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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 04:13 AM
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187. Sorry, I'm lost
Are you saying that the buyers did think the machines had a paper trail? or just that they believed the security promises?

I am still trying to understand your argument. You stated upthread that "No one is stupid enough or incompetent enough to purchase any product this crappy." Did you mean that no one is stupid enough to purchase paperless DREs, or that no one is stupid enough to buy systems with known security problems? If the latter, then the question becomes, which security problems did the manufacturers deliberately build in, and why?

Lots of people think that no one could be stupid enough to buy Windows if they really understood how bad it is, certainly including security problems. I'm not sure how much it proves. Again, I will be more impressed with the force of your argument if you can demonstrate that folks like Doug Jones, Rebecca Mercuri, and David Dill agree with it. Maybe they do, but I'm not aware of it.

(We may have to try this "premise" thing one more time. It's true that I think there is an alternative to the premise that selling DREs was inherently malicious, but I'm in no position to know whether the alternative is correct. Again, I was trying to figure out why you were asking me a question about the manufacturers' motives for creating paperless DREs, which seemed to have nothing to do with the thread or my arguments, so I posited that maybe you had misunderstood my position.)
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