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Hint: They can. Take a statistics class. Your gross lack of understanding in no way makes the data less valid.
Then take a statistic course so that you will understand what a "representative sample" means. There's a point after which it doesn't matter whether you poll 60,000 households, 600,000 households, or 6,000,000 households, the number will be within a margin of error that you deem acceptable.
If that bothers you, then don't ever leave your house again, because it's the same methodology by which, for example, car manufacturers determine whether or not your car will spontaneously explode while you're driving down a highway. It probably won't, but if that amount of statistical certainty isn't good enough for you to trust the BLS to have a pretty good grasp on what they're doing, then what else do you just take for granted?
Actually, they do, and it is the one you hear most often in the media. I'm not sure where this fiction came from that people off of unemployment aren't counted among the unemployed, but the only three criteria for being counted as unemployed are:
- That you do not have a job,
- That you have actively looked for work in the past four weeks, and
- That you are currently available for work.
I've noticed a disturbing trend lately, mostly from right-wing nutcases, to try to redefine "unemployment" to be something that it's not, in some way that is different from how it's been calculated for decades, to include people like retired people not seeking a job, students, new mothers who have voluntarily left the workforce, people who haven't sought a job in more than a month, etc.
Unfortunately for them (and you), unemployment has a specific economic definition and doesn't change based on what you think "feels right". The current unemployment rate is 5.5%. Arguing that it's something different is like arguing that the mass of an object is higher because your arms are tired and it feels heavier when you try to lift it.
SwiftOnSecurity has 68k. (More than explanoit's 2.5k and less than smoss's 3M.)
That's a little unfair, though. Smoss has some notoriety outside of being on CSI Cyber.
Van Der Beek - loser from Apartment 23
... yes. That's definitely what Van Der Beek is known for.
Because it's an article about the gaming industry in general, and unfortunately, a lot of gaming industry news these days has been about gamergate idiocy and other bigoted asshats.
It's Zero Hedge. Every article is submitted by Tyler Durden.
Any security measure will have a gap.
Yes. But some safety measures will have lower probabilities of bad things happening than other safety measures. The fact that it is always possible for bad things to happen has no bearing on the fact that some safety measures are more effective than others.
The effectiveness of a measure of course has to be balanced against its cost and impact.
Not only do they see that message, but the alert pauses the loop that keeps loading the pages.
Well, the acronym for Socialist In Name Only is "sino".
I had no idea Mesopotamia was part of China.
Say, a $10 tax credit if you submit your poll receipt? Or maybe civic minded companies could provide incentives: Starbucks gives you $2 off your next purchase with a voting receipt?
Quite a few companies do this. There are a bunch of places where you can get a free cup of coffee if you show your "I Voted" sticker.
in Australia, you turn up to the polling station (usually a local school or whatever), go to the desk and tell them your name. they look it up in their lists of voters, and cross your name off. Then they initial and hand you your ballot papers which you take to a private voting booth and fill out. Then you fold them and drop them into the ballot boxes (one for the house of reps, one for the senate). done.
In the last few elections, the Australian Electoral Commission (an independant govt body who have the responsibility for running elections) have been mailing out helpful voter cards with your name and IIRC your address on it which you can show at the desk. These cards are completely optional, you can still vote if you forget to bring it or have lost it or never got it, and you still don't have to show any ID.
Incidentally, this is how it works in the state of New York. Except it's a scannable, bubble type of form, so you don't fold it, but rather feed it into a little scanner that then drops it in a box.
Wait. The fourth one (ID card) is the thing you're applying for. So if you can't drive, you have to have a passport? What are the documentation requirements for a driver's license?