There’s a terrific story over at IT Toolbox that tells of a professor and one of his childish teenage students. Nicknamed “Pima” (for being a pain in his ass), the student would goof off and pretend to be uber-l337 by changing the root password, arguing points in class – you know, that sort of thing. Since all the students’ PCs are netbooted from a central computer in the class, when the prof. discovered root had been changed, he became curious.
Curiosity eventually lead the cat to become mischievous. He recorded some choice sound files with a microphone, wrote a script to play them back, and set the computer’s speaker volume at 75%. To make sure this little brat would be set straight, he even went so far as to pry the volume button off with a pocketknife!
The stage was set. Pima sat down with a shit-eatin grin on his face. Minutes later, three separate files were played at intervals:
-“YOU SHOULDNT HAVE CHANGED MY ROOT PASSWORD BOY!”
-“MY HUMPS! MY HUMPS! MY ITTY BITTY HUMPS!”
-“ATTENTION CLASS. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DONT PAY ATTENTION TO THE INSTRUCTOR, CHANGE YOUR ROOT PASSWORD AND COMPLETELY DISREGARD YOUR ASSIGNED WORK. THAT IS ALL.”
Needless to say, Pima got is act together and now shows up to class 5 minutes early. Never mess with your CS teacher. Ever.
Im In Your Leenucks Box Changing Your Password [ITtoolbox]