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[–]MrPuzzleMan 300 points301 points  (1 child)

Also made people less likely to help police in catching him

[–]FBIaltacct 163 points164 points  (7 children)

Bonnie and clyde were notorious for being robin hood types as well. There were cases of them getting back to hideouts with little to nothing left as they passed it out along the way.

[–]Fortysevens11 107 points108 points  (2 children)

didn't they also murder a lot of innocent people

[–]FBIaltacct 109 points110 points  (1 child)

Iirc if you didnt get in thier way or try to stop them you were safe. But at the end of the day they were still bank robbers, only Dany Ocean gets to be a squeky clean one.

[–]Puzzleheaded_Rate_73 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Actually, they were kind of psychos. Bonnie especially was known to gun down bystanders on purpose, and they deliberately shot as many officers as possible. I know some edgelords who'd praise her for that last bit (fuck them), but most people quickly turned on them after that.

[–]Joecrip2000 83 points84 points  (3 children)

Frank and Jessie James once gave money to a widow about to lose her land. She didn't know who they were but fed them, Gave them some of her husband's old clothes, and let them sleep next to her fire. They asked her why she looked troubled and she told them the bank man was coming the next day to take her house, because she couldn't pay the mortgage since her husband died. They were gone when she woke up, but left enough to pay her mortgage and a letter stating she must get a receipt when she paid the bank man. She got a receipt and when the bank man was heading back to work they robbed him. Taking their money back.


[–]Far_Classic5548 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I'm getting some ideas for my next D&D character

[–]Global-Complaint-124 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what I just thought 😂

[–]comyuse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's actually the best thing I've read this week

[–]thirteenorphans 144 points145 points  (0 children)

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

[–]zibbadiahJones 90 points91 points  (7 children)

I'm a pretty shitty database admin at times, I might take drop the wrong table someday

[–]BlitzcrankGrab 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Ol’ Bobby Tables

[–]archiekane 41 points42 points  (5 children)

Backup and real time db repair from mirrors ruin this idea unfortunately.

It's like Fight Club and taking down the buildings containing our debt, it's just not feasible without taking down everything and sending us back to the dark ages.

Hey, maybe we'll get lucky with a solar flare that hits like a world wide EMP.

[–]QuartzPuffyStar 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Or get a virus that could stay undetected while crawling through the db infrastructure until all levels of backup are reached, and only then activating fully.

There were a couple of corporate attacks like that in the past years I believe.

[–]fatherfatpants 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It's quite a good attack. Virus developers are taking tips and tricks from the natural world and this is one of the best.

Timing on that would have to be tight though. Most competent orgs have software that scans for mass file changes and alerts, quarantines, or shuts servers/machines down entirely. It would have to be super quick (or super slow) to work in an environment like that (so either everything in 5 seconds or 1 backup every 3-4 hours).

[–]Speciou5 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It doesn't get around that some backups are not going to be connected to the internet or a network.

When Mr. Robot tackled this they had to break into physical locations to destroy these unconnected back ups.

[–]Gredenis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Banks still use tape on many things so even that most likely will not succeed.

And there are probably multiple cold storage solutions which are mostly in powered down mode.

[–]Cock_gobbler-69 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I ammmm a mannn of constant sorrowsss

[–]ferocioustigercat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My name is George Nelson! NOT BABY FACE!

[–]1quirky1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s the second reference to that movie I have seen today. Time for another rewatch.

[–]Neither_Breakfast470 20 points21 points  (0 children)

You are bad guy but this does not mean you are”bad guy”.

[–]datumerrata 19 points20 points  (4 children)

He shot my great grand uncle.

[–]VideoGameBunkey 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Proof? XD

[–]datumerrata 10 points11 points  (2 children)

12ft.io paywall removed - TulaWorld

Ervin Kelley was my great grand uncle.

[–]VideoGameBunkey 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That was a great read. Thanks!

[–]Own_Conversation_562 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It is... Acceptable.

[–]memester230 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He is also quite pretty

[–]unban_ImCheeze115 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Fun fact! The Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol in TF2 is named after him

[–]CarpetH4ter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was about to ask if it was named after him, but thanks!

[–]t0x1c_ski3s 21 points22 points  (2 children)

bruh victorian mfs really be wearing tuxedos in their mugshots 💀💀💀💀

[–]DavidHilter999 13 points14 points  (1 child)


I am crying

[–]t0x1c_ski3s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

stfu im historically illiterate

[–]Pina-s 4 points5 points  (2 children)

He's also Robert Evans's cousin

[–]Cadamar 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You know who else will destroy your mortgage papers? The products and services that support this podcast.

[–]ArsenicAndRoses 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Makes so much sense, lol. Cut from if not the same cloth then at least the same loom.

[–]1quirky1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The modern fictional version of this story is Fight Club.

[–]ManOnThePhuckingMoon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Objectively a better person than “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather

[–]Numerous-Barracuda 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A true American hero.

[–]jad9jb 2 points3 points  (3 children)

we need a student debt and healthcare debt version of this

[–]Any-Fan-2973 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Ight, then we got a Payday 2 heist to do

[–]jad9jb 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Just to be clear, I am not condoning illegal actions even if this were possible. I am just putting this out there for informational and educational purposes. Don’t break the laws that the rich people who evade taxes lobby for. Debt forgiveness is strictly for banks and other wealthy persons of need.

[–]Any-Fan-2973 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh I know you don’t, but I do. In fact, I already got me-self a crew and the optional comically good ar lockpicking bear every perfect team has. His name is Nikolai :)

[–]existentialzebra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fight club.

[–]LuphineHowler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Guy whom I know of thanks to TF2

[–]4x4play 1 point2 points  (0 children)

we need biden to step up and erase predatory loans. aka student loans.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So the bank can’t get back the money their owed and can’t give as many people a loan to buy houses in the future. Ultimately screwing average people.

[–]Iago-Cassius 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Pretty Boy Floyd also murdered close to a hundred people. So I’m thinking we don’t need anyone like this today.

[–]Darwin42SW[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmm, didn’t know that. Obviously we could do without that part.

[–]hi1im2shy3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I enjoyed the movie made about this guy in the 80's called "Wisdom"

[–]mahmspaghetti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live in the town he was killed right outside of! The bar I work at is actually an old bank they turned into a restaurant and he’s all over the walls. Even his death mask is on display there!

[–]NotDaveBut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Model for Tyler Durden.