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Buy a term paper online… or troll

Buy a term paper online… or troll

Teaching Assistantsfrequently trade tips for discovering plagiarism in the papers they grade. While google has made it easy to catch the lazy copy-paste form, we recognize that cheaters with financial resources can buy term papers. The following chat occurred with an essay mill which as “among the premier essay writing companies in the world”.

Posted on April 25th, 2010

Opt out of Facebook Instant Personalization

Opt out of Facebook Instant Personalization

How to opt-out of Facebook ‘Instant Personalization’ and why you might want to. This is a death watch for the anonymous Internet, unless we seize back our relationships and decentralize social networking. \o.O/

Posted on April 22nd, 2010

"citizenship is not a birthright"

"citizenship is not a birthright"

American birthright citizenship does not derive from a “misinterpretation” of the 14th amendment. It is, instead, an American legal principle with a nearly unbroken tradition dating to the earliest days of republic.

Posted on April 11th, 2010

Social Network Structure of Network Neutrality

Social Network Structure of Network Neutrality

A qualitative study using Social Network Analysis to investigate the social relations and the political economy of Network Neutrality.

Posted on May 6th, 2009

An Iterative Process for Dictionary Construction

An Iterative Process for Dictionary Construction

Drawing inspiration from General Inquirer (1966) and KWIC, this post proposes an iterative hybrid of available methods in a quest for a more flexible and robust machine-assisted content analysis system.

Posted on April 22nd, 2009

Classic Shell Scripting: the history of wf.sh

Classic Shell Scripting: the history of wf.sh

A short bibliography of the famous wf.sh from 1986:
“Given a text file and an integer K, you are to print the K most common words in the file (and the number of their occurrences) in decreasing frequency.”

Posted on January 30th, 2009

Catastrophic Frequencies

Catastrophic Frequencies

A longitudinal study of keyword frequencies in New York Times between 2001 and 2008 supported the hypothesized typologies of catastrophic myths. Patterns of occurrence are consistent between natural and man-made disasters.

Posted on January 28th, 2009

This is the boundary of good order

This is the boundary of good order

Posts prior to January 20, 2009, are a chaotic mix of posts and bookmarks imported from multiple databases and abandoned content management systems.

No effort has been made to clean up the content or make the CSS work.

Posted on January 20th, 2009

"Is a ‘Katrina-Like’ Space Storm Brewing?"

"Is a ‘Katrina-Like’ Space Storm Brewing?"

Slashdot | Is a ‘Katrina-Like’ Space Storm Brewin g? Posted by CmdrTaco on Monday January 12, @10:19AM from the or-maybe-thats-just-a-nice-cup-of-tea dept. pilsner.urquell writes “A newly released NASA report warns that the world has forgotten the power of the sun, creating a technological […]

Posted on January 13th, 2009

Twingly Screensaver: visualizing activity

Twingly Screensaver: visualizing activity

Twingly Screensaver (Beta) is visualizing the global blog activity in real time. Forget RSS readers where you see only what you’re interested in. With Twingly screensaver you get a 24/7 stream of all (viewer discretion advised) blog activity, straight to your screen. To use the screensaver you need a PC […]

Posted on January 13th, 2009