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Chrome 4.0 Vs. Opera 10 Vs. Firefox 3.5 354

Posted by Soulskill
from the three-enter-but-only-three-leave dept.
Jim Karter writes "In a three-way cage match, LifeHacker threw Chrome 4, Firefox 3.5, and Opera 10 into the ring and let the three browsers duke it out to see which would emerge as the fastest app for surfing the web. Quoting: 'Like all our previous speed tests, this one is unscientific, but thorough. We install the most current versions of each browser being tested — in this case, Opera 10, Chrome's development channel 4.0 version, and the final Firefox 3.5 with security fixes — in a system with a 2.0 GHz Intel Centrino Duo processor and 2GB of RAM, running Windows XP.'"

Comment: Re:Delete it & forget about it (Score 1) 543

by Katchina'404 (#26479439) Attached to: Tricked Into Buying OpenOffice.org?

That "distance selling regulation" is a local implementation of a EU directive. We all have pretty much the same provisions.

As an off-topic note, and not particularly aimed at parent poster : Folks, contrarily to what you have been lead to believe, the EU does a great deal of nice things for you and only costs a tiny fraction of national budgets.

Government

Finnish E-Voting System Loses 2% of Votes 366

Posted by Soulskill
from the in-america-we-call-that-the-margin-of-error dept.
kaip writes "Finland piloted a fully electronic voting system in municipal elections last weekend. Due to a usability glitch, 232 votes, or about 2% of all electronic votes were lost. The results of the election may have been affected, because the seats in municipal assemblies are often decided by margins of a few votes. Unfortunately, nobody knows for sure, because the Ministry of Justice didn't see any need to implement a voter-verified paper record. The ministry was, of course, duly warned about a fully electronic voting system, but the critique was debunked as 'science fiction.' There is now discussion about re-arranging the affected elections. Thanks go to the voting system providers, Scytl and TietoEnator, for the experience."
Government

The First E-President 169

Posted by Soulskill
from the probably-not-ted-stevens dept.
Szentigrade writes "Popular Science is running a letter by Daniel Engber of the online Slate Magazine in which he offers the US Presidential nominees advice on using the full potential of the Internet upon their election into office. Some examples discussed in the letter include: a project already being developed that speeds up the patent approval process, a UK site that aims to improve government-citizen interactions, and perhaps most importantly, a call for government information to be 'presented in a standardized and widely used data format, like XML, so that anyone — in or out of government — could use and reconfigure it however they pleased.' Will 2009 be the first year of the E-President?"

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