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Comment: Pre-emptive waste (Score 1) 276

by scott_karana (#31181256) Attached to: Mozilla Debates Whether To Trust Chinese CA

While his concern is very real, if Firefox removes trust for that CA it loses market share in China.
And if that happens, then Firefox themselves have negated their own security benefits.
I think it's prudent to keep an eye on CNNIC for this very issue, but until suspect behavior is detected, I think that any rash moves on the part of Mozilla could be worse than what's currently seen.

Comment: Re:DNA samples/Chips in fingertips? (Score 2, Insightful) 131

by scott_karana (#30517628) Attached to: Malware and Botnet Operators Going ISP

Most sane datacenters will be extremely proactive about dealing with abuse complaints about spam, to say nothing about botnets, since they're the ones providing the IPs to the customers.
Capitalism typically makes it hard on the baddies here: datacenters do NOT want to lose saleable IPs to long-lasting blocks.

Comment: They could keep it without promoting it... (Score 1) 219

by scott_karana (#30293108) Attached to: Canadian Blood Services Promotes Pseudoscience

It's not like it would have been hard for them to acknowledge that it's just "popular myth" or something, and keep all the rest of their little attention-drawing page as it is.
People like idle little bits of trivia, even if they know there's no scientific basis.
"A+ people are pretty! Like me!" et cetera.

Comment: No engine. (Score 1) 496

by scott_karana (#29563113) Attached to: '09 Malibu Vs. '59 Bel Air Crash Test

Careful viewers will notice that there is no engine installed in the Bel Air.
I don't think the test is particularly enlightening, based on this fact. Sure, the engine block would still end up in the cabin, but its mass would have helped slow the crumpling of the hood.

All in all, an underwhelming "experiment".

If it smells it's chemistry, if it crawls it's biology, if it doesn't work it's physics.

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