No, I am not. I really am not.
Actually you are. The big complaint about the electoral college is that it weighs certain states more heavily than others. (Swing states) The primary process also has a similar issue but there are now they're caused by two issues. Swing states are still an issue but voting order is now another issue. Doing badly early in say Iowa and New Hampshire can knock out a candidate that might have been stronger later on which would give those states more political power. (Neither of which is a large state.) By the time California gets around to voting in June its effect is effectively meaningless even though it has the most delegates because the contest is effectively over.
Yes I realize the chances that this will be changed are near zero but still easier, or actually a better way to say it would be less difficult than actually changing the electoral process. (I mean other than that end round with the electoral college compact.) I say that because again it's easier to get one side to make a change to how they do things than changing the electoral system which would require congress and state legislatures and the votes of both republicans and democrats to get it to happen. Of course I'm also not one to call the electoral college result "bogus" since both sides knew the rules of the game and played it according to the rules. (Calling it bogus because "oh popular vote is the real vote" is another lie people repeat without thinking. I mean unless you think campaigning doesn't work.)
Among the horrors were the notion that polling something at a rate of ~10KHz (as opposed to having a working interrupt system) would be a fine solution for a desktop app
Holy crap, you had an engineer do that to you too? I had some form of engineer (can't quite find out if it was an aerospace or mechanical engineer though, brags a lot.) who refuses to use anything but polling. Hell, they used a bool as their form of thread synchronization in C++. (Oh, that's why the app crashed every so often.)
2 It must be cheap since if you do nothing most of the time it'll go away.
3 It must be very safe because if you do nothing most of the time it'll go away.
Those 3 reasons are probably the big ones why it didn't get developed before. (Since it'd be hard to make something that safe that worked that quickly and little money in the end.)
The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."