[LINK] ACT vote article
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 19:29:22 +1000
>> share the same machine. in fact, I'd be extremely surprised if the
>> critical counting machines are in any way connected to the
>> internet. That was certainly not the plan and with the emphasis that
>> was placed on security of the system it seems highly unlikely that
>> was done. The reporter getting confused seems a far more likely
> [Roger and the two Adams: Phew!]
Now you took the Phew out of my mouth!
>>- My guess is that the poor card readers are largely a result of
>> budget constraints. Good card readers are expensive and the ACT
>> doesn't have a huge budget for this trial. I did not have any part
>> in the choice of card reader, but I certainly sympathise with the
>> constraints that the person who did choose them was under.
> [Granted. You mean us Canberrans funded what should have been a
> largely Commonwealth, i.e. all-taxpayers, expense of prototyping the
> AEC's future national solution???]
Actually, if they'd used a transparent card with a bar code, it wouldn't
have mattered which way it was passed through!
Or even simpler, printed the bard code on BOTH sides!