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Comment: Re:what's the C in AC stand for? (Score 1) 1089

by Troy Baer (#49297819) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

Do a little searching of the news. You should find references that there are at least 850 registered voters over 150 in New York City.

You mean like this?

s vote fraud common in American politics? Not according to United States District Judge Lynn Adelman, who examined the evidence from Wisconsin and ruled in late April that “virtually no voter impersonation occurs” in the state and that “no evidence suggests that voter-impersonation fraud will become a problem at any time in the foreseeable future.”

Or this?

The Brennan Center’s ongoing examination of voter fraud claims reveal that voter fraud is very rare, voter impersonation is nearly non-existent, and much of the problems associated with alleged fraud in elections relates to unintentional mistakes by voters or election administrators.

Or this?

Investigators tell the paper they don't consider the discrepancy fraudulent; the number of votes attributed to deceased voters is too small and their votes are spread out over more than two dozen elections.

County elections commissioner Bill Biamonte said simple clerical errors make it seem as if the dead are voting. For example, a person voting could accidentally sign their name next to a dead person's name rather than their own in a poll registry book.

In several pages' worth of "ny voter fraud" results on Google, the only ones describing anything like what you describe were shamelessly partisan articles on sites regularly described as "right wing echo chambers" (e.g. Fox News, NY Post, Breitbart, National Review, redstate.com, etc.).

Comment: Re:It freakin' works fine (Score 1) 928

by Troy Baer (#48279217) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Newer versions of GNOME (3.8 and after?) rely on a DBus API of systemd's logind component, for reasons I've never seen adequately explained.

The talk of forcing all cgroup interactions to go through systemd would in effect make anything that interacts with cgroups or cpusets such as hwloc, TORQUE, and SLURM rely on systemd. I can't imagine that the developers of hwloc, TORQUE, and SLURM are especially happy about that.

Comment: Re:That guy just wasted his time (Score 2) 314

by volkerdi (#47854461) Attached to: GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

By what strange theory does Slackware support systemd? And how is the conversation being "held back"? At least on LQ, I think it's been discussed to death to the point where there's really nothing new to say about it.

I can say one thing for certain: you do not know that anything concerning systemd in Slackware is likely or not. Hell, *I* don't.

Comment: Correlation does not imply causation (Score 2, Insightful) 211

by volkerdi (#47143343) Attached to: Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

More pseudoscience. They say that they're not sure whether this means that porn shrinks your brain, or if the shrunken brain causes porn viewing. But, this leaves out the very real possibility that this correlation means nothing whatsoever. The site below collects correlations that look pretty convincing in the graphs, but quite obviously are unlikely to be cases of causation in either direction:

http://www.tylervigen.com/

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