Biometric authentication is flawed, because your credentials are not secret, and they cannot be revoked. If an attacker manage to clone for instance your fingertip, you cannot change it, you need to change the authentication system.
Biometric may be reasonably used as a second factor, for instance for unlocking a smart card
Yes, but are those economic benefits worth the loss of sovereignty?
What economic benefits? You are aware that EU economical policy managed to bring recession to the whole continent, right? Germany included. And since EU economical rules are hardcoded in treaties, People of the EU cannot even use their vote to fix it.
On the log term, compare the historical period of eurozone versus 1945-1975. Some EU countries did much better without the EU than with it.
There is a reason why self made milionaires/billionaires are a dime a dozen in the US and not so much in France.
France has actually a large share of millionaires. Crédit suisse Research Institute's Global Wealth Report claims 9% of worldwide millionaires are in France. The number is interesting as it suggests France's taxes are not that bad for the wealthiers
Saturated fats have been demonized because they increase cholesterol, and cholesterol is statically linked to heart disease.
But we now know we confused a statistic link with a causality link: drugs that lower cholesterol do not lower heart diseases (see cardiologist Michel de Lorgeril work on this for instance). It means saturated fats are not such a problem.
The new (more legitimate) demons are trans fats, skewed omega 3/omega 6 fat ratios, and carbs excess
**of course 'representative government' isn't a lost cause**
Indeed. In my opinion just adding a federal recall procedure would fix a lot of mess in USA. Campaign funding should also be addressed, but is is a secondary problem once the elected knows he/she can be thrown out for misbehaving.
Time to break the EU into several different countries.
According the Pew institute study, this is what the People of EU member states want. We also have the 2005 referendums in France and Netherlands that told us People had enough of this mess. That votes have been ignored.
Give us democracy, break up the EU!
Here is the informative URL, which explains how validation and automation is handled: https://letsencrypt.org/howitworks/technology/