Ok, this list should be pretty old news by now, but — by definition — the content of it is not. Because... it's simply not in the news:
Full list with more details here...
(via Boing Boing)
If there are electronic voting machines where you live, and you've ever considered using one of those... well, you should probably reconsider.
I'd recommend everyone to not use voting machines at all, but rather perform traditional pen-and-paper voting, if you value your vote... Also, make sure to inform relatives and friends about the risks of voting machines, and complain to your local responsible authorities, and ask them to remove these unreliable, insecure machines.
Update 2006-09-18: Just in case you thought that maybe you can trust the Diebold machines after all - their locks can be opened with a standard hotel minibar key.
(via The Lunatic Fringe)
It's available for Mac, Windows, and Linux; if you're on Debian unstable the installation is as simple as
apt-get install democracyplayer (I uploaded the new packages yesterday, they should have reached all mirrors by now).
If you want to know what this is all about, but you're reluctant to install yet another program, check out this screencast (MOV, 37MB) which shows the basic functionality and user interface and discusses some of the new features... I think you'll like it.
You can use it for all kinds of video blogs and podcasts, it'll download and play almost anything with an RSS feed.
The video seems to be a bit older, and I have no idea who the original author is or what license applies to it. Anyways, it's funny, scary and very very true at the same time. Watch it.
He states very clearly a huge number of (unlawful, illegal, or immoral) things the current US president Bush and/or his administration have done. For example:
A quote of Al Gore, from a small Reuters summary of the speech:
We still have much to learn about the NSA's domestic surveillance. What we do know about this pervasive wiretapping virtually compels the conclusion that the president of the United States has been breaking the law repeatedly and insistently.
Although I'm not very political usually (or at least I don't write too much about it), this is really something I highly recommend listening to. I cannot imagine why a president of a democratic country can still be in charge, after all these things have become publically known...
(via Tim Pritlove)