Monday, February 25, 2019

FINISH THIS JOKE: Huawei Walks Into a London Pub…

An interesting item in the U.K. Register (read the article here):
Coinciding with the German crunch talks, Huawei's previously quiet management has been giving pointed interviews with German and British news publications to push their case.
Given that the interviews are indeed "pointed," it's just a matter of time before one clever interviewer asks the KEY QUESTION: “Then, why hasn’t Huawei offered a million-dollar bounty to anyone who can demonstrate a back door into Huawei’s products?

So maybe the interview takes place in a London pub. Great prize to anyone who gives the best answer. My own answers:
1.  The Huawei exec hands the reporter a briefcase containg $1 million in cash and says, "Don't print that question and the million bucks is yours."
2.  A CIA operative in the stool near them shouts, "Because the U.S. government does not want to give up our access to Huawei's back door and have someone divulge it." 
Take a shot at YOUR answer and win a GREAT PRIZE.

Monday, February 4, 2019

The First Live SCAM Call of 2019

Never say "Hello" or "Yes" on blocked incoming phone calls. Normally, I never answer them. When I do, I say "Speak!" For some reason, the robo-dialers don't register the word and don't connect. Here's my first live scammer of 2019. Another rule: When the caller says, "This is your oldest grandson," don't blurt out the name of your oldest grandson. Here's my masterful handling of this scam caller. Forgive my profanity at the end. To my credit, I didn't use the "F" word. Just the "S" word. Damn, I set a goal not to use profanity in 2019. Oops, that's two, counting the Damn. Eek, that's three now. WTF. Okay, here's the conversation. My rule for personal development: I don't count the number of curses multiplied by the number of people who view the following:

Yep, they're alive and well out there.