The "please give me the codes" syndrom



  • Hello,

    So this guy wrote about how to find hotmail passwords using some tool. He specifically said it is not for hacking, yet about half the responses are:

    "I lost the password to blahblah@hotmail.com, please recover it for me".

     

    Mikle 



  • This made me cry out loud. It not that he said in a comment they have to run that program on THEIR computer but that they leave ther email adresses on that page.

    Great Folks keep going... 



  •  It's a syndrome?  Plz send me teh cure, thnx



  • My favorite:

    I need to get a hotmailaccount registred, how do i do it?
    hello isnt someone answering here?

    You understand that this isn't a damn phone, right?

    Not to mention the blur effect behind the text.



  • Yes, finally I know coincidence doens't excists. [url=http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/plz-email-me-teh-codez.aspx]This was the first article[/url] I got clicking "Random article" after reading this topic.



  • @Eternal Density said:

     It's a syndrome?  Plz send me teh cure, thnx

     

     

    I think SpectateSwamp has the stones to cure you 🙂 





  • Out of users error.

    Where ist "Any Key" ? 



  • @Mikle said:

    @Eternal Density said:

     It's a syndrome?  Plz send me teh cure, thnx

     

     

    I think SpectateSwamp has the stones to cure you 🙂 

    I shall visit the SwampShack.

     

    With C4.  And goggles. 



  • @Eternal Density said:

    With C4.  And goggles. 
    The goggles. They do nothing.



  • @Lingerance said:

    @Eternal Density said:
    With C4.  And goggles. 
    The goggles. They do nothing.
    I already said that.  In a tag.  Which was conveniently already in the list.



  • @Eternal Density said:

    I already said that.  In a tag.  Which was conveniently already in the list.

    INSERT INTO internet (comment) VALUES ('The goggles.  They do nothing.');

    ERROR:  duplicate key violates unique constraint "internet_unique"

     

    Oh no, he crashed the Internetz with a duplicate comment!!!  Run for your livesss!!! 



  •  DROP goggles

    darnit  runs back to pick them up



  • @Eternal Density said:

    @Lingerance said:

    @Eternal Density said:
    With C4.  And goggles. 
    The goggles. They do nothing.
    I already said that.  In a tag.  Which was conveniently already in the list.

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    Hate to nitpick, but that's not even right.  The actual quote was "My eyes!  The goggles do nothing!".

    If people are going to plagiarize other people's humour, then the least they can do is plagiarize accurately.



  • Did anyone ever come up with a good theory about why this happens?  At first I was thinking that it had to be some kind of bot (especially because once one spanish comment showed up, it was followed by a bunch of others).  But looking at some of the e-mail addresses, it looks like at least some of them are from real people.  On the other hand, if they are real people, you'd think they'd just read the article which has exactly what they need.  That is, unless they are too stupid to be able to read, in which case how do they know how to use the internet to begin with? 

    It's just...not...possible!!! HEAD ASPLOD



  • @Outlaw Programmer said:

    That is, unless they are too stupid to be able to read, in which case how do they know how to use the internet to begin with?
    Fear not, you have yet to realise that all attempts to create an idiot-proof environment is impossible as our brains are not programmed to be able to downgrade, thus one cannot anticipate that the masses will do with your beloved program.



  • @Lingerance said:

    @Outlaw Programmer said:
    That is, unless they are too stupid to be able to read, in which case how do they know how to use the internet to begin with?
    Fear not, you have yet to realise that all attempts to create an idiot-proof environment is impossible as our brains are not programmed to be able to downgrade, thus one cannot anticipate that the masses will do with your beloved program.

    <obligatory>Make something idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot</obligatory> and the idiot will blame you for creating the worst user interface ever and blab off to all his idiot friends at the idiot bar. 



  • @belgariontheking said:

    and the idiot will blame you for creating the worst user interface ever and blab off to all his idiot friends at the idiot bar. 
    They have bars just for idiots?  Well why don't we just nuke 'em and rid ourselves of a bunch of idiots?



  • @Outlaw Programmer said:

    That is, unless they are too stupid to be able to read, in which case how do they know how to use the internet to begin with?
    This shows that you weren't there a few years ago when a certain popular P2P client would crash when checking for update on startup (due to malformed XML). The guy who could fix that wasn't immediately available, so the forums put a sticky thread on every subforum and a red warning at top of every page about how to workaround the crash, but it didn't help all forums being flooded with "It's crashing!!!111"



  • The syndrome is actually very simple: People don't want to work. Reading a forum is work. They saw some keyword and their little heads said, lets no read anymore, lets just ask.

    Its typical human stupidity...

     



  • @dlikhten said:

    The syndrome is actually very simple: People don't want to work. Reading a forum is work. They saw some keyword and their little heads said, lets no read anymore, lets just ask.

    Its typical human stupidity...

     

     

    But it's actually harder to post a comment and check back for replies than just reading, or searching google, or anything easy like that. Don't they know it'll be EASIER for them to read / search?

    And I don't beleive it's a bot, although if someone took the time to write a "me too" bot, it may be the best AI I ever seen...  Hmmm, which makes me think if I can write an auto-commenter on the SpectateSwamp thread... All the replies are the same, except bstorer who is actually funny sometimes...

    /me opens favourite python IDE...

     

    Mikle 🙂 



  • @Mikle said:

    All the replies are the same

    They are not. Have you been keeping up with the recent replies?



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @Mikle said:
    All the replies are the same

    They are not. Have you been keeping up with the recent replies?

     

    Look the fact is they are not too bright to begin with. The article EVEN TOLD EM HOW TO DO IT and they rather not.



  • @bstorer said:

    @belgariontheking said:

    and the idiot will blame you for creating the worst user interface ever and blab off to all his idiot friends at the idiot bar. 
    They have bars just for idiots?  Well why don't we just nuke 'em and rid ourselves of a bunch of idiots?

     

    That only gets rid of the drunken idiots. 



  • @operagost said:

    That only gets rid of the drunken idiots.

    True.  In my experience there are idiots all over and using nukes may not be the brightest idea.  I suggest the construction of a giant spaceship to take the world's smartest people into orbit.  We can put up information about the time and location of the launch in a place where very intelligent people congregate, like TDWTF forums, for example.  Then after successful lift-off, we nuke the entire planet from orbit and start from scratch.  Oh, and somebody remember to bring some women along, too, so we can repopulate the Earth.  I prefer redheads myself.



  •  @morbiuswilters said:

    We can put up information about the time and location of the launch in a place where very intelligent people congregate, like TDWTF forums, for example.  Then after successful lift-off, we nuke the entire planet from orbit and start from scratch.  Oh, and somebody remember to bring some women along, too, so we can repopulate the Earth.  I prefer redheads myself.

    First, if we post it here, SpectateSwamp will know about it, and if he somehow makes it off this planet, may ammoQ have mercy on the universe.  Second, if everybody from this forum makes it, there's no chance any of us are repopulating anything, because I've never met a woman attracted to Linux vs. Windows debates.  Third, everybody prefers redheads.



  • @bstorer said:

    First, if we post it here, SpectateSwamp will know about it, and if he somehow makes it off this planet, may ammoQ have mercy on the universe.

    I wouldn't worry about that.  SS couldn't find his ass with two hands and an ass.txt.

     

    @bstorer said:

    Second, if everybody from this forum makes it, there's no chance any of us are repopulating anything, because I've never met a woman attracted to Linux vs. Windows debates.

    You missed my subtle sexist joke.  I was implying that no women would be part of the intelligent chosen ones so we'd have to bring some along for survival.

     

    @bstorer said:

    Third, everybody prefers redheads.

    Noted! 



  • I would like to reserve my seat and redhead.

     

    Just don't let any yellowheads on board. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @bstorer said:

    Second, if everybody from this forum makes it, there's no chance any of us are repopulating anything, because I've never met a woman attracted to Linux vs. Windows debates.

    You missed my subtle sexist joke.  I was implying that no women would be part of the intelligent chosen ones so we'd have to bring some along for survival.

    I didn't miss it, I took it for granted.



  • @bstorer said:

    Second, if everybody from this forum makes it, there's no chance any of us are repopulating anything, because I've never met a woman attracted to Linux vs. Windows debates
    Hey, I'm married.  I'm allowed to bring my wife, right?



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @bstorer said:

    Second, if everybody from this forum makes it, there's no chance any of us are repopulating anything, because I've never met a woman attracted to Linux vs. Windows debates
    Hey, I'm married.  I'm allowed to bring my wife, right?
    I'm married, too, but my wife would probably rather stay on Earth than listen to me debate the relative merits of different programming languages.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    Hey, I'm married.  I'm allowed to bring my wife, right?
     

    Is she a red head?



  • @bstorer said:

    I'm married, too, but my wife would probably rather stay on Earth than listen to me debate the relative merits of different programming languages.
    To be fair, I would too.



  • @Aaron said:

    Hate to nitpick, but that's not even right.  The actual quote was "My eyes!  The goggles do nothing!".

    If people are going to plagiarize other people's humour, then the least they can do is plagiarize accurately.

     

    This post is the definition of "pedantic asshat".

    It's a joke. Grow a sense of humor. 



  • @Mikle said:

    But it's actually harder to post a comment and check back for replies than just reading, or searching google, or anything easy like that. Don't they know it'll be EASIER for them to read / search?

     

     

    Aaaaaaanyway I think this is basically the answer.  All humans strive to do as little work as possible.  However, idiots can't figure out which path has more work, so I guess they just copy others or repeat what they've always done.  Mystery solved for me.  Oh look, it's happy hour at the idiot bar! 



  • @Outlaw Programmer said:

    @Mikle said:

    But it's actually harder to post a comment and check back for replies than just reading, or searching google, or anything easy like that. Don't they know it'll be EASIER for them to read / search?

     

     

    Aaaaaaanyway I think this is basically the answer.  All humans strive to do as little work as possible.  However, idiots can't figure out which path has more work, so I guess they just copy others or repeat what they've always done.  Mystery solved for me.  Oh look, it's happy hour at the idiot bar! 

     

    Oooh, go bring me a drink while I fondle this "garbage disposer" with russian letters and a timer pointed at the bar.

     Just kidding though... I don't think your theory is right, but I have no proof... The Idiots I know don't google or go to forums, they ask people near them stuff. So I need to study some of that kind of idiots.


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