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Comment Re:A simple solution to part of the problem (Score 2) 105

So judges should just get into the habit of asking specific questions about Stingray, and anything similarly illegal, EVERY TIME law enforcement asks for a warrant. Force the cops to make a choice between lying to a judge and violating an NDA with the FBI.

Remind me again, why would any judge want to make cops' life difficult?

If a judge signed a warrant which subsequently led to the illegal use of Stingray, would there be any penalty for the judge? The answer is most likely no, and therein lies the root of the problem.

Comment Windshield + roof as a single piece of glass? (Score 2) 430

While it looks real nice, but that means any damage to the windshield now means a more costly replacement. Is that really a sound engineering decision?

Plus, unless you are up north, there are many places where the summer sun will literally cook you in the car with the now very pronounced greenhouse effect. Having an option for a more conventional roof which helps to reflect sunlight make more sense.

Comment Re:Lie detector (Score 1) 290

So no matter how bad you think Trump might be for the economy, the more-of-the-same alternative is probably a pathway to crushing debts and financial doom.

By this logic, cancer patients should try jumping off cliffs. "Since you are going to die anyway, anything is worth trying!" only sounds logical to fools.

The correct thinking is -- "No matter how bad you think things are now, it definitely could get worse." This applies to everything as long as you live, you could only hit "rock bottom" when you are dead.

Comment Re:How about it pays well? (Score 1) 282

I meant pays MORE. Yes, *anyone* will take more pay for what they are doing, so the only reason for one to work hard is because one expected better pay from working harder.

The crap about identity, esteem, virtue, etc the article talked about are pure BS kool-aid from management and HR.

Comment How about it pays well? (Score 2) 282

If there is another job offer that pays better than your current job but doesn't require you to work as hard, all other factors being equal, would you take it?

The article might have a point if most people would say "no" to this question. The real answer is probably too boring to make news -- most people work so hard because they want/need the money.

The hyperbole about the "virtue" of working so hard are just kool-aid from management and HR so they won't appear the villain.

Comment Re:This is why Touch ID is a problem (Score 1, Informative) 610

Since we only have ten fingers and the auto erase doesn't activate until after 10 failed attempts, the only thing needed to get into a Touch ID phone is a court order.

Spoken like someone who had never used Touch ID on an iPhone. Why am I not surprised?

Did you notice that most people's fingers are larger than the iPhone home button? When you register a finger for Touch ID, since your finger is bigger than the button, you have to choose where to put your finger during registration. Say, if you registered using the part closer to the tip of your finger, Touch ID would fail to recognize your finger if you used the side or base part of your finger.

The criminal could easily make the Touch ID fail to recognize the registered finger(s) by putting his finger on differently than when he registered, and can cause 10 failed attempts easily.

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