Like most people I have one of these USB memory sticks/thumb drives/flash storage/pen drives/whatever you call them, which I use for storing useful stuff. It’s not a big or clever one, but it works.
But for some reason, the university student cluster machines have a hard time with it. I’ve tried it on 4 different machines, and every time I do, it shows me the contents of a network drive instead of my memory stick. So instead of 64 MB of useful stuff, I get several gigabytes of, well, random stuff.
It works on my Mac and on other, similarly configured Windows machines, so I’m at a loss as to why this is happening. It’s quite annoying when there’s some files on your stick that you want to print and all you can find is a bunch of DLLs for some random maths program.