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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However, their contention that the source code analyzed by the Johns Hopkins scientists was not theirs, or was badly out of date, or was not used in elections, will soon fall apart.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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