I lived in Seattle, had no problem dating women and even found one silly enough to marry me. Don't worry about it, if you're not a tool, you'll be fine.
I like the idea, it's a great way to educate people. It's a stretch to call this conditioning, as was the case with Pavlov's dogs. People are never going to salivate at the thought of having to change their passwords using a strong password. As a user and a someone who manages thousands of user accounts, I'd be all for a system like this.
I don't see where Pavlov comes into this, but I should probably read the story.
If you haven't read the TechCrunch story, you don't know what you're talking about and should shutup. The woman was clearly harassed. If it were me I'd have gotten punchy and fucked up someone at the company before leaving. She's way too kind.
How many banks have failed in the US in the last 30 years? Some of them very big banks. Yes, it's true that the government does cover some of those losses, but not all of them. We've had the Savings and Loan collapse, the hedge fund collapse, the 2008 meltdown and there will be more to come. I personally lost thousands of dollars in the 2008 collapse and have really never recovered from it and no one bailed me out. So do I trust bitcoin? As much as I trust any currency, which is not much. It's all a risk, pick your poison.