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I once was in a programming class where the task was "build a calculator". A student did one with buttons 1, 2, 3 all the way up to about 25 and then ran out of space on the screen. We've asked this before but liked it so much we're asking again: What's the best example of ignorance you've encountered?

(, Thu 30 Aug 2012, 12:30)
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I used to work for a local council (which shall of course remain nameless)
...in their IT department, working on their Finance systems.

One of my jobs one day was updating the user records for everyone in the Finance department. In an example of scary ignorance, I found out as a result the Assistant Director of Finance, the main guy responsible for dictating computer policy, upgrades, security, new systems, etc, had NEVER logged in. Not once.

There was self-absorbed lanky streak of welsh piss who named himself 'Director of Networks', who decided (this was the 90's) during the council wide upgrade from Windows 3.11 to 95, instead of going for a Windows network, plumped for some kit from an unknown Norwegian company because they had taken him out for more meals. Needless to say, it was a piece of shit and a waste of time & expense that had to be replaced.

The local councillors were the most self-important and yet most ignorant fuckers around. You had to drop everything if one of them yelped for assistance, and most of the time it was because the dozy twats didn't know where the on button or 'the system was broken' i.e. they had entered their password incorrectly.

Still...your council tax at work... :)
(, Fri 31 Aug 2012, 11:37, Reply)

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