Monday, August 16, 2004

Define irony

12 year-old's program kills plagiarism:

"Nicholas Hinds, 12, who attends Otepopo School in the small town of Herbert, south of Oamaru has penned a program called Punching Plagiarism, which uses the internet search engine Google to detect if the contents of any assignment has been nicked from the Internet."


"Unfortunately the program works so well that it netted one plagiarism suspect – step forward 12 year-old computer Whiz kid Nicholas Hinds. His teacher Frank Lewthwaite found Nicholas had apparently borrowed material from an internet site."


define("IRONY", "I must install code that makes my own plagiarism undetectable");
echo IRONY;


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