Let me guess: these Bit9 geniuses are all ex-RSA employees?
Try this: http://youtu.be/YxHcJTs2Sxk
I just looked on Wikipedia for what happened on October 28, 2012, and there's nothing there! The 29th doesn't look very complete either. Jeez, how sloppy. So clearly it's not finished yet...
I can see people eventually using these as 'windows' on interior walls. Now we just need 4K video feeds from scenic locations like Yosemite Valley and we can all enjoy the view!
That beachfront property I bought in West Virginia will be worth millions! Going to go out and buy a surfboard today! And will go buy a Hummer 2 to speed things along! Surf's up, dude!
Well, that was a fairly lame article...
Anyway, I interviewed with Microsoft back in 1989 or 1990, and it appears that things have changed since then. Back then, they definitely were more focused on technical questions. I don't remember anyone asking anything about customers or business or communications. It was all technology, with a bit of design thrown in. The position wasn't even a hard-core programming job. Since I was a few years out of college, the customer/business/communications questions would have been nice, since I would probably would have been better positioned to answer those than the college seniors, as my then current job had me working with customers a lot. Their recruiting group was horribly disorganized back then also -- they switched recruiters and the job at the last minute, so no one (myself, the recruiter, the interviewers) was properly prepared. I suppose they've probably fixed that since then... One of the weirdest things was the "cult of Bill" -- whenever you asked a question, the answer seemed to always be prefaced with something like, "Well, Bill thinks that..." Even questions that had nothing to do with technology or Microsoft, like "what do people in Redmond do for fun?" "Well, Bill thinks that being fit and active helps the brain, so a lot of us like to mountain bike..."
I'm sorry, what were you saying? I was, uh, solving problems...
They can take my encrypted files and index, reproduce, modify, publish, etc them to their heart's content! I really look forward to seeing derivative works created from my gpg-encrypted files! Similarly, I can't wait to browse to web pages publicly displaying the contents of someone else's 700MB encrypted file; reading that will be a great cure for insomnia!
But more seriously, I can see Google wanting to have some capabilities for their ad/marketing businesses, but some of these (create derivative works, modify, publish, publicly display?) are really unnecessary. Looks like the product manager forgot to review the ToS after the lawyers were done with it. Oops.
Does the movie contain anyone ordering food in a restaurant like this?
"It's not the job of Russian security firms to know where our security holes are"
And also, Macs only get malware "when you hold it wrong"
Yeah, I've used it for a few trips, and it does make you have really weird, bizarre dreams. Crazy stuff. I'm not sure I would go back on it. I didn't go psychotic or anything, but I'm a pretty even-keeled person. Anything that affects your brain that much could definitely have bigger consequences for someone who's a bit unstable to begin with.
But you probably didn't get that root password as part of the interviewing process. That's what I'm talking about!
I imagine your usage of that password will be just as ethical as theirs, too. So yeah, fair trade.
Oh, completely ethical! Trust me! I just want to validate you all are a company that I want to be part of. As part of that analysis, I'll be poking around your servers to ensure that you have the proper security, logging, and auditing set up correctly. And review your financial and accounting software. And I want to make sure that you're friends with the right sort of other companies, and that you're not posting any inappropriate or obscene files on your servers, of course. Don't want to join a company and later have it blow up in a security or financial scandal. I mean really, I can't afford to have my reputation tarnished by being associated with *that* kind of company, can I?
Right after you give me the root password to the company's servers!
Seems like a fair trade to me...
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