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Re: Stupidity: A Real Cyberthreat.
From: Mark Smith <random () 72616e646f6d20323030342d30342d31360a nosense org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 07:59:06 +1030


On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:17:35 -0700
A Satisfied Mind <anti.confidentiality.notices () gmail com> wrote:

On 1/19/06, Mark Smith
<random () 72616e646f6d20323030342d30342d31360a nosense org> wrote:
The purpose of terrorism is to create widespread _terror_ (the
hint is in the word).

And what is terror?   Warfare


War is certainly terrible, although it isn't necessarily terrifying if
you aren't there :

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=82098&dict=CALD

"1 [C or U] (violent action which causes) extreme fear:
They fled from the city in terror.
There was sheer/abject terror in her eyes when he came back into the room.
Lots of people have a terror of spiders.
What he said struck terror in my heart (= made me very frightened).
The separatists started a campaign of terror (= violent action causing fear) to get independence.
Heights have/hold no terrors for me (= do not frighten me)."

This is so way off topic for nanog that I'm going to stop here.

-- 

        "Sheep are slow and tasty, and therefore must remain constantly
         alert."
                                   - Bruce Schneier, "Beyond Fear"


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