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motris (motris) wrote on October 25th, 2009 at 12:11 pm
We'll call him the man in the hoodie this year; "Eugene" certainly had a suspect performance on stage after qualifying for the money on paper. The proctors in this event did not keep people from having listening devices, and they hardly seemed like they are aware of the ways technology can spot and solve the puzzles nowadays. Having taught many college classes in my time, there are many ways to imagine being able to cheat and it should be harder in the small advanced section but would be easily problematic in the other parts of the room. There should be no headphones, no music players, no bags on the desks - just the papers and pencils and erasers. Whatever happened, it is just another crazy aspect of an already crazy championship.