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DJI's firmware already enforces No Fly zones around airports and other sensitive areas, including flight limited buffer zones around them.   The Ars story is just about adding all of Washington DC to the no fly zone list. It's not impossible to override this, and drone pilots who build their own (or buy a different model) can and do fly in restricted zones. This is obviously dangerous. 
Clarified the dates and dividend math (Apple reports $2.8B for FQ1), and added a link forwarded by Jim Neal about Apple entering the buyback ETF.
 No other country taxes its corporations (or citizens) on income earned outside that country. So the deferred 35% US tax on overseas income is nothing more than a strong incentive for US companies to avoid investment in the US. Which is terrible. Obama's "solution" is to remove the ability to defer the tax, while reducing the rate to teen digits. The currently competing bill reduces this to around 6%, essentially reversing the incentive to encourage US companies that are...
 Taxes aren't voluntary, but obviously necessary to maintain basic infrastructure, defense and education within a sophisticated civilization. Not "forcing people" to pay their taxes for others would be "doomed to failure." Stop signs and DUIs aren't voluntary opt-in programs where self interest keeps people from committing negligent homicides. Not "forcing people" to obey traffic laws for others would be "doomed to failure." Without threat of fines, companies would dump...
 I agree that it's hard to "trust" either party, but I do suggest you at least attempt to balance the what you find to be the egregious overreach of the federal government to help states effectively fund affordable healthcare for millions of people (that costs less than the broken system we had) VS the unofficial wars of the previous administration that broke the economy, risked a draft (that would actually cause a problem for citizens) and terminated all the...
 I would read up on that Anarchism, communism (and now tea party republicans) all share the delusional fantasy of a world where strong central government does not exist, because everything magically works on its own without it.  http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/hum_303/manifesto.html  "The vision of communism was very similar to that of anarchism: a stateless society in which central government had "withered away," local, ground-up control of all affairs by strictly...
 That's a good point. Troy Wolverton of the SJ Merc again rushed out to publish a "but Android is winning: 80%!!!" headline that didn't tell a story. How does that result in a win, and for whom?  Google doesn't even have the ability to show ads on Open Android phones because they're hooked up to Alibaba or Amazon rather than Google services. And the ads Google gets from Android are less valuable than iOS, a net wash for Google.  Who else? Does Xiaomi, Samsung, LG, Lenovo...
The last group that aimed for "zero government" were Marxist Communists, and that didn't work out well. Turns out we need a government to stop bad people from dumping toxic waste into our rivers and grinding up employees into Soylent Green. Remember the 1800s? That's the US without an EPA and labor regulations. It was ugly and mean and nearly destroyed itself. 
Samsung pays >5% taxes in South Korea, but that country isn't experiencing America's crumbling infrastructure, educational crisis or healthcare problems. Really, the U.S. could go out and grab 50% of Apple's cash holdings, and then start another war and burn another $4 trillion dollars on it. That $0.1 trillion taken from Apple wouldn't do a damn thing to help anyone in the U.S. apart from the military industrial oil complex. And those people don't pay taxes.  So your...
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