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It’s not ever going to happen while I’m governor. I can promise you.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said of a proposed Internet tax expansion bill that would require up to a 10 percent excise tax on digital ads from big companies (greater than $100 million in annual ad revenue) that are targeting Maryland Internet users. (PEW Trusts — February 25, 2020)

February 26, 2020
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My flip phone is permanently gone… You’re looking at an 89-year-old guy who’s barely beginning to be with it.

Warren Buffet said regarding his decision to finally get rid of his old flip phone and begin using a smartphone, an iPhone specifically. (Business Insider — February 24, 2020)

February 25, 2020
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All orgs developing advanced AI should be regulated, including Tesla.

Elon Musk tweeted on Feb. 17 in response to a new MIT Technology Review report of OpenAI. When asked if AI should be regulated “By individual governments or on a global scale, eg UN,” Musk replied simply: “Both.” (TechCrunch, Twitter — February 18, 2020)

February 22, 2020
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Did anyone consult with police before designing and manufacturing the new Ontario license plates?

Twitter user Sgt. Steve Koopman tweeted about the new, virtually unreadable license plates that are now being distributed in the Canadian Province of Ontario, the design of which critics compare unfavorably to Q-tip boxes. (NPR — February 18, 2020)

February 21, 2020
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Connecticut can be the Saudi Arabia of wind power.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said regarding the Connecticut Port Authority’s redevelopment plan that will turn State Pier in New London into a test site for offshore wind power. The plan will cost $157 million and is expected to begin construction in 2021. (The Day — February 11, 2020)

February 20, 2020
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