TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
The staff of the Economic Development Administration, who took a hammer to their computers, keyboards and mice in an effort to destroy all of the agency's tech-related hardware after incorrectly believing their network had been hacked. Not only was the reaction unorthodox and unnecessary, it cost $2.7 million in damages, which is more than half the agency's annual technology budget, according to a recently released inspector general report.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
Alain Ramirez, 28, who was foolish enough to post photos of himself with firearms on Facebook. Federal agents received a tip that Ramirez was possessing firearms, despite being banned due to a 2008 conviction for felony burglary. Agents looked at his Facebook page and discovered photos of him posing with firearms at his mother's home in 2011 and firing a pistol last year at a gun range. Another genius who can update their location as "Jail."
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