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May, 2004 | Jason E. Shao

Plagiarizing Student Sues University

bq. No one takes responsibility for anything these days. Just ask a student who has been told that he won’t get a degree after he was caught plagiarizing his essays from the internet. What does he do? He threatens to sue the school for accepting his money and giving those plagiarized essays passing grades. What’s ...

Verizon plans unbundled DSL

Verizon Communications will soon become the second Baby Bell in the United States to offer broadband to consumers regardless of whether those customers also buy its local phone service. The company confirmed on Wednesday that it plans to offer what’s been called “naked” digital subscriber line (DSL) service to customers within its local phone region ...

Nielson on Computers of 2034

Thirty Years With Computers (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) bq.. We’ll also spend a big percentage of the computer power on defense mechanisms such as self-healing software (to root out bugs and adapt to changing environments) and aggressively defensive virus antibodies. We’ll need such software to protect against “social engineering” attacks, such as email that purports to ...

Quotations

bq. Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite. John Kenneth Galbraith

Pocket Real PC

msmobiles.com – Sony launches the smallest PC of the world: Sony VAIO U series * display: 800×600 pixels (touchscreen with stylus, not digitizer – thus requiremetns to be a Tablet PC are not met – Tablet PC needs to have a digitizer so that touching the screen with fingers doesn’t work) * operating system: Windows ...

Kerry and Bush: No Difference?

FOXNews.com – Views – Straight Talk – Kerry, Bush Offer Voters Little Choice bq. Kerry is a pro-business Democrat who’s liberal on those social issues over which the executive branch has little control. President Bush is a big-government Republican who’s conservative on those social issues over which the executive branch has little control. The power ...

Gen Zinni Speaks Out

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: May 16, 2004 – May 22, 2004 Archives bq. Accusing top Pentagon officials of “dereliction of duty,” retired Marine General Anthony Zinni says staying the course in Iraq isn’t a reasonable option. “The course is headed over Niagara Falls. I think it’s time to change course a little ...

Are Girls Evil?

Ablog: Amusing math argument, are girls evil? “(extlink)Dave Winer”:http://www.scripting.com has a funny entry where he purports to show that bc. girls = evil. Since, roughly from the time I was 12, I have rather felt the opposite, I was saddened that my beloved mathematics could fail so miserably. So, as a mathematician by training, I ...

RIAA Lying With Statistics

Moses Avalon posted a great US article on interpreting the RIAA’s figures. When the RIAA discusses sales, they mean shipments to retailers, *NOT* purchases by consumers. While shipments to retailers may be down, sales to consumers as measured by Soundscan are actually *UP* . bq. There is only one logical integration of all these statistics ...

the Passion: Box Office

the Passion: Box Office
John Robb’s Weblog – Passion of the Christ I wonder if for many *Passion of the Christ* is going to end up being the defining main-stream Christian film of the decade?