Except that Google isn't profiting from Android as a mobile search platform. They have acknowledged this in their quarterly reports.
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This doesn't apply at all to Apple putting business locations in other states like Nevada to avoid paying California taxes.
Yes, they do this. So what?
Saying NYT made an incorrect calculation and explaining why is fine. But what was Apple's tax rate, then?
We won't know until the actual profits are calculated at the end of the trading year, when Apple pays the remaining balance.
If you can't answer that, then you can't say the figure itself is incorrect, only the means used to arrive at it.
What?! Yes, you can. Because it was derived from 2010's, it doesn't reflect what Apple's actual tax rate will be for its 2011 profits, which were much higher than 2010's. Therefore, the figure is totally useless.
Whoops. Well, I'm sure Slashdot's comments to the previous article were totally reasonable.
Why does Apple hate America? (Score:5, Insightful)
by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 28, @06:23PM (#39834399)
Good citizens pay their fair share, so it must be asked: why does Apple hate America?
You know, every time I see someone on a forum defend PHP, they eventually admit that they write PHP for their job. If you have a vested financial interest in PHP, it's understandable that you'd have a desire to defend your source of income, but it doesn't change the fact that PHP is objectively a terrible language. Just because the PHP bashing is old doesn't make it wrong.
Are people seriously defending the use of PHP in 2012? You talk about testing when PHP doesn't even pass all its own tests according to the official website.
PHP's creator has publicly stated that he is not a programmer and is not interested in being one, that he didn't set out to create a programming language, and so forth.
When I see people defending PHP, I have the same reaction I get when I see Scientologists defending a religion started by a science fiction author.
Do you actually believe there's a conspiracy going on to tar Google? Google's tax practices were first reported on Slashdot in 2010.
Most importantly, note that you don't refute any facts in the stories. Instead, you appeal to Google fans who don't like seeing negative stories on Slashdot by talking about secret campaigns and conspiracies, which instantly got you modded up, even though you have zero proof that this submission has anything to do with a Facebook plant.
I think Google's constant 2012 controversies have caused fans to go into a meltdown around here.
Some people go out of their way to let people know they're not offended by things that are obviously inappropriate because they think it makes them appear enlightened and impressively independent-minded to others.
You are one of those people.
"Gimp" is a stupid name for what is supposed to be a flagship open source project. Period.
Well, according to some of the early posts, this is somehow Apple's fault, and they should be fined! Seriously. It's like, at what point do you hold Google accountable for anything? Because according to supporters, the Street View thing was okay, Google Search Plus Your World excluding other more popular social networks was okay, the bypassing of Safari privacy controls was okay...and so on. The constant defense of their actions is getting really silly.
Google really needs to do some soul-searching. 2012 has just been a year of controversy after controversy, and we're not even halfway through. Larry Page's attempt to force social networking throughout Google products, as well other initiatives that it's hard to imagine the old Google embarking on, have put a sour image on the company lately.
Posts like yours are why people think Slashdot's readers are biased in favor of Google.
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Meanwhile, the Obama administration is arguing that requiring warrants for cellphone records "cripples" investigators. No malware needed here in the U.S. Just fearmongering.