May 9th, 2002, 11:41 PM
Humor: Security is Important
Not sure I posted this before (didn't turn up in a simple search, at least)... but I
was going through some of my old links and came upon this... text is below...
thought it was pretty hilarious.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (=brian)
Subject: Security is important
Keywords: smirk, computers, original
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 19:30:00 PST
Them: Important user, NT box, lost admin password, sad, sad, sad.
Me: No problem, change password with magic linux disk, offline NT password
Them: No, no, no. Never work. NT secure. Get real.
Me: Watch. (reboot)
Them: Gasp! This floppy is dangerous! Where did you get it?
Me: Internet. Been around forever.
Them: How do we keep students from using this?
Me: Can't. Migrate. Linux. Mac.
Them: No, no, no. Just make NT safe.
Me: Can't. NT inherently unsafe.
Them: Must be safe. NT good. We have never seen problems.
Me: You just saw one now.
Them: No, no, no. NT good. Win2k better.
Me: Win2k is NT. Same thing. Should I give this floppy to a student?
Them: No, no, no. Give here.
Me: Whatever. What do you want me to do?
Them: Change admin password.
Me: Fine. To what?
Me: No, no, no.
Selected by Jim Griffith. MAIL your joke to email@example.com.
Read about The Internet Joke Book -- the best of RHF at
This joke's link: http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/02/Feb/nt.html
\"Windows has detected that a gnat has farted in the general vicinity. You must reboot for changes to take affect. Reboot now?\"
May 9th, 2002, 11:44 PM
And do you know what the scary part really is......?
This conversation probably happened somewhere to someone at one time or another
I can imagine the look on the guys face when he saw the 'magical Linux floppy'