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Comment: A double standard of moral hazard (Score 1) 724

by radarskiy (#49766793) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

If an individual, and now apparently a government, finds that it is cheaper to default than to perform, that is a moral failing.

If a corporation find that it is cheaper to default than to perform, well that's just good business.

I guess since a corporation is amoral it is immune to moral hazard.

People act as if they've only now discovered that Greek have terrible tax collection and that their bonds were a bad risk. Sure, let's say there should be some consequence for Greece if it defaults. However, there should also be some consequence for the German banks that invested in what everyone else knew was a bad risk. The whole idea behind a risk premium is that there's a chance that you will realize that risk. Well, the German Banks did realize that risk and like good Americans they have attempted to socialize the losses.

Comment: Re:Everyone is going to the Moon... (Score 4, Informative) 117

There is absolutely nothing in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 that prevents commercial exploitation, and it actively encourages scientific exploitation. What it prohibits is national appropriation, i.e. no country can claim claim territory.
What is unclear is who who has jurisdiction over conflicts between nationals of different signatories. (Nationals of the same signatory are under the jurisdiction of that signatory.) For example, if US Space Mining Co comes along a picks up the processed ore from EU Space Mining Co and runs off with it EUSMCo has no venue for redress of the theft.

Comment: Re:Putty domain (Score 1) 216

by radarskiy (#49748379) Attached to: Trojanized, Info-Stealing PuTTY Version Lurking Online

"Right. I know this. "

But you did not know that people like red_dragon and the AC kept pointing to the wrong site. red_dragon' claimed that there should be no confusion about what is the right site to get PuTTY but in doing so demonstrated red_dragon's own confusion over what was the right site thus refuting the claim.

Comment: Telling a question (Score 1) 243

by radarskiy (#49741535) Attached to: Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

Saying "Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television" not only makes the assumption that at one point Apple was planning to make a television, it gets you to accept that they were. No one shred of evidence has been shown that such plans existed.

It has gotten to the point where one analyst has actually apologized though, which in itself is a miracle.

Comment: Re:Hosts = less resource use vs. Adblock variants (Score 1) 111

1-10, 12 and the first half of 13 are the same thing, which an ad blocker does but with finer granularity than just the host name and with patterns instead of explicit entries.

11 isn't actually affected by host files entries on *your* end.

15 is a design choice by the writer of the ad blocker. Some have text-based configs and some don't.

16 is a comparison, so it depends on what metric you are using.

So only the second half of 13 and 14 are features that a host file could provide but an ad blocker could not.

Comment: Re:I wonder why... (Score 2) 289

by radarskiy (#49720571) Attached to: North Carolina Still Wants To Block Municipal Broadband

The states are not sovereign under the US Constitution, the PEOPLE are sovereign. The states do not have the right to oppress the people, but is almost the only reason "State's rights" are invoked. Pot legalization is pretty much the only case I can think of where State's rights have been invoked in favor of the liberty of the People rather than against it.

It seems intuitively obvious to me, which means that it might be wrong. -- Chris Torek