Voting for Self Interest? or National Interest?

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I usually try to avoid talking about politics here really because I don’t want this to be a political blog. I am going to make an exception right now to talk about a concept. I’m going to try to stay out of the party/candidate discussion, but just want to make a question on this idea. [...]

Polls, politics, elections, turnout and sampling, or Why polls really don’t make a bit of difference

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I’ve stayed away from politics on this site, the main reason is I figure the surest way to offend visitors is politically, these days so many people seem so starkly divided into one political camp or the other, that it seems very easy to step on peoples political sensibilities. I am, however going to talk [...]

Federal requirement to disclose database security breaches?

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Fines and prison time are among the penalties envisioned under a proposed house bill. The requirement would be that businesses with database holding information on more than 10,000 people (or federal employees) would have to inform either the Secret Service or the FBI of a data security breach. (The maximum sentence would be five years.) [...]

Google News feeds politics and free speech

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

One of the topics I plan to steer clear of most of the time here is politics. I don’t want this site (essentially for my business), to be engulfed with national political, conservative, liberal, etc… debates. It doesn’t fit with the structure I have in mind. However, at the intersection of political debate and technology [...]

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