Archive for Social and Political

Engineer vs. Management – Joke

Today’s Joke – Fri, 07 Jul 2017 A man is flying in a hot-air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces height and spots a man below. He lowers the balloon farther and shouts, “Excuse me! Can you tell me where I am?” The man below says: “Yes, you’re in a hot-air balloon, hovering […]

For Every Dream: Made in Iowa

A job at Electrolux was referred to as “the best job within 40 miles.”
Employees were paid up to $23 an hour with defined pensions, 401k plans, and excellent health insurance. Fathers and sons and brothers and sisters worked side by side for their entire careers.

Burger King ad too connected

Overly Connected Are we just too connected these days? This is a question that needs to be really thought about. In the past I have suggested we are just becoming to unaware of our connections.  While many will say I am a techno phoebe or I have issues with change or maybe I am just […]

Email scam targeting AOL users March 2017

AOL Scam Email indicating failed service charges Not a new scam but we wanted to put it up and remind people that  scams like these exist. If you get an email that looks like these you most likely wan to delete them. One thing you can do is check out the link in most emails by […]

Have you thought about  the actual cost to a business of a data breach?

Data Breach The costs visible and hidden Beyond the financial costs many business suffer their reputation. Check out this story by Guy Clapperton from the Naked Security.  It may be eye-opening or even jaw dropping. Cisco has released the 10th of its annual cybersecurity reports, leading some publications to scream that security breaches can cost […]

Jack in the box sells 544 Million of these and I can’t even get one.

Jack in the Box tacos It is not good food it is a pure addiction. Imagine taking an already unhealthy food item and deep-frying it. They are crunch and soggy at the same time. It is not a love for good food but an addiction to a texture and flavor. This is a bit of […]

Russia Hacking America started with Phishing Attacks

Russia hacks and the government waits till now to do something. USA knew about the attacks early but apparently did nothing until the election was over. I do not support interference from outsiders to our political process, but if the government knew it was happening maybe they should have tried to bring the American people […]

GOP chairman open to some regulation of internet devices

GOP chairman open to some regulation of internet devices A Republican chairman says he’s open to a “certain level of regulation” on internet-connected devices to prevent a repeat of a recent major cyberattack. But Rep. Greg Walden (Ore.) also said new cybersecurity rules might not be enough. “While I’m not taking certain level of regulation […]

Before you vote – Do you think you have a good job?

Is your job this good? This article is a few years old but it is a nice reminder of what we are giving an individual when we send them to Washington.  If you think the person you are voting for deserves these type of perks, and is doing the right thing for you then go […]

DDOS attacks raise questions from lawmakers — FCW

In the wake of last weeks distributed denial-of-service attack that crippled high-profile websites by attacking underlying infrastructure…

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