Week 3


Q1.  Which of these two laptops gives the best performance?

Depend on different kinds of  user, there have so many ways to evaluate which of these two laptops gives the best performance.

So if  you are the gamer or IT person that you definitely need a high-end performance . If you just need a laptop for office that you just need a net book.

Q2.  Are virtual worlds like Second Life useful for teaching?

Q3.  Why don’t many school students (16-18yrs old) choose to study IT at Polytechnic or University?

We can get the answers form those students’ feedback…..

so I need to go to school do some survey

Q4.  Which ISP in NZ gives the best value for money?

I will to go down the store and ask around or search  info form internet

Q5.  How do I feel about trying to work with slow internet speeds?

Q6. What are the main security issues associated with ‘cloud computing’

We can find the answer form www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/gartner-seven-cloud-computing-security-risks-853

1. Privileged user access. Sensitive data processed outside the enterprise brings with it an inherent level of risk, because outsourced services bypass the “physical, logical and personnel controls” IT shops exert over in-house programs. Get as much information as you can about the people who manage your data. “Ask providers to supply specific information on the hiring and oversight of privileged administrators, and the controls over their access,” Gartner says.

2. Regulatory compliance. Customers are ultimately responsible for the security and integrity of their own data, even when it is held by a service provider. Traditional service providers are subjected to external audits and security certifications. Cloud computing providers who refuse to undergo this scrutiny are “signaling that customers can only use them for the most trivial functions,” according to Gartner.

3. Data location. When you use the cloud, you probably won’t know exactly where your data is hosted. In fact, you might not even know what country it will be stored in. Ask providers if they will commit to storing and processing data in specific jurisdictions, and whether they will make a contractual commitment to obey local privacy requirements on behalf of their customers, Gartner advises.
4. Data segregation. Data in the cloud is typically in a shared environment alongside data from other customers. Encryption is effective but isn’t a cure-all. “Find out what is done to segregate data at rest,” Gartner advises. The cloud provider should provide evidence that encryption schemes were designed and tested by experienced specialists. “Encryption accidents can make data totally unusable, and even normal encryption can complicate availability,” Gartner says.

The rational use of Internet will make your work more easier.

Week 2


Epistemology determine your ontology that What kind of ontology there is what kind of epistemological 

 ontological divided into several part : monism, dualism,agnosticism and knowability.

 But the dominant is the spirit of monism, or substance that is primitive.

Epistemology is what human beings understand the world

Hegel said: ” The spirit (Primitive) is definitely produced the world’s” 

Marx said: ” The world united in substance (Primitive)”

Therefore, ontology and epistemology is a unified.

Epistemology decision ontology

Epistemology reflects the corresponding ontology

So what kind of ontology there is what kind of epistemological

Ontology (from the Greek ὄν, genitive ὄντος: of being (neuter participle of εἶναι: to be) and -λογία, -logia: science, study, theory) is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence or reality in general, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology deals with questions concerning what entities exist or can be said to exist, and how such entities can be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontology 1/3/2010

Epistemology (from Greek ἐπιστήμηepisteme-, “knowledge, science” + λόγος, “logos”) or theory of knowledge is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope (limitations) of knowledge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemology 1/3/2010

week 1


Q1. Why are you doing this class?

Base on the project at next semester, I need some useful skills to help me prepare the project.  This course will be beneficial to know how to seach  infomation from different ways, another way, a part of degree that I need  credits of this course.

Q2. what are you hoping to learn?

I am hoping to learn about  APA reference and how to do reseach for an assignment.

Q3. What do you think ‘research’ is?

I think  the definition of research includes any gathering of data, information and facts for the advancement of knowledge.

Q4.1 What is plagiarism?

 I think is should be when you copy from the internet  or some where word from word. You may have similar points to anothers and do not use your own words. That is the meaning of plagiarism.

Q4.2 Why is it important to avoid it?

If  your copy something  from another people’s work without any change, you will lost your credits because you  invaded anothers copy right. Most importantly, as a student we should be honset on our course.