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Did The Russians Hack The “America’s Got Talent 2017” Voting For Ukrainian “Light Balance”?

by Anura Guruge





Do NOT get me wrong, in any way. I like the Ukrainian  high-tech “Light Balance” very much. I even gave them a plug, here, a few weeks ago.

They are pretty amazing and their show is truly mesmerizing. You have to hand it to them. Very clever. Very creative. Very high-tech.

I was, however, amazed that they beat-out the U.S. Air Force Academy “In the Stairwell”. Yes, they are NOT as different as “Light Balance” — but for love of apple pie & motherhood, we are talking fresh-faced, all American kids from the U.S. Air Force Academy!

I am a professional cynic, so the thought DID cross my mind as to whether the voting was hacked. Would not have been too difficult to do.

OK. So, that is off my chest.

Now back to “Light Balance”. I am NOT sure that an High Tech at such as this should be allowed to compete against people! With their act I am not sure how much is computer generated. Some of their moves could all be ANIMATION with their suit lights off. I just don’t think it is an apples-to-apples competition, people vs. computers. Think about it.


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Swansea University, My Ol’ Stomping Ground, Discovers That Wild Dogs Vote By Sneezing!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access BBC coverage from September 6, 2017.


I am SO proud.

This is exactly the kind of stuff I would expect from dear ol’ Swansea.

BRAVO! Kudos. Thank YOU.

You made my day, albeit not got the first time.


In my day, which was 40 years ago, their claim to academic fame was in the area of ‘finite element mechanics‘ — now known as ‘finite element method‘.

Wild dogs sneezing! Wow.

Way to go.

I guess they will NOW have to research whether the Russians try to interfere with this voting with fake sneezing.


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Dixville Notch, New Hampshire: 2016 Election — Hillary Clinton Wins. 4 For Clinton, 2 For Trump.

by Anura Guruge


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Free Stuff For Voting On Election Day — But Not Too Many/Any In Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the original … which has QUITE the list.


Noting around here, from what I can see. But, I could be wrong.

Enjoy.

Happy voting. Vote vote your conscience as long as that is Hillary. Otherwise you would have taken the most important IQ test in your life and FAILED badly. {SMILE}


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Microsoft App For Tallying Iowa Caucus Results CANNOT, Fortunately, Be Hacked.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from February 1, 2016.

Click on images to ENLARGE and enjoy here.
Images from the “Daily Mail” article.


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This, fortunately, is NOT — and I repeat ‘NOT’ — electronic voting.

There is no secret balloting per se in the Iowa caucus. People stand in areas representing the candidate they are backing and a headcount is taken, in public, by multiple people, of each group. So that CANNOT be fudged or altered.

All that this Microsoft APP is going to do is allow the 1,700 (I think the number is 1,682) precincts to enter in their numbers and then come up with the GRAND FINAL TALLY for the State.

But multiple others, including the Hillary Campaign, will do their own tallying. So this APP can do NO harm. Its results can be easily verified.

So I have no concerns about this APP unlike my major concern for fraud with electronic voting.


by Anura Guruge


U.S. Episcopal Church Loses Voting Rights Over Gay Marriage.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access original.


I have my hands full keeping tabs of the pope and the Catholic Church. So I pay scant, if any, attention to what happens in the U.S. Episcopal Church. But when I saw this, in the U.K. “Daily Mail”, which I read, religiously, online, every morning, before getting out of bed, I knew I should share it with you.


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Romney’s Failed Election Day ‘Orca’ App: The Conspiracy Theory!


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to read the full article in ‘Politico’. Do Google for more, much more.

In the above cited post I presented my credentials as to my expertise in most things computer related.

I won’t divulge much, but let me just let you ponder on one key thing. These days WHO do you think is always BEHIND any mobile App.?

If you don’t know, let me help you out. With most of today’s apps. there are invariably one or more ‘Indians’ writing the code. Indians now dominate the software development field. Period.

Well we know how the Indians [i.e., Asians] voted.

Compromising an App is a piece of cake. It is so easy it is laughable. Much of it has to do with ‘Web service‘ and I have even written a book about it. All you have to do is to put in a call to a Web service and then manipulate that Web service on election day. Bingo. Cannot be detected.

I laughed so much. Oh, dear. This is not your father’s software.

Forget Voter Fraud; Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid Of Electronic Voting Machine Fraud!


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


I have never been a fan of electronic voting UNLESS there is a foolproof paper trail journaling system incorporated into it — and even then, I am always aware of the truism instilled into me in my early days at IBM: “you can’t make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious“!

Getting ANY electronic voting machine to commit FRAUD, i.e., slew the vote in one direction or another, is a piece of cake. Trivial!

I actually do know what I am talking about. Given that I am actually quite modest (despite all evidence to the contrary) I will keep the stating of my computer credentials to a bare minimum. I started programming, in anger, in October 1969, when I had just turned 16. The programs were inputed via 7-track Paper Tape into a (British) ICL computer. I got my B. Sc. (Hons) in Computer Technology from the University of Wales in June 1974, aged 20. I went to work for IBM, at their Hursley Research Lab, on August 27, 1974 — a week prior to my 21st birthday (and starting my working life on a Bank Holiday Monday, and getting paid for it since I was on salary). I got my M. Sc. (Distinction) in Computer Science from the University of London in 1979. You know that extremely annoying serial number entering scheme you have to perform IF you ever buy any ‘expensive’ PC software legitimately. I developed the very first instance of that while working for IBM in 1978. See below for a U.S. Patent Office transcript that identifies me ‘Guruge’ and IBM as the initial ‘discoverer’. I didn’t make any money from it because I worked for IBM and the ‘ip’ belonged, quite rightly, to them. You can find the rest of my story on ‘Google’. Lets just say that I know my computers and in 1972 got banned for a month from using any of the computers at the University when they found out that I was HACKING into them — not to get any information BUT to ‘steal’ more computing time, those being the days when computing power was at a premium and computer access was thus RATIONED and closely monitored.


Lets just start with this list on Wikipedia of DOCUMENTED instances of electronic voting machine ‘issues’ — my interest being in all of the UNDOCUMENTED, stealth, successful scams.

Here is another story you might want to check out:

Click to read the article.

IF you have ANY interest as to whether YOUR vote will count on Tuesday, you should watch THESE videos on YouTube.

Click to access the YouTube videos.


Testing and certification means NOTHING and the videos (above) will demonstrate that to you.

So, why am I so PARANOID. Because, I can, right now, without hardly giving it much thought, tell you of 4 or 5 ways in which I can design some software that will be UNDETECTABLE!

But, here is what makes it real, real scary, especially for people like me (in the know).

I am at best a decent, above average computer scientist.

There are people out there a BILLION TIMES smarter than me!

If I can work out how to create fraudulent, undetectable software, there are folks, some in Russia, Hungary, India and China, who are way, way, way ahead of me. That is why I worry.

YOU take it from there.


Just one of the U.S. patents that cites ME as the original creator of authentication software (in 1978).
Click to visit the U.S. Patent Office search engine. Type in ‘Guruge’. The rest is history.