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Comment Re:What kind of stupid ass reporting is this?! (Score 1) 169

Why are they calling an app crash a 'device failure' on either platform, unless the app is distributed with the device?

Why is Apple responsible for shitty code written by a 3rd party, which may or may not be a proper version of the app for the installed OS? Why is Google?

Should we start blaming Intel when Adobe applications inevitably crash now, or should we continue to blame Adobe for not caring enough to actually QA?

Comment Re:Good lord.... (Score 1) 169

And apparently in the nomenclature of this study, a shitty app crashing constitutes a "failing device".

Personally, I find that to be a problem with the app, not the fucking device. Especially when some of the apps named get updated on a weekly basis with the total comments about the updates being "bug fixes".

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

Toyota and Honda both manufacture in the US (as well as other "import" brands), but it's not because they're being good guys and care about keeping the UAW alive - they're doing it to dodge protectionist import tariffs on cars.

If it's assembled in Indiana, you don't pay that tariff. And you can still manufacture the parts in Japan, as those don't have the tariff applied.

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

False equivalence.

Paying only what the law requires in taxes to a government that is more likely to waste that money on bullshit than do anything good with it is in no way equivalent to dumping tons of caustic and toxic shit into an open pit and shrugging it off. To suggest otherwise is ridiculous.

For the record, even if Apple paid tax on every single dollar they make worldwide, it would only fund the Department of Defense for like 3 days.

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

Who else would be to blame about how fucked up the US tax code is, other than the sole legislative body with the Constitutional authority to fix it?

Why are you so adamant to let the Congress, who has been derelict of duty for some time now on the issue of tax reform, off the hook? They are the only ones that can make tax law at the Federal level, they are the only ones that have ever had the power to do so, and without repealing or amending Article I, Section 7 they will be the only ones that can.

Don't like Apple's (and Google's, and many other corporations) tax strategies? Write your fucking representative in Congress.

Comment Re:Driving in reverse (Score 1) 152

So you're now claiming that Tim Cook perjured himself in front of Congress when he testified that Apple pays US taxes?

I know, it's shocking that someone might try to minimize their tax liability; I'm sure you pay a bunch of unnecessary taxes and don't bother with any deductions when you file. Wait, you do? Why the double standard?

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