Re: Re: Re: Why not just say NO to self-driving cars?
Frankly, it bodes no good for our society if these numbers leads society to outlaw manual driving.
About a tenth of that number died on September 11th and we basically completely changed the way we thought about travel, Muslims, and to a large extent the world. I'm pleased the response to auto deaths has been measured. Second, IMO there's no need to ban it, given enough time hardly anyone will be interested in manual driving. It will be like banning churning butter by hand.
Sure, there's 'bad apples' every where, but according to the latest statistics, 10x more whites get shot and killed by cops than blacks, so why is all of this such a race issue? If anything, Caucasians have more of reason to start a WLM movement than blacks since statistics have shown that whites are more easily convicted of murder than any other ethnicity because of these racial stigmas.
Everything that is wrong with our current generation of law enforcement is not because of a lack of accountability, but rather the fact that they're hiring an entire generation that was trained, in the Middle East, to treat all civilians as potential threats.
Police departments are hiring almost exclusively people who got their training in the middle east? Where did you get this information? Or should I say "information"?
I can see a potentially serious methodological problem. If Techdirt refers to both candidates by their last names or full names, then your test would incorrectly yield drastically different results because you chose the first name of one candidate and the last name of the other.
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I *do* think that the facts of how we got here are relevant to the conversation, but I respect your point that how we got here doesn't change where we are.
That wasn't what I meant by the "irrelevant" comment. The facts of how we got here are important. I was just dismissing the AC's implication that I might have been led to my conclusion by the persuasion of vested interests who are fighting to maintain the two party system, rather than by analyzing the facts.
I think it's worth supporting third-party candidates for several reasons -- in the hopes that it will eventually build them into viable parties; as a negotiating tactic to get concessions from the major-party candidates; etc.
I'm not sure voting third party for president would accomplish any of that. Perot got a lot of votes and I don't see that it changed much. However, voting third party in local and state elections and trying to build change from the bottom up might work.
But I might be more willing to grit my teeth and vote for Clinton if I lived in a swing state.
I do live in a swing state so I know who I'm voting for.
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Saying it's irrelevant doesn't make it so.
Of course not. You can explain why you think it's relevant if you want. I think whether "people" want me to believe Johnson and Stein have no chance of getting elected is irrelevant because my assessment of the situation is not based on anything coming from people with a vested interest in the outcome of the election. If I had said something like "Clinton's campaign manager said it's down to Clinton or Trump" and that's why I believed that, then yes the fact that that person has an underlying reason to want to persuade people would be relevant. But that isn't the situation.
So now you can see that that isn't a point I don't want to argue, I just didn't consider it worth expounding upon.
You seem to indicate the randomness of a (master) password is very important, even going so far as to claim that a non-random passphrase that you choose yourself "can be figured out", but my understanding is length is far more important than anything else, including randomness. Isn't it true that a meaningful 60 character phrase that isn't at all random (but also not a common string like a popular saying or some such) is much harder for a computer to crack than 30 characters of randomly chosen words?
If anyone's interested, LastPass is very similar to Dashlane from Mike's description. It also supports fingerprint authentication on Android - don't know if Dashlane does. One difference is if you want to synchronize between devices with Dashlane it's $40 a year, but only $12 for LastPass.
Now listen to the podcast and count how many times someone says "like". ;-)