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WRT to the next major election where I live:

JeffAMcGee Are those directions about the poll or elections? (390 comments)

  • * Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • * Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • * This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.

I think that's a pretty accurate summary of the problems with elections.

more than 3 years ago

France Bans Facebook and Twitter From Radio and TV

JeffAMcGee Re:Proper generic term hasn't been invented (278 comments)

Ill-considered soundbites from haphazardly-picked and uninformed local citizens has been a staple of local TV news for decades.

more than 3 years ago

Mozilla Posts File Containing Registered User Data

JeffAMcGee Re:Mozilla's public disclosure (154 comments)

One technique is to use a password that is a function of the website domain name. For example, all of your passwords could be the number of characters in the second level of the domain, a random string, and the first letter of the domain. For slashdot, the password would be "8RANDOMs". This won't protect against a person who knows your password, but it will stop a script that knows 44,000 username/password pairs and blindly submits them to websites.

about 4 years ago

Your browser's home page is...

JeffAMcGee Re:WTF (496 comments)

I like listening to the BBC on my Sirius satellite radio. Also, in some towns you will find a station that re-broadcasts news at least part of the day. Look for non-profit stations that are not part of NPR.

more than 5 years ago

Facebook User Arrested For a Poke

JeffAMcGee Re:And she should get a year (394 comments)

Facebook doesn't send a notification when you unfriend someone. Either one of them could have (and should have) unfriended the other one.

more than 5 years ago

FCC Chairman Warns of Wireless Spectrum Gap

JeffAMcGee Our Military (300 comments)

We could always kindly ask the military to use a little less of the spectrum. I'm sure they really don't need half of the spectrum. What do you think are the chances of that happening?

more than 5 years ago

How Much Money Do Free-To-Play MMOs Make?

JeffAMcGee Re:5,000 equal $230,000 a month (157 comments)

Have you seen what has happened to the value of the US dollar over the past 10 years?

more than 5 years ago

IBM Wants Patent For Regex SSN Validation

JeffAMcGee not worth inventing (281 comments)

Did that say from the not worthy-inventions dept?

more than 5 years ago

Shuttle and Hubble Passing In Front of the Sun

JeffAMcGee Re:Crappy quality (161 comments)

But NASA could avoid all those problems by using the Hubble Space Telescope!

more than 5 years ago

Treating the Web As an Archive

JeffAMcGee Re:The web is NOT an archive (72 comments)

Even if you don't have a program that can render html or css, researchers will always be able to read the plain text. In the year 12009, first year computer science students will still be able to write a program that turns html into plain text. As long as the tables and CSS are only used for formating, it doesn't really matter. Of course, occasionally there are times when tags actually matter:
Schrodinger's cat is <blink> not </blink> dead.

more than 5 years ago

IP Rights For Games Made In School?

JeffAMcGee Re:Don't go (128 comments)

I don't think there are any schools that don't claim your IP.

more than 6 years ago


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