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Comment: Question for Carl: Real time legislation drafting (Score 1) 59

by kerskine (#38595058) Attached to: Ask Carl Malamud About Shedding Light On Government Data

Carl: would it be possible to implement a system that would allow real-time and continuous review of legislation while it's being drafted? Much has been made over the past three years about legislation being available for review before voting by the House or Senate. The final draft for review usually is huge PDF that makes it near impossible for citizens, interest groups, and the media to thoroughly analysis in time.

Comment: Better back your files up (Score 2, Interesting) 217

by kerskine (#29049939) Attached to: Google Two Years Into Overhaul of the Google File System

I have not doubt that the new file system will be great, but after reading this summary, the first thought I had was that I should back-up all that Gmail before they cut it over. I've been putting it off for far too long, but I'll just have to burn a couple of days of attention to do it.

The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. -- C.N. Parkinson