"the LHC is generating enough data to keep scientists busy from now until doomsday (unless doomsday is in the next couple of years)."
Some kind of illogic logic being applied there?
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"pencils can stray to the wrong marks" - so can a mouse pointer or finger
"voters can have brain farts or dyslexic moments and fill in the wrong box" - I fail to see electronic voting makes a difference here
"and worst of all, who's making sure the counters are honest" - the counters themselves, who are taken in from all the parties represented in the election. They'll have quite an interest in watching one another. And if anyone is in doubt, you can always have a new team come in and tally the vote once again. In eVoting, on the other hand, those very people are prevented from ensuring that things are what they seem to be.
"To be fair, the filing does include one breakthough we haven't yet seen in an ebook reader: the ability to turn a pile-o-pages with one gesture. Microsoft envisions the ability to flip through multiple pages by dragging your finger down the right margin."
You mean like ... using a scrollbar, placed on the right-hand side of the document?
Ooooh, yes. very innovative. Never seen before, indeed.
and for that matter, I don't trust him or FB and never did - I've never created an FB profile.
Still, I think that holding on to a bit of IRC chat, taken completely out of context, many years ago is not relevant to what is going on today. Gods know I wouldn't want to be held accountable for many of the IRC comments I've made x years ago while tired, tiddly or otherwise none too sharp.
El Reg's FB coverage and followup is good, but can we please get the "Dumb fucks" part over and done with? You keep rubbing in something that took place more than 5 years ago.
Seriously, if we were to list all the nonsensical sh*t that this rag has posted over the years (just look at the SAP/Sybase horror that was unleashed this week) there'd be no end of it.
We all live and learn; please extend that thinking to your editorial process as well.
You might have noticed that there's a fence in front of the yard, in most countries these are used to guard against people seeing you from the street.
As you have noticed, they do not guard against a camera mounted on top of a tripod mounted on the top of a car.
Nor should they need to.
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