Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Why a computer isn’t the first thing you need when teaching kids to code

Lynda Colgan, Queen’s University, OntarioDec. 8, 2020 In 2020, COVID-19 hit, and globally, there was a massive shift to online instruction. Educators and parents realized that going forward, now that school boards have invested...

Your privacy is between you and the internet

Neha Seenarine, Associate Arts and Life EditorMay 8, 2021, quchronicle.com Incognito mode isolates your browser giving you a feeling of privacy. However, Google still sees what you are searching, and that can be embarrassing. ...

Do you remember the first thing you searched the web for?

By Jody Macgregor May 1, 2021 Agent 47 is searching for that infinite money cheat in The Sims so he can build another creepy murderhouse. It doesn’t matter if it wasn’t videogame-related, though the odds of...

Computer Services Is Poised To Become A Dividend King This Year

Aristofanis Papadatos, Computer Services, Inc. (CSVI)seekingalpha.com Apr. 13, 2021 Summary CSVI has raised its dividend for 49 consecutive years. Thanks to its rock-solid balance sheet, its healthy payout ratio, and its promising growth prospects,...

Why Computers Won’t Make Themselves Smarter

We fear and yearn for “the singularity.” But it will probably never come. By Ted Chiang, newyorker.comMarch 30, 2021 In the eleventh century, St. Anselm of Canterbury proposed an argument for the existence of God...

How to safeguard online data collection against fraud

GRACE HUCKINS  /  30 MARCH 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has forced large numbers of researchers to move their studies from the laboratory to the internet. In some ways, this has been a good thing — decades ago,...

FOR COMPUTERS, SMART IS NOT THE SAME THING AS FAST

In response to a reader’s good question … ERIC HOLLOWAY MARCH 23, 2021 In a recent article, I argued that computers are not, and never can become smarter. An insightful reader wrote to ask, “What if smartness...

5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online

Meredith Aquila, Northern Virginia Community CollegeFebruary 18, 2021, theconversation.com Of all the things needed for academic success, one of the most essential is for students to have a good rapport with their instructors. This...

How online misinformation spreads

Misinformation is running rampant. To slow this infodemic, researchers are tracking how it spreads on social media. By Marcus Woo02.11.2021, knowablemagazine.org You may have heard the outlandish claim: Bill Gates is using the Covid-19 vaccine...