Re: [Full-Disclosure] Super Worm
From: Aschwin Wesselius (full-disclosure_at_illuminated.nl)
To: Bart.Lansing@kohls.com Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 23:32:08 -0100
> "...without those dimwits..." "...stupidity of end users..."
> sheesh....ok...show of hands please; how many of us systems wizards
> can do the jobs the "dimwits" are doing? You infosec guys at
> hospitals...do any heart transplants lately? Infosec guy at
> investment bank...you structure any billion dollar mergers last week?
> No? Well what not?? Are you some kind of dimwit?? Are you stupid???
Hi, I could as well comment on that in a more subtile way maybe.
People can be intelligent and still be dumb or stupid. When people are
keen enough to structure billion dollar mergers, why aren't they smart
enough to listen why they should bother about the risk of information to
When you inform people in very precise and understandable instructions
and they totally ignore you, because they think what you do is some sort
of majic, I would call those people stupid or dumb. Because when
something happens and their files are missing or being snooped through
MSN or e-mail or wa'effah, they point at you whilst THEY could have
known if they'd listened.
Ignorance is denial of something told or existing, so that is plain
stupidity. It makes life easier for themselves and in the meanwhile
harder for others.
Yes, I admit I can't safe lives by transplanting hearts or any vital
organ and I'm glad those people are out there too. When they would tell
me to swallow pills, take some shots or eat more healthy to lengthen my
life, I will........... If somebody would structure my savings of
billions (wich I don't have, sorry for that), and they tell me to invest
it in something stable and with some guaranteed percentage so I will
profit more from their advice, I will............
So, why won't those kind of people take some easy hints, some minor
advisories wich could make both lifes some more enjoyful?
It is not about who's the dimwit, it is if we would listen instead of
ignoring. If we would make some effort to avoid trouble in others lifes
and ours. If we would cooperate instead of anoying the shit out of
eachother just for the sake of it.
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