Or, if you live in a country which still haven't protected DRM by law, you should always remove DRM as part of your buying process.
Well. That's not *exaclty* what I meant.
But the actual particiants were known, so to test the post-election part of the system, all you need to do is to mock together some results.
Again: That might be a plausible, though slightly more boring explanation
Then again, it could also be a test of the procedures for reporting faked results...we'lll probably never know
I'm in IT myself, and I know how difficult it is to come up with good test-data for your testing...so what's better than production data?
I'm not saying it is so, but it could very well be that the testers have loaded into it this years candidates, made up some likely result, and run the software to see that it works...
And apparently it did!
1) Discover that the turkey that was supposed to be cooked at home by one of us is still raw upon arriving at the cabin. Remember, if it's frozen, this needs to happen a day or two before the turkey dinner! In hour case, that was the key to success.
2) On the morning of the dinner, stuff the sauna oven full of wood. Apply match, and heat.
3) Repeat 2 until you are beyond the useful range of the thermometer - for example 150 deg C/300 deg F (testet values)
4) To keep turkey from getting dry, apply water as normally. Dress in tin-foil (no idea if it helps...but it didn't hurt!)
5) Cover every bit of your skin. Take a deep breath, enter the sauna with the turkey, put it on the topmost seat of the sauna. Remember - breathing too deaply can burn your lungs!
6) About every halp hour, again cover every bit of your skin, enter your large oven (eh, the sauna), unwrap tin-foil, add water, wrap again in tin-foil. Warning: Spilling water on the sauna oven will create dangerous water vapour that could again burn your lungs!
6) Refill wood whenever the thermometer drops towards the useful range again.
7) Wait an appropriate amount of time. Example: 8-9 hours with a 9 kg/20 lb turkey.
8) Bon appetit!
I have seen the same happen with SVN. Trust me, people who don't understand version control systems will *always* find a way to fuck up!
0-click-shopping: Buy something *unless* you press a button
might not be able to *write* the entire collection of Shakespeare, but with this setup, I'm quite sure that they would be able to digitize it!
Yah. The real heros bringing us the PC revolution was the guys reverse engineering the hardware/BIOS, and made cheap clones. The OS was just what became the de facto standard.
As we all know, DOS won over CP/M. CP/M was technically superior at the time, but lost for political and/or contract reasons, whatever.
Digital Research then went on to create a better DOS to compete. MS fought it with all means it could, and it went into oblivition.
At early stages, MS Windows was just a graphical shell on top of DOS. It wasn't particulary good either. There were competing graphical shells, for example Digital Research' GEM. Digital Research lost the patent lawsuit that MS essentially won, and GEM was limited to have only two windows simultaneously...who knows what it could have been.
MS has not had the technical best/superior solutions at any time. It was just better at legal and marketing stuff than anyone else.
The PC revolution would have come with or without MS. We'll never know how much innovation MS have killed on its way where it is, so to hail it as a savior is just plain stupid.