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2/6/2018
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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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ianrod
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ianrod,
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2/6/2018 | 10:32:40 AM
Caption
About that Meltdown patch...
JohnM217
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JohnM217,
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2/6/2018 | 5:20:26 PM
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It looks like John fell victim to a sinkhole attach.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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2/12/2018 | 1:52:22 PM
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Fred and Irma realized that the company's termination protocol had turned severe. 
oak2sfo
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oak2sfo,
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3/3/2018 | 7:46:04 PM
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1. She was so concerned about the glass ceiling but didn't pay attention to the glass floor. 

2. Didn't we say creating a building with glass walls and floors was a bad idea - let that be a lesson not to "Think Different".
Vexel
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Vexel,
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2/6/2018 | 10:38:41 AM
Caption Contest Entry
"We should've read the 'Rules of Engagement' section for the Penetration Testing more closely."
jthomaj
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jthomaj,
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2/7/2018 | 7:59:53 AM
Name That Toon
'Mind the gender gap'
DavidRandolph
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DavidRandolph,
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2/7/2018 | 4:52:02 PM
Caption
I told him not to print out the security policies.
alwrick
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alwrick,
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2/8/2018 | 1:44:12 PM
Deep Learning as a caption?
What do you mean Deep Learning?
FKREITZBERG980
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FKREITZBERG980,
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2/8/2018 | 7:34:19 PM
Caption Contest Entry
John was checking his 401K. Market must be down again.
33jjj
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33jjj,
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2/10/2018 | 7:08:21 PM
Name That Toon
The fall quarter seems to really be getting to him.
michaelgop
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michaelgop,
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2/12/2018 | 11:47:20 AM
Correction
Don't worry, it's just a market correction. He'll bounce back...
BrianN060
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BrianN060,
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2/12/2018 | 12:55:02 PM
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Second thoughts about the company's early retirement offer?
glitz
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glitz,
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2/12/2018 | 4:05:06 PM
Caption Contest
I thought they patched that vulnerabilty!
DocSwamp
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DocSwamp,
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2/12/2018 | 5:49:45 PM
Caption Contest
I think the Cyber Security folks set the Virus definition sensitivity a little too high. I thought she only had a cold.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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2/13/2018 | 8:56:31 AM
Re: Caption Contest
Bill realized his delete key indeed held magical powers.
jabeatty
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jabeatty,
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2/13/2018 | 9:23:11 AM
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Wow. Dave really isn't here, man.
MarileeP681
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MarileeP681,
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2/13/2018 | 9:58:08 AM
He should have made a new pot of coffee when he took the last cup.
He should have made a new pot of coffee when he took the last cup.
thuddome
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thuddome,
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2/13/2018 | 10:06:18 AM
Cartoon
The new content filtering system seems a little harsh...
StephenP787
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StephenP787,
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2/13/2018 | 2:21:36 PM
cartoon contest
Thats a heavy workload...
ankavosk
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ankavosk,
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2/14/2018 | 9:14:55 AM
Cartoon Contest Application
And I totally forgot that the Automation Policy has been approved.
ankavosk
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ankavosk,
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2/14/2018 | 9:17:22 AM
Cartoon Contest Application
When you take mining seriously. 
NCAdmin
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NCAdmin,
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2/14/2018 | 10:55:13 AM
Name that toon caption
I warned him that his programming was code heavy!
jehall6
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2/14/2018 | 1:58:10 PM
Name that Toon: Disappearing Act
See management has completed the annual cyber security budget review and apparently has made some cuts!
broganj23
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2/14/2018 | 3:32:22 PM
Dark Web
I guess Bob was serious when he said he was going to join an underground network of criminals on the dark web
Samtheseagull
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2/14/2018 | 6:43:25 PM
name that toon
Think Clark has slliiped out for a while, can you email site service, Bob.
mwrightinmt
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mwrightinmt,
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2/15/2018 | 11:53:33 AM
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Turns out Bob's job really does suck.
THowcroft
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THowcroft,
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2/16/2018 | 10:27:35 AM
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Efforts to encourage the use of "active desks" have yet to prove effective.
jridgeii
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jridgeii,
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2/16/2018 | 12:58:52 PM
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One agent too many was installed on Bob's desktop.
lakers85
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lakers85,
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2/19/2018 | 2:51:22 PM
Dily Dily
Welcome to the pit of misery.
lakers85
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2/19/2018 | 2:51:37 PM
Dily Dily
Welcome to the pit of misery.
Kristendean80
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2/19/2018 | 10:17:03 PM
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So let's just apply the security patch and you will see that nothing....................................happens!!
johnnyairforce
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johnnyairforce,
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2/20/2018 | 2:24:53 PM
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Bob's projects always seem to fall through.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/20/2018 | 10:40:20 PM
js1
"I think I found our security gap."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/20/2018 | 10:42:48 PM
js2
"Wow. Our social media pages really blew up after that last post."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/21/2018 | 1:37:58 AM
js3
"I warned them the new guy wouldn't know AWS from a hole in the ground."
jehall6
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jehall6,
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2/21/2018 | 1:55:20 PM
Name That Toon: Disappearing Act
Looks like the last website Bob visited sent him to a DNS Blackhole.
dbweir19
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dbweir19,
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2/21/2018 | 5:21:41 PM
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40 years ago when Phil's helicopter crashed deep in the jungles of Borneo he survived for weeks alone using nothing but the primitive traps and hunting techniques he learned from jungle people.  He never thought these same skills would be useful in corporate world.
sporter117
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2/22/2018 | 3:02:23 PM
To Cheryls surprise, the Artificial Intelligence vendor never said to reinforce the floors...
To Cheryl's surprise, the Artificial Intelligence vendor never said to reinforce the floors...
CharlesB750
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CharlesB750,
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2/23/2018 | 2:19:32 PM
Name That Toon: Disappearing Act
Corporate reorgs and position eliminations.  You are NEVER prepared when it happens to you....
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/25/2018 | 9:35:02 PM
js4
"I told him all that cryptomining would crash his system."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/26/2018 | 9:36:29 PM
js5
"I'll miss Ted. Of all our administrators, he had the most impact."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/26/2018 | 9:38:24 PM
js6
"I understand why people want to move to the cloud, but we've already sunk so many costs into our legacy systems."
chip1805
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chip1805,
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2/27/2018 | 6:33:14 PM
Comment
HR is getting aggressive about the office moves lately
chip1805
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chip1805,
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2/27/2018 | 6:44:48 PM
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Terry Tate takes his office game to the next level
chip1805
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chip1805,
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2/27/2018 | 6:50:34 PM
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Marketing did say "feel free to drop in any time".
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/27/2018 | 11:35:39 PM
js7
"Is this what you meant by a hole-istic approach to threat management, Jerry?"
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/27/2018 | 11:38:00 PM
js8
"I hate having the cube right outside the boss's underworld gate."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/27/2018 | 11:39:14 PM
js9
"We're still waiting on a patch."
Joe Stanganelli
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2/27/2018 | 11:43:43 PM
js10
"It's where we keep our compliance documentation. So now when an auditor shows up, you know exactly where to tell them to go."
FreeTim
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FreeTim,
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2/28/2018 | 2:07:52 PM
Work Load
Tim's work load REALLY WAS much too high.
FreeTim
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FreeTim,
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2/28/2018 | 2:12:11 PM
Memcache massive UDP attack
Memcache massive UDP attack overloads Tim's desktop beta server.
FreeTim
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FreeTim,
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2/28/2018 | 2:15:12 PM
Memcache
Massive UDP attack overloads Tim's Memcache open-port host.
FreeTim
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FreeTim,
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2/28/2018 | 2:26:24 PM
Kushner
Jared Kushner's desk corresponding to his updated security clearance.
FreeTim
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FreeTim,
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2/28/2018 | 2:34:41 PM
Kushner
Jared Kushner's access to deepest Secrets granted again; but not how he'd expected.
FreeTim
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2/28/2018 | 2:41:51 PM
Kushner
The sudden DOWNgrade will limit Kushner's ability to view Top Secret information.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/28/2018 | 10:44:33 PM
js11
"That's why I'm taking the severance package."
Joe Stanganelli
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2/28/2018 | 10:45:24 PM
js12
"At least it's Wednesday."
colad1930
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3/1/2018 | 12:49:36 AM
Re: js12
Sudden Missile falls on Syria. :(
JasonL926
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JasonL926,
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3/1/2018 | 3:26:49 PM
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Hard at work for that piece on bitcoin mining
JasonL926
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JasonL926,
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3/1/2018 | 3:28:51 PM
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Determined to strike bitcoin before lunch
JasonL926
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JasonL926,
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3/1/2018 | 3:31:59 PM
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The marketing department is mining for the blockchain again
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/1/2018 | 4:32:00 PM
js13
"Why do we need the crater on-prem, again?"
Joe Stanganelli
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3/1/2018 | 4:32:56 PM
js14
"They take downsizing very seriously here."
simmonsk133
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3/1/2018 | 4:35:59 PM
Cartoon
WOW! Too much blockchain!
simmonsk133
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simmonsk133,
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3/1/2018 | 4:37:16 PM
Cartoon
She just went out for pizza.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/2/2018 | 4:22:36 AM
js15
"The server's down."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/2/2018 | 4:25:06 AM
js16
"This is why we don't use tabs, Greg. This is why."
Joe Stanganelli
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3/2/2018 | 4:34:21 AM
js17
"You may have flamed Bob to a crisp, but you're still wrong."
muadhibs
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3/2/2018 | 9:46:28 AM
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Should we report a data leak now?
acoutts
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acoutts,
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3/2/2018 | 10:27:58 AM
GDPR
He's only exercising his Right to be Forgotten
rdtwombly
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rdtwombly,
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3/2/2018 | 12:05:16 PM
caption
I tried to tell him he was taking on too much.
Mrlauri
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Mrlauri,
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3/5/2018 | 12:03:43 PM
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Hey, why they say that image heave emails are no longer supported?
TT671
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TT671,
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3/5/2018 | 12:29:40 PM
Caption contest
Only 29 hours per week allowed?  That Affordable care act is tough.
tiskinty
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3/5/2018 | 1:17:37 PM
Caption Contest
"Well, there goes another cryptocurrency startup."
sljwampa
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sljwampa,
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3/7/2018 | 1:01:30 PM
Caption Contest
Who phished him?
Ace2010
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3/8/2018 | 12:11:16 PM
Caption Contest
Cyber thieves have found a new hole in the company's security to exploit
Joe Stanganelli
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3/8/2018 | 2:53:37 PM
js18
"I told him he should have forwarded that email."
Joe Stanganelli
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3/8/2018 | 2:54:38 PM
js19
"I'm not sure our BC/DR plan addresses this..."
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3/8/2018 | 3:50:06 PM
IDIDIT
Hey Bob Oh Hey Alex
Joe Stanganelli
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3/9/2018 | 1:19:16 AM
js20
"Well, I hope he saved his work."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/9/2018 | 1:21:13 AM
js21
"I warned him about using 'killall'!"
Joe Stanganelli
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3/9/2018 | 1:22:07 AM
js22
"Okay, who farted?"
strider871
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3/9/2018 | 10:41:07 AM
I knew we shouldn't have moved our office to Florida!
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TheLoneArranger
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TheLoneArranger,
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3/9/2018 | 6:50:49 PM
Name the Toon: Dissappearing Act
Bugger! Charlie had his ID stolen!
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3/14/2018 | 9:18:18 AM
Name That Toon: Disappearing Act
He found a pothole in the Dark Web...
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3/14/2018 | 1:46:00 PM
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"Guess there is a new opening in the department  . . . "
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