November 7th, 2006

zhaan silly


I think my mind may be a little too far in the gutter... I read this little breaking news article from the El Paso Times and I didn't find myself thinking about organized crime:

Alleged gang members carrying toy guns were arrested Monday night in Juárez, Juárez police said.

Police said they found a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy among a group of about 20 alleged gang members they arrested at Zaragoza Blvd. and Piña Street. The young boys had pellet guns.

"We only use them to scare off the ones from the other neighborhood who want to beat us up," the youngsters told police.

The minors and their parents received an oral warning and a lecture about the dangers of gang banging, police said.

Couldn't they just say something like "the dangers of getting mixed up with gangs"?

PS See, even Wikipedia is in the gutter :-p
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Voting Machine Solution...

I was talking to pfjunkie right now and I came upon the perfect solution for our voting problems of late.

Pay Las Vegas casinos a big wad of money to create a truly foolproof voting system using other casinos/groups to transparently verify that the system is legit. Then let the casinos take bets on who's going to win various elections.

Seriously. What other single group of people has more experience in making and administering cheat-resistant systems? Plus if you make the system transparent you wouldn't have any magic black boxes that could be set to do bad things (e.g. miscount votes) you'd only be using their expertise in foiling cheaters.
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