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by juenger1701 (#42995109) Attached to: Lessons From the Papal Conclave About Election Security

open systems conducted within a known group make voting fraud much harder.

doesn't anyone remember the Chicago political machines? if the group becomes corrupt group control is a bad thing and remember the voting all happens in front of that group ONLY no outsiders are told the vote only the result

The Internet

+ - U.S Congressman Wants to Ban Internet Bills->

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SchrodingerZ
SchrodingerZ writes "Representative Darrell Issa, a republican congressman from California, has drafted a bill for the internet. The bill, aptly named the Internet American Moratorium Act (IAMA), is, "a two-year moratorium on any new laws, rules or regulations governing the Internet." In short it hopes to deny any new government bills related to lawmaking on the internet for the next two years. The bill was first made public on the website Reddit, and is currently on the front page of Keepthewebopen.com, a website advocating internet rights. "Together we can make Washington take a break from messing w/ the Internet," Issa writes on his Reddit post. The initial response to the bill has been mixed. Users of Reddit are skeptical of the paper's motives and credibility. As of now, the bill is just a discussion draft, whether it will gain footing in the future is up in the air."
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Businesses

+ - Has Apple Peaked? 2

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "Joe Nocerna writes in the NY Times that Steve Jobs was a perfectionist with no tolerance for corner-cutting or mediocre products. The last time Apple released a truly substandard product — MobileMe, in 2008 — Jobs gathered the team into an auditorium, berated them mercilessly and then got rid of the team leader in front of everybody. But when Apple replaced Google’s map application with its own, vastly inferior, application, infuriating its customers, it may turn out to be the canary in the coal mine for Apple's future. Part of the reason is that Jobs isn’t there anymore but there is also a less obvious — yet possibly more important — reason that Apple’s best days may soon be behind it. "When Jobs returned to the company in 1997, after 12 years in exile, Apple was in deep trouble. It could afford to take big risks and, indeed, to search for a new business model, because it had nothing to lose." writes Nocerna adding that less than 15 years ago Microsoft appeared to be invincible but once its Windows operating system and Office applications became giant moneymakers, Microsoft’s entire strategy became geared toward protecting its two cash cows. Now it is Apple’s turn to be king of the hill — and, not surprisingly, it has begun to behave in a very similar fashion. "I would be surprised if [Apple] ever gives us another product as transformative as the iPhone or the iPad," concludes Nocera. "It is the nature of capitalism that big companies become defensive, while newer rivals emerge with better, smarter ideas.""

+ - Gaming with only one hand...

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Hork_Monkey (580728) writes "I recently sustained a severe injury to one of my arms, and lucky not to be an amputee. I'm an avid gamer (primarily PC, but also XBox) and looking for advice one how to adapt to the challenge now presented of enjoying one of my favorite past times. My google-fu has lead me to some devices and tips, but I wanted to tap the collective while experimenting. I know there has to be some /.'ers in a similar position who could provide some guidance. I'm figuring a few things out, and also hope to share what I find for others in a similar situation."

+ - The Oatmeal Begins a Fundraiser for a Nikola Tesla Museum->

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juenger1701 (877138) writes "The Oatmeal has begun working with http://www.teslasciencecenter.org/ to purchase Wardenclyffe laboratory located in Shoreham, New York in order to create a Tesla museum details on The Oatmeals Blog here http://theoatmeal.com/blog/tesla_museum and the fundraiser page here http://www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum"
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