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Comment: and yahoo is not done paying yet (Score 4, Insightful) 223

by Dan667 (#47886573) Attached to: U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data
The damage the US has done to US Tech Companies has just started. International companies are dumping American Companies even though they tried to do the right thing. Something needs to be done to reign in the US government and in particular the military and nsa.

Comment: Re:Anti-competitive behavior is a big deal (Score 1) 312

by Dan667 (#47811461) Attached to: Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany
problem is that the traditional taxi services are not meeting demand or Uber and Lyft would not be able to grow this fast. In a number of markets taxi's will just outright refuse to make short trips so part of this is also the monopoly that taxi's enjoy that they are abusing. More competition is good.

Comment: Re:Actually makes good sense (Score 2) 702

by Dan667 (#47399733) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
sad anyone has the misconception these kinds of policies help. The goal of these policies is to make people who don't understand how easy it is to get whatever you want on an airplane to feel safe. You are not safer (it is just security theater), and you are just enabling your rights being taken away by thinking this is helping.

Comment: economic might more powerful than spying (Score 1) 206

by Dan667 (#47330005) Attached to: Germany Scores First: Ends Verizon Contract Over NSA Concerns
problem with the short sighted spying and lets spend crazy money on the military misses that economic might is certainly more important. You cannot pay for stupid expensive spying and military programs or twist the arms of other countries if you are not economically strong. Not only is the spying program Constitutionally wrong it is weakening the US in real and lasting ways.

"Why can't we ever attempt to solve a problem in this country without having a 'War' on it?" -- Rich Thomson, talk.politics.misc

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