Monday, November 12, 2018

Quiz Review

Question 1: When the number of bits is not large enough to hold the number - what happens?
Answerer - the higher order bits will be lost
My Answer -  a program will stop running and produce an error message
The reason why I got it wrong/Found it difficult: I was thinking the code was a loop and wasn't able to produce x amount of numbers.

Question 2: Which of the following only requires a single bit of storage to represent the data?
Answerer - any number modulo 2
My Answer -  Hertz
The reason why I got it wrong/Found it difficult: I just got them mixed up

Question 3: When communicating within a network, a few things are important. Of the list below, which is most important? 
Answerer - timing
My Answer -  numbers
The reason why I got it wrong/Found it difficult: I was overthinking it and thought the question was asking about morse code because right after I read the question I saw numbers thinking it was asking for 1's and 0's through the communication of morse code. 

Question 4: This code uses a byte of data to store each type of character in the English Language
Answerer - ASCII
My Answer -  ASCII
The reason why I got it wrong/Found it difficult: I could see why people could choose HTML over ASCII if they overthought it. 

Question 5: Which of the following is the correct Hex representation for the Decimal number 16? 
Answerer - 10
My Answer - 10
The reason why I got it wrong/Found it difficult: I could see why this question would be tricky because 2 answers that looked the same if you didn't know the correct Hex representation. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Materials’ Quantum Leap

I found the Quantum Computer very interesting because I found it could open up so many different opportunities for everyone. Chemists are dreaming of making new proteins for far more effective drugs, novel electrolytes for better batteries and compounds that could turn sunlights into a liquid fuel. A regular computer ha a speed of 64 bytes per seconds where a quantum computer has a speed of 2000 qubits per second and a qubit is a quantum byte and can exist in any position of these values and uses sup atomic particles. The only problem with the quantum computer is that it produces over 500 degrees and costs around $15 million and needs a ton of power to even just start it up.

The Internet Is For Everyone

I thought this really connects with me because I am the type of person that is always on the internet just surfing around when bored. But some things that really concern not just me but as well as my family is safety. My family has been in a spot where a hacker got a hold of my moms credit card number but my mom found out before the hacker could use the credit card. I feel that people working on these safety protocols should be the main priority always. With technology advancing all the time it become hard for the person making these safety protocols that precent these type of attackers. We just need to make sure we are always on top of our game.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Marconi Station Pros and Cons

I truly enjoyed our field trip to the Marconi Station. The best thing that I liked was the Enigma simulation, because it showed us how difficult and tedious it was back then to just find out one line of code. Another thing that I liked was trying to figure out what the computer was trying to say through mores code since we never had that experience before and the fact they took apart a drone to see whats onside and how it works. One thing that I didn't like was the videos that we had to sit through, they were interesting just very long. One thing that I would add to the Marconi Station would be more interactive activities.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

This Fahrenheit lab was to get back into the swing of things. We learned how to make a thermometer by incorporating the last 2 codes we did which were string.c and math.c. I relearned how to compile, and figured out that with a \n you need an f before it if it doesn't like it. We learned how to properly use check50 and make a GitHub account with it so we can submit our codes. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Lab Post Hello

In the Hello lab, we did today was the first time we coded with C. The main idea that I think I learned was that there is a huge difference between \n and /n because they both stand for a different thing. I found this out because \n is supposed to make the lines of code go down but it was actually making them go across. At first, it looked extremely overwhelming, but I kept practicing and found it to be much easier to use.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

When I asked my parents about what computing innovation has impacted the most in their lives is the iPhone. They both said it is so more convenient than it was when they were growing up. It has the internet texting is so much faster you can hear people so much more clearly when calling. My mom said that most of the apps she has on her phone actually help her throughout every day, for instance, the notes app or the reminder app.