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Reasons for Websites

Website Name Why Visit It? Why Was It Made? http://www.thesaurus.com/ To find synonyms of words or phrases quickly sorted in many different ways such as relevance or alphabetical For the convenience of people trying not to use certain words https://tv.xfinity.com/ To watch your favorite tv shows from xfinity without having to turn on your tv For viewing shows and movies on xfinity on a mobile device https://www.amazon.com/ To order mostly anything from almost any device to be shipped to your address in a meaningly short amount of time For the convenience of ordering an item that the customer desires to have Julia’s website To critique and take advice for different cooking recipes To help with making new cooking recipes

Submarine cables and qotd

1. Which of the following can be represented in a binary state? Choose 2 answers. a. A Power Supply - yes because the power supply determines whether or not something is on or not b. Voting on a House Bill - no because it's a binary state doesn't mean to count up for a poll c. A Byte of Data - a byte of data is a storage unit, not something to be turned on and off d. A Trend - no, a binary state is not a collective set of data
1. Where are these cables?
         Almost every country has cables running into them, a country with these cables must have more than one in case any damage were to happen to any single one of them.

2. How many kilometers of cables are there?
There are about 1.1 million kilometers of submarine cables in the world, some cables as short as the one from Ireland and the UK, which is 131 km, and others like the Asia America Gateway which is 20,000 km long.

3. Who owns these cables?
Content providers such as Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google.

Articles

The blog post which is called, "What did you *think* they did with your data?" talks about companies such as Accuweather and Google with Walmart making money in ways that aren't obvious. Accuweather is making money once you allow it to use your location when not using the app, by constantly sapping your data for them to find your location. Walmart partnered with google to produce online shopping which allows a bigger advantage to shop from Walmart.

The post called "For $100, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use" explains that ads on phone apps can track your location and activity. Burglars may create spam companies to track your device and see when you are out of your house during any time. Another example could be the company you work for being able to see if you are not focusing on work and shopping instead of doing your job during working hours.

The post called, "When you should (and shouldn't) share your location using …

Computers

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My Playstation 2 may act as a computer. This device stores data of Megabytes and stores save files for video games, this storage is only possible if you bought an additional Memory Card It processes the data by opening up the files when playing a game and allowing me to save a game to start where I left off.
This result is a very big convenience because if I had to start my game all over again every time I booted up the system I probably wouldn't play.

Algorithms

Pickup pile of pens Chose one pen Write on paper If pen displays ink on paper       Put pen on left side       Go back to line 2 Else        Put pen on right side        Go back to line 2