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Telescopes Are Really Just Time Machines

Posted on Jun 5, 2020 3:49:05 PM by Bailey Nielsen in space, in space exploration, in cool courses, in space expedition


Did you know telescopes are time machines? Not actually, as cool as that would be, but they DO look at the past. The way a telescope works is that light from a celestial object is gathered and magnified into an eyepiece that you then look into. That light had to travel from the object, all the way across space, then to your eye.

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Virtual Fun

Posted on May 22, 2020 5:31:37 PM by Bailey Nielsen in Student Life, in online games, in fun and games, in social distancing

With recent events this year, I have been spending a lot of time at home; however, I have not felt a lack of friendship. While we haven’t been able to all be together, my friends and I have still been spending time virtually playing games together. Some free games, I might add.

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A Botnet for 8 years for .., Anime?

Posted on Apr 26, 2020 8:21:00 AM by Marcos Xochihua in Cyber Security, in cyber defense, in cyber attack, in cyber crimes, in Cyber Security Threats

Nearly eight years in the making, a hacker has silently hacked NVRs (network video recorders) and NAS (network-attached storage) turning them into a botnet that had the sole purpose of connecting to online websites and download anime videos.

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Nintendo Accounts being hacked for...Fortnite currency?

Posted on Apr 25, 2020 8:20:00 AM by Marcos Xochihua in Nintendo, in hacks, in cyber attack, in Cyber Security Threats

For the last month, quite a bit of users has been reporting their accounts being hacked. Stating that some have lost money to the hundreds. On Fortnite currency, it seems the hackers or hacker enjoys some Fortnite skins.

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US putting out a $5 Billion Bounty

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 9:35:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in cyber defense, in cyber terrorism, in cyber threat, in Cyber Threat Information, in cybersecurity, in Cyber Security Threats

Earlier today the US issued a $5 billion bounty for information on the North Korea hackers known as the DPRK the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Departments of State, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau are working together in a joint operation with other international parties to bring an end to DPRK hacking abilities.

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No One expects the Dutch Inquisition

Posted on Apr 11, 2020 9:37:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in Cyber Security, in cyber attack, in cyber crimes, in cybersecurity degree, in cybersecurity training, in Cyber Security Threats

Dutch police said they have successfully taken down 15 DDoS for hire services in the course of a week, It's one of their most successful crackdowns against online DDoS service providers.

The DDoS websites, allowed users to launch DDoS attacks against websites and other internet infrastructure. Such as servers. As many fear for Christmas time due to many companies have their services threatened by such attacks.

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Zoom Bombing can now get you Arrested!

Posted on Apr 4, 2020 11:13:00 PM by Marcos Xochihua in Internet, in Google, in technology, in cyber crimes, in Reddit, in online college, in virtual education, in online classes, in online learning, in Cyber Security Threats

With most events, meetings, and classes are virtual now due to recent times. A lot of groups are using a virtual calling service called Zoom. This has led to some problems though. Bunch of teens who get bored who are just natural trolls have started things called Zoom "Bombing" or "Raids".  

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Obscure Entertainment Recommendations During Quarantine!

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 9:34:16 AM by Stefani Johnson in student life, in tips, in COVID-19, in Coronavirus, in social distancing, in flatten the curve, in self quarantine

Amid full-time work and school during this quarantine, I still find myself with hours of boredom per day. If you are anything like me, you’ve probably been blasting the same 3 playlists over and over and searching for new Netflix shows every 3 days. Fret not, I have complied a list of entertainment recommendations to help cure your boredom. If I’ve done my job, you’ve never heard of most of these recommendations.

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Don't Starve: What makes the game fun? (Part 1: Asymmetry)

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 3:19:55 AM by Hakim Ottey in student activities, in student blog, in Student Ambassador, in Game art and animation degree, in Game Art and Design Degree, in game art degree, in game concept, in game demo, in game design degree, in game designers, in game dev, in game developer, in game devs, in game programmer, in game programming, in game programming degree, in game studies, in game studies degree, in gamer, in gaming community

Hi, again! Happy to be back to writing gaming blogs for all of you guys! This time around, I’m going to be talking about a game that I just rediscovered my love for - Don’t Starve! More specifically, Don’t Starve Together - the multiplayer sequel to the original game. 

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How to Succeed in Online Courses

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 9:48:06 AM by Bailey Nielsen in technology, in tips, in tips and tricks, in best schools for STEM, in best technology colleges, in best technology schools, in online students, in online technology degrees, in back to school, in emergency tips, in online technology college, in online technology degree, in online schools, in COVID-19, in online college, in Coronavirus, in virtual education, in online classes, in college tips

Due to recent events, UAT has transitioned to online classes. But how do you go from an on-ground class to online and still remain the successful student you are? From a student who takes both online and on ground classes, here are a few tricks I use to help get me through.

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