Unless every eligible voter gets a keypair, and voting is done through some form of anonymous-yet-verifiable scheme, voting should be done on paper. Computers don't actually work when you need them to.
(Even that has it's own set of problems, like finding a place to securely store keys, keys effectively being a national ID card which some people don't like, how to prevent someone from phishing votes, etc etc. Basically, just use paper.)
"A major problem with the current voting paradigm is that the voting machines are privately owned. What kind of sense does it make for our voting infrastructure to be privately owned? This is insane because every time someone wants to inspect voting machines to ensure the results of an election, they’re rejected on the grounds that the software is proprietary."
- @zmitchell on lobste.rs
this is professional-looking now, it used to be a random github repository with some files in it
This was pretty cool but is currently discontinued (it needs a maintainer).
It's basically a media player that stores *metadata* about music, and then figures out where to play it from based on the best possible linked source. (So if you like a song but can only find it on YouTube, but then later buy a FLAC from Bandcamp or whatever, then it will automatically switch over to that one.)
Basically, no lockin to a single music service.
Been living in a cloud of butterflies for the last few days. They fly around people (and don’t land or do anything annoying to humans) and look really cool.
I’d take a picture but it’s really hard to capture the feeling with one. I’m estimating somewhere around 1000 butterflies/min through a given square kilometer of space.
@fedibash echo Welcome to `date +"%Y"`
This is pretty cool. Saving this in the "get within the next decade" folder.
(Also a recommendation for Fedora Magazine. I actually like it enough to keep as my home page on Firefox...)
I compiled a copy for my friends (because there are no good online Mahjong websites) and they seem to like it (except the music apparently "sounds like a windows 98 horror game").
I think I'll fix that and clean up the interface a bit. Don't really feel the need to learn this person's custom game engine right now...
The random open source project I'm looking at this week:
It's a Mahjong client/server written in Vala with SDL. I haven't used either extensively, but I've played with them for elementary OS apps and Nintendo Switch homebrew (respectively).