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To: Travis McGee
Designing the logic and writing the code for simple counters can be done by any first-year programming student. The hard part is obscuring what the voting software is really doing in hidden sub-routines.
14 posted on 10/13/2003 9:04:19 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Eastbound
Hidden subroutine:

10 - If a > b, then let c = a - b
20 - Let a = a - c
30 - Let b = b + c
40 - Break out champagne

16 posted on 10/13/2003 9:16:18 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Eastbound; Travis McGee; archy
As Eastbound stated all one is doing is counting votes this is an incredibly simple piece of code. The key question is why does one need all these subroutines. audit trails could be saved electronically by keeping a record of the vote that could be recounted. It is all simple code. it all should be straight forwardly made available to the public. The only security mecessary would be for machines talking to each otehr but even that could be easily isolated from teh rest of the system.
20 posted on 10/13/2003 11:08:58 AM PDT by harpseal (stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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