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I tested the Plus yesterday, and to be honest I'm astonished at how easy it is to use. I still am a sucker for smaller screens, so for want of an iPhone 4 or 5 form factor I'll probably go with the 6, but I can easily see my Dad go for the 6+. Anyway, he'll put that in some watertight case and take it around in his sea kayak, so back pockets issues are not a problem ^^
In the interesting facts category, the Mafia has disrupted Nazi meetings in America ("disrupt" is violent when the Mafia and the Nazis both get involved). The reason was, they were allies of the Jewish mobsters, who obviously had reasons to not appreciate the ideals of the nazis.I find it fascinating to look at the motivations of diverse groups. The fact that some anti-communists found allies in the nazis (the FBI itself has had very high members who could be linked to...
An entirely correct point of view, in my opinion ^^ All in all, it's still big money! Which means, that cannot afford that kind of "arrangement". It is a problem compounded by the fact that innovation comes from the smaller companies, and then trickles up through big companies capable of marketing it (or, in the case of Apple, of actually using it in a beautiful and efficient manner). Having the smaller companies paying maximum taxes reduces heavily the rate at which our...
Anyway, it's not only about the tax rate itself, it's also about the advantages or inconveniences. Being close to the UK, for example, or being in a multicultural economy like in Amsterdam, or being in a picturesque place like Montenegro (lol, good one), or having Brian May as a neighbour like in the Island of Man, or whatever else a big corporation feels makes them more money or less expenses.
I disagree with this too. It will be a huge loss to Ireland. It just is, probably, a smaller loss than leaving the EU in the first place. Also, moved to Berlin? Like it?
@philboogie but it's the same with Apple's issues. To the end user, only the "big name" stays in memory. Hell, it's also the big name that makes the news, not "Operation Troll Security". People are people, and I guess that it's asking way too much to demand that non-tech people are tech-security savvy. That's what makes 1Passwd so valuable to people like my mum ^^
Fantastic place and machine ^^
That IRA or 401K which should anyway have been entirely after the total economic crash that the USA escaped by pushing it towards the EU through disputable financial methods? Let's not go this way, please. We all know that Europe's citizens have taken an average debt of 5 years of working life due to America's inability to manage their finances (like France's citizens having to increase their retirement age after the US crisis).The EU's people pay and will keep paying for...
@john12345 EU economy is more going down the drain due to huge corporations not paying the taxes that they should pay. To us, the People. Remember you're a human, not a corporative tool? Besides, Apple is far from being the target here. Oil companies, banks, Oracle, Microsoft, Google are doing the exact same thing. I've always been very annoyed to see the gorgeous headquarters and lavish salaries of people working up these companies, knowing that these taxes were avoided...
The problem is, we are tech people here, but you'd be amazed at what regular people believe. We live in a sort of bizarre world where TV serves the role of the local priest in ages past, serving easy-to-swallow thoughtbites to people, and where religion is a cult to machines, I sometimes think. A bit earlier today, the office lady at the reception was talking about the new iPhone which is way too big and breaks when you put it in your pockets, and it's even worse my dear...
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