[LON-CAPA-admin] Random Numbers changing

lucasm at ohiou.edu lucasm at ohiou.edu
Thu Sep 15 10:29:35 EDT 2005


Thanks! I haven't thought about scenarios like that. Scares me a bit.
We're a little suspicious as the note came pretty close to the deadline, 
so we're not ruling out operator error/'miscommunication'/bending of truth 
by any means. David Ingram says that he has not made any changes at all to 
the assignment since releasing it.


On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:

> On Sep 15, 2005, at 9:44 AM, lucasm at ohiou.edu wrote:
>> I have a claim from a student that their random numbers have changed.
>> While I'm trying to sort this out, I just want to know if anyone else has 
>> seen anything strange with 2.0.1 that does this.
> Nope. But here's something that can happen, especially in K-12 schools and 
> with $@$#! internet service providers: web-caching. The first time around, 
> the student might see a cached version of the assignment from another 
> student. On submission, numbers change to their version.
> - Gerd.
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Mark Lucas					email: lucasm at ohiou.edu
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