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Comment: Re:For those of you like me who don't have a clue. (Score 3, Interesting) 74

by twomi (#44129365) Attached to: World's First Tizen Tablet
When was Android last mentioned by Samsung? Their brand lies now with Galaxy, not Android. Samsung Galaxy is basically an industry synonym for Android (high-end) phone today. They likely intend to use this brand value to eventually ship Tizen phones as Galaxy phones, and if skinned with same UI and some Android compatibility layer for apps, nobody is missing Android.

Comment: Re:MSE fails genuine check, no install, on validat (Score 1) 175

by twomi (#34653604) Attached to: Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Released

3rd hit on Google. You must be a project manager.

You missed the point by a mile, so that probably makes you upper management... 1) This "fix" you reference doesn't work for me. Yes, I can google for stuff. 2) Users shouldn't have to jump thru hoops like this, _ever_. If you think making legit users do things like this is acceptable... well, I'm sorry for you. 3) M$ seems to have at least three different ways to check for activation status (the one at System Properties, one at Web and one at MSE)... WTF?

Comment: Combining new tech and old tech (Score 1) 227

by twomi (#29991756) Attached to: Maryland Town Tests New Cryptographic Voting System
How about combining new tech and old tech for a new solution: instead of using pen and paper you use voting machine, which prints your vote on a paper (ballot card), and also stores the vote in some database. You then drop the ballot card for voting box (same as you do now). Electronic votes are used for result approximation and for press and news etc (you can use simpler scheme than in TFA), and the paper votes are still the official result and are counted and verified by hand. Obviously this does not cut down costs, but gives you the security of a current pen and paper system, yet delivering speedy results and other benefits electronic systems have.

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