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Voting Software

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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
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siskamartin
106 days ago
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uff
caffeinatedhominid
120 days ago
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Yep.
tante
124 days ago
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xkcd on voting software is spot-on
Oldenburg/Germany
wmorrell
124 days ago
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Hazmat suit, too. Just to be safe.
rjstegbauer
125 days ago
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Amen!! Paper... paper... paper. It's simple. It's trivial to recount. Everyone already knows how to use it. It's cheap. It's verifiable. Just... use... paper.
ianso
125 days ago
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Yes!
Brussels
ChrisDL
125 days ago
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accurate.
New York
reconbot
126 days ago
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Legitimately share this comic with anyone who represents you in government.
New York City
cheerfulscreech
126 days ago
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Truth.
jth
126 days ago
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XKCD Nails Secure Electronic Voting.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
skorgu
126 days ago
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100% accurate.
jsled
126 days ago
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endorsed; co-signed; it. me. &c.

(alt text: «There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.»)
South Burlington, Vermont
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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
alt_text_at_your_service
126 days ago
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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
srsly
126 days ago
Seconding this policy ^^

Numble

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nanciejk
590 days ago
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And just like usual with the regular Jumble, I started with the final answer and worked my way backward for the other 4.
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Frankenstein

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"Wait, so in this version is Frankenstein also the doctor's name?" "No, he's just 'The Doctor'."
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nanciejk
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Head canon accepted.
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denismm
1157 days ago
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I say Frankenstein is short for Frankenstein-class Electric Flesh Golem so it's legit.
rraszews
1157 days ago
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I tend to think that insisting Frankenstein isn't the monster's name is committing exactly the same sin as Victor did by not acknowledging his familial responsibility for the life he'd created. Victor Frankenstein is the dad. Adam Frankenstein is the son. (It's not in the book, but Shelley referred to the creature as 'Adam' when talking about the book)
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zippy72
1157 days ago
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The monster took Frankenstein as his name in the book, IIRC...
FourSquare, qv
jad
1157 days ago
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A wise person once said, "Knowledge is understanding that Frankenstein is not the monster. Wisdom is understanding that Frankenstein *is* the monster."
Tobiah
1157 days ago
That's a great line!
jad
1157 days ago
Found it: http://www.metafilter.com/150056/Childrens-Letters-to-Frankenstein#6067321
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"Wait, so in this version is Frankenstein also the doctor's name?" "No, he's just 'The Doctor'."