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More On the "Cuban Twitter" Scam

Aaron England Snowden's leaks has gone off the rails (90 comments)

Remember when Snowden's leaks were about blowing the whistle on illegal wiretapping of American citizens? Does anyone else feel like he's long lost all legitimacy?

about 10 months ago

Car Dealers vs the Web: GM Shifts Toward Online Purchasing

Aaron England Car dealerships have a legal monopoly (160 comments)

Has anyone ever wondered why we buy cars the way we do? If you wanted to buy a banana, you wouldn't go to a banana store. You would go to a grocery store and pick from a multitude of different fruits. Yet with (new) cars, there is no grocery store equivalent. Why is that? Well the reason is that in all 50 states dealerships have established a legal monopoly which basically prohibits this.

Planet Money did a podcast on this very issue.

about a year ago

Intel Builds On Top of Android, But Hedges On Open-Sourcing Improvements

Aaron England Re:Altruism vs profit. (156 comments)

Intel is a public company. They have a fiduciary duty to be profitable not charitable.

more than 2 years ago

Iran's New Space Program

Aaron England Re:Yes, Russia better worry the most (243 comments)

Because instability in the Middle East raises oil prices and as of 2009 Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil exporter.

more than 3 years ago

Judge Rules Man Cannot Be Forced To Decrypt HD

Aaron England Re:The devil is in the details (775 comments)

Uh no, congress did not do that. Even if congress did do that you don't overturn a supreme court decision by writing another law. What congress did was more narrowly define what kind of child pornography is banned. It is now "such visual depiction is a computer image or computer-generated image that is, or appears virtually indistinguishable from that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct." So if someone developed a image metrics child pornography, that might meet the standard of "virtually indistinguishable" and therefore be banned. A simple animation would not be.

more than 6 years ago


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