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Submission + - how to build muscle (buildmuscleexposed.com)

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Apple

Submission + - Apple Hides Billions from IRS (businessinsider.com) 1

Copper Nikus writes: An article at businessinsider claims Apple has slashed its tax bill by paying less than 2 percent on its overseas profits. This was done by legal accounting trickery well beyond my understanding. It is estimated Apple has sheltered up to $94bn from the IRS so far. Now imagine how many cops and teachers could have been hired, how many bridges could have been fixed, and how many pork barrel projects could have been paid for with the normal corporate IRS taxes on that huge amount of money. Is Apple really forced to take advantage of every little legal tax loophole there is, or could they have choosen to do their patriotic duty of paying higher taxes? I think Apple could learn some civic lessons from Starbucks, who has pledged to pay £20m corporate tax in the UK even if it makes no profit.

Comment Re:it's the children that suffer (Score 1) 206

Hooray, instead of working they now can live on the street and starve to death.

Not necessarily. According to TFA:

When new violations are found, Apple requires its suppliers to return the workers back to a school chosen by the family and finance their education. "In addition, the children must continue to receive income matching what they received when they were employed. We also follow up regularly to ensure that the children remain in school and that the suppliers continue to uphold their financial commitment," wrote Apple in its latest report.

Of course I have no idea if those lofty goals actually happen or not.

China

Submission + - Chinese Labor Market in Trouble (nytimes.com) 4

Copper Nikus writes: The nytimes has an interesting story about the current job market in China. It appears the chinese have stolen too many factory jobs from the USA and are now suffering the consequences. There is a great shortage of factory workers along with a large oversupply of college graduate yougsters that absolutely hate factory work and manual labor in general. Many of the college educated slackers are willing to take scarce non-factory jobs even if they pay only a fraction of what factories pay. When it comes to fresh computer science graduates in particular, the wage at top companies has dropped from $725 a month to $550 a month over the last decade due to oversupply. That is less than what many low skill factory jobs pay. As you might have suspected, a big part of the problem are parents and grandparents willing to subsidize the lazy college educated yougsters. There is also interesting data about cost of living over there, such as internet service for $8 a month, etc.

Comment Re:tablet / phone paired with MHL (Score 1) 63

If grandma is going to sit at the normal 6 to 8 feet from the 1080p HDTV, I am not sure the text will be any more legible than on a 1080p 10 inch android tablet held 1 foot from here face. With a tablet-only solution the touch screen can provide a less intimidating and more intuitive user interface than a linux PC + mouse would. Finally, the tablet-only solution is a far more portable and uncomplicated setup. Grandma can read her paper books anywhere she wants (car, bus, train, front porch, doctor office waiting room, etc) using a tablet instead of always having to use the room where the big hdtv + clunky linux PC + clunky webcam + clunky mouse + table for the mouse happen to be.

Submission + - Linux Marketshare rises to 42%, Windows drops to 20% (tomshardware.com)

Copper Nikus writes: An article in tomshardware brings the most wonderful news for Linux fans: Linux now ships twice as many copies as Windows. It was about time. Yes, those statistics are taking into account mobile hardware, but we all know the desktop is dead and burried, don't we?

Comment Quad Tuner TVs (Score 1) 442

What these 4k TVs would be immediatelly useful for is to allow families to watch up to four 1080p video channels simultaneously. The wife, husband, and 2.5 kids can all watch their favorite channels at the same time on a single large 4k screen. Of course these TVs should include a remote control for each tuner, and some way to distribute 4 independent audio outputs, maybe via bluetooth or something similar.
Android

Submission + - Raspberry Pi versus Android Mini PC, Fight! (cnx-software.com)

Copper Nikus writes: The price of Android Mini PCs have recently dropped to the point they are starting to make the Raspberry Pi look overpriced. This article compares the Raspberry Pi model B against the similarly priced MK802 II single core Android mini PC. IMO it can be argued that the mini PC wins that fight. It's worth noting that several new quad core chinese ARM SoCs have been recently released to the world, and it can be expected to see Android Mini PCs start using them in the very near future. This should translate into even lower prices for the now "obsolete" generations of single and dual core Andoid mini PCs out there.

Submission + - bausch & lomb (contactlensesexpress.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: Bausch & Lomb wins FDA clearance for bio-inspired contact lenses | Regulatory Roundup. Submitted by moderatorj. CEO Eyes IPO Bausch & Lomb. ... Bausch & Lomb CEO talks about an IPO for the company. See article at reuters

Comment Re:Iron space stations? (Score 1) 200

Just because iron might be abundant in asteroids that doesn't mean it is a good idea to harvest and process it in space. It would make more sense to build the infrastructure to harvest the lighter metals such as aluminum and magnesium. Those can then be used to build not just space stations but also the spacecrafts capable of landing on and taking off from Mars.

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