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Poetic programming

What if you could talk to your computer and it actually did what you asked it to do? McGill’s Michael Wagner and Harvard’s Katherine McCurdy hope that their three-year study, published in Cognition magazine this November, will help you do just that.   Poetry uses rhythm, syllable stressors, and speech intonation (all of which make… Keep Reading

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McGill’s admin not the only one under fire

At Norman Bethune Square on October 27, the Concordia Student Union, Überculture, Free Education Montreal, Sustainable Concordia, and Tap Drinkers Against Privatization (TAPThirst) gathered to protest the Concordia administration’s decision to sign an exclusive PepsiCo contract without student consultation. TAPThirst, an organization that advocates against the bottled water industry, was the most outspoken of the… Keep Reading

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Engineers ban QPIRG from booking tables for one year

The Engineering Undergraduate Society Council banned the Quebec Public Interest Research Group from using its resources for up to one year at their meeting last Tuesday. The ban will prevent QPIRG from booking table space in any engineering building on campus. The ruling followed last week’s incident between members of QPIRG and the QPIRG Opt-Out… Keep Reading

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Dawson shooting game taken off-line by creator

“Dawson College Massacre,” a controversial videogame based on the 2006 shootings at Dawson College that killed one and wounded 19, was removed from the Internet on September 17 by its creator, a computer programmer with the screen name Virtuaman. Virtuaman initially refused to remove it despite numerous complaints. He only did so after discovering that… Keep Reading

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Speaker Addresses Limited Resources

When settlers arrived on Easter Island in the 14th century, statues were all that remained of a once advanced civilization. The former society had used wood for almost everything and eventually depleted the island's resources, causing the demise of its people.
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