How to Keep Your College Student Safe Online

It doesn’t matter whether your college student goes to Michigan State University or is in one of UC’s online nurse practitioner programs, if they don’t know how to practice proper online etiquette, then they could be at risk for all kinds of threats to their cyber security. The truth of the matter is that college students tend to reveal a lot about themselves online without even knowing it, and some of them also have access to large sums of money via their online accounts. If you want to help to protect them, here is how to keep your college student safe online.


Make Sure They Have Encryption Software

You have probably already bought a laptop for your college student, but does that laptop have encryption software installed? If it doesn’t, then you want to make sure that it does. Encryption software will automatically encrypt all of the content that goes in and out of your student’s computer so that it can’t be hacked or read by anybody else. This is one of the easiest ways to protect their privacy, and especially their legal documents.


Keep All Programs Updated

You want to encourage your student to always update programs and applications when those updates become available. It might be inconvenient at times but it’s extremely important. The updates on their operating software and applications is not just about superficial changes to the appearance of those programs, but it’s also how these programs protect themselves when vulnerabilities are discovered in their coding. The more up-to-date, the less likely they will be prone to attack.


Require New Passwords for All Accounts

It is shockingly easy for hackers to access private and confidential information, such as social security numbers, bank accounts, and medical records. You don’t want to make their job any easier by never changing the same, old password for all of your student’s online accounts.  Instead, set up controls so that both the physical computer and as many online accounts require your student to update their passwords regularly.  Also require complex passwords using a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters.


Encourage Private Social Media Accounts

Just like you want your student to be aware of basic campus safety tips, you want them to be aware of their online safety, particularly when it comes to their social media accounts. A lot of youngsters think that it’s cool to post sexy photos of themselves, or photos taken at parties. Unfortunately, not only will this make them look unprofessional to their professors and potential employers, but it could also invite nefarious characters into their lives.


Discourage Inciting Bad Behavior Online

You also want to talk to your college student about not engaging in flame wars online. Flame wars are when people attack one another in emotional arguments on the internet. Sometimes this can start as the result of an insulting comment, or sometimes even just by posting something that is controversial. No matter what the case, you want to follow your child’s social media accounts online and make sure that they are keeping things positive at all times.

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The Best Advice for an Incoming Computer Science Major

Those who have a brain for computers are lucky because a career in computer science is virtually recession-proof and always provides room for growth. Not only can you stand to make a lot of money in the computer science industry, but you are guaranteed to save a lot of money over the years. That’s because when you speak the language of computers, you can detect and correct problems long before they become very serious. However, in order to really make the most of your computer science degree, you’re going to need to be fully prepared from the very start of your program. Here is the best advice for an incoming computer science major.


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You need to keep your finger on the pulse with computers and technology in general. That’s because the best computer scientists are those who have strong logistical skills, but they’re also the best at identifying patterns and predicting the next steps. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, then you have to be fully aware of what’s going on around you.


Keep Your Course Load Diverse

All of your courses are going to relate in different ways, which means that the concepts you learn in one class will support the theories you learn in the next. The best way to fortify your understanding is by taking a variety of different classes each semester so that the overlapping lessons will be reinforced on a constant basis. If you start your education with USC Online and then switch to Emerson College, talk to your counselor about making sure that your curriculum trajectory is still in place when you make the transition.


Load Your Phone with Apps

There are all kinds of apps that will be pertinent to the various classes you will be taking and they will make it much easier for you to get through all of your work. Once you sign up for all of your courses, you’re going to want to do some research on the best apps for the different subjects you will be studying. The faster you familiarize yourself with these apps, the faster you will be able to complete your work. And the faster you complete your work, the more free time you will have in college.


Don’t Take Shortcuts

When you were in high school you may have felt like a lot of your work was really just a waste of time that was meant to keep you busy – in other words, busy work. However, in college you will have a lot of work to do and the more you do, the stronger your understanding of the subject will be. That’s why you don’t want to take any shortcuts just to get things done faster. You need to fully grasp all the complexities of your work before you can move on to the next level.


Take Care of Your Computer

Just about every college student may consider their computer their most prized possession, but as a computer science major, it really is. You won’t be able to get through your degree program without a very healthy and powerful computer, so make sure you’re taking care of it.

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How to choose the best video games systems

Video game consoles, such as Nintendo 64 and XBOX one, are an exciting addition to your home entertainment. Just the once you have made the decision to improve your life with a video game system, the expected question is, which one do you select? If you want to buy XBOX One, take into account that it can be quite a challenge nowadays, with so lots of great options accessible. Since there are a number of different consoles on the marketplace which all have different advantages, you’ll need to do small research to assist you to find the right one. That’s why, follow these steps and you will have some information to make a knowledgeable decision.

  • Think about your budget. Take into account that modern video game systems, such as Nintendo 64 and XBOX one usually have Internet capabilities; is this significant to you? In addition, at first think about whether or not you want to spend extra money to have your video game system with a larger hard drive. If these aspects are not important for you then you can go with the “basic model,” which tends to be far less costly.
  • Choose who you are buying for. Your selection will depend on who will be using the device. If you are planning to buy Nintendo 64 for family and kids, the power of the console may not be significant; as an alternative, you’ll want one with intuitive, practical controls and a concentrate on family-oriented games. Alternatively, if you are planning on purchasing a console for use by an expert gamer, the graphics and power of the system become much more significant. Take into account that a veteran gamer will almost certainly like better a realistic gaming experience both in aspects of visuals and sound. As a final point, the purpose to play with friends or your family members may have an effect on your choice for the reason that some consoles just support two players while others support more than two.
  • Decide what you are buying for. Up to date video game consoles, such as Nintendo 64 and XBOX one, offer a lot of extra entertainment options. Most of the newest video game systems will play DVDs or audio CDs, although some consoles do not. Depending on your preference, you may be charged every month to use the Internet service. There are consoles that present free Internet service, however they may accuse you to download a browser.
  • Make a decision what type of games you wish to play. Not each video game is accessible on each console. If there is a definite game you want to play, be sure that it is accessible for the console you select. In addition, if presently you have a video game console and are upgrading, you might want to discover if your new system is backwards-attuned; if so, you will be capable to play games from your former device on the new one.
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Seductive Power of Technology

I Like Technology. To continue this idea, that technology is seductive, let’s look at the natural progression of how we respond to new technology.

Technology as a Toy

All new technology comes to us in the guise of a toy, thus its initial seductive pull on us. No matter the age, the new technology feels like a toy. It is not the sophisticated 35 year old business executive that is responding to the new all-purpose, highly-evolved technology thing, it is instead the seven year old child inside that is gushing and filled with Christmas morning lust. I suggest the following critical pieces for beginning to manage technology and protect our humanity:

Clearly see that technology is seductive and separate out and control the childish reactions to the initial toy aspects of new technology. Gratification can be delayed (an adult response) and toys can be both played with and put away.
Think through both intended and unintended consequences of bringing a shiny, new technology toy into your life. How will you control it so it doesn’t put you on a leash?
Do not assume that a new technology tool is better than an older one that worked well for you in the past. His pen and paper list worked a lot better than my PDA when when my technology tool lost both primary and backup batteries and I lost passwords to multiple accounts and forums. For example, I check my email once a day and make it clear to my colleagues that I am not sitting at my computer all day waiting for the chime (evidently, they are).
Finally, pay attention to the things that technology tends to replace and redouble your effort to work on relationships so you have no regrets.

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Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

A 2010 Kaiser Foundation study showed that elementary aged children use on average 8 hours per day of entertainment technology, 75% of these children have TV’s in their bedrooms, and 50% of North American homes have the TV on all day. Family over use of technology is gravely affecting not only early attachment formation, but also impacting negatively on child psychological and behavioral health.

Further analysis of the impact of technology on the developing child indicates that while the vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile and attachment systems are under stimulated, the visual and auditory sensory systems are in “overload”. Dr. Dimitri Christakis found that each hour of TV watched daily between the ages of 0 and 7 years equated to a 10% increase in attention problems by age seven years.

In 2001 the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement recommending that children less than two years of age should not use any technology, yet toddlers 0 to 2 years of age average 2.2 hours of TV per day. The immediate gratification received from ongoing use of TV, videogame and internet technology, has replaced the desire for human connection.

It’s important to come together as parents, teachers and therapists to help society “wake up” and see the devastating effects technology is having not only on our child’s physical, psychological and behavioral health, but also on their ability to learn and sustain personal and family relationships. While technology is a train that will continually move forward, knowledge regarding its detrimental effects, and action taken toward balancing the use of technology with exercise and family time, will work toward sustaining our children, as well as saving our world. Rather than hugging, playing, rough housing, and conversing with children, parents are increasingly resorting to providing their children with more videogames, TV’s in the car, and the latest iPods and cell phone devices, creating a deep and widening chasm between parent and child.

Cris Rowan, pediatric occupational therapist and child development expert has developed a concept termed ‘Balanced Technology Management’ (BTM) where parents manage balance between activities children need for growth and success with technology use. developed a ‘System of Solutions’ for addressing technology overuse in children through the creation of Zone’in Products, Workshops, Training and Consultation services.

Cris Rowan is an impassioned occupational therapist who has first-hand understanding and knowledge of how technology can cause profound changes in a child’s development, behavior and their ability to learn. Cris has performed over 200 Foundation Series Workshops on topics such as sensory integration and attention, motor development and literacy, attachment formation and addictions, early intervention, technology overuse, media literacy programs, and school environmental design for the 21st century for teachers, parents and health professionals throughout North America.

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Humanity and Technology

it is a timed and sequenced process that requires human interaction, behavioral learning, and real experiences, if we are to learn the full spectrum of emotion and mature into healthy and happy adults. Pushed too rapidly, human development becomes distorted or retarded, and emotional maturity goes awry.

While we continue to crave new and faster technology, as physical beings, we also feel the physical effects of getting what we want. This is death to a human spirit that requires the warmth of human connection, touch and trust as its foundation. When technology is used as a surrogate caregiver, it creates emptiness within the human spirit.

The word simulation means the process of pretending, an imitation or representation of behavior, of one system through the use of another system. The technology of virtual reality may provide a partial learning experience, an intellectual experience but not a human encounter. When we become aware and feel a full sensory experience, integrated through a shared physical encounter, it becomes functional, developing a human skill that we can use in future interactions.

As modern technology requires our cognitive self to speed up, the rest of our nervous system lags behind. Technology can enhance the human world, but technology can also enhance the human being. What is needed are new ways to integrate technology with basic human needs and use that technology in the service of human development.


It is through the human developmental stage of pretend play and using The MovieMaking Process, that a creative alliance and innovative solution can be found between the world of human needs and the age of technology.

The MovieMaking Process is a simultaneous learning and teaching tool that incorporates human development with the best of today’s digital technology. Real life presentations expand this experience on a local level, and the Internet becomes the wormhole we slip through to share what we create on a worldwide scale.

The MovieMaking Process was developed to retrace fundamental early childhood developmental stages, address alternative learning styles, as well as visual perceptual differences, and teach new, behavioral skills quickly through the power of neuroplasticity-the brain’s ability to be re-wired. While simulacrum threatens to blur the difference between the real and not real, and simulation offers an imitation of an experience, pretend play incorporates mind and body through a shared sensory experience that teaches the subtleties of human actions and reactions-basic essentials of our humanness. Instead of being isolated by the use of technology, technology can be used to reconnect humanity as communities engaged in creative and pro-active use of the media arts to address human needs and social issues.


The MovieMaking Process is an independent educational initiative. It allows for the creative and diplomatic progress of technology and humanity, incorporating the developmental needs of human beings and the very best that technology has to offer, each urging the other to continually evolve and challenge one another toward excellence.

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The Challenges of Third World Countries

Our world has been reduced to a global village and is better for it.

The benefits of science and technology far outweigh every perceived shortcoming. The list is endless.

The advancement of Science and technology allow mass communication today so that we not only have the television, radio and newspaper, but even mobile phones which renders a multipurpose service; Science helps humans gain increased understanding of how the world works, while technology helps scientists make these discoveries. Modern technology helps companies reduce their carbon footprint and become green due to the fact that almost anything can be done from a computer.

There have been advances in medical care through the development of science and technology. Technology has led to the development of modern machines such as cars and motorcycles which allow us to be mobile and travel freely and airplanes which travel at a supersonic speed.

Another machine, the air- conditioner, provides cool comfort, especially during hot weather. This makes third world countries to be a dependent system because working in the factories are routine work and this inevitably links to the issue of the idea of technology transfer. They should consider embarking on technological espionage so as to acquire the rudiments for technological development if they must liberate themselves from the shackles of technological domination.

In conclusion, it’s not until third world countries begin to put embargo on the importation of certain electronics and mechanical goods that the necessity to be creative would replace the habit of consuming foreign products. Third world countries should emulate them by carrying out proper feasibility studies to ascertain which technology will suit their country; These measures if strictly adhered to will go a long way to help the advancement of these countries in the area of science and technology.

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Technology Induced Attention Deficit Disorder?

internal business data and standard news information, enabling people to provide limited information to management and peers.

As technology has become a focal point of life for most of the developed world, cost has decreased as rapidly as innovation has progressed, making information more accessible and affordable than ever before.

With this reduced cost and more readily available access, new problems have come to light. Additionally, the individual changes to business and personal process being used to circumvent technology based processes not properly learned, affect the overall performance of individual people, social groups and entire companies. And people use technology to forge relationships based on a new level of communication standard, one in which delay can affect the relationship both short and long term.

This change to the very fabric of business and life process has trained people to expect results, based on technology, in less and less time. If and often, when this technology fails to meet the individual, group or company expectations, impatience, distraction, impulsive requirements for information and results, hyper sensitivity to human interaction and a complete lack of social development within many social structures is causing a new uneasiness within society as a whole.

All of these symptoms are used to traditionally diagnose ADD, this onset of symptoms throughout society, is the basis for TIADD.

Technology Induced Attention Deficit Disorder has been established as a disorder, because of the use of psychology during the implementations of technology throughout the world. Additionally, apprehension and an inability to focus on problem solving or understand issues caused by behavior between people seemed to have a root in technology based changes.

These examples are based on issues with people that caused companies to consider technology enhancements, replacements or fixes;

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NOx Control Technology

Many states, therefore, are implementing NOx control regulations for combustion devices in order to achieve compliance with the NAAQS ozone standard.

This article discusses the characterization of NOx emissions from industrial combustion devices. It then provides guidance on how to evaluate the applicable NOx control technologies and select an appropriate control method.

Characterizing Emissions

Most industrial combustion devices have not been tested to establish their baseline NOx emission levels. In most instances, this approach will allow multiple units to be tested in one day and provide the necessary operational data the engineer needs to properly evaluate the potential NOx control technologies.

Fundamental Concepts

Reasonably available control technology (RACT) standards for NOx emissions are defined in terms of an emission limit, such as 0.2 lb NOx/MMBtu, rather than mandating Specific NOx control technologies. Before selecting RACT for a particular combustion device, it is necessary to understand how NOx emissions are formed so that the appropriate control strategy may be formulated.

NOx emissions formed during the combustion process are a function of the fuel composition, the operating mode, and the basic design of the boiler and combustion equipment. Fuel NOx formation.

Each of these mechanisms is driven by three basic parameters – temperature of combustion, time above threshold temperatures in an oxidizing or reducing atmosphere, and turbulence during initial combustion.

Thermal NOx formation in gas-, oil-. These analyses by Zeldovich yielded an Arrhenius-type equation showing the relative importance of time, temperature, and oxygen and nitrogen concentrations on NOx formation in a pre-mixed flame (that is, the reactants are thoroughly mixed before combustion).

While thermal NOx formation in combustion devices cannot actually be determined using the Zeldovich relationship, it does illustrate the importance of the major factors that Influence thermal NOx formation, and that NOx formation increases exponentially with combustion temperatures above 2.800°F.

Experimentally measured NOx formation rates near the flame zone are higher than those predicted by the Zeldovich relationship. Combustion control technologies rely on air or fuel staging techniques to take advantage of the kinetics of NOx formation or introducing inerts that inhibit the formation of NOx during combustion, or both. Post-combustion control technologies rely on introducing reactants in specified temperature regimes that destroy NOx either with or without the use of catalyst to promote the destruction.

Conbustion Control

The simplest of the combustion control technologies is low-excess-air operation–that is, reducing the excess air level to the point of some constraint, such as carbon monoxide formation, flame length, flame stability, and so on. NOx control efficiencies are typically in the 70-90% percent range, depending on the type of catalyst, the amount of ammonia injected, the initial NOx level, and the age of the catalyst.

The retrofit of SCR on existing combustion devices can be complex and costly.

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Wireless Technologies History

The development of Wireless technology owes it all to Michael Faraday – for discovering the principle of electromagnetic induction, to James Maxwell – for the Maxwell’s equations and to Guglielmo Marconi – for transmitting a wireless signal over one and a half miles. Timely and reliable relay of sensor data and controller commands were soon achieved, which led to the discovery of Wireless communications that we see everywhere now.


With the radios being used for wireless communications in the World war era, scientists and inventors started focusing on means to developing wireless phones. This gave a boost to the growth of wireless technology, which comes in many forms at present.

Applications of Wireless Technology

The rapid progress of wireless technology led to the invention of mobile phones which uses radio waves to enable communication from different locations around the world. The application of wireless tech now ranges from wireless data communications in various fields including medicine, military etc to wireless energy transfers and wireless interface of computer peripherals. But this gap is getting narrower with each passing year.

Progress of Wireless technology

Wireless data communications now come in technologies namely Wi-Fi (a wireless local area network), cellular data services such as GPRS, EDGE and 3G, and mobile satellite communications.Wireless Technologies

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