US Agency Baffled By Modern Technology [Pic+]

Submitted by: Cajun247 3 years ago in Funny

Keyboards and mice destroyed along with infected computers. No this is not Onion news.
There are 18 comments:
Male 5,617
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 [unverified] sources.

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

What`s weird is activating that policy without letting anyone know there was that type of problem. To me, [he] was behaving like there was something about their daily ops that needed to be hidden.
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Male 2,097
Two words. Term limits.
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Male 15,832
[quote]Lessen learned: Let the people with the true science degrees run everything. [/quote]
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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Male 1,292
murikans bein retarded? gtfo...
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Male 1,745
Why such an obscure and isolated news source?
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Male 10,855
@slut_etta

Far too often that IS reality.
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Female 4,086
its sad when parts of the government are dumber than my brain-damaged dog.
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Male 1,983
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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Male 2,060
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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Male 2,097
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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Male 510
$800k for someone to clean up malware?! And they didn`t even get it all..
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Male 77
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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Male 7,775
I take it all back, America, I don`t think you need fear your government after all.
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Male 2,357
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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Male 34
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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Male 38,507

LOL
There is no stupid so grand as guv`ment stupid.
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Male 134
Your tax dollars at work!
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Male 10,855
Link: US Agency Baffled By Modern Technology [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Keyboards and mice destroyed along with infected computers. No this is not Onion news.
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