November 22nd, 2003


Priscilla loves the powersupply

Our cranky kitty has decided that in the cold weather she will sleep on the power-wart for my laptop -- it's usually sitting on a blanket on the sofa, and she can curl up around it. It gets quite warm: 110V * 1.5A is 165 Watts.

Smart kitty, to know so much math.
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So I was looking up "effects of bilingualism" on Google, because I was talking to a friend about the (positive) effects of bilingual education on children, and the very top link on Google was on a buy-an-essay site here (only 129.35!).

These people may not be evil, but it's definitely moral bankruptcy. They include (on the FAQ page) the following caveat:
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But the rest of their marketspeak does not match this approach:
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.I wonder how the universities fight this kind of "service". (How will I, when I'm teaching?)