So my OS partner left my group; though he says that he still wants to be friends. Is he telling the truth?
Dave: Wake up and smell the roses. Face it. Its over. If he is willing to abandon you and let you face an extra 20 hours a week of coding. Could you really ever trust him again. If he cares that little about preserving your sanity, how could he honestly want to stay friends? A friend of mine once took OS without a partner( It is possible, really!). I think the asylum is about ready to release him.
GMT: This means one of two things: he does not think that you are up to speed in your coding or testing ability. He still likes your personality and still wants to hang out. Or: you're damn ugly and he'd rather look at your ass than your face (but you didn't offer him that)
Raymond: So your partner left you, eh? First thing I'll check are the suspicious FTP downloads you've been getting these past few days. Chance are, he's cheating on you with another guy. He's probably stealing the fruits of your labour and sharing the spoils with another coder you don't know about. If I were you, I'd cut off his access to your system before he takes anything else. If he wants to be friends, fine, but tell him to stay away from your kernel.
I am unsure if my boyfriend really likes me or if he is only interested in me because my Dad is a calculus prof. What should I do?
Dave: What makes you think he is only interested in you because your Dad is a calculus prof? Does he always want to do some integration while you are together? Does he show what it truly means to converge? I think that you should do something with him that doesn't involve calculus(Sigh, too bad everything involves calculus). And perhaps if all he is interested in then he is not even worth and infinitesimal. Send him off on a tangent till he sees your true value.
GMT: First, you want to make sure that he's not interested in your dad for non-calculus reasons (nudge nudge wink wink). It is suggested that you develop an elaborate stalking scheme to find out whether there is a correlation between when your boyfriend hangs up the phone and your dad goes to "work out". That's probably not the case, he's just using you to get good marks (bumlove).
Raymond: It really all depends. If he's naturally smart, he's probably trying to land a research assistant spot with your dad. If he's sort of average, or mildly stupid, then there's really nothing to worry about. Actually, YOU control his marks, so he has to pretty much do whatever you tell him to do. Use your father to YOUR advantage!