It’s been suggested to me that we use e-voting to have permanent elections. I trotted out my usual lack of security arguments, that we can’t have transparency of results and secrecy of the ballot, but we have these insecure systems running the banks and the monetary system; they’re always being hacked and or known to have errors. Maybe I am wrong democracy is not too important enough to protect against this sort of crap. It’s just that no-one who argues for more e-voting recognises the crapness, it’s argued as progressive reform. Mind you my correspondent suggested that his idea had been prompted by a viagra advert. 😜
Mrs L has a new welfare to work programme, a five year plan for jobs, increasing tractor production, work houses and cultural re-education. She suggests calling it the General University for Losers And Gits. Someone’s rattled her cage! 🙁
While browsing flickr, I came across some pictures taken at the “Firepower”, the museum of the Royal Artillery. It’s in Woolwich, need to go.
I have been web mastering over the weekend. Boy! Does the need to record my image acquisitions cost time and effort? It would be money as well but this is a hobby activity.
Am looking at Mongo DB, have they eliminated storage planning? How do you ensure that the database files are located in the filesystem where you want and on the disk devices that you want? How do you ensure appropriate RAID configuration?
Popped into NX Learning to join in with the Labour Party’s Deptford campaign launch; well summarised by Brenda Dacres on facebook.
So I don’t get to vote in the Co-op AGM, not spent enough it seems. Their problem may be that I think they paid the divi, so I don’t think they should take my vote away. There’s significant case law around this.
In estimation, is there a social tendency to pessimism if there is a personal down side, even if only a reputation risk as an estimator? I wonder on effort and risk?
The EIU shares that Greece’s tax take is 47% of GDP, so it’s not a problem! WTF! GDP has shrunk by 25% since 2008 and avoidance leads to unfairness and the withdrawal of consent. The Greek Tax burden should not be measured as a proportion of GDP!