remake β€’ February 25, 2010 2:03 PM

All humor aside (for those who did find it funny), is this really about cloud security or just a generic anti-outsourcing polemic?

Or does that mean that cloud services are as (in)secure as traditional outsourced services?

Bonus question: How many empires are lost (i.e. services compromised) without having a third party to blame?

tobi β€’ February 25, 2010 2:12 PM

If you are German like me you have to turn down the volume or you won’t be able to read the text. Hitlers voice is just too dominant πŸ˜‰

sehlat β€’ February 25, 2010 2:34 PM

This reminded me of a Bill Holbrook “On the Fastrack” cartoon a few months ago:

1 (Picture of a cloud of bits over the heads of Art (programmer), and Bud (his boss) )

Art: So all your data’s in the cloud?

Bud: Yes.


Art: And how is the security? (Reaches into the cloud.)

3 (Art’s hand has emerged from the cloud, with a large bear trap and chain ensnaring it)

Bud: Of course, not everybody has security as good as mine.

Clive Robinson β€’ February 25, 2010 3:33 PM

@ remake,

“Bonus question: How many empires are lost (i.e. services compromised) without having a third party to blame?”

And the bonus answer is,

‘None that people care to mention”.

It’s called

Blaim game Rule 1 : If there is nobody else to blaim don’t make a fool of yourself by talking about it.

Blaim Game Rule 2 : ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity’ was said by somebody with nothing left to lose.

Trichinosis USA β€’ February 25, 2010 3:48 PM

Serves them right for hiring Patty Hearst. You know what kind of SLA you’re gonna get from her.

BF Skinner β€’ February 25, 2010 4:46 PM

@ remake

There’s a story that when Breshnev took power there was a sealed envelope on his desk from Khrushchev.

“Open this letter when you have your first major crisis” was all it said on its face.

Time passes and on his first major crises Breshnev opened the envelope inside was a note that said “Blame me” and an envelope upon which was written “Open this letter when you have your second major crises”.

He blamed Khrushchev and every thing ended splendidly.

Time passed and the second crises happened. Breshnev opened the second envelop confident of a happy resolution.

In the envelope was a note that said “Get two envelopes and two pieces of note paper.”

BF Skinner β€’ February 25, 2010 5:01 PM

@Legal BW “WAAAY to many people are mashing up this clip”

eh? Maybe.

Marcus and Gunner’s by far the funniest…maybe that’s cause it hurts so much?

Clive Robinson β€’ February 25, 2010 5:29 PM

@ BF Skinner,

You remind me of another old joke.

At the prompting of St Peter God decides to grant an interview with some of the world leaders.

Margret Thatcher walks into the waiting area to see Regan sitting and Breshnev just going in to see God.

Maggie and Ronnie are passing the usual plesentries when Breshnev comes out with tears streaming down his face. Somewhat concerned for his fellow man Regan asks him why he is sad.

Breshnev relates how God had asked him what he hoped for mankind and Breshnev had said world communisum so that every child would be fed educated and have the certain knowledge of a place in society. God had replied that one day all the worlds children would have such a future but not untill long after Breshnev was dead.

As Breshnev sat there mopping his tears God called in Ronald Regan who went in.

Shortly there after he came out with tears in his eyes and Breshnev asked him what had happened.

Regan replied that like Breshnev God had asked him what he hoped for mankind. And Ronnie had said that the the world would adopt the American freemarket Dream and all would be wealthy. And God had said that although one day all the worlds children would be fed and educated the persuit of happines would not be found through the free market.

Mrs T looked on impassivly and a few minits later she was called in and went with a determind look on her face.

After a couple of minutes both Breshnev and Regan where utterly surprised to see God come out with tears running down his face.

The Archon β€’ February 25, 2010 7:02 PM

Y’know, I’ve seen this clip twice (different subtitles) in relation to the Endless Eight episodes of “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”. I know it’s a meme, but I keep expecting him to start ranting about how Kyoto Animation is trolling the fanbase and he doesn’t want to be an otaku anymore. Just makes it weirder.

I suppose the next variant on the meme will be to switch between the different re-subs line by line. Heck, I’d do that myself if I could be bothered, just for the entertainment value.

Nick P β€’ February 25, 2010 11:07 PM

It was funny, but that video has been overdone way too much. First time I was it was for a World of Warcraft spoof.

Since then, I’ve seen the flick over and over in remixes. YouTube comments make me think it’s from The Downfall, a 2004 German or Austrian film. It’s since gone viral. Just type in “hitler video” or “hitler video [rants or mad]”. Ranum’s is in the top 3, though. I’ll give him that.

Eric Praline β€’ February 26, 2010 12:45 AM

@Stefan W “Please, just mention issues, where this video still has not been adapted for.”

Fish licences. Specifically, ‘alibut.

Cat licences.

Dog licences.

Fruit bat licences.

Semi-apidae licences.

Clive Robinson β€’ February 26, 2010 2:16 AM

@ Eric Praline,

“Fish licences. Specifically, ‘alibut.”

What about a ‘python’ licence?

For Cod’s Sake dear old Monty down at the Circus needs one. Mind you I nearly sent him flying the other day he’s getting on my wick with his endless “always look on the bright side…”

Clive Robinson β€’ February 26, 2010 3:43 AM

@ chris,

‘The correct term is “Kraut computing”.’

Hmm not sure you have it spelled correctly try,

Kaput or Kurupt


hwKeitel β€’ February 26, 2010 4:53 AM

not that easy to read english and listen german.

like tobi said it: for a german it is to hard not listen to the FΓΌhrer πŸ˜‰

Chuck β€’ February 26, 2010 3:44 PM

Reminds me a bit of the major German facebook-clone, which had a ‘small’ data leakage problem last year…
…now everything is better and secure since they have certificates certifying that they are secure

Tom T. β€’ March 8, 2010 3:38 AM

@ tobi:
“If you are German like me you have to turn down the volume or you won’t be able to read the text. Hitlers voice is just too dominant”

Um, I think the problem was that Hitler was just too dominant. πŸ˜‰

I just saw the vid, and as a recent commenter posted, outsourcing to Leningrad wasn’t as funny as outsourcing to Bletchley Park would have been. πŸ™‚

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