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Comment: Uh... Biggest problem is low voter turn out? (Score 1) 480

by colin_faber (#48794777) Attached to: How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting
The premise of this article is flawed. The biggest problem with the current electorate is low voter turn out? No, the problem is uneducated voters voting. If anything we have too many idiots casting ballots on issues they've learned about through entertainment tonight or TMZ.

Comment: I decided against this phone AFTER pre-ordering (Score 3, Insightful) 69

by colin_faber (#48488151) Attached to: A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship
With all the constant trouble I, and many others had with the pre order system, I decided to ditch these guys. Their customer service was not great, and to screw up the most basic part of any business (taking peoples money), I decided my best bet was to just get raped by one of the big 4, and buy a contract phone. Sadly, I was looking forward to this phone for quite a while, but I'm tired of the mistakes and gimmicks for what amounts to last years phone.

Comment: Re:Now if they could only fix... (Score 2) 278

by colin_faber (#48058173) Attached to: Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots
Sometimes they're just too many people and too much traffic. As a member of the HPC community I attend the annual super computing trade shows hosted in various cities each year. Each year the SCinet network infrastructure team does everything they can to build out and improve the hardware and software infrastructure at these venues. Mind you, these are extremely well funded and talented people who "know how to get it done right". Yet every year within the 3 blocks of the convention centers you barely get a functional cell phone link, let alone functional wireless or even wired connection to the intertubes.

+ - Sketch Factor is successfully tested by D.C. news crew->

Submitted by colin_faber
colin_faber (1083673) writes "A D.C. news crew robbed of thousands of dollars of cameras, laptops and other equipment was set to report on a so-called racist locality app called “Sketch Factor.” Using consolidated crime stats and firsthand reports, the app lists areas within U.S. neighborhoods that are at high risk for crime. The app evidently proved itself true, at least in this instance. The news crew found exactly what they were reporting on – firsthand proof of crime."
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To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.