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    This teacher fails

    Last edited by mortstar; 12th December 2008 at 05:46 PM.

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    Brilliant!!
    Let me guess..... IT Teacher??

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennT View Post
    Brilliant!!
    Let me guess..... IT Teacher??
    1 here didn't know how to plug a USB cable in this week.

    You teach IT!

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    I was going to write something in their defence until I saw the article and the letter she'd written!

    Before the pi$$ taking continues, following on from one of the other recent threads here - if you saw the student booting Backtrack and not one of the standard Linux distros on the school PCs without your permission, would you not assume they were up to no good and confiscate CDs/spit dummy/throw book? </devils advocate hat>

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    Also read follow up blog post as well..

    Blog of helios: Character-Assasinations-Ain't-Us

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    It'd be a dumb school OTL that didn't prevent their PC's booting from anything but the installed HDD. Null question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Also read follow up blog post as well..

    Blog of helios: Character-Assasinations-Ain't-Us
    Thanks for that Russ - an important addition. I'm so glad that Ken is such a responsible person. Hopefully Karen will emerge unscathed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Also read follow up blog post as well..

    Blog of helios: Character-Assasinations-Ain't-Us
    I have to admit I was glad that appeared too... and if I may be so bold, brass-like and condescending (to myself as well I might) as hell we're all guilty of this to a lesser or greater degree.

    As a wise many once said...
    Judge not, lest you have walked a mile in another persons shoes...
    Personally I love the follow up to that..
    It means you're going to be a mile away when you finally give them your thoughts..


    ... but heck I have to wonder how many magazines, editors, etc... will be bothered at all about the follow up. It'll just be the whole barking dogs routine to get the irate reader wound up.

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    Also particularly pertinent that she was only repeating the line that her ICT team had fed her... M$ FUD.

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    i'm pretty sure I saw that the kid was showing them on his own laptop, not a school computer

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    Who said it's all true ? Just because it's on a website does not mean to say it's cast in stone - could be a load of , or an incident just over exaggerated.....



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    Man.. and I thought the Microsoft PR was good. Maybe the teacher was a little OTT but the Linux dweeb aying "Linux is superior to Microsoft Windows" shows that you can never have an unbiased view.

    Microsoft hate bearded weirdo... Linux hate global domination

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    "No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful"

    Woops!!! Looks like, if true, this teacher failed to do even a bit of basic research before before firing off her little email/letter.

    That's not unusual mind, i know one or two people who similarly work themselves up into a bit of a state.....and instead of sitting back counting to 10 and thinking about what they are actually about to do, they send out emails and letters before engaging brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    That's not unusual mind, i know one or two people who similarly work themselves up into a bit of a state.....and instead of sitting back counting to 10 and thinking about what they are actually about to do, they send out emails and letters before engaging brain.
    Been there, done it, and thus very aware of not throwing stones from glass houses.. Although I still do it from time to time...

    Now, so much wiser, calmer, etc... *whistles*


    I think we could all think of times when someone could have called us on something because we'd gotten very out of our depth because of a bad day, week or just plain feeling our oats... and then we've found out we're wrong, getting OTT or simply been put in our place.

    In this case the teacher made a mistake, pushed a lot of buttons and then could have paid a much higher price for it. I'm with the Helios blogger who pointed out that she's at least learned from her mistake. Who the heck are we (or anyone else) to cast her as if that learning can't be worth anything or too late.

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