Lina had this geek moment going on in one of her classes recently.
(Warning: Geek humor ahead!)
We were in the Network Security
class and the subject of the lecture was cryptography when the
professor caught one of his students reading the newspaper.
“Excuse me sir, but if you want to read The Exponent
then I will have to ask you to leave the class.”
In full confidence the student answered, “I’m sorry sir, but I was
looking at the ‘cryptography’ section and I thought this applies to what
we are learning today,” (Note: The cryptography section is part of the
puzzles section in the newspaper along with the crosswords – both a hit
with the students during mundane lectures).
The rest of the class started to snicker at his remarks when the
professor smilingly continued, “And what kind of cryptography would
With a smug the student replied, “That would be
stream cipher cryptography,
Acknowledging the student’s wit, “That’s right. You have a quick mind,
He let the student stay on till the end of the class.
Quick witted smart ass geek indeed!