1. cacandidate2015

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    I know Facebook and other networking sites are allowed at the federal service academies. Is this also the case at VMI? Or, are these sites blocked?
     
  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    It's allowed except for Rats.
     
  3. Kate

    Kate Prospective

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    When I visited VMI they said that they were able to go on Facebook, but were not allowed to use the chat.
     
  4. TurkishRunner

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    :thumb:
     
  5. bjkuds

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    What about skype? After breakout?
     
  6. TurkishRunner

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    You can skype after breakout. Hell you can skype before breakout. My room mate did ALL the time. Just watch out for the big scary RDC reps :cool:
     
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    Ok, I confess. What are "big scary RDC reps"?
     
  8. beyond

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    I'm not a VMI guy but I think RDC stands for Rat Discipline Committee. People that punish you for doing wrong like leaving your rat bible out.
     
  9. bjkuds

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    :shake: Thank you
     
  10. TurkishRunner

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    The RDC is the Rat Disciplinary Committee. If they catch you doing something you're not supposed to i.e talking outside barracks, on facebook chat, skyping, on youtube, improperly dressed, or what have you, then you get sent up to the RDC for a punishment. The punishment varies but its typically a lot of push ups or an intense work out.
     
  11. LongGreyLine Hopeful

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    I really wouldn't advise doing this...





    I think they'll find out if and when they decide to come here. Anything more than what is said during an overnight stay should just be left alone.
     
  12. bjkuds

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    I didn't say anything I haven't said to pre-strains. Also I agree its not a good idea, but if you got the gumption, ;)
     
  16. RahVaMil2009

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    It's all part of The Game™.

    The Game™ being, of course, determining how much you're willing to pay for a given option in each decision you make every day over the course of four years. :thumb:

    Newton's Third Law is the primary governing principle of life in the VMI Corps of Cadets.
     
  17. pennak

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    Got it. Thanks. I am sure that offense ranks right up there among the worse... geez
     
  18. sprog

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    This thread makes me feel old. Not slide-rule old, but old enough. I'm only 33, but these technological changes amaze me.

    We didn't have internet access in the Barracks until Spring Semester of my First Class year ('99), and to make a phone call you had to go to a bank of pay phones in Lejeune Hall or the Concourse (I know LH is demolished now :eek:).

    Do they still run stats? With all the phones, email, social networking etc., I wonder if this 19th Century mode of communication is still being practiced at VMI. It was STILL the #1 way in the mid to late 1990s.

    Do any of you know what a thing called a "computer lab" is? :shake:

    Still sounds like the RDC is full of the personality-deficient. Glad to see some things never change:biggrin:

    Rah Virginia Mil.
     
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