• ? (unregistered) in reply to Paulie

    Maybe it's heraldry: stupidity rampant or on a field sable

  • Meep (unregistered) in reply to Irony Detection Squad
    Irony Detection Squad:
    ... rampart stupidity ... ... rampart stupidity ... ... rampart stupidity ...

    We're reading a 9.4 on our meters.

    No kidding.

  • Meep (unregistered) in reply to Lorne Kates
    Lorne Kates:
    Anonymous Coward:
    Seriously Alex, come back - we need you to get rid of these monkeys you furnished with word processors and save us all.

    Alex is still busy with BuildMaster. Like all startup companies, the first couple years were rocky. They kinda had to take the clients they could get. And one of the early, larger clients managed to finagle the contract so that Inedo gets paid in bananas.

    So if you have a better suggestion on what Alex should do with a monthly shipment of several tons of bananas, I'm sure he'd love to hear it. In the meanwhile, I'm one well fed typewriter monkey, and you're still ugly.

    Look, it wasn't a bad story, and if you thought the phrase was "rampart stupidity", there's simply no amount of you staring at the text that was going to catch that.

    So while I understand that the finger pointing is galling, it's still better to acknowledge that you fucked up and move on than to be dig in and be defensive.

  • (cs) in reply to Meep
    Meep:
    So while I understand that the finger pointing is galling, it's still better to acknowledge that you fucked up and move on than to be dig in and be defensive.

    You have a very strange definition for words, like "dig in" and "defensive". I bet you also think "rampart" means "spreading without restriction".

    Is your reality based on drugs, alcohol, or chemical imbalances?

  • Code Blue (unregistered)

    90% of WTFs come down to us peons from stupidity up in the ramparts.

  • Anony-mouse (unregistered) in reply to Isikyus

    [quote user="Isikyus"][quote source="Qazwsx"] Friday, not an "Error'd" entry, and a good story? This is the kind of stuff this site needs more of. Great job! [/quote]

    Apparently, I'm the one person who actually reads this site for "Error'd".[/quote]

    You're not alone. It's far more entertaining than the normal articles, IMHO.

    Captcha: causa - The CSO will causa disaster if he meets Hanzo.

  • Meep (unregistered) in reply to Lorne Kates
    Lorne Kates:
    Meep:
    So while I understand that the finger pointing is galling, it's still better to acknowledge that you fucked up and move on than to be dig in and be defensive.

    You have a very strange definition for words, like "dig in" and "defensive". I bet you also think "rampart" means "spreading without restriction".

    Is your reality based on drugs, alcohol, or chemical imbalances?

    God knows I need a shot of something to deal with this. Lorne, here is where you used "rampart stupidity" in your story:

    "Juan's job wouldn't have been so bad if not for the rampart stupidity."

    "Indeed, his job wouldn't have been so bad if not for the rampart stupidity." (Yes, you repeated this sentence almost verbatim.)

    "As long as he had good coworkers, the job couldn't be that bad-- even with the rampart stupidity. Right?"

    "Look, guys, this job would be fine if not for the rampart stupidity."

    You spelled it that way four times in the article so it clearly wasn't a typo. Your story is the top Google hit for "rampart stupidity"; you're tied with the Urban Dictionary for being functionally illiterate.

  • (cs) in reply to Isikyus
    Isikyus:
    In other words, 99% of IT problems are caused by IT professionals attempting to solve the problems users think they have, but which actually reflect correct operation, rather than mindlessly following instructions created by people with a much better understanding of the process?

    That sounds pretty plausible.

    FTFY.

  • (cs) in reply to Meep
    Meep:
    Lorne Kates:
    Meep:
    So while I understand that the finger pointing is galling, it's still better to acknowledge that you fucked up and move on than to be dig in and be defensive.

    You have a very strange definition for words, like "dig in" and "defensive". I bet you also think "rampart" means "spreading without restriction".

    Is your reality based on drugs, alcohol, or chemical imbalances?

    God knows I need a shot of something to deal with this. {irrelevant rant snipped}
    And here on the first page of comments is where Lorne acknowledged the mistake, which is pretty much the exact opposite of digging in and being defensive -- as Lorne tried to point out to you in the post above, but no surprise, you misunderstood that post too.

  • AnonToTheBone (unregistered)

    I thought you guys were supposed to edit out all the company names and change them for a dummy name? Well you failed horribly here.

  • (cs) in reply to AnonToTheBone
    AnonToTheBone:
    I thought you guys were supposed to edit out all the company names and change them for a dummy name? Well you failed horribly here.

    If the story took place at IG bank, I would have changed the name from IG to something else-- like "The International Bank of Reading Comprehension Failure" (or, for short, "ING")

  • AnonToTheBone (unregistered)

    So now, instead, you decide to use the name of another actual bank, thus possibly messing with their image? Because yes, they had a CSO called Steve.

  • (cs) in reply to AnonToTheBone
    AnonToTheBone:
    So now, instead, you decide to use the name of another actual bank, thus possibly messing with their image? Because yes, they had a CSO called Steve.
    What's that got to do with anything? The article never said nor implied it was about a bank of any kind, let alone the one the phishing emails that started the ball rolling happened to target.
  • Mr. Knowitall (unregistered) in reply to Taco
    Taco:
    Very nice story. True or not

    if (TRUE || NOT) { return YES }

  • YellowOnline (unregistered) in reply to AnonToTheBone
    AnonToTheBone:
    So now, instead, you decide to use the name of another actual bank, thus possibly messing with their image? Because yes, they had a CSO called Steve.

    The spam was impersonating the ING bank. The story itself does not take place at ING bank, however.

    Captcha: I'm in the station

  • (cs) in reply to AnonToTheBone
    AnonToTheBone:
    So now, instead, you decide to use the name of another actual bank, thus possibly messing with their image? Because yes, they had a CSO called Steve.

    Does their CSO know how the correct usage of "rampart"?

  • n_slash_a (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous Coward
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  • Domino (unregistered)

    Heh heh, "rampart" stupidity. Yes, I hate when stupidity runs RAMPANT all over my ramparts.

  • Bubba (unregistered)

    Juan's job wouldn't have been so bad if not for the rampart stupidity

    That's what happens when you sing the Star Spangled Banner when drunk

  • Paul Neumann (unregistered) in reply to Muphry
    Muphry:
    Anonymous Coward:
    For god's sake - a proof reader would not go amiss.
    I'd capitalize on That.
    ftfy
  • Calli Arcale (unregistered) in reply to lol
    lol:
    I call it dereliction of duty from those slackers.

    If the chief security officer emails you with some explicit instructions to block all emails containing words that have been determined to be bannable, because of security, then it is their responsibility to go ahead and implement that scheme. Chief security officers don't get to where they are by not knowing what they're talking about, and if you think you know better than them, its because they have access to information and decision-making procedures that you don't.

    You should, of course, ensure that the essential security directive from the CSO is recorded and possibly even printed out and hung on the wall to remind anyone who asks just who it is that makes the important decisions around here.

    Then you can sit back and watch the fun :)

    "I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution." -- Ulysses S Grant

  • Manfred the Manchesterly (unregistered)

    Manfred approves this story. A fun little romp into palm-forehead land.

    captcha: Pecus - Oh no, the birds are trying to pecus!

  • Dominic (unregistered)

    bing up your ass!

  • (cs) in reply to Isikyus
    Isikyus:
    Qazwsx:
    Friday, not an "Error'd" entry, and a good story? This is the kind of stuff this site needs more of. Great job!

    Apparently, I'm the one person who actually reads this site for "Error'd".

    Yes.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered) in reply to Bubba
    Bubba:
    Juan's job wouldn't have been so bad if not for the rampart stupidity

    That's what happens when you sing the Star Spangled Banner when drunk

    Well the War of 1812 was when Canada and the US invaded each other, but I think Lorne Kates would have sung Oh Canada when drunk ... if the song had existed at the time.

  • Muphry (unregistered) in reply to Paul Neumann
    Paul Neumann:
    Muphry:
    Anonymous Coward:
    For god's sake - a proof reader would not go amiss.
    I'd capitalize on That.
    FTFY
    ftfy
  • PB (unregistered) in reply to faoileag

    's true, those virgins can be remarkably territorial.

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to foo AKA fooo

    I'm only familiar with Lorne Greene. Lorne is a 'her' now? What?

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to YellowOnline

    You mean 'prosaically'.

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to anon
    anon:
    You mean 'prosaically'.

    I meant, "You mean 'prosaicaly.'" Referring to an action, not a thing, so adverbiall form required.

  • Neil (unregistered)

    Once you've seen Juan phishing message, you've seen them all.

  • (cs) in reply to Paul Neumann
    Paul Neumann:
    Muphry:
    Anonymous Coward:
    For god's sake - a proof reader would not go amiss.
    I'd capitalize On That.
    ftfy
    ftftfyfy
  • justme (unregistered) in reply to faoileag
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  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)
    Comment held for moderation.
  • (cs) in reply to Norman Diamond
    Norman Diamond:
    Rampart boredom found.

    http://m.livescience.com/41725-new-boredom-discovered.html

    If apathy were rampart, no one would bother reading about it. When stupidity is rampart, everyone reads. But what about boredom? Well I took a look, but tl;dr.

    I think people get bored of it when it's posted on the third page of a comments for a week old article.

  • Retards, retards everywhere (unregistered) in reply to Shoreline
    Shoreline:
    ... rampart stupidity ...

    Rampart Stupidity in IT is a slang term for not understanding how basic security works.

    For example, in the crazy world of internets, phishing that gets through the filters needs to be identified by the user and pointedly ignored or forwarded for blacklisting. Not doing so may demonstrate Rampart Stupidity.

    Steve shows himself to have Rampart Stupidity.

    Not knowing the difference between rampant and rampart is also a sign of stupidity.

  • Dredge Slug (unregistered)

    ...if not for the RAMPANT stupidity of using the word rampart instead of rampant...

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