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Censorship and the Internet by Josh Klein For centuries governments have tried to regulate materials deemed inappropriate or offensive. The history of western censorship was said to have begun when Socrates was accused "firstly, of denying the gods recognized by the State and introducing new divinities, and secondly of corrupting the young."( He was sentenced to death for these crimes. Many modern governments are attempting to control access to the Internet. They are passin
Social Impact of the Internet Past and Present Visionaries like the great Doctor Vannevar Bush once dreamed that knowledge shall be shared and communicated over large areas by a “memex” machine, and that this “memex” shall revolutionize the way we learn and interact with each other. Doctor Bush in the year 1945 may have not predicted the actual computer or the Internet of today, but his startling predictions did point in one direction, society will change drastically by this invention. The Inter
Tourist Industry Table of Contents Page 1.Introduction 2 2.Central Reservation Systems 4 3.Global Distribution Systems 4 4.Internet Bookings 6 5.Conclusion 8 6.References 9 7.Bibliography 10 1.Introduction The last thirty years mankind has experienced a tremendous evolution in the technological field. On our way to the 21st century people have achieved innumerous things and all are based on the technological evolution which is applied in every aspect of the life; Telecommunications are improved,
Bill Gates 1955- Biography Bill Gates, an American business executive was born on October 28, 1955. He and his two sisters grew up in Seattle. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Mary Gates, their late mother, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent and chairwoman of United Way International. Gates attended public elementary school before moving on to the private Lakeside School in North Seattle. It was at Lakeside that Gates began his career in personal comput
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace engineering is a new advanced professional degree program designed specifically for toady\'s modern engineering world. It is intended for recent engineering graduates and working engineers desiring a broader graduate experience that emphasizes and applications focused engineering education, as well as for seasoned engineers who want to increase their opportunities for career enhancement but may not be able to take full time away from work. The study of this field
Internet The internet is the largest network of computers in the world. It is thousands of computers connected to each other. The internet is also called the World Wide Web or Cyberspace. It started in the 1960’s (Maran & Mohan, 1995, 4). Even until today, no one owns it and no one regulates it. The internet has a lot of special characteristics to make it work. Computers work together to transfer information back and forth. A router regulates the traffic on the internet (Maran & Mohan, 1995, 15)
The Y2K Problem Jody Thrasher AC 100 2/18/99 Forty years ago when the first computers and computer systems were being developed the biggest problem computer engineers and programmers faced was lack of space. The early computers were huge, filling up entire rooms instead of just desktops. The programmers also had to enter dates into the obese primitive hard drives with the year recognized with only two digits. These programmers didn’t even think about the problems these systems would have when th
The Economic Emergence of China, Japan and Vietnam World War 2 in the mid-90\'s drew a hard blow and left a serious and lasting effect to many Asian countries. This however, did not hamper the growth of countries such as China, Japan and Vietnam as their government were taking serious steps to recover economically. Thus, the global market cannot deny a place for these \'Asian Dragons\', because these countries are growing at a tremendous pace to the extent of being capable in emerging as global
Window Is it Better that a Mac There is a compatibility issue with some PCI-based display adapters. If you have a PCI-based computer and your computer stops responding at any of the following times: - On the first startup after installing your PCI display adapter - In safe mode Startup - When your display is set to 640x480, 16 colors replace the Vga.drv file by copying: DriversDisplayVgaVga.drv to your Windows 98System folder If you are installing Windows 98 from a CD-ROM, copy DriversDisplayOld
"THE ROAD AHEAD" BILL GATES The Road Ahead is a realistic book, and shows the upcoming technologies that will change all of our lives. Bill Gates is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation. In 1975 he co-founded Microsoft Corporation. His visions and goals of making software easier and more enjoyable for people are the key to Microsoft\'s success, and continue to set the standard for the entire software industry. Just as the personal computer revolutionized the way we work,
Advertising Television advertising is a business which touches nearly every man, woman and child in America. It has been said that “American advertising leads the world not only in volume of business, but in the complexity of its organization and of its procedures.” (DeWitt) Nearly all of us have a favorite commercial, whether it be the newest Miller Lite commercial, or an old McDonald’s commercial from years ago. But before any commercial can be brought to your television over the airwaves, a l
Mars Pathfinder What is the Mars Pathfinder mission? The Mars Pathfinder Mission is the second launch in the Discovery Program, a NASA initiative for planetary missions with a maximum three-year development cycle and a cost cap around $150M (FY92) for development. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Pathfinder for NASA. The mission is primarily an engineering demonstration of key technologies and concepts for eventual use in f
PERSONAL STATEMENT I sat back in the chair, my body was there but I was miles away within. It was late August--time for Dad\'s annual academics lecture. And so it began: "Ben, do you want to go to college?" "Here we go," I said to myself thinking the question ridiculous, for I always knew I would attend college, and had no choice for that matter. So I responded with the usual mindless, "of course." "Well, maybe you should seriously ask yourself why," Dad fired back. There then fell an extended s
The Internet The Internet, also known as the World Wide Web, brings information to anyone and everyone. The Internet was created in the late 1960’s because of the Russian release of Sputnik into outer space. Ever since this day, the popularity of the Internet has risen immensely to where it is just about in every home in the United States. This increase in popularity has lead to many different opinions as to whether it is worth the trouble. The Internet is a virtual community that brings people
The Internet, Pornography, and Children Why should anyone be concerned about pornography on the Internet? After all, this is a free country and everyone should have access to anything they want, right? This position would be true if only adults used the Internet; it can not be true when children also use the Internet. Most people would agree that children should not have access to Internet sites that are considered pornographic. Does that mean that children should not be allowed Internet access
Computers Imagine schools without computers. No more spreadsheet, database, or basic programming. Stell in his essay "On classrooms with or without computers" claims that computers are the less important things in our lives. But does he ever hold thought how computer illiteracy would effect whole mankind in our everyday increasing life progress. The author also claims that studying computers takes away time that could be spent on studying other subjects: "Why not study Spanish...?" (414). Psycho
Programming Welcome to the wonderful world of programming. You will see that my way of programming is the most efficient as well as productive. Programming is not mainly done for entertainment. It is done as a necessity. The process of writing a program should be composed of five parts. The first part is giving a good description of the program and outlining the program well. The second part involves flushing out the outline with details. The third part is proofreading as well as debugging the p
Electronic Repairer This report is about electronic repairers. Electronic repairers install, test, repair, maintain, and service electronic equipment used in business, industry, and home. An electronic repairer interprets wiring diagrams to trace and connect wires. They also repair and replace parts and defective components, using a variety of hand tools. When equipment breaks down, repairers first examine work orders, which indicates problems, or talk to equipment operators. Then they check for
Biography of Eli Whitney Eli Whitney’s actions and accomplishments have had a profound influence on the United States and the world. We hope to illustrate this influence by describing his early life and training, his principle contributions to modern methods analysis, how he developed his ideas into a useful practice, and what effects his contributions have on today’s manufacturing processes and our society as a whole. Eli Whitney was born to a middle class family in Westborough, Massachusetts,
Personal Statement I’m pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Computers play a very large role in this field, and I believe that taking CIS courses as well as staying up to date with computer technology is a must for me. Since high school, where I have taken over three years of computer aided drafting (CAD), computers played a very important role in our education. I am also pursuing a Microsoft Certified Software Engineer’s certificate, incase mechanical engineering does not wor
Computers The rapid spread of computers and computer-based technologies over the past two decades has generated a need for skilled, highly trained workers to design and develop hardware and software systems and to incorporate these advances into new or existing systems. Although many narrow specializations have developed and no uniform job titles exist, this professional specialty group is widely referred to as computer scientists and systems analysts. Computer scientists generally design comput
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER\'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING BY REVELATION LOA--ASH Written: 08/4/96 Volume: 1 This document was written in Windows 95 Word Pad. The title above, and some of the text looks a little screwed up when read in anything else, so read it in Word Pad. Anyway, for those of you who are wondering "what do the letters "LOA" under his handle stand for?" Well, LOA stands for Legion Of the Apocalypse, which is a group of elite hackers and phreakers in my area. The current members of
PARADIGM FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF TECHNOLOGY Forming a piece of the paradigm for sociology and technology is something I see best explained through my current endeavor in the technology field. I myself am building a 3d engine, which I think is a very good point in using to develop such a paradigm. Firstly, I think I should explain what I mean by a 3d engine. A 3d engine is something that can be used in a universal manner to simulate any phenomenon in various fields of the computer industry. It is hi
An Ultimate Learning Environment Being young adults, we will someday be the future leaders in this world. It will be our responsibility to design an education system that will bridge right and left brain learning in order to realize "the full spectrum of human potential [that] loom[s] enticingly before us." (Margaret Hatcher, Whole Brain Learning.) The full potential of the human brain is now within reach. To develop our brain to this potential is the greatest challenge for educators. Our class
Speech Essay Welcome all. Welcome not only to the familiar faces I\'ve seen in the halls- our class of 1999, Ms. Williams, Mrs. Sachs, and Father Waris- but to the friends, relatives, and family that have joined to celebrate from miles way. It is truly heart warming to see so many join us in a celebration of our accomplishments and achievements. As we open a new chapter in our lives, we cannot be swept away in the excitement of a new high school with new faces without reflecting on things that h
The Y2k Bug The wave of the future is drowning out very quickly. All the technology we have created will bit the dust before the systems really are used. At the end of the century all systems that have calendars to monitor systems or use calendars to show dates will shut down all at once. Major electronic systems such as elevators, alarm systems, fax machines, telephones, cars with computer systems will be nothing more than paper weights or wall designs nothing more. For years computers and elec
Digital Photography Digital photography, which is also called ‘digital imaging’ since it does not involve the use of film started in the sixties. The original development of the technology is at NASA when they required that exploration spacecraft, unable to return to earth, to be capable of sending back pictures of their voyages. The digital camera, like the standard film camera, uses a lens to focus the image on a sensor. The usual film camera depends on a film to capture the image but the digi
Japan Within the country of Japan lies many distinct aspects to the ways of human life. Some of these aspects of Japanese life are found only in Japan and others are found elsewhere around the globe. The Japanese people use many different ways of life and put them together to what works best for them. This can be found in all forms within Japan. Japanese culture comes from early contacts with the early civilizations of China and Korea. Influences of ancient China are found in Japanese literature
Direct-Mail Advertising As consumers, we are often bombarded by different types of advertisements each day. Whether it¹s by television, newspaper, or billboards, advertising has reached us one way or another. Yet, a majority of the ads that we encounter are often meaningless and uninteresting, because of the fact that these ads are meant to reach a certain target audience. This perception seems to change, however, when we look inside our mailboxes, pick-up our telephone, and even check our e-mai
E-commerce Q: What measures are the government bringing in to boost e-commerce? A: E-commerce is absolutely essential to the growth of our economy and that is very strongly recognised by the government and very strongly recognised by both the Treasury and by the Department of Trade and Industry. The DTI published a competitiveness White Paper which was full of measures as far as e-commerce was concerned. We do take the point that e-commerce is going to change the way we do business which is why
Persian Gulf War On August 2nd, 1990 Iraq military forces invaded and occupied Kuwait. The order was given by Iraq’s dictator-president Saddam Hussein. His aim was apparently to take control Kuwait’s oil reserves (despite its small size Kuwait is a huge oil producer; it has about 10 per cent of the world’s oil reserves). Iraq accused Kuwait of breaking agreements that limit oil production in the Middle East. According to Saddam Hussein, this brought down world oil prices severely and caused fina
Databases OIS 750 1. The archives are the inactive records of the company. The archives are things, documents, sound, video, etc, which are important to the company. A business should consider archives for historical and legal issues. They are important to the company because it\'s the root of where the company came from. 2. Lamination - putting a document between two pieces of plastic and applying heat and pressure to them to seal shut. Encapsulation - Like lamination except instead of using he
Ethical Management of E-mail Privacy As I am sitting at my work station in a crowded office building, I hear the wonderful sound of "You\'ve got mail." In turn I open my E-mail mailbox and find a letter from a nearby employee. This letter contains the usual funny joke of the day and a short joke ridiculing the boss, as usual. Who was to know that my supervisor would eventually find this letter, which would lead to both the termination of my job and my fellow employee? Does this sound common? It
Right to Privacy on the Internet The constitutional rights are being debated on the amount of security that the citizens of America should receive on the Internet without invading their right to privacy. Easily obtained information helps law enforcement to track down criminals. The information also allows banks to prevent fraud. Many parties are actively debating whether it is Constitutionally acceptable to use the private information stored and given out on personal computers and in the privacy
Studio Tour For my paper I am going to be writing on something other than a Video Exhibition, since I couldn\'t find one. However, I was able to undertake something which I found very appealing, a tour of NBC studios in New York City. The father of my friend\'s girlfriend gave the tour to a few friends and myself. Since he knew all of us, he decided to give us a private tour. When we first entered the building, I was amazed by the sense of centricity that came over me; it felt as if I was in the
Computer Animation Computer animation is the use of computers to create animations. There are a few different ways to make computer animations. One is 3D animation. One way to create computer animations is to create objects and then render them. This method produces perfect and three dimensional looking animations. Another way to create computer animation is to use standard computer painting tools and to paint single frames and composite them. These can later be either saved as a movie file or o
Nikola Tesla: Man of Lightning Section 1: Introduction Nikola Tesla was born at midnight between July 9 and 10, 1856, in Similjan, a small Croatian village. Tesla’s father, an orthodox priest had insisted Tesla follow in his path. His mother was unschooled yet highly intelligent. Tesla’s brother, Dane, died at the age of twelve which upset Tesla greatly "He became unusually preoccupied with the thought of death." (Beckhard 19), causing him to try and measure up to Dane\'s accomplishments. Tesla
Bill Gates Biographical Research Paper April 28, 1997 William Henry Gates, III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was the middle child of three born to William and Mary Gates. ATrey,@ as he was called because of the III, was sent to a private school by his father, a lawyer, and mother, a former teacher now on several prestigous boards (Moritz, 238). At age 13, Bill had completely taught himself programming after taking a computer studies class. After scoring a perfect 800 on th
UFO PHENOMENONS Khieng Ngoy Professor Lash Critical Thinking March 15, 1999 Two brothers by the name of Jesse and John noticed an odd looking metallic structure down the hill near their house in Rogerville, Tennessee. When they turned around, a very tall slender humanoid-like being emitted a bright light from his stick and that’s when he and his brother blacked out. When Jesse awoke, he found himself being carried through metal corridors, and then he was placed on a cold table. Although Jesse wa
China The Himalayas along China\'s southwestern frontier with India are the world\'s tallest mountains. China\'s greatest river, the Yangtze, is the world\'s fourth longest. The Taklimakan Desert, in western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is one of the driest spots on Earth. The area of loessic soil (fine, siltlike soil created by wind action in dry regions) in Shaanxi and Shanxi provinces is probably more extensive than in any other place. China has a great wealth of mineral and natural reso
Usenet This lesson describes the Usenet culture and customs that have developed over time. It is the people participating in Usenet that make it worth the effort to read and maintain; for Usenet to function properly those people must be able to interact in productive ways. This document is intended as a guide to using the net in ways that will be pleasant and productive for everyone. This lesson is not intended to teach you how to use Usenet. It is a guide on how to use Usenet politely, effectiv
Morality and Ethics and Computers There are many different sides to the discussion on moral and ethical uses of computers. In many situations, the morality of a particular use of a computer is up to the individual to decide. For this reason, absolute laws about ethical computer usage is almost, but not entirely, impossible to define. The introduction of computers into the workplace has introduced many questions as well: Should employers make sure the workplace is designed to minimize health risk
Quantum Computers Fact -or- Fantasy? CS Senior Seminar Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum mechanics are needed to make quantum computers a possibility. The subtlety has been in learning to manipulate these concepts. Is su
The Billion Dollar Man: Bill Gates Ever think about paying cash for your house? How about your car? You would probably consider it if you carried that kind of cash just in your wallet. Wouldn\'t you? Just picture walking down to the nearest bank and saying I\'d like to cash my paycheck....Oh and by the way, I need 100 million in 1000\'s, and the other 100 million in 100\'s....thanks! This is probably the norm for a man named William Henry (Bill) Gates III, who is currently the richest man in the
El Nino This morning, before writing this column, I spent a considerable amount of time watering my wilting garden. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees have been rained out for their third consecutive game. And out in California? Rain, no rain, rain, no rain... Why are we suffering such severe weather this summer? In case you have not heard, we are experiencing a weather phenomenon called El Nino. What is El Nino, and How Long Will This Last? According to Michael McPhaden, director of the Tropical A
Databases and Y2K Databases and the Impact of the Approaching Millenium. Introduction: Tremendous problems loom just around the corner for organizations that use two-digit years (i.e. 1-9-97). How tough could it be to change the year from 1999 to 2000? The "Year 2000 Problem" cannot be fixed by simply resetting a computer\'s internal clock on January 1, 2000. Computers may be smart, but their programmers weren\'t very farsighted. In the \'60s and \'70s, many businesses were looking to cut costs
Gov Internet Intervention The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet,
A Brief History of Computers Although the microcomputer is a very recent development, computers have been around for a long time. A major step in computer technology was the development in the early 1800\'s of machines that could be programmed. "Joseph Jacquard developed a loom for weaving cloth whose operation was controlled by means of cards with holes punched in them. In 1886, Herman Hollenith improved on Jacquard\'s punched card by developing a card that could be used with electrical rather
Are You Protected? In this day and age, computers have become a common necessity of everyday life. Anyone who has not joined in this new era of technology will soon be left in the dark ages. Along with the computer advancement has come the Internet, which is an intricate connection of millions of computers around the world. The Internet has become today\'s form of communication, totally reinventing the mail system, telephones and even business meetings. With these great new advantages come many
Hackers Society is classifying hackers as "youngsters" who do not know any better who gain access to a technology where they are a threat to the communications and computing world and who will bring it to a standstill; an anti-social loner spending hours, days even weeks in solitude hacking maliciously into forbidden computer systems. They have a difficult time understanding that the word hacker does not necessarily mean thief, criminal or geek. In reality, a hacker does have human friends, alth