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Dumbass #129 - Submitted on 07-18-2002 by DarthVain
Well this is an older tale. It happend back in 94 or 95 can't remember. I was in highschool. Was in a very basic computer course (was the first year offered at school). Anyway I had gotten into computers early (thanks to dad), and knew my way around more than most. Anyway one day we had another lame computer assignment that was supposed to take days to finish that I did in minutes. That left me with a lot of free time (but not really as I couldn't leave the class). The "computers" we were using were at the time top of the line color Mac Classics...ugh..puke. Anyway due to the classroom setting (teacher was not an idiot) everything was secure and no games (boo). Anyway this left me very board. One neet thing (at the time) was that the OS had a built in encryption algorthim. So I was happly encrypting all my floppys for something to do.

<time passes> The next day, I go back to school only to be hauled into the principal's office, along with a buddy of mine. To make a long story short, my buddy (good guy, just don't know computers very well) had seen me encrypting my stuff and thought it was cool. So cool in fact that, he decided to do it as well. Aparently he wasn't paying very close attention to what I was doing, so instead of encyrpting his a: drive, you guessed it, he encrypted his c: drive. No only did he do that, but he also forgot the password he gave it. I was also told that since the network was setup as a ring network, if any of the computers went down the whole network also went down (not sure of the validity of this statement, tis what I was told, and I don't deal with Mac's much, neither then nor now). Anyway so guess who gets punished. You got it yet again smart guys, me. Got supespended for 3 days and had to help out in the network lab for a week. All that for finishing my work early and protecting my files. Doesn't seem quite fair does it. Oh and what happened to my buddy... Nothing, they were going to have him help out in the lab as well, until they figured out he didn't know what he was doing.

So who is the dummy here, me, my buddy, or the school?

Or is is just Mac that is the dummy for allowing a very tight security systems for admins etc... but allowing any dumb shumk to encrypt the harddrive on a network.

Anyway thats my funny but so very true dumb story.

- DarthVain
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