Net result is that you and only you know who you voted for, and you can verify that your vote was counted.
Sorry for being dense, but how does that verify that my vote is affecting the the announced result of the election? Couldn't they just announce "X got 60% of the votes" anyway? (By jamming in a lot of false ballots, or by just lying?)
This story was part of "The Transformation Age", a pubic TV documentary with Robert X Cringely back in 2008 from MPT and the Univ of MD. The whole Kodak segment is available to watch online at
Steve Sasson was a really nice guy. Alas, the first digital photo was lost forever. It was a pic of a co-worker, and was 10,000 pixels –
If you sign a non-disclosure agreement that he had to have to have access to classified, he is no hero. You do not get to decide when classified data should be released, regardless of how it makes you feel. There are proper channels for complaining about things and he could have availed himself of those, if he had a problem with what was happening around him.
Actually, your idea that he shouldn't reveal atrocities because he was ordered not to has not been in vogue since the Nuremberg trials.
They are free to express themselves. Just not over here on this privately run website
Thinking of Wikipedia as simply any privately run website that the owner can censor as s/he sees fit, misses the point.
You are technically correct, but Wikipedia is used by us all to collect our common knowledge. If we can't find a way to do that in collaboration in a democratic way, without resorting to censorship by some arbitrary guy, then we must find another medium.
It is almost as bad as if some company claimed ownership or copyright on the contents of Wikipedia and prevented everyone else from using (copying/pasting) the information.
But I may be wrong. The idea of a democratic encyclopedia with essentially anonymous contributors maybe is a pipe dream. Perhaps there actually has to be an identifiable publisher/censor for all information, in order to reveal the bias exists in all articles.
Perhaps the author tag should be made more explicit on wikipedia, like a source code "blame" mark.
I hate to ruin the party, but 70 lumens per watt is pretty terrible.
Yes. As comparison, a regular light bulb gives you about 15 lumen per watt.
Defending FoS means fighting against the powers that try to prevent that right, like governments, or self-proclaimed "guardians of morality".
Although FreeNet could be useful for groups that need guerilla methods to defend FoS, FreeNet itself does not defend FoS.
Sadly, it seems like many people think that FoS is a technical problem, and they then stop thinking about how to really defend it.
If it's worth hacking on well, it's worth hacking on for money.