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Comment: Re:what's the C in AC stand for? (Score 1) 1089

by Troy Baer (#49297819) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

Do a little searching of the news. You should find references that there are at least 850 registered voters over 150 in New York City.

You mean like this?

s vote fraud common in American politics? Not according to United States District Judge Lynn Adelman, who examined the evidence from Wisconsin and ruled in late April that “virtually no voter impersonation occurs” in the state and that “no evidence suggests that voter-impersonation fraud will become a problem at any time in the foreseeable future.”

Or this?

The Brennan Center’s ongoing examination of voter fraud claims reveal that voter fraud is very rare, voter impersonation is nearly non-existent, and much of the problems associated with alleged fraud in elections relates to unintentional mistakes by voters or election administrators.

Or this?

Investigators tell the paper they don't consider the discrepancy fraudulent; the number of votes attributed to deceased voters is too small and their votes are spread out over more than two dozen elections.

County elections commissioner Bill Biamonte said simple clerical errors make it seem as if the dead are voting. For example, a person voting could accidentally sign their name next to a dead person's name rather than their own in a poll registry book.

In several pages' worth of "ny voter fraud" results on Google, the only ones describing anything like what you describe were shamelessly partisan articles on sites regularly described as "right wing echo chambers" (e.g. Fox News, NY Post, Breitbart, National Review, redstate.com, etc.).

Comment: Re:It freakin' works fine (Score 1) 928

by Troy Baer (#48279217) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Newer versions of GNOME (3.8 and after?) rely on a DBus API of systemd's logind component, for reasons I've never seen adequately explained.

The talk of forcing all cgroup interactions to go through systemd would in effect make anything that interacts with cgroups or cpusets such as hwloc, TORQUE, and SLURM rely on systemd. I can't imagine that the developers of hwloc, TORQUE, and SLURM are especially happy about that.

Comment: Examiners mailing rejection letters from home... (Score 2) 342

by Troy Baer (#43580347) Attached to: Lawyer Loses It In Letter To Patent Office
...is entirely possible. For the last several years, the U.S. Patent Office has been moving to a distributed model where comparatively few patent examiners live in the D.C. area except during their initial training period. I know two patent examiners, and both live in Ohio. In any case, this text-hissy-fit likely did no favors for the lawyer or their client.

Comment: Re:TV Series! (Get good writers) (Score 1) 396

by Troy Baer (#40763765) Attached to: What's Next For Superhero Movies?

Yeah, but once Hollywood is done with it the series will be called Gotham Junior High...

Some exec at the WB requested almost exactly this in the late '90s after Batman:TAS ended -- they wanted a show with Bruce Wayne and most of Batman's rogues galley as high school students. Apparently it was bandied around for a while and eventually split into two separate ideas, an animated show about a teen Batman and a live action show about a fledging superhero in high school. These became "Batman Beyond" and "Smallville", respectively.

Comment: Open letter to the Westboro Baptist Church (Score 1) 699

by Troy Baer (#37627204) Attached to: Phelps Clan Tweets Intent To Picket Jobs Funeral Via iPhone

Seriously, I have to ask: Which part of "Love your neighbor as yourself" was unclear?

Yes, the U.S. Constitution says you're allowed to do your picketing. However, it doesn't require me to listen to you, or see you as anything other than a bunch of sad, deluded, hate-filled little nut-bars.

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