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Now with single winner elections the proportion of wasted votes is always going to be over 50%, now I would like to preface that I know it's not always necessarily a bad metric if someone's popular and wins by 70% of the vote to 30% well that's 40% of the votes surplus, not helping the winner win so count as wasted. But of course that wasn't the case.

Now if the US election had been fought under under national popular vote the proportion of wasted votes would have been 51.93% add IRV to that (and it should be) that would have gone down even lower, You could probably figure out roughly what that would likely be if any second preference polling was done to third party voters. Also under IRV I would also expect the number of votes for third parties to go up significantly, that system allows people to vote with their heart knowing they're not sending it into the abyss.

Anyway with the electoral college it become a bit trickier to figure out what the proportion of wasted votes was at the last presidential election It would be I was wondering if anybody had tools to be able to work this out quicker than me.
The wasted votes in the last presidential election would be all votes for anyone Trump included in every state Hillary won, so that would the entire state of New York and California for a start. Add to that all votes not for Trump in every State Trump won and finally add surplussed vote for Trump in the states Trump won. That would be the total tally of wasted votes in 2016.
I notice you can buy Windows 7 on eBay for about £20 and they send you the disc but for about £4 you can buy a serial, I take it that means I could download Windows 7 burn it to a DVD myself then install it, but why the big difference in price, I don't get it. Is £4 really a legit serial?
What I found interesting about Bowling for Columbine is that far from wanting to see gun prohibition Michael Moore goes to Canada to say "hey they have a lot fewer murders and violent crime, but look how many guns they have gone".

Of course in Canada there's stricter rules on buying a gun, and that's exactly what people in the USA don't want.
OK seriously though, think about it, if you're a responsible gun owner, you don't want other people to be doing stupid shit with guns they've easily obtained legally? Surly it should be in your interest that it's made harder for nut jobs to buy guns and impossible to own one legitimately, that is also an added incentive not to be a nut job, because you're going to feel a bit left out if all your mates can own guns but you can't because you once did a violent crime.
So, if you need to obtain a weapon permit and wait a few days to get a gun, then why not just do it, why is that sort of thing such an issue?

Am I right in assuming that the real reason is that any people see enhanced gun control as the first baby step towards complete prohibition?

So, Iíve recently found myself earning more money after leaving the shit hole I previously worked in for almost 12 years.

When I started the whole idea is I would be able to invest in things that would help me to move on and that first move is to buy a laptop capable of running Photoshop and Lightroom, so that I can edit photos, my almost 10 year old PC just cannot handle RAW files from my D5300 and even Jpegs it struggles, also it crashes a lot.

I need 15Ē a laptop that has a HDD preferably a hybrid drive but a HDD will do, I can always upgrade it later, a disk drive would be a bonus, but thatís not a deal breaker, and at least an i5 I reckon.

 

I found the LENOVO IdeaPad 510 in Currys for £600 and it seemed to tick all the boxes, i7 Processor, disc drive 1TB HD, full HD IPS display, however when I was watching and reading reviews multiple reviewers said that it lacked colour range making it inappropriate for serious photo editing.  Otherwise I might conceder the HP ENVY 15-as050na itís £700 has no DVD drive (however as Iím writing this Iíve just noticed how cheap small and light external drives are) it has an SSD and HDD trouble is itís only an i5 has integrated graphics and Iím struggling to find out how good the screen is, I know itís HD and IPS though, it looks good in the store, just even if the screen is good, Iím not sure if itíll be powerful enough, can anyone make any recommendations for a laptop with a good screen and is reasonably powerful for about £6-800?

I seem to remember a TV show when I was a kid that was about these kids and it was set in their dreams, like they could dream together, it was animated. I would appreciate it if any one knows what I'm on about.
I thought DA had exploded when it got to 10 Million photos but I just uploaded a photo and it's now in the 135m mark, it doesn't seem that long ago to me when DA was celebrating the 10 millionth photo although upon looking it would seem that that was about 5 years ago, so maybe I am thinking of some other mile stone. Anyway so you would think that in a wave of more deviations the added amount of users would counteract the drop in exposure your image gets, however that doesn't seem to be the case and as a mention in this thread forum.deviantart.com/galleries… .
Now I think it's probably because of a wave of point and shoot snappy happy photographers and emo poets flooding the server that makes getting attention on DA quite hard these days.

I'm not sure how anything gets into the daily top faves, I'm not saying I have anything good enough to do that but without photo pools like on Flickr I'm not sure how anything gets noticed after its disappeared off the main page, my theory is that if you get enough faves in those few seconds your image is on the main page you can get into the daily top faves list the rest disappears into obscurity like the image I just uploaded (at time of writing) ajuk.deviantart.com/art/Dead-W… it got two faves in a few seconds and then bam nothing gone.
I'm sure there are other ways to get attention, going around searching for pics on DA leaving endless amounts of comments hoping to get some back and building up a possy of dedicated subscribers by subscribing to every one and there pet. Well I search for pictures when I want to not to get attention and despite that I still have given way more comments that I have received, maybe it's because I'm rubbish, and I subscribe to people who's work I am really fond of.

Anyway I spend most of my time on Flickr these, that doesn't mean I'm leaving DA, I don't understand people who leave website I hate that it's not like you have to catch a f*cking plane to get back to it it's a f*cking website, I just don't spend the time here I used to, occasionally I will still submit a deviation only for the 5 seconds of glory when I get a few faves before the image falls deep into that abyss.

One more thing to mention I actually registered groups.deviantart.com and I had let it get a bit rusty but one time when I tried to log in I couldn't only to find DA wanted that URL and deleted that account, I thought DA never deleted account well that one went all I can say is you should have go to it before me in the first place rather than deciding you want it later on, and they could have at least have sent me an email.

I'm not sure if anybody reads this it's been so long since any of my journal entries has had a comment i'm not sure if anybody does, so please leave a comment even if it's just to say you have read it:lol:!
  • Listening to: Reggae
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  • Playing: Fifa 08
  • Eating: Food
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