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Comment Re:Not the best summary... (Score 1) 101 101

If you kicked them out, then the pro-illegal alien crowd would jump on you with both feet.

It may not be politically correct to say it, but there are millions of illegals in the U.S. who don't have the required vaccinations. And they're still coming by the tens of thousands.

Comment Re:Wait, you have to TYPE the password??? (Score 1) 327 327

When the services go down, you can't log in to the relying sites. Luckily, core infrastructure like the account systems is a very high priority for the engineers, and the big providers have plenty of resources to keep them up -- and they do. My bank's site is down far, far more often than Google's auth servers, for example. How much more often? I don't know... I've never seen Google's auth servers down.

Comment Re:OpenID Connect scales at O(n^2) (Score 1) 327 327

Pick the top several and you'll cover nearly everyone. For the tiny percentage of users that remains, you have to either offer password auth (which means all of the work and risks of maintaining a password system, but at least when you screw it up only a tiny percentage of your users will be affected) or push them to get an account with one of the providers you support.

Comment Re:"The study provides no support whatsoever" (Score 2) 101 101

Only if you think Chickens and Humans share enough commonality in our immune systems and the viruses that infect us will act the same in a human host as in a chicken.

If humans and chickens didn't share the biological basis for virus and antibody action, then testing vaccines on chickens would be a waste of time. As animals that evolved on planet Earth, we both have the same mechanisms for mutations, virus replication, and antibody systems, even if the biology isn't identical and not every virus that will infect a chicken will have the same effect on a human. If humans and chickens do NOT share enough commonality, then why do they call it "chicken pox"?

It's ridiculous to claim that an issue observed in testing a virus on chickens cannot apply to human viruses and their immune systems because one is a chicken and one is not.

Comment Re:The argument is "leaky" at best too (Score 3, Insightful) 101 101

I don't think the strains that survive an incomplete round of antibiotics have mutated.

You then proceed to describe exactly the process through which the antibiotic sensitive bacteria die so the mutations that have resistance become dominant. Where do you think those antibiotic resistant bacteria got their immunity to that specific antibiotic? They didn't order it from Amazon Prime, just sayin.

It's survival of the fittest only.

And those "fittest" become so because ...?

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1) 520 520

I don't disagree with you about the external costs, but I've never been able to work out why the approximate external costs of an industry isn't directly charged to that industry as a licensing fee or additional tax charge.

Because there's never enough political capital to make that happen. The industry would succeed in fighting it by spouting scary words like, "big government."

Comment Re:Unenforceable (Score 1) 193 193

perhaps you could also lock down the picture capability too by interfering with interlacing and/or refresh rates somehow.

Interlacing? Refresh rates? This is 2015, those things don't apply any more: everyone has LCD now. Software has no real control over the display.

We have some standards documents which must be purchased. In order to prevent copyright theft, the distributor of the PDF files requires software on your computer which will actively disable the native clipboard and screenshot capabilities while the PDF is open. In addition, the software will look for common screenshot software like snagit and greenshot and force them to close before you can launch the PDF.

This sounds like malware to me.

Comment Re:Wait, you have to TYPE the password??? (Score 1) 327 327

Copy/paste cache scrapers exist, and are common for browsers with bugs. Training people not to copy/paste passwords is a good idea.

You're promoting perpetuating a long-standing, widespread and hugely-damaging user security error in order to avoid a relatively obscure problem which can actually be fixed through purely technical means. Not a win.

Comment Re:Brilliant (Score 1) 77 77

It's not that they 'don't care'. It's that people value their time, and it takes time to fiddle with a USB plug. Just making it so it wasn't keyed would have helped, after that you just have the issue of the clutter of the cable.

With a wireless charger in the base of the monitor, I can toss my phone where any alerts are visible, just grab it(with more charge than it would have otherwise) when I go to leave, etc...

Weekend, where are you?