Is the use of gaming strategy guides the same as cheating?

Gerald Lynch Features, Gaming, Poll, Polls, Tech Digest news 8 Comments

For some, the summer months are the best time to slap on the sunscreen, pull on a swimming costume and go bask in the rare British sunshine. For me, it's an opportunity to catch up on the past 6…

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eBay Nutcase of the Week: Woman sells cheating husband's condom wrapper and "the tart's knickers"

Gary Cutlack Apparel, Internet, Web 2.0, Websites, Weirdness 4 Comments


A spurned wife is currently selling a photograph of a pair of knickers she found in her bed, along with a “small” condom wrapper her husband foolishly left behind as evidence of his adultery.

The angry lady’s listing originally offered the actual knickers, but was taken down due to eBay laws regarding the selling of used underwear. An eBay spokesman said “We let her know about the policy and instead she’s now selling a photograph of the offending knickers…”

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Student faces academic misconduct charges for running Facebook study group

Andy Merrett Internet, Web 2.0 1 Comment


It seems the powers that be are taking quite a dim view of the Internet, because it’s so darn powerful and can bring so many people, and so much information, together.

What Chris Avenir, a first-year student at Ryerson University, though was an innocent online group to help students to improve their understanding of physics, has been branded as outright cheating.

He now faces charges of academic misconduct for allowing 146 of his classmates to seek help on homework (sorry, assignment) questions worth 10% of their overall mark — one count for setting up the group, and one for each other student who joined in. Wow, just think what would’ve happened if the group had gone global (mind you, this is physics we’re talking about, not beach volleyball)

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