Okay guys, I seriously fucked up today. Earlier this afternoon, there was a small "incident" in my meeting with my supervising professor (I am a graduate student) and I just got an e-mail from him saying that he wasn't going to have the funding he thought he was and that I should probably look for another research team. I think that it's because of this incident but it's embarrassing so I don't want to confront him about it just in case nothing actually happened and he is just legitimately out of funds. But it's weird that it would be so sudden and that he would recommend switching teams literally the same afternoon.
I was over halfway done with my research. How do I ask him if it was concerning the "incident" without embarrassing myself? I sort of want to clear things up and preferably NOT lose my funding.
I didn't really want to say but I guess I have to specify. I don't think that it was that big of a deal and he might not have noticed.
So when I go to campus I close out my laptop and disconnect it from my charger and put it in my backpack. I'll do a quick glance to make sure there is no porn so I don't open it in a public place and somebody sees me watching porn. This morning I made sure there was no porn and then left for campus.
The meetings are just me and him in his office. I usually open up my laptop and then pull up the thing I want to show him (data or a paper or whatever) and then turn my laptop on his desk so he can see. This is also a failsafe in case I have crap up on my screen.
For whatever reason, when I opened up my laptop he just decided to walk over and look over my shoulder. NBD since I closed out of all the porn. He stood over my shoulder as I put in my login credentials, and even though it wasn't porn I had left a LiveLeak search up for "Baby Monkeys Getting Eaten". I didn't really exit the browser that quickly either so that didn't help. The entire rest of the meeting he was way quieter and more short with me than usual, and he seemed sort of flustered.
i'm 1/3 sure you're just bullshitting but anyway
look over whatever agreement you signed with your department, and look into the policies for your program.
if your PI does have money and he just doesn't want to pay you, that may be in violation of the agreements he signed.
if not... you're fucked bro.
but i'm pretty sure you're bullshitting.
One time as a grad student I got caught day trading stocks at work. Nothing happened. Though this was around the time another grad student in the lab was fabricating data, so nbd in the long run. Sorry for your troubles friend. Good luck.
2 things could have happened:
1) he's pissed at you for having that up, because it shows that you're not the person he thought you were. Brilliant grad students can turn into evil people (e.g. Unabomber)
2) He just found out he lost his grant money and so he was upset and was more curt/quiet than he wanted to be, but didn't want to have to deal with your reaction/lash out at you when he told you that you would have to stop your research in person
So... browsing porn in uni, thread?
I browse porn all the fucking time in campus, with my fucking student log in credentials, due to the fact I have been squatting in our robotics lab for two semesters (senior project).
I'm pretty fucking sure a few professors, and probably the dean is well aware of my porn habits.
And I still got my ME diploma!
Other grad student here,
Sounds like the normal everyday weird shit that professors hear/see. Trust me, with most you have to do so much worse to get kicked out. In my friends lab, the girl would work for like 4 days straight while snorting oxy in the bathroom, then dissapear no-contact for a week, rinse and repeat.
It took like a year and a half for her to get kicked, and that was because she failed a class, which is an instant terminate in grad school.
A lot of professors wont know/wont announce their funding situation. Under normal cicrumstances its sketchy, but in today's funding world it's pretty much the norm to not have enough to pay your lab/not know if your grant is renewed or not, even if you are an awesome lab (hell, a recent nobel prize winner has been having trouble with funding).
It was option B, no questions asked, unless your prof. Is a crazy stick in the mud.
Agreed, only browse porn through a virtual machine connected to another virtual machine acting as a gateway which then connects to the internet through a vpn which then goes through tor to access the porn, and only on a $200 laptop paid for in cash with the mac card spoofed on free mcdonalds wifi.
Don't want to take any chances now
Option 1) say you were searching for this
after hearing stories that you didn't think were true
Option 2) say you were looking for a particular porn video of young (18-22) black women receiving oral sex.
>Baby Monkeys Getting Eaten
you heard a story in the news about some mother monkey at a zoo eating her children
or were curious about whatever that hormonal instinct is that causes mothers to eat their newborns and wanted to read about a story of it
who fuckin cares that's all normal enough. i had to look up "bulldog mother eating her puppies" when mine had a litter and i was worried about what i needed to watch for
your professor probably was just under stressed and kind of upset and that's probably why he was quiet
>2) He just found out he lost his grant money and so he was upset and was more curt/quiet than he wanted to be, but didn't want to have to deal with your reaction/lash out at you when he told you that you would have to stop your research in person
It's absolutely this, i'm sure. Honestly don't see your live leak search as that big of a deal.
>A lot of professors wont know/wont announce their funding situation.
government grants are public information, anyone can look up the grants any professor has received
and the only case where a professor wouldn't know their funding situation is if they've applied for a new grant but haven't heard back on the result yet
>be in front of class for a presentation
>need to login in terminal
>look at the keyboard like a pleb, type my pw
>hear people laughing
>I look up, terminal has aborted login
>everybody sees my pw in plaintext
Why would you not be allowed to trade stocks? You do realize that you are allowed to use the internet for your personal business right? Half the people in your lab probably browse facebook or whatever the fuck during the day.
>You do realize that you are allowed to use the internet for your personal business right?
most unis ban profit-seeking activity on their network
you're not, for example, allowed to run a bitcoin miner on a laptop computer on our uni's network. found that out the hard way
That's more to do with it being a commercial server eating up bandwidth than anything else. College kids always buy and sell shit on ebay/amazon on the network just fine. Stocks should be no different.
Grants get pulled all the time.
Last year my adviser lost a grant which was supposed to provide funding for 3 grad-students. That was after being awareded before the first review process even started. It just got pulled because some bureaucrat wanted to move money around to a shinnier grant proposal.
A friend of mine wanted to show his supervisor that LaTeX was a superior tool for publications (yes, this is a long time ago). So he goes to Google, types "LaTeX" and hits the button labeled "You you feel lucky, punk?".
What appears on the screen was processing of sorts you could say but those were not words that were being processed. As an added bonus the secretary had come up to see and started giggling uncontrollably.
Other than a massive embarrassment there were no problems afterwards.
This makes me want to die.
When I was doing my MSc I occasionally shared basic field data with another student who had a similar project going on.
We got together so I could give her some data logger files from my laptop and at some stage we turned to google to figure something out.
As I started typing 'do' in the search bar, all my previous searches like "dog sex" dog cum" dog blow job" popped up. She fucking saw that shit. She didn't say a thing but she fucking saw it. Fuck.
i came to this board the second time so far because of the 9. planet and all i got was some funny oc to screencap for later use. see ya in the next ylyl.
Man we all have our fetishes, it's none of her business.
I do maintain, however, that everyone should have seperate equipment for their work and their recreation.
At the very least have different profiles for the two.
It's not just about porn. You don't want to lose your files because you fucked something up installing some package/game/exe.
Stories like this really make me feel lucky. A professor once went on my computer and started typing "s"-"e"- slowly while autocomplete ran as I just watched helplessly in the background sweating bullets. I've never been so relieved when it showed nothing embarrassing...
why were you watching that shit? so you support the sexual abuse of animals?
I hope a rabid dog bites off your nads one day
This isn't technically a porn story, but I once jacked off while staring at the back of my cute asian colleague while she was about three feet away (she was hunched over her computer and concentrating on her work with earbuds in). And by once, I mean twice. Shortest refractory period of my life. I only worked up the courage to do it after a term of secretly cumming in her sweaty used gloves, rubbing my dick on her labcoat (sometimes to finish) and licking her snacks.
These are the people you share a board with.
These are the people telling you your major is shit.
Nigga, just say you did it for science
But he didn't cut funding because of that, believe me
>I was over halfway done with my research.
Does this really happen to people? (Getting canned after you've done half your research)
Right now I'm working on a side project that is either going to make nature methods or waste 6 months of my life. Asked my PI when I began a month ago if he was okay with me taking time to find out how to do this since I don't have the experience. He was all for it until about a month in when he got tired of hearing ideas and wanted to see results for something that usually takes people 3-4 years to learn. I'm on a fellowship so money isn't an issue but losing your lab after years of research would suck...
Who is idiot here?
I used LaTeX for my PhD physics thesis so why should I not recommended it? Also my colleague recommended it. None involved had a humanities degree possibly with the exception of the secretary.
I browsed porn at my uni with my log, and I think they saw it atleast the admin guy didcause I couldnt log in for 1 week and then after that I could browse again ,they saw it and gaved me a warning I quess, now I dont do it anymore
What kind of university are you at? At the community college I went to there was no porn allowed period, public or private computers.
At my university there's no restriction on porn on a private computer in a private area by somebody 18 or older.
I also torrented shit all the time, all they did was make me click "I understand, won't do it again" every month when their system ran a check (I guess). And it just happened every month, and nothing every happened to me because of it.
>Does this really happen to people? (Getting canned after you've done half your research)
My thesis (MS) research is a half-finished project that a different student started and then "had to drop". Not sure whether she dropped out or was forced out, but it's a possibility.
Feels goodman though, I've got a bunch of data collected already and all I have to do and check it over (I think some stuff was photographed at a slight angle, and I'm doing morphometrics) before analyzing it.