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Steve Ballmer Gives Ralph De La Vega a Very … Vigorous Greeting (Video)

Steve Ballmer is a big, high-energy dude. Takes up a lot of space. So if the Microsoft CEO came charging across the stage at you and gave you a powerful high-five with his right hand and simultaneously brought up his left, you’d flinch, too.

Here’s the scene from today’s AT&T presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show, when mobile chief Ralph de la Vega brought Ballmer up on stage. Via the smart guys at Geekwire:

But wait! I can hear you saying: Did Ballmer conclude his chat with his world-famous “developers!” shoutout?

Ina Fried has your answer:

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik