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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Too bad they outsourced the building of the Voter Vault to India, even when there were several willing companies bidding on it here in the US.

    Whatever you feel politically, at least the Democrats used a US company to build their version. And it was even done in Perl :)
    • Whatever you feel politically, at least the Democrats used a US company to build their version.

      Protectionism simply doesn't work.

      And it was even done in Perl

      That would've been nice. Also, the ability to use it without MSIE would be nice.
      • Protectionism simply doesn't work.

        I'm not saying it does. I just think it's kinda sad that a US political party doesn't show their confidence in US enterprises just to save a few bucks. If they're willing to outsource this work at the campaign level, they'll carry that same mindset to the bureaucratic positions later on.

        And I do think that a government keen on outsourcing when there's a perfectly good industry at home is a bad idea.
        • I just think it's kinda sad that a US political party doesn't show their confidence in US enterprises just to save a few bucks.

          That makes no sense to me, at all. It hurts U.S. businesses in the long run to pay them more to do work that others will do for less. Far from showing a lack of confidence, what it does is encourage them to do a better job for less money. Competition makes us all better in the long run.

          What's sad is that our economy has become so bloated that U.S. companies can't compete.

          If they'
      • >> And it was even done in Perl

        >That would've been nice. Also, the ability to use it without MSIE would be nice.

        Several years ago I worked for a political software startup and we proposed an enterprise level voter management application to the Republicans, all built in Perl and PostgreSQL. We had a really well developed product, but the cost to scale it to that level was the prohibiting factor. We had the custom report building capability that you are talking about, but getting it to run fa