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high-tech export restrictions

By BatmanG8 ·
> The latest version of the U.S. House
> of Representatives' defense-spending bill,
> the National Defense Authorization Act,
> would require companies to obtain licenses
> to export even low-powered desktop computers.

I haven't seen a "low-powered desk-top computer" for nearly 10 years. Most lap-tops these days are significantly more powerful than the Cyber 7600 which was only taken off the restriction list in the 1990s, IIRC, and more powerful than the ones we used to design nuclear weapons systems more recently.

The odd thing is that all of these computers are imported, now, and made of parts from Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Red China. No US export restriction is going to have much effect because we've already exported most of our high-tech manufacturing equipment and information to those foreign manufacturers in the drive to depress compensation.

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