Archives for: March 2007

Da Trolls

blogging, chilling effects, friends, policy
After reading Tim O'Reilly's post from today, [*"Call for a Blogger's Code of Conduct"*](http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/03/call_for_a_blog_1.html), the thing I most agree with is: > ### 4. Ignore the Trolls People suck. In large crowds l… more »

My Comments on California's Draft Criteria for Top-To-Bottom Review of Voting Systems

elections, certification/testing, accessibility, reform, vendors, standards, hacks, privacy, berkeley, policy, legal
[California Secretary of State Deborah Bowen] has begun a Top-To-Bottom (TTB) review of voting systems used in California. On Thursday of last week, the Secretary released a set of draft criteria to be used in the TTB review process ([*"Top-To-Bottom R… more »

New Memo from ES&S on FL CD-13 Source Code Review

elections, vendors, hacks, news, secrecy, chilling effects, privacy, problems, litigation, research, policy
**UPDATE [2007-03-27T11:03:06]:** David Wagner (and other team members) have pointed out that no one on the review team saw this letter until it appeared on the web and that it in no way restricted what they were allowed to write. The official statemen… more »

A Primer on Calculating Election Audit Confidence

elections, reform, research, policy
I've received a number of questions from people over the past few months about how to go about calculating confidence levels of election audits... some feel that the math is beyond them when it's really not that complicated. Really, it's not that ha… more »

DVD Release of "Hacking Democracy"

elections, reform, vendors, hacks, news, friends, policy
Just a heads up, the DVD release of the HBO Documentary *[Hacking Democracy]* will be on 27 March. This documentary is a nice introduction to e-voting issues with a particular focus on Bev Harris of Black Box Voting, who has made enormous contributions… more »

Baked Ziti: Ode to the Sopranos

recipe, food
I must admit, I love HBO's _The Sopranos_. The season finale and last nine episodes begins in April. I've grown to love this show and agree with an article in this month's _Vanity Fair_ (_["The Family that Preys Together"][1]_) that maintains it's t… more »

Upcoming Congressional Hearings on Electronic Voting

elections, copyright, open source, politics, friends, policy, usability, legal
I'm not sure where to find or point you to more information, but the Subcommittee on Elections of the House Administration Committee has a number of very interesting upcoming hearings. These don't appear to be listed on the Committee's website (). T… more »

Brett Frischmann on "Spillovers"

copyright, berkeley, policy, legal, podcasts, iSchool
Brett Frischmann from Loyola Chicago School of Law gave a Faculty Candidate Talk yesterday on his paper, "Spillovers", co-authored with Mark Lemley. Here is the audio and here is the abstract for the talk: Economists since Demsetz have viewed proper… more »

Timing of Presidential Elections in California

elections, wtf?, politics, policy, legal
[SB 113]--the CA February primary bill--apparently has left its last committee of the California legislature as of Monday and will likely soon be on our Governor's desk. I was looking at the text of this bill and it says the date of the primary will… more »
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