>Heretic! There are only 4 elephants! It's *turtles* all the way down!
One Turtle only, please. We don't need no stinking extra universes.
38 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007
This would have been so easy. Here's my thoughts from the time when "they" first started spouting the electronic voting idea:
1. Go into a booth.
2. Do the touch screen thing to select various candidates/issues to vote against.
3. Your ballot prints out on a laser printer
4. You look at it to confirm it's right.
5. You put it into an OCR reader.
6. Ballot pops out the other side.
7. You toss it into a lockbox and go to Waffle House.
The ballot is counted electronically twice and left on paper for audit. What could be simpler? What could be cheaper?
"[E]veryone who actually remembers using this operating system is long gone."
I clearly remember seeing the "Windows Toy," as I liked to call it, start up on a computer I purchased when I was in college. It was an accident - I hadn't yet edited it out of autoexec.bat.
But I do remember! I do, I do, I DO remember!
The hands-down best Destroyer of English (and Gluminosity) in decades. P. Anthony could not hold my interest, but book-after-book-after-book - and let's not forget Good Omens - Terry kept creating. Yes, he IS a British national treasure, and in fact a national treasure of English writing and English literature. Keep on writing, Terry!
Great review, but it discussed everything *except* the most eagerly anticipated item for any Motorola cellular telephone: A decent contact/address book system* combined with software that (1) has even a modicum of usefulness and (2) has had its field mapping actually tested before being released to production.
*Defined as one that allows at least two telephone numbers and one email address in each contact entry, that doesn't split such entries when saving to the SIM card (as opposed to the phone), and has zero difference in application regardless of whether an entry is saved to the phone or to the SIM card.
Anonymous Coward: Speding is a strict liability offense. Intent don't enter into it.
Frank Bough: If you don't have an expert witness, you lose. The state, however, gets off scott free because *it* gets to "prove" reliability in a single state or district wide case and forever after the defense gets to prove itself innocent, or at least not guilty, while the state rakes in the cash.
Filippo Negroni: Yes, take EVERY case to court. In my experience, in Ohio you'll get out of about 20% of them if you do.
Hedley Phillips: BECAUSE THE LIMITS ARE WRITTEN TO PATRONISE THE LOCAL NEWS AND OTHER CHIKEN LITTLES, THAT'S WHY! Speed limits have nothing to do with the design of the road or the objective conditions. Your point, however, is well taken.
"The difficulty of factoring the product of extremely long prime number...."
What? I can do that in less time that it took to read that sentence. Let's see.... OK! Prime number times anything gives the product! Voila!
No wait - Let's go the other way. Prime number divided by itself equals 1. Voila!
Who is El Reg to start measuring stuff by sheep?!
For aeons the standard measure of speed has been the SWALLOW; the standard measure of distance has been the OCEAN; and the standard measure of weight has been the COCONUT. Not sheep, stars, and grapefruits of all things! Traditional measures area clear, precise, and understood by all. There's no need to go mucking about and getting Science involved.
All this sheep stuff is just gonna confuse people, not to mention making life difficult for lonely adolescent shepherd boys who might not be able to keep up. Now let's have no more of this.
"[L]egitimate software suppliers"? Do you mean that as a software supplier they're not legitimate, or that they don't supply legitimate software? Either way, what is your def. of legit? If they're doing a better job at support than "other" soft suppliers, then whose the blacksheep struggling to come in from behind the cold eight-ball?
How DARE you say that Gandalf is fictional?!
I have several books Right Here that talk all about him! Crap on a crutch, where have you guys been?!
As alleged journalists you should KNOW by now it couldn't be published if it weren't true!!!! MOREOVER, there's only ONE book with Jebus in it! Sheesh!
With all due respect to our venerated first commenter, Dell's customer service people /should too/ be fully aware of this issue.
Every agent should have a comprehensive, searchable database of known issues. Even a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet would be fine.
But there is no excuse for Dell not having completed a weekly update training of their telephone staff. And if they're not doing such training, well, then, they have no business even publishing a customer support or customer service telephone number.
Hmmm. There was no vulnerability until the kid discovered it.
No, wait! There was no vulnerability until he proved that there was.
No--that's not right either. There was no vulnerability until BeThere stepped in it.
No, that can't be it . . . . I guess there just wasn't any vulnerability. Therefore there is no vulnerability . . . .
Didn't we already do this in quantum mechanics class? I'm getting a headache.
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