Yeah, I'm sorry, I had to do a bit of a performance art piece, here.
I thought it might be the best way to help him.
In graduate school, everyone is guaranteed to fail at something.
Honestly, I had already figured you're some kind of a sysadmingodmindcrypto, or maybe even a pure mathematician, so deal with it. And those don't come out of Phoenix University, usually.
...Is grad school just like this for me?
edit: sorry about the line above, I have to remind myself that the demonstration is over