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Comment: Education not conditioning (Score 1) 288

by halfstop (#46920679) Attached to: Applying Pavlovian Psychology to Password Management
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.

Comment: How many banks have failed? (Score 1) 631

by halfstop (#46358239) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?
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.

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