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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.

Comment Re:iOS (Score 1) 599

I game, such as it is, on my iPad. I really only use my PC for Civilization V (waiting on VI) and some of the heavier image and video processing. But, yeah, I'm not so much into the FPS games anymore, though I used to be. I must be getting old. Somewhat in my defense, my 9yo son uses my PC a lot. I haven't bought him his own yet because honestly, it's working ok for us and don't need to spend the money on it.

Comment Two Parts (Score 2) 293

There are two distinct parts to this topic:

  1. Is Facebook inappropriately censoring our videos?
  2. Is Facebook simply trying to cover their ass for a lawsuit?

Note that FB has usage rights and they could censor stuff, and they do. They block terrorist propaganda, for example. The question here is should it be an all or nothing, or as-decided-by-FB? Regarding the lawsuits, note that in the U.S. there are number of protections on media reporting of minors (as an example). If FB allows such reporting unfiltered, can they be held accountable? I would hope not, but it depends on what the court would agree.

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