Archives for: August 2008

Marco on "unfettered access"...

elections, reform, problems, research, policy
Marco Cova has a great post ([*"Unfettered Access?"*](http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~marco/blog/2008/08/unfettered-access.html)), emphasizing how difficult it is to keep voting systems out of "unauthorized" hands. more »

Dryness Rights Management

hacks, wtf?, secrecy, chilling effects, friends, policy, DRM, legal
A group of wild and crazy guys -- Eric Rescorla, Stefan Savage, Hovav Schacham and Terence Spies -- spotted a legal notice in a paper towel dispenser at UC Santa Barbara. It said: > "This dispenser is subject to restrictions on sale, modification… more »

Can Gymnastics Scoring Be Made More Fair Through Proper Mechanism Design?

elections, reform, wtf?, policy, exercise
I watched with great interest tonight when [US olympian Nastia Liukin tied China's He Kexin on the uneven bars][1]; both gymnasts had identical scores of 16.725. However, I was as surprised as everyone else to see Nastia ranked in 2nd place despite the… more »

On "nakedness" of evaluation...

elections, certification/testing, hacks, secrecy, research, policy, usability
Thad Hall has a post up at Election Updates that talks about the need to factor in the implementation environment during voting system evaluation ([*?E-Vote 2008 Conference ? Certification and Security?*](http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/?p=1647… more »

Iggy and moving

music, photos
So, while everyone was watching the opening ceremony on 8/8/8 of the Olympics, Michelle and I saw Iggy and the Stooges play NYC. It was insane... at one point, Iggy asked everyone onstage for a couple of songs, including *No Fun*. A bunch of people ha… more »

The Devolution of Voting Technology

elections, certification/testing, reform, standards, politics, problems, litigation, friends, research, policy, legal
If you're in NYC on Friday, come see me (and others) speak at the [American Bar Association Annual Meeting][1]. I'll be talking about types of voting technology, the recent CA TTBR and EVEREST reviews and implications for the 2008 elections (slides… more »

Crap on Craigslist

open source
(Some of this stuff appears attractive, so make an offer quick... I'll decide tomorrow. -JLH) * Road Bike, Hit by Car, Probably good for parts, Free OBO * Used Novara Mountain Bike, Free OBO * Two Road Wheels, used for racing, Free OBO… more »
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