is a cool Java Applet.
It's the Electoral College Calculator and it allows you to play “What if”
games, selecting different states to either Republican, Democratic or
Independant (read: other). It also has data from the elections from 1980
Using it, I found that it only takes 11 states to win the election:
California, New York, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio,
Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina and one of either George or Virginia.
That alone will get you 270 Electoral votes. All other states combined only
add up to 268.
Very fun program.
I'm talking to Spring,
and she informed me that the
I photographed is in fact a topiary. I checked an
it's not quite that—it's topiary-like, but it's not a live plant.
And here I though the thing couldn't be classified.
I swear, I was getting ready to hang out with my friends. Okay, so I got
when I was supposed to meet them (7:00 pm) but hey, they're my
friends, they'll understand.
I then made a big mistake: I sat down in The Comfy Chair!
The Comfy Chair is this cusiony-sink-down-into-it type chair that is all too
easily to fall asleep in. Deep asleep in. My intention was to put on my
shoes, but I think I sat back to relax for a second because the next thing I
remember is my roommate Rob going “Sean! It's eleven
o'clock. Sean! Get up!”
Just in time to make it to work. Sigh.
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