Re: Fw: OVC

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 20:32:35 CDT

At 5:02 PM -0700 5/10/04, Edward Cherlin wrote:
>I don't see why an external CD-R is less secure than an internal
>CD-R. They both plug in. Unless you mean to use cases that can't
>be opened by election officials under any circumstances. Anyway,
>I thought we were going to run checks on the drives, and I also
>thought that much of the point was to write checksummed and
>signed data to the CDs, so that fudging the hardware wouldn't
>help anyone break the system.

The tinker factor. I believe that the various computers should have
easy set up, and not require or invite tinkering during the day or
during close-out.

> > Also for various
>> reasons, we probably won't be using Simputers.
>But other countries will.

I'm concerned now with US elections only. To the extent that our
stuff is desirable or usable elsewhere that's just gravy.

Best regards,

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