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Update on Turnitin.com

 

So if you remember this post

https://drluciferz.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/black-boy-essay/

I posted my essay on her before submitting my essay on Turnitin.com to test its legitimacy
I don’t really have problem with the service but with budget cuts in school I believe my school is wasting money with the service.

The service depend on user submission and search results online.

Well, by doing this weird experiment, I was able to conclude that turnitin.com’s algorithms are not wrong?

This is a service many school pays a lot to catch plagiarism. A student just simulated plagiarism yet I haven’t been caught?? I wonder how many kids got away plagiarizing.

This clearly shows that those who got caught are just unlucky ppl…

I don’t know what to say any more aside from I should probably let school, turnitin.com and other places know my findings.

What is your opinion on this ridiculous experiment??

 

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post, Update =!

 

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Black Boy Essay?

Hellos

I occasionally post my school essays here and here is my recent one with Book called Black Boy by Richard Wright

I have two reasons for this post

  1. I havent posted anything in a while
  2. I want to see if Turnitin.com actually works (I think its BS)

Here we go!!!

    Everyone should “try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value” as Albert Einstein encouraged us to do, but that isn’t always easy for a black boy living in the South in the 1920’s? Richard Wright certainly did. In his autobiography, Black Boy, Richard goes through many hardships such as the heart attack of his mother and his move to Memphis that shapes him into the man he becomes. Although countless hardships hit Richard, only a few truly significant events turn Richard into the man of value that Einstein believes to be the man of true success.

    At an early age, Richard starts developing into better man. When Richard is seven years old, his ill mother had a heart attack. At such a young age, such an event can be a permanent shock to a child, especially when no one assumes the father figure role. However, Richard responds to this situation by becoming a young responsible young man. “[He] decided to sell [his] dog Betsy and buy some food”(pg. 69). Richard later worked for white families, and still managed to become valedictorian of his class despite his busy schedule. Adjusting to this new role at such a young age was hard for Richard, but it makes him a better person.

    Richard, after his graduation, gets tired of his life in Jackson, with harsh segregation, runs away to Memphis to escape the racism. Here he learns that segregation still exists, but he works harder to bring his mother to Memphis. “[He] saved each penny [he] came by, living on a pint of milk and two sweet rolls for breakfast, a hamburger and peanuts for lunch, and a can of beans“(pg. 226) Richard further develops his ability to become independent and responsible even in different environments.
After trial and error, Richard saves enough money to bring His mother and his brother to joins Richard in Memphis. Soon after Aunt Maggie also moves to Memphis after her husband who has abandoned her. Richard, as the oldest man in this broken family, takes responsibility and starts raising money to move to Chicago. They soon realize that they will never be able to reach Chicago at the rate they are saving up, decide to send Richard and Aunt Maggie. At such age Richard is able to handle such huge responsibilities as a father figure of his family.

    Richard’s level of responsibility is hard to find. Throughout his teen years, Richard, instead of giving up on his life, was able to create each obstacle into positive upbringing and becomes responsible young men. He was able to take care of not only himself but also his family members.

Hope you enjoyed it 🙂

Hey Mr. Lowery Am I gonna get in trouble for this??

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post

 

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Facebook Banner?

I am a heavy I mean HEAVY Facebook user

And I am also one of the few who like the Timelines UI so I got it as soon as I Could and made this for the Banner

 

It fits and kept it with me for a while

I am thinking of changing it to something else I wanted your opinion on what I should put on the new one

When I make a new one I will share that 😛

 
 

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The Great Pissing Contest

The Great Pissing Contest

Patents has always been big trouble factor in new technology.

Within last few years there is increased amount of law suits by big patent giants like Motorola, Microsoft, Apple, and others.

The only people who are rejoicing is the law firms in Seattle, Silicon Valley, New York and few other places.

These law suits are not easy to follow and many juries and judges probably don’t know what they are dealing with.

I find most of these patent infringement law suits to be just ridiculous.

 

Last year, this patent trolling, as some journalists put it, started with Samsung Vs. Apple over in EU.

The law suit is over who has the rights to lock screen. Ya Apple apparently hold the patent for “Unlocking a phone by dragging an image:, and Samsung made witty counter attacks with a scene from 2001 : A Space Odyssey.

Both companies are still in courts, in Germany, although the initial ban of sales of Galaxy line of products has been lifted somewhat, its long way from settlements in any shape or form.

 

Speaking of last year law suits. Google and Oracle is about half way or little less done with their case.
Oracle has claimed that Google has used some of its Java APIs to create Android platform. Now to some this doesn’t seems important since the OS is written in Linux kernel, and Java Oracle has some jurisdiction over this OS, if and only if Android has used a part of API that is not for public use. Today jury has decided that Google has infringed copy right protects Java API, but hasn’t decided on the damage Google caused by Android OS.

All this trouble for 9 lines….. But I understand that Google is creating lot of revenues from Ads, Apps, Music, Books, and Movies that its selling through the Google Play store (formerly known as Android Market). Oracle would get a lot of settlement money from this law suit.

These two are only major ones, I estimate about 5 to 10 more law suits that probably was behind door and settled quietly.

This is no different, Motorola and Microsoft began the year with law suits.

Motorola has claimed that its patent that allows Wi-Fi streaming has been infringed by Microsoft’s Windows 7 Media Center and XBOX 360. Now you might be asking yourself how did Motorola have these patents in first place? Motorola is not just failed Mobile device company, it also controls a lot of cable box that we use today.

Just like most law suit Motorola and Microsoft is going to be like a cry baby in front of the court until they get tired and settle for few million pay out.

 

These patent trolling isn’t helping new technology to emerge, because patents laws weren’t fitted out for this century.

1. The number of patents over lap each other
2. The use of patents are clear enough but if any similarity is found law suit can be initiated
3. Many patents are ridiculous as “Unlocking a phone by dragging an image”
Here is few links to few ridiculous patents
http://news.yahoo.com/three-ridiculous-patents-holding-apps-back-163900534.html
http://bigorangeslide.com/2011/09/apples-ridiculous-patents/
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/05/04/german_court_stays_apple_lawsuit_against_samsung_postpones_another.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8975419/Technology-patents-useful-and-ridiculous.html

We need new laws to govern the emerging technology. patent can do that, but we need new laws to govern the use of patent and copy rights.

Last Time I heard anything about reformation of Patent law was last summer, UK has worked on new patent laws to stop the trolling.

Here is overview of all things patent

 

P.S. – If these law suits are ridiculous enough for you. Hasbro (The owners of Transformer franchise, as far as I know or care) has sued Asus for naming its tablets Transformer, Transformer Prime, and Transformer Pad. I have no idea what is going on with these two companies, so leave a comment if you know anything about it. I’m too lazy to look it up.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post, Just a Thought, WTF

 

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Some shitty poem

Ya I am depressed to death again
I seriously don’t know why I haven’t killed myself

 

For the broken hearts
Needs new heart

For the broken promise
Needs new hope

For the broken minds
Needs new brain

For the feared people
Needs new brave hearts

What The Fuck

Our life is the story of
Wizards of Oz

So where is the Emerald City
So where is the Wicked Witch of the West

Where is the Hope given to Dorothy
Where is the Bravery given to the Lion
Where is the Brain given to the Scarecrow
Where is the Heart given to the Tin-man

Well, We don’t get one in real world
Well, We don’t have one in real world

So then Why do we keep walking

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post, WTF

 

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Broken Glass

I write poems now and then, when I have serious trouble with my mind…
I guess today is that day of the year. hahahaha
It`s not even funny anymore

Bomb went off in the silent night
Leaving nothing but dust

There is no turning back

Where do we go from here?

How do you live on

How do you move on
From favorite restaurant to play ground

How do you move on
From memories of affairs to first kiss

How do you move on
From the dearest place

Well you can’t
So we must make new one

New memories
New life

Bombs went off in the silent night
Leaving nothing but dust

There is only one thing to do

Move on with Life that suck every time

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post, Serious Thought

 

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John 3:18 – What Jesus Says After 3:16

Defiantly worth Reblogging!!!
Spread the words!!!!

Secular Morality

It is very difficult to drive on American streets without noticing at least one of the famous John 3:16bumper stickers.

A picture of a bible reference on the bottom o...

One would not even be surprised to see a reference to the verse on the bottom of a restaurant cup (see picture)! So, just what does this verse contain? Many of those reading this may already know it by heart, but here it is:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

What benevolent words does Jesus speak next? Well actually he says…

 “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but

whoever does not believe stands condemned already

because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” (John 3:18)

This post is a plea to all free-thinkers. Share the message of John 3:18 as vehemently as…

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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in From good people

 

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