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Comment So system administration consultant sales tax ? (Score 1) 364

So why do they want to enforce making it more expensive to have secure computers ?

Why only on computers ? why not a sales tax on for example plumbing ?
Cause everyone needs to take a dump so should be a profitable tax.

However since its only on standard software and open source is nonstandard
I'm gonna presume its just a tax on those selling Microsoft software admin services.

Submission + - Big Asteroid Close Approach with Earth - Images & Animation (blogspot.it)

An anonymous reader writes: Asteroid 1998 QE2 has an estimated size of 2.7 km. This asteroid will have a close approach with Earth at about 15.2 LD (Lunar Distances = ~384,000 kilometers) or 0.0392 AU (1 AU = ~150 million kilometers) at 2059 UT on 2013 May 31 and it will reach the peak magnitude ~10.8 on May 31 around 2300 UT.

Comment Re:queue the denialists! (Score 2) 497

Actually humanity fixed global cooling by better air regulations that banned sulphor from being released uncontrolled into the atmosphere.

Humanity stopped the acid rains. But instead the more damaging global warming, that had been repressed by the acid environment, showed its ugly face.

So global cooling was fixed. Now its the time to fix global warming.

PS Yes, you can stop global warmning by spreading sulphor, but it will instead make this a world full of acid rain.

 

Comment Re:Xbox and Windows CE? (Score 1) 391

Xbox sales is very small in comparison. Microsoft have sold a total of about 70 million units of Xboxes since 2005. Currently they sell like half a million each month - basically neglectable compared with total sales of windows; its even less then windows mobile.

As for Windows CE its hard to find data of number of licenses but its also small given that Linux is comming along and many are already using Linux or switching too it. Microsoft has tried to relauch WinCE as WIndows Compact 8 during 2013. Doubt it will get alot of success. WinCE is the basis for Windows Mobile who don't sell good either.

So I would not think about them alot. They don't really matter.

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