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Comment Re:Never seen so many allergies in people (Score 1) 46

It's more than that. It's not just food hysteria, there are people who do get incredibly sick from certain foods. Peanut allergies, anyone? These people don't imagine swelling up and clogging their wind pipes.

Until recently, this kind of sickness was unheard of in Europe. There was no such thing as a peanut allergy. Now we got that, too.

We get sicker and sicker. And I wonder why. What is it that lets our bodies go apeshit over food?

Comment Re:I don't understand this (Score -1) 87

Then how about

if (password last checked 2 seconds)
    return WRÒNG_PASSWORD;

This should be the default for pretty much any credential checking. Either it's automated. Then the automatism should have the right password anyway. Or it is user driven, i.e. typos may happen. Then he has to type it, and any password worth its salt needs more than 2 seconds to key it in.

Comment Re:don't believe his lies (Score 1) 167

Nope. Doesn't work like this:
1) Flash memory in iPhones is encrypted with a strong random key.
2) The key is contained only in RAM and inside the TPM module that also does fingerprint recognition.
3) The key can be released if the correct PIN is entered. However, the key is irrevocably destroyed by the TPM module if you try more than 6 wrong PINs.

In conclusion, pretty much the only way to unlock a modern iPhone when its owner is dead is to have the fingerprint available.

Comment Re:The science is not settled (Score 1) 551

You'd think, wouldn't you?

You have NO idea.

(the first few are mostly sane because they contain the debunking to it, la-la-land starts somewhere around the 5th video, reaching "outright batshit insane" at the 10th video mark).

So in case you wonder "who the fuck votes those idiots into power", realize this: These people can and do vote.

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