Buddy of mine posted a wee tidbit on his site in regard to security and damn foolishness. The exchange is immortalized here:

I purchased a Dell server today for work, through our account representative at Dell. At the end of the order process, just before confirmation, the Dell representative said:

"Federal law requires that we ask what will this server be used for?"

I asked, incredulously, Why the hell does the federal government care? to which the Dell representative replied PATRIOT Act .

Maybe they were worried he'd run x86 OS X with special Goatse attachment.

I'm pissy today so I expect only tips and praise to be sent to the tips line, no spelling/usage tips. That means you, BJ.

Security Through Stupidity [Skippy.net]