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BevHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-03 09:07 AM
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6. Guess what Diebold did? Quietly innoculated all their voting machines
Edited on Sat Jul-26-03 09:14 AM by BevHarris
Yes, they have been quietly overwriting EVERYTHING, according to some information I got my hands on yesterday, dated May 2003.

The certified version of GEMS on the NASED site is 1.17.17, but they just slapped the 1.18 series onto all the Georgia machines (yet no officially posted list has this certified; I have no doubt it was recently recertified, though). The certified version on the touch screens was 4.1 but they just certifed 4.3 and slapped it onto all the touch screens.

What this does is wipe out what was on those machines during the elections.

However, their contention that the source code analyzed by the Johns Hopkins scientists was not theirs, or was badly out of date, or was not used in elections, will soon fall apart. (And I call your attention to the date they've been overwriting with new: that did exactly how much good re: the 2002 and 2000 elections, when they used the versions on their ftp site?)

I very, very seriously doubt that 1.18 and 4.3, respectively, have all those flaws cleaned up. Of course, we can't know because it's a secret...(sound familiar?)

So there is a plan for this, but the taking of a machine for examination isn't the simple answer. What they WILL have trouble with is trying to quarantine all the old CDs and memory cards which contain their programs and patches, which are scattered all over America.

allthecat: I love this quote, from your uberpost --

"Journalists and editors are effectively being asked to disect the turds on behalf of the community so we can all decide how toxic they are then figure out what to do about it. "

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  -The Scoop/Diebold UBERPOST: Ratings and Rantings from the South Pacific althecat  Jul-26-03 04:45 AM   #0 
  - UberRockz!!!  yowzayowzayowza   Jul-26-03 04:59 AM   #1 
  - Gee, Al...  punpirate   Jul-26-03 05:07 AM   #2 
  - Great Idea... citizen's arrests on voting machines....  althecat   Jul-26-03 05:16 AM   #3 
     - Guess what Diebold did? Quietly innoculated all their voting machines  BevHarris   Jul-26-03 09:07 AM   #6 
        - All machines? Everywhere?  punpirate   Jul-26-03 09:12 AM   #7 
        - Someone please fill me in on Kaptur...  althecat   Jul-26-03 09:14 AM   #9 
           - Marcy Kaptur is...  punpirate   Jul-26-03 09:31 AM   #14 
        - I thought it one of my better lines...  althecat   Jul-26-03 09:12 AM   #8 
        - Another good line...  althecat   Jul-26-03 09:17 AM   #10 
        - Version changes?  punpirate   Jul-26-03 09:17 AM   #11 
        - No no -- the ubiquitous Dr. Brit Williams is marketing himself  BevHarris   Jul-26-03 09:34 AM   #16 
           - Brit Williams _is not_ an ITA!  punpirate   Jul-26-03 09:39 AM   #17 
        - Publicize the versions and date of change...  punpirate   Jul-26-03 09:26 AM   #12 
        - I agree with punpirate.. Lets get this angle packaged.  althecat   Jul-26-03 10:32 AM   #19 
           - Taken under advisement....  punpirate   Jul-26-03 10:41 AM   #20 
           - Anyone have the FEC Regs handy?  Eloriel   Jul-26-03 01:03 PM   #27 
              - Extremely good points Eloriel  althecat   Jul-26-03 01:39 PM   #29 
        - Bev, what counties in 2000 election  nomatrix   Jul-27-03 03:57 AM   #36 
  - Time to kick this up for the morning people...  punpirate   Jul-26-03 06:51 AM   #4 
  - Wonderful post -- but gave me credit for a couple other peoples work  BevHarris   Jul-26-03 08:57 AM   #5 
  - OOOoops Sorry Faun... late night not enough coffee  althecat   Jul-26-03 09:28 AM   #13 
  - So I was not over the top  seemslikeadream   Jul-26-03 09:33 AM   #15 
     - seemslikeadream  althecat   Jul-26-03 10:26 AM   #18 
        - Thanks to my new friend  seemslikeadream   Jul-26-03 10:42 AM   #21 
           - Nah, nah, nah, don't worry...  punpirate   Jul-26-03 10:45 AM   #22 
           - Brian looked pissed off and bored until your mentioned the NY Times...  althecat   Jul-26-03 10:49 AM   #23 
           - I heard you  donsu   Jul-26-03 12:22 PM   #25 
  - Two interesting new threads... One Old One New  althecat   Jul-26-03 12:05 PM   #24 
  - kick  donsu   Jul-26-03 12:24 PM   #26 
  - How to get Yahoo to work better on the diebold story.... REQUEST FOR HELP  althecat   Jul-26-03 01:15 PM   #28 
  - A kick for this one  shirlden   Jul-26-03 05:43 PM   #30 
     - kick n/t  althecat   Jul-26-03 05:51 PM   #31 
  - Kick  althecat   Jul-26-03 10:59 PM   #32 
     - "Diebold Voting" - WashPost WEEK IN REVIEW : July 20 - 26  althecat   Jul-26-03 11:23 PM   #33 
        - Keeping it going....  RedEagle   Jul-26-03 11:57 PM   #34 
           - kick n/t  althecat   Jul-27-03 02:57 AM   #35 

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