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Plagiarism Inc. 236

Posted by samzenpus
from the cheating-is-easy-money dept.
Here's an interesting article on the life and times of 24-year-old Jordan Kavoosi, who has made a business of plagiarism. His Essay Writing Company employs writers from across the country, and will deliver a paper on any subject for $23 per page. In addition, his company will get it done in 48 hours, and he guarantees at least a B grade or your money back. From the article: "'Sure it's unethical, but it's just a business,' Kavoosi explains. 'I mean, what about strip clubs or porn shops? Those are unethical, and city-approved.'"

Comment: Re:New TLDs like printing money (Score 1) 266

I would not recommend doing this, regardless of the commonality of the name, ie. Ford, Nissan, Disney. After being sued for $200k for Anticybersquatting for 2 domain names ($100K per trademark violation) and 2 years of court battles, its just not worth it. The poor Nissan family have been fighting this for a long time. www.nissan.com

Comment: And you finally got a woman to call you! (Score 1) 191

by GravitonMan (#32478476) Attached to: California Judge Routes Campaign Robocalls Through Colorado
Now your complaining that you finally got a woman to call you? Everyone here keeps talking about how terrible robocalls are. For most of you/us, its the only female who would leave a message on your answering machine.

Especially if the robocall is a "Phonesex Robocall"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlZQ4XZisSk
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Man Sues Neighbor For Not Turning Off His Wi-Fi 428

Posted by samzenpus
from the have-you-never-wondered-why-I-drink-only-distilled-water-or-rain-water-and-only-pure-grain-alcohol dept.
Scyth3 writes "A man is suing his neighbor for not turning off his cell phone or wireless router. He claims it affects his 'electromagnetic allergies,' and has resorted to being homeless. So, why doesn't he check into a hotel? Because hotels typically have wireless internet for free. I wonder if a tinfoil hat would help his cause?"

Comment: Where in the article does it say CO2? (Score 1) 467

by GravitonMan (#29944670) Attached to: Plowing Carbon Into the Fields
Have you ever seen the smoke come out of a diesel truck!, Its black. That black color is not CO2, it is larger carbon chains. Black carbon soot. Its full of carbon black particles that are quite large and will integrate into the soil. This entire slashdot thread is full of retards, that keep obsessing about CO2 sequestering. Thats NOT what the article is talking about, and it never even mentions it. That dosent mean it works, but at least these trolls should be bickering about the right subject matter,

Comment: Solaren Website down. Slashdotted? (Score 1) 274

by GravitonMan (#27650599) Attached to: Energy-Beaming Space Collector To Also Alter Weather?

It seems that Solaren's website has been slashdotted.

http://solarenspace.com/

This Web site has exceeded its allotted bandwidth and has been temporarily suspended. To get this site back online, either wait until the used bandwidth for ...

How are you going to get a space based solar panel array up, if you cant even keep your website up?

Comment: I demand a Recount! (Score 1) 256

by GravitonMan (#27056427) Attached to: Diebold Election Audit Logs Defective
I was on that ballot as a candidate for US congress. Now I know the reason I lost! I want a recount. It's a conspiracy, I tell you!

United States Representative
1st Congressional District
Humboldt County, California

Mike Thompson
41,113
Zane Starkewolf
13,949

Carol Wolman
6,303
Pamela Elizondo
8

If you add a couple of zeros behind the number of deleted ballots, I might have won!

/they are out to get us

Comment: Not quite... (Score 4, Insightful) 139

by GravitonMan (#27047537) Attached to: Advance In Making Stem Cells From Skin
They haven't shown that the cells can actually differentiate into any cell type. They have just shown that they express the biological markers that make it look like a pluipotent stem cell. Meaning that expresses a few surface markers that they tested. That dosen't mean that it can turn into any type of stem cell. I wouldn't hold my breathe.
Killing babies still has a much better chance of growing me a new liver.

/bring me another beer!

Comment: Bubble Fusion (Score 2, Interesting) 249

by GravitonMan (#26882977) Attached to: Physics Experiments To Inspire Undergraduates?
In undergrad we spent a few weeks attempting to reproduce Dr. Taleyarkhan work on sonic cavitation experiments in deuterated acetone. While there is much controversy surrounding the this type of fusion, it is an interesting and simple experiment, but hard to get reliable results.
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bubble_fusion

For students it is be exciting to be apart of the human quest for fusion power. And is useful as a teaching tool for all methods of fusion. Taking part in a controversial research project can be very stimulating.

The experiment can be attempted using a pyrex 100mL flask and placed piezoelectric speakers at key locations. The flask is filled with deuterated acetone and the speakers are modulated at different frequencies until cavitation and sonoluminescence is achieved. Their are several types of neutron detectors that can be used. Some of them cheaper than others but less sensitive.

Anyways, just an idea. Alternatively, you can also build a fusor, which is a bit more involved but with the right setup could also work for a short term project, would require you todo some pre-building. http://www.fusor.net/
-alot cheaper than ITER or Lawrence Livermore laser confinement...

Comment: I for one welcome our new nanobot overlords (Score 4, Informative) 69

by GravitonMan (#21627613) Attached to: Nanorobots for Drug Delivery?
But seriously, it is ridiculous for these reporters to make such outlandish claims about nanotechnology. Its been 15 years since nanoparticle drug delivery was tested in cells, and we are just beginning phase 1 clinical trials in germany and US on magnetic nanoparticles. Regardless of the FDA implications of nanobots, the actual impact will be very small in the next 20 years, perhaps it could report of blood pressure or flow rate using RFID, but its not going to have robotic arms that will wield a sword and evicerate a cancer cell.

If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.

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