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Re: [opensuse] Re: This is OT, but you guys are gonna love this one!!
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 22:20:15 -0500
  • Message-id: <45A6FE6F.6080106@xxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:
> On Thursday 11 January 2007 18:39, James Knott wrote:
>
>> George Stoianov wrote:
>>
>>>> #1 How can I know that the software that I install is the same as
>>>> what the
>>>> source is?
>>>>
>>>> #2 How many of us Linux users would recognized a backdoor if he
>>>> saw one?
>>>>
>>> #3 Why the NSA why not some international security body or industry
>>> institution?
>>>
>> The NSA is the security body for the U.S. Government.
>>
>
> "The?" As in "only one?"
>
> And "security body?" They're charge is "signals intelligence," i.e.
> intelligence derived from intercepting communications, mostly
> electronic, both over-the-air and via the Internet and telephone
> networks. Naturally, this leads them to extensive cryptanalysis and
> cryptographic work.
>

Well, in this context anyway. There's of course the CIA, FBI and military.
>
>
>> You want Dubya to trust some other country to ensure his "goofs" get
>> covered up? ;-)
>>
>
> You don't know what I want w.r.t. the 43rd president of the U.S. (By
> which I mean I don't want you to know what I want w.r.t. the 43rd
> president of the U.S...)
>
>

Notice that when he talked about mistakes yesterday, he didn't mention
hanging chad? ;-)

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