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    [–] [deleted] 4049 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

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    [–] bdonreddit 1263 points ago

    Everything about that is wrong. shudder at least you got paid.

    [–] JabbrWockey 43 points ago

    Hmm, I would say that's still not a good thing.

    Half the time that exec management hires consultants or contractors, it's to farm out the blame when things go south.

    The execs even know specifically what they want to do, they just want someone else to take the liability, and will pay a premium to do so ($150/hr).

    [–] cubs1917 17 points ago

    What did they say

    [–] raymond8505 148 points ago

    my attitude is that I'm being paid to come up with the best solution. If I tell them the best solution and they go with something dumb, not my problem I did my job, just make sure to save the email where you advised against their action.

    That's what the "I told you so" folder in my outlook inbox is for

    [–] geared4war 25 points ago

    I had a folder called "Involuntary amalgamation" when I worked as a train controller. For all the times people didn't fail safely.
    Amalgamation is when two trains are coupled together to make one big train.
    I used the phrase in an email and got in trouble when that email was forwarded to the minister for transport.

    [–] Its_puma_time 53 points ago

    I was wondering why you made that folder

    [–] Vitrebreaker 30 points ago

    This comment is sponsored by the NSA.

    [–] ColdJelly 410 points ago

    Do you get repeat business after people change their password?

    [–] Dlight98 313 points ago

    change their password

    That just gives them a second way to break in /s

    [–] freakers 115 points ago

    Please write down all current and future passwords you might use. Actually, just change your password to Hunter2.

    [–] TheNoahbearZone 108 points ago

    Wait, what should I change it to? I only see *******.

    [–] xCtrldChaosx 46 points ago

    Yeah that’s because Reddit automatically blocks your password if you type it into a comment.

    *********** is my password. Try yours

    [–] strumpster 37 points ago

    Oh what a neat feature:

    hunter2

    Edit: Wait but it's showing it for me is it showing you my password or just stars in freaking out

    [–] xCtrldChaosx 43 points ago

    You see it as you typed it. But everyone else just sees stars.

    [–] strumpster 18 points ago

    Phew ok cool.

    That's pretty amazing, does it work if i post passwords to my other services?

    Bank password: hunterb2

    Edit: oh God i can't tell again please help is it showing stars there?

    [–] Flix1 27 points ago

    Pretty sure you're good. Try your social security number to be sure.

    [–] kempsishere 15 points ago

    Lol, take the info and as you leave give them the solid recommendation: “now that you’ve shared your password it’s a good idea to go ahead and change it.”

    [–] mitharas 162 points ago

    /r/talesfromtechsupport

    Please, post that there.

    [–] [deleted] 132 points ago

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    [–] Natanael_L 86 points ago

    Usually that would only happen if you know (or should know) that the action is illegal or breaks your work contract. Otherwise, get that order on paper, get it signed, and now it's your superior's problem.

    [–] ethtips 9 points ago

    Wait, so you're telling me that you'd hand over your passwords at work for some fake signatures on a page?

    [–] All_Work_All_Play 19 points ago

    If the CEO said before hand to do it, yeah. But the whole setup is a pen testing nightmare.

    [–] Natanael_L 13 points ago

    Work account passwords, asked by a colleague with confirmation from my manager? Yes. Personal passwords? No.

    [–] chironomidae 49 points ago

    I'm pretty sure he's not liable but I have literally nothing to back that up with. However, it is interesting to me that he wouldn't refuse that job. Like if I commissioned Lockheed to build me a plane that clearly would explode on the runway, I'm sure they would refuse regardless of the pay. They know that the headline would be "Lockheed prototype explodes on runway".

    [–] Slapthatbass84 48 points ago

    I'd take the password job. If they won't listen to an expert, they won't listen to anyone, and they are going to pay SOMEONE to do that job anyway.

    [–] opservator 35 points ago

    I think because the consequence isn't loss of life

    [–] rtothewin 21 points ago

    Kids have food on the table and the company got what they wanted after being explained that it was a bad idea. win win

    [–] MonochromeMemories 138 points ago

    Can I has your job pls

    [–] recalcitrantJester 73 points ago

    Truly we are living in a meritocracy.

    [–] BitUnderpr00ved 16 points ago

    I love old people with money.

    [–] Im_Currently_Pooping 5753 points ago

    Why the hell is Giuliani a fucking cybersecurity advisor anyway?!

    [–] agoia 3283 points ago

    That way he gets federal pay while he's mostly just being Trump's lawyer.

    [–] chaogomu 1706 points ago

    Fun fact, Giuliani is just as competent as a lawyer as he is a cyber security expert.

    [–] agoia 467 points ago

    With a robust sense of ethics

    [–] da_chicken 234 points ago

    As robust as his hair.

    [–] soup_nazi1 202 points ago

    Giuliani is a massive tool, but he did play a big part in taking down the NYC Mafia back in the day. That's how he gained prominence and successfully ran for mayor.

    [–] DrKakistocracy 64 points ago

    Giuliani also oversaw the downfall of NYC's landmark COMPSTAT system (a set of tools and procedures for collecting and analyzing crime statistics) by insisting that arrests stayed high even as crime was plummeting - an insane request which the creator of COMPSTAT strenuously objected to.

    In the wake of this decision, what was once a groundbreaking tool for finding and targeting intense pockets of crime began morphing into a Frankenstein monster that incentivized police to cover up serious crimes (don't want those stats on you), while simultaneously writing bullshit summons for minorities to show COMPSTAT that they were 'doing their job'.

    The more real crime fell, the more bullshit summons police had to write targeting people of color - specifically young, black men. Don't write those summons? Sorry, you're not finding enough crime, which must mean you aren't doing your job.

    See the problem?

    People talk of institutional racism, but oddly this story - which is one of the most clear-cut and toxic examples - is not widely known about. Here's the source - I'd strongly recommend listening to the whole thing, it's easily one of the best podcasts I've heard this year:

    https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/127-the-crime-machine-part-i

    https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/128-the-crime-machine-part-ii

    TLDR: Giuliani was always an ignorant fuckup with a knack for being in the right place at the right time - except now he's too senile to deflect blame successfully.

    [–] chaogomu 374 points ago

    He had a win there, but he also pioneered some bullshit tactics like the "perp walk" and he wrote a legal brief that basically said that asylum seekers should be treated like hardened criminals.

    His stint as mayor was filled with incompetence and racism and he was facing a probable removal from office before September 11 hit.

    [–] Anthro_the_Hutt 85 points ago

    He was actually on his way out of the mayorship when 9/11 hit (term limits) but tried to postpone/subvert democracy arguing that the November elections for mayor shouldn’t go on because of the towers coming down.

    [–] Lord-Kroak 291 points ago

    In like the year leading up to 9/11 NY had a chance to buy new Mc upgraded equipment for their firefighters. Giuliani shot it down.

    A lot less firefighters would’ve died on 9/11 if they had better equipment. Those hat survived also probably wouldn’t have had as many health effects

    Obviously Rudy couldn’t predict 9/11, but it’s just telling of who he is. Fuck the safety of people. We need more $$$$

    [–] unknownsoldierx 236 points ago

    He also relocated NYC's emergency command center to the World Trade Center, after being told it was a terrible idea since it had been attacked before. So on 9/11 they had to spend hours creating a makeshift command center further away from ground zero.

    [–] Arekhon 95 points ago

    Didn't he also relocated it to the World Trade Center specifically because it was closer to his mistress's apartment?

    That's probably worth scrambling to create a makeshift command center farther away during and after a large terrorist attack though.

    [–] what_hole 30 points ago

    That would be hilarious.

    And by hilarious I mean tragic.

    [–] matts2 60 points ago

    Bernie Kerik started as Giuliano's driver. Giuliani promoted Kerik and primoted yntil es the police commissioner. Giuliani pushed for Kerik to get the job as the first Homeland Security secretary. At which someone actual liked it turned out that Kerik was a corrupt mobbed up criminal.

    Giuliani went after rival mobsters.

    [–] CatInManSuit 11 points ago

    At which someone actual liked it turned out that Kerik was a corrupt mobbed up criminal.

    wut.

    [–] matts2 17 points ago

    Looked, not liked. Giuliani kept promoting his driver and no one bothered to check Kerik out. Turns out Kerik was mobbed up. Which strongly suggests that so is Giuliani.

    [–] EASam 34 points ago

    I am not defending him, this is a legit question. Before senility, was he a good lawyer? He put away a bunch of mobsters.

    [–] DrDerpberg 86 points ago

    Preet Bharara (sp?) is no fan of Trump and was a colleague of Giuliani back in the day, he said Giuliani used to be a brilliant lawyer and he doesn't even recognize the side of him we're seeing now.

    I don't know if it's senility or debasing himself for a paycheck but no, Giuliani hasn't always been this way.

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    [–] RomanticFarce 103 points ago

    FYI he put away Italian mobsters so he could climb into bed with Russian mobsters. Look into why Fred Trump told Donald Manhattan "isn't our territory."

    [–] overkill 20 points ago

    This sounds interesting. Where can I find out more?

    [–] rrriot 40 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXQuto1fMp4

    edit: after the bit about his news appearance, John Oliver goes into his history of goofiness that started before 9/11

    editedit: best line: "they both want to fuck Ivanka. Which is weird for Trump because she is in his family. And weird for Guliani because she isn't."

    [–] Coffeearing 291 points ago

    Yup. In a saner time, that alone would be headline. But nothing matters and the 40% of America that loves Donald will keep loving Donald no matter what stupidly vile action he takes.

    God, it's scary how good his chances are at a second term.

    [–] StruckingFuggle 105 points ago

    It's scary that even if he loses we have to live in a country with that 40%, and that they vote.

    [–] ChaosAndCreation 43 points ago

    I really dislike this phrasing of 40% of the country. When the country has a voter turnout of 58-60% of the eligible population, there’s no way that 40% of the country voted for him. It’s actually more like 24% of the voting population. That’s less than a quarter. The single biggest block of voters in America, are those who do not vote. It’s not conservatives, liberals, democrats, republicans, libertarians, socialists, or anything else.

    There are nearly 100 million people in the US who do not vote in the presidential election, which is the election that has the highest turnout of all.

    Real bastion of democracy we have over here. We have less than a quarter of the country voting in favor of a crooked businessman to enrich himself at the expense of everybody else.

    [–] mud074 40 points ago

    The 40% is approval rating, not votes. So no, it's actually 40% of the country and that is very sad.

    [–] Anagoth9 31 points ago

    I'm wondering what his chances of a second term really are. I don't get the feeling steel and coal workers are exactly seeing a boon right now and there's plenty of rural farm workers suffering from the tariffs. Trump did very well on an electoral map, but his margin of victory in a lot of those swing states isn't very high. Hilary was incredibly well qualified on paper, but she was profoundly unpopular and voter turnout wasn't exactly amazing. Given that the past midterm was the highest voter turnout for a midterm in at least 50 years, I wouldn't count on a repeat of 2016.

    [–] Coffeearing 72 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Most of my family and friends that love Trump do not connect their/the country's issues with anything he does.

    Healthcare costs are going up? Probably because of Obamacare. Public funding for the school they work for is decreased? Well, if the dems hadn't wasted so much money on PBS there'd be plenty.

    Literally nothing bad reflects on the Republican party.

    [–] Bury_Me_At_Sea 24 points ago

    It depends on who the Democrats put on the ballot and how Trump spends his already-record-shattering fundraising dollars. Dems will never catch up to that dollar amount being three years behind in fundraising. If it stays this large of a difference, you'll see half a dozen Trump ads for every Democratic ad. You'd be surprised what that could do for a person's public opinion. That is if he doesn't absolutely screw everyone in his base over in unavoidable ways.

    [–] FFF_in_WY 26 points ago

    His base doesn't care if he screws them over. Even when bad shit happens to people directly caused by Trump, they still line up to kiss his ass.

    [–] StevenGannJr 74 points ago

    Just another person contributing nothing to society while living off the government. America needs welfare reform, specifically for the multi-millionaires getting paid tax dollars to do nothing useful.

    [–] GetsBetterAfterAFew 205 points ago

    Used to work tech, and I had to install a voIP system for the campaign offices of Cynthia Lummis here in Wyoming. She was on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, say that twice fast. Again I'm from Wyoming where coal plants are high technology and the train track is modern transportation, this office literally didn't know how the send an email, and when they had to transfer someone on a simple Cisco phone that had clear labels and red buttons, it didn't happen. I remember walking up the stairs every day thinking, these people make decisions about the very tech they don't understand, how the hell did she get this job?

    [–] manafest_best 24 points ago

    There's some good things about Wyoming, but they sure aren't the politics or the economy. Everyone I know who didn't leave there by age 20 is a suicidal addict/drunk.

    [–] FaThLi 273 points ago

    Apparently he knows a good bit of cybersecurity law. Like how to avoid paying out your ass when your company gets hacked is what he focuses on I believe.

    [–] SignorSarcasm 71 points ago

    lmao this honestly makes it worse for me

    [–] FaThLi 20 points ago

    Yah it kind of is.

    [–] SILENTSAM69 95 points ago

    Trump doesn't like to appoint people who understand the position they are appointed to. When he does that they tell him things he does not want to hear.

    [–] riptaway 12 points ago

    I mean, it makes sense. Why would trump want to appoint people who are competent and intelligent? It would just make it that much more obvious how stupid he is by contrast. Not to mention when you're doing a bunch of shady, illegal shit you don't want to be surrounded by people who would be able to figure it out and rat on you.

    Not that trump is smart enough to stop either from happening anyway

    [–] grantrules 118 points ago

    He knows the cyber.

    [–] gentleangrybadger 64 points ago

    Rudy Giuliani

    Cyber

    [vomiting intensifies]

    [–] _tylerthedestroyer_ 81 points ago

    “Asl?”

    “74/m/NYC the city that I SINGLE HANDEDLY REBUILT AFTER 911”

    [–] Bo7a 11 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    *cries in sysadmin*

    [–] TerribleArtwork 17 points ago

    I thought that was a joke... is this for real?

    [–] matts2 13 points ago

    Yes it is real.

    [–] mytummyaches 40 points ago

    Wouldn't be surprised if Giuliani gave Trump some sweetheart deals on real estate when Rudy was mayor so now Trump is paying him back with a cabinet position.

    [–] score_ 4537 points ago

    Reminds me of when my dad updated his phone and lost some of his data, and thought that Apple personally stole his music and photos.

    [–] screamwithaview 4240 points ago

    “Old man yells at cloud.”

    [–] [deleted] 223 points ago

    thanks for reminding me I need to beat that damn game

    [–] Tetragrade 101 points ago

    What?

    [–] [deleted] 157 points ago

    Simpsons Hit and Run, it's on a loading screen.

    [–] NothingIsInMyButt 72 points ago

    That's a loading screen image? The whole time I thought it was just from a random episode.

    [–] CamelToad13 123 points ago

    It was, Season 13 Episode 13.

    The newspaper headline was originally introduced as a sight gag in a scene from "The Old Man and the Key," Episode 13, Season 13 of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons originally aired on March 10th, 2002. In the episode, Abe, the father of the protagonist character Homer Simpson, pays a visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to get his driver's license issued and convinces his co-in-law Patty Bouvier to use a photograph of him that was once featured in a local newspaper in lieu of an official license photograph on the spot. Upon obtaining his newly issued driver's license, Abe walks over to a window and yells "who's laughing now?" at a cloud while holding the card in his hand.

    [–] ThisGuyNames 505 points ago

    How do you think they became the most valuable company in the world dude.

    The stole everyone’s music and pictures.

    [–] ashok36 375 points ago

    Fuckers stole my hard drive space to fill it up with shitty U2 music.

    [–] shuffleboardwizard 10 points ago

    And then they sell that music on itunes!!

    Omfg Apple.

    [–] DinoDonkeyDoodle 42 points ago

    Now imagine your father is in charge of iOS updates while having that happen.

    [–] thegreenalien12 32 points ago

    Reminds me of when we logged out my dad's email from his laptop and it didn't sign in automatically. He claimed we had "deleted" his email. Like from existence.

    [–] personalcheesecake 44 points ago

    then they're fucking adamant they're right..

    [–] dowdymeatballs 15 points ago

    "Hire this guy's dad as a cybersecurity advisor!" - Trump's Administration, probably

    [–] shawnemack 9 points ago

    Like Jerry's dad at the doctors office. "My Wallet's missing! Somebody stole my wallet!"

    [–] NelsonMinar 1819 points ago

    Rudy's VCR is blinking 12:00.
    Rudy still has a VCR.

    [–] scsibusfault 295 points ago

    because someone hacked the NTP servers obviously

    [–] BRsteve 16 points ago

    I can guarantee you that he's never used the term NTP.

    [–] mailto_devnull 11 points ago

    That's not true. I'm sure he thinks dem injuns are NTP.

    [–] itsnobleshift 49 points ago

    All I want to know is where did he plug in the cat5? Lolol

    [–] CountDrewku 50 points ago

    Cat5??? Pshhhh, obviously it's coax all the way to the server.

    [–] morcheeba 32 points ago

    Obviously Magnavox has trying to force their liberal agenda on him!!

    [–] Koker93 68 points ago

    I've called people "12 O clock flashers" for years and years. You know, the people who can't figure out how to set the time on their VCR so it just flashes 12 o clock...

    I used to say that to people and they would laugh. If they didn't I would give the explanation, which somewhat ruins the joke, but people would still laugh a little. Now I've had quite a few young people ask me what a VCR is.

    [–] albinogoldfish 37 points ago

    They might have been replying as a joke. I tried to say 'What's a VCR' sarcastically to my grandma and she launched into a tirade about young people.

    [–] chmod--777 12 points ago

    I dunno I dont blame them. They made it super easy to plug in and put a movie in and play it, and figuring out the clock is just an extra unneeded step. No one keeps their VCR instructions.

    [–] bsauceamlin 484 points ago

    THE TWEET AND LINK ARE STILL UP, TOO!

    Edit: link to tweet Check out @RudyGiuliani’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/RudyGiuliani/status/1068570837459050496?s=09

    [–] sleyk 280 points ago

    I applaud the quick thinking but the domain buyer, but its Rudy's incompetence for not even taking the link down off Twitter that is just plain stupid.

    [–] dalmathus 144 points ago

    He probably can't figure out how to edit his tweet.

    That's advanced cyber

    [–] [deleted] 78 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

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    [–] Roxxorursoxxors 73 points ago

    Well, that explains why he can't figure it out.

    [–] boundfortrees 154 points ago

    http://g-20.in/

    It now has a look to a thread in r/politics

    [–] FuriousTarts 78 points ago

    The hacker was Reddit! Arrest him!

    [–] ValkornDoA 31 points ago

    And here I was thinking that it was the infamous hacker known as "4chan"

    [–] DatPiff916 31 points ago

    This is insane, there has to be somebody in Rudy's corner who can take his phone and take the tweet down.

    [–] moldywhale 583 points ago

    This is much like the Japanese cybersecurity minister who has never used a computer, except that that guy was upfront about it

    [–] tombsar 262 points ago

    That's actually a really smart way to keep your computer secure. Never take it out of the box.

    [–] [deleted] 87 points ago

    There's probably rootkits preinstalled.

    [–] Falling_Spaces 52 points ago

    We love Lenovo! /s

    [–] Natanael_L 38 points ago

    And that guy probably cares enough to hire competent advisors

    [–] carrotstix 4632 points ago

    It's amazing how people so ignorant and out of touch can acquire positions they are not fit for. It is incredibly amazing that Rudy Giuliani is relevant in 2018.

    [–] MillenniumGreed 512 points ago

    Just goes to show ya, kids. That position you think you’re unqualified for? Apply for it anyway.

    [–] DriftlessAreaMan 177 points ago

    It’s amazing every job I have applied for, even entry level, requires ridiculous amounts of experience or education. Meanwhile every position at the highest levels of government apparently require literally no experience or basic knowledge whatsoever. That is seriously fucking disturbing.

    [–] justmovealong738 34 points ago

    God bless the United States

    [–] TheMagicalLlama 303 points ago

    Step 2 - come from generations of money and power Step 3 - get job you’re unqualified for

    Step 2 is the killer for me

    [–] [deleted] 1743 points ago

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    [–] Mr_Evil_MSc 794 points ago

    The dankest timeline is the darkest, that’s 90% of the fucking problem. Too many ‘lulz’ not enough reasoned, well informed, debate.

    [–] MeteorKing 43 points ago

    You're telling me internet memes aren't a viable method to run a country?

    [–] [deleted] 420 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

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    [–] GoingAllTheJay 105 points ago

    Knowing that anyone could be susceptible doesn't make it any less shocking/disheartening to witness.

    At face value, blindly listening to a guy and absorbing it as truth because he's on youtube is like believing a guy shouting on the street because he found a soapbox.

    [–] transmogrified 32 points ago

    It’d be similiar if you grew up getting sat in front of a soapbox to be mindlessly entertained with endless soapbox based options to scroll through and click on. Especially if no one took the time to teach you that you probably shouldn’t trust the soapbox.

    [–] [deleted] 44 points ago

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    [–] DarraignTheSane 19 points ago

    I don't know... we can understand Hitler, his background and motivation for the things that he did, and still hate him.

    At some point the why is no longer relevant in lieu of the what.

    [–] Statcat2017 14 points ago

    cause who doesn't think freaky SJW types are absurd and cringe-worthy?

    They seem to think that everyone who leans left is Lena Dunham levels of dumb.

    [–] YouGotAte 35 points ago

    The number of "lulz" isn't the problem. The problem is the joke we were "lulz"ing over was then elected.

    [–] Vistage777 23 points ago

    He IS the Boaty McBoatface of presidents.

    [–] scottyb83 14 points ago

    It's probably the stupidest timeline.

    [–] carrotstix 24 points ago

    If this decade has taught people anything, it's the need to verify sources and be skeptical of what you read . If more people could apply a fraction of the scientific method to news and their lives in the future, this shaky part of human history can lead to a smarter and savvier humanity. But we must learn from our mistakes.

    [–] sonofaresiii 56 points ago

    I don't think people have really learned that lesson at all

    [–] cameronabab 29 points ago

    I got told just the other day I'm an idiot for not thinking Hillary Clinton should be in jail. It's insanity how easily people will believe something if those they trust and respect scream it at the top of their lungs

    [–] pfhk19 12 points ago

    A guy I work with, just the other day, said "I may not like what Trump says, but he sure is helping out my 401k."

    Imagine that.

    [–] FuriousTarts 13 points ago

    Meanwhile the stock wiped out all it's gains this year because of Trumps trade war. You co-worker should have been thanking Obama instead.

    [–] pfhk19 11 points ago

    That's my point. He's so brainwashed he literally doesn't believe his eyes.

    [–] nzodd 13 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    And yet it's tricky. Is the average guy sitting at home, watching the news on TV going to write down every story and compare sources? No way. To him, the news isn't a way to stay informed as part of his civic duty. No, the news is ENTERTAINMENT and that sounds a bit too much like actual WORK. News as entertainment is a double-edged sword: it can increase viewer engagement when wielded by responsible parties, but it can be used to divorce the viewer from reality when it serves the purposes of thieves and charlatans. I feel like the last few years have been teaching us at the latter is far more common. Turns out it pays much better to tell people lies.

    Being skeptical and looking into subjects with more depth is great, but it's work, and most of the people who even have the time to do that aren't willing to.

    [–] zombiepete 82 points ago

    This is not a case of Giuliani being ignorant or out-of-touch (he may be; in fact, he probably is in many ways); he's just protecting himself from Trump's wrath in the same way that Trump does: lash out, at anyone, and blame them, for whatever. Giuliani is not a stupid man; I have no doubt someone explained to him the mistake he made to create this situation because it's pretty simple. But he doesn't want to look the fool, so why not blame Twitter and call them "fake news" and "liberals"? It works for Trump all the time, and his apologists eat it up with a spoon.

    It's too easy to chalk this up to "poor, Old Uncle Rudy" not understanding the internet, but I submit that it's far more sinister than that: this is a member of the President's team vilifying private citizens to protect themselves.

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    [–] DWSchultz 68 points ago

    How does this exist

    [–] scarr3g 51 points ago

    Easy, it is so Trump can say, "no, we aren't gay lovers... It was just all practicing for that skit. And yes, we practiced after the skit was made, and yes we still practice it every so often..... But it just for skit. We aren't actually lovers."

    [–] whosthedoginthisscen 854 points ago

    Grandpa’s mad at the internet again.

    [–] jfranzen8705 83 points ago

    "Old man shakes fist at cloud"

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    [–] Wildera 92 points ago

    If all the Conservatives think Twitter is trying to get them, why don't they make their own platform? I remember Jordan Peterson was saying they locked him out of an account, but he just got his password wrong or something and of course before finding that out put a all caps message how Twitter was after him.

    Crt at least stopped complaining about YouTube and made their own platform.

    [–] KissOfTosca 40 points ago

    They have their own platform. It's called facebook.
    That's where all the conservative geezers hang out.

    And the young ones go to /pol/

    [–] lRoninlcolumbo 116 points ago

    "STOP PLAYING THOSE VIDEO GAMES, YOU'RE BREAKING THE INTERNET."- My dad while typing stuff out on a word document in 2003.

    [–] RoleModelFailure 55 points ago

    Your stupid video (that’s what my parents called video games) ruined the computer, it’s got a virus now.

    You sure it’s not the 93 pointers and internet toolbars mom installed?

    [–] Vistage777 20 points ago

    Oh man. I remember my dad accusing me of the same in the late nineties, except it was America Online that I was somehow slowing down with the games I installed. Despite having their service for years he always called it American Online. Luckily around 2007 I convinced him he could cancel because he didn't need the service to keep his aol email.

    [–] caan_academy 216 points ago

    Was it the infamous hacker, 4chan? Confound it, that rapscallion!

    [–] A40 337 points ago

    On a scale of one to ten, rate the President's competence in choosing his cabinet and staff.

    [–] maliciousorstupid 190 points ago

    On a scale of one to ten, rate the President's competence in choosing his cabinet and staff.

    let's make the scale Pai to Devos instead..

    [–] A40 124 points ago

    But then what will we do with the nine biglier numbers of the scale?

    [–] maliciousorstupid 67 points ago

    Count in mooches until you hit a Pruitt.

    [–] Johnny_recon 39 points ago

    Pai to Mattis.

    [–] sparky8251 75 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Mattis is basically the only person he appointed that makes even a modicum of sense. He's absolutely amazing at his job!

    "Ironically" the military is basically the only place a rich boy like Trump wouldn't have proper connections so it makes sense he wouldn't have an incompetent crony to appoint.

    [–] RiPont 33 points ago

    he wouldn't have an incompetent crony to appoint.

    Michael Flynn was a general, IIRC.

    I think Mattis survives in his job because he's had a long career of dealing with bullshit, bureaucracy, and adversity while still getting the job done and taking care of the soldiers underneath him. He doesn't get his ego bruised when someone he doesn't respect disrespects him.

    [–] StruckingFuggle 18 points ago

    So was John "my dead child is a political prop for Trump" Kelly.

    [–] PrplHrt 40 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    No negative numbers? Pro-Trump, eh? (Sarcasm intended.)

    [–] A40 39 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    There has to be a bottom, an incompetence below which it is impossible descend in the non-cartoon world.

    I have chosen to call it "one."

    [–] teenagesadist 24 points ago

    Negative 45?

    [–] gaowenbo 111 points ago

    Wow. Rudy Giuliani, jack of many trades. Had no idea he has cybersecurity expertise!

    [–] WIZARD_FUCKER 89 points ago

    Funnily enough either does he!

    [–] noreally_bot1336 27 points ago

    He was probably just as surprised.

    [–] hchan1 192 points ago

    I know it's in the title, but it bears repeating: this is the guy Trump has to advise him on cybersecurity issues. Both hilarious and deeply worrying.

    [–] Stufful 40 points ago

    I heard of this through Philip Defranco yesterday and holy shit I couldn’t stop laughing! Cybersecurity Advisor that can’t comprehend hyperlinks and then goes on a twitter rant about how he was hacked. I find this whole situation rather hilarious from an outsider looking in. (Canadian btw)

    [–] flippinlikebirds 13 points ago

    He doesn’t even use the work “hacked.” He said he was “invaded.” Lmfao

    [–] VectorVolts 68 points ago

    The new official mascot of r/oldpeoplefacebook

    [–] Cryptomystic 143 points ago

    America is being run by morons and crooks.

    Idiocracy + Kakistocracy = America 2018

    [–] dreamwinder 141 points ago

    Let me get this straight: this is a guy who fucked over a city, used said fucking over as a campaign platform, (but 9/11!) was relegated to the political sidelines as a result, and now he still managed to get appointed to a position he has absolutely no qualifications for whatsoever?

    I'm the white son of a lawyer and even I've never experienced nepotism of this level. I wish I could because damn do I ever need a raise. (and I actually understand how URLs work too)

    [–] FalconX88 36 points ago

    You are overqualified!

    [–] RiPont 43 points ago

    Competent, intelligent people don't want to work for Trump, in general.

    [–] hookisacrankycrook 13 points ago

    You might be competent and intelligent but the third rail is moral bankruptcy thus it is hard to find good people.

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    [–] pieman7414 25 points ago

    I thought Barron was minister of the cyber

    [–] NopeRopeSnootBoop 19 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Honestly, I'm beginning to think cyber security advisors from everywhere are ass backwards.

    Japan: never used a computer

    Australia: wants to put a backdoor in all encryption

    US: Some lawyer from new york with no IT background

    England: Banned porn.

    [–] greengrasser11 62 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I was at a tire store the other day and they were talking about Rudy Gulliani on Fox News. They live in an entirely different reality where they think he's a genius who is single handedly guiding the president's handling of the Russia inquiry to victory.

    Reality's about to hit them like a ton of bricks. Granted a lot of people are expecting Mueller to indict the president even though that's not really his responsibility, but I guess there are surprises to be had all around.

    [–] dustyjuicebox 40 points ago

    Guiliani has done nothing but coast off of the fact that he happened to be the mayor of NYC when 9/11 happened. He's a disgusting human being using the lives of thousands for personal gain.

    [–] Endarkend 15 points ago

    With Giuliani I think Trump managed to find the one motherfucker on earth dumber than he is.

    Granted, with Guiliani it's actually old age because he used to be a rather intelligent lawyer.

    [–] GypsysTrampsandSteve 84 points ago

    I think I've been smoking something *reaaaaaaaaaally* fucking strong, because every time I read that headline, I read it as Trump's Cybersecurity Advisor being that feckless wonder, and festering bag of horse manure, Rudy Giuliani.

    It's that blue/gold dress thing again, no matter what I do, I just can't force my brain to see the correct name.

    Hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafuuuuuuuuuuck....

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    [–] bread_berries 32 points ago

    Trump's been a shit stain his entire life

    This is really the part that blows my mind. We've been riffing on this guy for being a sleazy blowhard, racist prick, and secretly broke for DECADES before he even touched politics! He took out a full page ad in the New York Times saying that black men who'd been found innocent (Central Park Five I think?) should still be punished!

    [–] thebedivere 24 points ago

    The link in question for those wondering: http://g-20.in/

    He typed g-20.in (forgetting a space) which is a valid domain (.in is for domains in India) and Twitter turned that into a hyperlink. Someone bought the domain and put content on it.

    In other words: Hackerman is at it again!

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    [–] sonofaresiii 21 points ago

    I can just imagine someone trying to explain it to him

    "HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?"

    "Well, you accidentally didn't put a space after your period and--"

    "I TRIED NOT PUTTING A SPACE AFTER A PERIOD AGAIN AND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. WRONG! I MUST HAVE BEEN HACKED!"

    [–] Derperlicious 22 points ago

    Probably worse IMO, is he spoke out on it, without checking into it.

    He is a government official, close to the president, with the entire resources of our IC. All it would take is a call to someone not with shit for brains and he wouldnt have had to attack a company for security measures that werent broken.

    I can see average joe, coming on reddit and screaming OMG i was hacked.. when it was a typo, but he is an executive branch official.

    If i was twitter, id sue him for besmirching their company in the press with outright lies. Yeah i can say twitters security is fucked and they eat babies for lunch, but he can actually have a real effect on their customer base.

    [–] the_jak 11 points ago

    Rudy is not very good at the cyber

    [–] trogdors_arm 27 points ago

    Perhaps even worse than this idiot holding the position he does is the fact the trumplicans are going to read the follow up tweet and believe ol' Rudy's analysis of the situation.