is that the thin ones here are mostly limp floppy things that fail to satisfy (oh er!). Proper thin ones are not floppy, they have bite and a bit of crunch.
Except that their testing was on some sort of large unused lot with no hazards so 85 was not an unreasonable limit for the "road".
OTOH What is the highest limit on any public road in the US?, I'm guessing it is less than 85 and you would expect it to know that therefore ignore a sign that says 85
Hmm, how fast does a Tesla go on an unlimitted autobahn in Germany?
Language like "completely reduced" really gets my goat in a post otherwise written in adult language! It's nonsense! either just "reduced" or "completely stopped" is valid.
Blimey I'm losing touch! I thought 400gb SD card must be a typo but then I googled for it! Christ on a bike how feck do they cram something like 2 trillion capacitors into an SD card!
So disadvantaged wherehouse employees deserve to work at slave wages so rocket engineers can get a decent salary and pay taxes, stikes me he could afford to pay a semi decent wage to all his employees rather than only where the employment laws or job market conditions force him to.
I don't think the hostility is against how rich he is it's how his business exploits the weak in the name of profit. Of course the same is true of almost every other mega corp or super rich business owner, unfortunately it's part of the human condition.
As an aside I've noticed that prices on Amazon have been rising and often it no longer has the best prices for things. You can often find a better price by going to the web site of a specialist supplier. Amazon is banking on people either not noticing or being willing to pay a premium for next day prime delivery.
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