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Friday, 15 October 2010

Random Shots for 14 October 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:25 AM (01:25)

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Elisheva Levin’s Facebook Wall

    You might have some problems installing Adobe Flash Player in order to watch YouTube clips and such. I’ve read that there is a Linux-compatible Flash player called Gnash out there. I’ve also heard that HTML 5 will incorporate a <video> element, such that browsers will be able to play clips without needing a plugin[1].

  2. Re: Unsolicited Good Press in the Alibi

    I’d be happier with non-partisan voter registration and ballot listings for candidates. Doing things like that,

    • you wouldn’t “need” primaries, open or closed, as “we need them today.”
    • all candidates would face the same ballot-access requirements.
    • political parties would simply be private clubs of individuals freely associating together.

    Other things I’d like to see –

    • Initiative and referendum, as you’ve pointed out before. Add recall to the mix for grins and giggles.
    • None of the Above (NOTA) – I think that there are quite a few races here in New Mexico where NOTA would carry the day.
    • All elections, including ballot questions, bond issues, etc., should have some sort of quorum requirement (at least 50 percent of the registered electorate) – if the quorum requirement isn’t met, then it doesn’t matter if 100 percent of those who show up vote “YES” or for one candidate, no dice, it doesn’t pass, the candidate doesn’t win.
  3. Posted to Adam Kokesh’s Facebook Wall

    This assumes that the Secret Service people actually allow you to enter the elevator while Obama is inside.

  4. Re: Unsolicited Good Press in the Alibi

    Very true and very quotable.

    Thanks, Allen!

  5. Re: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: WHERE for goodness sakes?

    This sounds like a case right up the alley of the Institute for Justice – they could hit it from the private property rights angle (see here), as well as the economic liberty side (see here).

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Galactic MI by Kevin Randle
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation“A Matter of Time”
  3. Gangland – “Skinhead Assault”
  4. South Park“Starvin’ Marvin in Space”
  5. That Metal Show
  6. Unanimous Consent and the Utopian Vision by L. Neil Smith
  7. A beginners guide to lossless audio
  8. 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards


  1. Differences from HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.x

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