February 21st, 2011

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Audio copy methods and their uses were examined in Conor’s class.  The differences in sound quality and sizes when compressing by bit size, 128, 192, and 320.  Also the comparison with wav download.   Sizes of files varied from 2.9 , 4.7, 5.8 to 25.9 MB for the wav.   These were lossy compression with the exception of wav which is a lossless compression which copies sound and quality exactly.   This is however a much larger file.   Previously due to storage sizes the mp3 was the best option for compressing however now due to larger storage options i.e terrabyte etc the wav format will allow better quality music with no loss of sound etc.

We also disucssed different formats and methods for compressing audio.   The origins and the first mp3 song Tom’s Diner by Suzanne Vega.

RADAR People of the Year Human Rights Awards 2010

December 7th, 2010

On Monday 29th November 2010 despite the deep snow and travel disruptions I managed to get down to London to attend the RADAR PEOPLE OF THE YEAR HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS.  I, alongwith other young members of the Council for Disabled Children Steering Group had been shortlisted for the Young Person of the Year Award. Whilst we did not win the award it was a real honour just to be there on the night, with lots of inspiring speakers, fine food and glittering lights.  Please have a watch of my video from the event.


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November 17th, 2010

Michael Jackson

November 17th, 2010


November 17th, 2010


Children In Need

November 17th, 2010

Screensave for forum post

October 11th, 2010


Link for forum

October 11th, 2010


ICT Innovation

October 11th, 2010

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Internet Safety Assessment

October 10th, 2010


Internet Safety

Define what a virus is?

A computer virus is a small software program that is designed to infect a computer. These spread from one computer to another. They often are sent in E mail messages, instant messenger or downloads from the internet

Provide details of 3 different viruses

Logic Bomb- These destroy data on computer.

They can go undetected for a long time.

They do not replicate

Trojan horse- This a programme which damages data on hard drives

Resident virus- This is a permanent virus which lives in RAM memory

Boot Virus- This affects the boot section of the hard drive

This makes it impossible to boot or start the computer

Give 2 examples of antivirus software


This is used by my college


Most popular free anti virus software in 2010.

The 2011 version is now available

This is the software I use at home

How does anti virus software work?

This software works by performing full system scans

It will search your computer and all its files and stored data

It will quarantine any files that are infected It will repair or delete to get rid of the virus this will protect your network There are many different types of software on the market

It is important to do this regularly and keep it updated