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Welcome to the Fall 2014 semester
My Office Hours: Office TE-D, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Please check MYITLAB, Assignments, Course Calendar for updated due dates.
CIS 101 #20144: Class starts Tuesday 8/19/2014
CIS 101 #20672: Class starts Wednesday 8/20/2014
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

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
October 16, 1985
Intel introduced the 16mz 80386 proceessor with a 32-bit data bus
October 17, 1979
Personal Software introduces VisiCalc for the Apple II for $99, paving the way for Lotus 123 and then Excel.
October 17, 1956
Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut, is born
October 18, 1842
The first telegraph cable was laid by Samuel Morse in New York Harbor. It was online for only one day until it was snagged by a ship's anchor. Another cable was laid a year later and encased in lead pipe.
October 18, 1931
Thomas Edison dies. He received over 1000 patents in his life.
October 19, 1981
Digitial Equipment entered the PC market with a 8-bit processor addon for its VT-100 terminal.
October 19, 1987
Called Black Monday, the Dow Jones fell 23% or 508 points.
October 20, 1906
Dr. Lee DeForest introduced the first 3 element vacuum tube to be used first in radios then later in computers.
October 20, 1960
The first automated post office went into service.
October 21, 1879
Thomas Edison successfuly demostrated the first durable light bulb. The bulb lasted for 40 hours before burning out.
October 21, 1833
The chemist Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He held over 355 patents, including dynamite and smokeless gunpowder.
October 22, 1996
Microsoft launches Expedia online travel services.
October 22, 1903
Biochemical geneticist George Wells Beadle was born in Wahoo, Nebraska. Won a nobel prize for his work in genetic research.
October 23, 1998
Corel announced it would make WordPerfect for the Linux operating system for free over the Internet.
October 24, 1991
Prodigy announced it would ban bulletin boards that included racist content.
October 24, 1938
The Fair Labor Standards Act passed into law the 8-hour work day.
October 25, 1972
The first female FBI agents were admitted for training.
October 26, 1984
Doctors transplanted the heart of a baboon into a human baby.
October 27, 1811
Isaac Merrit Singer, inventor of the sewing machine, was born.
October 27, 1920
Westinghouse Electric, the refrigerator company, receives its radio broadcast license.
October 28, 1955
Bill Gates, a Harvard drop-out, was born in Seattle, Washington.
October 29, 1996
AOL announced it provide unlimited access for a flat fee of $19.99 per month.
October 29, l969
The ARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet, made its first connections.
October 30, 1925
The first television transmission is seen in London, England.
October 30, 1894
The time clock is invented by Daniel Cooper.
SciFi News
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