Tuesday, December 4, 2018

cyber security - another groups presentation

Cyber security is a major issue for anyone with a computer. Everyday people are getting information stolen because of carelessness on the internet. According to the presentation, 28 billion dollars were spent on cyber security in 2016 by the united states government. Cyber crime has cost companies and governments 500 million globally. There are many types of cyber crime. Phishing is one of the most common, where a fake spam email is sent to get personal information from the receiver. Also, according to the presentation, 1 in 131 emails contains malware. That means it contains some kind of virus or program that is harmful to the computer. Other types of cyber crime include identity theft, hacking, spreading hate, child pornography and sexual advances. Cyber security aims to spread awareness of these issues as well as fight against them. Not only was cyber security talked about in the presentation but also the idea of cat fishing online. Cat fishing is when someone online, usually through social media or a dating website, fakes their appearance to attracted younger females. They make fake profiles and try to get the girls to meet them in person or fall in love with them on the internet. The video we watched showed a predator being caught in the act on a popular tv show. He entered an underage girls house and when she left the room, he took his clothes off. When confronted he said he didn’t know what he planned to do but it would defiantly have not been right. He then got arrested as soon as he left the building. Being careful on the internet is extremely important. You never know when your safety or personal information is at stake.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence or AI Is the ability of a computer program to have the living capability of learning. Although learning and being able to act as humans is the end goal, creating a robot that can learn and think at the same level of a dog would be extremely impressive. This would mean a program would have the ability to adapt to its surroundings and write its own code to solve problems. Although I feel like the video, we watched was fake, it was a good example of what I mean. We watched a video where 3 robots were told that two of them were given a pill and couldn’t talk. The only robot that could talk didn’t know who took the pill and who didn’t until it heard its own voice and realized it hadn’t taken a pill. It learned from an outside source and rewrote its solution. I do think that video was fake and that the programmer designated the robot to say what it did, however. Some people don’t believe AI will ever truly be possible because its still man made and doesn’t have a soul. The code that will inevitable allow a program to learn and adapt will have been written by a human, but the code the robot writes will be from itself. I don’t think true AI exists yet, but I think were not to far away. I give it 30 years before we have robots that have the same intelligence levels as dogs or some other living animal.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

.com - .bomb!

During the internets and world-wide webs rise, it went through fazes where things were going amazing for companies to times when companies were doing horrible. There were 5 phases of the internet to get to where it is now. The first stage was “an innocent beginning”. In this stage companies like IBM and CompuServ were starting up. Also, in this stage Al Gore invested in the information super highway. As of 1993 the WWW and HTTP have been around for a few years and companies like Microsoft are profiting. 1995 marks the start of the second phase, “boom”. During the boom phase things like Netscape, Yahoo, Amazon, and Spry came into the scene and were doing very well for themselves. The internet was a booming market with many new careers being created ever day. The next phase is “insanity”. It’s called insanity because the internet was still booming but companies that are doing exceptionally well start buying other companies. AOL bought CompuServ, Yahoo got Broadcast.com for 5.7 billion, and while all this is happening more and more companies like Info space are going public. There was so much going on with the internet at that time it was very hectic. After insanity however, came “bust”. Many companies like Marchfirst, Pets.com, DrKoop.com and Freezone go bust. The stock market takes a hard downturn with all this as you could imagine. Many companies go bankrupt in 2001 like exodus communications. Finally, the last phase is “the slow crawl back”, which is where the internet works its way back up after having such a strong start then falling off drastically.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Visit from Erik Hanberg

Having s guest speaker was a nice chance for the class. Erik Hanberg seemed like he knew what he was talking about and had the experience which made his presentation interesting. He talked a lot about his books and more importantly, how he publicized them. Instead of spending thousands of dollars to publicize his books he did it himself. He posted the first chapter of the book online which he would then offer to sell to anyone who was interested via his email. Through that system he has done well foe himself selling books. His presentation was mostly on the point that you can run an entire small business almost entirely by yourself on the internet. All you need to do is learn how to make a website and how to sell something that people will have interest in. Being successful in an online business takes years to accomplish because of the shear number of websites out there but it’s a great way to get a business up and running. Erik Hanberg used his email as a way for people to contact him if they were interested in his books. When he got an email, he would then print a book for them instead of having to print a large number. He printed on demand. Finally, he talked about a podcast channel he created in the Tacoma area. He created a few podcasts that would be useful in Tacoma and soon other people came to him with podcast ideas, so he created a channel for all the podcasts. He said it hasn’t been profitable yet but as it gains awareness it should.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

research topics

When thinking about what technology I would like to report on a few things came to mind. The three biggest I could think of in order from most likely to least likely are quantum computing, robotics, and finally, artificial intelligence or AI. Quantum computers are still very much in their early stages but there is so much on the subject that could be talked about. What a quantum computer does is instead of using binary, 1’s and 0’s, it can be 1, 0, or any combination of 1 and 0 combined essentially making computers way more powerful. It would be fun to present on that because it isn’t a very talked about subject yet but there is a lot of information about them on the internet. As for robotics, I would want to talk about the current advanced in the robotics field such as military equipment, prosthetic limbs or even full on robots that can do many different tasks. Just the other day I saw a robot playing chess with one of the world best chess players. It could pick the best possible move with the current bored layout and even moved very quickly. Lastly, Artificial intelligence has always interested me. My junior year of high school I did a small research project of AI but there was so much more detail I could have gone into and now that there are new advances there is plenty of new information I can learn. I would discuss new advances like how Alexa can soon be able to tell if your sick or not. All three of these subjects fascinate me and I wouldn’t mind doing a project on any of them.

Monday, October 22, 2018

where journalism is going?

In the past, before the internet and world wide web, journalism was almost exclusively provided in the form of newspapers. Today, while newspaper still exists, most people get news and updates almost immediately from the internet. People who plan on majoring in journalism today are probably prepared way differently from in the past. Today everything is online, and the journalism field had to adapt to that just like everything else. Now people can go on any social media site and learn more about current events than was ever previously available. Social media is changing how journalism is presented drastically. Snapchat has its own news providing channels that come in the form of quick and to the point videos or images. Twitter Has its top stories sections which is news based on what people are tweeting the most about. With these kinds of news sources, you can basically know about current events in the world as there happening or very quickly after. Since the internet has blown up journalism has grown with it because now instead of just newspapers, there are hundreds of websites and platforms that hire journalists to keep up with the latest news. Another new thing that came with internet journalism is clickbait and ads. Websites will use colorful pictures and exciting headlines to get people to click on a link and read about something. A lot of them are along the lines of “top ten ways to prevent acne” or “you won’t BELIEVE how he got those abs”. Although those seen like stupid ways to get people to click the ads, it works. I firmly believe everyone has clicked on an add to see a celebrity look alike or top ten life hack list at some point in their life. This is where journalism is heading, a widely saturated market where it Is easier than ever to access information.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Creating my HTML website

While creating my HTML website I didn’t have to much trouble. I had previously created one my sophomore year of high school as an introduction to my computer science class. After that I took AP computer science my junior year and AP programming my senior year so doing things like this are basic for me. All I did for my website was give it a title, which was simple, then I used hexadecimal to add a background color. After that I did a marquee because I didn’t know that was an option and I thought it was cool. I also embedded an image and a short video because I was curious to see if I still remembered how to do it. Other than that, I don’t have much more to talk about. I was able to make the notepad into an html website by simply adding “.html” to the file name. I also knew I had to start the page with “<html>” and end it with “</html>” so it would be recognized as such. I used “<br>” to make text appear on the next line similar to pressing the “enter” key. Obviously “<body>” is used to place text, images and videos inside. I plan on majoring in computer science so its nice to have this class to get information on a lot of technological history and future. I did enjoy making the website because it kind of gave me a flashback to when I did it in high school, even though it took me about 5 minutes to make.

<title> TINST 207 Jeff Schultz</title>
<body bgcolor="e244e6">
<p>Making an HTML website is really easy ;)</p>
<br> I made an HTML website my sophmore year of highschool in my computer science class so I already have Experience with this.
<marquee>WOW look im moving</marquee>
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kfv1WafiYzk" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
<img width="500" height="500" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j63CUonwnLo/VRuiUPjqmKI/AAAAAAAADs8/jcsplHQUnkU/s1600/FEARED%2BOR%2BLOVED.jpg"></img>