November 6, 2012 California Proposition Voting Guide

Mailing in a Ballot

If you are a mail voter, the rule is that your ballot has to be received on or before election day. Postmarks do not count. This effectively means do not mail your ballot any later than Saturday from within San Diego. If you still have your ...

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Why We Should Vote Obama, Again

So Obama's Presidency thus far has been less substantive than the "Hope and Change" that we had been promised. Why am I voting for him, again?

Well, the GOP made the choice easy. "Not the Republican" is the obvious choice, again.

Republicans Wrecked the Economy

W says: Thanks for Blaming the Black Guy

Under George W Bush ...

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A Review of Dwolla

What is Dwolla

Dwolla is a new payment network. From the user perspective it's kind of like Paypal except they intentionally don't support credit cards - only direct bank to bank transfers like ACH. But ACH is slow and sometimes ineffective (ACH accounts can be overdrawn). According to some ...

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Why We Need Surcharges on Credit Card Transactions

I've learned about credit cards recently and I've found something disturbing. gasp Credit card companies are taking advantage of people! But seriously, we can help stop it.

Visa and Mastercard recently settled a lawsuit; now merchants are allowed to surcharge credit card paying customers. Before they were not ...

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approx 502 Bad Gateway, Connection failed errors

Have you recently upgraded approx (say from Debian Lenny to Squeeze) and had these errors whenever you apt-get update from multiple systems to an approx server?

The problem is a result of approx switching from an independent daemon to using inetd, which does not support many connections out of the ...

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