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We remember when this was all fields, and lived a furtive life of dial-up modems and dodgy newsgroups. Tell us about how you came to love the internets.

(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 11:56)
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Second-hand story, may contain liez
For some reason a mate of the college computing officer was one of our flats during a university party (friend of a friend, probably) and was telling the story of how said computing officer was responsible for detecting and sanctioning misuse of the college IT network. One weekend he noticed a huge and unexpected spike in internet usage, and narrowed it down to one single college residence, inhabited by...a physics student who had decided to convert his PC into a P2P fileserver, single-handedly accounting for 90% of college network traffic that weekend.

The Dean summoned the student and gave him a grudgingly impressed bollocking along the lines of "You can either get kicked out right here and now, or you can become the next computing officer." He apparently chose the latter option.
(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 14:09, closed)
p2p fileserver?
(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 14:19, closed)
Whats a computing officer?
That sounds brilliant.
"What do you do?"
"I am a computing officer".
"Wow! What does that involve?"
"Officiating computing".
(, Fri 23 Mar 2012, 13:40, closed)

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