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Comment: Re:I caught several cheaters (Score 5, Insightful) 684

by TheDreadSlashdotterD (#31113012) Attached to: How Easy Is It To Cheat In CS?
They are unwilling to learn because University wasn't really their choice. Students are told, in no uncertain terms, that they will be miserable failures if they don't seek higher education. Since society feels justified in propagating this stupidity, millions of students each year head to universities and colleges in order to grasp that golden vine, and they'll do whatever it takes to grasp it with as little work as possible. Only the students who actually want to be there know that the golden vine doesn't really exist. And they are the ones who suffer.

Comment: Re:Fine but you have to use Azureus (Score 1) 87

by TheDreadSlashdotterD (#25888055) Attached to: Researchers Latch Onto BitTorrent To Spot Connection Problems
That's too rational for him. Stop using logic where it shouldn't apply. It just like when OO.o takes more than 10 seconds to load. It's unbearable for these people for some reason. I mean, he could have won an internet in the time OO.o opened a Writer document.

Science Daily: Too Many Vitamins? One Antioxidant Linked To Heart Disease, Study Shows->

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Antioxidants are widely considered an important defense against heart disease, but researchers have found excessive levels of one antioxidant -- reduced glutathione -- actually may contribute to the disease. The findings indicate a new class of drugs can be developed to treat or even prevent heart disease caused by "reductive stress," according to the study's principal author.
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Science Daily: Skeleton Is An Endocrine Organ, Crucial To Regulating Energy Metabolism->

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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have now identified a surprising and critically important novel function of the skeleton. They've shown for the first time that the skeleton is an endocrine organ that helps control our sugar metabolism and weight and, as such, is a major determinant of the development of type 2 diabetes.
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Science Daily: A Unique Arrangement For Egg Cell Division->

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Using a powerful microscope, researchers have now revealed how the molecular machinery functions that is responsible for chromosome reduction of egg cells in mice. They report that the assembly of this machinery is very different from what happens in all other cells in the body. The process is likely conserved across species, and the new insights might help shed light on defects occurring in human egg cell development.
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Make sure your code does nothing gracefully.