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Comment Re:Economics (Score 1) 216

Of course the issue is safety.

To fly your yourself and your friends around, you need a visual flight rules private pilot's license that may only involve 40 hours of flight time.

To fly for compensation, you need a commercial license that requires A LOT more training.

Comment Chip (Score 1) 184

While chips have been standard in Europe for some time, I'm starting to see more and more US businesses starting to use the chip in cards over the past 6 months, especially drug stores.

It is interesting though that many people do not have a PIN associated with these chip cards in the US, so it is still "authenticated" with a signature.

Comment Illegal phone running (Score 5, Interesting) 140

I just love the idea that we are going to create a whole new "War on encryption" that might be even less winnable than the War on Drugs.

Instead of people running guns from less restrictive jurisdictions, we will now all be criminals importing phones because we want to buy phones win normal industry standard encryption.

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