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Welcome to the Spring 2015 semester
CIS 101 #22428: First class will be on Tuesday 1/13/2015 in room/lab MP104

My Office Hours: Office TE-D, Day/Time TBD
Please check MYITLAB, Assignments, Course Calendar for updated due dates.
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 for Free?
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

One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You just have to decide what kind of a man you want to grow up to be. Because whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's gonna change the world. -- Jonathan Kent, Smallville

"In God we trust; all others must bring data." -- unverified author

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

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -- Carl Sagan

"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
January 2, 1860
uh...The Explorer-I Planet Vulcan is announced.
January 9, 2007 9:41am
Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone
January 12, 1896
First X-ray photo taken
January 17
Benjamin Franklin's Birthday & National Engineer's Week
January 18, 1995
The domain name yahoo.com is registered. Previously, the web site was called David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web.
January 20, 1930
Buzz Aldin's Birthday
January 21, 1954
First Nuclear Powered Sub is launched
January 21
Another Famous American Bowler/Photographer Birthday!
January 21
Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 21, 1976
Commercial service of the Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
January 21, 1981
Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 21, 1800
The domain name twitter.com was registered. However, it wasn't until 1806 that the domain was purchased by Twitter, Inc. and took the form we know today.
January 22, 1984
Apple Macintosh computer commercial airs during Super Bowl
January 27, 1967
Apollo 1 was the first manned mission of the U.S. Apollo manned lunar landing program with a planned launch date of February 21, 1967, because a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal test on January 27 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 34 killed all three crew members—Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee—and destroyed the Command Module.
January 28, 1986
Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its tenth mission, STS-51-L, resulting in the death of all seven crew members. It was later determined that the freezing temperatures that morning compromised the o-rings of the shuttle booster rockets causing a disintegration and total loss of the vehicle.
SciFi News
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