Re: Diebold on eBay

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Jun 16 2006 - 00:08:54 CDT

At 10:02 PM -0700 6/15/06, Ron Crane wrote:
>Cameron L. Spitzer wrote:
>> It would be a terrible waste to destroy a Diebold DRE.
>> Take it apart and take pictures. Here's the infrared port,
>> here's the socketed BIOS chip with no seal, here's the
>> jumper to reset the clock and fake out the date,
>> here's the CF socket where the tamperers can substitute
>> their code, here's the FAT32 file system with no
>> journal or change history, here's Access,
>> here's the blue screen, here's how you insert a trojan...
>> Send it to the popular conspiracy sites and let
>> them buzz it up.
>>
>I can hardly add anything to that tour de force, except to say that
>rhetoric is extremely powerful: more powerful, alas, than truth. But if
>you can use rhetoric in the service of truth, then you really have
>something.

Rather than destroying the carcass, I'd rather see if we can use the
hardware as the basis for a reliable voting system using open source
software. So after you take the pictures, donate it to the
University of California. I'll gladly get you a tax receipt.

Best regards,
Arthur

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