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Comment Re:On The Other Hand (Score 1) 684

Just to give some perspective on a harsh university response to cheating, the policy at my alma mater was as follows:
First offense in your academic career: -100% on the assignment you cheated on. (e.g. if an assignment was worth 5% of your final grade, in addition to not getting that 5%, you would lose an additional 5% making the maximum grade possible in that course a 90%).
Second offense in your academic career: expulsion.

Comment Re:In my own apartment! (Score 1) 920

For crust, try some recipes online - generally 1-3 cups flour(buy in bulk), 1/4 teaspoon salt, tablespoon yeast (buy in bulk and freeze), and a tablespoon sugar - plus whatever spices you want to flavor the crust, I like oregano on my thin crusts.

One of my favorite alterations to the ingredients above is to use Honey to activate the yeast instead of sugar.


NYT's "Games To Avoid" an Ironic, Perfect Gamer Wish List 189

MojoKid writes "From October to December, the advertising departments of a thousand companies exhort children to beg, cajole, and guilt-trip their parents for all manner of inappropriate digital entertainment. As supposedly informed gatekeepers, we sadly earthbound Santas are reduced to scouring the back pages of gaming review sites and magazines, trying to evaluate whether the tot at home is ready for Big Bird's Egg Hunt or Bayonetta. Luckily, The New York Times is here to help. In a recent article provokingly titled 'Ten Games to Cross off Your Child's Gift List,' the NYT names its list of big bads — the video games so foul, so gruesome, so perverse that we'd recommend you buy them immediately — for yourself. Alternatively, if you need gift ideas for the surly, pale teenager in your home whose body contains more plastic then your average d20, this is the newspaper clipping to stuff in your pocket. In other words, if you need a list like this to understand what games to not stuff little Johnny's stocking with this holiday season, you've got larger issues you should concern yourself with. We'd suggest picking up an auto-shotty and taking a few rounds against the horde — it's a wonderful stress relief and you're probably going to need it."

Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promising Results 62

ScienceDaily is reporting that a new vaccine used in the treatment of a cancer found primarliy in the brain is showing promising results after an initial trial at the University of California. "Of the 12 patients being treated, eight can currently be evaluated for overall survival, while four are still receiving treatment. Seven out of the eight patients have exceeded the historical median benchmark of 6.5 months survival from time of recurrence. The investigators will continue to follow the patients for overall survival. Based on these results, a larger, multi-center phase 2 study is planned for late 2007."

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