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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

Utilizing Media: A Response to Deepfakes

  Of the ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), a magazine called Communication of the ACM's edition releases 1 month before its stated release month. In the latest edition, regarding March 2021, of Communications of the ACM , Column Editor, Susan J. Winter wrote Computing Ethics: What To Do About Deepfakes . Regarding Winter’s desire to halt or hinder illegal or unethical deepfakes, a video technology like wearing a full body masking suit, Winter wrote, “Here are three areas where technical experts can make positive contributions to the development of synthetic media technologies: education and media literacy, subject defense, and verification” (Winter, March, 2021). Winter was saying actions such as teaching and having disruptive technology knowledge, researching professionally, and proving concepts are parts of deepfake experts’ calculus. But this much work specializes such that entry level, junior, work will probably be offered to overqualified professionals. Technic

Of Zero Trust, the Restrictive Drudgery

In recent years, Moore’s Law has begun reaching its limits, and these limits are the sizes of computer hardware. As a history review: when computers were 1st designed, they used vacuum tubes. Through a vacuum tube, this involved an airless vacuum tube meaning ‘0,’ ‘off,’ or air flowing meaning ‘1,’ ‘on.’ In contemporary phones, tablets, and computers, electricity performs this same ‘off’ or ‘on’ task; and with more electric computation devices, but also efficient circuity (electronics components and computation pathways), the more electric computation devices we have, the greater the possible computations. But in size: of the vacuum tube concepts, our common electric versions are reaching the atom’s scale. This is ~1.8E-10: of an approximate average human, it is ~0.00000018% our height. Against Quantum Computing, the basic communication, very much discussed, already, we can discuss another important subject: cyber security. In professional and academic circles, cyber security is not b

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