I Majored In Outsourcing

from the online-learning dept

There are plenty of places where students can buy term papers and other work online, but apparently now computer-science students are getting into the act by using outsourcing sites to find overseas programmers to do their homework. There's not a whole lot to add to this, but there's no reason why the ranks of students clueless enough to buy somebody else's work shouldn't include some "studying" computer science. Just makes you wonder if they're dumb enough to brag about it on Facebook, too.

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    Mark Campbell, 18 Jan 2006 @ 3:41pm

    Outsourced Programmer

    This isn't all that new... ever hear of a bully making you do their homework? Something like that only you're the bully and you're paying for it. I've seen people on forums asking for help to a solution that they scanned out of their problems book for programming!

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      Republicans Rule, 18 Jan 2006 @ 4:42pm

      Re: Outsourced Programmer

      Hey Mark, why don't you grow a pair?

      Offering your services for a fee doesn't make you a victim of bullying, it makes you a consultant!

      Oh, but I suppose your typical liberal mentality keeps you from seeing otherwise. Grow up, you commie!

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    Anony..., 18 Jan 2006 @ 4:02pm

    No Subject Given

    ...being anonymous on this one:

    I did that once, although I'm not a Computer Science major. I'm more into networking, but I had to take a java class and just couldn't grasp it. So, I paid some kid in Singapore like $10 to do my project for me.

    I got an A.

    There was this site, it was like e-bay for programmers. You put up the specifics of the project, and the programmers bid on how much they'll do it for. Past clients rank them, so you can find the biggest bang for your buck.

    Then, when the price/specifications are agreed upon, you send the site the money, and the site will not release the money to the programmer until you tell the site that the work is done and satisfactory.

    It was awesome.

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      Anonymous Coward, 18 Jan 2006 @ 4:43pm

      Re: No Subject Given

      hey, i want to learn programming, and you are doing it and then slacking. i really want to learn but i cant take it in my highschool until next year. i wouldnt give up the chance. computers is a passion of mine and i wouldnt outsource my homework, i want to learn as much as i can about them

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        anonymus, 18 Jan 2006 @ 5:47pm

        Re: No Subject Given

        you love it now...

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          TechNoFear (profile), 18 Jan 2006 @ 9:37pm

          Teachers are getting wise to this...

          Rent-a-Coder (and other sites) have been doing this for years. In most programming forums you can find someone gullible enough to do your homework.
          In CProgramming.com (GD forum) someone complains that their teacher caught them out with an oral exam. They were asked to explain their code but could not because they had used 'technical stuff without realising'.
          It is all a laugh until you get stuck in a team, deadlines fast approaching, with one of these muppets....

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    Xanthir, 19 Jan 2006 @ 1:07pm

    You only hurt yourself...

    As my calculus teacher once said, "I don't give a crap about whether or not you do your homework. I don't take it up at the end of the day. I tell you what will be useful to study so that you will learn. If you refuse to, it's your loss. I'll still be here in class trying to cram information into your retarded little head, and I get paid the same whether you succeed in life or not."

    That's a slight paraphrase, but only because memory fails me as to his exact words. They were quite close.

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