Thursday, January 9, 2020

Ring Doorbell Hack

I believe that the consumer is at fault, and I don't believe ring is to blame for these incidents. The consumers failed to put secure wifi passwords or passwords on their Ring, allowing for hackers to easily breach into the network. Every house has a lock on the front door, and if you get robbed because you didn't lock your door, then you shouldn't sue the lock maker, but should have locked your door securely and properly.

The next steps for the Internet employees is to try and make hacking as difficult as possible to protect the consumers. Really though, Hackers always will be a problem, but we should try to eliminate them the best we can.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

  • Functions make something simple
Def function(input)
   Return output
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Output = function(input1)

*function -> name it for what its job is

*input -> the data being sent/passed

Monday, January 6, 2020

Self Driving Cars

Obviously the self driving car is a very controversial topic. In one hand, I disagree with how Mercedes believes in wanting to save the drivers inside, but in the other hand I feel like Mercedes is right, and that self driving cars overall will prevent many problems, rather than create. I personally think that they are right about this, and I think that self driving cars would eliminate a lot of accidents. I think it may also be a marketing tool to ensure the buyer that his cars ultimate goal is to keep him safe, even if it involves going to great lengths.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Submarine Cables

1. Is it true that sharks biting the cables is a problem?
No, this article said that it was mostly a myth, and that sharks biting cables is extremely rare.
2. Cables can break just by wearing out - but what are some other things that cause them to break?
ships dragging anchors, earthquakes, and deliberate sabotage
3. Who uses submarine cables?
telecom companies, google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon
4. How thick is a cable?
usually the size of a garden hose, but the wires inside can be the diameter of a human hair
5. How does fiber-optic technology work with the cables?
they use light to transmit signals, which is a very fast way of transmitting signals
6. What did you find most interesting about the cables?
I think that they are very cool and unique, as there is a huge underwater pathway of cables connecting countries from all over the world. This must have taken many years and materials to accomplish, and it is truly amazing what humanity can do. 

My Progress from yesterday

Yesterday I made good progress, as I was able to start both 2a and 2b. I was able to change my topic from the ring doorbell to the nest thermostat. This seemed to help me a lot more because I was able to find more data regarding the nest thermostat. The ring didn't do much "thinking on its own", making it hard for me to write my explore task on it. The Nest was definitely the better and smarter route, and I also have one of my own, which might help me get more information about it just by being able to touch and use one.

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.