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Comment: Re:Must be an alternate earth. (Score 1) 441

by GuanoBoy (#47733233) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
I think the Russian word for it is "vranyo" - The speaker, Joe Green in this case, is lying, we know he is lying, he knows that we know, yet he continues to lie. There are certainly some very intelligent and competent techies are from overseas, but that does not describe most of them.

Comment: Re:Given they've bowed to Chinese pressure (Score 1) 256

by GuanoBoy (#31015858) Attached to: Mozilla Accepts Chinese CNNIC Root CA Certificate

Y...if you are on Windows, but if you are on Windows the CNNIC certificate is probably not the most significant of your security worries... :)

Agreed. BTW, the CNNIC cert is not included in the Firefox 3.6 package in PCLinuxOS. "Government Root Certificate Authority" (Taiwan) is included (despite a more sinister name) and a few other foreign companies are, but none are to be seen from CNNIC.

Comment: Tambora (Score 1) 451

by GuanoBoy (#30448638) Attached to: Yellowstone Supervolcano Larger Than First Thought
While a supervolcano explosion would kill hundreds of millions of people, mostly indirectly, it doesn't take such a large eruption to rain on the earth's parade. A Tambora- or Taupo-sized eruption would lower temperatures a few degrees causing famine in the developing world for years and killing millions.

"The pyramid is opening!" "Which one?" "The one with the ever-widening hole in it!" -- The Firesign Theatre