2008-07-22

Range Voting, and my grumpy self.

Ok I can see that Range Voting is supposedly a fairer voting method for single seat elections.. but it misses the whole point of elections. They aren't supposed to be fair... they are really only supposed to help placate our hormone driven non-rational monkey brains that we won a war against some other band of monkeys outside of our general 'sphere' without killing (m)any others. Take the fun out of 'stomping' out some other band of monkeys out of existance and you take the fun out of democracy.. and I expect people just don't vote anymore... there is no emotional feeling to keep the majority of the brain engaged.

Anyway, this post is brought to you by the current Fedora 10 naming election, where you can vote for the name of the Fedora 10 release (and by a large lack of sleep and a work project that is augering in due to lack of sleep).
  • Cambridge
  • Famsworth
  • Mississippi
  • Nile
  • Nitrate
  • Saltpetre
  • Terror
  • Water
  • Whiskey Run
Range Voting Links:
  1. http://www.rangevoting.org/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_voting
Monkey Brain stuff:
  1. http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkeysphere
  3. and a lot of links on how non-rational we humans really are though we won't admit it.
So I am voting for "Whiskey Run", ook.
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