View Full Version : another reason for linux, virus infected voting machines

November 3rd, 2008, 09:38 PM

I am assuming they are using some type of windows software, right?

November 3rd, 2008, 09:50 PM
The progress bar looked a bit like one style I've seen on Windows....

Speaking of which, earlier in the year I was hooked up to an ECG monitor that had a treadmill and some other gadgetry attached - on the screen was an obvious XP taskbar. I think the jokes about catching something from it went over the operator's head.

November 3rd, 2008, 10:30 PM
We don't have time for them to rewrite the kernel and reverse engineer the drivers to work with the hardware. Maybe by the 2016 elections?

November 3rd, 2008, 11:13 PM
The use of these machines better not be compulsory.

If I were in a state that used these voting machines I would demand to be able to vote on a paper ballot -- and bring the case to court if I have to.

I have nothing against electronic voting machines in general, but I DO have something against the insecure, closed-source vote traps that Diebold has been selling.

November 3rd, 2008, 11:35 PM
There was a U.S. Federal investigation into the software used to count votes. I saw a video of some of it, where a software architect who worked for the company who created the software used in U.S. elections stated that it was programmed in such a way that it could produce the desired result.

No wonder so many U.S. citizens don't bother voting!

November 3rd, 2008, 11:55 PM

November 4th, 2008, 01:13 AM
Ya beat me to it.