DNC and RNC Web Sites

Though this article from Linux Journal pretty much rehashes “A Technical Summary of the Major Presidential Candidates’ Web sites“, it’s worth checking out for this tidbit:

For what it’s worth, the Republican National Committee is running Microsoft IIS on Windows 2000, while the Democratic National Committee is running Apache on Linux.

As of this writing, November 5, 2003, the RNC has an uptime of 4.26 days (maximum of 39.04) and a 90-day moving average of 16.91. The DNC has an uptime of 445.02 days (also the maximum) and a 90-day moving average of 395.38 days.

Draw your own conclusions

Polygraph: Green River Killer Passed a 1984 Lie Detector Test

(via APS – What’s New by Bob Park – November 7, 2003)

DOE will subject all 4,500 employees with top-secret clearance to polygraph tests (WN 5 Sep 03). How likely is it that a polygraph test will uncover a spy, assuming there is one? In 1984, with the Green River body count at 46, Gary Ridgway, who has since confessed to 48 murders, was cleared after denying he knew the most recent victim. Actually, he didn’t know any of his victims. He passed a polygraph test. If the sheriff’s office had used a coin toss instead of a polygraph (WN 18 Apr 03), it’s even odds they would have wrapped up the Green River murders 19 years ago.

See also: Polygraph Testing Less than Worthless

23.86588% – Geek

Yet another goody from Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener…

The Geek Test:

Here’s the scale:
  • Geekish Tendencies
  • Geek
  • Total Geek
  • Major Geek
  • Super Geek
  • Extreme Geek
  • Geek God
  • Dysfunctional Geek

I guess not learning Klingon and not being a serious gamer hurt my score. I think I should get extra credit for questioning the need to calculate the score to five decimal places.