Newer Guy writes "In 2004, the Ohio vote count was going for Kerry — until the Ohio election site went down and came back up a minute later. Then suddenly the count was reversed to Bush — and Bush won Ohio. This year a similar thing happened but when it came back up it remained Obama. Thom Hartmann has an interesting take on this — especially when you consider how insistent Karl Rove was on Fox News election night that Romney would be winning Ohio even after Fox called it for Obama." Link to Original Source top
Newer Guy writes "Apparently Netflix has been hacked. Their streaming doesn't work, their customer service number doesn't answer and none of your registered streaming devices show up on their web page. Someone is obviously upset over their 80+ % price increases within the past 10 months." top
Newer Guy writes "Diebold Inc. has sold its much-criticized U.S. voting-machine business to its bigger competitor, Election Systems & Software Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska.
Diebold announced the sale of its Allen, Texas-based subsidiary Premier Election Solutions Inc. on Thursday and said it will get $5 million plus payments representing 70 percent of collections of the unit's accounts receivable as of Aug. 31. Diebold expects to recognize a pretax loss on the deal in the range of $45 million to $55 million.
Newer Guy writes "More then a dozen armed Maricopa, AZ Sheriff Deputies took over county computer rooms in its Wednesday raids and takeover of a computer system that interlinks police and court agencies. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's officers showed up Wednesday told computer technicians to step aside, posted armed officers at entrances and exits, and took over "management control" of the system. The Sreriff also changed the passwords for access to the computer system.
This is the same Sheriff that has made tent cities for prisoners, and performs racial profiling in his county." Link to Original Source top
Newer Guy writes "Pulver Media, the company headed by Jeff Pulver, who runs the VON conventions and publishes VON magazine (and creator of Vonage and Free World Dialup) appears to have gone out business after it's lender seized control of the company. As of last night, their web site was still up, though Free World Dialup was at least partly down (and its web site was offline).
Newer Guy writes "I received this from a friend in the cellular industry a few minites ago:
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:18 PM
About 30 minutes ago, we received word that there is a National outage
for Nextel in respects to being able to make and receive cellular calls.
Direct Connect and text messaging still is fully functioning as well as
all data and blackberry services. We have not received an ETA for a
resolution; it was told that it could take up to 24 hours. I will give
more information as it becomes available. I apologize for any
inconvenience that this may have caused." top
Newer Guy writes "Sprint has cancelled the PCS service of over 200 military members for "excessive roaming".
This is on the heels of last week's news about Sprint where they were cancelling PCS service for "excessive complaining" to Customer Service.
Time to cancel my Sprint PCS I guess!" Link to Original Source