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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 06:00 PM
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10. Have you been playing with a new toy?
Edited on Sun Jan-08-06 06:03 PM by MelissaB
I'm wondering if you have these toys yourself?
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  -How vandals destroy a touch-screen. benburch  Jan-08-06 05:34 PM   #0 
  - So we have.  EST   Jan-08-06 05:41 PM   #1 
  - Thank you for the warning! n/t  Poll_Blind   Jan-08-06 05:44 PM   #2 
  - Thanks. n/t  jody   Jan-08-06 05:47 PM   #3 
  - Oh, no!  Fridays Child   Jan-08-06 05:51 PM   #4 
  - Have you forwarded this info?  mojowork_n   Jan-08-06 05:52 PM   #5 
  - Zero research involved...  benburch   Jan-08-06 05:54 PM   #6 
  - Do you know....  napi21   Jan-08-06 05:57 PM   #7 
  - Not random.  benburch   Jan-08-06 05:59 PM   #9 
     - So how can a voter tell?  napi21   Jan-08-06 06:08 PM   #12 
        - Maybe.  benburch   Jan-08-06 06:13 PM   #14 
  - Heh. Heh.  karlrschneider   Jan-08-06 05:59 PM   #8 
  - Have you been playing with a new toy?  MelissaB   Jan-08-06 06:00 PM   #10 
  - I helped design the world's first wireless PDA.  benburch   Jan-08-06 06:10 PM   #13 
     - Hello from a fellow engineer!  electropop   Jan-08-06 06:23 PM   #16 
        - But in most places...  benburch   Jan-08-06 06:26 PM   #19 
           - Gee, wonder why that is?  electropop   Jan-08-06 07:15 PM   #25 
              - I think you see to the heart of this issue. nt  benburch   Jan-08-06 07:25 PM   #27 
  - So tell me again, how do you corrupt an indelible marking device?  BrotherBuzz   Jan-08-06 06:07 PM   #11 
  - That's nothing compared to what a Tesla coil would do to the chips inside.  eppur_se_muova   Jan-08-06 06:21 PM   #15 
  - True!  benburch   Jan-08-06 06:24 PM   #17 
  - If vandals did this, they might have to resort to paper ballots  SmokingJacket   Jan-08-06 06:25 PM   #18 
  - Yep. But that election would be trashed.  benburch   Jan-08-06 06:32 PM   #20 
  - Older DRe designs like the Sequoia Advantage use push buttons  FogerRox   Jan-08-06 06:47 PM   #22 
     - Good. Those cannot be vandalized in the manner I described.  benburch   Jan-08-06 06:52 PM   #23 
     - interesting info. thanks! nt  SmokingJacket   Jan-08-06 06:58 PM   #24 
     - I vote on those in Denver.  Touchdown   Jan-09-06 10:26 AM   #39 
        - Indeed, why use a computer at all?  benburch   Jan-09-06 03:12 PM   #40 
  - I am in a very blue district in MA  Little Star   Jan-08-06 06:36 PM   #21 
  - Most of the voting machines sold in the last few years will be replaced by  FogerRox   Jan-08-06 07:20 PM   #26 
     - a threat to democracy AND a waste of money  long_green   Jan-09-06 10:07 AM   #38 
  - Thanks! Another gotcha we have to be on the lookout for;  greiner3   Jan-08-06 07:25 PM   #28 
  - about a 6 billion dollar gotcha, in 2008  FogerRox   Jan-08-06 08:51 PM   #29 
     - All that money down the drain.  benburch   Jan-08-06 10:07 PM   #30 
        - yeah I know,  FogerRox   Jan-08-06 10:11 PM   #31 
  - so why do banks use these?  dsc   Jan-08-06 10:18 PM   #32 
  - Many banks have switched away from touchscreens.  benburch   Jan-08-06 10:25 PM   #33 
     - I only became aware of the "gloved hand" issue last month.  mcscajun   Jan-09-06 08:59 AM   #36 
  - Poll Watchers: Get there early to keep an eye out for vandals.  rucky   Jan-09-06 03:56 AM   #34 
  - Horrifying...and very, very difficult to detect.  mcscajun   Jan-09-06 08:58 AM   #35 
     - I can see very little other than trying to remember faces.  benburch   Jan-09-06 10:04 AM   #37 
 

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