Welcome to the Spring 2015 semester
CIS 101 #21858 & #24105:
Week 2 is done. Wow this is going fast. Please complete thru chapters 3. Exam 1 is this week. Remember Communication!
Drop date is May 7th.
My Office Hours: Office SS21, Tuesdays 7:00pm.
Please check MYITLAB, Assignments, Course Calendar for updated due dates.
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
- April 2, 1968
- 2001: A Space Odyssey movie is released. "Open the pod bay doors, HAL"....
- April 3, 1860
- Pony Express established
- April 7, 1964
- The IBM System/360 (S/360) was a mainframe computer system family announced by IBM.
- April 7, 1927
- The first American demonstration of television. The live picture and voice of Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover
were transmitted over telephone lines from Washington, DC.
- 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
This Day in History
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