Don Whitney Academic Calendar Schedule of Classes SEM Department Campus Guide
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Welcome to the Spring 2015 semester
CIS 101 #21858 & #24105:
Thanks for a great first meeting. Week 1 is already done. Please complete the reading of chapters 1 & 2 and submit Lab 01. Remember Communication!

My Office Hours: Office TE-D, Tuesdays 7:00pm.
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
March 1, 1893
Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
March 1, 1995
Yahoo! is incorporated.
March 3, 1847
Alexander Graham Bell is born. Died August 2, 1922
March 6, 1912
Oreo's Birthday!
March 6, 1998
The Dude abides! The movie The Big Lebowski is released.
March 7, 2012
Apple announces the new iPad
March 8, 1983
IBM announces the IBM Personal Computer XT (eXtended Technology). It features a Intel 8088 processor, 10MB hard drive, 128 kB RAM, 40Kb ROM and double-sided 360 kB floppy drive. For $4995, it’s all yours. The machine was also called IBM Machine Type number 5160.
March 11, 1952
DON'T PANIC. Douglas Adams is born, author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Died May 11, 2001
March 13
Pluto Planet Day
March 14
Pi Day
March 15, 44 BC
Beware the Ides of March. Julius Caesar is murdered
March 15, 1985
Symbolics became the first domain registered on the World Wide Web.
March 21, 2006
Twitter is born!
March 25
Waffle Day! Celebrated in Sweden
March 26, 1931
Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston on March 26, 1931, the son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. He began acting early; at age eight Nimoy was already acting in local productions. Best known as Star Trek's Mr. Spock. Died February 27, 2015.
March 28, 1979
Three Mile Island Nuclear accident
March 29, 1983
Radio Shack introduces the TRS-80 Model 100. It is the first portable computer featuring a 2.4 MHz processor for $799.
March 30, 1941
The first commercial computer, the UNIVersal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC I) is born.
SciFi News
This Day in History
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Last updated: 03/01/2015