Genius has it limits but not stupidity

Proof by example:

From: Joe S
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 12:05 PM
Subject: little big boom

i was wondering how to make a small bomb small enough to blow up in my back yard
but big enough to put a small hole in the ground(hehe).
also not to loud because i dont wont some old lady to call the cops.
I really dont wont to go buy thing that need an id.
can you help?
Data point number 1. If you even just glanced at my web page, Want Some Help Building a Bomb? you would know it was an incredibly stupid act to ask me for help building a bomb.
My response:
From: Joe Huffman
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 12:41 PM
To: ‘Joe S’
Subject: RE: little big boom

I’m sure I can help. Would you please tell me the number of your local police department? If I wasn’t so lazy I’d just look up the Akron, Ohio police department myself. I’m sure the police will be able to get, your DSL provider, to give them your exact address. From there I’m certain you will get all the help you could possible want.
You might also want to check out these web pages to see if you can find help there:


You would think this would be a sufficient whack with the old clue bat to get through. But this guy responded back!

From: Joe S
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 6:24 PM
To: Joe Huffman
Subject: RE: little big boom

thanks it was just what i was looking for. it will take some time to make but ill tell you the results whin im done.

Data point number 2. One would think that he wouldn’t be smart enough to send an email if he is this stupid. Apparently stupidity has no limits.

My position is that if someone is so stupid that they don’t know how to build a bomb and yet want to build one then one should not help them. An exception might be made under carefully controlled conditions such that they only eliminate themselves, and perhaps their immediate friends, from the gene pool.


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