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OpenBSD 4.5 Released

suwain_2 Via Torrent (118 comments)

There's an unofficial .iso torrent up on The Pirate Bay, for those finding the mirrors slow. Not a lot of people using it at the moment, but we can change that.

Some of the MD5s are different; I haven't investigated why yet.

more than 4 years ago

Was the 2004 Election Stolen?

suwain_2 Re:Yes/No/Maybe (1425 comments)

First, let me mention that I vehemently agree that our voting system really needs to change. I'm not trying to argue that. But...

Everyone registered as a citizen gets a voting ticket by regular mail well before the election.

What happens if yours never comes? I know there were major problems with absentee ballots being mailed to US citizens living abroad. As in, few of them received them more than a day before the deadline to return them. Now imagine this happening widespread across the US. Under an Administration that people hvae come to distrust.

Even if everyone gets them, I can see a lot of people losing them. And if people can go get a new one, it raises the question of what happened to the old one--was it really lost (or never arrived), or does someone else have it? Anyone who thinks that fake IDs don't exist should visit a college campus. So then the tickets would be making it easier for people to 'double-vote.'

Once again, I agree that the system needs to change, and it needs to change in a big way. It just seems like voting 'tickets' will do nothing but keep legitimate voters from being able to vote.

more than 8 years ago


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suwain_2 suwain_2 writes  |  more than 13 years ago Bah... I'm waiting for themes.org to come back. I've been patiently waiting for like a month now. I like my theme now, actually, but it's a site that I can addicitively visit.

BTW, does anyone (*cough* Andy *cough) ever *read* my journal? *cough* *cough* *cough*

Bah... School's starting. Might as well IM "SmarterChild" and babble aobut it...



suwain_2 suwain_2 writes  |  more than 13 years ago We've all encountered weirdos before. The same goes for the rather... uneducated. But I've seen several things that are just bizarre; they lead you to wonder what on earth the people were thinking.

Here's my most recent example - the city of Houston ("Hosuton" according to the original /. post) is offering e-mail to it's city residents. Check out the story here. The weird part isn't the e-mail, that's a cool idea. The weird part is *how* you check your e-mail. You don't get a free dialup account or anything. Instead... You go to public places like City Hall. The concept seemed a little odd, but then I read something else - you can also go to the *fire station* to read your e-mail. Now *there's* a bizarre concept. And I believe the idea extends to police stations, as well.

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