Drained by Plagiarism

This week I have been feeling super drained because of a plagiarism problem in my programming intro lecture. Last week one of the TAs noticed a trio of identical reports. I sent a message to the students asking them what was up with that, and what one of them said in response rang some alarm […]

Studying Japanese Again

These days I’ve been trying to pick up on my Japanese study again. Part of the requirements for me to take Japanese citizenship is that I need a Japanese level at least equivalent to that of a Japanese middle schooler, so I guess I’m trying to read books for middle school children… Honestly, I’m not […]

Copyright Sucks

Today I saw this amazing story on twitter about a report that google had flagged a file in google drive as “containing copyright infrigement”. The catch? The file only contained a single “1” in it. Abuses of automatic copyright detection are not rare (specially on youtube), but this reached new heights of stupidity. Someone in […]