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stevenstevensteven Donating Member (333 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 08:06 PM
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11. BDFs have yet to be tested
The latest word I have is that K. Dent has not released the CF memory cards or the PEBs, which were supposedly locked away since ED. So, they have yet to conduct a comprehensive review of the BDFs, which is clearly where the problem lies. While all of the audit work so far is great overall progress, they have yet to investigate those items most likely at the root of the problems in HR13.

Unfortunately, I do not believe that any of the proposed team members have any experience with the ES&S iVotronic. So, it will probably be a while before they are able to isolate or replicate the problem, if at all.
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  -The proposed Sarasota software audit team looks good eomer  Dec-22-06 09:06 AM   #0 
  - Who is...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Dec-22-06 09:35 AM   #1 
  - Does the "Project Scope and Organization" limit the study group?  jody   Dec-22-06 09:38 AM   #2 
  - Is this analyis likely to be useful? The experts said that problem likely with individual machines  philb   Dec-22-06 12:42 PM   #3 
  - What about the PCA cards?  Contrite   Dec-23-06 12:19 AM   #5 
  - The Diebold memory cards were for opti-scan systems- how much alike  philb   Dec-28-06 09:27 PM   #21 
  - Don't hold too much hope for this audit  dlaliberte   Dec-25-06 11:18 PM   #13 
  - Phib is correct. What about the ballot definition files?  Bill Bored   Dec-22-06 04:21 PM   #4 
  - I don't know whether they will have access to the BDFs.  eomer   Dec-24-06 07:10 AM   #6 
  - Is it really easier to check the BDF by looking at the source code?  Wilms   Dec-24-06 12:20 PM   #7 
     - No, not easier, but still easy.  eomer   Dec-24-06 03:09 PM   #8 
        - First of all, BDFs are not source code.  Bill Bored   Dec-26-06 03:14 AM   #14 
           - Yes, the BDFs are data.  eomer   Dec-26-06 06:48 AM   #16 
              - I agree with all this but see Post 18. And I have 1 question:  Bill Bored   Dec-26-06 01:36 PM   #19 
              - Speaking of BDFs as data:  yowzayowzayowza   Dec-28-06 11:41 PM   #22 
                 - Nah  Wilms   Dec-29-06 01:15 AM   #23 
  - BDFs have yet to be tested  stevenstevensteven   Dec-25-06 08:06 PM   #11 
     - What about the so-called parallel tests?  Bill Bored   Dec-26-06 03:25 AM   #15 
     - Regarding the reported behavior where a voter successfully selected  eomer   Dec-26-06 06:58 AM   #17 
        - The answer is YES to all of your questions.  Bill Bored   Dec-26-06 01:16 PM   #18 
        - But wouldn't the likely behavior of the software be  eomer   Dec-29-06 08:25 AM   #24 
           - I think the straight-party option would behave as it is programmed to.  Wilms   Dec-29-06 09:34 PM   #25 
           - Yes, it depends on the default behavior of the iVotronic  Bill Bored   Dec-30-06 03:59 AM   #26 
        - YES  stevenstevensteven   Dec-28-06 05:41 PM   #20 
  - Shamos...???  autorank   Dec-24-06 10:52 PM   #9 
     - You're probably talking about March 2006 when Shamos refused  eomer   Dec-25-06 08:08 AM   #10 
        - Unfair hacking conditions  dlaliberte   Dec-25-06 10:37 PM   #12 

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