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Submission + - How not to set up a evoting system (milwaukeenewsbuzz.com)

vlm writes: Here's an unusual example of evoting failure. The "IT" folks had a data import fail in their brittle Excel / Access reporting system, changing the results of an election.

Note that no one in the MSM understands its a reporting / data analysis failure, not a data gathering failure. The voting technology used is optical scantron. The evoting failure was not being able to correctly accomplish the remarkably simple task of adding the votes from all county precincts.

Submission + - Get Lamp producer raising money by online telethon (ustream.tv)

vlm writes: Jason Scott, producer of the "BBS Documentary" and upcoming "Get Lamp" text adventure documentary, operator of textfiles.com and archiveteam.org is raising money for a sabbatical to work on projects. Live video at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/scottathon until midnight EST. He's showing interesting computer history gadgets...

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