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New Jersey E-Voting Problems Worse Than Originally Suspected 118

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the lazy-or-shady-it's-still-evil dept.
TechDirt is reporting that the New Jersey e-voting troubles are even worse than originally thought. Apparently the "minor bug" which was supposed to be fixed is still not corrected, suggesting that Sequoia still doesn't know what is going on. "Ed Felten has received a bunch of 'summary tapes' from the last election in New Jersey, and while many of them do have the vote totals matching up correctly at the end at least two of the summary tapes simply don't add up, meaning that Sequoia's explanation of what went wrong is incorrect. Given how often the company has denied or hidden errors in its machines, despite a ton of evidence, we shouldn't be surprised that it was inaccurate in explaining away this latest problem as well. However, we should be outraged that the company refuses to allow third party researchers to investigate these machines. It's a travesty that any government would use them when they've been shown to have so many problems and the company is unwilling to allow an independent investigation."
Biotech

+ - US military unveils heat-ray gun & black ice

Submitted by Gearoid_Murphy
Gearoid_Murphy (976819) writes "The US military has shown for the first time a heat ray gun which will be used to subdue crowds of unruly punters. I presume this system works off some kind of microwave physics, quite a change of tactics from the early assurances from the US that they would be welcomed in the streets of Iraq. The full story is at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6297149.stm. Also on the same site is a story about how the US military has developed artificial black ice for foiling any classic chase scenes : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6295567. stm. Its good to see that the .5 thrillion dollar budget is being put to good use, who needs hospitals when you've got black ice?"

Comment: Re:Sounds bleak (Score 1) 407

by thornist (#16020866) Attached to: The Future of NetBSD
Well there is an argument for saying that Windows is the standard *desktop* OS.

That doesn't mean it's the standard server OS, or embedded OS.

You could generalise further to say that by volume Windows is the standard OS, but that just isn't necessarily very meaningful to someone making a decision in regard to a large data centre deployment, for example.

Kororaa Accused of Violating GPL 843

Posted by Zonk
from the penguin-is-confused dept.
AlanS2002 writes "The Kororaa Project, a pre-configured binary install method for Gentoo Linux which bundles nVidia's and ATI binary drivers in its Kororaa Xgl Live CD , has put its Live CD on hold after being accused of violating the GPL. The issue appears to be the distribution of the Linux Kernel and nVidia's/ATI binary drivers together. When the binary drivers are built the GPL'ed code is included in the binary result, which is a violation."

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