Karma strike against prankdial.com
To a limited extent as of April:
The bill makes it illegal "to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information, with the intent to defraud and deceive."
Desktop Linux Is Dead
There are three big problems I've noticed two stated by the original poster:
1. Fragmentation. Do you release a tar.gz? Do you release an RPM? Do you Release a .deb?
And how do you support them all? What really should happen is one of two things. 1 Package manager for all distros.(Not going to happen any time soon). The other is a 2nd compatable package management system which is compatible/an add-on to the existing Package Management systems. This way as a corparate developer I can just make and maintain one package instead of three. List the library requirements and if your distro can't go up to the proper version you can try to force it (like if your distro back ports a feature/fix).
Rabid hatred of DRM. You know what though I would love to be able to watch Netflix on my Linux desktop so I don't have to fight with my roommates/watch the Jersey Shore marathon while waiting for the PS3.
3. GAMES GAMES GAMES:
Being able to play games native/ minimal emulation would be amazing. I know there is Wine and Cedega and CrossOffice, but they are just band aids to the real problem.
Microsoft Says IE9 Beta Demand Overwhelming
Actually I think this number not completely honest. 6 Days ago Microsoft because a sponsor of Reddit and asked the Reddit community to test it out and give feed back.
"See, Microsoft is getting ready to release Internet Explorer 9, and they reached out to us because they genuinely want to start a dialog with the reddit community. In fact, they've taken the unprecedented step of putting the reddit team in charge of this entire campaign. This is a great deal of trust for an advertiser to offer, and we should both take it as a huge compliment."
Infants Ingest 77 Times the Safe Level of Dioxin
Great another thing my Vegan friend can brag about FOREVER even though he doesn't know what dioxins are.
Uniforms For the Help Desk?
I feel like this would be closer to digital janitors then fast food.
Berkeley Researchers Analyze Florida Voting Patterns
My opinion is this: (Granted it has its wholes but I feel that an outside country should monitor this because they are unbias)
Store with each vote on the machine an encyrpted file with the photo and and an another encyrpted file which holds the voters name inside the first file.
So what you can do is unencrypt the photo and run it through a program looking for similarities such as the curtian is there, flagging all the ones that seem to similart (possible same photo), and also flagging the ones which seem to different(not a real photo). The encryption keys should be kept secert and a court order should release each seperately. This way the There is an electronic receict which is difficult to forge, trackable, and verifible numbers wise aslong as a paper copy of who went to voted is kept.