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Comment Re:Darwin at work (Score 2) 200

I've had a quick look at UK (where I live) statistics (e.g. https://www.gov.uk/government/...), but it's not much help as we've had reducing number of pedestrian fatalities since 2004 (excepting 2011 which is blamed on heavy snow).

As we have plenty of smartphones and plenty of smombies, that indicates that there's something else happening in the U.S. that's increasing fatalities, but it'd be premature to blame smartphones.

Comment Re:Darwin at work (Score 1) 200

You're assuming that it's the pedestrians who are at fault in not looking where they are going, but it's more likely that it's car drivers using phones and not concentrating on what's happening on the road. Unfortunately, idiots in cars don't tend to die when they make stupid mistakes - it's the people around them.

Comment Re: Never saw that coming (Score 2) 250

Yes, you are technically correct. However, every phishing site that I've ever seen does exactly zero without javascript enabled. If you've already visited paypal and whitelisted it in NoScript, then you'll immediately notice when you go to a similar site that isn't whitelisted and know not to put in any credentials.

Comment Re:silent s (Score 1) 250

But the certificate does authenticate that the domain in your browser URL bar is owned/controlled by the owner of the certificate. The fact that you are going to a different domain than the one that you expected is nothing to do with HTTPS. The whole point of a CA is to provide a certificate to legitimate owners of the domains. The point of a CA is NOT to determine that such-and-such domain is mistaken with another domain because the user is stupid.

Comment Re:but you arent a traditional CA (Score 2) 250

You are entirely misunderstanding how SSL certificates work. LetsEncrypt allows the owner/administrator of domains to get and use a free SSL certificate and there is nothing to suggest that they are giving out certificates to non-owners of the relevant domains. The fact that you confuse paypal.com with playpal.com is not a problem with SSL encryption.

Comment Re:Public roads? (Score 1) 469

It might not be the drivers' intentions to reduce highway capacity, but driving on a highway DOES reduce capacity for everyone else (to the tune of one vehicle). In large numbers, drivers can completely clog a road/highway and they then start complaining about there not being enough capacity for them all without realising that they are part of the problem.

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