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Comment Re:Contempt of the court... (Score 3, Insightful) 518

If you show me an encrypted disk drive that was connected to my Mac, either I know the password, or it's stored in the keychain of the Mac so you can access it with the keychain password.

People who call me because they have forgotten the password of their own computer and who want me to reset it is not unusual. Do you think those people are lying and they only call me to hear my beautiful voice? Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty sure the guy remembers his password, but a justice system where someone can be put in prison only because I'm pretty sure of something, without any kind of evidence, is not something I want.

Comment Re:cars bad, buses good. (Score 1) 160

Based on my own experience, bus lanes often do create congestion. They created a new bus lane on a street I take every day, and congestion has become a lot worse since then, which is not surprising since the bus lane was created by removing one car lane.

Sure, one bus can transport more people, but first, you have to consider that the average speed of a bus is much lower than cars since they must stop every 100 meters to let people in and out. I'm faster on a bicycle! And the slower people go, the more there will be congestion. Second, and that's the key point, there's much less buses than cars. Where I live, it's about one bus every three or four minutes. So most of the time, the bus lane is not used, which is a complete waste of space.

Anyway the real problem is city planning. Because of traditions, everyone believes that higher density is the way to go. But it is the opposite. We should lower density by spreading out cities. Lower density not only means higher quality of life, but also lower congestion. More particularly, city centers should be eliminated. Office and shops should be spread out. to avoid everyone going at the same place at the same time.

Comment Re:Life before int4rw3bz (Score 4, Insightful) 190

Before Nintendo and Sega, there was Atari, Mattel and, later, Coleco. Yet, it never stopped us from playing outside. What your mother doesn't tell you is that kids stopping going outside was mostly because women became the head of the household during the 80s (instead of men), and so making sure kids were safe became the utmost priority. On the one hand, mothers said they wanted their kids to play outside, but, on the other hand it had to be in a controlled way and kids had to be watched all the time. So kids ended up preferring to stay in their rooms. Don't blame consoles or the Internet, blame mothers.

Comment Re:Russian hacking (Score 1) 251

I don't know how you can be that misinformed, but you got it completely wrong. The cold war was restarted by Obama. It's been apparent for years that the US has been trying to pick a real fight with Russia. Libya was under the sphere of influence of Russia, that's why the US organized a "regime change". Same thing for Syria, except this time Russia intervened instead of letting the US fuck over the world. But the greatest win for Obama was Ukraine since it was so close to Russia. The coup was obviously supported by the US, but the US most probably helped it.

There are two main reasons for the US wanting a war with Russia. The first one is, of course, to distract its population from corruption, but there's now a second one, which is far more important : with China getting stronger, BRICS is now a major threat to the US hegemony. If a third world war is not started within 20 years, the US will lose its role as a world leader, which will be catastrophic for its economy.

Contrarily to every other president before him, and most importantly contrarily to Clinton, Trump didn't want to start a war with Russia, but it seems the CIA and the NSA decided to do some politics and to force him to "change his mind".

BTW, I'm Canadian.

Comment Re:also the biggest carbon emitter - yay! (Score 1) 131

China is promoting free trade only because they are a lot more competitive than Western countries, who are now destroying themselves because of "moral values". Western countries have only two choices, either they create a protected market, or they abandon our modern moral values and go back to what Western societies were 60 years ago.

Comment Re:Extraversion (Score 1) 212

Can you define "energizing"? Also, do you really think an "introvert" who just spent one week alone, without seeing or talking to anyone, will really find his first social interaction as "tiring"? I'm asking because I'm pretty this "introvert" will find this social interaction as "energizing".

The concept of "introvert" vs "extrovert" is, at best, completely arbitrary and at worst complete bullshit.

Comment Re:Emergency response (Score 1) 140

Maybe we could invent some kind of signal that a pedestrian could turn on with the push of a button to stop traffic and allow him to cross the street. I suggest we call them "pedestrian crossing signals". I even envision some kind of logos like a "walking man" when it's safe for pedestrians to cross the street and a "hand" when pedestrian should wait. Do you think I should patent this idea?

Comment Re:Is more education, better education . . . ? (Score 2) 495

Obama did get that. I don't remember protests, public campaigns and media always depicting Obama in a negative way. In fact, it was the complete opposite. Obama was seen as the savior. The only ones who acted like jerks were the extreme right-winger conspiracy theorist (and, of course, politicians, who never care about things like honesty and truth, and I certainly include Obama in those).

What we see now is that the average democrat is the equivalent of the extreme right-winger conspiracy theorist. And that's frightening.

Disclaimer : I'm not American.

Comment Re:Well (Score 1) 734

It's not much of a problem of "illegal voters", but a problem of ethnicity. There are a lot of Mexicans in California, and although they immigrated for economic reasons, their heart is still with their culture and their country. They are not assimilated. As Trump was openly in favor of pro-US policies, as Trump was pro-American culture, Mexicans in California were massively against him.

We see the same thing happening in countries like France, and to a lesser degree Germany, with Muslims. Immigrants do not assimilate, they still favor their cultures and their countries, and they go against any policies based on the concept of national identity.

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