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Exactly. Back in the 1960s, most of the big rock stars moved out of the UK and some even gave up British citizenship, so they could move elsewhere and pay lower taxes. Back then, the highest marginal rate in the UK was about 90%. That's why George Harrison wrote the song "Taxman". However, there are several ways one could look at U2's decision to register aspects of their corporation in the Netherlands. - it doesn't matter: corporations should do whatever is...
Sorry, I think you're incorrect on just about all counts. The average wage of a manufacturing worker in China is about $130 a month. Let's say they double that to $260 a month. At a Federal U.S. minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, an employee who works 48 weeks per year will earn $1160 a month. However, the company also has to pay the employer's share of Social Security and Medicare, so that adds about another 7%, bringing the total to $1241 a month. If the employer...
The lawyers can threaten all kinds of things, but Apple was heavy-handed and wrong in getting eBay to cancel the sale because of copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights. The only legit case is that it is stolen property. And since they're "negotiating" the return, they obviously are going to pay this guy something - I suspect they'll give him some free hardware. Apple would have to prove that this guy did not come into the laptop legitmately. ...
Not for ANY singular noun. It depends upon how it's pronounced according to this rule:
Abandoning a child means you leave the child in the street or in a police station and split. Putting your child up for adoption and finding a loving home for your child when you know you can't raise it yourself is usually a difficult, selfless and giving act. Which do you think is better for the child? Living with a parent who is unable to raise the child and therefore may be subject to either incredibly poor and possibly dangerous living conditions or living with an...
The main problem I have with the ribbon in Windows is that you can't add your own icons/functions to it the way you could in earlier Windows interfaces. For example, in Word, I like to have the crossout and small caps formatting options up there for quick access. In Excel, I added extra default border options. In Mac OS, I'm not sure I'm ready to give up my own control over my file organization. I don't think I want the file system hidden. But I do agree that many...
There's a big difference between being a millionaire (in terms of assets) and earning a $ million a year. Big difference. If you're a millionaire at 50, big deal. If you retire and you expect to live until 80, that leaves you with a big $33,000 a year. If you do it at 60 and expect to live another 20 years, that's only $50K per year. And if that's money invested in a pre-tax 401K or the like, you'll have to pay taxes as you withdraw the money.If however, you...
Really? How many external devices have Thunderbolt today? When Apple recently released the latest model of its monitor, it didn't even care to have input from non-Thunderbolt devices, so my two year old MacBook Pro doesn't work with it. Do you think other manufacturers are going to care about hooking up to Apple's monitor when Apple doesn't even support anything but its newest models? Do you think consumers will invest in an Apple-branded television set that only...
I disagree - I love Apple but don't think they should be able to get a patent for "slide to unlock" (aside from perhaps a copyright on the art). Do you think that in a videogame, someone should be able to get a patent for a virtual opening of a door or window? How about opening a file cabinet? Likewise, I don't think Amazon should have been able to get a patent for "one-click" which Apple had to license from them. Multi-touch overall? Maybe the specific...
I don't think people are in denial; I think they're trying to be positive. Also, I think it's both rude and cruel, regardless of the reality, to post on a site like this one that someone is going to die, especially because no one (at least no one posting) knows the complete exact circumstances. One thing to remember is that unlike us ordinary mortals with ordinary health insurance, Steve has resources enabling him to get the best treatment in the world, not that that...
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