Month: May 2014

  • Beyonce, Jay, Solange, and what happened after

    Beyonce and Solange, after the elevator ride with Jay: “Look,” Beyoncé said, gently. “I love you and I appreciate you. I know what you were trying to do. I appreciate that you were trying to defend me. I’m not mad at you for tearing into him.” “Oh you’re not mad?” “—Let me finish, Solange. I’m […]

  • Budget 2014

    Good write-up from Greg Jericho on the Guardian: So all up in percentage of GDP terms, revenue will continue to rise over the next four years from 23.0% in 2013-14 to 24.9% of GDP by 2017-18. It’s worth noting that the ALP governments never had a revenue take of more than 23.2% of GDP… Expenditure […]

  • The Audacity of Samsung

    This article on the Samsung-Apple patent battle shows some breathtaking audacity on Samsung’s part, and not just in the Apple case: It was the same old pattern: when caught red-handed, countersue, claiming Samsung actually owned the patent or another one that the plaintiff company had used. Then, as the litigation dragged on, snap up a greater share […]