• Bobbo (unregistered)

    There were plenty of birds in my class at school. That's a very sexist word though.

  • Haf (unregistered)

    Why didn't he just rename them?

  • GettinSadda (cs)

    Wow - if this is the way CS courses run there it is no surprise WTF code is so common!

  • (no name) (unregistered)

    He should have named them "assignment1.exe" or "schoolwork1.exe" etc.

    CAPTCHA: Am I a genitus?

  • Coyne (cs)

    He should have renamed them Assignment1.exe, Assignment2.exe, and etc. That would have satisfied the Dean, because names are clearly everything.

  • FriedDan (cs) in reply to (no name)
    (no name):
    He should have named them "assignment1.exe" or "schoolwork1.exe" etc.

    Funny, those were the names of the games I stored on my schools network!

  • Hogger (unregistered)

    This is like Al Capone being brought in for tax evasion. Yeah, the things that he was busted for were not games, and yeah, the Dean didn't listen. But there was an eyewitness to the actual rule violation, for which there were no real consequences, and he got a C-- rather than an E for doing nothing at all in the class...insert your own <the real wtf> here.

  • Steve The Cynic (cs)

    Once again, the man who has already decided what is true meets a truth that disagrees with him.

    And once again, the truth loses.

    That said, it is beyond me why Andy didn't just delete the .exe files and keep the source in the network folder. Or is this one of those wacky places that grades only on the finished executables?

  • Eric (unregistered)

    This story doesn't make any sense to me. Who has the time to go through folders and manually check file names? Why wouldn't you spend 2 minutes explaining the situation to someone else? How did you know you wouldn't get an F after you emptied your folder?

  • Alex (unregistered)

    I don't know who is more foolish -- the Principal for being so ignorant of the curriculum of his classes; the teacher for giving Andy a C- and not asking where all his programs were; or Andy for just rolling over and accepting the punishment for an offense he didn't commit.

    The story started off just like my senior year and ended so absurdly as to remove all likelihood of being true.

  • Steenbergh (unregistered)

    If you suck up to the network admin, he actually lets you play Doom on his LAN. Worked in my high school anyway.

  • shotcircut (unregistered)

    Or... here's a crazy idea. Create a password protected zip called, "C++ assignments" and give the password to the professor.

    I'm sorry, but this is a little bogus.

  • MacHaggis (unregistered)
    I don't know who is more foolish -- the Principal for being so ignorant of the curriculum of his classes; the teacher for giving Andy a C- and not asking where all his programs were; or Andy for just rolling over and accepting the punishment for an offense he didn't commit.

    The real problem here is that people don't make an effort anymore in making up credible sounding stories

  • blindman (unregistered)

    Sorry. Don't believe this one. Try again.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    Not sure when comments were required to whine about how the article can't possibly be true. None of the events in this article are unbelieveable; uncaring professors and ignorant deans are common occurences in academia. Swap "professors" with "bosses" and "deans" with "managers", and now it's a business model that's just as likely.

  • J (unregistered)

    The Real WTF is that this is supposed to be believable.

  • frits (cs) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    That said, it is beyond me why Andy didn't just delete the .exe files and keep the source in the network folder. Or is this one of those wacky places that grades only on the finished executables?

    Yeah I already said that. Except when you say it, I fall asleep half..zzzZZZZ snort

  • Adam Robinson (unregistered) in reply to blindman

    What he said.

  • The Enterpriser (cs)

    He was lectured for a crime he did commit but on the wrong evidence. Seems fine to me.

    Also, he received a c- because he is shit at coding. He was also useless with communication so probably flunked his English class too.

  • wtf (unregistered)

    The reason we see so many whining comments is that people only post comments when they're motivated to do so. If you read the story and think "gosh, that's plausible, at least if we assume some liberties were taken with the dialogue. Sucks to be him", well, you're not going to post a comment about that. That's about the only sensible reaction to this story, so unless someone has something interesting to say that people can follow up on, this'll be a very boring comments page. And this post isn't helping with that at all. A more boring comment than this one is hard to imagine, isn't it? It's really got nothing to offer you, the reader, except the faint hope that I might pull out of this with something clever, but this time I'm going to surprise you: I'm not going to. This contribution to the tedium of the comments page will, I hope, help us all to give up on the comments for today and get back to work. You can do your part by continuing to add your own reasons why this post isn't sufficiently funny or plausible or horrifying or implausible or non-tech-related to qualify as a "real WTF".

  • The Enterpriser (cs) in reply to wtf
    wtf:
    The reason we see so many whining comments is that people only post comments when they're motivated to do so. If you read the story and think "gosh, that's plausible, at least if we assume some liberties were taken with the dialogue. Sucks to be him", well, you're not going to post a comment about that. That's about the only sensible reaction to this story, so unless someone has something interesting to say that people can follow up on, this'll be a very boring comments page. And this post isn't helping with that at all. A more boring comment than this one is hard to imagine, isn't it? It's really got nothing to offer you, the reader, except the faint hope that I might pull out of this with something clever, but this time I'm going to surprise you: I'm not going to. This contribution to the tedium of the comments page will, I hope, help us all to give up on the comments for today and get back to work. You can do your part by continuing to add your own reasons why this post isn't sufficiently funny or plausible or horrifying or implausible or non-tech-related to qualify as a "real WTF".

    The people responsible for this comment have been sacked.

    A Møøse once bit my sister ...

  • x-sol (unregistered)

    All of you who can't believe this either did not go to school, went to some mythical good school, haven't worked in very many places, or you are just so exceptionally lucky you've never had to witness how bad it really is out there....

    CAPTCHA: decet

  • Pete (unregistered)

    Sounds like a buddy of mine in high school. Chemistry/Bio Computer lab had no BIOS passwords, so he set them to boot off of the B:\ drive (which didn't exist) and then passlocked the BIOS.

    School admins INSISTED on paying for "Professional Repair" to have the BIOS reset, then (for some reason) the OS reinstalled. This way they could bone my budyy over the costs and time lost, instead of simply asking him for the BIOS password.

  • Samuel Henderson (unregistered) in reply to Hogger
    Hogger:
    This is like Al Capone being brought in for tax evasion. Yeah, the things that he was busted for were not games, and yeah, the Dean didn't listen. But there was an eyewitness to the actual rule violation, for which there were no real consequences, and he got a C-- rather than an E for doing nothing at all in the class...insert your own <the real wtf> here.

    Except he didn't break any rules and he actually did do his work.

    But really, what kind of a student would just give up that easy (especially when it means going from an A to a C). Surely it would have been easier to get his teacher to step up for him and explain that those programs were all assignments... Easier still would be to just rename the files.

  • RaspenJho (cs) in reply to wtf

    Ugh... I've been hit by Wall of Text for 25 points.

  • billy bob (unregistered)

    hi,

    my daddy named me william robert but all my frends call me billy bob. everyone says yall are right bollum smart. id like to get that innernet. can you help me get some of that interenet. i really would like that intnet cuz then i could send stuff to my babys mommas and do the ebay and whatvevr.

    thanks so much

    billy bob

  • catch up (unregistered) in reply to x-sol
    x-sol:
    All of you who can't believe this either did not go to school, went to some mythical good school, haven't worked in very many places, or you are just so exceptionally lucky you've never had to witness how bad it really is out there....

    CAPTCHA: decet

    The unbelievable part is nothing to do with the 'bad' school. It is that our talented hero handled the situation in such an incompetent and unbelievable manner.

  • Yimin (unregistered)

    Not very believable. Two things everyone should get out of college/university:

    • getting lots of contacts for later on
    • understanding that EVERY decision can be appealed

    The learning stuff is okay, but most of it is useless, forgotten quickly, and out of date.

  • Don (unregistered) in reply to Pete
    Pete:
    Sounds like a buddy of mine in high school. Chemistry/Bio Computer lab had no BIOS passwords, so he set them to boot off of the B:\ drive (which didn't exist) and then passlocked the BIOS.

    School admins INSISTED on paying for "Professional Repair" to have the BIOS reset, then (for some reason) the OS reinstalled. This way they could bone my budyy over the costs and time lost, instead of simply asking him for the BIOS password.

    Sorry, but I'm having a hard time feeling sorry for your friend. He was a dick and the school admins were dicks right back at him. Karma's a bitch.

  • annoyed (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Not sure when comments were required to whine about how the article can't possibly be true. None of the events in this article are unbelieveable; uncaring professors and ignorant deans are common occurences in academia. Swap "professors" with "bosses" and "deans" with "managers", and now it's a business model that's just as likely.

    I think it's at the point where a 4th year college senior doesn't have the ability to do any of the obvious. Most of which have been reduxed numerous times above.

    1. Rename said executables.
    2. Encrypt and password protect assignments folder - for added fun, put some dummy files in the root folder and rename actual folder to .assignments (assuming linux)
    3. Hand in said Zip disk before when all assignments are complete / when professor expects them.
    4. As uncaring as the professor is, in 6 years at 2 different colleges I did not have one who didn't care so much that they wouldn't accept a late assignment with reasonable excuse and proof that the assignments were finished long before the due date.
  • Earl J. Llama (unregistered) in reply to The Enterpriser
    The Enterpriser:

    The people responsible for this comment have been sacked.

    A Møøse once bit my sister ...

    No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink"...

  • J. (unregistered) in reply to Bobbo
    That, and a written apology, emailed to my office, and I think we can put this whole ugly incident behind us.
    I would have considered sending a letter of apology saying "I am sorry that I did the course assignments".

    Totally would have considered it.

  • x-sol (unregistered) in reply to catch up
    catch up:
    x-sol:
    All of you who can't believe this either did not go to school, went to some mythical good school, haven't worked in very many places, or you are just so exceptionally lucky you've never had to witness how bad it really is out there....

    CAPTCHA: decet

    The unbelievable part is nothing to do with the 'bad' school. It is that our talented hero handled the situation in such an incompetent and unbelievable manner.

    maybe I'm just too used to people refusing to hear what is being said (or bothered with reality), but yeah I really doubt I would have let that go, at the very least I would have spoken to the prof. and given him the zip disk; even though they used to cost what $25

  • x-sol (unregistered) in reply to J.
    J.:
    That, and a written apology, emailed to my office, and I think we can put this whole ugly incident behind us.
    I would have considered sending a letter of apology saying "I am sorry that I did the course assignments".

    Totally would have considered it.

    Writing is the real WTF:

    WAC 434-610-025 No agency filings affecting this section since 2003 "Writing" defined.

    "Writing" means handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostatting, photographing, and every other means of recording any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, symbols, or combinations thereof, and all papers, maps, magnetic tape, punched cards, discs, drums, and other documents.

  • Dan (unregistered)

    Why didn't he talk to his professor and him talk to the dean? Or at least tell the professor what happened and turn in the assignments another way?

  • Dan (unregistered) in reply to Earl J. Llama
    Earl J. Llama:
    The Enterpriser:

    The people responsible for this comment have been sacked.

    A Møøse once bit my sister ...

    No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink"...

    The people responsible for these further comments have been sacked.

  • Dave (unregistered)

    I remember in highschool, we had a technology class. In this class there was a flight simulator game, Sim City game, and the Incredible Machine game.

    I put them all on my Network drive. The next day I was called in to the office and basically told. "You won't get in trouble, but you're not allowed to have those there, go delete them now"

    And that was the end of my WTF story.

  • Pekka (unregistered) in reply to Dan
    Earl J. Llama:
    The Enterpriser:

    The people responsible for this comment have been sacked.

    A Møøse once bit my sister ...

    No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink"...

    Yes, that can happen. If she'd used a Finnish interspace toothbrush, it wouldn't have been a problem.

    My sister once bit a moose.

  • GalacticCowboy (cs) in reply to J.
    J.:
    That, and a written apology, emailed to my office, and I think we can put this whole ugly incident behind us.
    I would have considered sending a letter of apology saying "I am sorry that I did the course assignments".

    Totally would have considered it.

    "Assuming that you allow me to graduate, I will make sure that it never happens again."

  • Luis (unregistered)

    This reminds me at the university 15 years ago: it was forbideen do leave files in several win3.11 computers because they hade to format them every week or so because of virus. My trick was to put a copy of all my files in a zipfile renamed to something.DLL inside windows folder. Worked (almost) everytime :)

    captcha: cogo

  • jdw (unregistered) in reply to Pete
    Pete:
    Sounds like a buddy of mine in high school. Chemistry/Bio Computer lab had no BIOS passwords, so he set them to boot off of the B:\ drive (which didn't exist) and then passlocked the BIOS.

    School admins INSISTED on paying for "Professional Repair" to have the BIOS reset, then (for some reason) the OS reinstalled. This way they could bone my budyy over the costs and time lost, instead of simply asking him for the BIOS password.

    Fantastic.

    I did this exact same thing, and got called into the principal's office and asked for the password. :p

  • Remy Porter (cs) in reply to x-sol

    I'm glad someone caught that.

  • Bince (unregistered) in reply to Dan
    Dan:
    Earl J. Llama:
    The Enterpriser:

    The people responsible for this comment have been sacked.

    A Møøse once bit my sister ...

    No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink"...

    The people responsible for these further comments have been sacked.

    Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti...

  • Bub (unregistered) in reply to FriedDan

    Funny, those were the names of the porn archives I stored on my schools network!

  • JSelf (unregistered)

    Am I the only one that thought this was related to diablo 2?

  • Ken B. (unregistered) in reply to J.
    J.:
    That, and a written apology, emailed to my office, and I think we can put this whole ugly incident behind us.
    I would have considered sending a letter of apology saying "I am sorry that I did the course assignments".

    Totally would have considered it.

    From: $student To: $dean Cc: $professor

    Dear $dean,

    I am sorry for using the school's computers and resources for my required class assignments. As per your orders, I have deleted all of my required assignments from the network. Rest assured that I will do my best in the future to not use school resources for my assignments, and inform my professors that this is under your orders.

    Sincerely, $student

  • Remy Porter (cs) in reply to JSelf
    JSelf:
    Am I the only one that thought this was related to diablo 2?

    Right publisher, wrong game. You get half credit for your "Obscure Video Game Reference" thread.

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    If you don't have the guts to stand up for yourself when you're patently in the right then you deserve to get a C. It goes nicely with your C-grade spine.

    So anyway, where was today's WTF?

  • NoAstronomer (unregistered)

    TDWTF owes me a bullshit meter since mine now appears to be broken.

  • Pekka (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    If you don't have the guts to stand up for yourself when you patently deserve a c then you deserve to get a C. It goes nicely with your C-grade spine.

    FTFY. Although in this case, I guess he deserved a PASCAL.

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