The strange unrequited love Scott Adams seems to have for Donald Trump

I’ve been thinking this for a while now.

Not surprisingly, Adams calls the article a “weak hit piece” and the author a “bottom-feeder,” without bothering to dispute the contents of the article itself.
Sometime ago, Adams left the plausible realm of “Trump is great at persuasion” to “Trump should be president”. It just seems he isn’t able to admit it.

Obama tells tech community to solve encryption problem now or pay later

Disappointed in President Obama. From the Verge’s coverage of his appearance at SXSW:

“If your argument is strong encryption no matter what, and we can and should in fact create black boxes, that I think does not strike the kind of balance we have lived with for 200, 300 years. And it’s fetishizing our phones above every other value. That can’t be the right answer. I suspect the answer is going to come down to how do we create a system where the encryption is as strong as possible, the key is as secure as possible, it is accessible by the smallest number of people possible, on a subset of issues we deem is important.”

His suggestions are “compromise security now” or “be forced to compromise security in the future”.

He’s either poorly informed, or doesn’t believe in citizens’ rights to absolute security.

No one ever thinks “let’s ban shredders or fire” so criminals can’t destroy evidence.

They don’t say “let’s force safe makers to make safes that make it possible to open them”.

And no one ever says “let’s force people to tell us what’s in their head”.

Well, perhaps that’s all not yet.

Apple Should Own The Term “Warrant Proof”

If you study our state laws, federal laws, and international treaties, you’ll see many examples of intellectual property that actually are protected against warrants. Yes, there are things in this country that are deemed warrant proof.

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is that our country recognizes many laws and international treaties that support the concept of warrant proof as a valid concept. It is not only well within Apple’s rights to produce a product that happens to be warrant-proof, but it’s actually Apple’s responsibility to create a product that’s capable of enforcing the highest level of security permitted by our country’s laws… not the lowest. Apple is well within not only their rights, but in practices that support and place appropriate locks consistent with the levels of privacy our country recognizes. These products protect everyone – diplomats, doctors, journalists, as well as all of us. Of course they should be this secure. If our own country recognizes warrant proof as a thing, of course our technology should too.

Good idea for future marketing from Apple: Our devices are warrent proof.

I liked it so much, I registered the domain name and pointed it to that article).

Mitt Romney and John McCain Denounce Donald Trump as a Danger to Democracy

New York Times:

A divided Republican Party erupted into open and bitter warfare on Thursday as its two previous presidential nominees delivered an extraordinary rebuke of its current front-runner, Donald J. Trump, warning that his election could put the United States and its democratic system in peril.

Absolutely one of the weirdest things I’ve seen in politics.

The Republican Party is in complete disarray.

One side is railing against the establishment and backing a completely unqualified candidate.

The other side is terrified the party has gone too far to the right.

I never thought I’d see the day when Mitt Romney and John McCain appeared moderate and reasonable.

Maybe Trump really is a Uniter.