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Spring 2016 semester
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The Information Processing Cycle

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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

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6

This Season in Tech History
February 1, 2003
Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Columbia crew
February 2
Groundhog Day. Earliest recorded in America was around 1840
February 5
National Pancake Day! Hmmmm chocolate chip pancakes with bosyenberry syrup.... Pancakes
February 14, 1876
Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
February 14, 1924
The Computing Tabulating Recording Company renamed itself to International Business Machines, one of the world's largest companies by market capitalization
February
Every 2nd Monday of February is Clean Out Your Computer Day
February 23, 1896
The Tootsie Roll is introduced.
February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy, 83, Mr. Spock of Star Trek dies. Live Long and Prosper. Too soon to be beamed up. He is now with The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Gene Roddenberry, Chief Medical Officer DeForrest Kelly, and Chief Engineer James Doohan.
SciFi News
This Day in History
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Last updated: 12/15/2015