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Postby TheCatt » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:01 pm

West Virginia has decided to try out online voting in the midterm elections for 2018.

This guy decided to take a deeper look at their site

Read it. Holy fuck.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:51 pm

I think the current bar is set at a billion dollars for a functional government website.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:58 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post I think the current bar is set at a billion dollars for a functional government website.

Software devs are expensive.

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Postby TheCatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:02 pm

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Postby TheCatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:03 pm

Most of my software engineering friends are also terrified of self-driving cars.

Not me, though.

So clearly they are terrible engineers, and I am a very good one :)
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Postby GORDON » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:08 pm

I always assumed it was because the end-user software was only a small part of the equation, the signal is out of the devopers hands between client and server, and can be attacked. Not to mention hardware flaws, also out of the software person's hands. Software person can't guarantee shit.
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Postby thibodeaux » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:38 pm

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post Most of my software engineering friends are also terrified of self-driving cars.

Not me, though.

So clearly they are terrible engineers, and I am a very good one :)

I have a PhD in robotics. I actually am not afraid of self-driving cars per se. My gut tells me that if we had mostly self-driving cars, overall highway fatalities would go way down.

HOWEVER. I also think self-driving cars would kill people in ways that no human driver would conceive of. Like driving into a lake or some shit.

Also assassinations.

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Postby thibodeaux » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:39 pm

Also yes, software is mostly just hacked together shit.

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Postby TheCatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:59 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post I always assumed it was because the end-user software was only a small part of the equation, the signal is out of the devopers hands between client and server, and can be attacked. Not to mention hardware flaws, also out of the software person's hands. Software person can't guarantee shit.

Well yeah. It's easy to make a secure piece of software. Just have it do nothing. But then it has to talk to other pieces of software, and oh yeah - It needs to have an override to for mistakes, and it needs a backdoor so we can service it, etc, etc, etc. And then it's swiss cheese at best.
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