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2013-11-01 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Snowden gets tech support job in Russia
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Posted by Fred 2013-11-01 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [583 views ]  Top

#1 Wow... I wouldn't believe someone would be stupid enough to give him a job in tech support.

More likely the job is simply a cover to provide him a living.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-11-01 00:12||   2013-11-01 00:12|| Front Page Top

#2 If there's one nation that knows about hacking & computer viruses, it's the Russians.

If I was Snowden, I'd start figuring out a plan to hightail it to Poland.
Posted by Raj 2013-11-01 00:37||   2013-11-01 00:37|| Front Page Top

#3 My best tech support call ever, back in 1994:


"Hi. I'm building a Windows app. in Assembler because I can't afford a copy of Visual C++."

(What are you, a fucking psycho?)

"I'm getting a GPF on a call to ::DialogBox() - what am I doing wrong?"

I made half an attempt to help him out, but I knew I was out of my league on that one, so I called in a 'pod', the senior tech support guys. The guy calling starts talking to the pod, and it sounded like two long lost brothers reconnecting. I listened in for a minute or so before I was cut off / dropped from the call. To this day, I still think the guy's a fucking psycho...
Posted by Raj 2013-11-01 00:47||   2013-11-01 00:47|| Front Page Top

#4 Interesting to see how very quickly the 'bring him home for trial' narrative ended, and he was conveniently forgotten about by the regime. The enemy of your enemy..... sort of thing.

Wait until the Russians discover he was a clandestine ACA website developer.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-11-01 01:37||   2013-11-01 01:37|| Front Page Top

#5 "Okay, Edward Iosifivch, here's your cube. If the phone rings, don't answer it or we'll arrest you. Turn on the computer and we'll arrest you. Actually, pretty much do anything besides sit there quietly and keep your hands folded and we'll arrest you. Have a nice day, and there's donuts in the conference room."

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2013-11-01 07:01||   2013-11-01 07:01|| Front Page Top

#6 Lee Harvey Snowden should trickle back to the USA in 5-6 years.
Posted by airandee 2013-11-01 08:25||   2013-11-01 08:25|| Front Page Top

#7 He's being contracted to answer phone calls for Obamacare - introduces himself as 'Peggy.'
Posted by Glenmore 2013-11-01 08:43||   2013-11-01 08:43|| Front Page Top

#8 Happy for him. Any enemy of Obama is a friend of mine.
Posted by Thrans Splat1574 2013-11-01 21:34||   2013-11-01 21:34|| Front Page Top

#9 ...I doubt the Russian translation of "Sex Tupport" is as funny as in original English...
Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-11-01 22:42||   2013-11-01 22:42|| Front Page Top

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