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Date: 07/15/13 09:45 AM

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 15, 2013 at 9:46 am
    Link: US Agency Baffled By Modern Technology - Keyboards and mice destroyed along with infected computers. No this is not Onion news.
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    handyman0205 Male 60-69
    134 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 10:19 am
    Your tax dollars at work!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 15, 2013 at 11:14 am

    LOL
    There is no stupid so grand as guv`ment stupid.
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    codydaniel Male 18-29
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    July 15, 2013 at 11:29 am
    Infected peripherals are a very real thing. Most USB drivers are very open and blindly accepted by Windows. Bluetooth even more so, as it`s accessible without a direct link to the computer.

    That said, the article shows that these guys were a little.. overzealous.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 11:29 am
    Hilarious. To be fair, printers and cameras have drives or flash storage that need to be removed and destroyed separately.

    I have yet to come across a mouse or keyboard with storage though.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    July 15, 2013 at 11:51 am
    I take it all back, America, I don`t think you need fear your government after all.
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    cobra240 Male 30-39
    77 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm
    Its not totally stupid to destroy mice. They are a USB accessory and have a circuit board. It wouldn`t be hard for someone to conceal a flash drive inside a mouse with a preprogrammed virus.
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    Twinklestein Male 30-39
    513 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    $800k for someone to clean up malware?! And they didn`t even get it all..
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    Malware is easily debugged. They could have wiped everything with a FREE trial at Malwarebytes. America`s morons are the best, dabbit.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    Please take over my health care. I cant wait to see what you recommend when I have a virus. Thanks, Obama.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    It says something that NOAA, the scientific agency, had no problems cleaning up their malware issues in short order within a few weeks, while the EDA, a financial agency that deals with commerce, growth, employment, and the economy, seemed completely incapable of handling the same situation with even the least amount of common sense.

    Kind of like the difference between NASA and Congress.
    One can conduct unbelievable scientific exploration for pennies, while the other can`t figure out how to get it head out of it arse even after 12 years, hundreds of committees, and trillions of dollars.

    Lessen learned: Let the people with the true science degrees run everything.
    Business, political science, and law degrees aren`t worth the paper to wipe you butt with if you wnat an efficient government.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3775 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    its sad when parts of the government are dumber than my brain-damaged dog.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    @slut_etta

    Far too often that IS reality.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm
    Why such an obscure and isolated news source?
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    murikans bein retarded? gtfo...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm
    Lessen learned: Let the people with the true science degrees run everything.
    Bad idea. I`ve know a number of Ph.D. physicists, engineers, and chemists who couldn`t run a lemonade stand. They`re brilliant in their fields, but some of them can barely manage to dress themselves. I`ve been in organizations where all the managers were scientists and engineers, and believe me, it doesn`t work the way you would imagine.

    If I had to pick government leaders from an identifiable group, I would pick self-made millionaires from manufacturing businesses.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    Two words. Term limits.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5607 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 7:40 am
    You guys are reacting to the wrong thing.

    It`s not unrealistic to find an infected mouse or keyboard.
    It`s not weird to enact a policy of sanitation of equipment from sources.

    The article should really be: "What caused to follow the sanitation policy to-the-letter?"
    or " discovers , destroys evidence"

    What`s weird is activating that policy without letting anyone know there was that type of problem. To me, was behaving like there was something about their daily ops that needed to be hidden.

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