Monthly Archives: December 2012

Online Education

Something we spoke about throughout the semester was online education and how it is changing how we do school. Professor Gus spoke about the idea that maybe we take our intro classes online and then we come to school to … Continue reading

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Data stored on DNA? The solution to our massive data centers

Back in August a couple of researchers at Havard announced that they were able to store 5.5 petabytes of data on a single gram of DNA. Each DNA base is encoded as a binary value and then read as a … Continue reading

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ITU and Internet Censorship

The International Telecommunications Union is a UN agency comprised of 193 countries and around 700 companies and research institutions.  At the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai there was a proposal to shift the ITU from primarily as … Continue reading

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Distracted Driving from Your GPS?

As I was driving the other day and using my phone as a GPS, I thought about how similar it was to texting and driving. You’re looking up and down from your phone, you’re reading text on it, and you … Continue reading

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The safety of storage in the cloud

The cloud has become an extremely useful and influential tool in modern computing.  Storage is becoming a service that is most prominently used by users of the cloud.  Storing data in the cloud is a new concept that puts the … Continue reading

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The Future of Publishing Houses

An article I recently read on TechCrunch, recently argued that as self publishing becomes increasingly easier, it may be better to create an ebook platform than writing a book! As the number of books being written constantly increases, and the average … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Email

Last month it came out that David Petraeus, the former Director of the CIA former Afghan war commander, had an affair in late 2011 with Paula Broadwell, the author of his autobiography.  Broadwell had been sending anonymous, harassing emails to … Continue reading

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