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Re: Can a machine test itself? + other issues
> please re-read my comments.
My apologies if I insulted you or if I failed to realize that you
thought embedded systems a possibility; re-reading your comments,
I still perceive that you reckon them as economic
impossibilities, at best.
> ... economics of voting systems is such that most voting
> systems are based on either Windows or Linux and not custom
> embedded systems for the reason that vendors have wished to
> save money...
Many other industries are bound by such restraints, yet those
industries thrive. And, we are not talking about a small
fortune, just more money; but, even if we were talking about a
huge sum, I would still have to ask, what is the price of
Some months ago there was a discussion on the security TG's
reflector that I started by stating "Therefore, methinks we
should either inject some verbiage concerning affordability into
our purpose or we should decide that that is not a criterion.";
full email with URL below.
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* To: "Security Task Group, P-1583" <stds-1583-TG1@IEEE.ORG>
* Subject: Question about the purpose of this project
* From: "Vincent J. Lipsio" <Vince@LIPSIO.COM>
* Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 12:19:30 -0400 (EDT)
* Organization: Lipsio Enterprises, a Corporation
* Reply-To: stds-1583-TG1@IEEE.ORG
* Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this project is to develop an evaluation standard
for election voting equipment. The standard will provide
technical specifications for electronic, mechanical, and human
factors that can be used by manufacturers of voting machines or
by those purchasing such machines. The tests and criteria
developed will assure equipment:
The above is a quote from:
We just concluded a conference call in which Vern loudly and
vehemently asserted that price takes priority over several of
Therefore, methinks we should either inject some verbiage
concerning affordability into our purpose or we should decide
that that is not a criterion.
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