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Finally a bold contester for the “big bucks spent for nothing in a marketing movie”, “what did they think” and “you are so cool. NOT” categories.
Someone from the Windows 7 marketing team thought that the following movie would be funny and interesting. Well, it is not. Personally I feel so stupid spending 6:14 minutes trying to understand if there is a hidden message. I even tried to run it backwards and looked at other movies in this channel, trying to determine if this is indeed an original / legal
Microsoft publication (it looks legit).
They got the cast right: a young and an older women. The stereotypical geek and a black person (humm, is a real black person? ) but what about the plot?
Assaf just published his expert opinion on the nature of experts. Since I DO consider myself an expert in few areas, I feel that I have to explain what makes me an expert. It’s not the amount of reading (there’s always one more book) or opinions I’ve heard (where I’m coming from everyone is highly opinionated and has more than one opinion). It’s not the amount of studies I had (it took my wife less time to complete her DVM then it took me to get my B.sc). What makes me, as well as many others, an expert is the fact that I did many good mistakes and learned a lot a long the process. Thomas Edison once said, “I make more mistakes than anyone I know. And eventually I patent them.”
‘An unprecedented crisis‘ said Hank Paulson. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13590.html
‘American economy is facing unprecedented challenges‘ added a concerned George W. Bush http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,425261,00.html
“The Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson, will be granted unprecedented authority in the financial bailout plan” http://www.lockergnome.com/forsythe/2008/09/29/unprecedented-authority-granted-to-henry-paulson/
In a series of moves culminating overnight, Washington took an unprecedented step into the financial sector in a bid to steady an ailing housing market and ease a global credit crunch, analysts said. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24310593-20142,00.html
Tuesday, Paulson is spearheading an unprecedented global change as the Bush administration point man for the proposed $700 billion bailout of the U.S. financial industry as the economy reels from the credit crisis sparked by the national real estate slump and spiraling mortgage failure rates. http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2008-09-22-paulson-treasury_N.htm
But the $700bn (€480bn, £380bn) bail-out marks an unprecedented test of both the Democratic and Republican leadership in Congress, who are seeking to pass a proposal that they know will be unpopular among voters in an important election year and is opposed for ideological reasons by factions within both political parties. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2c86b58a-89a4-11dd-8371-0000779fd18c.html
Bush: ‘unprecedented challenges‘ call for ‘unprecedented action‘ http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpposted/archive/2008/09/19/bush-unprecedented-challenges-call-for-unprecedented-action.aspx
Because after all these exciting ‘unprecedented firsts‘ everything will be ‘precedented seconds’ or, in other words, bland.
We know each other for many years, we also worked together and some of us (read: me) choose a different path while others (read: Arik) are relocated to the other side of the world. We are too opinionated and share similar hobbies. Everything we do is somehow related to information and data security. While we work for very respectable companies, each a leader in its domain, we felt that some of our thoughts should be expressed from a neutral platform. We do not hide our identity but prefer to keep our employers aside.
This blog will be dedicated to everything we like. Welcome to our security pie.