Friday, September 15th, 2006

This YouTube video from the Princeton study of Diebold voting machines by Ariel J. Feldman, J. Alex Halderman, and Edward W. Felten explains exactly how it is done.

And this video shows a more humorous demonstration.

You can view the entire Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry built entirely from matchsticks.

From the AP:

The Federal Communications Commission ordered its staff to destroy all copies of a draft study that suggested greater concentration of media ownership would hurt local TV news coverage, a former lawyer at the agency says.
The report, written in 2004, came to light during the Senate confirmation hearing for FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.
. . .
The analysis showed local ownership of television stations adds almost five and one-half minutes of total news to broadcasts and more than three minutes of “on-location” news. The conclusion is at odds with FCC arguments made when it voted in 2003 to increase the number of television stations a company could own in a single market. It was part of a broader decision liberalizing ownership rules.