I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

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I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby bigcheetah69 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:59 pm

Seriously, in over half of my law school classes so far, I have sat next to someone who Gchats relentlessly and then looks over at my computer to copy my notes VERBATIM. Its really getting in my head. This happen to anyone else?
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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby taw856 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:01 pm

They'll get theirs when they can't gchat for most of the final and then copy your answers.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby bigcheetah69 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:03 pm

I guess. But I take good notes. If they just study them later they will probably only benefit from them slightly less than I do.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby Borhas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:04 pm

bigcheetah69 wrote:Seriously, in over half of my law school classes so far, I have sat next to someone who Gchats relentlessly and then looks over at my computer to copy my notes VERBATIM. Its really getting in my head. I'm about to start writing mean messages to them through my notes--maybe they will get the picture. This happen to anyone else?


type in smaller font

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby eudaimondaimon » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:06 pm

ALT+TAB to goatse when they're copying.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby Kiersten1985 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:06 pm

Borhas wrote:
bigcheetah69 wrote:Seriously, in over half of my law school classes so far, I have sat next to someone who Gchats relentlessly and then looks over at my computer to copy my notes VERBATIM. Its really getting in my head. I'm about to start writing mean messages to them through my notes--maybe they will get the picture. This happen to anyone else?


type in smaller font


That's not a bad idea.


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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby jks289 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:07 pm

Write in yellow or orange during class.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby Mr. Pablo » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:07 pm

You can buy a clip-on screen thingy that prevents people from viewing your monitor at an angle. I see them on the train a lot.

edit: a la the post above, submitted as I was writing my reply.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby sumus romani » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:09 pm

Come on guys, the OP has got to act ruthlessly. For example, type in mistakes and such. Put in a 'not' here or there. Then go back and change it and the copier won't notice. Do what it takes!

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby bigcheetah69 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:12 pm

Borhas wrote:
bigcheetah69 wrote:Seriously, in over half of my law school classes so far, I have sat next to someone who Gchats relentlessly and then looks over at my computer to copy my notes VERBATIM. Its really getting in my head. I'm about to start writing mean messages to them through my notes--maybe they will get the picture. This happen to anyone else?


type in smaller font

Dude. Great idea. Very subtle. I think I should do that, and then berate them in larger font.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby Grizz » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:13 pm

eudaimondaimon wrote:ALT+TAB to goatse when they're copying.


TITCR?

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Postby presh » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:52 pm

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby macattaq » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:55 pm

If you can type without watching the screen, and feel confident with your accuracy, you could just type in white. After class, select all and change font color to black.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby Kiersten1985 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:56 pm

eudaimondaimon wrote:ALT+TAB to goatse when they're copying.


TITCR, plus, now I know that people outside of my boyfriend and his college friends know that video

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:05 pm

betasteve wrote:I don't find it coincidental that you are complaining about this and that it seems that you don't have friends to sit by.


LOL. The OP's screen name is also a bit ironic!

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby bigcheetah69 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:15 pm

betasteve wrote:I don't find it coincidental that you are complaining about this and that it seems that you don't have friends to sit by.

Haha. Yes, its obviously absurd to be annoyed by something such as this. I should just post my class notes on the school bulletin board according to you, because its not at all problematic for others to benefit from my hard work while putting none in themselves!

Also, the problem is that the people who do it are kind of my friends (although this certainly weakens my desire to be their friend), so it's a bit of an awkward situation. I guess they don't think there is anything wrong with it? I am very happy to send people notes when they miss class, and I could care less if people glance at my screen to see what them miss if they momentarily zone out. But I do care when someone never pays attention in class at all, and then plagiarizes my notes.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:37 pm

blurbz wrote:http://www.amazon.com/3M-Standard-Notebook-Computers-diagonally/dp/B00006B8A9


+1 on this

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby bigcheetah69 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:46 pm

betasteve wrote:
bigcheetah69 wrote:
betasteve wrote:I don't find it coincidental that you are complaining about this and that it seems that you don't have friends to sit by.

Haha. Yes, its obviously absurd to be annoyed by something such as this. I should just post my class notes on the school bulletin board according to you, because its not at all problematic for others to benefit from my hard work while putting none in themselves!

Also, the problem is that the people who do it are kind of my friends (although this certainly weakens my desire to be their friend), so it's a bit of an awkward situation. I guess they don't think there is anything wrong with it? I am very happy to send people notes when they miss class, and I could care less if people glance at my screen to see what them miss if they momentarily zone out. But I do care when someone never pays attention in class at all, and then plagiarizes my notes.

How is someone 'kind of' your friend? Claiming plagiarism grossly overvalues your (or anyone's) notes.
Also - if they aren't paying attention in class, gchatting, etc... do they actually get all of your notes? If not, then it's not really a competitive problem is it? If then can get all of your notes while zoning and gchatting at the same time — your notes really aren't going to be a make or break deal come test time.


She is really good at being aware of when I type something, and because I do nothing in class but listen and take notes, she knows everything I do type is part of my notes. But to be honest, how much these people benefit from my notes is beside the point as far as I'm concerned. It's the principal of the thing. I would not do this. Pay attention and take your own damn notes.

As far as what "kind of being friends" is, I don't really think that really warrants a response. Are you trying to say every person you know from law school is either completely your friend or not at all? Think about it and I'm sure you can figure out what my expression means.

And yes, this is not technically plagiarism, but it is akin to it. No need to take everything so literally.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby Bankhead » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:59 pm

i do this all the fucking time, though i'm not g-chatting i just fail to catch what the prof is saying sometimes. seriously who cares.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:00 pm

chicagolaw2013 wrote:
blurbz wrote:http://www.amazon.com/3M-Standard-Notebook-Computers-diagonally/dp/B00006B8A9


+1 on this

It helps keep you out trouble when your non-law-school friends send you dirty emails. I swear I've opened 20 porn emails in the library.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby awesomepossum » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:06 pm

OP needs to chill the hell out.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby charlesjd » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:13 pm

betasteve wrote:I don't find it coincidental that you are complaining about this and that it seems that you don't have friends to sit by.


TITCR

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby goosey » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:25 pm

I can understand being annoyed at that. Its one thing if youre listening and miss something, its another if you just copy somebody else's notes. I doubt they will benefit that greatly from it if theyre not paying attention, but it would still be annoying.

I'm not in law school yet, but my last semester of undergrad I was taking philosophy of science, which killed people at every test. I got pretty good at learning how to study for the test and would re-read ALL the material and take notes on it, then answer all the questions on the review sheet and send copies of it to people in the class that I knew were putting their own work in. I dont mind helping people out like that. But if someone didnt do crap, I wouldnt help them.

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Re: I would love it if people would stop hijacking my notes

Postby EdmundBurke23 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:30 pm

bigcheetah69 wrote:Seriously, in over half of my law school classes so far, I have sat next to someone who Gchats relentlessly and then looks over at my computer to copy my notes VERBATIM. Its really getting in my head. I'm about to start writing mean messages to them through my notes--maybe they will get the picture. This happen to anyone else?


You can actually buy a "shield" for your laptop, where only the person that's sitting directly in front of the monitor can see what's going on.




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