Re: Diebold on eBay

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Jun 16 2006 - 00:08:54 CDT

At 10:02 PM -0700 6/15/06, Ron Crane wrote:
>Cameron L. Spitzer wrote:
>> It would be a terrible waste to destroy a Diebold DRE.
>> Take it apart and take pictures. Here's the infrared port,
>> here's the socketed BIOS chip with no seal, here's the
>> jumper to reset the clock and fake out the date,
>> here's the CF socket where the tamperers can substitute
>> their code, here's the FAT32 file system with no
>> journal or change history, here's Access,
>> here's the blue screen, here's how you insert a trojan...
>> Send it to the popular conspiracy sites and let
>> them buzz it up.
>I can hardly add anything to that tour de force, except to say that
>rhetoric is extremely powerful: more powerful, alas, than truth. But if
>you can use rhetoric in the service of truth, then you really have

Rather than destroying the carcass, I'd rather see if we can use the
hardware as the basis for a reliable voting system using open source
software. So after you take the pictures, donate it to the
University of California. I'll gladly get you a tax receipt.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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