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Canadian Spy Agency Snooped Travelers With Airport Wi-Fi

fishboy Re:Et tu, Canada? (159 comments)

A two-four, or more, of Elsinore

available at your local beer store

is a pour for your chore, for shore.

1 year,21 hours

Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones Over Weekend

fishboy Re:Also Apple has the problem that it sells fashio (432 comments)

I can assure you that Apple does not see this fashionability as a problem. On the contrary, Apple assiduously uses fashion to both create and retain customers, and has been doing so since their beginning. Fashion is perhaps what Apple understands and other device makers who would sell their first-born for nine million unit sales in a weekend emphatically do not. That said, if you think that the cohesiveness and stickiness of the Apple ecosystem is just fashion, I have a poop-coloured zune to sell you. Someday, people will understand that consumers don't know what the specs on phones even mean, they just want a device that's priced within reach, looks cool, and works well for their needs.

about a year ago

A Look Back At the Career of Steve Jobs

fishboy Re:Biggest tight wad of all time (324 comments)

I've often thought that the USA way of taxing is a lot better than the Canadian way. In the US, money that you really don't deserve (inheritance, lotteries, etc.) is taxed quite hard but the money that you earn or invest (to create jobs) is not. In Canada, it is the reverse - lottery wins and other winfalls are not taxed at all but the money you actually earn is way, way over taxed.

first off you should do some research on the canadian taxation system. you will note that canadian income taxes are not much higher (and are lower in many brackets) unless you are making over $100,000; that corporate taxes are significantly (more than 10 points) lower; and that universal healthcare is included in the deal. the pension plan is also fully funded and the banking system is the strongest in the world. lottery wins, estates, and other windfalls are taxed quite heavily in canada as well. however, the size of the US debt, deficit, income disparity, and unemployment rate certainly point to an enlightened taxation system south of the border.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Announces New MacBook, Pro, Air

fishboy apple remote? (774 comments)

is it just me or have they dropped the apple remote on both the macbook and macbook pros? can't see any mention of it in the tech specs, what's included in the box. i would be surprised if they moved away from this, it seems like the whole front row display software is built around it.

more than 6 years ago


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