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Comment: Don't bother/honor system (Score 2) 284

by alex_guy_CA (#41975991) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Catch Photoshop Plagiarism?
I think you should tell them at the outset "It's really easy for you to cheat on your assignments. That's also a horrible way to learn. I've got an honor system, don't cheat. If you do cheat you will learn less, and therefore be wasting your own time." If you need something to base grades on, you need something else that you can watch then do or they can't cheat on somehow.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 491

by alex_guy_CA (#38221772) Attached to: Patent Expires On Best Selling Drug of All Time
I agree, lowering prices is not a crime. Aren't they also using their market clout to write deals that don't allow their competitors? I didn't read TFA, but that is what I took this sentence to mean: " Some deals require pharmacies to reject prescriptions for low-cost generics and substitute a discounted name-brand Lipitor while other deals block generic makers from mail-order services that account for an estimated 40 percent of all Lipitor prescriptions." Lowering prices, good, fair, fine. Anti-competitive deals, not so much. Why the quote from David A. Balto is so lame, who knows. Again I didn't read THA.

+ - Gemlike 3D microscope lens developed->

Submitted by cylonlover
cylonlover (1921924) writes "Engineers from Ohio State University have developed what they say is the world's first microscope lens capable of obtaining three-dimensional images. While 3D microscopy has already been achieved, it has previously required the use of multiple lenses, or of a single camera that moves around the object being imaged. The new device, however, is just a single lens that sits in place on an existing microscope."
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Comment: First person example from last night. (Score 1) 620

by alex_guy_CA (#35495732) Attached to: Cutting Prices Is the Only Way To Stop Piracy
I've been watching "Louise" (see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1492966/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_(TV_series) ) on Netflix recently. Last night I went to Netflix, and tried to cue up the next episode. Instead of getting to watch episode 10 like I had episode 1 through episode 9, it was only available on DVD, and the DVD wasn't released yet. Some time in the last week or two, they changed. So, I could either put the DVD for a season I had almost finished watching on my "Save" list, or I could go look for the same content from other distribution channels. Hum, tough choice.

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