Wednesday, April 22

Hw #12 Film Makers

In the article "Italians Look to Small Screen " by Elisabetta Povoledo on the New York Times at She States that the Filmakers developed Three short movie for the Web in Italia.

Hw #12 Terms: for Tech:

  1. Partition: Disk partitioning is the act or practice of dividing the storage space of a hard disk drive into separate data areas known as partitions.


  2. Gateway:A Gateway is a link between two computer programs or systems such as Internet Forums. A gateway acts as a portal between two programs allowing them to share information by communicating between protocols on a computer or between computers.

  3. Telnet:Telnet (Telecommunication network) is a network protocol used on the Internet or local area networks. It was developed in 1969 beginning with RFC 15 and standardized as IETF STD 8, one of the first Internet standards. Typically, Telnet provides access to a command-line interface on a remote machine.

  4. X86:The generic term x86 refers to the most commercially successful instruction set architecture[1] in the history of personal computing. It derived from the model numbers, ending in "86", of the first few processor generations backward compatible with the original Intel 8086.

  5. Peripheral:A peripheral is a device attached to a host computer behind the chipset whose primary functionality is dependent upon the host, and can therefore be considered as expanding the hosts capabilities, while not forming part of the system's core architecture.

Hw #11 Web Video on TV Sets:

In the article "Adobe in Push to Spread Web Video to TV Sets" by Brad Stone on the New York Times He states that Adobe want to bring Web Video into TV using flash. He also states that flash is one of the powerful web Video which is incorporated in most of the Phone that's why they want to bring it on TV as well.

Hw #11 Terms for the new Era:

  1. MacAddress:
    Stands for "Media Access Control Address," and no, it is not related Apple Macintosh computers. A MAC address is a hardware identification number that uniquely identifies each device on a network.

  2. Megahertz:One megahertz is equal to one million cycles per second. It is used to measure transmission speeds of electronic devices. The most common area you will see Megahertz used is in measuring processor clock speed, such as an 800 Mhz Pentium III.

  3. Metadata:Metadata describes other data. It provides information about a certain item's content. For example, an image may include metadata that describes how large the picture is, the color depth, the image resolution, when the image was created, and other data.

  4. Modem:The word modem is actually short for Modulator/Demodulator. (There's something you can really impress your friends with). A modem is a communications device that can be either internal or external to your computer.

  5. Banner:A web banner or banner ad is a form of advertising on the World Wide Web. This form of online advertising entails embedding an advertisement into a web page. It is intended to attract traffic to a website by linking to the website of the advertiser.

Hw #10 Raising Internet Price:

In the article "As Costs Fall, Companies Push to Raise Internet Price" by Saul Hansell in the new york times at,%20Companies%20Push%20to%20Raise%20Internet%20Price&st=cse . He states that the internet service providers want to increase their fees. He also states that telephone company and cable company charge more for their services than the internet services providers.

Hw #10 Terms to keep posted:

  1. ASCII:Stands for "American Standard Code for Information Interchange." ASCII is the universal standard for the numerical codes computers use to represent all upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and puctuation. Without ASCII, each type of computer would use a different way of representing letters and numbers, causing major chaos for computer programmers (allowing them even less sleep than they already get).

  2. Certificate:An SSL certificate, or secure certificate, is a file installed on a secure Web server that identifies a website. This digital certificate establishes the identity and authenticity of the company or merchant so that online shoppers can trust that the website is secure and reliable. In order to verify that these sites are legitimate (they are who they say they are), the companies and their websites are verified by a third party, such as Verisign or Thawte

  3. Chip:Technically speaking, a computer chip is a piece of silicon with an electonic circuit embedded in it. However, the word "chip" is often used as a slang term that refers to various components inside a computer. It typically describes an integrated circuit, or IC, such as a central processor or a graphics chip, but may also refer to other components such as a memory module.

  4. CMOS:Stands for "Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor." This technology is typically used in making transistors. The "complementary" part of the term unfortunately does not mean these semiconductors are free. Instead, it refers to how they produce either a positive or negative charge.


  5. Parse:In the computing world, when people talk about their computer configuration, they are referring to the technical specifications, or the "tech specs" of their computer. These specs typically include processor speed, the amount of RAM, hard drive space, and the type of video card in the machine. No, this is not a typo of the word "sparse." The word "parse" means to analyze an object specifically. It is commonly used in computer science to refer to reading program code.