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Post Number: 378
Best of Black Box? N/A
|Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 2:24 pm: |
Spare blank memory cards--that could make for an interesting FOIA request. I hope BBV follows through with this suggestion.
The issue is the executable program on the credit card-sized, removable, swappable memory card -- the optical scan machine places a call to the memory card, and asks it "what do you want me to do now?" Harri simply wrote his own program -- it had nothing to do with Diebold -- and stuck it into the memory card. You can put whatever you want on the card. There is no checksum to prevent it and a card programmed for one precinct or machine works just fine in any other precinct or machine. It is the memory card that controls the machine. And furthermore -- the optical scan machine cannot process the election WITHOUT asking the memory card what to do. A staggeringly inappropriate design for a voting system, don't you think?
The question to ask now of every certifier and every scientist who had these files is this: WHEN did you know this? -- Bev)