eBay To Spin Off PayPal
"Then eBay can become a bank. "
Since July 2007, PayPal has operated across the European Union as a Luxembourg-based bank.
Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time
Let's wait what the Asimov family has to say about that stunt.
Some warm, balmy, financial rain coming.
Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"
Look who's talking.
Somebody from a 'Killer Brand'.
Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe
"Meh, corporations will simply set up mailboxes on Mars, much like they do in Luxembourg or Lichtenstein, ..."
Bullshit. I'm from Luxembourg and those companies have real offices here, they're just here because for the moment they profit from the low VAT of 15% here because of the current EU law, next year they will move on, when customers will have to pay the VAT to their local governments.
We can actually go to the Paypal Bank Offices and raise hell if there's a problem. :-)
Lichtenstein is something else entirely, there it's the foundation laws.
Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans
"Unlike the EU that closes Nuclear plants when the science clearly shows they actually save lives."
Strangely enough, the Germans had so much solar and wind power without the nukes, that they exported it to countries for so low a price (sometimes for free) that those countries had to shut down reactors too. Especially the Swiss were not amused.
And the 'saving lives' part I will believe when the ashes are cooled down in 200.000 years without hurting anybody.
And if the sites and the guards will have been paid by the energy companies for those 200.000 years.
When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone
Everything working OK, only the 'phone' part sucking?
Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US
"... even than Visa's ($17.9 billion), Facebook's ($16 billion), and General Motors ($15.8 billion)"
A payment method, a time waster and a 'products that kill you' company.
Here you can actually buy stuff, and lots of it has free shipping, may it be to Ouagadougou, Timbuktu or Buttfuck, Idaho.
You know, useful.
Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed
U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'
I keep hearing that word since my VIC-20 days.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?
Preferably, considering your age, one with WIFI that sends the image directly to your iPad, so that you don't have to freeze your ass off in the garden.
London's Crime Hot Spots Predicted Using Mobile Phone Data
"In other words, they found where the poor people live by looking at phone data."
No they found out that crime happens where the criminals are.
Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry
"So what's the problem with that?"
The become a member they existing members have to vote them in unanimously.
And for some reason I'm thinking some countries might object and veto.
France, so not to give ideas to Corsica.
Spain, Basques and Catalans
Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future
'You don't take the idea from Jules Verne, you just take the Nazi scientist and let him build a rocket to the fucking Moon.'
BTW, here you can order a print from that day.
Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands
They only walk dogs if the CEO gets The Flower of Forgetfulness. :-)
Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles
"Learning is really not about technology, as soon as pen, paper and books are available."
You mean using a 2D-plotter (hand) to write symbolic data on 'paper' and store it in 'books' isn't technology?
Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch
Lots of flights, no matter which type, do 95% OK, it's the last bit that's critical.
US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola
That's about the number of deaths measles cost us every 6 days and we've had a vaccine for that for over 50 years.
iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters
"But it has a screen that has some inches!"
I need me some inches.
Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy
"So all this does is punish the software developers that don't lock their software into hardware they sell. So if Microsoft stops selling Windows and force everyone to buy Surface laptops ..."
Both of them?
Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla
"Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal..."
I like my deals cooked, not baked.
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