Cheating Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Geometry

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    Nov 30, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    This article breaks down the different people involved in cheating and explains why cheating never works.


    http://www.cuemagazines.com/2011/11/30/cheating-isnt-rocket-science-geometry/

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    Nov 30, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    I prefer the octagon: Me, my boyfriend, and 6 other guys. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 30, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI prefer the octagon: Me, my boyfriend, and 6 other guys. icon_biggrin.gif


    Hahahaha!!! I love it.
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    Nov 30, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHym...I wasn't too impressed with that article. The author uses the term "slut" and "slutty" multiple times.

    I think Ed Rector made some valid points but it borders on being unprofessional with his choice of wording.


    Not to mention he makes quite a few writing errors that just shouldn't be made at that level. Several times he wrote "it's" when he meant "its". Ugh!
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    Nov 30, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI prefer the octagon: Me, my boyfriend, and 6 other guys. icon_biggrin.gif


    Yep
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    Nov 30, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    That was rather lame...
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    Nov 30, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
    ...and his misappropriation of the Pythagorean Theorem.
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    Nov 30, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHym...I wasn't too impressed with that article. The author uses the term "slut" and "slutty" multiple times.

    I think Ed Rector made some valid points but it borders on being unprofessional with his choice of wording.


    Not to mention he makes quite a few writing errors that just shouldn't be made at that level. Several times he wrote "it's" when he meant "its". Ugh!


    I reread the article and I don't see where those errors were made. Its is used to show possession. It's is a contraction of it is. I don't see where it was used incorrectly in the article.
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    Nov 30, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    Prime example of lazy writing and fishing for clicks... Color me unimpressed.
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    Nov 30, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said...and his misappropriation of the Pythagorean Theorem.


    Just out of curiousity, how is it used misappropriately? It was a play on the letters used in the actual Pythagorean Theorem. It wasn't being used to mathematically solve an equation.
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    Nov 30, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    BeAmazing saidThis article breaks down the different people involved in cheating and explains why cheating never works.

    Nonsense, I had a nice little thing going, cheating on the SATs and ACTs when I was in HS. You wanted a high score, just pay Bob and I'd take the test for you. In the 1960s the ID requirements were very lax.

    And in HS I'd write your term papers for you, as well. Just don't submit the same paper I wrote in my own handwriting, since I used brown ink in my fountain pen. Some idiot failed to transcribe my work into his own writing on one occasion, submitting my original handwritten paper, and got us both into trouble.

    But I really didn't care. High school is stupid anyway, a farce that teaches little. I already knew everything they were attempting to convey to us so seriously, a silly drill to obtain a piece of fancy paper that meant nothing. In the US, you get a HS diploma whether you really have learned anything or not. No wonder we are a Third World country educationally.
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    Nov 30, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
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    pocketnico said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHym...I wasn't too impressed with that article. The author uses the term "slut" and "slutty" multiple times.

    I think Ed Rector made some valid points but it borders on being unprofessional with his choice of wording.


    Not to mention he makes quite a few writing errors that just shouldn't be made at that level. Several times he wrote "it's" when he meant "its". Ugh!


    I reread the article and I don't see where those errors were made. Its is used to show possession. It's is a contraption of it is. I don't see where it was used incorrectly in the article.


    The Point B intro paragraph:
    "This person sometimes doesn’t know that point A is already seeing someone, but a majority of the time they do. Point B has it’s own reasons for entering into it."

    This one should be its.

    Also, it's contraction, not contraption icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 30, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    BeAmazing said
    pocketnico said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHym...I wasn't too impressed with that article. The author uses the term "slut" and "slutty" multiple times.

    I think Ed Rector made some valid points but it borders on being unprofessional with his choice of wording.


    Not to mention he makes quite a few writing errors that just shouldn't be made at that level. Several times he wrote "it's" when he meant "its". Ugh!

    I reread the article and I don't see where those errors were made. Its is used to show possession. It's is a contraption of it is. I don't see where it was used incorrectly in the article.

    The Point B intro paragraph:
    "This person sometimes doesn’t know that point A is already seeing someone, but a majority of the time they do. Point B has it’s own reasons for entering into it."

    This one should be its.

    Also, it's contraction, not contraption icon_wink.gif

    A lovely example of the failure of the US education system.
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    Nov 30, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    BeAmazing saidThis article breaks down the different people involved in cheating and explains why cheating never works.

    Oh BTW, cheating DOES work. I made it work some 45 years ago. My satisfaction is that I sent guys into college on my SAT or ACT scores. And I have no apologies nor regrets. If you weren't smart enough to do it on your own, or to hire somebody like me, then you had no business applying to college. I got dumb guys into the most prestigious Ivy League universities in the US, and it just makes me laugh. Because I hate the whole system, that gives "legacies" to morons like George Bush. And so I infiltrated their corrupt system, and I'm so proud! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 30, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
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    BeAmazing saidThis article breaks down the different people involved in cheating and explains why cheating never works.

    Oh BTW, cheating DOES work. I made it work some 45 years ago. My satisfaction is that I sent guys into college on my SAT or ACT scores. And I have no apologies nor regrets. If you weren't smart enough to do it on your own, or to hire somebody like me, then you had no business applying to college. I got dumb guys into the most prestigious Ivy League universities in the US, and it just makes me laugh. Because I hate the whole system, that gives "legacies" to morons like George Bush. And so I infiltrated their corrupt system, and I'm so proud! icon_biggrin.gif


    This cheating had to do with relationships. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 30, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
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    mickeytopogigio said...and his misappropriation of the Pythagorean Theorem.


    Just out of curiousity, how is it used misappropriately? It was a play on the letters used in the actual Pythagorean Theorem. It wasn't being used to mathematically solve an equation.


    The Pythagorean Theorem is applied to RIGHT triangles, where you have such a thing opposite of the right angle called a hypotenuse. Without a hypotenuse you have no "sum of the square of the two sides is equal to the square of the hypotenuse..." It does not apply to all triangles, some of which are equilateral.
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    Dec 01, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    BeAmazing said
    mickeytopogigio said...and his misappropriation of the Pythagorean Theorem.


    Just out of curiousity, how is it used misappropriately? It was a play on the letters used in the actual Pythagorean Theorem. It wasn't being used to mathematically solve an equation.


    The Pythagorean Theorem is applied to RIGHT triangles, where you have such a thing opposite of the right angle called a hypotenuse. Without a hypotenuse you have no "sum of the square of the two sides is equal to the square of the hypotenuse..." It does not apply to all triangles, some of which are equilateral.

    Oh yes, the picture did show an equilateral triangle if I remember correctly.