Scott Adams on voting machine security

I so totally subscribe to Scott’s view of the world:

“Now don’t get me wrong – there’s a 100% chance that the voting machines will get hacked and all future elections will be rigged. But that doesn’t mean we’ll get a worse government. It probably means that the choice of the next American president will be taken out of the hands of deep-pocket, autofellating, corporate shitbags and put it into the hands of some teenager in Finland. How is that not an improvement?
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Is it too late to start selling bumper stickers that say “I think I voted”?”

Innovative airline marketing idea

David Weinberger:

“If an airline offered a High Risk Flight on a plane where they just waved everyone through security, I’d consider taking it.”

An airline saying “security like you were used to before 9/11” would probably be able to really steal some customers.

Success is…

… the happy feeling you get between the time you do something and the time you tell a woman what you did.

(Via Dilbert)

Scott Adams has a plan for peace in the middle east

Yeah, I guess the creator of the famous Dilbert cartoon knows about as much about this as anyone else – only he tells it in a much funnier way:

“It’s a strange little war in the sense that neither side can win, and they both know it. Hizbollah can’t destroy Israel and Israel can’t destroy Hizbollah. And neither side can afford to give up. So in the meantime, since no one can win or lose, they settle for killing as many random civilians as possible because that’s one thing they can do. The thinking, I gather, is that killing random people and never winning is still better than doing nothing and looking weak. I see this as part of a trend. The U.S. couldn’t kill Osama, so we whacked Saddam instead. Maybe all future wars will be fought by killing whoever does the worst job of hiding and also kind of sucks.  That way you appear tough in the eyes of the world. And let’s face it – that’s the whole point. If you can’t defeat your actual enemy, at least kick the crap out of some a-hole that desperately deserves it. It’s better than doing nothing.”

You’ll have to read the full article to see the solution he comes up with. It’s at least as good as all the others that have been presented over the last few weeks.

How dangerous is GWB?

From vowe’s comments:

“In the night England played in Stuttgart during the World Cup there were a total of 1900 policemen working to deal with hooligans and they arrested 375. Mr. Bush gets a total of 12500 policemen ergo Mr. Bush is as dangerous as 2467 English hooligans.”

Heh.