Thursday, November 7, 2019

Coding in the Wild Blog

1. Internet is for everyone - but it won't be if it isn't affordable by all that wish to partake of its services, so we must dedicate ourselves to making the Internet as affordable as other infrastructures so critical to our well-being.

7.Internet is for everyone - but it won't be if its users cannot protect their privacy and the confidentiality of transactions conducted on the network.

I chose the first one because there was a big thing regarding article 13 I believe is the name, and this would make the internet cost more money, or be behind a paywall in some way. I don't agree with this idea as I think everyone should have access to the internet.

I also chose #7 and I believe personal information should be kept personal, and confidentiality should be a big priority. There has been a lot of talk of the government spying on its citizens and I don't agree with this. Your privacy should not be jeopardized for using the internet.

Coding in the Wild: I chose to read the coding with music article. I really like music and I might want to do something involving it in the future. The person uses computers to create "music making machines", a program that allows the user to create music. What was interesting is that they said they just began practicing with coding, and fell in love with it. It didn't take them all this money to learn it, they just practiced and got better and better until he could create these unique music making machines.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Government and Private Citizens

I definitely believe That the government should be able to track terrorists, but not at the cost of the privacy of the people. They shouldn't be able to spy on our daily lives, and know everything about us without us even really knowing about it. The government is a very powerful thing, and rightfully so, but they shouldn't be able to have that power to watch the public and share information. If their information is secret, why isn't ours? Digital data is usually a private thing, and many people don't want their information shared, including myself. 

Life in an Internet Shutdown

- how many areas of your life would change if the same happened here? Many aspects would change. Economics, paying for food, gas, paying for anything really would be hard if you didn't have cash. You wouldn't be able to call, text, or do any homework online.
- blog post: what problems would this create here and for you personally? I would struggle greatly with an internet shutdown. I don't usually carry cash, so I wouldn't be able to buy anything because nothing would be going through digitally. I wouldn't be able to play video games, watch tv, or do homework, which is pretty much all I ever do. It would be a major blow to my everyday life. Is there ever a time a government should be able to turn off the internet? No, I think the government having the ability to turn off the internet effects too many people in such a big way. There is too much of a control on the people if they did this, and I wouldn't agree with this. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Marconi Island Field Trip

First house

I took this photo because it was one of the first Morse code decryption generators, and it used do much energy that it would flicker the lights in the nearby houses. It took 17 of these to run the station, and these are important for wireless communication as it has taken such a big turn in technology from this, to a small iphone.

I took this photo because it showed what the station looked like before it was torn down. It was cool to see what it would have looked like. wireless communication of this scale requires lots and lots of space, so it was cool to see how big the station actually was. More than just one house.
I chose this picture because it showed what the operators would do all day. They would listen to the code and wrote what they heard down on the typewriters. Its important to wireless communication because even though we have all these smart computers, we still need humans to operate them.
House 2I chose this photo because it showed all the old technology that was used throughout the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. It shows how wireless connection really started to evolve very rapidly, and got more and more advanced. I chose this photo because it shows that as the devices got smaller, they got smarter, just like the phone and radios. This is important to wireless communication because the devices kept getting smarter, and continue to do so.
This was cool to see all the different phone models throughout the years, and how they shrunk in size, but got a lot more advanced and smarter. This is extremely important to wireless communication because it got more and more advanced.
Three things I learned: I learned that the station we went to was actually used to spy on the enemies during WWII. I learned how to decrypt morse code using the paper they gave you, and I also learned how to type a secret message using the a different code from morse code (I forget the name of the code!)


Friday, September 20, 2019

Starting With Python

I learned a lot through python, as I had never used this program before. I learned how to do basic things such as print my name, create a sentence, and use math on python. I even just learned the basic stuff such as change directory or cd. I also learned how to make a list (ls).

One problem I faced was I wasn't sure how to activate the terminal into the correct folder. This was aggravating, but I asked around and my friends helped me figure it out.

I will admit, my python skill still needs some work, and I do get frustrated sometimes. I will definitely come in for Knight Time sometime in order to figure some things out.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Problems Technology can solve

Technology can do many, many things. One of the biggest problems technology can solve is communication. Slow or lack of communication is a thing of the past with the technology that is out today. There is texting, calling, face timing, Skype, group chats, Instagram, snap chat, and so much more.

The input is the information the computer receives. This can be achieved by pushing a button, voice commands, or even the touch of a finger. This information is given to the computer, and the computer uses this to give an output. This information it receives is stored to use for possible future use, such as predicting what you might text again, or remembering your face or fingerprint, and even your voice. The output is the messages sent or received to one another. This could be a message, voice response, or an activation of an app. The outputs can be many, many things. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Innovation interview

I interviewed my mom, and she said the phone was the innovation that impacted her the most. She said it allowed her to communicate with anyone at anytime, view the news, and helps her work at her job. 
This is similar to what I said with the tv, as we both agreed they were a good form of entertainment. My response, however, was more on entertainment, and hers was more for work and communication. She didn’t care too much about the entertainment part. She uses her phone for more manner full things.