Adding price signaling to health care, and adopting Indiana’s HSA deductible concept, would dramatically alter how health care works – and lead to lower prices. Ideas so good they will never happen.
Business: San Francisco to require tech entrepreneurs to receive a permit from the city before launching their tech products
A new San Francisco city government office will be given authority over new product trials and product launches in San Francisco. Companies introducing new products will require approval and a permit from the City. What could possibly go wrong?
Columnist proposes the establishment of a new government agency known as an “Algorithm Czar” to regulate all algorithms used in computing. The author is unaware that Courts have ruled algorithms are speech that is protected by the First Amendment in the U.S.
NPR makes an assertion that 1984 is when personal computers in the home emerged and that parents only bought personal computers for their sons. The first assertion is false and the second assertion is made without any supporting evidence. The latter assertion provides no meaningful explanation for women in computer science prior to the mid-1980s nor that most young women today have a personal computer but still are, apparently, not going into computer science.
U.S. Copyright Office expands copyright exemptions for fair use, security research and other activities
U.S. Copyright Office gives okay to computer security researchers to thwart copyright protection systems for the purpose of good faith security research. This, and many other exemptions, have been added into the rules for accessing copy protected works.
AOPA sees government fees for future drone flying, certainly for commercial operations but also likely for recreational flyers depending on their locations. We may know more within 6 months. Additionally, mandatory beacon ID/transponders likely to be required for model aircraft, depending on where they are flown; hopefully areas including Class G airspace will be exempt.
If Democrats regain control of Congress, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will likely become head of the House transportation committee with oversight of the FAA. He appears to favor strong regulation of all model aircraft operations in the United States. What impact is this likely to have on model aviation or consumer drone/quadcopter activities?