hstoerr

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Jan
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comment How can I replace a string in a file(s)?
For me, the #! /usr/bin/sed -i doesn't work. You need to give sed the -f argument to make it treat the file as scriptfile. Unfortunately you can't give it -i as well, so that script can just work as a filter.
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Jan
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comment Direct voting on every issue (referendum) - new political system
The internet access problem is easily solved by voting booths, save for the problem of technical illiteracy. But the security problem is a BIG one: there isn't just the problem of voter fraud by impersonation, which is difficult to do at a large scale without being detected, but that the vote counting can be hacked, which could easily have a HUGE impact and is very difficult to prevent. And there are many organizations which could profit billions from this and therefore could be prepared to spend billions on that. That's something many seem to ignore, strangely.
Jan
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comment Direct voting on every issue (referendum) - new political system
@kape123 In a decent manually counted voting system anybody can observe and verify every step of the rather simple process. And as a software developer I know how hopelessly complex and fragile software is - it can easily be hacked, even the hardware. To be able to verify this, you'd have to invent something really ingenious. Your suggestions secure against voter fraud, but the really big issue of computer voting is fraud by hacking the voting / counting process by any of the many multi billion dollar organizations, who'd have a massive interest in that. How to prevent that?
Jan
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comment Direct voting on every issue (referendum) - new political system
I think you are seriously underestimating the needed security, here. In politics there is a BIG incentive for voting fraud - after all we are talking about billions of $ that would be spent to crack the system. IMHO the use of voting computers in the US is grossly negligent. So LiquidFeedback would be absolutely not fit for this. I'd massively protest any system which was not open source, and where I and others could not somehow verify that my vote was correctly counted. And how to combine this with anonymity is solved for manually counted voting, but not for computer assisted voting.
Jan
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revised How to override scheme and is_ssl in apache HTTP Server for mod_proxy_ajp
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Jan
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comment Direct voting on every issue (referendum) - new political system
You might want to have a look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiquidFeedback . That's a voting system which allows people to take the voting in their own hands, or delegate part of their voting to trusted persons which they can change at any time - thus this eliminates the problem of being overwhelmed by too much votes.
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comment How to override scheme and is_ssl in apache HTTP Server for mod_proxy_ajp
AJP does transfer this information automagically - but only if the apache http server knows it's HTTPS. But if there is a SSL terminator before the apache it doesn't know it's HTTPS because the request arrives with HTTP, as far it is concerned. How can I tell it it's really HTTPS? That's the question.
Jan
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comment What should I do when my parents drain all my energy?
@CortAmmon I removed the confusing word "power" since I wasn't trying to go metaphysical at all, here. If you talk about draining / being drained you are already IMHO using misleading concepts. That's what I want to stop you from.
Jan
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revised What should I do when my parents drain all my energy?
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Jan
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comment What should I do when my parents drain all my energy?
@JeffY My point is not blaming him (that's not helpful), but trying to stop him from blaming his problems entirely on his parents (which isn't helpful, either), and hoping that he'll focus on his part of this process, too. Just starting to look there - on the side of the problem which he can actually change - might actually help.
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