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17 Responses to SNAFU

  1. Hermitage says:

    There is no ‘America, Fuck Yea!’ in the url, so clearly it’s fake.


  2. Juniper Shoemaker says:

    It only does that to Canadians. The solution is for us to annex you as planned.

  3. Bob O'H says:

    Do you get the same message with .gov domains?

  4. cromercrox says:

    I type this in Amsterdam while waiting for a connection to Zurich. I boarded at Norwich where the security is pernickity and exceptionally officious. The older I get the more I sympathise with John Lennon in ‘Imagine’ – yes, that’s me talking, the Right-Wing Maverick. No more countries. No more borders. Above us only sky. Full of KLM City Hoppers. those lovely little Fokkers. Bless.

    • Bob O'H says:

      The only time I’ve been pulled out for a security check was in Norwich International Airport. Oddly enough, I was flying back from Zurich.

      The sooner the UK gets into Schengen the better.

  5. ricardipus says:

    Not only does Firefox not trust that URL… that URL doesn’t trust Firefox either.

    Has your computer mysteriously lost a whole lot of files after this? Just wondering.

  6. Mermaid says:

    Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha. Needed that this morning. Thanks!

  7. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Hermitage – facepalm! How can I have been so stupid?!

    Juniper, see, my Canadian ISP clearly knew why Yanks should not be trusted…

    We have grolar bears now, though, so our igloos should be safe from attack.

    Bob, no, apparently I can trust the governments on both sides of the border (according to Firefox anyway). I guess this means the army has gone rogue and is no longer under government control?

    Cromercrox, crossing the US border on a British passport also made me wish for a world with no countries… it’s so much easier on a Canadian passport!

    Ricardipus, I imagine the army still uses IE6.

    No files missing as far as I can tell. I mean, I think I deleted those top secret Stealth Moose blueprints myself.

    Mermaid, always happy to help 🙂

  8. ricardipus says:

    Also: “I understand the risks.”

    That would include: cluster bombs, snipers, smart bombs, cruise missiles, etc. etc. etc. I suppose.

  9. Bob O'H says:

    I guess this means the army has gone rogue and is no longer under government control?

    Gone rogue? Does that mean it’s now being controlled by Palin?


  10. jim says:

    This happens because the US Military runs its own certificate server and doesn’t pay the browser companies to carry its root, like the commercial certificate companies (Verisign etc.) do.

    The browsers get their own back. If you don’t pay them, they tell their users not to trust you.

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