10

A recent "Do my homework for me" question on SO got me thinking: are there sites out there where people are recommending SO as a place where you can get other people to do your work for you? A bit of searching with Bing got me the answer.

I found quite a number of references to SO in the context of homework, but none were what I was afraid of. Still, I thought I'd mention them in case someone else here appreciates the time I wasted on this. ;-) Among other things, I found:

Bem, o problema parece claro: vmalloc() failed. É o seguinte (resumo): o kernel pode alocar espaço para uso na memória física ou na virtual. Para a memória física ele usa kmalloc. Para memória virtual (RAM + swap) ele usa vmalloc. A literatura especializada diz que é raro usar vmalloc. No entanto, encontrei isto:

kmalloc is limited in the size of buffer it can provide: 128 KBytes. If you need a really big buffer, you have to use vmalloc or some other mechanism like reserving high memory at boot.

Fonte: STACK OVERFLOW. What is the difference between vmalloc and kmalloc?. Disponível em What is the difference between vmalloc and kmalloc?. Acesso em 14 jul. 09.

Bottom line, I found the exact opposite of what I was looking for, which in this case, is a good thing.


(*) That's "Which is better: shipping a buggy feature or not shipping the feature at all?", so you don't have to look it up.


Here's a little irony. I didn't realize I needed to include a "discussion" tag, so the question was rejected. When I added the tag and submitted again, I got the CAPTCHA screen. My words were "Hum searched".

closed as off-topic by Nathan Tuggy, S.L. Barth, Infinite Recursion, ale, rene Jul 13 '16 at 17:57

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated." – Nathan Tuggy, S.L. Barth, Infinite Recursion, ale, rene
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

14

Frankly, I'm convinced that there are consulting companies out there hiring people fresh out of bottom-tier colleges at rock-bottom prices, selling them as seasoned experts, and then handing them assignments along with a list of web forums.

  • 5
    I agree. At least 10% of the questions I answer at forums.asp.net/28.aspx are, in effect, "I've just been given the task of writing a web service. What's a web service?" And the fact that so many of these questions come from India unfairly stigmatizes Indians. I've worked with a lot of great Indian developers, but this lot (or their managers, who won't pay for any training) are making a bad name for all of them. – John Saunders Jul 22 '09 at 2:56

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .