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Old 03-10-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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F*** this

Fing mother fer god dit fing horse s... Which brings me to my latest outbreak of unending cursing. Here's the basics... My engineering graphics teacher requires the final to be turned in on a burnt disc. In a normal school this would be fine... But there is always a catch. Thanks to the Dept of Transportation and Defense our computers are completely and utterly useless... We did in fact pay $3000 for a Dell (supposedly for program licenses) that is in my opinion not worth $100 because of how much they've restricted it (even though they're ours). My computer got the worst of the "security updates" since it is now rendered useless. I cannot burn discs, defrag, install/uninstall programs, send emails containing excel spreadsheets, look at any website with words containing game, adult, adult content (yeah that wallpaper site we have), curse words, firearms, weapons (makes ordering paintball supplies hard), fun, entertainment, and other sites containing remotely useful information. Granted hackers could probably somehow break into my computer, hack into the network, find out our academy has ridiculously low funding, and come to the sad conclusion that even government officials working for the DoT don't know this academy exists... Which brings me to the other dumb topic. The instructor is too stubborn of an a to change the policy so that I can hand it in on a thumb drive, or through email... Apparently that is too hard. Hell I could even print out the damn thing. Thing is all of this could have been avoided if I followed my psychic intuition and had emailed him the files immediately afterwards because there was this feeling in the back of my head that the files did not quite burn right... All in all this has been a huge waste of time and caused so much frustration over something that can be simply overcome but cannot due to incompetency of a few people... (I have corrected my teacher on a few things in that class). This has resulted in me having to take the final all over again during a normal school week and my computer still doesn't burn discs properly. If you have suggestions about burning a disc without using roxio, or windows, or anything that requires an install, please tell me... The only thing that is keeping me from freaking out is the fact that I know I can easily pass the final...

EDIT: forgot my emoticons I was so angry
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:25 PM   #2
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dude. fuck that.

you cant look at porn on your own laptop? that sucks.

as for the homework...email it to yourself and burn it at school on the library computers?
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:43 PM   #3
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That's pathetic. They need to try real computers, PC w/Linux, or Apple Macs.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:16 AM   #4
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dude. fuck that.

you cant look at porn on your own laptop? that sucks.

as for the homework...email it to yourself and burn it at school on the library computers?

It's one of those things where they're like damn you must have cheated because you didn't turn it in while I was watching you. Never mind the whole honor code thing or the fact that files show when they were last edited. And adult content is not that big of a deal. I just threw that in there (most porn isn't really blocked but car wallpapers are??). Anyway this is a teacher that everyone, not only students but staff too, do not like. At least he's not pulling a dick move like he said he would if this would happen. Originally he said he'd just fail you if you weren't able to burn it. Eh the main reason I'm upset is because it's all so stupid. I didn't bring my laptop home with me because it was pointless, and since I didn't bring it home I couldn't email him the file over break. Which doesn't really matter because he doesn't check email anyway (took until yesterday to reply to my original reply stating my circumstances). I just got really pissed off yesterday because I'd send him an email, he'd read the first sentence and then ask me a question that was answered in the first email. I don't know it's almost taken care of just I hate paying for a computer I can't even use when I go home. Not to mention the almost certain chance that it will die out at sea because it hasn't had a defrag... ever. Kind of need it for sea projects. I'm probably going to partition it to have *Academy network friendly windows* and *windows that works*. Next year they wont have so many problems with the computers for the people coming in because they wont be forcing software on to a computer that has something already on it causing unexpected results. Whatever this is minor compared to everything else I just felt the need to bitch about it last night.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:47 AM   #5
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^^^ so the built in cd burning in windows (which is roxio) doesnt work either?

screw the BS. install linux.
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Yeah I know it's stupid. I'm going to probably leave a little bit of Academy's version of windows and partition it so I can still use the Academy network. Actually I might just ask them if I can install something and then simply give myself admin rights. I'll probably do that Friday since that's when I have the least classes. Also I'll see if it's just a bad cd burner. Anyway retook the test and all should be good.
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