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Welcome to Spring 2014
My updated Office Hours: Office TE-D, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm (Dates 1/28,2/11,2/25,3/11,4/1, 4/15,4/29,5/13)
Please check MYITLAB, Assignments, Course Calendar for updated due dates.
CIS 101 #20846: Class starts Monday 1/13/2014
Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. Lecture, Mondays 5:00 p.m – 5:50 p.m. Lab

CIS 101 #20850: Class starts Thursday 1/16/2014
Thursdays 7:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. Lecture, Thursdays 6:00 p.m – 6:50 p.m. Lab
NEW IN TECH (NIT)
A new cool door key. August door key
StickNFind- Bluetooth Powered ultra small Location Stickers
JOB HUNTING IN THE IT WORLD
View Jim Stroud's presentation on JOB HUNTING AND THE ABSENCE OF ONLINE PRIVACY
TECH IN THE NEWS
Email Privacy?? If you use Gmail, think again... Users Have “No Reasonable Expectation” Of Privacy
Little boy gets 3D printed hand
The ability to print guns from 3D printers. How will 'gun control' deal with this? Read the article here.
Read John McAfee's Blog and about his adventure here.
College Stuff
Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders
Billions spent in U.S. on community college students who drop out. Are you a community college dropout statistic?
Academic Honesty/Dishonesty Policy: Your success depends on a combination of the skill and knowledge of your instructors, and your own hard work. You will reach your future goals only if you gain new knowledge from every course you take. That knowledge becomes yours, and can be used by you, only if it is gained through your own personal efforts. Receiving a grade in a course, without acquiring the knowledge that goes with it, diminishes your chances for future success. Academic Dishonesty is normally to be dealt with as an academic action by the instructor, reflected in the student's grade in the particular course, rather than through college disciplinary procedures. If a student is found cheating or plagiarizing, options may be taken by the faculty member to the extent that the faculty member considers the cheating or plagiarism to manifest the student's lack of scholarship or to reflect on the student's lack of academic performance in the course. -- Cerritos College Catalogue.
"Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure. These things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

"Life is nothing without trivia, but nothing in life is trivial." - Don Whitney

"There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water or do you want a chance to change the world?" - Steve Jobs to John Sculley

This Season in Tech History
April 11-17, 1970
Apollo 13 (Odyssey and Aquarius)
April 12, 1961
First manned spaceflight. A 27-year-old pilot named Yuri Gagarin lifted off from the then Soviet Union aboard Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961. After 1 hour and 48 minutes, and a single orbit of the Earth, he parachuted safely back to the ground.
Aril 15, 1452
Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday
April 15, 1912
The RMS Titanic sinks after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean on a voyage from Southampton, England to New York City.
April 18, 1775
Paul Revere began his ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming.
April 18, 1906
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco, and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. Measuring between 7.7 to 8.25 magnitude. Death toll was over 3000.
April 18, 1955
Physicist Albert Einstein died at age 76.
April 21, 1910
Mark Twain died
April 24, 1967
Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
April 24, 1970
The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
April 24, 1990
STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
April 25
World Penguin Day. World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on or around April 25th. Penguins do not fly. Rather, they walk, or waddle their way to and from. Penguins are found in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, the Falkland Islands, and the Galapagos Islands.
April 25, 1988
Star Trek: Next Generation episode "Skin of Evil". Lieutenant Tasha Yar is killed by an oil slick alien named Armus
SciFi News
This Day in History