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Comment: Re:Plagiarism and Attribution (Score 1) 166

by hawleyg (#39877233) Attached to: German Science Minister Faces Plagiarism Scandal
<quote>But the standards for scientific papers are higher than the standards for poetry. Poetry stands on its own...</quote>

What if science is my poetry? What if I recall its exact form as easily as I recall a poem but like Hognoxious above I can't remember if it's something I've created or something I gained from elsewhere?

Criminal Photoshops Himself Into Charity Photos In Bid For Leniency 108

Posted by samzenpus
from the shopping-daryl-in-a-crowded-theater dept.
38-year-old Daryl Simon decided it would be a good idea to submit fake pictures of himself at charity events, and forged letters of support from various charitable organizations to the court before he was sentenced for credit card fraud. Unfortunately for Daryl, he is as good at Photoshop as he is at credit card scams, and Judge Stephen Robinson was not amused. Simon was sentenced to 285-months in prison — 50 months more than the maximum under sentencing guidelines. From the article: "Daryl Simon's bald-faced move included sticking a picture of himself into a shot with a physical-therapy patient, then flipping the image and placing it next to a teen student. 'Evidence that his image was inserted and flipped can be seen by examining the single detail on his shirt above his fingers — that detail appears on the left side of the shirt in the top photograph, and on the right side of the shirt in the bottom photograph,' prosecutors wrote."
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Can New Game Control Schemes Hope To Match the PC Keyboard? 202

Posted by Soulskill
from the precision-and-complexity dept.
An opinion piece on Gamasutra discusses how, in spite of the fancy new motion control systems that have come to console gaming, the PC's keyboard and mouse setup is still unreplaceable for many titles and genres. Quoting: "With over 100 keys to choose from (back of the box quotation right there), the possibilities are near endless, if you start to think of shift and control functions altering the purpose of keys. It means that, when the developers start to make their game, they don't have to worry about the limitations of the interface, knowing that, if all else fails, they can always assign the compass to K, even if that's a bit of a stretch to all but the pianists. The keyboard is the friend of ambition, and ArmA 2 is the testament to that, in all its surrealist, broken glory. ... It's the same reason RTS games have found a home on the PC for so long, able to use the skills people accumulate moving around windows and clicking on icons to command troops and manipulate their battle lines. Developers taking advantage of what we already know to teach us something we don't is what gaming is all about."

Comment: Maybe its because (Score 0, Offtopic) 1131

by hawleyg (#20796903) Attached to: Why Is US Grad School Mainly Non-US Students?
Most Americans can't afford that much education because they are caught up with materialism and are saddled with taxes (either directly or on the goods they buy or the companies that make them). So now American higher educational institutions are only able to maintain their "high standards" with the money that is more and more going to be available from outside of the country. At least some Americans can afford it. I mean - when you put that much of a country's money into stuff like the military,or the interest on US' massive debt - how much of the money can come from within for things like education?

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