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@aparrish What a weird tax, unless it was a "sin tax" against vacuum tubes. Then I guess it worked. :thonking:

@cstanhope @aparrish maybe a way to attempt at paying for the (state managed) radio broadcast in a somewhat progressive way (i.e. people who can afford fancier radios pay more)?

@valhalla @aparrish Ah, that makes some sense. I was at a complete loss for a purpose of such a tax. 😆

@aparrish imagine if German legislators taxed computers based on number of transistors. :blobhyperthink:

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@aparrish like so many other products, Google Consciousness will be neglected for the next eight to sixteen months before they pull the plug

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