Sure, they could switch candidates A and B. Then you can get some of the unused ballots and feed into the same system and check that every permutation is being counted properly.
You always depend on a 3rd party to verify it. The entity responsible for the counting can be dishonest even with paper ballots.
Sure, they can count every vote for #3 as a vote for #2. But the system must then be designed to count the votes incorrectly. This is easy to verify later (take one of each ballot type, feed the votes into the system, see if it is counted properly).
Or they could just not give a shit, and ignore the counted votes, and using some arbitrary number instead. Because if you are not trusting the system to count the votes correctly, why would you trust a person to write down the totals to the proper candidate?
You do know that TED Talks consist of people going in front of other people and cameras, and talking, right? So perhaps the substance is indeed in the video.
The guy actually presents a very simple way to verify your vote was correctly registered, without ever revealing who you voted for. The secret is to remove the candidate names (by shredding that part of the ballot), scanning your vote into the system, and taking home the receipt, which contains no names. Only the system knows which is which. You can later use your receipt's code to see if it registered your vote properly (because it will match your receipt), but there is no way to know which candidate actually received that vote. It actually solves the problem of verification without compromising privacy.
You are right, it starts with 0 and 1.
Actually, no, the Wii SDK is the cheapest of the three. And they even support flash, so you can even start your game without the SDK. The need of having an actual company is just a way of saying "you have to take this seriously"; not a big deal if you really want to make a career of it. Most people who complain about the need to have a company actually have no idea on what goes into making a game. Nobody wants to play your tetris clone that you derived from a tutorial on gamedev.net.
You missed "1.89210568 × 10^20" in between "is" and "millimeters".
I own a Wii, but not a PS3 (because I'm cheap). The difference is not just in the graphics, which are much, much better on the PS3.
The Wii is not that bad; check out Monster Hunter Tri. It is just that Nintendo does not incentives to focus on graphics before gameplay.
It's also that the PS3 includes a hard drive which allows for a lot of downloadable content!
The Wii can do that too. Officially, through SD cards (you can keep all your wiiware games and unused saves on the card), and unofficially through USB loaders and NAND emulators. The later voids the warranty, of course, and there is a high chance of bricking or damaging the Wii if you don't know what to do. Still, I have all my Wii games backed up to an external HDD where I play them, and they load almost twice as fast than from the disc. I only use the disc drive once for each new game I buy. Nintendo should really release an official backup loading channel, makes life so much more convenient.
Wiimote also has rumble and audio (yes, it's 2-way); do the Sony remotes provide this?
Well, at least the PS3 controllers can jiggle virtual boobs.
My biggest complaint about the Wiimote (besides it's imprecision) is the wire between Wiimote and numchuck -- it's shorter than the distance between my hands. I would have preferred 2 separate wireless devices rather than 1 device with a tether to another device; it's just awkward.
There are plenty of wireless nunchuks in the market. I myself don't have a problem with it, I don't tend to keep my arms up and apart while playing, and don't like the idea of having to charge the nunchuks in addition to the wiimotes.
Let me guess: by giving total control to corporations (especially in the old-school entertainment industry).
To be more precise, Colbert always says they are the same show, split in two half-an-hour segments. Jon Stewart is the executive producer of The Colbert Report. While Stewart's character is actually Jon Stewart, Colbert's character is Colbert (with a silent "t"), the opposite of the artist, and almost all of his lines are full of sarcasm. If you agree with Colbert (silent "t") the joke is on you.
Oh, you mean the world that also resides outside the paid for politicians? The officials don't really pay much attention unless it's election time.
Then what if we had elections every 2 months?
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