I have been a longtime lurker here on MetaFilter who just recently registered and I thought it would be a fascinating subject to dive into for my master thesis.
In order to get a better understanding of user activity on MetaFilter, I created the following survey:
Master Thesis Survey About MetaFilter
As I mention in the introductory text, the survey is completely anonymous and IP addresses will NOT be saved.
I hope you take the time to submit your response and help a fellow MeFite out :) [more inside]
A few weeks back someone posted a link to a Canadian (?) university team who could render 3d faces from a 2d image. Does anyone remember the url?
I just asked a question about 'how to succeed in university' that was open to standard ideas and ideas that were not kosher (cheating. happens every day). Im busy, i wont be participating actively in this discussion, but the question i put forward is: how is discussing cheating methods different from a thread discussing file sharing or something. Nothing illegal is happening by discussing this stuff. Whats the deal. Thats like deleting a thread that asks 'How do jewel thiefs go about cracking safes?' Are we going to delete the thread because we dont want this suspected jewel thief cracking our safes, or is our curiosity going to get peaked and we're going to discuss it like a bunch of nerds who are into this nerdy stuff? The latter? OK.