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Comment Re:Not funneled into (Score 1) 284

It may not be stupid, but it makes American companies less competitive compared to their foreign competitors. A British company will pay 20% tax on its profits from the UK, 35% tax on its profits from the US, and 15% on its profits from Germany. However, if this company was headquartered in the US instead, it will simply pay 35% tax on all profits worldwide, making the US company less competitive.

Comment Re:Not funneled into (Score 5, Informative) 284

Don't know why this is marked as being a Troll, it's factual information. The US is the only developed nation in the world that taxes companies based on worldwide profits, not just profits earned in the US. Yes, you get a tax credit for income tax you pay to other countries, but the end result is you end up paying the high US corporate income tax rate on income earned everywhere in the world, whereas foreign companies only pay the high US tax rate on income earned in the US, and the lower tax rates of income earned in other countries. This makes foreign companies a competitive advantage over US companies. Not a great policy in my opinion.

Comment Re:I wonder... (Score 5, Insightful) 188

Tell that to the third parties companies that sell the red-light cameras. There's been numerous instances of the red-light cameras issuing false citations, and those companies pressuring localities to reduce the amount of time a yellow light is shown, in order to get more revenue at the expense of safety.

Comment Re:I'm not sure Apple understands how courts work. (Score 5, Informative) 250

They say this because the All Writs Act is only supposed to be used to fill a gap that Congress has not addressed. If there is national debate about something, and Congress refuses to take up the issue, it can be said that Congress has addressed the issue and has rejected a law mandating backdoors, meaning the All Writs Act could not be used.

Comment Good (Score 5, Insightful) 518

He's lucky there wasn't an emergency and that his device did not interfere with a 911 call. This is reckless behavior, and he already knew the seriousness of this crime because of the prior conviction.

By the way, are you allowed to have a beer on the Chicago public transit? If so, that's fantastic!

Comment Re:two questions (Score 4, Insightful) 85

1. Are you actually white hat if you're spilling secrets that aren't yours to tell?

He looked at the firmware that was installed in a car the he (I presume) owned, and published his findings. If you want to keep something like this a secret don't distribute this "secret" in a firmware update that every single Tesla owner receives.

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