Gaming cheats (was Re: Certifiable code)

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Wed Sep 01 2004 - 14:19:00 CDT

On Wednesday 01 September 2004 07:53 am, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp)
wrote:
> I've read that there are several engineers arrested each year
> in Nevada who have "gamed the system",

Can you find the source for that? We should put it on our Web
site.

This also raises the question why we don't hear about election
officials going to prison after the most egregious legal
violations.

> usually because they
> start spending too much money or bragging to friends (i.e.
> detective work, not software validation). I guess that you
> could argue either that these arrests show that the system
> works or it doesn't, depending on your perspective.

Since we can conclude that an unknown number of smarter crooks
are not getting caught, I don't see how you can argue for,
unless you are one of those politicians who believe six
impossible talking points before breakfast.

> Personally, my background is in science (double-majored in
> math and physics) so I have trouble believing anything that I
> can't (at least in principle) verify for myself.

Math and Philosophy for me. Likewise.

-- 
Edward Cherlin
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