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Robotics: Man’s Instinct to Procreate

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 12:00 No Comments

During the past 100 years, society has made great strides in the area of robotics. This interest and fascination of artificial life further proves that Man’s instinct to procreate extends outside of the human form. In reality, Man has very little control in human procreation. Man has been given the instinct to populate the planet, […]

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If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Thursday, April 6, 2006 12:00 No Comments

Apple has been trailing in the computer industry for many years. In an effort to cut costs on proprietary technology, Apple now has the new iMac which is based on the Intel architecture. Recently, Apple announced that it would permit Windows XP to be installed on its iMacs. Apple made the right move by permitting […]

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:00 No Comments

The Internet has changed the way in which society interacts. It is unable to revert back to its former state of mind. Due to this change, its mind set in regards to the way copyrighted media (music, movies, documents, software, etc) is distributed, bought, sold and licensed needs to change as well. There are many […]

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Trusting the Digital Arm

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 12:00 No Comments

Everyday society becomes more dependent on technology. However, this dependency, and at times blind trust, is society’s greatest liability. When technology fails, it can damage and even destroy the data it is entrusted with. The recent incident with MacAfee highlights a prime example of the just sentinel transformed into the blind executioner. People trust their […]

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Genealogy and Computers: Too Much Input

Thursday, March 9, 2006 12:00 No Comments

Computers, coupled with the Internet, have made it easier for people to do their genealogy. In the past, genealogy was done by professionals. Now anyone can research their ancestors and input data into huge genealogical databases. As a drawback, these systems now contain massive amounts of erroneous data and duplicate entries. Of course, these issues […]

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Taxing the Internet

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 12:00 No Comments

How many ways can the government tax the Internet? We pay taxes when we pay our Internet Service Provider bill. We pay taxes when we pay our phone bill. With all these taxes we already pay, I feel that we’ve already been taxed sufficiently for our Internet access. Adding more taxation to the Internet will […]

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Computer Science: A Color that Clashes

Thursday, March 2, 2006 12:00 No Comments

There is no doubt in my mind that women make great computer scientists. My “American” Mother-in-Law and Cousin current living in Georgia are both accomplished programmers and role models. I have no doubt that women face challenges and road blocks when trying to pursue this career. However, interest in the computer arts greatly diminishes in […]

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The Human Link

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 12:00 No Comments

Technological advances have given the United States of America an advantage over terrorist threats. However, no matter how many advances technology makes, the gathering and use of it rests on human intelligence. Human intelligence is our strongest and weakest link. Humans are better skilled in the art of piecing together information and making sense of […]

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Google-ship

Thursday, February 2, 2006 12:00 No Comments

The words “censorship” and “Google” have been bound together as of late. This is because Google has decided to comply with the Chinese government’s request to filter Internet search results. Personally, I don’t think China will gain much by this policy. However, it raises the question, “Is Google obligated to adhere to the standards set […]

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Bridging the Gap

Monday, January 30, 2006 12:00 No Comments

Technology has made communication faster and more interactive. I am unable to fully express how much it has positively affected my family. I am from Pennsylvania, which is more than a stone’s throw from Utah. My wife, Alessandra, is from Brazil which is even farther away. If we lived in a time period fifteen years […]

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