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Comment Re:Any worse than elsewhere? (Score 3, Insightful) 210

There's little incentive not to cheat in this setting though. The repercussions for cheating at traditional schools are significant in that there are real career and financial ramifications. Here you're simply kicked out of a free online program where you likely can just re-enroll under another name.

Until cheating is dealt with in a satisfactory manner, I don't see how these online offerings will ever be a credible alternative to traditional schooling.

Comment Zero Day DLC (Score 5, Insightful) 435

I have no problem with $60 games or even DLC. The problem I have is $60 games with zero day DLC (like Mass Effect 3). It's obvious that many developers are starting to use it to discreetly jack up the price of the core game. Then to add insult to injury, they claim it was never intended to be part of the core game despite the files already being physically on the disk.

If developers were just honest, I wouldn't have much of a problem with the practice. Instead, they're trying to play us for idiots.

Comment Battery? (Score 1) 522

Actually getting a laptop that emphasized battery life was probably the best thing I've ever done. Not actually being tethered to an outlet to do work is great. I didn't realize how big a hindrance it was to have laptop that couldn't last a day on a single charge while doing basic tasks.

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