Beatty Lecture

Captain Beatty gives several reasons as to the current state of society and why books are being destroyed. One of his main reasons had to do with how certain books would offend people. “Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s cabin. Burn it. Some one’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping.” P. 57, this quote shows how they found that no matter the book someone would find it offensive, whether it be a whole race that is offended or just a small group of people. Another reason that Beatty tells Montag is how there are less smart people coming out of school and more people who are athletic, this is happening so much that the word intellectual is considered offensive to some. Beatty also talks about how people who don’t know much in society are happy which means majority of people in society are blissfully ignorant. “You ask why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl’s better off dead.” P 58, this quote shows how Beatty and most likely most of society feels about things, they believe that knowing about things and having knowledge is bad because it can lead to feeling unhappy about life. Entertainment is also cut down and shortened so that people in this society can enjoy it a lot quicker which shows their constant need to fill and emptiness by quickly getting to the climax of movies or programs and results in a very bland life. Beatty gave many reasons as to the current state of society such as books being offensive, people being smart and knowing things makes them unhappy, and the society’s constant need for entertainment.

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Are writers and artists as important to society as scientists and engineers?

Personally I don’t think that writers and artists are as important to society as scientists and engineers because without writers and artists we would still be alive but the world would be dull, but without scientists and engineers we would live in a very primitive world and have no medicine or technology but we would have books and entertainment. I think that scientists and engineers are more important because they allow society to evolve and get better by creating better medicine and inventing better technology as well as creating ways to travel such as cars, airplanes, or boats. From my experience it seems like it would be nicer to live in a world where engineers and scientists exist without artists and writers because then we would still have medicine and an ability to grow as society even if there is no entertainment instead of living in a world with artists and writers but no scientists and engineers because even if there was entertainment I don’t think the quality of life would be very high if there was no medicine or ways to cure diseases.

Tech Team Reflection #1

So far this semester I have learnt more about how to stream using a capture card and a camera as well as some slight sound stuff. I also was able to stream Block C of the Grade 11/12s Spoken Words and fix the stream when it began dropping 90% of its frames.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTUg7X7wt3U

What aspects of your work are successful? Explain why.

Some of the aspects of streaming that was successful was being able to stream spoken words and being able to archive it onto the school youtube account.

What aspects of your work are challenging? Explain why.

Some of the more challenging parts of the streaming is the issues with sound as no one really understands what is causing the issue with the feedback.

What steps did you take to overcome these challenges / what adjustments did you need to make?

We adjusted the obs settings until it was as good as possible despite it still being not very clear.

Is there anything you can do improve? (with your approach to the project, or altering the project)

The only thing I would improve with the streaming is potentially getting a laptop with more power as the current one is pretty bad.

 

Group Project Tech Team

So for the stream team are new idea is to use OBS for streaming instead of the one that was used last year and so far it has worked out a lot better.

b) Answer the following questions:

– What problems might we run into?

Some problems we may run into are issues with sound and issues with connection and dropping frames while streaming. As well as issues with battery charge. These issues are unfortunately out of a control a lot of the time but there are ways to work around some of them. Such as streaming from areas with a strong connection, and lowering the quality of the stream to avoid dropping frames.

– What skills do we need to complete this project? How can we attain these skills?

Being able to setup for a stream and being able to start the stream using OBS.

c) Create a brief timeline of key things that need to happen to ensure successful completion of your project. What happens next?

We set up obs on the laptop, do a test stream with the camera, and be ready to stream anything that is needed to be stream.

Neuron Communication

Neuron Function. There are 3 neurons that do different things, motor, sensory, and relay. The relay neurons allow the motor and sensory neurons to communicate with each other. The motor neurons communicate from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles. The sensory neuron collects information from sensory receptor and transmits it to the brain.

 

Action potential is how the pulses are sent through the nerves. Inside the nerve membrane it is negatively charged with potassium and outside the nerve membrane there is positively charged sodium. In polarization the positive charge goes inside and the negative charge goes outside. In depolarization the positive goes out and the negative goes in. Through using polarization and depolarization a charge gets sent to the end of the nerve and synapse happens.

Synapse is when the electrical pulse sent through the nerves through neurotransmitters to the axon button. It is then turned into a chemical pulse to cross the synaptic gap. It goes through the post-synaptic membrane and through the Neurotransmitter receivers to the dendrite of the receiving.

TechTeamEdublog

A) I use the plugins Custom CSS, Calendar , and Compflight.

B) The strengths of the Custom CSS allows me to customize my blog more, for example I have turned my font into comic sans. The calendar is nice because it allows you to have a calendar on your blog so if you need to know the day you can just check there. Compflight is very useful because it allows you to insert any images you need without having to go to google images as well as putting the image as small, medium, large, or full size.

Fat Man on Computer Robin Hutton via Compfight

C) Some of the weaknesses of the Custom CSS is that if you do something and forget how to fix it, your blog could be stuck like that until you get help, for example I don’t remember how to change my font back. The calendar doesn’t really have many weaknesses other then that it isn’t very interactive. Compflights only weaknesses is that it has a limited amount of images in it.

D) Out of all of these I would say that Compflight is the most useful for classes as it makes creating a blog post that requires generic images a lot easier. I also think that Custom CSS is helpful as it allows students to customize their blogs more.

Exploring Quadratic Functions

  1. Find and write the definition of a quadratic function in words you understand. (use your textbook, google, etc)

Quadratic functions are curves called a parabola, which is a U shape that can face any direction.

  1. Give an example of a quadratic function and give an example of a function that is NOT a quadratic.
  2. y = 1x^2+2x+4 is a quadratic function. Y= 2x + 4 is not
  3. Go to desmos.com and type in the following function:
    1. Desmos will give you the option of adding “sliders” for or all. Click all. This will allow you to change the values of  to see how the graph changes.
    2. Start with slider values . Describe any symmetry you notice.

The line is identical on both sides of the y axis

  1. Keep b = c = 0. Change the value of :
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide
      2. a) i) Opens down. ii) No. B) Opens up. ii) No C) Graph is wide. D) Graph is narrow.
    1. We call the maximum or minimum point of a quadratic function the vertex. Complete the following statements:
      1. When is Positive (positive/negative), the vertex is a Minimum  (maximum/minimum)
      2. When is Negative (positive/negative), the vertex is a Maximum  (maximum/minimum)
    2. Let and Use the slider to change the value of Describe how the graph changes as changes.  Y value of the vertex

Roots are the solutions to the quadratic equation.  The roots are found by looking at where the curve crosses the x axis (x-intercepts).

Adjust the sliders for a, b and c so you can get a curve that just touches the x axis (y=0).

 

Equation: y = 4x^2

 

This quadratic equation has ONE solution.

 

Adjust the sliders so you can get the roots of 0 and -1

 

Equation:  y = 3.4x^2 + 3.4x

 

This quadratic equation has TWO solution

  1. Find and write the definition of a quadratic function in words you understand. (use your textbook, google, etc)

Quadratic functions are curves called a parabola, which is a U shape that can face any direction.

  1. Give an example of a quadratic function and give an example of a function that is NOT a quadratic.
  2. y = 1x^2+2x+4 is a quadratic function. Y= 2x + 4 is not
  3. Go to desmos.com and type in the following function:
    1. Desmos will give you the option of adding “sliders” for or all. Click all. This will allow you to change the values of  to see how the graph changes.
    2. Start with slider values . Describe any symmetry you notice.

The line is identical on both sides of the y axis

  1. Keep b = c = 0. Change the value of :
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide
      2. a) i) Opens down. ii) No. B) Opens up. ii) No C) Graph is wide. D) Graph is narrow.
    1. We call the maximum or minimum point of a quadratic function the vertex. Complete the following statements:
      1. When is Positive (positive/negative), the vertex is a Minimum  (maximum/minimum)
      2. When is Negative (positive/negative), the vertex is a Maximum  (maximum/minimum)
    2. Let and Use the slider to change the value of Describe how the graph changes as changes.  Y value of the vertex

Roots are the solutions to the quadratic equation.  The roots are found by looking at where the curve crosses the x axis (x-intercepts).

Adjust the sliders for a, b and c so you can get a curve that just touches the x axis (y=0).

 

Equation: y = 4x^2

 

This quadratic equation has ONE solution.

 

Adjust the sliders so you can get the roots of 0 and -1

 

Equation:  y = 3.4x^2 + 3.4x

 

This quadratic equation has TWO solutions.

 

Adjust the sliders so that the curve does NOT cross the x-axis.

 

Equation:  y = x^2 + x + 1.4

 

When the curve does NOT cross the x-axis, there are NO REAL solutions for this equation.

 

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Adjust the sliders so that the curve does NOT cross the x-axis.

 

Equation:  y = x^2 + x + 1.4

 

When the curve does NOT cross the x-axis, there are NO REAL solutions for this equation.