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Comment Can we stop? (Score 1) 347

There is not a single person, anywhere, who actually expected him to even begin to deliver on this promise. He says whatever the hell he feels like saying in the moment and has absolutely no interest whatsoever in actually doing the work of running a country--then or now.

Please stop pretending otherwise. Things are bad enough without this layer of affectation.

Comment Re:Security, NO? (Score 1) 199

And you trust that Apple appointed "Secure Enclave" to actually be secure? What if you actually want to install a 3rd party home button because you trust them more? Imagine if all your apple computers required an apple keyboard because "security and key loggers". Imagine if the home button factory is under state control and it isn't just secure, it's "homeland security" secure.

...happily, this argument is moot; if you don't trust Apple's Secure Enclave, you don't trust any other part of the device, either, and you therefore do not own one in the first place.

Comment Re:"I do not recollect" (Score 1) 409

[No, don't get me started on Trump. Please, everyone, vote 3rd party.]

Sure, great! Which third party do you prefer--the one that just dropped homeopathy from their platform this year and whose nominee flew to the wrong city today, or the one that had the Iron-Cross-tattooed candidate performing a striptease at the podium during their convention?

(The moral of the story is that third parties are a special, highly-distilled breed of terrible, but we happily give them a pass because we all know they're hopeless yutzes doomed to failure.)

Comment Re:74 at time of crash (Score 2) 623

Oh? Please tell me how a bunch of people doing the same speed creates a dangerous situation.

For the record I agree unless you're overtaking don't be in the lane.

Oh, that's an easy one.

When people who speed can't pass they get irrationally angry and start to do dangerous things, like tailgating, swerving, and suddenly accelerating/braking.

So you see, it's really your fault for making them SO DANGED ANGRY because they can't speed and pass people at that particular instant.

:P

Comment Re:Great News! (Score 1) 106

Would you bother playing the "how do they compare over the past 1- or 2- year period" game, then? In the name of fairness, of course--neither one of us cherry-picking a particularly good or bad 30-day window for either currency, no?

CDN-USD 1 yr: low 1.22, high 1.45

BTC-USD 1 yr: low $209, high $537

CDN-USD 2 yr: low 1.06, high 1.45

BTC-USD 2 yr: low $177, high $665

Comment Re:All wrong (Score 1) 245

Could individuals recognize this and establish such coordination on a temporary basis as needed?

Sure--but as with so many things, it takes time, resources, and expertise to do so. In a crisis, all three of those things will be in short supply.

The fact that the individuals in question are all accustomed to being their own leader will likely exacerbate things, as well.

Comment Re:Great News! (Score 1) 106

I mean, can you think of any, I dunno, unusual things that happened to the global economy between 9/25/2008 and 10/28/2008?

Or would you call this specific period on our world's financial history just another typical 30-day window, where 20% fluctuations in major global currencies are a totally normal and commonplace and not at all hugely rare and alarming thing?

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