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Ricky Carpenter
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Can't We All Just Code Along
In this world of technology we computer scientists have the ability to do a lot of good and a lot of bad. It isn't too difficult to take advantage of others using technology, but we have a responsibility not to. We are all that we have in this world so it's...
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Different Strokes for Different Folks
I'm sorry world, but there is no universal agenda that details the right way for everyone to spend their time. There is no magical amount of time that everyone should spend working, watching TV, working out, playing games, etc. However, there are responsibi...
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Why Do You Play Games?
Video games are the most complicated form of entertainment today. There isn't a sole reason why all video games exist. Games come in all shapes and sizes with many different ways to entertain. Some games, like Final Fantasy and Bioshock, are created to give...
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Code Charity
No doubt about it, the open-source movement is a noble cause, but how reasonable is it? It takes time to contribute to free software, and time is money. People need money to keep going and the open-source movement just doesn't provide it. So the individuals...
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Where' Waldo? (And by Waldo I Mean Games for Women)
It has to be hard being a girl gamer. When the majority of video games feature male protagonists doing "manly" things like saving women, shooting guns and kicking butt, it's understandable for girls to feel a bit excluded. Lets elaborate on this point a lit...
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Taking It To the Man
I must say, until I read the assigned  reading , I always felt guilty for downloading music for free off the internet. The local news and TV commercials told me it was my fault that artists were losing money out the wazoo. But now that I know it's actually ...
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Technology Can Do Good? Who Knew?
People always seem to be surprised when they find out that new technology can actually benefit them. Many older people always tend to default to avoiding technology because its too scary or troubling. Perhaps it's just because I'm a product of my generation...
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The Jaeger Becomes the Jaeged
The creation of the internet brought a magical gift to humanity, a gift that can be taken advantage of all too easily. The internet links all of humanity together into one big information swimming pool. Friends can communicate with friends halfway across th...
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