Always Watching?

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Since the start of this semester, I’ve continued to touch on a reoccurring theme. Technology is changing, and we either get on board, or we… climb underneath a rock, and just ignore everything around us.

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Australian Survivor – Season 2 – Cast Recap

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After 26 episodes, Australian Survivor season 2 has officially revealed it’s winner, and with that, one of the most enjoyable seasons I’ve watched in quite a while has unfortunately come to an end. A big congratulation to not only Jericho, for being named the Sole Survivor, but to everyone else involved in creating a really fun season.

Now that this season has ended, it’s time to reflect. I’ll go over the final 3, the first boot, and everyone else in between (forgive me if my memory doesn’t serve me well on some of the earlier boots).

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For Hackers, Information is the New Gold Mine

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In a previous blog post, I touched on hacking, and how it has been exploited for in the entertainment world, and while it has become more realistic, it tends to showcase the good it can do. That, however, it not to say that hacking is not dangerous. In fact, in a world where technology has only continued to advance, information is incredibly valuable, and it will often become the main target of hackers, and cybercrime. The above gif is simply a visual representation of the hackers intention, beating the information out of your network. Their moves … are just done behind a computer screen…not in a ring.

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Australian Survivor – Season 2 – Who is in the Box Seat?

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I’ve been very high on this season. Having learnt from last year, this current season has been able to deliver some fantastic episodes, and present us with some really amazing characters. With that said, we are now down to our final 4, so, in light of the fact that we only have 2 episodes remaining, I figured it was a good time to see who really is in the box seat heading into these final 2 episodes.

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Hacking, as seen on TV

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As defined by Techopedia, hacking is the “unauthorised intrusion into a computer or a network“, with hackers employing “a variety of techniques for hacking“. The term ‘hack’, and its technological connotations have proliferated in both scope and presence in this modern age, however, in terms of the entertainment world, directors and writers have struggled with how to portray hacking simply because the act of hacking in real life is not very interesting or visually compelling. That being said, in recent times, hacking on our TV screens has become ever more popular.

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Reflecting on my Public Writing Practice

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Reflection is an important prerequisite to making meaning of new information, and to advance from surface to deep learning

~ Xie, Ke and Sharma, 2008

Experiencing success through blogging has only come about due to learning from the many past mistakes. Roughly a year ago,I entered the world of public writing, through the use of this blog. Being that my experience in this field was incredibly limited beforehand, it comes as no surprise that the first few months were quite rough, to say the least. However, overtime, I have begun to feel far more comfortable with publishing my thoughts online. This essentially came about when finally finding my own voice and my style for online blogging. In addition to this, using different tools to further spread the post I have created, and, furthermore, to keep the audience engaged, was another important lesson I have learnt along the way.

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