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Donald Rumsfeld wrote the best memo ever: "Issues w/Various Countries"
Paraphrasing: "I have made a massive mess of US foreign policy and the whole world is falling apart. Have you fixed it for me yet?"

Right in the middle of the biggest Middle Eastern shitstorm ever created, April 7, 2003. Heck of a job, Rummie
donald-rumsfeld  inept  gobshites  korea  pakistan  issues  world-politics  funny  facepalm  george-w-bush  iraq  syria  libya  amazing 
april 2016 by jm
CNBC "How Secure Is Your Password" tester form is a spectacular security shitshow
It not only runs over HTTP, it also sends your password to a bunch of third-party ad trackers. omgwtfbbqfail
fail  wtf  funny  cnbc  clowns  inept  security  passwords  http  ad-trackers 
march 2016 by jm
The Superfish certificate has been cracked, exposing Lenovo users to attack | The Verge
The cracked certificate exposes Lenovo users to man-in-the-middle attacks, similar to those opened up by Heartbleed. Armed with this password and the right software, a coffee shop owner could potentially spy on any Lenovo user on her network, collecting any passwords that were entered during the session. The evil barista could also insert malware into the data stream at will, disguised as a software update or a trusted site.


Amazingly stupid.
superfish  inept  ca  ssl  tls  lenovo  mitm  security 
february 2015 by jm
Ryanair drops out of top Google flight search results after website overhaul | Business | theguardian.com
They've done the classic website-redesign screwup -- omitted redirects from the old URLs.
Sam Silverwood-Cope, director of Intelligent Positioning, said: "They've ignored the legacy of the old Ryanair.com. It's quite startling. They are doing it just before their busiest time of the year." A change in [URLs] without proper redirects means many results found by Google now simply return error pages, he added. "Unless redirects get put in pretty soon, the position is going to get worse and worse."
ryanair  inept  fail  funny  via:christinebohan  web  google  search  redirects 
april 2014 by jm
Irish politician calls for ban on "open source browsers"
'Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O'Donovan has called for tougher controls on the use of open source internet browsers and payment systems which allow users to remain anonymous in the illegal trade of drugs, weapons and pornography.'

Amazing. Yes, this is real.
open-source  clueless  omgwtfbbq  fine-gael  ireland  fail  funny  tor  inept 
january 2014 by jm
How to lose $172,222 a second for 45 minutes
Major outage and $465m of trading loss, caused by staggeringly inept software management: 8 years of incremental bitrot, technical debt, and failure to have correct processes to engage an ops team in incident response. Hopefully this will serve as a lesson that software is more than just coding, at least to one industry
trading  programming  coding  software  inept  fail  bitrot  tech-debt  ops  incident-response 
october 2013 by jm
Hollywood Studios [attempt to censor] Pirate Bay Documentary
Probably not deliberate, but pretty damn inept.
Over the past weeks several movie studios have been trying to suppress the availability of TPB-AFK [the Pirate Bay documentary] by asking Google to remove links to the documentary from its search engine. The links are carefully hidden in standard DMCA takedown notices for popular movies and TV-shows.

The silent attacks come from multiple Hollywood sources including Viacom, Paramount, Fox and Lionsgate and are being sent out by multiple anti-piracy outfits. Fox, with help from six-strikes monitoring company Dtecnet, asked Google to remove a link to TPB-AFK on Mechodownload. Paramount did the same with a link on the Warez.ag forums. Viacom sent at least two takedown requests targeting links to the Pirate Bay documentary on Mrworldpremiere and Rapidmoviez. Finally, Lionsgate jumped in by asking Google to remove a copy of TPB-AFK from a popular Pirate Bay proxy.
funny  inept  hollywood  lionsgate  fox  viacom  paramount  dtecnet  tpb-afk  piratebay  piracy  copyright  movies  google 
may 2013 by jm
Fauxdelma Healy Eames
you really know you've made it as an inept Irish politician when Panti Bliss gets dressed up in her most senatorial wig to take the mickey out of you
funny  comedy  fidelma-healy-eames  politics  ireland  social-media  inept  youtube  video 
march 2013 by jm
more details on the UK distance selling regulations governing Raspberry Pi RS orders
'my understanding is that according to the Distance Selling Regulations [...], unless you agreed otherwise with RS, then they were obligated to fulfill their side of the contract within thirty days from the day after you ordered, and if they were unable to do so they were also obligated to inform you that they could not and repay you within thirty days;ons (more info here in a nice, easy-to-read format), unless you agreed otherwise with RS, then they were obligated to fulfill their side of the contract within thirty days from the day after you ordered, and if they were unable to do so they were also obligated to inform you that they could not and repay you within thirty days'
rs  shopping  etailers  inept  distance-selling  uk  law 
february 2013 by jm
don't order a Raspberry Pi from RS
I've been waiting 24 days for mine so far. Frankly amazing they are so apparently inept, particularly since it seems in breach of EU distance selling regulation if they go beyond 30 days without an update. They've just posted this:
Quick update- we received our delivery of raspberry pi’s last week and as of Friday we had shipped up to order reference 1010239854. We will continue daily to get your orders shipped out as quickly as we possibly can; so that you will all receive your raspberry pi’s shortly. Many thanks everyone for your patience and again apologies for the delay in the dispatch update message on the Pi Store which I know has caused some confusion.
rs  raspberry-pi  inept  etailers  uk  e-commerce  shopping  hardware 
february 2013 by jm
Bug #885027 in calibre: “SUID Mount Helper has 5 Major Vulnerabilities”
Amazing response to a security bug report. 'what's happening in this bug report right now is a perfect example of how *not* to do security response. When faced with two people who clearly know a few things about secure coding, rather than taking their advice and actually fixing the root cause of the problem (or abandon it as a hopeless situation, which is probably the more appropriate response), you've chosen to waste our time by demanding that we write weaponized exploits to exploit what most people already know to be exploitable. To top it off, when shown repeatedly how your half-baked "fixes" don't actually fix anything, rather than taking our advice you just add another small hurdle that can be trivially bypassed. It would be sad if it weren't so funny. I've decided that it's time to stop beating a dead horse. Usually I get paid good money to own software this hard, and I don't think you're worth making an exception. Best of luck, I'm sure you'll figure it out eventually.'
security  funny  calibre  linux  setuid  inept  open-source  bugs  bug-reports 
november 2011 by jm
The worst week for the worst Taoiseach in the State's history
incredible insider account of Cowen's final ineptitudes as FF leader. Beyond GUBU
gubu  funny  inept  ireland  brian-cowen  fianna-fail  dail  crazy  politics  from delicious
january 2011 by jm

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