Things you just don't get

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  1. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    as well you shouldn't. I was accused of plagiarism once by some jackass professor who always kept his Harvard alma mater coffee mug on his desk obviously thinking he was hot shit. His contention was I quote "undergrads can't write this well." As a scholarship student and friend of the dean I told him "meet me in Dean R's office tomorrow afternoon and prove it." Got an A on that paper and never heard a word about it again. :nodding:
     


  2. Liam O

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    When I supposedly plagiarized a paper it was the same explanation.

    Also, I wound up in a similar situation because o fa test.I once was accused of cheating on an exam, too, because I got a raw score of 100, after the curve and getting all but one extra credit question I got 115 out of a possible 120. As a non major in a technical "advanced" class, the professor was enraged and insisted I had to be cheating. I told him I hadn't, he was incredibly rude, went as far as yelling at me, calling me a liar, and threw me out of his office. I contacted the dean, met him in the deans office, removed my socks, shoes and cap, then rolled up my pantlegs, sleeves, turned all my pockets inside out and asked him to inspect my pencil before I began the exam.

    The dean turned purpler than the kid in willy wonka trying not to bust out laughing. My score was higher the second time I took the exam, as I got the last extra credit question correct. The look on that professor's face was fucking priceless.
     


  3. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    I spend 75 a month on groceries for me. She usually comes in around 120-130. I recently found out this is abnormally inexpensive, much to my extreme shock.
     


  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    spend bout fo', fi hundra on groceries
     


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    Hmm. My response may take many directions from here. Do I start with the utter lack of quality control in primary education, or the 'sit-n-get' regurgitative methods that stretch back to the 'rote' memorization days of the Greeks? Still pondering. Perhaps the fecklessness of youth might be a better angle, exploiting the sheer volume of work that lies ahead of you and underestimating the degree of scrutiny you'll apply to each paper. Also as a sub-point, the idea of collective guilt may be acting as a shield against individual consequences: if everyone's plagiarizing, then I guess your hands are tied since they're betting you won't fail the whole class.

    Also, in my experience most professors don't even try to catch them. Oddly enough I've been accused of plagiarism a lot. Kinda irritating. I also remember there was this one girl expelled after she turned in four papers (out of eight for the class) with huge sections copied directly from other students. She also got caught cheating on an extra credit assignment in another chem class that semester. She successfully appealed the expulsion on the grounds that since both incidents occurred around the same time, she "hadn't had time to learn her lesson." And they bought it.

    P.S. - You know there is a program that will search the web for a passage a prof feels is plagiarized?
     


  6. StephenHero

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    Why are drinking fountains in public parks always broken?
     
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    ^ I always assume that they're turned off due to water wastage, abuse or something like that. It seems like it would be really hard to break a water fountain.
     


  8. Find Finn

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    The "kiddy pool" thing around the corner from me, is turned of due to security reasons, they are afraid that people are going to drown in 15cm of water and it has to be gated and have lifeguard present (where is Darwin when we need him)
     


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    Yeah but you do shit like "eating nothing but a five pound jug of almonds for the day."
     


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    I bought a rib-eye here for more money that I could have paid for a cooked one at Peter Luger's. I guess I was curious. I have been going to the Meat Hook recently. Expensive, but not WF expensive.
     
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    I was at Ridge Hill Shopping Center, the wife and I were looking at some possible dog breeders up there. It has things like an Orvis/LL Bean Store and the grocery store there was a Whole Foods.

    It looks like they are trying to set up a high end shopping center there, and looks to be a pretty good set up in the making.

    Even if that area does have rich neighborhoods, it still has regular working class citizens and students too - so I was sad to see some working class family and starving students spending a boat load on groceries there.

    I never thought that I'd live to see aspirational grocery shopping.
     


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    I definitely feel a certain presumption while food shopping at any of the well known places. I think I feel the most offput by the Trader Joes shoppers. I feel like they are looking me up and down and checking out what I have in my cart and in their mind going, "Psssh frozen vegetables... what a tool." At the same time I see another chick checking out some skinny dirtbag because she notices he has all of the ingredients to make his own hummus or something. WF and TJ seems like places to be seen, or at least seen on the L holding the bags. The Rich shopping at TJ pretending to be poor and the poor aspiring to be rich holding the WF bags. At the same time everybody pretending not to notice.
     
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  13. Liam O

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    Usually only when I'm too tired to cook. Normally I just eat a diet based on pulses and rice or root veggies, I do eat a lot of nuts for protein, and I'm accustomed to only eating meat once or twice a week (chicken more often).
     


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    I must be devoid of everything. I literally pick up the crap I want, be it frozen dinners, steel cut oats, greek yogurt, Joe Joe's, etc and don't pay one bit of attention to the crap other people are buying. I just look for cuties.
     


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    I see the hippies judging me.
     


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