Many people steal software because they are too stupid to know that it’s wrong, or too dumb to get a job so they can pay for what they are stealing.
Though many pirates will tell you how smart they are because they’re getting stuff for free while the rest of us have to pay. It does sound smart, I guess, if you can get beyond that whole moral “stealing is bad” thing and the threat of bad karma.
But the stupidest pirate of all is the one that asks the software maker to help them steal their own software. Dushyant was dim enough to join the CodeSmith forums on the CodeSmith website and ask, “can any one post me the serial key to trick the CodeSmith Professional 188.8.131.5242”.
The CodeSmith moderator answered straight at first: “You will need to contact sales for a key (firstname.lastname@example.org).”
But the stupid pirate asked again. So the CodeSmith people decided to play with this dolt and responded: “enter this as the key: CS50P-0NLY4-1D10T-W0ULD-TRYT0-45KU5-TH15Q” which loosely translates as “only an idiot would try to ask us this question.”
You think Dushyant would finally realize he’s been served, but staying true to form, he responded, “The key you provided does not work to as serial key to crack the version.”
Article published on September 17, 2009
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