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Comment: Example of U.S. Gerrymandering (Score 1) 413

by Edgester (#48479005) Attached to: Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Here is a prime example of gerrymandering. It's the 12th congressional district of North Carolina:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

The district was deliberately drawn to increase the odds of getting a minority congressman. The district follows the Interstate 85 highway.

Comment: Re:So that's what the model is based on (Score 1) 228

by Edgester (#45829037) Attached to: US Requirement For Software Dev Certification Raises Questions

What? What planet are you living on? There is no insurance requirement to get a drivers license, and no requirement for a drivers license for that matter. Most states will require you to have insurance in order to register your car, but that is not the same thing as having Drivers License or State ID.

Care to retract your fabrication and start over?

Insurance requirements vary by state.

You are required to have liability insurance to get a driver's license in the state of North Carolina, USA. This is a requirement even if you don't own a vehicle. You may get a state ID card without insurance. The liability insurance follows the person, not the car. For example, if person A drives persons B's car into person C's car, then person A's liability insurance covers C's car, but not B's. Person A & B's insurance companies would have to figure out who covers the damage on person B's car.

Comment: Re:you might as well ask (Score 1) 315

by Edgester (#38545772) Attached to: Is Twitter Aiding and Abetting Terrorism?

if the internet providers are aiding and abetting terrorism, or the phone system operators, or encrypted radio manufacturers, or SMS users etc etc

Yes, but some or all of those are already being monitored by the government. I wonder if this is a ploy to get more government access to Twitter's database.

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