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Electronic Voting Machines...

How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

Electronic Voting Machines...

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run the fuck away
E-voting, as we all know at this point, is a hit or miss, insecure, and cadgey proposition. We have to have a system that prevents data tampering, for what amounts to a "high stakes" environment. We have to be able to evaluate the system of automated machines and insure that they are accurate.

Who you gonna call?
The Nevada Gaming Comission. These people take security seriously- it's pretty much Nevada's only industry. Millions of dollars changing hands constantly.
“They do background checks on all of the programmers. They have outside auditors monitor the code. These (voting machine) companies are just building them in secret.”
See? That's the sort of stuff I'm talking about. Security. The only security that the voting machine companies seem to be interested in is their security to release a substandard product and profit from it in an environment where their customers (us!) should be demanding nothing less than the best.

If half the design care that was put into electronic slot machines was put into electronic voting machines, I'd be more comfortable with them. I'd know that the password for the data wasn't "1111" as I posted yesterday.

Something I'm noticing though, is that these companies seem to think that their accountability starts and ends with the elected officials and their appointed servants. Disconcur. The operatives of government are servants of the citizens. Hence, while accountability might start with the elected officials, the buck, quite literally, stops here.

I like that. I think we should all say that one out loud once. "The buck stops here." Companies like Diebold aren't going to pull a fast one on us because we aren't going to let them. At least in my optimistic dream world.

In reality-land, we're most likely going to see our government selling out to monied interests. Seems to be the SOP. But hey, I can dream, can't I?
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