Just change to a proportional election system instead. Let the percentage of votes decide how many seats a party will get.
It will of course invite other parties to the election party as well.
Reading the brain waves of a person may be better, harder to fake at least.
But a smart card with PKI and pin code authentication for every access needed will go a long way. If it's a facility with extreme security measures also add guards at checkpoints and make sure that some accesses requires counter-signed authentication.
I live in Europe and lumber is the most common building material around here.
Even at a dozen houses per square mile it's still paying off to have the services underground. When you go below one household per square mile then it may be a point in not burying the lines.
Especially since the service lifetime for buried lines is averaging 50 years.
Underground infrastructure requires a lot lower maintenance frequency than aerial infrastructure so the total cost in the long run will be a lot lower.
Just remind them their responsibility to provide telecom service for emergency purposes. It may even be in their contract that they have to ensure a certain level of service that they can't back out from. The price they did put up was just their way of trying to say that they don't want you as a customer but they couldn't cancel your contract.
No - it's not even a question. Bury the lines and you will remove a large number of causes for power outages.
Even more important - realize that each outage costs money for the community. In the long run buried lines will save money - even if you are in an area where the ground is filled with rocks.
Similar in Sweden, where I live there have been maybe 5 outages the last 15 years, none of them long enough to create any problems aside from having to set the clock radio again.
And we have underground wiring. Areas with above ground wiring sees more outages.
This is also what annoys me whenever I have been visiting the US - the air is filled with wires high and low, which definitely destroys the scenery of the otherwise picturesque towns that are common in New England among other places.
Don't blame the cats at least.
If anything - you can't be upset at cats doing cat stuff. It's a relief.
French idea of relief is a bottle of wine and watching women walking by the café.
Only true pressure would be if companies having their manufacturing in China moves elsewhere.
The Chinese government do whatever they like.
I went to 16:10 monitor with 1920x1200, but when coding then both width and height is important. 16:9 is not a great upgrade from most 4:3 monitors from the aspect of coding.
Considering the reliability of the power here no need for UPS. About 5 power outages the last 15 years. None of them major.
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It depends on how reasonable the contract was beforehand.
If you strike out something that might not go well in court then you are probably fine anyway.