Ten Tips for Protecting your Identity

Be cautious with social media. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest are a treasure trove of personal information for identity thieves. Know and understand your privacy settings and exclude personal, detailed information from any publicly available profile. Install patches. Though often inconvenient to install, most software updates are developed to address...
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Graduating College Technically Talented

If you ask most college freshmen, they will assure you they are the most technically talented person in their family. After all, they are on their iPhones, tweeting or posting to Facebook 24/7 and extremely proficient in the latest computer games. Most have taken a few computer courses while still in High School. But can...
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Engineering in Everyday Life

One of the most common questions I get asked by engineering students is “What is engineering?” A close second is “How does engineering relate to my life?” The most fundamental definition of an engineer is someone who creates solutions to the problems faced by humanity. A group of students in my freshmen class created a...
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Basics of Programming Languages

Everything from your favorite social media site, television, microwave oven, Smartphone, app, missiles, etc (the list is long) are made possible, or should we say operational, by a code – often referred to as source code (term used to describe a computer program) written in some language. Programming Languages Share Similarities to Actual Languages And...
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