should mobile computers and devices be banned from classrooms?

May 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm (Uncategorized)

Firstly in my opinion I think it is a very good idea not to allow the use of mobile computers or any other devices in classrooms. Yes they are several top schools around the world that allow pupils to use their mobile phones in the classroom-prompting uproar from teachers and parents. In some countries mobile phones are banned in classrooms because a number of schools claim that, allowing children to use all the resources on their mobile phones aids makes learning of discrepancy to when youngsters were first allowed to use calculators in the 1970’s.

The reason why I am not in agreement with the question above is because wireless devices in the classroom threaten to distract a student’s attention but also offer opportunities for student engagement. Different methods can be used to reduce in-class distractions, up to mandating no use of wireless devices during class sessions. In order to increase student engagement using wireless devices, faculty employ create options for making wireless devices part of instruction, from cell phones as clickers to laptops for on-the-fly web research. Student can cope without technology as this will assist them to be independent learners at all times using their brains and not looking for knowledge from the computers. By being an independent learner the nation is at advantage of getting good leaders.Do you agree with me or disagree?


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Are operating system automatic upadate system software’s dangerous?

May 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm (Uncategorized)

The other question would be what if something goes wrong during the automatic update? Well as we all know the chances of this happening are very slim, for instance if you wanted Windows Genuine Advantage Notification bundled with your monthly and if maybe you did not want Internet Explorer 7 on your laptop or pc, well with automatic update’s you’ll be worrying about most of these things a lot. For example if your update was to get rid of all your information would be one thing and tampering with the user’s personal, priceless, irrecoverable data would be something else. Most of the times user data is often not included in these kinds of backups, especially if it resides on removable devices like USB thumb drives or external hard disks. Yes, Automatic updates are very dangerous- especially if they’re followed by a merciless restart because they can destroy all your precious work, especially if you have files left open when the feces hit the fan. It is a good idea to turn off the automatic updates on your laptop or computer because this they are dangerous especially windows machines. If the security center nags you, you can as well turn off the notifications. And another thing is that it is possible to disable restart after automatic updates, but it requires messing up with group policies, definitely not a task for the average user. Lastly having an automatic update on a regular basis is a good thing, as long as if never comes on a personal data safety. Updates are important but they must never be delivered in a safe, non-intrusive and user-dependent manner because it is the user who controls the machine and its contents. So it is always a good thing to keep it in mind that they are dangerous as well. You might never have experienced the dark side of automatic updates but a day will come when this happens and trust me it is going to hurt a lot. Especially with system-wide updates and security applications like scanner’s of all sorts that have the ability to delete files from the system without user interaction. It is a good idea to control your machine, Perform frequent backups of data and be very careful when leaving your pc unattended especially if it has some sort of self-updating software installed on it. Different people have different views on this topic, so what is you view?

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Are operating system automatic update software’s dangerous?

May 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm (Uncategorized)

I am sure many of you out there are wondering if they are or if they are not. The answer would be both yes and no. Firstly no they are not dangerous if you are using one of the newer systems like XP or Vista because they can connect directly to the Microsoft website only. If you were to compare to what most security experts would tell you, in my opinion I think that an automated, un-supervised deployment of security updates is quite dangerous.

There are several things that one has to consider before deciding whether you can trust the health and integrity of your computer or laptop to the vendors delivering security updates and patches in an automated manner. Because you wouldn’t know if the update is corrupt or not? So it is a very good idea to use an update that has ever been used by several people that you know of, because no one wants to be the first to have a broken system. Your computer or laptop does not have to be in a top-notch shape at any given moment. It is alright to miss an update for a few days because that is not a big deal, nothing can happen. If you know you’re running even the most rudimentary firewall, you’re safe from brute-force attacks.

Even if you’re running an anti-virus software, the bi-hourly update would be able to save your skins from the devils of the internet. If you were for example one of those people that usually gets a virus on random day’s then am sure, you may consider changing your security practices rather than tightening the update cycle. There are windows machines that do not need to be activated for months and can still run for several months, working perfectly fine.

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May 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm (Uncategorized)

As the technology is advancing it seems like computers can do almost everything we used to sit down and think about for ourselves. The funny thing is that no one actually knows if a computer can actually think or if it is connected to something that helps it respond to almost everything that we ask it to do. Seems like no one cares, if a machine can do its job extremely well, nothing matter’s if it really thinks or not? 

The question is how could one tell if a computer really thinks? A certain Turing test, devised in 1950 by the British mathematician and logician Alan Turing who said: Imagine that you’re sitting alone in a room with a teletype machine that is connected at the other end to either a person or a computer. If no amount of questioning or conversation allows you to tell which it is, then you have to concede that a machine can think. But would someone agree with the statement? 

Thinking is too complicated, Even if we someday come to understand all the laws and principles that govern the mind, that doesn’t mean that we can duplicate it. The same goes for computers. Yes, machines can think in principle, but not necessarily in the same way we do. No! This is the most often heard answer, and the most heartfelt. “I am not a machine [goes the argument]. I am me. I am alive. And you’re never going to make a computer say that. Furthermore, the essence of humanity isn’t reason or logic or any of the other things that computers can do: it’s intuition, sensuality, and emotion Show how a computer can think if it does not feel anything, and how it can feel if it knows nothing of love, anguish, exhilaration, loneliness, and all the rest of what it means to be a living human being?” 

Lastly many people actually think arithmetic device’s are the ones which can think while the computer’s are as well capable of other nonnumeric tasks, the essence of a computer is the manipulation of symbols. I wonder if many would agree with me, the question is can computer’s think?

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Can we trust the internet?

May 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm (Uncategorized)

As we all know, the internet has become part of us nowadays. Almost everything we need can be found on the internet and the question is can we trust the internet? Well the internet does bring us lots of entertainment, information and email as well as communication which has revolutionalized communication. Like any other thing, the Net also has a bad side to it, as the net users are increasing. Firstly as more and more people are are realizing on how to use the net, One thing that we do not know is that we are giving out too much information about ourselves on the internet. At first the internet used to be a safe place but now that before doing something or for example signing up for a social network you have to give out your information, Am sure everyone would agree with me that it is not a safe place anymore. As individuals when we go on the net, we often reveal alot of information we may not realize we’re disclosing, but which other net user’s can be able to see. For example sometime’s when you go on the net you find AD’s selling you cosmetics and we wonder why? It is because of the information we put on the net, commercial website’s know if we are male or female. The commercial websites are able to send us these AD’s because of cookies, little text files created on your computer that contain information left there by the websites you visit. So it is your own responsibility weather if you want to feel safe while your using the net or not.

Here are some ways to protect you privacy while on the web
-Firstly block your cookies, use cookie-cutter program to block unwanted cookies.
-Let your provider’s know whenever you use their link on the net, not to sell your name or any other personal information.
-Always be careful and never give out you personal phone number, password or private information to strangers.
-Shield your identity and use anonymous remailer or special for a special website that forwards your e-mail without disclosing your identity.
-Encrypt sensitive e-mail. Encrypt or code sensitive e-mail using special encryption programs.
-Lastly check for web bugs and computer monitoring software. Use spy removal programs to check for web bugs and computer monitoring software.

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what will i be blogging about?

May 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm (Uncategorized)

Firstly it would have to be about the different components of a computer and how they can help to any individual out there struggling with a computer. The very basics of a computer will be looked at in this blog so that anyone and everyone can be able to use a computer after reading some of the blogs because the blogs the blogs will be very helpful in different ways. I am hoping to achieve several things such as knowing a specific topic that I would like to talk about for the day, knowing the specific audience, learning from others by reading their blogs and commenting, lastly being able to acquire the knowledge learnt from all the blogging and applying it in other cases as well.

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Hello world!

May 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm (Uncategorized)

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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