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11/24/2017
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John Klossner
John Klossner
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John Klossner has been drawing technology cartoons for more than 15 years. His work regularly appears in Computerworld and Federal Computer Week. His illustrations and cartoons have also been published in The New Yorker, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal. Web site: ... View Full Bio

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Rocco920
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11/24/2017 | 9:43:22 AM
"Nailed it!"
"Nailed it!"
andrew.spencer.itd
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11/24/2017 | 11:35:09 AM
The perils of product testing
"Here ya go! Time to release to our customer base for A/B testing!"
"Uhhhmm.. I don't think that's a bug or feature... Time to rethink funding for QA... and my management decisions..."
sngs7dan
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11/27/2017 | 10:03:42 AM
caption contest
But I am Santa Clause. not Hammer Claws!
millsmd1
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11/27/2017 | 11:25:08 AM
Bolt-on Security
"Look boss! We were able to nail on security!"
acampbell448
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acampbell448,
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11/27/2017 | 3:01:56 PM
VR?
Boss I think the new VR based toy building tool needs some work yet!
2huka
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11/27/2017 | 4:23:40 PM
'Tis the Season (to beTesting)
Eddie, I said I wanted a pen test on the perimeter of the workshop, not the toys.  Besides, I was talking to Tom in IT.
geek213
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11/28/2017 | 4:37:38 PM
We had 3D printers at elf school!
We had 3D printers at elf school!
ktersigni
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11/29/2017 | 11:46:51 AM
Last brick!!!
Here's the last brick of the corporate firewall....It's impenetrable!
InfoSecurityMaster
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11/30/2017 | 8:43:08 AM
Pen Test
FireWALL? I thought you said Pen Test the FirePLACE....
mrhalstead
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11/30/2017 | 12:36:56 PM
Caption Contest
The toy virtually every kid will want this year.
Private Danny Weems
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Private Danny Weems,
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11/30/2017 | 1:47:17 PM
Throw it!
When you suspect a malware attack, you throw it at your screen. Then the bad guys can't see your data!
maba8151
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11/30/2017 | 4:34:54 PM
Caption Contest
You woke me up for another bricked device?
moberdacker152
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12/1/2017 | 8:36:15 AM
This is what you get
This is what you get when you promote a career Krampus elf.
bywells
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12/1/2017 | 9:13:47 AM
Economics
Hey Santa, due to the rising price of coal the engineering department came up with this as a gift for those on the naughty list.
m0lotov
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12/1/2017 | 9:23:40 AM
Name That Toon: 'Tis The Season
Elf: "Look! It's a new addition to the Linksys EA series!"
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12/1/2017 | 1:58:43 PM
the first mouse Steve Jobs created in his Garage... before Wozniak re-built it.
the first mouse Steve Jobs created in his Garage... before Wozniak re-built it.
jrig1842
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12/4/2017 | 8:52:15 AM
Name That Toon: "Tis the Season"
"Santa, I can't build a thing with these VR glasses!"
imagez
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12/4/2017 | 11:03:21 AM
Name That Toon: 'Tis the Season
Hey Santa,

I was opening some ports in out fire (brick) wall and some of the NAT configuration is not going well!!! It was really tough and some sparks flew and there was some pretty blue smoke!!!!
fallenangyl
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12/4/2017 | 1:33:28 PM
cartoon post
Hey Santa, I think the new guy needs some training.

 
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12/4/2017 | 4:21:46 PM
Entry to Name That Toon
Connected Chimneys - IoT Sensors Prototype
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12/14/2017 | 7:49:38 PM
Re: Entry to Name That Toon
Santa: "How about a unicorn coming out of a monitor instead?"
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12/6/2017 | 9:37:36 AM
Name That Toon
Santa, what do you think about the new prototype for Virtual Reality: Cracker Barrel???

 

 
chip1805
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12/7/2017 | 12:50:39 AM
'Tis the Season
In hindsight, Santa should have listened to the IT department and trained all the users before rolling out the new VR headsets.
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12/7/2017 | 3:03:38 AM
Nailed it!
"Look Santa, I just fixed all the security loopholes."

 

 "Yea Yea, You just nailed it." 
Meleon42
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12/8/2017 | 11:34:51 AM
all about perception
We've been thinking about this all wrong, Mr C!  It's all about perception. Give everyone good VR glasses and we can convince them this block of wood is their desired gift. Think of the ROI!!!
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12/8/2017 | 1:10:00 PM
Hardened
and so they "Hardened the Shop for GDPR Compliance" just like you told us....
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12/11/2017 | 11:50:05 AM
Virtually
Hey Mr. C.,

Christmas is virtually in the bag!
mark.reedy
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12/11/2017 | 4:43:26 PM
Look what I bought!
Look what I bought Santa! I might not know how to use it or what it does but there was a 97% End of Year discount!
cybermonk
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12/12/2017 | 12:44:55 PM
Outsourcing
That's it, next year we start outsourcing toy production.
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12/12/2017 | 3:37:22 PM
Caption
Gee, these virtual reality goggles work great!!! 
cwatters432
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12/15/2017 | 1:00:26 PM
Looks like the Augmented Reality Acupuncture Barbie is ready to ship!
Looks like the Augmented Reality Acupuncture Barbie is ready to ship!
jacey41
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12/15/2017 | 1:38:55 PM
Name That Toon: 'Tis the Season
This is kid proof! You wanna to test to make sure it is also adult proof?
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12/20/2017 | 10:16:47 AM
Caption Contest
Santa loses his shirt when his Reality startup doesn't live up to the VR experience.
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12/20/2017 | 11:55:24 PM
'Tis the Season
I just finished the prototype with our Series A funding, Santa. If we tell the investors we're coming out with a cloud version and call it next gen, I'm sure we'll get a Series B round.
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12/21/2017 | 3:50:37 PM
Caption Contest
Kim Jong-un and his Wanna Cry hackers won't see this coming. It's magic, Santa. Every time I hammer a nail in, a cybersecurity professional earns a white hat. 
Mogden24
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12/21/2017 | 3:50:44 PM
Caption Contest
Kim Jong-un and his Wanna Cry hackers won't see this coming. It's magic, Santa. Every time I hammer a nail in, a cybersecurity professional earns a white hat. 
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12/27/2017 | 12:24:44 PM
Hey Santa, Here's your IoT device
Hey Santa, here's your IoT device. Hit this nail to monitor what the elves are doing. Hit this one to track Rudolph and the sleigh. Oh, and don't worry, I set your password. It's "Santa123456."
Joe Stanganelli
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12/30/2017 | 10:21:53 PM
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"We'll just make the same assumptions as every other tech company about VR adoption."
Joe Stanganelli
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12/30/2017 | 10:23:52 PM
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"Mrs. Claus, will you marry me?"
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12/30/2017 | 10:24:43 PM
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"It's the beta version. We'll sell the headsets with the upgrade."
Joe Stanganelli
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12/30/2017 | 10:27:06 PM
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"On the bright side, I just caught a Mew!"
Joe Stanganelli
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12/31/2017 | 9:56:01 PM
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"Not bad for a Monday Christmas!"
JasonF217
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1/2/2018 | 11:27:26 AM
Tis the Season
We can make millions packaging a bunch of pieces of crap together into a new product!
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1/2/2018 | 11:35:47 AM
Re: Tis the Season
Rolf Harris caught wearing a Santa outfit.
kpensacola
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1/3/2018 | 1:44:23 PM
My late post
Jingle drones on about nothing as Santa dreams of off-season when nothing elf matters.
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