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Computer Genius: Looking for a new school

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Carleton’s overreaction to a student pointing out their computer security flaws has resulted in the students withdrawing from the university.

Nevermind the fact the university is using an anvil to swat a fly; they are losing the opportunity to engage a brillant student in a positive manner.

Clearly, this student is extremely talented in Computer Science. Yes, he did violate the student code of conduct.

That said, I very much doubt the university would be punishing him so severely if it were not for the embarassment they suffered when he finally made the institutions flaws public.

If I were the head of a major computer science program; I’d be actively recruiting this student.

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