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Questions on my mind

Why is it that we trust our own hard earned money to machines like ATMs developed by Diebolt, but we won't trust our votes to similar machines made by DieBolt with our votes in election?

Why do Vegas casinos still use VCRs when other technologies like DVRs and DVDs would be better (one would think)?

Why the smeg does Victoria put up with Jonathan?

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msmcfeeley
Jan. 12th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
No clue on questions 1 & 2...

but for #3 I think the duo set out to be the 'it' couple for Amazing Race by having Jon act like an ass and Victoria look like the innocent victim. *nods*
pettitte96
Jan. 12th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
I think the duo set out to be the 'it' couple for Amazing Race by having Jon act like an ass and Victoria look like the innocent victim

It doesn't matter much, because a guy who thinks pretending to be an idiotic, wife-shoving, verbally abusive jerk is funny is just about as fucked-up as a guy who actually is all those things. So, if it's an act, it's not an act, if you get my drift.
msmcfeeley
Jan. 12th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
Yep..you are totally right. (it's on right now and I'm criging thru the whole thing)
I think he definitely IS like that but is probably making it extra bad for tv purposes. I hate him. HATE HIM!!! HATE HATE HATE HIM!!!
lifewithmikey
Jan. 12th, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)
It seems that TAR6 isn't as exciting as TAR5.

- The "nice couple" (Don/Mary Jean) left us early; last season Chip/Kim won the $1M.
- No Yields. Bring them back!
- Too much time on one continent (Europe). TAR5 covered five continents (six if you count Australia stopovers), with Russia being the only European stop. So far TAR6 has only two continents and one non-European countries (not counting the U.S.).
jelly_doughnut
Jan. 12th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
1) It's not about trust. It's about politics.

2) The VCR's do the job. Replacing them would cost many chips.

3) "Birds of a feather flock together." You did see her spaz out last night right?
hmtriplecrown
Jan. 12th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
2) The VCR's do the job. Replacing them would cost many chips.

You took my answer. That and isn't the likelihood of having a dud DVD somewhat higher than having a VCR tape snap, at least among household recorders?
jelly_doughnut
Jan. 12th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
Aye, a good example being the local movie rental store. I have rented many more bad DVD's than tapes.
missingdonut
Jan. 12th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
(1) Diebold is a very poor manufacturer of election machines. Diebold election machines run on a Windows platform and have no paper trail at all. The president of Diebold publicly promised to "deliver Ohio to Bush." Even if there was no actual wrongdoing, not only does it smell like impropriety, but it would be extremely simple to rig the machine anyway. Not correct syntax, but should be close enough.

IF (vote.id MOD 200)==0
THEN
candidate.001++
candidate.002--
END IF

This would be extremely simple to put in, and in such a large code might not even get caught. Every 200 votes, candidate.001 is increased by 1 and candidate.002 is decreased by 1, meaning that this small bit of code would result in candidate.001 counting about 1% more votes than actually voted for.

(2) There are some problems with DVD technology. I think of how many problems I've had with CD-R and DVD+R drives under normal usage and can only imagine the problems under constant usage. Thinking that an equipment problem could cost the casino thousands of dollars from cheaters, it's not worth it really.

(3) They deserve each other.
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