*STILL* voting machine issues!

In our town, voting is quite simple; it’s a form that looks like any standardized test form, where you simply fill in a bubble of your choice. No hanging chads, no Windows computer meltdowns, no complicated procedures. Fill in the bubble next to the candidate of your choice, and you feed it into an optical scanning machine. Done. Simple. So, why do the swing states have to complicate things with computers? I work with computers all day, and the first thing I do when I write a program, or a script to solve a system administration issue, is to use “occam’s razor” or “All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.” Sounds simple, right? Ask the people of Ohio, which looks again to be the state that may decide the outcome of this years election for President.

These problems need to be laid out now, for all the American people to know about. Not when the election is over, and people a slapping their foreheads in a mea culpa outrage. We know these problems still exist, now lets let it be know to everyone, and have a solution to these problems BEFORE the election!

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/18/voting.problems/index.html?iref=werecommendIn our town, voting is quite simple; it’s a form that looks like any standardized test form, where you simply fill in a bubble of your choice. No hanging chads, no Windows computer meltdowns, no complicated procedures. Fill in the bubble next to the candidate of your choice, and you feed it into an optical scanning machine. Done. Simple. So, why do the swing states have to complicate things with computers? I work with computers all day, and the first thing I do when I write a program, or a script to solve a system administration issue, is to use “occam’s razor” or “All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.” Sounds simple, right? Ask the people of Ohio, which looks again to be the state that may decide the outcome of this years election for President.

These problems need to be laid out now, for all the American people to know about. Not when the election is over, and people a slapping their foreheads in a mea culpa outrage. We know these problems still exist, now lets let it be know to everyone, and have a solution to these problems BEFORE the election!

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/18/voting.problems/index.html?iref=werecommend

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