So the EU can just come down and tell it's member countries who they are and aren't allowed to give tax breaks to
Yes, and that's one of the fundamental necessities for a free trade zone.
It's quite easy, Ireland can make as many tax breaks as they want for Apple as long as they are out of EU. If they want to be in EU and trade in the EU open market, then they must be subject to some basic rules.
Also, Apple has to pay these taxes, because they had profit and they failed to pay their respective taxes for more than 1 decade. They aren't going bankrupt by paying taxes over their profits like you are saying.
Why would they sue? The DAO wording very clearly states that for all possible purposes including legal ones the code is the contract. Whoever did this, did exactly what the contract stated.
Besides why would people what a smart contract based blockchain currency if the contracts wouldn't be solved by those smart contracts but by a traditional court? Doesn't that defeat the all purpose of the currency? I bet these people are not feeling so "libertarian" right now.
It actually just looks like Microsoft still didn't see that the world is ready to move on from them at the 1st real opportunity and doesn't give a damn.
For instance Visual Studio 2015. You have to update the packages one by one.... manually... and download each runnable install file from the internet. It's absolutely ridiculous, how can anyone use that stuff? They didn't implement that basic feature that's standard in any IDE in Mac or Linux, updating. It's just crazy.
save some taxpayers money (and use normal bullets, not the ones that cost more than feeding someone for 50 years).
If you live in EU, you should know we don't have life sentences here. Depends on the country, but maximum real sentence is about 25 years.
We don't they they exist, they do actually and factually exist.
Bitcoin can make 7 transaction per second. Not for 1 person, or one business but for the all world. 7 transactions per second, that's it. Do you really think the world can work with 7 only transactions per second taking place?
More dumbfounding is that, the handful of Chinese miners that control the all bitcoin network (so much for the myth that bitcoin is decentralized), don't allow that value to be changed and not only kept the network locked by their mining power in this scenario, but they went out to DDOS anyone that tried to mine blocks with a different size, taking the internet down in entire towns to do so. (http://bravenewcoin.com/news/mike-hearn-calls-bitcoins-block-size-debate-a-civil-war)
First they mocked us...now Bitcoin is accepted everywhere! Even in apps!
Some people have a very limited concept of "everywhere".
The problem in these instances is the one that is attacking all western society since the turn of the century. For some strange reason, people now think they have the right to feel offended and that people that offends them must be shut up
There is this sense of self entitlement fed by the media going around, that if someone says something against any particular aspect of some social justice cause, you deserve some kind of punishment. You are essentially bared from contesting any kind of argument about any aspect of say, feminism, black empowerment, religion and a few other. No matter how idiotic is the specific pro argument for one of those issues, if you point that out, you are automatically dismissed and any public forum will do its best to shut you up.
Mediocrity finds safety in standardization. -- Frederick Crane