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john honked 11 Jul 2024 23:18 +0000

@mattblaze Asking a real question, not an attempt at a political gotcha or anything: in states that don't require any ID to vote in-person, what stops somebody from rolling into the polling place, claiming to be Matt Blaze, and filling out a ballot? (Aside from the risk of going to jail if caught) What happens when the poll workers also turn up your legitimate mail-in ballot?

You'd have to drive to all these different polling places to cast 1 fraudulent vote at each, but after the last few elections it doesn't seem impossible that somebody would make the effort... so what are the countermeasures in place to handle this sort of thing?

john honked back 11 Jul 2024 17:31 +0000
in reply to: https://honk.tedunangst.com/u/tedu/h/Lk53xMX7V6VcNWlh8h

@tedu If you haven't already played it, I think Vampire Survivors is the standard Deck game: its aesthetic looks great on the little screen, the controls mesh well, and although each "run" takes 15, 20, or 30 minutes (depending on map) you can just hit pause and suspend the Deck whenever you need and hop back in later.

I've mostly been playing Sea of Thieves on mine lately, which doesn't work quite as well in some ways (SoT doesn't like coming back from suspend) but it's the only way I've played games for the last year and a half.

john honked back 11 Jul 2024 16:00 +0000
in reply to: https://mastodon.social/users/Meyerweb/statuses/112763172185556955

@cross @Meyerweb Mail servers "defederate" you based on the whims of some automated blacklisting system -- an IP address somewhere kinda close to yours sent a spam.

Mastodon servers defederate you because their admin discovers you once interacted with a user who later turned out to be the incorrect kind of Marxist, or because with sufficient numerology your username can be associated with something racist, or because you're running the wrong server software on your instance.

Anyway I just run Honk, not Mastodon, and while Ted's naming practices can make some of the less-frequent operations a bit of a guessing game, at least it's easy to manage.