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Resuming Pace: I Shall Not Be Pursuing a Second Bachelor's Degree

On May the 5th, 2021, I used a strong position deciding my pursuit of a second Bachelor’s degree: my choice was the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC, link ), but I decided to resume my Master’s program, by itself.  Let me explain with Scripture: the Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Matthew, specifically. In ancient times, records of a man called Jesus the Christ were written. Among these records was a Gospel, According to Matthew, of Jesus Christ. According to legend, Jesus Christ stated, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth (KJV, Matthew 5:5, link ).” Jesus the Christ was saying those who are submissive shall inherit the earth rather than those who are brash.  In my attempt at starting a second Bachelor’s program, I eventually realized I had been too pushy: I wanted the May 19th start date, and I wanted the admission process expedited, I wanted ease of access between majors, I wanted advantages to the application process because of what UMGC (I was gra

Drone Uses AI and 11,500 Crashes to Learn How to Fly

Learning to Fly by Crashing On 10 May, 2017, Evan Ackerman wrote the IEEE (Institute for Electricians and Electrical Engineers) SPECTRUM article Drone Uses AI and 11,500 Crashes to Learn How to Fly. In Ackerman’s article, Ackerman used a block quote by Carnegie Mellon University roboticists Dhiraj Gandhi, Lerrel Pinto; and Abhinav Gupta, the writers of a paper, “Learning to Fly by Crashing” (Gandhi, et. al., 27 Apr 2017). From Ackerman’s block quote from Gandhi, et. al., “[T]he gap between simulation and real world remains large especially for perception problems” (Gandhi, et. al.). Ackerman contrasted known motion from unconfirmed motion without identifying the pre-existing condition called Schrödinger’s cat in the case that the crashes shall eventually happen without outside help: a continuing crash failure, and in security terms this is interned as a false positive because this helps Schrödinger’s cat stay alive or rest buried in the soil. In this case, this drone detects these t

Data Work and Digitization: The impact of computerized systems and automation on healthcare professionals

Data Work and Digitization In the Spring 2020 edition of XRDS (CROSSROADS), Vol 26 No.3, Claus Bossen wrote  Data Work and Digitization: The impact of computerized systems and automation on healthcare professionals . Bossen began, “After two decades of intensive digitization of healthcare in the U.S. and Europe, we are starting to see the contours of what it is like to work in digitized healthcare environments” (Bossen, Spring 2020). Bossen focused on three digitization topics in the medical environment: EHRs (electronic healthcare records), DRGs (diagnosis-related groups), and CDISs (clinical documentation improvement specialists). EHRs are having the ease of parallelizing information intersecting professionals and organizational peer review groups contrasted from paper-based records, and this includes next-turn no-deadlock distributing and parallelizing things like MR-MRscans and ongoing examining results: giving persons easy to use software without blocks may allow the privilege of

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