Links for the week of October 5th, 2010

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  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • TaintDroid: Realtime Privacy Monitoring on Smartphones – An interesting low-level application that runs on top of Android, and tracks how third party applications access and transmit your sensitive information. The majority of them appear to do suspicious things, like reporting your location to advertising servers. Although, what exactly constitutes "suspicious" in this day and age is changing quickly. I broadcast my location publicly, so does this bug me? I never see ads anyway. It will be interesting to see if the "reasonable expectation of privacy" standard the Supreme Court uses will be altered in light of our current information saturated ways.
  • California’s Personal Vehicle Sharing Law Could Diminish Need to Own a Car – California makes it possible for car owners to put their vehicles into car share pools. Sweet. I wonder how smoothly it will work.
  • Don Shoup Strikes Back – Don Shoup responds to the Randal O'Toole and the Cato Institute on the High Cost of Free Parking.
  • Free Markets for Free Parking – Randal O'Toole, from the Cato Institute, responding to Tyler Cowen's article in the NY Times about the Donald Shoup's work. Of course he didn't read the book.
  • Why Free Parking Comes at a Price – Tyler Cowen on the High Cost of Free Parking in the New York Times
  • Green, but Still Feeling Guilty – Or rather, not actually green, and feeling guilty about stupid little crap that wouldn't make a difference anyway. We're so hosed.

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A former space explorer, now marooned on a beautiful, dying world.

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