Comcast Sucks

The company Comcast has been receiving a lot of bad press in the news these days, and with the increasing ability of social media and YouTube, its no surprise that their terrible services are being publicized. Unfortunately it’s hard to blame any specific customer representative or employee because they are in as bad of a position as the customer is. The company has been found to utilize negative incentives like cutting paychecks and taking an employees commission if they fail to keep the customer. This negative control of the companies’ employees sparks a selfish attitude that creates cortisol in the...


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Quantum Computing: The Greatest Invention of the Next Decade

Quantum computer is basically a computation device that is made to directly use quantum-mechanical phenomena to operate data. Unlike today's computer, quantum computers keep data in qubits (quantum bits), whereas digital computers use binary digits (bits). This change in the way the computers handle data, is the key difference in why Quantum computing is far superior to today's computer. Quantum computing was first proposed in 1985 by British scientist David Deutsch, and has its roots in Quantum Physics. It uses some quantum properties of atoms and nuclei and make them work together as “qubits”. Qubits interact with each other while...


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Open-Source and the Free Software Initiative: What is it?

The Open Source and Free Software Community has long played a critical role in the development of new and innovative software, free for anyone to use or manipulate as they please, so long as they don't end up making others pay for it. Though some may be asking themselves "What is open-source, and why is everyone so crazy about it?". So before I write anything else on open-source, I wanted to answer this question, loud and clear. Open Source can be simply summed up as "FOSS", or, "Free open-source software". On a more technical level, however, software is considered free,...


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What is Hacking?

Maybe you have heard the term “hacking” before whether used loosely or in a technical sense. Hacking by definition is to use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system. This can be done through multiple devices be it a mobile phone, desktop pc, etc. Typically a hacker is a someone who seeks to exploit some known or unknown flaw in a system. this usually profits the hacker, or allows them to obtain sensitive data, whether it is legally or illegally. Hackers break down into 3 “types”. The most commonly known are black & white hat hackers....


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4 Ways AI can lead to the end of Humankind

The AI does not hate you, nor does  it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else -Nick Bostrom Obvious advances in technology (just think of Boston Dynamics, Google Glass, or NEST) happen everyday, and with them questions of privacy, which seem to be a large focus of news outlet's these days. With the discovery of the NSA spying not only on it's citizens but virtually anyone with a smartphone, it may seem that we already live in an Orwellian society. AI, however, is a completely different yet ultimately more dangerous concept, and...


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