It's a lovely marketing stamp in general. In practice though, on HTC devices at least, it means putting in a decent headphone amp that is actually big enough for poor quality headphones, and having some built in equalizing code that pushed up the bass. For most people, it means things sound better...
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/plastic-bag-levy-nets-166m-in-10-years-185605.html http://www.hpsc.ie/hpsc/A-Z/Gastroenteric/Clostridiumdifficile/CdifficileSurveillance/CdifficileEnhancedSurveillance/Reports/File,13565,en.pdf Shows a rise in C Diff in the last 2 years, but long after introduction of plastic bag levy. Also shows that most cases are still sourced as Hospital based infections. Seriously... both are the first links on a Google search. Lack of sources is hardly a defense for you snarky comment and bout of laziness.
It's maybe not in good taste, and it's not exactly hilarious but racist?? C'mon. It's a pretty obvious joke, one that get thrown around a lot at Intel.
They need a reason to create jobs anywhere in the world other then the US? That seems like a very small minded view of the world where the US is number 1, and everyone has an obligation to give it some special priority.
The Singapore packing plant is one of their largest as far as i know. Every chip from Ireland goes there for example. It's probably rarer to see a Singapore packaged chip in the US, but most of the chips in Europe and Asia at least go through there. That's mostly my personal experience, but yeah.
Well they are producing physical products, so it's a bit more difficult to magic away taxes on real items.
But they already do... Intel's tax makes up a pretty big chunk of the entire tax take, and it alone is 2%-3% of Ireland's GDP. Oh that right, your just making a snarky ill informed comment and jumping on the tax haven bandwagon.
Well... we're talking about a huge manufacturing facility that requires it's own substations and high voltage hookup via a network of pylons. One that needs millions of litres of fresh water. Not to mention the huge car parks for all the workers that permanently alters the run-off of rain, and makes floods much more likely. And that minor detail of the need of transport infrastructure to stop the area around being permanently gridlocked. Yeah... i'm pretty thankful we have a Government agency to make sure all that gets thought of ahead of time and corporations can't just ride in an destroy a country at a whim. If anything i wish they hadn't been so laid back in the past on planning and avoided things like apartments exceeding the water supply for an entire district, business parks miles from the nearest public transport and huge shopping centres right next to motorways turning them into car parks.
There's a bit of a difference between Dell and Intel in terms of the skill level of the jobs, and the R&D portion involved. I don't reckon Intel would have as much to gain chasing subsidies and throwing away their highly skilled personnel.
It's a terrible joke, but it's hardly offensive. It's a well known joke around the Intel plant in Ireland, and occasionally a chat-up line.
Are you sure? If you're always using the same browser, with the same addons and extensions installed, same local machine config details being shared... you could have been fingerprinted. It's not 100% accurate, but the more times they see you the more times they can guess your're the same person. Sure, they don't have your email, but they can still stitch together multiple sessions information.
Troll much? It's not exactly a best seller, but you can hardly claim no one buys them.
You are right. It's really hard to see this ever taking off in the US when there is still a debate of seat belts... seat belts for crying out loud. It's like you are 30 years behind the rest of the world in terms of car safety.
^ This You are using SLI but living with the XP 3gb 32bit memory cap??? Remember, the more GPU Ram you have, the less address space for your regular Ram... and you have 2 GPU's with ram.
Same in FF3.6, only no right clicking either so no cut and paste.