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Mahrokh Akhavan

Why the world's technology giants are investing in Africa - 0 views

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    Its a good article about technology investment in Africa, something that we touched upon in Natasha's presentation. It seems encouraging because investment and opportunities have increased with different companies taking interest.
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    Great post, and very relevant! Thanks, Mahrokh!
Mahrokh Akhavan

Former NSA contractor designs 'surveillance-proof' font - 0 views

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    A ally interesting article about a former NSA contractor who has developed 4 different types of fonts so that they cant be read by Optical Character Recognition programs. The video does a nice job of showing how it works.
Natasha Taliferro

Are Magazines Really Dying Out? - 0 views

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    An article from The Guardian about the popularity of magazines amongst technology.
Mahrokh Akhavan

Google Celebrates 15 Years - 0 views

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    Its Google's Birthday today and It seems like the giant among search engines is still continuing to push for better service. I noticed that my google format had changed and I found out it was because Hummingbird, its new search algorithm that gives better search results.
Jimin Kwon

Understanding a URL - 1 views

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    This web page has an easy and detailed explanation about what a URL is and its three basic parts: the protocol, the server name, and the resource ID.
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    In theory that's a good resource, Jimin, except that it's wrong. :) The "server name" could be anything, and has very little to do with the domain name. It is true that you can usually log in to a server (a remote computer) by giving whatever program you're logging in with the domain name, but that doesn't mean that the server itself has the same name as the website. That page is also very, very wrong in calling the the top-level domain (.org etc.) the "domain name." It's important to note that that page was almost certainly written by a librarian, not a tech professional. (Of course, I'm an English PhD, not a tech professional myself, but still.) And when I looked at the source code, I could tell that it was hand-coded in HTML, which indicates to me that it's probably many years old.

    Wish there were a "dislike" button. :)
Jimin Kwon

Broadbands Internet Speeds Explained - 0 views

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    What does "High Speed Internet" mean exactly? This article gives you detailed information about the speed of the internet we use everyday and what speed would be the right choice for ourselves. According to the article, "80 percent of broadband users in the United States don't know don't know what speed they are paying for". If you were one of those, you would probably want to go click "Alternative Broadband Speed Test" on the second page of the article and check yours today!
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