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 I have several older WD Studio drives, including some used for Time Machine, and more current internal drives. But I stopped buying the Studio drives when WD's software and firmware became too intrusive. My basic philosophy...I shouldn't need to install any software to use an external hard drive. Especially what was sometimes flaky software just get get eye candy indictor lights on the enclosure to work. When WD started including hidden partitions and messing with the...
 So two wrongs make a right?I'm not saying Apple is guilty, but your argument ("because that's the way we've always done it") certainly isn't a legitimate defense. If it was, the mafia and drug lords would love it..."sure I killed him, but that's they way we've always done business so why are you prosecuting me now?"
 Having recent sat on a jury in a case where the the government was the plaintiff, I can state with certainty that your claim that every court is stacked against the defendant and your suggestion that some mysterious government entitiy controls all apsects of the trial is absolutely false.
 But aren't there issues where other countries are also losing out on corporate tax revenue on sales that take place in their country because of this same issue? Wasn't there a story recently about how little corporate tax Apple paid in the UK despite rather healthy sales revenue there? Perhaps I am mis-remembering, but it seems like this is also of interest to other countries as well.Granted, if Apple UK didn't incur an expense for licensing the IP from Ireland (in the...
 So let’s say your tax resident loophole is “fixed”. The IP loophole (I’m still going to call it a loophole, despite your objections) still exists. The company in question can still find a cheaper corporate tax jurisdiction than the US and avoid paying US taxes by essentially giving away it’s IP to the subsidiary in the lower tax rate jurisdiction and then licensing the IP back to itself and deducting it as a business expense in the US. Ireland’s low tax rate and tax...
 I'd call it a tax dodge. A perfectly legal one, but a dodge nonetheless.The more I think about it, I wonder is it really just about taxes? Or is it about intellectual property ownership? As I understand from the stories I read, Apple lowers it's US taxes by deducting the cost of the IP licensing from their own Irish subsidiary. Licensing IP is a perfectly legit business expense, but does anyone really think Apple Ireland played any significant role in developing that IP...
 Exactly. My two year old laptop at work runs XP. The versions of Window since then have each been so dramatically different that it's a moving target for any business to decide to upgrade. Especially a large company which has a lot of interconnected systems where you have to make sure everything works when you upgrade anything.How many Mac users do you think there are that wish they could do the same, install an older OS on current hardware? Based on the graph showing...
 But from my understanding, it was Apple who chose not to support it in the Verizon version of the iPhone 5. I seem to recall some head scratching at the time wondering why Apple didn't implement the necessary tech, although I forget the details.
 Duh! Thanks! I thought I had tapped and swiped pretty much everywhere thinking there had to be a way...maybe tapping/swiping the contact name would do it or something. I guess I didn't try tapping *above* the the contact name. LOL Now....about getting back to the end of the thread... Ha, ha.(Can you guess how much I hate the hide-and-seak aspect of so many modern UIs?)
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