General Chat Thread, I despair for our countries future generation! in General; A student just came into my office and asked if we had a colour photocopier.
I asked why.
She showed ...
6th March 2009, 02:33 PM #1
I despair for our countries future generation!
A student just came into my office and asked if we had a colour photocopier.
I asked why.
She showed me a "black and white" printout of some photos and told me she wanted to copy it.
I said that she wouldn't need a colour photocoper as the pictures where black and white.
She replied that the original pictures where colour sh wouldn't the copies come out in colour!!!
6th March 2009, 04:15 PM #2
Is this just a case of where she's telling you half the story - ie she's got the original photos, she's scanned and printed them but they came out black and white (on a black and white laser printer). Now what she would like is to take the original photos and copy them in colour.
Trouble is that she's not said that so she's not going to make much progress :-)
6th March 2009, 04:20 PM #3
She had printed the photos on a black and white printer from a web page!
6th March 2009, 04:28 PM #4
Student came up yesterday asking if we could restore a file that she had been working on at home and had mistakingly overwritten her original, she was fully expecting us to recover a file from our backup because her teacher told her that we backed up everything!
9th March 2009, 11:58 AM #5
Oh, if only that were true - we'd easily be able to sort *any* problem, not just IT ones...!
Originally Posted by Vegas
Drunk? Restore from before beer
Credit Crunch? Restore from time before recession
9th March 2009, 12:06 PM #6
On the other hand I had a student come to me this morning, he's 10 and was reinstalling XP on his home machine (as he's going to dual boot it) but ran up against needing some sound card drivers. So he downloaded the right ones and got it working. Then remembered I'd mentioned a sound card driver problem last week so came to me today with them on a USB stick incase I needed them. Thanked him and told him to come back at lunch and I'll do my best to explain how drivers work and are generally specific to device.
But he is one of the exceptions.
Last year had one of the supposedly "clever" ones spouting off infront of the whole class about how much faster the ICT suite would be if the PCs had wireless cards in them. Yup on a fully wired 100Mbit network, teacher hadn't arrived to I took the opportunity to educate them a little on the stupidity of his comment.
Oh, and the number of students who have no idea of the difference between the PC base unit and the monitor.
9th March 2009, 12:25 PM #7
That's probably not their fault. The teacher's don't know either.
Originally Posted by TwoZeroAlpha
9th March 2009, 12:35 PM #8
ah, the dissipated youth.
I pity them for they will carry the burden of paying for all the free lunches.
9th March 2009, 12:37 PM #9
In one of the classrooms a few months ago a student said to the teacher: "Sir my computers froze, is it because the windows open?"
Could have died laughing tbh :P
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