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Re: "Information Warfare"

  • From: Robert Boyle
  • Date: Sat Mar 06 20:06:18 2004

At 12:32 PM 3/6/2004, Brian Bruns wrote:
Lovely.  So not only do we now have to fend off attacks from script kiddies
and packet monkies, we now have to fend off attacks from idiot sysadmins who
set this tool up and allow it to go all out on supposed 'attacks' against
their systems.
I think the company's name Symbiot, which is apparently a witty contraction of two English words, says it all:

Main Entry: sym·bi·o·sis
Pronunciation: "sim-bE-'O-s&s, -"bI-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural sym·bi·o·ses /-"sEz/
Etymology: New Latin, from German Symbiose, from Greek symbiOsis state of living together, from symbioun to live together, from symbios living together, from syn- + bios life -- more at QUICK
1 : the living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two dissimilar organisms
2 : the intimate living together of two dissimilar organisms in a mutually beneficial relationship; especially : MUTUALISM
3 : a cooperative relationship (as between two persons or groups) <the symbiosis... between the resident population and the immigrants -- John Geipel>
- sym·bi·ot·ic /-'ä-tik/ adjective
- sym·bi·ot·i·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb

Main Entry: id·i·ot
Pronunciation: 'i-dE-&t
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ydiote, from Latin idiota ignorant person, from Greek idiOtEs one in a private station, layman, ignorant person, from idios one's own, private; akin to Latin suus one's own -- more at SUICIDE
1 usually offensive : a person affected with idiocy
2 : a foolish or stupid person
- idiot adjective

It is apparently a system to allow idiots to live together with other idiots. I'm assuming that one of the idiots is the device manufacturer and the other is the customer. :)

-Robert


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