[Chicago] Python for hacking and security testing.

Joshua Herman zitterbewegung at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 17:07:47 CEST 2015

The teacher should have said: Figuring things out yourself is really useful
and finding out how to learn something is even better. Even if you spend
thousands of dollars for your education it is more useful to learn how to
learn better using the tools you have.
On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Lewit, Douglas <d-lewit at neiu.edu> wrote:

> A professor told me that *Python has some great builtin tools for hacking
> and security testing*.  Could someone please point me in the right
> direction.  *Where are those tools?*  Thanks!
> I queried this professor, but her reply was, "Just Google it and figure it
> out!"  Oh nice!  That's why I'm spending thousands of dollars on my
> education, right?  So some professor can just tell me to go home and
> consult Google?  Is there no end to all the lazy, sloppy teaching that goes
> on in our colleges and universities?  And lest you think I'm overly
> critical of professors, I am one too!  I teach part-time at a community
> college in the suburbs and used to be a high school math teacher.  So after
> all these years of standing in front of a chalkboard or whiteboard I really
> DO know the difference between good teaching and bad teaching!
> Unfortunately most college/university professors know their field extremely
> well, but they haven't taken the time to really learn about the process of
> learning.  (And it is a process.)  This is where elementary and high school
> teachers have the advantage.  Elementary and high school teachers know less
> about their respective fields, but they know much more about the
> psychological process of learning.  They are also often much better when it
> comes to classroom organization and curriculum development.  The last thing
> I would tell a student is "Just go home and Google it!"  (Translation: I'm
> just too darn busy to be bothered with you silly little questions!  After
> all, I have "research" to do!!!)  I get VERY angry when I encounter
> teachers like that.  They should NOT be teaching!
> I just had to vent!
> Best,
> Douglas Lewit
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