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  • 3:31 am on January 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Electoral College   

    If we gotta rig the vote, lets rig it by sunshine, not race 

    Since someone was bringing up Iowa in the thread:

    1. There are more poor people in California than in Iowa.
    2. I haven’t looked it up, but I would wager that California has more, and if not at least comparable, numbers of farmers as Iowa farmers.
    3. Iowa also has its share of major cities and a (three?) metropolis, where people live in relative comfort and in this so-called “coastal elite life” – although granted, such cities are fewer in number, and comparatively smaller, than in California.
    4. The electoral college equally screws up a bunch of these “small” states as it does other “large” states, while giving an edge to relatively large purple states (large, relatively speaking, when considering the totality of purple states) like Iowa or Pennsylvania.
    5. There is one sure thing Iowa has more of than California: the percentage of white people. This, despite the increasing influx of people of color and immigrants into the state.

    Of course, I must confess that I have maliciously concealed one crucial factor in this comparison – California gets way more sunlight than Iowa. Now THIS is a vote manipulation I can get behind, if we insist on this whole “helping out those in need by making their votes count more or less” thing. Make votes count proportionally inverse to the median temperature, at the county level. The colder the region, the more your vote counts. This way, everyone wins – even San Francisco would have the satisfaction of having beat their rival Los Angeles. Los Angeles can sacrifice for the greater good.

    Image: File:ElectoralCollege2016.svg, CC BY-SA

    Image: File:ElectoralCollege2008.svg, CC BY-SA

    Full Disclaimer: This post was typed while staying in Chicago in a 0 Degrees Fahrenheit January. My fingers are freezing and I can’t breathe. (0 F is -17 Degrees Celsius for you normies)

     
  • 10:58 am on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    2006: KRC’s website jumps over to WordPress+MediaWiki
    2010-2015: Korea Herald Business jumps to WordPress . New Korea Times English site and Woori Radio is made with WordPress
    2016: Radio Seoul jumps to WordPress

    Way ahead of the times.

     
  • 1:04 pm on January 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Thanks Drumpf   

    every time a scheduled event is near:

    • Computer Windows 10 pops up a reminder (via Windows Calendar)
    • If there is a open tab somewhere in one of the 9 desks that has Google Calendar open, it puts itself on the front and pops up the notice. When in this status, no other chrome window becomes clickable.
    • phone beeps

    Ideally the phone would know that I am nearby, make the beeping noise, and alert the desktop applications to not show further alerts.

     
  • 10:28 pm on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    image

    Heh she looked so genuinely scared

     
  • 11:40 pm on February 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    LA labor groups submit affordable housing measure – MyNewsLA.com 

    http://mynewsla.com/government/2016/02/17/la-labor-groups-submit-affordable-housing-measure/

     
  • 11:24 am on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Ideas for automated language recognition on KRC website… 

    Ideas for automated language recognition on KRC website
    change default non-prefixed URLs to Korean

    Language detection: before it was whether the OS locale as ko_KR, but instead, cvan we detect whether or not the computer does have Korean input keyboard layout enabled? Does any other site do something like this?
    Have the detection apply to root folder, but also to permalinks without prefixes (eg krcla.org/donate)

     
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