Daily archives: September 24, 2004

DELETE [vote] WHERE ((([candidate])="Democrat"));

Diebold’s voting machines, already considered dubious in the extreme, produce totals and data on a Microsoft Access based system! Now, this isn’t a knee jerk anti Microsoft rant- for a while I made a healthy living getting Access to do some fairly complicated things- but the program just isn’t up to the job. If you’re doing something as important as calling an election, and no doubt getting a lot of money to build the system, you don’t use a desktop database to tally up the numbers. Oracle, or something with equivalently strong security is what you need.

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