> Joseph S. D. Yao <jsdy @
> To the original topic ... I think your letter was a little too much on
> the harsh side. Everybody has to learn some time. It is n o t
> repeat n o t an intended personal insult when someone else doesn't
> know as much as they "should", whatever that means.
Yeah - maybe. But IMHO experience comes thru hard work. And it seems to me
that these days people are just to lazy to put in the effort to learn
anything. They just want to add water...
But back to the topic of firewalls. I'm the first to admit I do not know
much about firewalls. I'm here to lurk and learn. The question is what do
you do with non-technies that do not know the difference between TCP and
UDP? Or snotty nose kids that believe they're hackers posting questions
about how they forget the smtp hack and can anyone e-mail them the hack
method so that they can secure their system. It just cheeses me off because
I have to wade thru a lot of e-mail every day, not even to mention Usenet.
If only the off-topic and lamer stuff were interesting I won't complain...
> And, as you may have read on to find, the original author actually DID
> know about the Truth behind the Good Times non-virus ... he just had to
> learn about smileys!
Hehe. It reminds me of the original Dave Rhodes letter. How often back then
before the web we had newbies posting the letter in Usenet really believing
that the net is going to make them rich. :-)