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Comment Re:Gulty until proven Innocent Evidence (Score 1) 216

I'd extend this to be more specific: the prosecution's real job is to WIN the case. By this I mean that they will block as much evidence as possible from the defense, because it helps them win. They will do whatever they can to stack the jury in their favor (not to get a truly balanced jury). It's not about proving guilt or, God forbid, finding the truth.

Comment Re:I don't get it. (Score 1) 31

The answer was basically in TFA:

Microsoft gets to play both sides of the fence, because it also receives licensing fees for versions of Windows and SQL Server running in its rivals' clouds. But the Redmond company is increasingly relying on its own cloud revenue. Microsoft's commercial cloud run rate -- a projection of the annual revenue from products including Office 365 and Azure -- topped $14 billion in the company’s latest quarterly results, a new record.

They're swiping at the cloud revenue, not the Windows/SQL product licensing revenue.

Comment Re:Morning (Score 0) 37

I have a friend from Sweden, who though he doesn't actually write in Swedish, sometimes the translator will translate his comment "morning" to "morningwood." It's neither him nor I who does this, but the crowdsourcing of the translator knowledge. So, the more that it relies on crowdsourcing of translations, the more odd things happen.

Comment Re:People don't buy iPhones based on performance (Score 1) 159

More importantly, I wouldn't say that the 32GB model is 8x slower, but that the 128/256GB models are 8x faster. The article makes it seem like those getting less memory are screwed, which isn't the case. You just get the performance improvements of a better, parallel write architecture if you get the model with more memory.

Comment Re: Oh yeah? Then what are you gonna do about it? (Score 1) 410

No, I specifically said federal income tax. Correct, Idaho can't do that, and neither can Ireland do what they did. A "higher" authority (U.S. Gov / EU) then steps in to correct the situation. There's nothing retroactive about this. Apple simply isn't following the law, incorrectly thinking that Ireland/Idaho has the authority to give them a discount. But, they can still be held accountable despite being ignorant of the law. Anyway, that's the EU side and obviously the courts will make the final decision whether Ireland can do what they did (my take is no).

Comment Re:Oh yeah? Then what are you gonna do about it? (Score 1) 410

....and also focused on the insult at the beginning. The claim from the EU is that Ireland illegally gave Apple a tax break, which itself does not absolve Apple. A better analogy to the U.S. would be like the state of Idaho trying to reduce your federal income tax rate to attract more businesses. They can't do that. And, a business that buys into that sales pitch is not absolved from paying the proper amount of federal income tax.

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