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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

fafaforza Re:Already taxed? (324 comments)

Well, aren't cell taxes for the use of government owned frequencies? Some cell towers might also be on public lands.

And gas tax is meant for public road maintenance. When I am on the Turnpike, my EZ-Pass fee is what pays for this private road's maintenance. Don't confuse the two. Imagine that public roads don't exist. I pay directly for use of privately-owned infrastructure. Verizon's fiber to the house is privately owned. They pay the government taxes on it already, and pass that cost onto me. The government then taxes me again, per gigabyte used.

Sure, only sure thing is death and taxes, but let's agree that this is double taxation.

3 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

fafaforza Re:Already taxed? (324 comments)

But Verizon owns the road and maintains it, if we follow your analogy.

And I pay to drive on the NJ Turnpike, which is privately owned.

3 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

fafaforza Already taxed? (324 comments)

Isn't the Internet already taxed? Not sure about Hungary, but most places you're taxed for the computer you buy, and for Internet service you get from a provider. The provider is likely taxed for the copper/fiber, taxed for the employees they have, the equipment they purchase. Electricity, real estate, etc related to this endeavor. That's all taxed. Sounds like a desperate government out of ideas.

3 days ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

fafaforza Re: Why..... (259 comments)

I picture economists reading your comment and cringing in pain.

about two weeks ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

fafaforza Re: Why..... (259 comments)

And hopefully such havens will be closed down everywhere and companies will pay a non-ridiculous tax rate.

about two weeks ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

fafaforza Re: Why..... (259 comments)

Yes, more money, but when divided across the extra hours worked (plus the extra expenses like babysitters, daycare) you'll be earning $3 per hour. Is that worth it for you? To get up in the morning, be away from your kid, suffer through a dreadful commute and deal with a boss?

That was a situation for my mom. Working extra hours meant she was paying more in taxes from just crossing the bracket threshold, making it not worth it for her.

about two weeks ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

fafaforza Re:Going out of business sale (259 comments)

If you set up your company before end of December, your company will be considered "existing" and thus you'll be able to use this loophole. If you set up your company on January 3rd, you won't have access to the loophole, like your competitors, and you'll be at a disadvantage, or an unlefel playing field.

about two weeks ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

fafaforza Re:Can't be good for humans either (147 comments)

The article doesn't really say what length of time the "rapid" change in the fish constitutes, but the fish's lifespan cannot be long, so we could assume the change was visible within 6 months of introducing the estrogen? Seems fair to me. Compare that to a 30 year old male being exposed to the same drugs all his life. I wouldn't be so quick in dismissing the effects.

about two weeks ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

fafaforza Re:poor summary (185 comments)

A business project isn't a person, so you wouldn't say "who's [sic] goal." Instead, it would be preferable to say "the goal of which."

about three weeks ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

fafaforza Re: What's the point ? (185 comments)

Can you somehow put that on a medical bracelet or in your will somewhere? So that when you hit a rough patch, are feeling down and depressed, have slightly low self esteem and low self confidence, and have a personality predisposed to feeling obligated to perform and not to disappoint -- especially when hundreds of eyes are upon you -- we can save you the trouble of pulling the trigger or jumping, and we can just throw a plastic bag over your head, in the privacy of your own home, so that no one has to see your brain matter splattered on the sidewalk or the wall of your apartment.

about three weeks ago
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Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

fafaforza Re:Half of one percent (113 comments)

Numbers less than 10 are generally spelled out, and it was after a hyphen, and there is a rule about spelling out numbers at the beginning of the sentence, which might kinda apply here.

about a month ago
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Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

fafaforza Re:It doesn't take a genius (113 comments)

You guys make it sound like making millions in the stock market is dead simple. All your posts are missing is a link to an ebook that tell you all the secrets.

Maybe downplaying his gains makes you feel better about yourselves? But making that kind of scratch doesn't happen by change. Even best advisors from open hedge and mutual funds average around 25%.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

fafaforza Re:911 was down for us Friday night (610 comments)

> how can you download software patches

When you want to, when you have cleared some space and you're ready. Just like you should be able to choose when to download anything, and how to use your disk drive space.

about a month ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

fafaforza Re:Only three hundred titles? (249 comments)

So you really do believe 64MB if flash is all they could technically fit? And you'll use that as evidence that the device is inferior? Would you also say a 2.0l Mazda is inferior to a V8 corvette because it doesn't have nearly the same 0-60 time? Or would you instead concede that the designers understood the performance difference but used that specific engine for a specific reason.

about 5 months ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

fafaforza Re:Only three hundred titles? (249 comments)

Or they loaded up a bunch of public domain titles, instead of spending tax payer money on titles that they had no idea would appeal to any of the readers.

I'm sure the military is capable enough to put more than 64MB of memory on a device.

about 5 months ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

fafaforza Re:There's a reason books can't be updated (249 comments)

Those aren't "traditional" e-readers in the sense of having an eInk display. Both are LCD based tablets with Android.

about 5 months ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

fafaforza Enforcement. (199 comments)

Wonder how this will be enforced when a page might consider a first and last name only, and there are many people with the same combination. Now Google will have to be the arbiter of whether a request is legitimate, and not being made by someone unconnected, but simply having the same name.

about 5 months ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

fafaforza Re:Protected class (199 comments)

Hold on there, that would be getting to the root of the problem. That makes way too much sense.

about 5 months ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

fafaforza Re:Censorship (199 comments)

Does Lexis-Nexis get sued because they index libelous articles?

about 5 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

fafaforza Re:London Cabbies are different (417 comments)

Except thatprobably 99.999% of drivers in NYC were not born anywhere near North America, and many barely speak the language.

about 6 months ago

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