A joke that combined computer science, mathematics, and politics!

From page 14 of Leslie Lamport‘s paper “The Part-Time Parliament“:

In most forms of government, choosing a president can be a difficult problem. However, the difficulty arises only because most governments require that there be exactly one president at any time. In the United States, for example, chaos would result if some people thought Bush had been elected president while others thought that Dukakis had, since one of them might decide to sign a bill into law while the other decided to veto it.

This is valid, of course, for values of “Dukakis” sufficiently close to “Gore.”

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Rhythmbox Applet 0.1.3 Released

Changes in Rhythmbox Applet 0.1.3:

  • Install the applet to $PREFIX/lib/gnome-applets/rhythmbox-applet, instead of $PREFIX/bin/rb-applet.
  • Don’t show empty or meaningless fields in song tooltip when playing an Internet Radio stream.
  • Disable the Previous and Next buttons if Rhythmbox isn’t running.
  • Fixed GTK warnings when About dialog was shown.
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