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What an idiot

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by i_got_a_mohawk, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. 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..
  2. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    This is pretty routine really. They've always had to take them seriously, but since the Newtown shootings especially response has been very thorough.
  3. 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.
  4. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Stressful Harvard environment? Puh-leeease, the grade most often awarded at Harvard is A. Grade inflation wooo
  5. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    I thought you had to be smart to get into Harvard.
  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well, unfortunately for him, common sense and book smarts are 2 different things.
  7. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    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.
  8. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    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.
  9. 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.
  10. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Seems legit.
  11. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    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.
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Eh, I just studied for the exams and took them as they came.

  13. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    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.
  14. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long Supporting Member

    Sep 30, 2006
    Heh, he used TOR to avoid being traced. By connecting to it from campus. Not everyone is college material I guess.
  15. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    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.
  16. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I went to trade school. Machining. I remember doing a lot of pot.