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Benchy: The ‘Jolly’ 3D Printer Torture Tester

Posted on Apr 21, 2022 2:46:43 PM by Max Edward in Student Work, in Digital Maker Fabrication Degree, in UAT News

A Small Boat with a Big Purpose

What is a ‘Benchy’?

Benchy is a small model of a boat made by Swedish technology reseller, Creative Tools. It is a calibration model designed to be printed quickly, and without support, to highlight the problems your printer may have under extreme circumstances. From Creative Tools on their Thingiverse page for the model, “(Benchy) is a 3D model designed by us at Creative Tools specifically for testing and benchmarking 3D printers. It is a small recognisable object that you can download for free, make and share.” On their

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What Malware Has Taught Me

Posted on Apr 11, 2022 11:40:10 AM by Emily K. in Malware, in NetSec, in Antivirus, in Malwarebytes

Friday, April 8, 2022, I'm at my desk doing homework. I run my Virtualbox machine and can't figure out why it keeps giving me errors and shutting down, so I go to the UAT Cyber Studies Discord for troubleshooting help. I explained the errors the VM is giving me and am told (by a fellow NetSec student) to run a few tests. The tests include running Task Manager to see if my RAM and CPU are being eaten up by a service, download Malwarebytes and scan the system for viruses, and do an overall check of the system for anything suspicious.

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The Batman NFT: Fabulous or Ridiculous?

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 11:29:34 AM by Tyler Higgins in UAT News, in Technology News, in Network Security

It has been announced that DC and Warner Bros will be releasing Batman-themed NFTs later this month. You may be asking what is an NFT? NFT stands for non-fungible token and the people selling them are trying to make them out to be a form of investment. While I am a huge fan of Batman and have been since I was a child, I will not be partaking in the Batman NFT craze.

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Passion Promotes Kindness

Posted on Jan 25, 2022 9:42:06 AM by Emilio Cress in Student Life, in student story

Over the weekend I had the honor of going to the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction with Professor Aaron Jones and a few other students from the University of Advancing Technology to run a booth for SciTech Fest, where high schools, start-ups, and even park rangers gathered to teach kids about some of the wonders of science. But between the live snakes, fast cars, ramping trucks, and BMX tournaments, one thing really stood out to me.

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How to Install Windows 11 on VirtualBox

Posted on Jan 12, 2022 4:10:54 PM by Vanessa Bonner in Student Work, in Tech Awareness

Windows 11 is the newest operating system released by Microsoft. It was released on October 5, 2021. This guide will help individuals who wish to install Windows 11 in a virtual machine. Join me as we install Microsoft Windows 11 in a container using VirtualBox.

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What Happened to the Modern Day Game Industry?

Posted on Dec 7, 2021 2:01:53 PM by Emilio Cress in game review, in gaming is my passion, in video game industry

Battlefield 2042, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Far Cry 6, Cyberpunk 2077, Watch_Dog: Legion, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Remastered, and plenty more unnamed titles. What do all of these titles have in common? Each and every one of these is a slap in the face to consumers everywhere. Each and every one of these titles is a testament to just how out of touch game developers are with their own player base. After the past couple of months, or even years, you might find yourself wondering the exact same thing I am. What happened to the modern day game industry?

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Hitstun Mechanics: the Best or the Worst

Posted on Nov 4, 2021 5:14:42 PM by Emilio Cress in gameplay, in moba

A game mechanic as old as video games itself, hitstun has been incorporated into just about every game genre and type. God of War, Yakuza, Dark Souls, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Legend of Zelda, you name it, chances are it will have some form of hitstun.

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GitHub Wants Your Policy Proposals

Posted on Oct 25, 2021 5:20:17 PM by Micah Turpin in Cyber Security, in UAT News

In light of the recent leak of Twitch’s source code (over 6,000 private GH repositories) and other information, through a 125GB data torrent over 4chan.org, GitHub (GH) is now stepping up their policies for server configuration and standardizing metrics for use by developers on GH. With everything from indexing methodologies to configuration policies, GH has started a campaign that is aimed at gathering policy proposals from the developer community, in order to get a more diverse view of the situation and a wider range of potential solutions. A couple examples of proposed policies already are from GitHub developers TC39 and WebAssembly, covering a proposed indexing method and content security policies, respectively.

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How Technology Affected Fast Food Franchises and Their Technology During the Pandemic

Posted on Oct 15, 2021 8:48:11 AM by Matthew Reynolds in Business Technology

Undoubtedly Covid-19 has affected many of us in many different ways, but how has it affected fast food franchises use of technology in their everyday work?

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Descendant

Posted on Sep 8, 2021 6:09:34 PM by Emily Szymanski in Student Work, in UAT News

Descendant was created for UAT’s Storyboarding course. It follows the tale of two sides in a multi-generational war. The two sides, which are tense around each-other, end up battling due to a misinterpretation.

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