Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday (late night) links

Good evening everybody.  Here are your long-awaited news stories.  I appreciate your patience.

Rebecca Shuman is the Slate education writer.  She's very active on Twitter and has her own blog,  Her writing is consistently interesting.  CrayonEater suggests her latest piece on Slate about grade inflation.  I agree, very worth your time.

Dear students, don't cheat in order to improve your grades.  Learn something instead.  You're in college, for God's sake.  For instance, figure out how to pick locks and install keystroke loggers.  In other words, hack your professor's computer and change your grades.

Good night,



  1. Ben, your student (was that yours?) who broke into your office apparently set a trend.

    1. Yes, that was me. If all hackers were as stupid as that kid, Barney Fife could run Homeland Security.