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Why should academic institutions not post timestamps of all assignments on cryptocurrency blockchains? [closed]

The best way to prove that a file F existed before time t and has not been altered since then would be to post the cryptographic hash h=H(F) of the file F on the Bitcoin blockchain. When the ...
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What is the status of foreign cloud apps in German universities?

From what I heard, in German universities there is a push against foreign cloud applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Github, and even Doodle. The DFN offers some alternatives, ...
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How to ethically approach publishing research with conflict of interest?

I have an opportunity to participate in a contest with a nontrivial monetary prize, which can be summarized as "Describe in details a secure way to do X using technology Y and provide an ...
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Requesting suggestion regarding Deferring a PhD offer

I am an international student (from the Non-EU region) and I have a Ph.D. Offer in the area of Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. The program was supposed to commence ...
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Molds of PhD thesis from more than one idea

I'm considering doing a PhD in Software Engineering and Information Technology. Associated with a particular concept of interest (immersion), got many ideas running through my mind that having them ...
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Careers in computer science without maths [closed]

I am currently studying in BTech CSE 2nd year. My maths is very weak and I have to choose the specialization, but I want to choose a career in computer science which does not require maths. If there ...
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Where to find details on Bachelor degrees majoring in IT?

I have been asked to design a major in IT (Information Technology). I am not based in US, and I didn't graduate in US. So, I am not familiar with US graduation system. However, I have been asked to ...