I've been following the latest efforts (in the US) of the GOP to unfairly redraw electoral boundaries and was considering how simple a law could be worded to ensure a more fair allocation of electoral districts. What I came up with is: 1. All boundary lines must consist of straight line segments 1. No district may contain an inside angle of greater than 180 degrees 1. No district may have a major axis greater than 1.5 times its minor axis I chose the 1.5 number as a starting point. Do the above three restrictions effectively eliminate the tetris/dragon style maps?

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In what has quite possibly been one of the longest periods between security problems being revealed and action being taken, the Virginia Board of Elections voted on Tuesday to remove the certification of more than 300 AVS WINVote touchscreen voting machines. The Virginia Information Technology Agency, and consultancy Pro V&V, uncovered multiple flaws in the voting technology which had also been used in other states including Mississippi and Pennsylvania. The scandal here is that there have been concerted efforts to remove these machines from the electoral system since 2008 when experts investigating irregularities first flagged their concerns. They have consistently …

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Hello. I have resembling cms http://www.dunk.pro/ (PHP) How to increase speed, without loss of design? How do I know which classes in css can be removed?

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Here are instructions for voting for winner of the code snippet competition! http://www.daniweb.com/community-center/threads/429756/code-snippet-contest-...-cast-your-vote

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Hello. I'm wondering if someone could help me. I have a simple like/dislike voting voting system. Everything works fine but a user is able to click both up and down freely without checking if they have voted. So what I'm going for is 'Php sessions' because I dont want to clutter a table in mysql with ips and its superficial voting. I'm using ajax to avoid a refresh which calls on two scripts to add the +1 count to the columns in my table (up/down) up.php [CODE] <?php include("dbcon.php"); if($_POST['id']) { $id=$_POST['id']; $id = mysql_escape_String($id); $sql = "update comments set …

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In a move that some are hailing as a new frontier for independent political candidates, the Utah Supreme Court ruled today that nominating petitions can be signed electronically as well as on paper and still be valid. "[W]e conclude that the plain language of section 20A-9-502 is not limited to handwritten signatures," wrote the court in its [URL="http://www.utcourts.gov/opinions/supopin/Anderson7062210.pdf"]decision[/URL]. "The Court’s opinion, the first of its kind nationwide, has the potential to increase significantly the ability of independent candidates to access the general election ballot, and thus to increase the opportunity for minority viewpoints to be heard and considered in election …

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How do I exchange data from page to page? for example: on the 1st page I voted for 1 person, when I click submit it will go to the 2nd page that will let you see the output of the vote? I can't seem to do it, as I don't know how to do i. Well anyway thanks in advance.

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Personally I prefer the Reputation as a measure of one's helpfulness/popularity on DaniWeb, and truthfully I haven't paid much attention since the introduction of the Up/Down Voting system. But lately one thing is starting to bug me about it - if someone up/down votes a post, it is completely anonimous and no reason need be given. I would prefer someone tell me why they like/dislike one of my posts so that I can either debate their response or learn from their point of view. Honestly, can anyone put forward a reason as to why such a "feature" was implemented when …

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Would you downvote someone for no reason if you lost a bit of your own rep doing it? Probably not. This would keep you only downvoting posts you really think deserve it, and help prevent downvote abuse. What are you thoughts?

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OK I am going to try to clear up all of the confusion, so bare with me :) The reputation system still exists in the same manner it always has. However, the algorithm to calculate rep power (how much influence you have on another member) has been altered so that those of you with a lot of reputation can still feel comfortable posting a negative reputation comment every so often without feeling like you're going to kill the new member. Additionally, previously new members had to have 10 posts before they gained their first point of rep power and now …

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The End.