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4/28/2017
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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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BrooklynNellie2
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4/28/2017 | 9:00:49 AM
Not Java?
The new Starbucks unicorn frapaccino 3D ad is very realistic. I think they programmed it in CoffeeScript.
zlatka
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5/15/2017 | 1:32:19 PM
Re: Not Java?
"these new 3d monitors make the picture really pop out at you!"
papa.surf
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6/9/2017 | 4:24:49 PM
Re: Not Java?
I know they've warned us about "trojan horses" messing up the computers but this thing is totally ridiculous.
TwangGuru
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4/29/2017 | 2:14:09 PM
Cartoon caption
All I did was press "Escape"!
dtm247
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4/29/2017 | 5:01:34 PM
New Unix OS
UnixCorn - Take your OS to the third dimension!
North2AK
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North2AK,
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4/30/2017 | 7:41:43 PM
419 Bait
Hey this guy online says I won some money!  He says he's the Prince of Podunkistan.
DaveRHowe
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5/1/2017 | 5:31:31 AM
Hey Guys...
Hey Guys; I finally managed to find a candidate for that cybersecurity vacancy!
kasstri
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kasstri,
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5/1/2017 | 8:42:46 AM
Cyrillic keyboard
Very interesting information, worth recommending.
JB0412
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5/1/2017 | 2:29:19 PM
Cartoon Caption
It looks like my tailored solution just came through.
camerobabe
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camerobabe,
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5/1/2017 | 3:16:55 PM
Name That Toon: Screen Sharing
I found the REAL Fantasy Football site!
justanotherengineer
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5/1/2017 | 7:21:30 PM
Now THAT is Penetration Testing!
Now THAT is Penetration Testing!
N0RBIUS
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5/2/2017 | 10:13:54 AM
Name That Toon
Aw fairy dust! The Intrusion Prevention software failed again.
GWAIN
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GWAIN,
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5/3/2017 | 11:52:11 AM
The truth is out there...
My system has been en-cryptid.
abcha
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abcha,
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5/3/2017 | 12:02:32 PM
Unicorn!
Finally!!! My crowdfunding investment paid off!
reasonman
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reasonman,
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5/4/2017 | 1:55:01 PM
The boss said I could have a promotion when unicorns came flying out of my PC.
The boss said I could have a promotion when unicorns came flying out of my PC.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/4/2017 | 3:13:32 PM
ntt1
"Alright, you caught me. I clicked a link in my email for 'horny stallions'."
helpdeskman8432
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5/5/2017 | 9:30:04 AM
Unicorn! I mean, Unicode!
Unicorn! I mean, Unicode!
Joe Stanganelli
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5/7/2017 | 3:48:19 PM
ntt2
"Okay, what's your idea for getting more investors?"
kmeholick158
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5/8/2017 | 11:05:49 AM
Screen Sharing
I really need to quit eating IceBreakers.
Ratteau
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5/9/2017 | 1:36:14 PM
Figures...
Why can't I win the Dark Reading caption contest in a month with a decent prize?
jb2328
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5/10/2017 | 12:01:55 PM
Breakroom
If I were you I'd skip the brownies in the breakroom today.....
jamminjamie
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5/11/2017 | 11:42:10 AM
Cartoon Contest
"Now I understand why the Surface Studio is so expensive..."
Aditya123
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Aditya123,
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5/12/2017 | 12:25:26 AM
CARTOON CONTEST
SOFTWARE BUG HAUNTS ME AGAIN
JoeC57
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5/15/2017 | 5:29:28 PM
Re: CARTOON CONTEST
Not another new version of a Trojan horse!
D. J.
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5/12/2017 | 12:35:12 PM
Computer Jeasouly
How did he get a 3-D monitor? He caught the head of IT surfing porn at work.
crouton8
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5/13/2017 | 9:29:40 AM
Re: Computer Jeasouly
I typed in a Unicorn Resource Locator and it just appeared
UselessBanter
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5/13/2017 | 6:14:01 PM
Cartoon Caption
I guess the security team upgraded the idle timeout features. I heard this happens when you forget to lock your workstation before walking away.
AMoss
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5/15/2017 | 9:05:02 AM
caption
e-Trade has really stepped up their game...
JasonF217
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5/15/2017 | 10:10:04 AM
Caption
"My computer is totally hack proof"
clone13
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5/15/2017 | 11:14:46 AM
caption
this new malware is insane, it wants 2 bitcoins, or it will release a glitter bomb.
temp55
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5/15/2017 | 11:56:17 AM
ahhhh
I really hope this will finally end...many people has been triggered by this...total chaos.
ebanksto
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5/15/2017 | 12:22:46 PM
Caption Contest
I can clearly see your point.
JasonKontach
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JasonKontach,
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5/15/2017 | 6:16:32 PM
It was Google Autocorrect!
I typed unix cron window! I swear!
TonyD71
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TonyD71,
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5/16/2017 | 9:42:01 AM
Re: CARTOON CONTEST
No the Ransomware payment is in Bitcoin not Unicorn!
brownhat
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brownhat,
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5/16/2017 | 3:10:50 PM
Re: Name That Toon: Screen Sharing
*double-click* Ummm, Linda? I think I just opened a backdoor to Narnia!
Joe Stanganelli
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5/18/2017 | 8:39:04 AM
ntt3
"I should never have crossed the Godfather of Silicon Valley."
Deckerch
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5/18/2017 | 12:30:55 PM
Name That Toon: Screen Sharing
Hey Janice, is this supposed to part of the new Multi-Factor Authentication?
Argentus
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Argentus,
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5/18/2017 | 4:32:11 PM
Name That Toon: Screen Sharing
"...it also uses a 100 000bit private key and utilizes one-time pad encryption..."
aguilar
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aguilar,
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5/19/2017 | 3:23:04 AM
Name that Toon
Ey guys! We got another horned phising campaign!
PaulM106
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5/21/2017 | 10:55:29 PM
Comment on the cartoon.
Janice, I think I've got a message from the code father!
iCanvasWill
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5/23/2017 | 8:59:31 AM
Comment on the cartoon
Here is what the client expects us to develop...
KenR344
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5/23/2017 | 11:45:05 AM
Cartoon Caption Contest
"It's part of my thesis research on a formal proof of Clarke's Third Law about technology and magic."
Thomh123
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5/23/2017 | 12:42:31 PM
Name That Toon
This is a secure windows pc.
edwardspbe
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5/25/2017 | 11:08:12 AM
create a caption
You are infected!  @malwareunicorn to the rescue...  
Joe Stanganelli
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5/25/2017 | 10:57:38 PM
ntt4
"I think we should hire this one."
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/25/2017 | 11:00:44 PM
ntt5
"I've seen worse.  Last week Tim had a dragon."
Starko
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Starko,
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5/26/2017 | 3:27:55 PM
Cartoon caption contest
Some of the bugs in this new screen sharing software are really getting hard to believe. Is that a...
briantheking
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5/27/2017 | 12:28:29 PM
Cartoon
Forget ransomware, this email attachment almost took my eye out!
Joe Stanganelli
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5/28/2017 | 3:02:39 PM
ntt6
"This is why we use tabs instead of spaces, Carol. This is why."
adreenaburhan
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5/29/2017 | 12:05:19 AM
Yay
"I told you they are real."

"You're dark."
pbrady999
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5/29/2017 | 11:12:57 AM
Browsing the web
The threats from IT security about approriate browsing at work are getting quite extreme!
Joe Stanganelli
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5/29/2017 | 8:31:45 PM
ntt7 (Application of Dave's Law of New Yorker Cartoons)
"I think I'm going to kill myself."
Joe Stanganelli
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5/29/2017 | 9:08:06 PM
ntt8
"Either this is marketing's snide way of arguing that perfect security is mythical, or we just got hit with ransomware again."
ecully
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5/30/2017 | 10:39:57 AM
unicorn
"Hey Carol, look... My code compiled without any errors."
mistersilver134
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6/1/2017 | 1:39:10 PM
Unicorn
Deskside support and IT Security are going to throw a screaming fit!
jhstockman
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jhstockman,
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6/2/2017 | 1:39:59 AM
Caption Contest
Did anybody else install that new 3D screen driver yet?
shane.sos
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6/2/2017 | 9:54:36 AM
Caption Contest
These ads for the new Unicorn drinks are getting a little out of hand...
Joe Stanganelli
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6/2/2017 | 4:40:12 PM
nttx
"The new 3D graphics are great, if a bit laggy."
jlittleton
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6/8/2017 | 2:48:16 PM
100% Secure Windows Computer
Look IT just installed the new 100% secure Windows computer at my desk.
LynnB069
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6/13/2017 | 1:29:47 PM
Cartoon quote
Harry's managers didn't understand the true value of finding a zero-day, so he elected to use props.
cybersavior
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6/14/2017 | 10:03:20 AM
Caption
Don't misspell "run icon".
Brad_Martin
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6/14/2017 | 11:18:06 AM
Caption

Hmmm, it doesn't look malicious - I'll click it!

cybersavior
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6/14/2017 | 4:47:17 PM
Submission

Horsey McHornface

Brad_Martin
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6/15/2017 | 8:00:10 AM
caption
Betty:  Dave, aren't you suppose to be researching unix?

Dave: Sorry boss, I think I made a typeo on my search

Betty: Thank Alpha that I hadn't asked you to research Hard Disk...
incredmo
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6/18/2017 | 4:36:41 AM
Name That Toon: Screen Sharing, 3D unicorns
Some startup claims they can create 3D unicorns, ( I thought I had heard every troll request for funding). Guys you are not going to believe this one.
NUTsTUN
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6/20/2017 | 9:00:12 AM
M-x unicorn
"Wow, they weren't lying! Emacs does have a command for everything..."
robert.hoisington
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6/23/2017 | 3:12:20 PM
UaaS?
... yeah - this is just the free tier....
DarwinS524
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6/25/2017 | 3:03:30 PM
Cartoon Contest
See!!!  I TOLD you guys this new graphics card was worth the extra money!!!
clone13
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clone13,
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6/26/2017 | 10:02:41 AM
so who won?
just wondering...
Thanx
HyberL381
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6/29/2017 | 4:14:38 AM
Cartoon Caption
"No biggie, Just some Horsomeware" :)
JoeB088
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6/29/2017 | 8:34:48 AM
cartoon caption
I think rainbows are priitttyyy.
requiem20
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6/29/2017 | 10:17:50 AM
Cartoon Caption
Title: Recruiter's Dilemma

Lilian: What did you find??

Bob: A great IT candidate, but he's not purple.

John: Keep Looking, they'll never hire him.
rosandicz
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6/29/2017 | 1:27:24 PM
horn
Give me 2 bitcoins to see another horn...
wmaree
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7/6/2017 | 11:19:51 AM
Matrix
Neo, the Unicorn's have you follow me they do not know what I can teach you!
SethL657
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7/8/2017 | 4:27:23 PM
Caption
Execute candymountain.sh as the root user, Charlie!
llamawhisperer
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7/13/2017 | 4:19:09 PM
Typo
No, you were supposed to display UNICODE characters!
EgArLaV
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7/21/2017 | 3:44:42 PM
Caption Contest
"Mary, what is the best way to purge a Trojan Unicorn from a system?"
JLadove
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7/22/2017 | 10:10:10 AM
Name That Toon: Screen Sharing
Tell the sysadmin that we have a situation.
criddel
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7/25/2017 | 1:25:59 PM
Caption
" I think Google Doodle is getting a little out of control"
saak
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saak,
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7/27/2017 | 6:55:40 PM
darn Unicorn
"Jamie, the darn Unicorn is back."
BadReynolds
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8/1/2017 | 3:42:17 PM
Witcher
Hey Mary, you ever heard of a game called the Witcher 3? I stumbled across some fan films, this one's even in 3D! Oh god! What are they going to do on top of it?
stevejennings
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8/2/2017 | 4:19:35 PM
Screen Sharing
"Windows 10 Paint 3D is awesome!"
tbe33
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8/4/2017 | 10:24:02 AM
Cartoon Caption
Amazon's new delivery service really is fast!
Horsedancer
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8/7/2017 | 5:06:34 PM
Better Quote
When Dave's autocorrect set the output filter to Unicorn instead of Unicode, things took a strange turn.
GonzSTL
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8/8/2017 | 8:10:00 AM
Caption
I need to talk to Alice about those meds she gave me this morning.
ChaseL123
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8/9/2017 | 1:09:27 PM
comment
These pop ups are getting more annoying every year
Je6
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8/11/2017 | 6:39:29 AM
Screen Sharing
No, no, no! Have a Unix CRON do the pop-up reminders!
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