26th July 2003 Archive
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Closed source invites backend shenanigans
If ever there were an application where open-source software should be mandated by law, electronic voting has got to be it. The benefits of a simple user interface for a populace confounded by the intellectual demands of punch cards are obvious. A well-designed and transparent touch-screen ballot system with proper …
Music and Media 26 Jul 2003, 07:53
Media mergers and the Patriot Act under fire
The House of Representatives this past week made two interesting overtures towards the interests of the Little Guy and away from the Bush Administration's new federal/corporate imperium. By a vote of 400 to 21, the House approved a spending bill preventing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from granting media networks …
Business 26 Jul 2003, 07:59