"Funk invited in representatives of Black Box Voting, a Washington state-based nonprofit voter rights group, to inspect the machines earlier this month. Black Box has yet to issue a final report on the machines that are slated to replace Utah's punch card system of voting at a cost of $27 million.
By the end of the Monday meeting, Diebold engineers convinced the county commissioners the discrepancies in the machines' memory are the result of testing and of additional printing fonts.
But Diebold told the commissioners that allowing unauthorized people access to the machines had violated their integrity. "
What a fucking mess! In an ideal world, all these voting machines would be open source and subject to any tests anyone wanted to do to them.
NPR : A Year to Live, A Year to Die: "Stewart Selman had just been told he had a malignant brain tumor, and he said he wanted to keep an audio diary."
My mom died of one of these nasty things, called glioblastoma, which has an infinitesimal survival rate. Since so much of the effects depend on where in the brain the tumor is located, experiences differ vastly.
"Mozilla Update :: Extensions -- Tab X: "Adds a close button to each of the browser tabs, and removes the close button at the end of the tab bar."
The paper. (PDF)