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(Government Technology)   California unveils Legislator Locator app so you can track when your representative is donating your tax dollars to Sacramento-area strippers   (govtech.com) divider line 17
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2013-01-18 02:10:38 PM
If legislators would stick to strippers instead of lobbyists, a great number of problems in government would rapidly go away.
 
2013-01-18 03:04:00 PM
I hate politicians as much as the next guy, but come on. Isn't making them work in Sacramento punishment enough for these people?
 
2013-01-18 03:04:57 PM
Subby obviously didn't RTFA.  It doesn't track your legislator.  It just tells you who your legislators are based on your address.
 
2013-01-18 03:05:49 PM
i.imgur.com
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2013-01-18 03:14:06 PM

Fo Shiz: Subby obviously didn't RTFA.  It doesn't track your legislator.  It just tells you who your legislators are based on your address.


I was wondering - that sounded like a huge security risk.

Then again, the darting, tagging and releasing part would be fun - sign me up! Have Mutual of Omaha sponsor that part and we can film it.
 
2013-01-18 03:22:09 PM

syberpud: Fo Shiz: Subby obviously didn't RTFA.  It doesn't track your legislator.  It just tells you who your legislators are based on your address.

I was wondering - that sounded like a huge security risk.

Then again, the darting, tagging and releasing part would be fun - sign me up! Have Mutual of Omaha sponsor that part and we can film it.


As an ArcGIS developer, I approve of this kind of "busy work"... it sounds really cool, gets your name/department in the paper, and requires no more skill than a brain dead monkey could provide to author and deploy.
 
2013-01-18 03:53:50 PM
CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES!
 
2013-01-18 04:06:34 PM

dr.zaeus: As an ArcGIS developer, I approve of this kind of "busy work"... it sounds really cool, gets your name/department in the paper, and requires no more skill than a brain dead monkey could provide to author and deploy.


plus it keeping arcgis developers steadily employed couldn't have anything to do with it as well?

/would like to know where the politicians are, just so i know where to avoid
 
2013-01-18 04:43:47 PM

LesserEvil: [i.imgur.com image 220x260]
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LOL. This gets my award for the funniest post of the year.
 
2013-01-18 04:54:13 PM
Um, yeah. This has been around for years on the California Legislature portal. Probably because punching an address into Google Maps and/or similar technology has been around for years.

Also, I support more taxpayer subsidies to Sacramento-area strippers. It will help reduce the region's Mournful Tits Index.
 
2013-01-18 06:07:25 PM

Fo Shiz: Subby obviously didn't RTFA.  It doesn't track your legislator.  It just tells you who your legislators are based on your address.


That's the problem. We need to capture, tag, and release elected officials, much like migrating gazelle.
 
2013-01-18 06:48:49 PM
Were people in California having trouble figuring this out? My voter registration card has all the districts I'm in listed, and when they update them, they send me a new card. No, it's not a GIS system, but does it really need to be?
 
2013-01-18 07:21:46 PM

cptjeff: Were people in California having trouble figuring this out? My voter registration card has all the districts I'm in listed, and when they update them, they send me a new card. No, it's not a GIS system, but does it really need to be?


Some of us are new in this state.  I didn't know who the fark my reps were until today.

/I voted absentee ballot in my old state last year
 
2013-01-18 08:01:58 PM

cptjeff: Were people in California having trouble figuring this out? My voter registration card has all the districts I'm in listed, and when they update them, they send me a new card. No, it's not a GIS system, but does it really need to be?


Eh, no reason for it not to be. But given, "The app is only a sampling of more location-based apps to come," I think that it was probably just the easiest test case for their app pipeline. It's just a simple lookup on the server-side, but let's them see how ready their production systems are.
 
2013-01-18 08:11:01 PM
City Limits?
 
2013-01-18 09:14:06 PM

OgreMagi: Fo Shiz: Subby obviously didn't RTFA.  It doesn't track your legislator.  It just tells you who your legislators are based on your address.

That's the problem. We need to capture, tag, and release elected officials, much like migrating gazelle.


Remember to spay and neuter your politicians
 
2013-01-19 12:43:21 AM

dr.zaeus: syberpud: Fo Shiz: Subby obviously didn't RTFA.  It doesn't track your legislator.  It just tells you who your legislators are based on your address.

I was wondering - that sounded like a huge security risk.

Then again, the darting, tagging and releasing part would be fun - sign me up! Have Mutual of Omaha sponsor that part and we can film it.

As an ArcGIS developer, I approve of this kind of "busy work"... it sounds really cool, gets your name/department in the paper, and requires no more skill than a brain dead monkey could provide to author and deploy.


Which is about the level of government employees.

I was a government employee once. Once.
 
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