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Asher Wood
The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. Explore.
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Here is something fascinating from OECD. The graph below illustrates our confidence in governments around the world, and for most countries is it a depressing read. I mean, it's not really a democracy if the people don't trust the government.

But look at Switzerland at the very top. 75% trust in them, and I believe part of the reason is that Switzerland is the only direct democracy on this list.

So how does that work, you ask? Well, in Switzerland people can, at any time, overrule their elected representative as they have veto-rights on laws. It works like this:

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All federal laws are subject to a three to four step process:

1: A first draft is prepared by experts in the federal administration.

2: This draft is presented to a large number of people in a formalized kind of opinion poll: Cantonal governments, political parties as well as many non-governmental organizations and associations of the civil society may comment on the draft and propose changes.

3: The result is presented to dedicated parliamentary commissions of both chambers of the federal parliament, discussed in detail behind closed doors and finally debated in public sessions of both chambers of parliament. Members of parliament do take into account the results of step 2, because if the fail to do so, step 4 will be inevitable.

4: The public has a veto-right on laws: If anybody is able to find 50,000 citizens signing a form demanding for a referendum within 3 months, a public referendum must be held.

Isn't that wonderful? If the politicians aren't doing their job, the public can simply step in on a per-law basis.
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How do you avoid getting charged for both the Javelin Browser spirit mode and the Chrome web extension?

Does anyone know how to use cell boosters to triangulate the location of a cellphone? I was thinking of doing an experiment heat mapping where cellphones go around my school's campus.

The idea is that I have 3 of these towers in set locations, and they record data about the phones they pick up, like distance, IMEI, etc. Does any know of a cell tower like piece of equipment that I could use for this?
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