Two tales of all things

Quite sure there’s no need to even mention this – you’re au fait with the sort of thing.  Via Chuckles:

One – how they were hacked

Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring its temperature and cleanliness. The hackers got into the fish tank’s sensors and then to the computer used to control them, and from there to other parts of the casino’s network. The intruders were able to copy 10 gigabytes of data to somewhere in Finland.

Two – follow the money

The wasted and misspent money at NASA GISS and all climate research institutions is staggering. But what do you expect when you shovel money at herds of unqualified carpetbaggers?

NASA GISS, in the building over Tom’s Restaurant, used to have its own supercomputer, which are very expensive. Unfortunately, NASA GISS decided to hire unqualified incompetent friends for tech support.

I swear I am not making any of this up. I couldn’t possibly. I just don’t have that much of a comedic imagination.

One of the guys hired/promoted to provide tech support was the NASA GISS mail boy. He was a good kid so why not give him a high-paying tech job?

Similarly, a NASA GISS secretary was hired/promoted to provide tech support. She was very nice but c’mon.

4 comments for “Two tales of all things

  1. Distant Relative
    September 21, 2017 at 08:45

    How appropriate – hacking into a fish tank from Fin-land 🙂

    • September 21, 2017 at 10:04

      Groan.

    • Mudplugger
      September 21, 2017 at 15:30

      Or the lap-top from Lapland . . .

  2. September 21, 2017 at 14:40

    Sounds phishy to me.

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