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providencecolDuring his time in Friartown, Jack Murphy ’20 worked for social justice in Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Now the social work and Spanish double major has been awarded a @FulbrightPrgrm English Teaching Assistantship to Paraguay.

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Miss. appeals court strikes down law against causing injury through internet or computer

A Jackson, Miss., defendant convicted for causing injury to another with his Facebook Live videos had his conviction reversed by an appeals court, which ruled that the underlying Mississippi law was unconstitutionally overbroad. 

William Edwards, a self-described “community activist fighting crime and corruption,”had a verbal conflict with Roderick Richardson, a local pastor, at a gym. Richardson apparently confronted Edwards about his support for a particular mayoral candidate. 

Displeased with the confrontation, Edwards started a live video on the Facebook page of “The Cipher,” Edwards’ “liberal action committee.”  Edwards accused Richardson of sexual misconduct with a member of Richardson’s church. Edwards also said he would show Richardson “what real beef looks like.” 

Edwards made two other videos, once referring to Richardson as an “undercover homosexual,” and later accused Richardson of conspiring in a sexual-misconduct lawsuit against a university. Richardson denied the allegations and said he viewed the

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5 Tips for Laptop Use

CUergo: 5 Tips for Laptop Use




Cornell University Ergonomics Web

5 Tips for Using a Laptop Computer

  1. Un-ergonomic Laptops – the design of laptops violates a basic
    ergonomic requirement for a computer, namely that the keyboard and screen are
    separated. In the early days of personal computing desktop devices integrated
    the screen and keyboard into a single unit, and this resulted in widespread
    complaints of musculoskeletal discomfort. By the late 1970’s a number of
    ergonomics design guidelines were written and all called for the separation of
    screen and keyboard. The reason is simple – with a fixed design, if the
    keyboard is in an optimal position for the user, the screen isn’t and if the
    screen is optimal the keyboard isn’t. Consequently, laptops are excluded from
    current ergonomic design requirements because none of the designs satisfy this
    basic need. This means that you
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3 A Brief History of Computer Technology


3 A Brief History of Computer Technology

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A complete history of computing would include a multitude
of diverse devices such as the ancient Chinese abacus, the
Jacquard loom (1805) and Charles Babbage’s “analytical
engine” (1834). It would also include discussion of
mechanical,
analog and digital computing architectures. As late as the
1960s, mechanical devices, such as the Marchant calculator,
still found widespread application in science and
engineering. During the early days of electronic computing
devices,
there was much discussion about the relative merits of
analog vs. digital computers. In fact, as late as the 1960s,
analog computers were routinely used to solve systems of
finite difference equations arising in oil reservoir modeling.
In the end, digital computing devices proved to have the
power, economics and scalability necessary to deal with
large scale computations. Digital computers now dominate

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Pixar’s computer graphics pioneers have won the $1 million Turing Award

Two men who invented game-changing 3D computer graphics techniques now widely used in the film industry have won the highest distinction in computer science: the Turing Award. If you enjoyed Toy Story, The Lord of the Rings, Finding Nemo, Titanic, Avatar, or Jurassic Park, you have them to thank.

Who are they? Edwin Catmull and Patrick Hanrahan. Catmull cofounded Pixar and hired biophysics PhD Hanrahan as one of the first employees in 1986. Hanrahan spent much of his time modeling materials and lighting to help animations look closer to real life. “Physicists generally don’t study hair or skin, and why they look the way they do. I did, and spent years thinking about how to get things like lighting right,” he told MIT Technology Review.

Their work: Hanrahan was the lead architect of the team that created the complex software known as RenderMan, which

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Use Google Calendar appointment slots – Computer

This feature is available only with a work or school Google Calendar account.

You can set up a block of appointments on your calendar that other people can reserve. For example, professors can invite their students to reserve time during office hours each week.

Appointment slots are useful when you don’t know who needs to meet with you, but you want to make yourself available. You can offer people a block of time on your calendar that they can book time slots within. For example, you can set aside 2 hours that you’re available to meet with people in 30-minute slots. Others can then book one of the 30-minute slots within that time that works best for them.

Set up & share appointment slots

How appointment slots relate to regular events

When you create a block of appointment slots, the block shows up as a single event on your calendar.

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Remembering The Pioneer Behind Your Computer’s Cut, Copy And Paste Functions : NPR

NPR’s Scott Simon takes a moment to remember the legacy of computer scientist Larry Tesler, the man who came up the copy-and-paste function. Tesler died this week at the age of 74.



SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

A moment now to remember a computer pioneer whose last name was not Jobs or Gates, but he helped make this sentence possible. Larry Tesler, working with his partner Tim Mott, helped create the computer function now known as cut and paste.

TIM MOTT: Larry was the one who co-opted the term.

SIMON: That’s Tim Mott.

MOTT: But it’s actually a term that has existed in printing and publishing for centuries going back from the time when they would actually cut and paste elements in paper to put together rough copy.

SIMON: Mott and Tesler worked for Xerox in the 1970s. The company wanted to bring computer technology into the world of publishing. They were

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Online, App, Software, Commercial license with Natural Sounding Voices.

“As a parent of a struggling Middle School student with Dyslexia, reading has always been
a challenge. We use NaturalReader Software and the MP3 export feature almost daily to
help him get through lengthy reading assignments. NaturalReader has been instrumental in
helping him to excel in school!.”

– Mary Hardin

“I no longer strain my eyes trying to read tiny fonts in e-mails or web pages or spend
time recording my own voice for teaching purposes. I have a “bilingual” NaturalReader
and it has become a very useful tool. By the way, my students haven’t noticed that my
“friend” Kate, who reads lessons so nicely, is a computer..”

– Ariel Miranda

“As an assistive technology advocate for an Independent Living Center for Riverside
County California, I think Nature Reader is a wonderful and affordable software for
children with learning disability and dyslexia. I have cerebral palsy myself and this
software

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Tips for staying safe online


Overview

These instructions describe best practices for securing your computer, accounts, and the data stored on them. Information Security Best Practices contains more technical security precautions that you should know, and that IT Pros should implement.

All information in this document applies to laptops, but for further details, see Laptop Security.

Note:

Following some of the suggestions below can affect how your computer interacts with the network. If your computer or local network is managed by a computer support provider, you should consult with your provider before making changes to avoid disrupting your network connection.

Top four things you can do to protect your computer

Maintain current software and updates

The most important thing you can do to keep your computer safe is to use a secure, supported operating system; see ComputerGuide: Deals by vendor, recommendations, and common questions. Keep your software updated by applying the latest service packs and

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Commodore PET 2001 computer

Commodore PET 2001 computer
Commodore PET
Model: PET 2001
Introduced: January 1977
Released: June 1977
Price: US $795
CPU: MOS 6502, 1MHz
RAM: 4K, later 8K
Display: 40 X 25 text
built-in 9″ screen
Ports: IEEE-488, cassette
parallel, system bus
Storage: Built-in cassette
OS: BASIC in ROM
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This is the first Commodore computer, the PET, or the Personal Electronic Transactor.
It appears that they just made up that description, though, as the name “PET” was apparently chosen to capitalize on the
pet rock fad going on at the time.

Some PETs have a black screen-trim, some are blue. The black-trim PET seen above has a simple adhesive sticker applied for the
large label seen below the screen, but the blue-trim system has a nice painted metal plaque.

Where did the PET come from?

There was an earlier Commodore computer, the KIM-1, but

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