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by LanceGary
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Free Font
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Re: Free Font

martin-k wrote:Your browser cache is playing tricks on you. Press Reload to update the page.
Thanks! You are right.

Lance
by LanceGary
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Free Font
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Free Font

In case you didn't know the free font from

http://www.freefont.de/us/freefon3.htm

says Flagstaff but actually offers Henderson - last month's free font.

Lance
by LanceGary
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: A (somewhat American) quiz for the well informed
Replies: 1
Views: 2416

Re: A (somewhat American) quiz for the well informed

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. 2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? 3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All othe...
by LanceGary
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: A (somewhat American) quiz for the well informed
Replies: 1
Views: 2416

A (somewhat American) quiz for the well informed

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. 2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? 3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other...
by LanceGary
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Is Calligraphy a viable art in a world that has TextMaker?
Replies: 1
Views: 2333

Is Calligraphy a viable art in a world that has TextMaker?

I (and some little ones) recently went to see The Tale of Despereaux - an animated film about (surprise) rats, and mice, and humans. I enjoyed the film but what really caught my eye was the beautiful calligraphy. Some research tells me that the calligrapher responsible for the beautiful writing in t...
by LanceGary
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?
Replies: 9
Views: 5461

Re: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?

I am not sure I am following the logic in your argument. However, it is quite simple. If an individual is not the sole writer of a dissertation, they don't get a doctorate. If they pretend to, but purchasing someone else's work, they have committed fraud. It another person is a party to that act, t...
by LanceGary
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?
Replies: 9
Views: 5461

Re: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?

Absolutely not!! Morally or legally. It is out and out fraud. That is the equivalent of writing another person's exam. However, I guess "offering" the service is akin to offering an illicit drug. You can offer, but until you actually produce the good, you haven't committed a crime. Thanks for your ...
by LanceGary
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?
Replies: 9
Views: 5461

Re: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?

Bad place to ask for legal advice. IMO, yes. Oh - I don't intend to offer to write anyone's thesis. I am an academic and I am just angry that such people temp students to commit fraud. If not illegal then it seems to me to be like punishing drug users for taking drugs, but ignoring the drug dealers...
by LanceGary
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?
Replies: 9
Views: 5461

Re: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?

martin-k wrote:I don't think spammers (you said it was an "ad in the e-mail") care for legality... :wink:
So does that mean that it is illegal?

Lance
by LanceGary
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?
Replies: 9
Views: 5461

Is it legal to write someone's dissertation for him?

I received the following ad in my email: "For years, Master Papers has been acclaimed the world over for offering: - Academic essays, coursework, dissertations and theses on any subject and perfectly written to your instructions - Editing and Proofreading service to ensure your document is polished ...
by LanceGary
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Bad workmen blaming their tools?
Replies: 1
Views: 2354

Bad workmen blaming their tools?

Here's an article blaming computers and computer programmers for the current financial crisis: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/dominic-lawson/dominic-lawson-i-blame-computers-for-this-crisis-1451417.html It seems to me that it is really the way the financial organisations controlle...
by LanceGary
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Why conspiracy theories about software companies develop?
Replies: 1
Views: 2468

Why conspiracy theories about software companies develop?

It seems to me that the research below throws some light on why users, who may be trying to "control" some software to accomplish a task, and not succeeding in their efforts, may develop deep suspicions about the software company that wrote the code. Anyway, somthing to think about. Lance ----------...
by LanceGary
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Accuracy of stats functions
Replies: 0
Views: 2759

Accuracy of stats functions

MS Excel has again come under attack from statisticians for the poor performance of its statistics functions. See:

http://groups.google.com/group/sci.stat ... 9a0d91139d#

I don't know how Planmaker fares in this regard.

Lance
by LanceGary
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: How to treat your customers
Replies: 1
Views: 3242

How to treat your customers

Readers might be interested in a discussion of how MS has treated Office 2003 customers when their software is (automatically) updated:

http://news.office-watch.com/t/n.aspx?a=657

Lance

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