Stop being offended on the behave of others, and call out others for it when you see it. I know several stories about pupils who got in trouble with their school for less.
Which only goes to show that they shouldn't be in a position that involves judgement, let alone teaching it.
Anyways, one of the things I will always remember him say to a group of students: "There are no stupid questions, only stupid students." And he always started a class with a story about his college days. Yup- I took compilers with him in 2005 and while it was one of the hardest courses I took, it definitely set the tone for what I wanted to work on. Alas, the CS department also famously fosters an honor-based social order called the "reasonable person principle".
I was really sad when he left Georgia Tech- he was definitely one of the best professors I had there. Essentially, everyone should behave like grown-ups and assume the same of everyone else.
I expect students to familiarise themselves with, and approve, these before signing a supervision contract.
Yes, I am always seeking ambitious, talented and motivated graduate students to join various projects. Please be precise and interesting in your application if you want to hear back from me.Back at CMU there were local-to-campus on-line bulletin boards. One of these was the "general" bboard for the CS department. Thus, while normal people would go to the general bboard to sell a used couch or get advice on selecting a water heater or find out what colloquium's were coming up next month, those people would often be confused and alarmed to find stuff like this:"16-Sep-82 Neil Swartz at CMU-750R Pigeon type question This question does not involve pigeons, but is similar: There is a lit candle in an elevator mounted on a bracket attached to the middle of one wall (say, 2" from the wall). The reasonable person principle doesn't leave a lot of easy room for rules like "don't post jokes to the general bboard else no desert for you". First, Scott Fahlman invented a typographic convention to signal that a post was a joke: :-)Later, the cs.opinion newsgroup was created and people were encouraged to act out their creative writing impulses opinion occasionally went off the rails (e.g., when one T. came to have a fondness for railing with apparent sincerity against minority students who he thought unworthy of being admitted). Occasionally some real gems of writing were posted there. I recall but don't have at hand several loving realist / surrealist descriptions he wrote of life in his native Georgia.More famously, and in some ways anticipating the SCSH acknowledgements, it this exchange: common knowledge that whenever you get two or more CS grad students together, the conversation will inevitably drift to the same topic: automatic weapons.If you're trying to reach me by email: due to the volume of email I receive, email has become an ineffective means of communicating with me.Please CC my executive assistant Eboni Austin, [email protected], on all critical correspondence.'' ``I think reading/posting on opinion is excellent foreplay, it kind of randomizes things: you can end up with a Muller story and get really turned on and end up screwing on top of the refrigerator, or you can read a Dippolitto or Sun post and feel like you're getting raped in a turkish prison by someone whose friendliest sex-toy is a cattle prod coated with vaseline.'' ``I decided some time ago that when I finally go over the edge I am going to start by killing as many insurance people as possible before the state police can put enough bullets in me to stop me.'' ``Given that justices of the Supreme Court receive lifetime appointments, I am completely against Bork's appointment.It seems like a big mistake to me to have someone so ugly making such important decisions.'' ``Having tried it both ways, I've found that it's a lot easier to bring it off on a big Steinway.'' ``Often when I hear someone flaming about English usage peeves, I get the definite feeling that this someone is massaging his balls and stroking his big, hard penis all the while thinking: `Hah, hah, that stupid asshole could be as big as me if he'd just use the fucking English language correctly.'''I find that there are far more people who worry that things might offend others than there are people who are actually offended by things.This is a broadly applicable template for writing reports based on empirical work.These are the guidelines I operate under as a supervisor.I have put together a bunch of useful content on this page.This is a broadly applicable, generic template for writing a proposal for an empirical research project.