LIS3353 - Technologies for Information Professionals

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+Using Linux and the Command Line

Week 5 - Linux and the Command Line

./3353-LOTSandLOTSofTEXTandLINUX.pdf
The basics:
https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux/
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/getting-up-to-speed-with-the-linux-desktop-operating-system/

Continuation of an idea from last time:
https://zyst.io/is-microsoft-boiling-us-to-death

Read AT LEAST the first 4 sections (Intro, MGBs, Tanks and Batmobiles, BitFlinger, and GUIs) — the rest is optional, but pretty good:
http://project.cyberpunk.ru/lib/in_the_beginning_was_the_command_line/

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https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html
https://simplystatistics.org/2017/06/13/the-future-of-education-is-plain-text/

What you can do with very little:
https://opensource.com/life/16/6/linux-laptop-haitian-family

a little "language" in here, forgive me
http://web.archive.org/web/20101202135616/http://teddziuba.com/2010/10/taco-bell-programming.html

For the Practical ☺
https://adtmag.com/blogs/dev-watch/2016/07/bash-salaries.aspx
https://alexpetralia.com/posts/2017/6/26/learning-linux-bash-to-get-things-done

AND FINALLY:
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/whats-our-next-fight

Dont have to read - but a good reference:
http://oliverelliott.org/article/computing/tut_unix/




Week 4 - Hardware and Virtualization


https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Hardware.html


https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/330906-biden-formally-backs-right-to-repair-movement

Does Moore's Law Matter?
http://www.slashgear.com/is-moores-law-still-relevant-for-pcs-0780747/

IoT
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/05/13/simple-explanation-internet-things-that-anyone-can-understand/#4614fcdd1d09

(Warning, strong language ahead. But, it makes for perhaps the most frank and honest discussion I've seen on the topic)
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pgkdm7/when-the-internet-of-things-starts-to-feel-like-the-internet-of-shit

Does HARDWARE Matter?
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2494720/computer-hardware/preston-gralla--does-hardware-matter-anymore-.html

On Shenzhen
https://medium.com/wonk-bridge/shenzhen-the-tech-capital-of-the-world-7b1a0469c39f

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58230388
https://www.pcmag.com/news/inside-the-gpu-shortage-why-you-still-cant-buy-a-graphics-card


https://opensource.com/resources/virtualization
https://www.weave.works/blog/a-practical-guide-to-choosing-between-docker-containers-and-vms (you can stop before the "weave" thing)


Week 3 - History of Operating Systems


https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Software.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindy_effect
https://www.cio.com/article/242299/history-of-apple-and-microsoft-4-decades-of-peaks-and-valleys.html

Apple
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/rise-fall-rise-apple-history/

Monopoly?
http://lowendmac.com/2008/rise-of-microsoft-monopoly/

Cultural Defeat of Microsoft
https://www.devever.net/~hl/windowsdefeat
https://backchannel.com/why-i-m-saying-goodbye-to-apple-google-and-microsoft-78af12071bd#.mg44d9omw

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088755/windows/a-lawsuit-over-an-unwanted-windows-10-upgrade-just-cost-microsoft-10000.html

Linux
https://web.archive.org/web/20210427033605/https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/apple-steals-innovation-from-the-heart-of-the-linux-community/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-and-open-source-have-won-get-over-it/

https://itsfoss.com/windows-10-inspired-linux/

http://www.naughtycomputer.uk/free_software_better_than_open_source.html

https://techtalk.gfi.com/do-operating-systems-matter-anymore/

Week 2 - From Numbers to Thinking

https://jrm4.com/slides/LIS-3353_-_Computers_and_Thinking.html
./Binary-general.pdf

What is code?
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

What programming is
http://siderea.livejournal.com/1241996.html#cut%20id1

Basic Binary
http://www.mathsisfun.com/binary-decimal-hexadecimal.html

(also this — brilliant!) - https://i.imgur.com/NQPrUsI.gifv

Basic Algorithms
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question717.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20140716042310/https://medium.com/@_marcos_otero/the-real-10-algorithms-that-dominate-our-world-e95fa9f16c04

AI
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/534871/our-fear-of-artificial-intelligence/
https://logicmag.io/01-interview-with-an-anonymous-data-scientist/

Turing Test?
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/programs-bots-that-also-passed-the-turing-test/

Facebooks war on free will (with an excellent bit in the middle on algorithms)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/19/facebooks-war-on-free-will

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/13/dont-believe-the-hype-media-are-selling-us-an-ai-fantasy



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