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Comment: Re:Problem Solved Many Years Ago (Score 2, Informative) 333 333

jplag is software that does what you describe (not sure about the technology behind it, though). It compares all student submissions and detects similarities. The site seems to be down currently, but this page gives an overview of what it does.

Comment: Re:Message to Virginia Fusion Center, from Anonymo (Score 5, Informative) 779 779

For those too lazy to make the conversion, here's Lumpy's message:

"Only really stupid paranoids think that there is a secret society trying to get them. People in general are too lazy to act en-masse' to disrupt things if they are comfortable. If you are creating misery and death for a group, then by all means worry.\n\nBut these people are simply clutching at straws..\n"

(Python: ''.join(map(chr, map(lambda x: int(x, 16), s.split()))))

Comment: Re:Dumb newbie question (Score 1) 271 271

You will have to update your machine right away after installation. As you can see from the file dates at the bottom of the download page, the images are not updated after the initial release: http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/8.10/. Hence, *always* perform security updates immediately after installation.

When all else fails, read the instructions.

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