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Comment Re:Serious Computer Glitches Can Be Caused By IDIO (Score 1) 260

Why didn't that voting machine have ECC memory? Why didn't the software have bounds checking?

Because if one bit-flip changes the totals by more than 1, then the software was designed wrong.

Each vote should be a separate record - the totals should only be a summation. You can keep a running tally separately as a backup record, but that should not be your only count. If one bit flips, one vote changes - not one bit on the total.

Comment Re:Do NOT delete your account! It's a security ris (Score 1) 100

the phone company re-uses telephone numbers when you cancel your account!

And too quickly, too. Especially when they're terminated for non-payment, meaning that the number's owner was likely to owe on collections to a dozen companies or so. I wish you could pay extra to get a number that's been dead for longer.

And if you tell a collections caller that you aren't who they're trying to reach, they're legally obligated not to call you anymore....Yeah, they don't believe you. That's what the person who owes the money would say to get the calls to stop, too.

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