NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, November 8, 2004

Bush is back (the site that is) Posted by Mikko @ 08:38 GMT

Just a quick note that after George Bush was re-elected as the US president last week, his official homepage (www.georgewbush.com) was apparently re-opened to be accessible to the whole world. This happened some time during last weekend.

As we reported in our blog last week, the site was not accessible outside USA and Canada, possibly as a precaution against DDoS attacks.

On a related theme, out of all the voting problems reported at Voters Unite, the most interesting is probably a voting computer which was apparently using signed short integers to store the amount of absentee ballots. So after 32768 ballots, it started counting backwards. For details, see their problem tally.