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Apple sells out of all iPad mini models as Amazon pans its price

October 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Photograph showing Apple Newton hand held comp...

Photograph showing Apple Newton hand held computer, cleaned up background in photo editing software (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apple sells out of all iPad mini models as Amazon pans its price.

Common sense, why is everyone buying this low tech piece of kit?

Scott Forstall Out at Apple as Other Top Execs Get Promotions #googlemaps

October 30, 2012 Leave a comment

If you want to sort out the economy, start by taxing the right people #starbucks #HMRC

October 19, 2012 1 comment

Roll credits

Roll credits (Photo credit: Mark J P)

BBC News – Starbucks ‘paid just £8.6m UK tax in 14 years’.
Why the taxman has got it wrong.

1) Formula 1

2) Celebrities

3) Property and Corporates

Common sense and fairness please, Mr HMRC

It’s also worth stating that these practices seem to have been going on for a number of years, so you could ask the question “what was the last government doing whilst this tax avoidance was going on?”

Too busy balancing the books,  I suppose?!?!

Common sense, don’t run the economy without it!

Apple’s latest attempt to extract your cash #shame #lowblow

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Apple I at the Smithsonian Museum

Apple I at the Smithsonian Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lightning to 30-pin Adapter – Apple Store (U.S.).

I used to love Apple products and still own several of them, iPods, iPads, Mac books, desktops, accessories blah blah blah.

I also own several upgrades to both OS X and iOS, most of which fall well short of the standards that Apple set several years ago.

A victim of their own success? Probably but I’m concerned that Apple is turning into Windows, churning out products which just don’t work anymore.

The final insult, if you want the new Apple tech, iPhone 5 or 5g iPod, then all of the kit you have bought in the past is rendered useless in one fell swoop without, wait for it, yet another accessory.

Common sense, why has Apple lost it?

TheFA.com – England game postponed #stupidity #commonsense

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

stupidity

stupidity (Photo credit: KairosOfTyre)

 

TheFA.com – England game postponed.

 

If there was ever a moment that sums up why the world is in such a mess, this must be it.

 

The stupidity was not the fact that the roof was not shut, despite the weather forecast indicating heavy rain but the decision by the authorities, to prolong the decision to cancel the game by another 45 minutes after the designated kick off time.

 

As was continuously pointed out last night, by football pundit Lee Dixon, it was blatantly apparent that there was not an earthly chance of the game being played. So why was the referee sent out onto the pitch, to throw the ball around and in the final desperate moment to try to kick the ball around the half way line?

 

Total stupidity, a HUGE lack of commonsense and a stubborn insistence to toe the official line?

 

This epitomises the mess that we find ourselves in globally. Nobody in authority using their brain, people too scared to say what they think in case it upsets somebody.

 

It’s a long way back but we had better start sooner rather than later.

 

Common sense, vote for Lee Dixon as next head of the BOE

 

 

 

BBC News – UK inflation rate slows to 2.2% in September, ONS says #statistics #broken #calculator

October 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Deutsch: Logo des Fernsehsenders BBC World News.

Deutsch: Logo des Fernsehsenders BBC World News. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BBC News – UK inflation rate slows to 2.2% in September, ONS says.

Inflation falls in September.

Did the cost of petrol, food, health care, utility bills, bus fares, rail fares drop?

Of course not…………… .common sense, get a new calculator.