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How the exit polls were FUBARed

The American Spectator has posted an article and link to a report (PDF) by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International, the two major exit-polling organizations involved in the 2 November US election. It says, in part, that “leakers’ and “nefarious bloggers’ were not to blame for inaccurate exit polling data, but poorly trained “liberal activists’


Alive and kicking

Just some quick notes to let all of you know I’m still alive and kicking, and what I’m up to. Part 2 of the Fedora Core 3 Walkthrough series will be posted in the next couple of days. This was delayed because the laptop I was using to create it suffered a dead hard drive.


Jon Stewart’s America (The Book) banned

Two counties in southern Mississippi have banned Jon Stewart’s America (The Book). The ban affects eight public libraries in Jackson and George counties in Mississippi. Wal-Mart is also refusing to carry the book. The controversy lies in a single page of the book, which features the heads of the nine Supreme Court justices superimposed over


SBC faces snowstorm of criticism

SBC Communications is facing severe criticism from Connecticut residents for dumping telephone books in driveways as the first major snowstorm of the year rolled in, causing damage to snowblowers. One resident said a neighbor with “an expensive John Deere tractor with a snowblower attachment’ suffered damage when the phone book was sucked in. “I couldn’t


Is the CCNA worth the trouble?

When the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, my employer at the time didn’t take long to start outsourcing anything having to do with the Internet. Unfortunately, this included my department. Before, we were about to migrate to all new SPARC/Solaris servers and Cisco networking equipment which would have given us a rock solid platform on

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