[opensource] New Web Browser

AP Fritts fritts.11 at osu.edu
Tue Oct 30 19:08:07 EDT 2007


I haven't tried this yet...but....let's say you install this software in
WINE under Linux.  The program will probably work (since you can get just
about anything to work with WINE) and then it won't take control of your
other programs or mouse.

Just a thought.

AP

On 10/29/07, Jim Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu> wrote:
>
> Hey AP,
>
> Did you mean to reply-all?  I don't think your post went out to the list.
>
> ~jim.
>
> AP Fritts wrote:
> > I haven't tried this yet...but....
> >
> > What if I install this software in WINE under Linux??  It will probably
> > work (since you can get just about anything to work) and then it won't
> > take control of your other programs or mouse.
> >
> > Just a thought.
> >
> > AP
> >
> > On 10/29/07, *Jim Dinan* <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
> > <mailto:dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>> wrote:
> >
> >     How will respondus prevent me from using my cell phone while I am
> taking
> >     an exam?  Will it keep me from taking screen shots with my digital
> >     camera or copying down questions on paper?  Will it know if students
> get
> >     together to solve the exam and then take it individually or if they
> >     gather as a group with laptops to take it?  What if I go to the
> computer
> >     lab and just use 2 machines, one for the web and one for the exam?
> >
> >     As you've pointed out, this is clearly not a sufficient solution to
> >     prevent students from cheating.  I'm really sad to hear that you
> guys
> >     will have to deal with this lockdown browser junk.  This type of
> >     misguided draconian measure has no place in fostering a healthy and
> >     productive learning environment.
> >
> >     Also, rather than DRM, this type of scheme is often called
> "treacherous
> >     computing": http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/can-you-trust.html
> >     <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/can-you-trust.html>.
> >     "Treacherous computing" is a general term that refers to any system
> >     which causes your computer to obey others instead of you.
> >
> >     ~jim.
> >
> >     Brian Swaney wrote:
> >     > Ok, I tried sending this directly to the list, but it seems to
> >     trip all
> >     > of the spam alarms. I'll try linking to a web page this time. The
> same
> >     > general message is there. Basically, DRM meets OSU, and out pops
> this
> >     > new program.
> >     >
> >     > http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~swaneybr/lockdown-analysis.html
> >     >
> >     > Any comments are welcome.
> >     >
> >     > -Brian Swaney
> >
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> >
> >
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>


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