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Comment Re:So basically... (Score 4, Insightful) 555

There's unethical behavior all over the world, all the time. They are intentionally picking and choosing a political position. That is, as you say, their right to do so. But then they shouldn't complain when they exclude themselves from roughly half the market. Picking and choosing has a down-side too.

Comment At some point (Score 1) 251

Musk is going to get wise, hire a fleet of limos and drive prospective customers out of state to pick up the cars they bought/put a downpayment for online. America isn't THAT big, and most people are never more than an hour or two from a state line unless they're in the middle of TX or something.

Comment Re:Tech Company arrogance. (Score 2) 161

In the Netherlands there is research on 100+ year old people. They are examined as to why they are that old. People can donate their body to science so others will learn.

How I know this? Because my great-aunt was the inspiration to start this project. She donated her body to science, so others may learn. I repeat that in words that are better understood here: She open sourced her body. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Yes, she asked SPECIFALLY that others can learn from her body. The process of what would happen with her body was well known by her as well as the procedure (immediate replacement of blood e.g.) So I agree that we have just started and I am proud that I have know one of the persons who was the basis of some serious knowledge about aging healthy.

Comment Re:The U.S. ain't perfect, but... (Score 0) 522

To me Free Speech is not the be all end all. I am much more interested in Personal Privacy. And obviously the US is not interested in the protection of privacy, because it will cost the companies effort and thus money. Free speech requires them to do nothing and that costs nothing and is the easy way out. It benefits the companies so no objections there and it sounds nice for the people, so no objection there.

Protection of privacy would mean objections of the companies and most people have NO idea what it actually entails and what the dangers are of not having it means. Because without it, all the rest of your rights becomes meaningless.

Having ONLY freedom of speech without any protection of privacy is a hollow right at best and for those countries (as we are talking about the Internet of the world here) death of you and your family at worst.

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