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Comment Re:Stick a fork in.... (Score 1) 610

I agree with the AC. By voting for someone you hate only a little bit less than the opposition you send a message that their policy isn't important and they just have to be slightly less bad than the opposition.
If people actually voted for a third party it would do a lot to keep the two big candidates from going this much off the rails.

Comment Re:Wrong way to go about it (Score 1) 117

This.
I think a popup is the way to go.
If you need some indicator to show other people, put it in the settings menu.
A tiny thing like the battery changing green could mean that the battery is fully charged or something.
Red could be interpreted as it needs charging.
This is probably why google doesn't want companies messing with the battery indicator.

Comment Re:CS should _not_ be taught to teenagers (Score 1) 240

> If you are taught programming, you learn how to program, but you also learn how to think logically, deal with complexity, and systematically solve problems.

I seriously doubt this, unless you are taught in a very specific way.
If you were taught baking in the same way it would have the same effect.
Most CS teaching I see is basic "here's how to use these language features" kind of stuff, which doesn't teach you anything useful at al.

Comment How is this surprising? (Score 1) 151

I downloaded the "apps" (god I hate that term) I needed when I first got the phone.
Why would I need to constantly install new ones?
I don't constantly install new programs on my PC either.
How many messaging apps does a person need?
I'm more surprised that half of smart phone users apparently find a new app to install at least once a month.

Comment Re:This is complete crap, and should not be possib (Score 1) 302

> The amount is determined by the EU.
I could be wrong, but I thought it was the exact opposite.
As far as I understand Ireland determines how much tax to charge, with the problem being that in this case they charged apple less tax than they do other companies.
On second thought, maybe your right.
Ireland only charged taxes on sales within Ireland, and was supposed to collect on sales in the rest of the EU but didn't.
If that's the case then it's more like California telling you you don't have to pay federal tax.
Which would obviously be bullshit.

Comment Re:This is complete crap, and should not be possib (Score 1) 302

Completely different.
Your company is not the one who determines how much tax you are supposed to pay.
The Irish government is the one who determines how much tax apple should pay.
If they misinform apple, then that is their fault, not apples.
If the EU disagrees with Ireland, then they should demand the money from Ireland, not apple.
Whether or not Ireland tries to get the money form apple should be up to them.

Comment This is complete crap, and should not be possible (Score 1, Insightful) 302

So Ireland made a deal with apple about them paying less taxes.
Maybe this deal was against EU regulations, maybe it wasn't.
Why should apple have to pay back taxes to the EU?
If Ireland broke EU regulations, then Ireland is the one who should pay up.
If I unknowingly buy a stolen car and the police find out, I lose the car.
I don't suddenly have to pay an additional fee for having the car for 6 months.

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