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Comment: Re:America needs to change as well (Score 1) 238

by rossdee (#49761757) Attached to: Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK

That is a completely different issue
This is about the company paying tac on its profits, not about them collecting sales tax (called VAT in the UK) for the governments.

Anyway sales taxes are bad, they discourage people from spending especially in the official economy.
Since Amazon started collecting sales tax on customers in my state I have directed most of my (non=digital) purchases to other retailers, mostly Tigerdirect and Newegg.

Comment: Re:The "edge" of the universe? (Score 1) 64

"It's like how a light beam can have an edge, but it doesn't mean there isn't anything in the shadow."

In this case the shadow is in front of the pulse of light that was the big bang.
We will never be able to see further than that since it is moving away at the speed of light.
Unless we can invent a (much) faster than light drive, and go chase it down.

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory

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