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Comment Re:Practical? (Score 1) 138

Very true, and there's a potentially very serious downside here too. Encryption that's physically impossible to break is equivalent to a safe that physically impregnable against all attacks. Given the regularity with which I lose my keys, I'm not sure that we should put anything important in there, because losing the keys is game over.

Comment Re:Microsoft is already great. (Score 1) 437

Allowing green card holders to come back to the U.S. is basically unavoidable.

Laws are just people doing things that they believe are, well, the laws. Nothing is unavoidable in that sense. All you have to do is change what the people are doing, and those greed card holders can be kept out. This executive order is basically unlawful for a large number of different reasons, but that doesn't matter, because already your laws are becoming fluid.

Comment Re:Microsoft is already great. (Score 4, Insightful) 437

It is truly astonishing the extent to which this type of uncertainty about your country's own laws has become normalised - and so quickly too. In a stable Democracy, the stability of law is incredibly important. Knowing what you are, and are not, permitted to do - and being able to have enormous confidence that tomorrow the situation will be unchanged - is fundamental. And yet, here is the United States, in which the population is actually in the position of not knowing whether or not a particular person is permitted into their country - despite their being in possession of their "papers".

The whole pantomime has several different aims. Firstly we have Trump separating his supporters from his foes, and dealing with these discovered enemies swiftly. Secondly, the presidential decree itself, which is deliberately over-reached, so that it may be dialled back to the position they really want, and be made to appear reasonable. And of course, thirdly, to create the situation described above. To create uncertainty in the law itself, and thus keep a population fearful of what they might not be allowed to do tomorrow. Controlling a population is much easier if they're never quite sure of what their rights are.

Though the US has a deeply unhealthy relationship with firearms, it might yet pull itself out of this apparent nose-dive into a form of corporate totalitarianism by forming a decent citizens army, and dealing with these people in the only way that they deserve.

Good luck.

Comment Re:Hyland's teething tablets (Score 1) 309

Personally, I don't remember either. But I was assuming that you're referring to infant teething, as opposed to that whole thing where your teeth grow wiggly, and fall out, and are replaced by bigger ones, and you've suddenly got a cast-iron excuse to moan about your dinner. Funny that the moaning tends to stop if candy, or biscuits, or cake are on offer, which is why I'm disinclined to believe that actual pain is involved.

Wisdom teeth are another matter, it seems, and while I personally suffered no pain, in many cases there seems to be insufficient room to contain them. I guess I must have a big mouth. If they grow in without pushing all your other teeth around, then there is no pain.

Also, fever is a scientifically measurable symptom of teething.

Well, it would be, if teething caused a fever, which I don't believe that it does.

Comment Re:Hyland's teething tablets (Score 1) 309

probably the belladonna rather than the homeopathic ingredients

But I thought that the belladonna was the homeopathic ingredient - which is to say the ingredient that's present in homeopathic quantities - which is to say not present at all. Except that it was present, because they did the dilution wrong, and hence you end up with a product with belladonna in it that you proceed to place in your child's mouth.

Also, I'm very far from convinced that teething is even really a thing. Kids get grouchy and irritable for many, many reasons, and I don't know if there's any actual evidence for any teething pain. There's certainly no evidence for any teething products being effective. I mean, some people hang amber necklaces around their kid's necks and claim that it reduces teething symptoms. If anything ever suggested 'no real problem here', then that's it.

If infant tylenol cold and flu hadn't been yanked off the market....

Your FDA is weird. They can't ban 'medicines' that actually contain poisons, but they can ban paracetamol (which is what the rest of the planet calls tylenol). I notice that it's also not possible to get Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs either. Added to which, you currently have a certifiable lunatic in charge. You should just put up a big "do not visit" sign, maybe hang it off The Statue of Liberty or something.

Comment Re:Well, no shit! (Score 1) 328

That sure sounds like alot of work, especially the script-writing part to file by date, when the date's already in the file, and you can't search by range easily, etc. I can see your point regarding 1TB of free space, I have to pay something like $12 a month for that, but if that $12 means I don't have (another) script to write, then I'm very happy.

I mean, I'm not going to tell you that your approach is wrong, but it's just that you get all of that for nothing (ahem, other than paying for the online storage, but you've got to admit that your free 1TB of space is a bit of a fluke!) if you just give up and use Photos. Still, I'm happy you've got them backed up somewhere, if I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me if all their photos were gone when their HD crashed (yes, sorry. Yes, all of them. No I can't get them back. Yeah that does suck... etc), well, I'd have about two bucks, but it sure was a bit of a shit-show for those two guys.

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