guardian452 wrote:don't work in a bunker without a signal
oh, about this, it's really funny what happens when I have to go to some customers who claim to be in business with aerospace, defence and security. To enter, you have to pass the check-in, as well as the check-out when you want to go home. It implies two or five cops in mimetic suit who 'check' you, looking for devices like smartphone, mp3 player, as everything with a storage-device is banned as they suppose you could be a spy. So, you'd better (for your own safety) declare what you have, and leave devices in their custody.
Your laptop, which of course has an hard drive, must have a signed approval-pass with a bar-code attached to their archive. Your hard drive must have a list of its contents, and it's subject to randomly control during both the check-in or check-out. Everything is registered, who you are, where you live, how can they catch you if you something goes wrong.
They are paranoid about information stolen. You cannot use any encrypted volume. It's banned. Also linux,freeBSD are not the welcome, not approved, therefore banned. Ironically Windows XP/32 (which is now deprecated from Microsoft support, they don't care) is approved as well as SunOS
And when you finally enter, you are disconnected from internet, you must stay unplugged, disconnected. You can only (but you need an approval pass) use the local network, which connects you only to their minor-server (called "Minos", like the one in Greek mythology), but only with a user-level. Mine is 'guest level', it means my plastic-pass can just open the door of the toilet (and only the one at the ground floor), and when I use my-pass to login to the lab I can't do anything more advanced than using ftp to get/put files to his guest folder.
Every attempt to use a GPRS/radio-link is severely punished. Every attempt to access the laboratory server is logged, you are under Snort, and if they found something strange with your mac-address (which is also registered during the check-in) you will be kicked faster than you can ran. There are also Gitters and Jammer radio machines with rods and grids, mainly used to -1- detect all the in-coming/out-coming radio signals (not approved, therefore banned), -2- locate where the signals comes from, -3- disturb the signal, and -4- and alert cops.
It's cured by defense, they are on the third floor of the building, where they develop radars. Everything is full of these kind of grids, so they have eyes, hears, microphones, and antennas everywhere.
So, you are really unplugged, inside a bunker. No chance to escape, no chance to access an external cloud, but you can really try to feel like an inmate
My customer contact is a she. Business lady, strict as a piece of iron. Never seen a smile, and people around her say "yes, madam". Never heard a "no", and when she talks for more than 2 minutes, people appears frightened
Funny job, even if I rarely need to physically go to this kind of customer, sometimes I happen to stay there for a couple of weeks.