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Won't be shedding any tears though. The stupid design calls like not being able to switch your mic/speakers to headset from within a conference call without minimising it and going through the main UI and hitting the config from there. And the times that it just drops the audio quality to the point you have to fire up TeamViewer. Or the times you click join and it just hangs. It's Skype in name only to me. Nothing like the original game changer Skype originally was.
"The Brits (well, just over half of them) told the world back in 2016 that they were not keen on the antics taking place beyond the famed White Cliffs of Dover"
No, not over half of them
Applied to those eligible to vote (so a hefty chunk of Brits not included, in addition to youngsters included those who had been long term resident in EU country other than the UK) .. and who actually did vote (plenty of those eligible to vote did not).
Approx 30M voted, so approx 15M voted Brexit
Approx UK population at the time was 65M*
So, approx 1/4 of UK voted Brexit
*ignoring votesrs outside of UK, as mentioned some long term EU resident UK citizens could not vote, but shorter duration ones could, but being as this is all approx figures not clouding issue with estimate of potential voters not resident in UK as still get approx half UK population voting and approx 1/4 of population taking each side.
Regardless of the vote it's being applied to (referenda, national elections, local elections, internation changes) I hate this argument. Unless we go all Australia and force people to vote, of course a result of x% isn't x% of the population.
The argument that 3/4 of the population didn't vote to leave can be just as accurately refuted with the statement that just over 3/4 of the population didn't vote to remain.
By all means, argue that the result was wrong. Or that a higher threshold should have been used. But this particular argument abusing statistics is wilfully ignoring how votes have always worked in the UK.
In my mind, the very way referendums are implemented is fundamentally flawed. A much better way (in my opinion, obviously) would be this:
Take 50 (or so) plainly worded multiple-choice questions on the subject at hand. Select five at random and print them on each ballot paper.
Use the results of the answers to these questions as a weighting on the actual vote. I.e., if you answer all five correctly (and are therefore more knowledgeable on the subject at hand), your vote counts 100%. If you get two right, your vote counts 40%. If you don't answer any correctly, well done for finding the voting booth, give yourself a pat on the back.
Going all Australian doesn't really work. As an Australian friend once pointed out to me, you merely get people who don't give a shit turning up and voting at random.
What multiple choice questions do you mean? And what is 'right'?
I mean, for Brexit, would a valid question have been
"do you believe this thing MP X said?"
OR "do you believe the side of a bus?"
OR "would we be better off out"
OR "which is bigger, the sun or the moon?"
Because the first three are all subjective (in advance of the event) and the last one (if OkCupid is to be believed) would be failed by half the population...
"What multiple choice questions do you mean? And what is 'right'?"
Factual questions to which there is a known correct answer.
* In which year did the UK join the EEC? [list 4 or 5 years from which to pick]
* Which of the following [short list, some members, some not] are member countries of the EU in 2019? ("country" as per Pointless)
That sort of thing. Not "how long is a piece of string?" type questions.
Feh,. I prefer the Robert Heinlein Voting Method:
1 allow anyone, any age, who can prove that they are a citizen to go to a voting booth. Yes, that explicitly includes 11-year-olds. Or younger, if they can find their way to the booth.
2 generate a nice new quadratic equation in the booth. If you can solve it, you get to vote. If you can't, a loud horn sounds and you get heaved out. (Yes, I could and did solve quadratics at 11. But then I went to schools run by Jesuits, who take education seriously. This started with the founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius Loyola.)
After the first two-three times that the horn sounds, prospective voters would either learn how to solve quadratics or would stop wanting to go and be publicly embarrassed.
Availability Zones in the Azure world means separate physical locations within an Azure region, with independent networking, power and cooling, so a failure in one location shouldn't hit the other.
Well, that is the beautiful theory, here the reality:
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