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Comment Why should corporations pay taxes anyway? (Score 3, Insightful) 592

I still wonder what's good about corporations paying taxes anyway.

Wouldn't it be more beneficial if they didn't pay taxes?

So, if corporations didn't have to pay taxes. They would hire more people or pay them more. Those additional hires or higher salaries will then be taxed again. So the Gvt. does get it's money.

The effect is, that corporations won't have to go offshore for the best tax deal and pay taxes there.

So we would benefit a lot more if the corporations stayed here - tax free - but in return hire more people or pay higher salaries.

Comment Re:Really? That is proof of spying? (Score 2) 107

For hardcore online gamer ping is one of the most important metrics to check up your internet connection - and hardcore gamers do everything to keep it as low as possible.

Kim even had own fiberoptics laid to his mansion - since he's a gamefreak...

So, when ping goes up considerable for some time it's not just a routing "issue".

That's why europeans, north americans and asians don't usually play outside their region - bigger ping.

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 274

Well, the second hand goes around continuously without ticking... and then it has about 1.5 seconds pause at the full minute.

That was because it was simpler to construct back then and the power was only 50hz or something... so at every full minute, a new impulse is given and all the second handles on every train station starts the minute round anew. so they're all in sync despite being analog watches.

Comment Re:Difference is direct competition! (Score 5, Interesting) 274

Actually, some swiss guy asked the swiss federal railroad if he can use the design for an according app in the AppStore. The swiss federal railroad gave him permission to do so.

Now comes Apple and rips off the design also - so there is a direct competition between the app developer and Apple.

Submission + - IFP under scrunity by Swiss Government (

hyanakin writes: The Swiss Competition Commission (WEKO) has opened investigation against the IFPI. According to the press release of the WEKO there are strong indication that the IFPI hinder parallel imports of (cheaper foreign) CDs. Furthermore the IFPI is suspected to manipulate Swiss Music Charts.

Submission + - Pirate Party 3rd Largest Political Party in Sweden (

hyanakin writes: Support for the Swedish Pirate Party surged following the Pirate Bay verdict and today it became the third largest political party in the country. When they are elected for the European Parliament next month, the party hopes to end the abuse of copyright by multi-billion dollar corporations.

The explosive growth rate displayed after the Pirate Bay verdict has skyrocketed the Pirate Party's member count and today they've surpassed that of the Center Party. Of all the established parties only the Christian Party and the Moderate Party have more members.

Read the whole story here


Submission + - Italian Pirate Bay Trial in the Making

hyanakin writes: Following the Swedish verdict, Italy is now considering starting its own trial against the people involved with The Pirate Bay. This would be the first criminal prosecution against the Pirate Bay 'founders' outside their home country. Read the full article on TorrentFreak

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