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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by i_got_a_mohawk, Dec 18, 2013.
Bomb scare to avoid a test? Oldest trick in the book. We'd get them all the time back in high school. (mid 80's).
So much for Harvard being the grounds of clever and original thinkers..
This is pretty routine really. They've always had to take them seriously, but since the Newtown shootings especially response has been very thorough.
Yup, happened a couple of times in both my grade school and high schools back in the late 60's, early seventies. I agree, though the guy is an idiot.
Stressful Harvard environment? Puh-leeease, the grade most often awarded at Harvard is A. Grade inflation wooo
I thought you had to be smart to get into Harvard.
Well, unfortunately for him, common sense and book smarts are 2 different things.
I worked at a high school in the 1970s.
To get out of tests they used the students used to pull the fire alarm.
After starting a fire so it was legit to pull the alarm.
The school I attended, at least the Chemistry Department, wasn't so kind.
I can recall class averages that weren't just Fs but low Fs. Class ave 25. anything below a 50% was an F.
Well, there you go. If there's a fire, pulling the fire alarm is a reasonable course of action and the fire dept. had something to do when they got there.
Back in the 70's, a common prank at my high school on a nice sunny day in June, was do have someone call the school and tell them there was a bomb in a locker, set to go off at 3pm. The call would happen around noon and the school would be evacuated. The fire department had to open 1,500 lockers to find the alleged bomb. Meanwhile, students basked in the sun and hung out by the creek behind the school.
Eh, I just studied for the exams and took them as they came.
Right. What a novel concept. I partied the night before, and still did well. But that was at state school, not Harvard.
I know a guy in college who partied until 2 am every single day. He loved it. But he also got a 3.9 gpa. He made it a point to open his backpack everyday when he got home from school, and do his work first. Then he would take a nap. He was so motivated by partying, that he did what he needed to and got it out of the way. He is now a very successful executive.
Heh, he used TOR to avoid being traced. By connecting to it from campus. Not everyone is college material I guess.
Duh, doing anything from a network computer. I'm surprised that using TOR for any reason doesn't set off alarm sirens in a controlled network environment.
I went to trade school. Machining. I remember doing a lot of pot.