[Wolves] Is it me Sir?

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Mon Jan 26 10:45:34 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 10:39 +0000, dick_turpin wrote:
> Hi All
> Despite my daughters schools efforts to ensure they get a progressive
> education, which in laymen's terms means they leave as crack heads with
> the numeracy skills of a mollusc and the reading ability of a baboon
> Hannah and Monique have done pretty well so far.
> The IT lessons  have always been a source of amusement to myself over
> the years  I remember the time the girls wanted to run a Live Fedora
> disc "Its against school policy to use pirated software, Linux, what's
> that then?" or last year when the so called teacher said "OK everyone I
> have something new for you which the school is going to provide you with
> free of charge its an office package called Open Office"
> "Its OK sir we don't need that we've had that at home for like 7 odd years"
> The latest one is sort of the icing on the cake, four years ago every
> parent had a letter telling them their offspring needed a USB pen drive
> to use for school and home work (Does every child have a computer at
> home?) of course the school was selling drives at a slight mark-up which
> is fine in my book.
> So last week everyone had to hand over their USB's for testing! (Not
> sure if that's strictly legal but anyway) "Our systems are infected and
> we want to find out who infected us". After testing the drives a friend
> of Moniques appears to have had a Trojan so of course the poor girl is
> being blamed for everything including the black death. The use of USB
> drives has now been banned which begs some questions;
> 1. Surely they have some AV protection? (After all what did they test
> the drives with?)
> 2. What happens now with all this school/home work?
> 3. Are they going to reimburse everyone who purchased a school one?
> No wonder the council is itching to sell it to a developer for a quick
> Zillion Dollar note.
Pure comedy.

Of course the real issue is why they don't have the av software setup to
auto scan newly mounted drives, as oh so many of them do now-a-days :)
Seek That Thy Might Know

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