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mortimer6316dI got a similar call around 2009.
My mom was a professor at the city university, and got me a room in the dorms after my flat burned down around Christmas in '08.
I quickly discovered that the ethernet plug in my room gave me unregulated synchronous gigabit internet. In '09, this was mind-blowing, and 20 year old me proceeded to download (and seed...) as much pirated anime as I could find.
I came home from work one day to find that my internet no longer worked, and a letter in my mailbox from the university highlighting my recent Internet traffic.
After a call to the IT department ("look, dude, we can't prove exactly what it is you're doing, but come on man... Just stop it, ok?") I was granted access again, but I managed to snag about 500GB of anime in those few days, and I still haven't watched all of it...
DirtEffect80614d@mortimer Hah hah I love that story!
Universities are awesome. While I was working there (about 8 years) a lot of weird shit happened, but only two people got into serious trouble. One guy from our institute thought it might be a good idea to use the universitiy's cluster for this new thing called "bitcoin mining" in 2012 or 2013 or so. When university learned what he was doing and that he was using university equipment to generate a second income they activated the legal team and this is a bunch you don't ever want to come in contact with. They threatened him with immediate job loss and legal consequences, and I faintly remember he even had to give them the bitcoin he had mined.
Another guy from a different institute also got some serious network traffic one day. University IT investigated what was going on and found that the dumbass hosted a forum for some really appalling fetish porn on his office PC. This is the only guy I ever heard about being fired on spot.
linuxxx26Not a windows hate rant, just a funny encounter at work. Was configuring KDE on my work pc and got the windo...
peterzig4The first documented time of "impressing ladies with my computer skills" 😄😄 I was 4 or 5 yrs old, using...
Kryptic04how i spend so long on this as a child i dont know, but i wouldn't change it for the world, damn this brings b...