Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Ring Cyber Attack

I personally believe that it is the customers fault because they should know what they are getting themselves into before they purchase a product. This could also fall partially on the company however, as one could argue that they did not make it very clear the potential privacy breach that is possible with a weak password. Overall though, I believe that the customers are at fault because they should have just picked a better password.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Mercedes Self Driving Car

I agree with the decision of Cristoph Von Hugo because the consumer is purchasing the automobile expecting that they would be safe in the event of an accident. Why should a pedestrian who didnt pay anything be saved instead of you, who payed what is sure to be a lot of money for the car. Also, you can imagine that people would be pretty angry if the car had an escape route out of harms way and it chose to crash and injure or hurt the driver. As a consumer, I would not feel comfortable purchasing a car that I know would rather kill me than some random pedestrian, so from a business standpoint I completely agree with Mercedes' choice.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Explore Task Update 12/10/19

I was not here Friday, so I didn't make any progress since then. The last time I was here however I did complete my goal which was to find at least one source about the pros and cons of the Roomba. Today I plan on finding more recent sources and beginning to compile my research.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Explore Task Update

Yesterday I finalized my decision, and began research. I have found two good websites that I will use that tell me how it works and what technology it uses. Today I will research more on some possible negative and positive affects of my topic, which I think is going to be the hardest part.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Submarine Cables

1. Is it true that sharks biting the cables is a problem?

  • Cables do fail pretty often, but most of the time it gets cut or snagged by a fishing boat, or gets destroyed by natural occurrences such as earthquakes or strong tides.
2. Cables can break just by wearing out - but what are some other things that cause them to break?

  • Boats or submarines can cut them, as well as other natural disaster such as a tidal wave or earthquake.
3. Who uses submarine cables?

  • Everybody who uses the internet uses these cables, especially if you are trying to reach a server that is on another continent. 
4. How thick is a cable?

  • A cable is typically the diameter of a garden hose but the fibers inside them are about as thick as a human hair.
5. How does fiber-optic technology work with the cables?

  • Lasers fire light down the fibers and a receptor on the other end of the cable picks it up. Since the speed of light is very fast, it does not take long at all, even on the longest cables.
6. What did you find most interesting about the cables?

  • I thought it was crazy just how many they are and that so many people don't even know they exist. I also thought the fiber optic technology was really cool because I hear about it in commercials all the time but never really know what it means.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

IP Blog Post

  1. What is a protocol?
    1. The official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.
  2. What is an Internet Protocol (IP) address?
    1. An IP address is a label which is used to identify one or more devices on a computer network, such as the internet. It is comparable to a postal address. An IP address is a long number written in binary. Devices that use an IP address use the internet protocol to communicate.
  3. How is it organized hierarchically?
    1. An IP address is divided into a network portion and a host portion. Gateways use only the network portion until an IP data gram reaches a gateway that can deliver it directly.
  4. How many bits are in an IPv4 address?
    1. 32
  5. How many IPv4 addresses does that mean there are?  
    1. 4,000,000,000
  6. What is the difference between IPv6 and IPv4.  
    1. IPv4 is 32 bit binary number while IPv6 is 128 bit binary number address. IPv4 address are separated by periods while IPv6 address are separated by colons.
  7. Why do we need IPv6?
    1. IPv6 means that there are more unique combinations than can be created by IPv4
  8. What is an IP packet?
    1. a packet is a container or box that carries data over a TCP/IP network and internetworks.
  9. What is the difference between an IP address and an IP Packet?
    1. An IP address is a sequence of numbers used to identify a device on an IP network. An IP packet contains an IP address AND the data intended for the machine identified by the IP address.
  10. What is the purpose of the Domain Name System (DNS)?
    1. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Sort of like a phone book for computers. We know websites as domain names, but computers know their IP adresses.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Internet is for Everyone

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.

Internet is now a necessity, and it is something that everybody needs in modern day life. Everyday tasks, such as registering a vehicle, obtaining a permit, etc... is now done online. Also, in terms of education, kids who are able to afford technology have a massive advantage over kids who can't because of the many resources that exist online.

2.) Internet is for everyone - but it won't be if it is too complex to be used easily by everyone. Let us dedicate ourselves to the task of simplifying the Internet's interfaces and to educating all that are interested in its use.

Internet is a great tool but it isn't fair if everyone has pay to take classes to learn how to use it. It is very important to make the internet easy and simple to use because the very people who need the internet are the people who don't yet know how to use it. If we make it very complicated and difficult to use than it many people will not get the internet access they need and deserve.