Morning Reads — Thursday, March 14, 2019

We’re so close to Friday, but not there yet, so for today…here are your reads:

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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Nathan
Nathan

Happy Pi Day!

xdog
xdog

Google announces an employee has calculated 31,415,926,535,897 digits of pi using 25 Google Cloud virtual machines.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/14/tech/pi-day-record-google/index.html

Ellynn
Ellynn

My plans for the day.

Mini Cherry and walnut pie (breakfast) It was wonderfully.
Chicken, ham, spinach and Swiss in cream sauce pot pie (lunch) O.M.G.
Traditional Irish (lamb) Shepherd’s Pie (dinner)

Benevolus
Benevolus

The SoS provided GPB with copies of the pricing proposals from the voting machine vendors:
https://www.gpbnews.org/post/here-s-what-vendors-say-it-would-cost-replace-georgia-s-voting-system

The story also includes an analysis from an outside non-profit (an open-source advocacy group).

It’s complicated.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Complicated? Trust ’em. The SoS office showed what’s its capable of and its transparency with respect to voting systems in promptly getting to the bottom of the 80,000 undercount in the Lt. Gov’s race, and exposing and sharing details of the DPG’s hack of the state’s voter registration database.

Besides, the former lobbyist for Election Systems and Software is Kemp’s Deputy Chief of Staff, so we can rest easy the right technology experts will be making the decisions.

Will Durant
Will Durant

If you input the fuzzy logic that the printing costs of paper exceed those of buying or leasing 30,000 printers along with their monitors, software, and licensing of same each year, along with the people to run them, in order to ultimately print the obfuscated paper then yeah, it’s complicated. Even using a quantum computer garbage in still equals garbage out. The King has spoken, so shall it be written, so shall it be done.

alpha male
alpha male

Absolutely love Rep. Barry Fleming’s smack back commercial aimed at Stacy Abrams group running those anti voting machine ads. May be running in other markets as well, but Barry reminds everyone who Stacy Abrams is and what she and her ilk really are after. He absolutely eviscerates her. Glad they passed his bill because anything Abrams is against must be good.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

For someone that hates handouts and socialism, it’s awfully kind of you to lease Stacey Abrams all that space in your head.

xdog
xdog

Don’t you just hate it when somebody has an ilk.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Look, if you can domesticate an ilk or a moose or a deer, then by all means, you deserve to have one.

Gregs
Gregs

My ilk was confiscated during a traffic stop in south Georgia.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I would like clarification on what “ilk” we’re talking about.
Does that mean all Democrats? Or just Democrats who vocally oppose risks to voting rights? Or is it more of a “you people” kind of comment?

Gregs
Gregs

She’s a part of the “uppity ” Ilk. They grew up believing in the declaration of independence.

We just can’t have that in Jawja. Guns first, God second and our women are our property.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Wonder how the 8th Amendment plays out with the two guys they got in South Georgia with $500k and the Sheriff charged them with driving to slow on the interstate and failure to maintain lane? I bet they plea for 90k and then everybody is happy. The guys with the 500k get some of their money back minus a little I-75 toll money and the Sheriff get’s some money for more toys. If I was Sheriff I would forget buying drug dogs, I would only buy drugs that can sniff out large volumes of cash. It seems much more profitable.… Read more »

xdog
xdog

That money’s gone barring another SC appeal.

I’m glad the state had to return the Indiana doper’s ride. They should pay him something for locking it up for years but good luck with that. At least his aunt won’t have to take the bus to her dialysis any more.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Yeah, the ruling by the Supremes as I understand it only pertains to Indiana state law having to conform to the US Constitution’s 8th amendment. Under current GA law your cash is still guilty until you prove it innocent.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I guess HB278 isn’t going to get passed this year.
But if the Supreme Court ruling can be applied to GA’s current law, someone will surely at some point soon enough try to use the ruling to invalidate GA’s law.

Benevolus
Benevolus

From the twittersphere:
“Who would you pick as your Vice President if you were running”?

@GovHowardDean
“Since I am a 70 year old white guy I would pick Stacey Abrams.”

bethebalance
bethebalance

And so the rumors of a Biden-Abrams ticket begin…