When Eric thinks about “cheating” he thinks about the times he let other people copy his homework. Hmm.
When I was a TA, we actually pursued Honor Code violations pretty seriously. It was actually fascinating seeing the process.
Anyway, a funny thing about some people who copy is that they clearly have no idea what they’re doing, so when they change details to mask them copying it, they change the wrong things, or do it in the wrong way. Amusing.
Another interesting thing – you’d be surprised how easy it is to find out when people have cheated. Even when the class is hundreds of people big, when you’re grading it, you notice. So, don’t do it.