Quoting "Garret D. Langlois" <[log in to unmask]>:
> On Fri, 10 Mar 2006, Stefanie Ploof wrote:
>> If it's not rare and it's not common, what is it?
> In the Collectible Card Game Magic: The Gathering, the category
> between common
> cards and rare cards is uncommon.
WOW! How about an example of outing yourself.
Hehehe... but sice D&D doesn't usually operate on logic, I can't come
up with an analogy.
I was just going to say that not-common and not-rare is "it happens",
but to stem from Garret's example... it's "uncommon". :)
I think the anti-plagarism programs/software are great, but I fully see
the arguments about protecting their works and even more so, protecting
themselves to seom extent from the evil prying eyes of the patriot act
(though wouldn't spying on Canadian students' papers be espionage and
not "patriot enforcement"?
As for their concern about presumption of guilt... perhaps they haven't
noticed being in a class (in college) where grades are scaled and
someone got a high grade by cheating and therefore - *your*
artificially inflated grade has been artificially deflated because of
Assuming that no one will cheat will only hurt those who don't, at
least in the typical college setting.
That said, I would hope that profs who used turnitin and other services
wouldn't soley rely on the results of an AI search... that would be a
bit short sighted.
Chris [log in to unmask]"no comment"
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