I feel a tad disgruntled about this situation. This has
happened to me before and is quite annoying. Last
year (I think it was April sometime) Comms 2000 was
on in the RDS. Although the ads i had seen said "no
students" (they didnt mention anything about under 18s)
i decided to go anyway.
upon my arrival i had given my details and had just recieved
a name tag (which had the wrong company name on it ... grrrr)
when a suited individual came up to me with a grin on his face.
this skulking individual told me that students were not admitted
to the show. with a bit of charm and a firm voice i told him
that i was representing my company (the one i had done work
experience for). he then, looking quite pale, backed off.
<lies>unfortunately i was not finished. i also share the brainpan
philosophy. with a swift chop to the cereberal cortex he fell
allowing me to walk into the exhibition.</lies>
my point is: any student worth his/her salt can "social engineer"
somebody. they needen't even be as 1337 as i am to do it. often
it is students who have the most to contribute to an event or project.
*cough* linus torvalds *cough*. i reckon that the event should be
open to students or anyone for that matter. maybe something like
a no under 16s rule may be acceptable but under 18s?? give us
anyway, back to my rock i go,
"...Suphul clouds are in the air,
The night of doom has come..."
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