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October 2018 Quiz Corrections

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Choose at least 5 questions, if you got it wrong explain what the right answer would be and why, or pick a question that was tricky and explain why someone else might have gotten it wrong
When the number of bits is not large enough to hold the number - what happens?  I got this one incorrect, saying that a program will stop running and produce an error message; but in fact the higher order bits will be lost.  What is source code?  I got this one incorrect by guessing incorrectly; but the correct answer is Program instructions that must be translated by a compiler, interpreter, or assembler into object code before execution.  _ is not equal to (comparison operator) I got this correct, saying !=; but I can see people getting mixed up and saying =! instead.  When communicating within a network, a few things are important. Of the list below, which is most important?  I got this correct, saying timing; however, I could see how someone could get it wrong by forgetting about the way …

Article: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 Did you already know about any of these innovations?

3-D Metal Printing Artificial Embryos Genetic Fortune-Telling 
Which ones did you find most interesting in terms of impact on society, culture, or economy?

Genetic Fortune-Telling Could change the way we look at each other, chose our romantic partners, divide our society, and those who do the fortune telling could become very wealthy very quickly, and possibly monopolize Babel-Fish Earbuds The ability to communicate with those who speak other languages with a real time translator, after the reliability issues are resolved, could mean that learning new languages could be less (or more, to develop the technology) useful, and could increase the communications between foreign societies, and therefore changing the worldwide culture, and then the economy, as international business would have one less barrier. 
Which did you find the most interesting on a personal level?

3-D Metal Printing could allow for che…

Internet​ ​is​ ​for​ ​everyone​ ​-​ ​but​ ​it​ ​won't​ ​be​ ​if

Internet​ ​is​ ​for​ ​everyone​ ​-​ ​but​ ​it​ ​won't​ ​be​ ​if it cannot keep up with the explosive demand for its services (Challenge 3)
A few years ago, I was unsatisfied with my internet speeds for playing video games, and I did some research until I found fiber, which would significantly increase my download and upload speeds. I looked for fiber in my area here, but was disappointing when I learned that it was not offered in my area. At that time we believed that my issues were caused by lacking enough bandwidth for me to play online, whilst others in the house live stream movies. What I learned after more research, was that I could purchase a router and extend the wireless network strength in my area of the house. I also had been wanting to get Ethernet for a while, but believed that running wires all through the house would be difficult. After consulting my dad, we decided on purchasing a router that doubled as an Ethernet switch, and some Ethernet cables. After the setup, …

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center Field Trip Feedback

What struck you the most about our trip to Chatham Marconi Maritime Center? Which exhibits did you find most interesting - and why?. If there were sections that you did not really get much out of can you give an idea of what could be changed - and how? The staff at CMMC would like feedback so they can make changes for future visits. I would also like to know if this is a trip that is worth keeping. Be specific please...no lame answers.

CS50 Problem: Fahrenheit

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CS50 1.1 - Hello

Hello Lesson

Terminal = Blue text-box on the bottomFolders above blue text-box are different terminal tabs Can type "cd ~/workspace/(folder name)/(folder name)" to navigate directly Can type "ls" which lists all folders and files in current folder Can type "cd" to go back one folder Can type "cd (foldername)" to go to a folder within current folder Can type "make (filename) to compile a code Can type "./(filename)" to execute a complied code "help50" code is unreliable - can read more at Hello LessonCan type "style50 (filename)" to check for style Folders on the left This is the ~/workspace/ shown in the terminal Can right click on a file or folder and can open in the terminal Center Coding Area Folders above the text-box are different files Executes C-language code Can also become a Terminal if: right click on a file > open terminal here Can write single line comments by typing "//" which voids sai…

The Importance of the Word Processor to the Secretary

“I used to do transcription on a typewriter for a marine surveyor and a physical therapist. The marine surveyor upgraded from a typewriter to a word processor. This was the best thing that I every could have imagined!! It saved me so much time having to go back and correct one little typo that I made! Meanwhile, I was still working for the physical therapist on a typewriter, so I was going back and forth with both, so I really appreciated the word processor. It took some time, but I eventually talked the physical therapist into getting a word processor also. Not only did it change my life, but it changed theirs also.” ~Sarah Rodoalph


My mom chose an innovation that improved her worklife, while I chose something that saved me medically. The innovation of the word processor certainly affected more people than the nebulizer, but the nebulizer is a different type of innovation. Both require a computer, but each takes different types of inputs and gives different forms of outputs.