Avoiding Digital Probate

Many of my friends are professional musicians, just like my saxophonist grandfather.

It’s a tough life. For all but the top few, it means barely scraping by, in exchange for opportunities to do what they really love – opportunities that are diminishing year by year.

Musicians inhabit the same world we do, however, and that means they have all sorts of digital connections.

In fact, they’re more likely than most to use mobile banking, so they can deposit checks from their gigs instantly. Read More

Film Radiography is Declining in Industrial Testing Applications

DODGED THE DIGITAL DILEMMA

The shift from analog to digital technology has given a new lease of life for NDT applications in the industrial radiography market, thus, broadening the scope beyond traditional applications. Digital X-ray systems are proliferating with increased acceptance across all industry verticals, including highly regulated and traditionally conservative aerospace and automotive industries. The most significant contributing factor for this paradigm shift to digital X-ray systems is the cost-saving, which is 5-6 times more (in both computed and direct radiography) when compared to film-based systems. Read More

Protecting Your Digital Footprint

We all have a Digital Footprint regardless of how much you spend on-line. Even if you have never been on-line, don’t have email or use social media, you still have a Digital Footprint. Yes, the more you are on-line the greater your exposure to some sort of identity theft.

Here is something to think about. Is it safer to go to a store and use your credit/debit card in person, or is it safer to shop on-line with your credit/debit card? The answer and explanation will be at the end of this article.

So how do we protect ourselves while on-line?

    Have a different password for each on-line account you haveUse a non-dictionary password, using caps, numbers, symbols at least 12 charactersUse a password manager to keep track of all your passwordsBe careful of what you put on social mediaKeep all your devices OS up to date (do the updates)Use Internet Security software for you PC’sUse security software for your phones and tablets

When you are banking or investing on-line it would be wise to use what is called “Two factor Authorization”. Read More

Is There an Intelligence Through Conventional Reading and Research Being Lost in the Digital Age?

Is There an Intelligence Through Conventional Reading and Research Being Lost in the Digital Age?

What is your opinion about the title question? Any ideas? Why don’t you read on for a few highlights?

Conventional reading of documents in print allows you to focus more and give you enough concentrating power so that you are able to come up with research ideas and eventually a research topic.

You are able to do prospective research through programming and experimenting innovatively. Read More