I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
Does it really matter so long as it does what it says on the tin? It works faster, surely that's all that matters?
Oh come on. April 1st is over. Everyone knows Hurd is a running gag. It's an ancient meme.
Ha, indeed! Someone once tried to convince me that Duke Nukem Forever had been released too. I'm not so stupid that I'd fall for that!
If what they did is legal, so what? I take every tax deduction I can legally find, why shouldn't Apple?
Because the world is changing and it's no longer socially acceptable to just pay what's legal, it's considered inappropriate to pay less than what people would consider to be a fair amount. If you're paying $1 of tax on $1000 of earnings because you've cleverly nested your business assets overseas in a complex web of tax avoidance schemes, then most people would consider that unfair, even if it is legal.
Tax avoidance (NB not the same thing as tax evasion) was once considered socially acceptable. Of late there's been a swing the other way and national governments are now putting pressure on organisations to pay their fair share of tax (as opposed to just their legal obligation). Companies that don't conform get "outed" in the media. This bad publicity can cause the companies involved to suffer a punishment of a loss in revenue - the public are less likely to do business with companies they see as not paying their fare share of tax.
Sort of like an extortion racket, except it's okay because it's the government doing it
Then again I'm an old fart who misses the 90s world wide web with its simple and direct approach without java and flash.
You're talking about 1992-1995 then?
The web was so small then that it'd probably fit on a modern desktop hard drive!
NOW THEY'RE SCARED. NERDS WITH GUNS!!!!
I'm imagining a high noon showdown between Linus and RMS
We, the British government, will protect you from this bane.
The British Government can go suck my **** !
(just so long as they don't watch the recording over public wi-fi)
I shall call this new language "Jscript"!
A quick buck, or a quick death in a dying market?
Well said! IBM might not be the giants they once were but they're still pretty clued up. They sold off Thinkpad to Leveno and it's pretty clear now that the PC* market is dying.
The server market may well be about to choke it with cloud servers becoming so popular (AWS and whatnort). It doesn't seem sensible for a company of IBM's size to hold on to a market that is fast becoming a niece market.
*I use "PC market" to mean "desktop/laptop market"... I hate it how Apple commandeered the term PC as if it somehow doesn't apply to Macs
Getting lasik back in '04 was the best 4 grand I ever spent.
From the FAQ:
If you’ve had Lasik surgery, ask your doctor about risks of eye impact damage before using Glass.
Sucks to be you!
.. awful. Really, try it. Back eight feet away from your monitor and what can you see?
I can see doctors...
I backud up and fell out of the window and now I'm in hospital
Hey Julian, good to hear from you. How's life in the embassy treating you?
Well, it's quite obvious really, it's been REDACTED