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CISSP - C/D?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:14 (twelve years ago) link

total idiot badge

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:16 (twelve years ago) link

"hey look at me I spent a minimum of $500+ to take a multiple choice vocabulary test"

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

many colleagues agree with me on this just in case you think I'm being bitter or something

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

the clash vs. carl craig

max, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:24 (twelve years ago) link

What kind of "professional development" should I do on the job's tab?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:26 (twelve years ago) link

4. bottled booze of choice for home consumption?

gr8080, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:27 (twelve years ago) link

Hillary, Edwards or Obama?

milo z, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:27 (twelve years ago) link

Please name some certifications in your field that you approve of

Heave Ho, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:27 (twelve years ago) link

tombot what do i do with my life
i wanna make the big bucks

bell_labs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:29 (twelve years ago) link

:(

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:30 (twelve years ago) link

oooh, good question. How should I sell out? I want to work 40-45 hours a week and not really care about my job when I'm not there. Low stress levels preferred.

milo z, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

the clash vs. carl craig

Even if an internet jukebox had it, I would probably not go and make everybody else listen to The Secret Tapes of Dr. Eich in a bar, despite totally loving that whole album. Also I have never picked up any girls by dancing with them to Carl Craig. So The Clash. Also, Lock The Taskbar.

tombot what do i do with my life
i wanna make the big bucks

You are probably more aware of your options than I am so I'm just going to tell you that you're probably being risk averse or avoiding a difficult decision. My best decisions, in hindsight, have all been made during times of high stress and tension in my life, because those are the times when you realize making a strong commitment is the only way to save you from yourself. No reward without risk.

What kind of "professional development" should I do on the job's tab?

Quit worrying about which program and just matriculate in one. You think I woke up one day and decided to be a cleared government analyst? Fuck no. Somebody hands you a ball, you run with it, son.

Hillary, Edwards or Obama?

Today, Obama. My main thing I love about this dude is what some writer said about him doing for ties what Kennedy did for hats, e.g. make it completely acceptable to never wear one.

Please name some certifications in your field that you approve of

Certs like CISSP are crap because they don't actually make you qualified to do anything but talk about the CISSP body of knowledge. The only certs in my "field" that make sense as a job requirement are the ones dealing specifically with vendor tech monkey work like DBA, MCSE, CCNA, etc. Like having a license to operate a car or plane or a gun.

4. bottled booze of choice for home consumption?

Please be more specific. Most often lately it's whatever looks interesting out of the corner store beer cooler since they're always carrying some weird stuff from all over the world. OB from Korea is actually pretty good, comes in heavy brown 330ml bottles, and Saku from Estonia in the .5L.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:52 (twelve years ago) link

How should I sell out?

Start by asking for more money at your current job.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:55 (twelve years ago) link

do you like Shōchū?

gr8080, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:13 (twelve years ago) link

or for Soju for that matter.

gr8080, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:14 (twelve years ago) link

I'm not matriculating in a program; I can just take some classes for free.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:16 (twelve years ago) link

Not as much as Soju. There's a joint about three blocks from my house that has excellent dweiji bulgogi and sojutinis that they mix with real korean fruit beverages incl. aloe and those little yogurt drink shots. If I was the kind of guy who got off work at reasonable hours I would be at their happy hour at least once a week chowing down on discount dumplings.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

ha @ gr80

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

JW if you can take some classes for free I recommend anything that interests you that is outside the realm of computers and requires you to write and present cohesive arguments

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:18 (twelve years ago) link

those would be actual real job skills that you don't have to re-learn every five years

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:18 (twelve years ago) link

I am taking this thread too seriously!!

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

have you ever seen any really awesome secret things in your work. please rate the awesomeness on a scale of 1-10. also please do the same w/disturbing. thx

jhøshea, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:36 (twelve years ago) link

I'm actually an ok technical writer.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:42 (twelve years ago) link

I just don't argue with shutins.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:42 (twelve years ago) link

Anyway, it has to be approved by the bossman. Maybe some kind of BUSINESS/PEOPLE SKILLS class might pass muster?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:43 (twelve years ago) link

take some business classes about project management and engineering econ!

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:44 (twelve years ago) link

learn you some IRR

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:45 (twelve years ago) link

have you ever seen any really awesome secret things in your work. please rate the awesomeness on a scale of 1-10. also please do the same w/disturbing. thx

I have seen some stuff that was really awesome. I would say an 8.
The stuff I find most disturbing in my work is not really a secret and mostly has to do with criminal cases, corruption and/or widespread waste of tax $$$. I would say probably a 6 at the highest though since I've heard much more terrifying shit from real private sector folks especially at the big auditing and consultancy businesses.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:48 (twelve years ago) link

OB from Korea is actually pretty good

yes!

jergïns, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:58 (twelve years ago) link

csi vs law and order?

chaki, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:59 (twelve years ago) link

CI vs. SVU vs OG

milo z, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:14 (twelve years ago) link

what human character trait do you most despise?

estela, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:17 (twelve years ago) link

I'll break it down.

CSI (og) vs L&O (og): CSI, easy. Original L&O not nearly nerdy enough and I have developed strong antipathy for Sam Waterston over the years. I also have a crush on at least half the cast of CSI including the black dude.

Miami vs SVU : if we take the spinoffs in chronological order this is the next logical matchup but to me it's simply no contest. Sorry SVU, you're moving down a weight class.

NY vs SVU : Gary Sinise is clearly phoning it in here. OTOH, so is Ice-T. The belt goes to Hargitay over Kararnakiesideezits even though I will never be able to get over Meloni as the chef of Camp Firewood (teacher of the New Way, fondler of sweaters and owner of dick cream).

Miami vs CI : This is a tough one. I liked Cochrane a lot but his character got killed. I thought Noth was boring until he started teaming up with Alicia Witt (smash). Boti Bliss (smash) doesn't show up enough on Miami. D'Onofrio's schtick took some getting used to but hasn't gotten old like Caruso's has. If Khandi Alexander wasn't on Miami, this wouldn't even be a real question, actually.

So in the end it looks like L&O 2-1 over CSI. Really that should be more of a draw, though, since I'll often watch something else over either svu or ny, making it 1-1.

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:19 (twelve years ago) link

what human character trait do you most despise?

The herd instinct.

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:22 (twelve years ago) link

what cat character trait do you most despise?

estela, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:23 (twelve years ago) link

Their thorough disregard for the tidiness of anything but their own hair.

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:26 (twelve years ago) link

lol, so true

estela, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:27 (twelve years ago) link

who will win, usa or china?

, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:19 (twelve years ago) link

best games for ps2?

chaki, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:24 (twelve years ago) link

who will win, usa or china?

Mars will be ours.

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:26 (twelve years ago) link

what brand of battery do you use? or are you rechargeable

jaxon, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:50 (twelve years ago) link

tombot what is your favorite:

song
album
movie
actor
sandwich
kind of sock
continent
animal
planet

latebloomer, Friday, 16 November 2007 02:02 (twelve years ago) link

you know who i hate on csi is that hipster creep who is always partnered up with emily procter.

omar little, Friday, 16 November 2007 02:26 (twelve years ago) link

is he the new detective? that guy has made the show unwatchable.

bnw, Friday, 16 November 2007 03:27 (twelve years ago) link

tombro, not a funny or particularly inspired question, but i might pick up a wii soon. what are your five must have games?

sanskrit, Friday, 16 November 2007 03:44 (twelve years ago) link

Which is better?

New York - LA
Edirol - Presonus
VA - MD
Pro Tools - Logic
Nocturbulous Behaviour - Journey to the Martian Polar Cap
Alice - Maude

Which is greater threat?

Water - Oil

laxalt, Friday, 16 November 2007 05:35 (twelve years ago) link

wow seriously I have some questions of my own now I think

1. wtf yall think I am the guy to ask these questions of, I just ban ppl
and make the angry at cunts
2. who is laxalt

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 07:16 (twelve years ago) link

best games for ps2?

Dragon Quest VIII
Rogue Galaxy
probably FF XII
I'm also enjoying Front Mission 4 at the moment
the Katamari games were also a lot of fun as I recall but you can kind of beat both of them in like three days

what brand of battery do you use? or are you rechargeable

I'm a copper topper. I used to go for el cheapo stuff until I woke up one day and like 6 crucial input devices in my house all used Bluetooth

what is your favorite:

song

oh man I have no idea

album

seriously no idea at all

movie

can't do it

actor

tie between jimmy stewart and owen wilson

sandwich

free

kind of sock

I have a ton of timberland crew socks in various colors that I picked up at OMG in manhattan like three years ago and I wear those pretty much every day. For weekend laziness I also have some of those nobbly ones with the tread pads on the bottom, I think possibly from ll bean or something. They don't make the timberland socks anymore so I'm going to have to find something else when these start wearing out.

continent

I like Europe. My favorite place in Europe is probably the Frankfurt Airport, though.

animal

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/1332573471_10ab231160_m.jpg

planet

Earth, I haven't been able to visit any other ones, also I heard you can't smoke anywhere else

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

I'll bite

Which is better?

New York - LA NY by miles duh
Edirol - Presonus don't use either
VA - MD virginia still lets you smoke in bars
Pro Tools - Logic don't use either
Nocturbulous Behaviour - Journey to the Martian Polar Cap C) Jeff Mills Live In Tokyo
Alice - Maude Maude is a much more interesting snapshot of America in its respective time frame and kind of amazing to think that it was ever a popular television show.

Which is greater threat?

Water - Oil Oil can't give you dysentery.

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 18:45 (twelve years ago) link

that was pretty good

+1 sb obv

bnw, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 02:10 (eight years ago) link

is the world a bleak and grim place

who is john nult? (dayo), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 02:34 (eight years ago) link

where do you get your ideas for babies?

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 02:54 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Do you think it would be easier to raise a boy or a girl?

A girl. I have been a boy. Boys are awful. Plus, I am the dad. Dads and daughters get along, right?

what do you think of the libyan no-fly zone.

I'm sick of playing world police.

is the world a bleak and grim place

Of course it is. People eat dogs and bathe in sewage.

where do you get your ideas for babies?

Top Gear re-runs.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 21 April 2011 20:35 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

How much lulzsec-type crap have you had to deal with, or used the opportunity to point out to idiotic higher-ups the need for evolved procedures?

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Thursday, 9 June 2011 07:53 (eight years ago) link

?

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 03:31 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

Wow!

What does one wear to a summery execution? Linen? (Michael White), Friday, 7 October 2011 20:57 (eight years ago) link

nine months pass...

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/americas-terrible-failing-grade-cyber-attack-readiness/story?id=16870064

are you guys just on MMOs all day like my friends at sony online

the late great, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 05:17 (seven years ago) link

your thoughts http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/all/1

caek, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 00:55 (seven years ago) link

my comments on the sitting DIRNSA are not appropriate

the honan hack just goes to prove that if your helpdesk sucks, all your other investments in protecting your customers are a complete waste

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 01:43 (seven years ago) link

What do you predict will be some hot looks for lanyards in 2013?

los blue jeans, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 02:08 (seven years ago) link

madras

El Tomboto, Thursday, 9 August 2012 02:15 (seven years ago) link

your question may have just cost my family an amount of money

El Tomboto, Thursday, 9 August 2012 02:17 (seven years ago) link

DDoSing stuff : anonymous :: nuclear missiles : north korea

El Tomboto, Thursday, 9 August 2012 02:23 (seven years ago) link

i see what you did there

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 9 August 2012 09:24 (seven years ago) link

that's not even a question

El Tomboto, Friday, 10 August 2012 04:36 (seven years ago) link

five years pass...

Perfection is a moving target.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:03 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

today i spotted a woman in her early 20s outside the university of glasgow wearing a white tshirt with the word 'TOMBOT' emblazoned across the chest

startled to see an eruption of ilx into real-life, i did a double-take and she caught me looking wide-eyed at her chest

it was v embarrassing

so i ask: tombot, was this an elaborate psyop to make me appear to be a dirty old man irl?

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:39 (one year ago) link

(it def read 'TOMBOT' and not 'TOMBOY' btw)

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:39 (one year ago) link

so let me amend my question: tombot, did you adopt this username as part of a longterm psyop involving international clothing chain topshop in order to troll me into staring at a woman's chest?

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:42 (one year ago) link

The overwhelming urge to hungrily ogle a woman's chest is perfectly natural for a boy your age. There's no need to blame Tombot or yourself.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:59 (one year ago) link

au contraire, i think there's every need to blame tombot for making me look like a sex pest out there on the bustling streets of scotland's largest city

MY city dammit

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:02 (one year ago) link

sure it wasnt MT city?

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:03 (one year ago) link

tombot's continued silence on this issue speaks volumes imo

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:27 (one year ago) link

No I did not make that shirt

But it is a good story

El Tomboto, Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

feels like exactly the kind of thing the man behind that shirt would say tbh

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:01 (one year ago) link

Also, best revive ever

El Tomboto, Thursday, 19 July 2018 22:48 (one year ago) link

And congratulations to darraghmac for the heyoooo

El Tomboto, Thursday, 19 July 2018 22:49 (one year ago) link

please, too kind, this is your night, too kind, etc

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Friday, 20 July 2018 00:04 (one year ago) link

tombot do you have any lanyard updates

i'm joining the lanyard crowd :(

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 20 July 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

The new look in 2018 is BATIK

I bought almost a dozen of them at the Petronas Towers gift shop last month. Many coworkers are looking very fashionable as a result.

El Tomboto, Friday, 20 July 2018 00:40 (one year ago) link

I'm thinking braided leather, kinda boloish

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 20 July 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

I’m thinking you’re on a path to destruction

El Tomboto, Friday, 20 July 2018 01:26 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

tombot what would the DoD do if the president ordered it to cease planning for/wasting money on climate change? just ignore it?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:09 (one year ago) link

Like squeezing jello. I’m challenged to think of the right wording of the order that would have to come down to make the entire defense apparatus pivot towards spending more money on fuel instead of spending less

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:23 (one year ago) link

especially since Mattis has a DEPSECDEF who has made a priority of running an actual audit of DoD expenditures

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:27 (one year ago) link

Has anything really changed since this? https://taskandpurpose.com/mattis-pentagon-ignoring-trumps-mandate-treat-climate-change-hoax/

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

ah, ty

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:05 (one year ago) link

Tombot is this bad or expected or both https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/us/politics/hackers-pentagon-weapons-systems.html

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

both and also the GAO is fond of completely ignoring defense-in-depth practices whenever they do an infused audit

PS the GAO's in-house daycare is called "tiny findings" which I love

El Tomboto, Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:36 (one year ago) link

infosec audit, that is - fuck you, autocorrect

El Tomboto, Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:37 (one year ago) link

“tiny findings”

i love that

the late great, Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:54 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

say i've found a procurement on https://www.fpds.gov/ that i'd like to know more details about. i have an "Award ID" and "Referenced IDV ID". is there some way i can read the original call for proposals, or winning bid? or just anything more than a bunch of mailing addresses and vendor identifies?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 28 June 2019 21:08 (five months ago) link

Have you tried ducking around on fedbizopps.gov?

El Tomboto, Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:57 (five months ago) link

They archive a lot of stuff there IIRC

El Tomboto, Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:57 (five months ago) link


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