DailyDirt: Stupiditry, Yah

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Everyone does something stupid from time to time, but there are some stories that are just amazingly bizarre and a little bit dumb -- and they should be shared. But the Darwin Awards are a bit too brutal because someone has to die (or be made sterile) as a result of his/her own stupidity. So here are just a few examples of stupiditry in action, where people might get injured but not too seriously. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: bizarre, catherine venusto, stupidity, talkeetna, tony robbins


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    TtfnJohn (profile), 26 Jul 2012 @ 11:45pm

    Mom not so bright...

    Just what did she get for her son bumping his grades up from a 98 to a 99? The teacher pressing harder on the report card when he wrote "A" there?

    Her daughter's retroactive excuse suddenly appeared in the data base.

    The felony charges are about her being in the computer without authorization in the first place. But, just a second here? Did the school board involved shut her account down, as any half decent network admin with a head to shove up his behind should have done as she left the building on the her last day of work.

    I doubt she had the skill required to actually crack into a system so we're left with the network admin who didn't shut her access off is now madly covering his ass, the one he can no longer shove his head into, to shift the blame onto a mother who doesn't seem all that bright to start with.

    Strikes me that if her account was still valid that she wasn't breaking in as much as doing a days work for no pay.

    Granted changing the upper 0.5 percentile of a bell curve student from a 98 to a 99 is going to be noticed but she doesn't seem to have figured that one out.

    And that someone might have noticed her daughter really was at school when she changed things to a medical exception. Not a complete Darwin fail but certainly not a success.

    But felony? Cracker? I don't think so.

    Like I said its looking more and more like the school and it's network type covering each other's butts, particularly the one in charge of alleged security. They never shut her employee ID and password

    Previous to this I'm sure she was reading the comic strip User Friendly. :-)

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