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  •  Why Not Just Use System Clock As Random (4.00)
    number generator?

    If last digit of seconds time = 1, record vote =R.

    • Condition only occurs 10% of the time.
    • Half the votes would have been R anyways so we're only stealing 5% of the votes. A nice modest bias.

    Takes only 3 lines of code??

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Dec 13, 2004 at 10:15:54 PM PST

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    •  yep (none)
      That'd work, too. Most of the, ahem, "code" above is there to run the election itself. The fraud part is this bit:
      if ($fraudenabled && ($fraudextent > rand())) {
          ++$candidatetally{$fraudcandidate};
      }
      with the randomizer provided by the pseudorandom rand() function. (Two lines of code. Hee!) Grabbing the last second of time also works as a substitute for rand(); you could also grab the last process's PID, or many other semi-random numbers, to choose how to spread out the fraud. If somebody's looking closely enough to discover vote switching, the quality of your random number generator is not likely to hide you.

      BTW, the enabling/disabling of fraud is a fairly clumsy feature that attempts to hide the fraud from a casual test vote. The next step is to write code to replace the fraud script with a fair script once the fraud election is over; that's easily done, too, but it would take more lines of code.

      •  No, Just a clean load the instat the faked vte is (none)
        Hell you SHOULD eep the raaw vote accurate and only flip it in the transmission stream, and flipit in the raw store to0. (please not, every case that has been examined seems to find that the programming was clean loaded as soon as the final tally is transmitted.

        Clean load, and have the data store swapped to mach what was trasmitted, and ALL EVIDENCE IS IRRETRIVABLY gone.

        Wrong time, wrong war, WRONG PRESIDENT!

        by Mr Tek on Tue Dec 14, 2004 at 05:58:23 AM PST

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