This isn't a telco play (2km doesn't get you anywhere... Plus who needs 100G to the home today - I would settle for 1G) - it is a data center play. 2km is a data center distance, large clusters are easily hosted in rooms of this size - and even inter rack distances can get into the 10's of meters. Frankly others have had 100G silicon photonics out for a while (read about a year).
A 5% return on 1,000,000 is 50K a year. That doesn't go very far when you have to cover your medical expenses, housing, food, and hopefully seeing your grandkids.
1,000,000 dollars isn't really all that much. Take an average 40 year working life, invest/save 25K a year - 40 years later... magic 1,000,000. Rather than complain about someone who provided value to millions of customers - why don't you go after the football/basketball/baseball players that get paid millions a year to play a game.
Retail investing should be banned. Unwashed masses should only be allowed to by index funds.
Wow - this has to be the stupidest thing I have ever seen.
Please lets start with a few problems:
1. Please define Unwashed Masses and give a definition that will show who is in/out of the group that isn't allowed to trade
2. Please define index fund - separate an index fund from something like Magellan which is one of the larges funds in the world, but is far from an index fun
Now that we have that out of the way, explain how making choices for myself should be made unlawful? Are you going to ban the lottery that has an even lower payout? What about my 401K plan, what choices am I allowed to have in my 401K... Is this different than "retail investing"?
The problem with an unarmed populace is there is no way to revolt from an unjust government.
No inflation isn't a problem... Assume that I am given 2000 dollars by Y Combiner. This is taxable income. Various governments will easily take 1000 a month off the top. Now, lets assume that Y Combiner needs to come up with this money - they will have to apply for a government grant for 3000 dollars per person, allowing them to pay various people 1000 a month to cover overhead and "profit", 2000 to the lucky recipient. So the government looses 2000 dollars. Now the government will need to raise taxes (or increase debt spending) by 5-6 thousand a month (again to cover their overhead - you think this stuff is free). This will cause a net loss in income of 4000 dollars to give me 1000 dollars a month to spend.
Oh Wait - you thought money grows on trees?
I assume payroll is tax-deductible
It is not that it is tax deductible - it is that it is a simple expense. Frankly, trying to do what you suggest is crazy complicated. Now you have to define what is a payroll expense and would count against earnings, and what it a outsourcing contract that wouldn't count, and what is an outsourcing contract that would count (I assume that is someone like IBM/HP/EDS comes in as a US company that would be Ok, right?)
Now that we have to define these things to the point where they are crystal clear - what happens if EDS uses a worker that is based in India? What happens if Wipro uses a US hired worker? Do we go racist and say that if they hire a Caucasian it is fine, but hire an Indian that got the MSCS here at Berkeley it isn't fine?
Please god quit trying to use the tax code to get the behavior that you want - you won't get it, and you will only make things worse for most of us that aren't rich enough to hire 10-12 tax accountants
They can't even afford to build new public schools.
So, first off - the school district isn't "owned" by the city council. As far as I know - the city doesn't pay a dime for the schools here, it is all funded by a block of money from the state from property taxes that is used to pay for the school system.
Second off - the Cupertino schools consistently rank as the top high schools in California. To say that there is a lack of funding would be a travesty. The schools appear to be adequately funded and staffed with a superior outcome.
Third - if the schools needed operational money, that is very different than needing capital money to build a new school. Frankly - poking around in Cupertino, I am not sure there is a suitably large property that could be bought and developed into a school. So that leaves us with expanding existing campuses. My daughter's school just had a new building added 2 years ago - cafeteria, physics classrooms, etc. that was needed. This was simply budgeted and spent. I believe the other high schools have similar programs to build classroom space as it is needed.
So in conclusion - that statement doesn't apply. The schools are great here, please don't imply it is apple's fault that the schools are so great
Yes, and the goals of the little man should be to become the employer. To be honest my wages raise regularly without the need of the government compelling my employer to raise them... The idea is you have a useful skill that people are willing to pay for - if your current employer doesn't pay you what you are worth, then you go to the next employer, or even better become your own employer and sell directly to the customer without a middle-man taking a hit on the profits.
The idea that there is a wage that no one should be willing to work under simply means that if someone doesn't have the skills to be valuable at the minimum wage - they are unemployable... Making their minimum wage 0. You see this happen all the time. You used to have to stand in line at the grocery store to have your groceries rung up and pay. Now there is an automated system that allows customers to check out themselves and pay without any help from store employees (well, 1 per 4-6 checkout lines). Now those 2-3 people that used to checkout customers are unemployed, rather than making a little less money than minimum wage. I wonder how they feel about this?
Apple's compilers are open source so you could A) verify this claim and B) they have shifted a lot of code to Swift now which is again an open source toolchain.
Not quite. Never trust the toolchain Ken Tompson Hack
So this is a very dangerous hack, even to open source from over 30 years ago. Very VERY hard to detect
Translation: They figured out they have a non trivial chance of losing this case so they 'discovered' this new alleged hack that they doubtless had all along.
You are not nearly cynical enough. Let me translate for you... They figured out they have a strong possibility of losing this case so they "discover" a hack that they announce they have. This causes Apples "security" value to plummet (Now everyone knows an iPhone is hackable - the US government said it is). There will be some back channel negotiations, they will come out and say - no it is completely secure, we couldn't get into the phone. Apple will quietly hack the phone and give the FBI the information that it wants
Truth is free, but information costs.