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What the Candidates are Running

CmdrTaco posted more than 10 years ago | from the don't-base-your-vote-on-just-this dept.

Operating Systems 748

An anonymous reader writes " Linux Journal has an article about what the presidential candidates are running their web sites on. It also has some reference to the Republican vs. Democrat uptimes. "

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damn commies... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408178)

Damn commie democrats...

FP? (-1, Offtopic)

CheapScott (83584) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408179)

Maybe?

Isn't it obvious... (4, Funny)

ylikone (589264) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408188)

that the republicans are going to be running Windows? They wouldn't go near the socialist Linux OS!

Vote Linux, vote democrat!

OMFG, JESSICA LYNCH TOOK IT UP THE ASS!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408189)

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/134264p-119 598c.html [nydailynews.com]

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH IRAQIS? I'D STUFF MY COCK INTO HER PUSSY, ME LOVE HER LONG TIME, BUT INSTEAD THEY FUCKED HER UP THE ASS? WTF IS THAT ABOUT?

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Netcraft confirms it! (3, Funny)

Limburgher (523006) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408191)

George W. Bush is dying!

Seriously though, if the leader of the free world runs IIS, I'm scared. . .

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408229)

Seriously though, if the leader of the free world runs IIS, I'm scared. . .

I guess you don't have to worry then since GWB isn't the leader of the free world.

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (4, Funny)

Jonny Ringo (444580) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408232)

If the leader of the free world knows what IIS is I'm dumbfounded.

I find it highly unlikely ... (3, Funny)

burgburgburg (574866) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408317)

that W can even spell IIS, no less explain what it is. Look at how much trouble he had with WMD.

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (0)

sporty (27564) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408325)

If he were running IIS on his home machine connecting to then net... then he'd just be dumb.

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (5, Funny)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408349)

If the leader of the free world knows what IIS is I'm dumbfounded

If the leader of the free world knows the name of the President of Kazakhstan....Hold on

If the leader of the free world was able to receive a "B" average Grade in college......Wait

if the leader for the free world could correctly pronounce the word NUCLEAR....Oh, never mind


Re:Netcraft confirms it! (4, Insightful)

Golias (176380) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408394)

Carter never pronounced nuclear right either, and he was a "NUCULAR" engineer in the Navy. It must be a southern accent thing.

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408372)

Who brought up the leader of the free world? I thought this was about USA politics... </flamebait>

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (1, Flamebait)

dR.fuZZo (187666) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408411)

...I'm dumbfounded.

You and the President, both.

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408437)

If the leader of the free world could even spell IIS, I'd be amazed!

Patriot Act (2, Funny)

damiena (263598) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408315)

The sad thing is, you've just committed a felony. Don't worry, the FBI will be there shortly.

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (1)

Captain Sope (718131) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408353)

The capaign party is running IIS. www.whitehouse.gov is running Apache on Linux.

Re:Netcraft confirms it! (2, Funny)

sean23007 (143364) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408451)

Seriously though, if the leader of the free world runs IIS, I'm scared. . .

Really? It took IIS to scare you, when the leader of the "free" world (is that free as in beer or free as in freedom?) is George W. Bush? You're the bravest man I've ever heard of!

Biased Reporting... (3, Funny)

Tsali (594389) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408192)

What about the Green party? The Libertarians?

Where's my fair and balanced coverage?

Re:Biased Reporting... (1)

Blob Pet (86206) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408235)

Where's my fair and balanced coverage?

This is /., not Fox News [cnn.com] . ;-P

Re:Biased Reporting... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408273)

The Libertarian party is proud to be running Linux/Apache [netcraft.com] .

Re:Biased Reporting... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408304)

They're both running the following newsgroups hosted on a VAX:

alt.society.anarchy
alt.society.revolution
soc .politics.marxism
rec.guns
alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
alt.fan.noam-chomsky

Go ahead, throw your vote away. (2, Funny)

pheared (446683) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408309)

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Re:Biased Reporting... (4, Funny)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408332)

I think the Green Party uses Stonehenge for all their computing needs. Either that or abaci made from trees knocked down by storms.

(Apologies to Terry Pratchett.)

Re:Biased Reporting... (4, Interesting)

lunenburg (37393) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408432)

One interesting thing is the Libertarian Party is the only semi-mainstream media or political entity I've seen that signs (at least some) of its press releases with PGP.

Why shouldn't I base my vote on this? (1)

Corporate Drone (316880) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408193)

...it's at least as good as some of the mindless reasons the candidates themselves give ...

(yes, you were in the armed services; very nice. now put down those scissors and go play.)

And this is relevant because...? (-1, Offtopic)

Burb (620144) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408197)

Anyone? Anyone? What next? Does anyone care where Dubya buys his underpants?

Re:And this is relevant because...? (1)

geekmetal (682313) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408222)

Might not be relevant but is certainly of interest to the geeks who hang around here.

Re:And this is relevant because...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408250)

If his underpants were made by a poor exploited kid with big sympathetic eyes (oh, and who lives in southeast asia, taking jobs from Americans), you can bet your ass the press would make a big deal out of it.

Re:And this is relevant because...? (1)

Wateshay (122749) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408278)

Oh, come on...

You know some geek out there is going to decide his vote based solely on this article.

Re:And this is relevant because...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408293)

He buys his underpants at K-Mart. Definitely. Definitely K-Mart.

FreeBSD ?? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408201)

I'd vote against anyone using that outdated, slow and bloated system.

a 90 Day Average of 395 days... (1)

SkArcher (676201) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408203)

Over a year up for Linux, not bad guys. Now lets see if it survices the /. effect It seems that LinuxJournal has succumbed :P

Yes.. (4, Insightful)

Pave Low (566880) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408206)

let's discuss the most trivial things like 'boxer or briefs', 'macs or pcs' or 'what powers your website' , instead of some real substance that might really affect you or your vote.

Re:Yes.. (1)

aml666 (708712) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408231)

Boxers
PC
IIS

Re:Yes.. (1)

Luyseyal (3154) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408270)

Boxers
PC
Apache

Re:Yes.. (0)

Pedro Vigdny (651840) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408367)

Naked Mac Steam turbine

Re:Yes.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408397)

Panties Mac Wishful Thinking

Re:Yes.. (3, Funny)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408417)

Who uses underwear?

AS/400

Gilligan on a bicycle

Re:Yes.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408420)

This is Slashdot, after all. "You must be new here."

Re:Yes.. (1)

Golias (176380) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408429)

Boxer Briefs
Both
Apache

Does anyone...? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408207)

Does anyone really think the candidates know, or even care? 'Course they don't. They say "go make a web site" to some design/hosting company and that's that.

Re:Does anyone...? (3, Insightful)

NMerriam (15122) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408366)

Although it could possibly say something about their supporters, the people who volunteer time, bandwidth and equipment to a candidate.

For example, corporations donating services are probably more likely to provide a commercial OS/Server than a group of IT grunts who want to volunteer services but don't see a point in buying commercial licenses.

Dennis Kucinich (1)

dtfan579 (548233) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408434)

Dennis Kucinich [kucinich.us] actually knows what Linux is, and he believes strongly in the free software / open source community.

anal sex with a yoshi (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408211)

I have a weird friend. He writes weird stories about a fictional person called Yoshi [bayou.com] [bayou.com] You get searches looking for anal sex with a yoshi when really Yoshi drinks a bad soup. Somebody should have told him that Yoshi as a made up name would lead to trouble when Yoshi is more common than you would have thought.

Russia Hump (0)

RussiaHump (722050) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408212)

In Soviet Russia, candidates who are running hump YOU!

The candidates running Microsoft (1)

Matey-O (518004) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408215)

have average uptimes of less than a week.... ...or they're running msblast all over the place.

DOWN time (0, Offtopic)

Burb (620144) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408219)

Given Clinton's antics perhaps it's important to know how often the Democrats go DOWN on us.

Re:DOWN time (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408267)

You obviously think your joke is funny (why else would you capitalize the word down twice?), but you are not funny. You are also not cool. Hell, you are not attractive either, and you smell like doritos.

In short, shut up before you make me vomit.

Ah well, at least the Republican party of Virginia (4, Interesting)

tcopeland (32225) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408220)

...is running Apache/Unix:
[tom@hal tom]$ telnet www.rpv.org 80
Trying 205.147.245.156...
Connected to www.rpv.org.
Escape character is '^]'.
get / http/1.0

HTTP/1.1 501 Method Not Implemented
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 17:23:16 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.28 (Unix)
Allow: GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, TRACE
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<TITLE>501 Method Not Implemented</TITLE>
</HEAD><BODY>
<H1>Meth od Not Implemented</H1>
get to /index.shtml not supported.<P>
Invalid method in request get / http/1.0<P>
<HR>
<ADDRESS>Apache/1.3.28 Server at www.vagop.com Port 80</ADDRESS>
</BODY></HTML>
Connecti on closed by foreign host.
[tom@hal tom]$

Re:Ah well, at least the Republican party of Virgi (2, Informative)

loconet (415875) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408262)

now without the mess.. ;)

lynx --dump --head http://www.site.com

Re:Ah well, at least the Republican party of Virgi (1)

tcopeland (32225) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408323)

> lynx --dump --head http://www.site.com

Very nice! Actually, I had thought about snipping the HTML response, but left it in there after much soul-searching. But I'll use that Lynx trick from now on.

Re:Ah well, at least the Republican party of Virgi (1)

Feyr (449684) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408294)

and they're even up to date! scary isn't it? :)

i see this more as an attempt at humor than anything else. joke fodder for months to come!

Re:Ah well, at least the Republican party of Virgi (1)

tcopeland (32225) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408365)

> and they're even up to date!

Well, they're one version behind now that 1.3.29 [apache.org] is out... but they're pretty close.

From this data... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408221)

It can be inferred that the average time between patches requiring reboot on W2k is 16.91 days?

Re:From this data... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408240)

Good... they're keeping up on their patches.

Another article supports the 2-party duopoly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408223)

What about the third parties?

Hillary is going to win (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408224)

What is Hillary running?
She has the job locked up.
She can't be beat.
Learn how to say "President Hillary Rodham Clinton".

Clinton / Clinton '04!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re:Hillary is going to win (1)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408444)

Clinton / Clinton '04

As a Democrat, let me state that this possibility even scares me!!!


Typical (5, Insightful)

Acidic_Diarrhea (641390) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408228)

The fact that this is reported is proof that democracy is very flawed in some of the basic assumptions. Not to single out geeks (and I admit, I looked at the article with some interest I suppose) but people just don't know how to select who to vote for. The mainstream picks their candidate based on likability and how attractive they are and whether they wear the right colored suit or seem smug. You can have a great set of policies that are very sound but wear the wrong tie and you'll lose a few million people. Candidates need to start standing on policy, not the junk that gets reported (OS, favorite food, hair color, etc.)

Re:Typical (2, Insightful)

WhoDey (629879) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408330)

Thank you for assuming that anyone reading that article is probably an idiot and would actually let it influence the way they vote. I'm sorry that I am not as smart as you and cannot just read the article because I find it interested and still vote on a candidate because of his policies.

Re:Typical (1)

Neil Watson (60859) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408345)

I thought people voted for industries and not parties. The Oil/Entertainment coalition for instance.

Re:Typical (1)

RetroGeek (206522) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408363)

The mainstream picks their candidate based on likability and how attractive they are

Yup.

Otherwise the dear peepull would need to get off the couch and actually THINK!

It is much easier for the public to simply sit in front of the TV watching some talking head, who then tells them who to vote for.

This is known as "democracy".

There really should be a means test for voters. Not monetary, not intellectual, not age, but instead being able to discuss the important issues, or some such criteria.

Then we can have voting based on policy platfroms instead of platform shoes.

Of course, who decides what the criteria are (also known as who watches the watchers)?

Re:Typical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408450)

Isn't it amazing that everyone in the entire country is a blind, ignorant, stupid, mindless sheep in the form of a human -- except for you?

Luckily, we have your clearheaded and unbiased insight always to rely upon to steer us unerringly toward a better future.

When do you run for office?

Um, OK. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408237)

Do you people really think that these politicians actually chose the platform for their web server? They probably don't even know where it's hosted, if they even care at all.

uptimes (2, Funny)

rabbits77 (453747) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408243)

It also has some reference to the Republican vs. Democrat uptimes.
What about LinuxJournal uptimes? Shouldn't they be embarassed that after less than 20 commenst posted that their server is hoplessly /.ed?

No one said Linux (-1)

CmdrTaco on (468152) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408245)

What a surprise. Linux is usually reserved for Arab Muslim terrorists (I know that's redundant) that program the EPROMS for bombs and virii for Winblows. Oh well, you get what you deserve.

Any significance? Nope. (4, Funny)

sczimme (603413) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408246)


From the article:

Is there any significance to what Web server/platform combinations 2004 presidential candidates are using?

I'm glad this was posted to 'The Lighter Side'. However, that probably won't stop people from drawing ironclad conclusions from the data.

Hint: political candidates' performance is not linked to the performance of their webservers.

"Up next: inferring a person's religion based on his choice of toothpaste."

:-)

significance, yes! (1, Insightful)

ylikone (589264) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408296)

A person may base his choice of toothpaste on his religion.

A goverment may deal with companies that reflect their economic values (ie/ republicans go for big company, microsoft, product).

Re:significance, yes! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408416)

People like THIS is another reason why the US sucks so much :)

Re:Any significance? Nope. (4, Funny)

missing000 (602285) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408377)

"Up next: inferring a person's religion based on his choice of toothpaste."

I don't like the implication of this statement. I'm an Atheist, but I still brush.

Dean (3, Interesting)

blackmonday (607916) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408248)

There was an interesting piece on NPR the other day about Howard Dean and how he's actually a technophone - doesn't like computers much. Ironic because his online fund raising is stellar. They said the most tech-savvy candidate is Lieberman, who can't do without his BlackBerry. Apparently Al Gore introduced Lieb to all the gadgets that let him keep in touch with people.

Re:Dean (0, Troll)

Snar Bloot (324250) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408419)

Technophone? "Billybob, run out to Radio Shack and pick me up one of them thar newfangled technophones I been hearin' 'bout!"

AtAT (5, Funny)

Ster (556540) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408249)

From As the Apple Turns [appleturns.com] :
In fact, the only candidate who stated for the record that he actually uses a Mac was Al Sharpton. And even though we usually pride ourselves on voting entirely by the candidates' computing platform preferences without letting our judgment be colored by anything relatively unimportant like "political issues," "competency," or "history of violent criminal acts," there's a deal-breaker that prevents us from ever possibly considering Sharpton for President. We speak, of course, of the hair. 'Nuff said.

-Ster

Re:AtAT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408406)

there's a deal-breaker that prevents us from ever possibly considering Sharpton for President.

Yeah, he's black. No one will vote for him. Its sad, but true. That hair thing is just an excuse by an Apple hippie apologist racist.

canadians (1)

happyfrogcow (708359) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408253)

I swear I thought this said "What the Canadians are Running From" at first glance.

I thought the article would actually be interesting instead of this stuff. Like a candidate actually decides what software to use. That would be like letting the government decide what kind of software I can use... oh wait. nevermind (deCSS?).

So What??? (3, Informative)

Sergeant Beavis (558225) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408257)

Not one of these candidates knows WTF Apache is, let alone IIS.

Sys Admins and Webmasters make those decisions and I'm betting the ones running the Democrat candidate websites have to worry about where they spend money. Thus they us OSS software.

Of course they are also running the better webserver :) but that is beside the point.

Re:So What??? (1)

Rinikusu (28164) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408391)

Actually, from what I've read about Howard Dean and his "embrace" of new technologies, I'd guess he, at least, knows what Apache and IIS is. He might not configure/maintain/admin it, but he seems to be a brighter tack than others when it comes to technology issues.

Of course, I could be wrong...

President Clinton... (1)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408263)

...used to brag about all his downtime, but I think he meant something else...

what's that site running? (1)

laurent420 (711504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408266)

Democratic National Committee: Because rebooting is for adding new hardware. Republican National Committee: Because rebooting is for adding hardware, adding software, regularly scheduled downtime, and should also be done on a daily basis to keep the machine running.

Who the fuck cares? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408280)

Third of the people on Slashdot are not Americans, another third are H1Bs and L1s located in America but cannot vote, and the last third of the readership are actual US citizens, but forgot to register to vote, since new Gnome came out that day.

Who cares?!? (2, Informative)

vwjeff (709903) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408290)

Ask any of these guys this question:

What operating system does your web server run?

Do you think any of them could answer that question? I don't think this reflects the candidates, it reflects their IT staff.

Re:Who cares?!? (1)

laurent420 (711504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408433)

It reflects upon the candidates in that if they're running apahce, they obviously have high-calibre IT staff. L

Re:Who cares?!? (1)

chocotof (691813) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408436)

Well I'm not sure since IT staff when ordering stuff need to present a budget which generally gets decided on by the one who holds the wallet. And that person generally is also influenced by 'business' or other 'non technical' criteria ...

Howard Dean (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408295)

Howard Dean is a raciast.

Meanwhile... (3, Interesting)

Otter (3800) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408297)

Well, whatever they're running I hope it holds up better than whatever Linux Journal has...

While waiting for the article to crawl out from under the Slashdotting, here's an aside I thought was interesting: a recent article talking about Howard Dean's succesful use of the Internet for fundraising noted that perhaps the first candidate to use that method successfully was -- that Judge Roy Whatever in Alabama with the 10 Commandments statue in his courtroom.

Not someone I would have picked as a high-tech visionary, although he obviously is pretty shrewd about media manipulation.

Also This Month on the Newsstand... (5, Funny)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408299)

"GQ" is running an article on which designer ties each candidate is wearing, "Veneer Quarterly" has a sidebar on what color, and how many coats, of paint the candidates used on their houses, "Breakfast Meats Bi-Monthly" is leading with the in-depth feature "Bacon, Steak, or Sausage: The Candidates Decide," and the cover story of this month's "Limousine Owner's Gazette" tells us wa-a-a-y more than we need to know about the contenders' choice of Regular, Premium, or Ultra.

Gosh, with so much relevant information available to voters, it's easier than ever to make an informed decision!

Duh.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408302)

I cannot think of a more pointless waste of time, especially when 99% of geeks on the web do not know any PLATFORMS(that is political ideas, not hardware) the candidates are running on.

Basically, if you want
1. high taxes if you are an Achiever.
2. Non-achievers will recieve goodies pillaged from the Achievers
3. more ignorance on national security, with more 'do nothing' responses popular under Clinton.

4. medical care as bad as France( going bankrupt with long wait times like Canada)

Vote Democrat.

Repubs have their issues as well,
but they pale in comparison to the Socialist agenda of the Demos:
http://www.nationmakers.com/com_man.htm

useful information (1, Insightful)

GirTheRobot (689378) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408303)

Obviously the democrats have chosen a superior platform to host their *cough* platform. The Republicans have apparently adopted inferior technology in the name of capitalism (go big business!!!). That, or their web admins are horribly inept.

Either way, this report does not reflect well on the IT abilities of the RNC.

Re:useful information (1)

October_30th (531777) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408357)

Don't bash the Republicans, please.

Damn Slashdot Effect (0)

newshooze (714885) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408333)

No wonder no one reads the articles.

Cleanse Your Soul [68.60.103.230]

Would you Vote for... (2, Funny)

jazman_777 (44742) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408334)

A Fat Bald Man if he ran Linux? A few geeks would, nobody else would, not even if he were sent directly by God. Collectively, this country is an idiot.

Sys-admin In Chief (1)

Wateshay (122749) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408339)

If we were electing the nation's Sys-admin In Chief instead of Commander In Chief, I might care about this. As it stands, this isn't going to influence my vote one way of the other. I will still not be voting for Carol Moseley Braun, regardless of the fact that her website runs on FreeBSD.

I can see Howard Dean's speech now... (3, Funny)

cyranoVR (518628) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408355)

"I want people with Tux stickers on their cases, and I want people with Best Viewed Under IE 6.0 on their web pages. The Democratic party needs a big tent!"

Finally (1)

Lizard_King (149713) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408381)

Political information that I can:
1) understand
2) use to vote

[for the humor-impaired, this is called sarcasm]

This doesn't matter (2, Insightful)

wonky73 (720005) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408382)

What possible conclusions can you possibly draw from this? Most of the candidates probably don't even know they have a website. Somebody in their campaign hires a firm to stick up a website and they do. This has nothing to do with the polititcs of the candidates.

"from the don't-base-your-vote-on-just-this dept." (2, Interesting)

zymurgyboy (532799) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408386)

Well, yeah. But I would certainly give this some weight in my consideration if: 1) it came up as a topic of debate between now and the election and 2) the candidates back up their reasons for using the platform they chose with some solid reasoning.

There has already been some buzz around Howard Dean making a potential guest appearance on Lessig's blog. He also seems seems to have some peripheral interest in and empathy for our positions (sorry for the very broad generalization here) on many issues that are important to the Slashdot crowd.

If he had shown up in this article as running Dean For America on IIS on 2K Server, I'd seriously have to reconsider his appeal as a potential geek candidate... And question his suitability as my representative on issues of privacy, open standards, intellectual property rights, etc.

Good work, Howard. I'm glad my contribution to your campaign didn't end up in Redmond as a license fee payment!

Nader (3, Funny)

bigkahunafish (708759) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408399)

I'm not so sure about Nader wanting to use modern computers at all. Those new hardrives could be "Unsafe at Any Speed" He's probably running that Commodore 64 that was recently updated with ethernet capability :o)

MOD PARENT UP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408423)

OMG that's funny, if I had any MOD points I would be modding this one up.

GWB and IIS (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7408409)

What I find funny is when people try to point out that the republicans push security and lower TCOs.

The truth is that GWB is pushing MS everywhere possible inside of government, except for when the group states that security is the overriding consideration (NSA, CIA, etc).

not me (1)

nealfunkbass (701961) | more than 10 years ago | (#7408441)

I would be very shocked if any candidate knew what webserver or OS their site was running on. Personally, I would hesitate to vote for a candidate who was spending time tweaking httpd.conf.
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