Tools for death cause death in exactly the same way that tools for construction cause construction:
What about construction tools used for death? http://nation.foxnews.com/gun-...
Uh, this one is really simple.
Don't start at the kernel, idiot. Don't start at a compiler or programming language or other system part, fool.
I think some people might be getting lost in what the real problem might be. Your post is spot on, people starting out shouldn't be messing with projects that technical or important. Your delivery however is, in my opinion, the problem. A kid right out of college looking for a place to start helping could be told a lot better than, hey idiot, get lost, in response to a request. That kind of attitude wouldn't fly in a corporate environment, but it has been pretty common in this thread. Civility and understanding can go a long way and do a lot of good to help, even if the answer is no thank you, or not right now.
Pretty hard, as it turns out. I knew I was in trouble when after staring at the "start" screen for a few minutes, I had no idea how to access settings or navigate the file system to get to, say, my NAS unit or USB stick.
You mean to tell us you have 20 year experience with every version of windows from 3.0 forward, and you couldn't pull off hitting the Windows + E key? Windows + D, click the second icon on the task bar? 20 years? Really? Click on the desktop tile, then the explorer icon? No way you actually couldn't figure that out.
I have yet to go to a business as a sysadmin where they didn't use default passwords (P@ss1234, now how many businesses use that gem) which are on just about every device or local admin account.
Never used that one, we use p@ssw0rd!
Never ask two questions in a business letter. The reply will discuss the one you are least interested, and say nothing about the other.