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Comment Re:In other words. (Score 2) 248

One issue of course would be that the voting registry (which is public already and contains who voted and is time stamped, so also in what order) could very easily be used to guesstimate matching up specific people with specific votes, as the roll is going to be in chronological order as well. I'm not totally familiar with Kansas law, but there's a good chance they're legally supposed to have a secret ballot.

Secret ballots are primarily supposed to be secret from the government.

Comment Re:Aha! (Score 4, Insightful) 408

' Their website admits that 'some of the users may be there for "entertainment purposes."'

Not to confuse those with the 'professional' cheaters.

Actually, I'd have more respect for the "professional cheaters". Not only do they get paid, but it is less likely that they're hiding it from their spouse.

Comment Re:Honest Sgt (Score 1) 271

So, this Sgt is being honest, and likely will get his hand slapped for it. I work with public IT. Public organizations have contracts with vendors and vendors upcharge like crazy to sell these items, and none of the technical staff can do anything about it, and that's assuming the entity's IT isn't outsourced. This is just one more place where graft exists to line the pockets of donors/supporters/whatever.

If only there were a dedicated group of people trained to hunt down such criminals (bribes, embezzlement).

Comment Re:Corporations (Score 4, Insightful) 86

The trouble is when the CEO says "don't bother with security", and his underlings have to obey or get fired, then the CEO claims he can't be blamed for the actions of his underlings. Of course, the way the CEO says "don't bother with security" is by setting spending and productivity requirements, such that no spending can actually be done on security else you get fired for lack of productivity.

Comment Re: If only... (Score 1) 245

How would you like it if your grocery store had "surge pricing"?

I would like this very much. Then I can shop at non-peak hours when there's less people and get a discount besides. Of course, if I had to shop during peak hours then I'd go to one of their competitors that doesn't have surge pricing. Just so long as there's no monopoly, because then you get FU pricing at all times.

We can predict everything, except the future.

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