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Comment: Biometric authentication is flawed (Score 2) 89

by manu0601 (#48471539) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System?

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

Comment: Re:EU is getting too powerful (Score 1) 324

by manu0601 (#48454277) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

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.

Comment: Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (Score 1) 370

by manu0601 (#48446781) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

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

Comment: Saturated demons (Score 1) 249

by manu0601 (#48442197) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

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

Comment: Re:"very telling" indeed (Score 1) 157

by manu0601 (#48438923) Attached to: Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

**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.

Comment: EU Council presidency (Score 1) 76

EU Council presidency has probably no opinion on the matter. Like every other members of the council they probably do not know precisely what this is about. They are just following the advice of a random lobbyist that told them it would create jobs and improve economy.

Comment: Re:EU is getting too powerful (Score 1) 324

by manu0601 (#48438359) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

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!

If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.