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TV Critique: Scorpion

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | Critique, Essay, Good, High IQ, Homeland Security, Low EQ, MEDI 211, Recommend, Review, School, Scorpion, Season 3, Team, Team Scorpion, TV, TV Critique

The television series “Scorpion” follows a team of geniuses as they are tasked with complex problems that can only be solved by the team. The team is led by Walter O'Brien, one of the smartest people with a high IQ (he states that it’s higher than Albert Einstein). The team also consist of Paige Dineen, a down to earth person with superior communication skills. Toby Curtis (DOC) who is a trained and licensed phycologist and doctor hence his nickname “DOC”. Happy Quinn a smart and talented Mechanical Prodigy. Sylvester Dodd (SLY) a mathematical genius that is always calculating the odds. Cabe Gallo (Gallo) a Homeland security personnel and the lead contact for team Scorpion. The team also has Ralph Dineen on the team a very intelligent middle school student that is taking college classes. Everyone on the team expect for Paige and Gallo have a lower EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and aren’t the greatest at communicating with others. This is where Paige steps in and communicates for her team. I would say that Scorpion shares similar show elements from The Big Bang Theory (the use of intelligent) and any cop or medial mystery television series that have a new case to solve every episode. The show is target towards a male audience ages 25 to 35 years old based on the content of the shows content and ads that are placed within the show.

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The Algorithms of YouTube and Their Creators

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | School, Class, Assignment, DIGI 230, VIU, Essay, Research Project, Algo, Algos, Algorithm, Algorithms, YouTube, Content Creators, Viewers, Subscribers, Content ID, Copyright, Recommended Videos, Subscription Boxes, Age Restriction, LGBTQ+, Broken, Systems

Algorithms: YouTube VS. Content Creators VS. Viewers. What is YouTube’s algorithm system, and how does it affect YouTube Creators? When we think of algorithms, the first thing to look at is the what the word is and how it’s being used by YouTube. Algorithms are “a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer” which is from the Greek word “arithmós” meaning “numbers” (“Algorithm – Definition Of Algorithm In English | Oxford Dictionaries”). YouTube uses algorithms to find videos that may be infringing on copyright laws. YouTube further uses algorithms to help viewers find similar videos and videos they may like. There are currently some major positives for content creators and viewers with the current algorithms systems that are in place. However, there’s also some major problems with the current algorithm systems that have seriously affected content creators. Including a brand-new algorithm system that’s affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, Queer (“LGBTQ+”) community.

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Donald Louch’s Historical Experience with Digital Media

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | School, Homework, Story, Essay, Digital Media, History, DIGI 230

The historical experience of Digital Media in my life and why I wanted to join the Digital Media Studies program.

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The Life of Television a Self-Reflection Essay

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | Homework, School, MEDI 215, Essay, Self-Reflection, TV Television, History

The Life of Television a Self-Reflection Essay: By Donald Louch. Television (TV), what is it to me? Is it a form of digital technology or is it content? For me, I view TV as a combination of both digital technology and content, but with a heavier focus on content. I think you need to have some form of digital technology, be it a TV box or set, or be it a computer screen or mobile phone so that you can display the content. Here is a brief history of TV from my perspective in life.

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The Representation: Homosexual Couples in Popular Films

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | Essay, Film, Gay, Homework, Homosexual, Homosexuality, LBGTQ+, LGBT, MEDI 200, Media, Methods Paper, Representation, School

In this paper, I’ll be comparing the differences in representation of homosexual characters in popular films. I will highlight the differences in characters of films created by people who don’t have a perspective of how homosexuals are represented in the real world to creators who do have a perspective. I’ll be defining popular films as those that are well-known and liked in the Lesbian, Homosexual, Bi Sexual, Transgendered/Transsexual, Queer (LGBTQ+) community. My intent with this essay is to find how films portray homosexual characters.

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Hegemony Theory: Bubble Teas Popularity in The Western Culture

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | School, Essay, Paper, MEDI 215, Bubble Tea, Hegemony Theory, Popular, Popularity, Western Culture, Popular Culture

Hegemony theory, what is it? Hegemony theory is looking at the results of an item through its active consumption of it. I’ll be defining and researching the different elements of bubble tea (as the consumption) that has made bubble tea popular in the western culture (as the results). I’ll further be defining popularity as something that is well-known and well-liked by people in a certain culture, which in this case is the western culture. Bubble tea is popular in our culture from elements such as the history behind it, to the kawaii look and concept, to the title of ‘bubble tea’, and lastly to the effects that the social media presence has had on it. With this, the hegemony theory of bubble tea has made it very popular or dare I say mainstream in western culture.

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Recap: WWDC 2016

On:Technology Puzzle | Posted on: | Apple, Event, iOS 10, iOS macOS, macOS Sierra, Moment of Silence, New App, OS X, Recap, Swift Playgrounds, tvOS, tvOS 10, watchOS, watchOS 3, WWDC, WWDC 2016

Yesterday, Apple held their 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The conference opened up with a moment of silence for the victims and their families involved in the horrific tragedy of the mass shooting that happened in Florida on Sunday. Later, Apple moved on to talked about the line of events for the conference which was the new watchOS, tvOS, iOS and macOS (formally OS X) operating systems updates and further releasing a brand new app all about learning how to code.

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Mac Hard-Drive Repair Experience

On:Technology Puzzle | Posted on: | Apple, Apple Support, Hard-Drive, London Drugs, Mac, Repair, Slow, Support

It’s amazing the difference one bracket can do to a computer. In the past year, I noticed that my Mac was getting slower. I know, that due to heavy usage over time, hardware can break down and become slow. However, I noticed that the performance gradually decrease and then around three months ago, I noticed a majorly fast decrease in speed. Furthermore, I haven’t had the Mac for a long time and I spent a fair bit of money on the Mac. Therefore, I thought it was a little odd how quick my Mac became slow.

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8 Months Later: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

On:Technology Puzzle | Posted on: | Issues, S6, S6 Edge, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Update

I got my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge eight months and four days ago. When I got this phone, I thought “this is the best phone that I have ever owned”. However, a few weeks down the road the phone started to have problems… and started to become a bad phone and one of the worst experience that I have had with a cell phone. Now keep in mind that this is just my experience and there are lots of people that have had a very positive experience with the S6 Edge. However, like some, mine is very far from that.

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YouTube: New Interface, Editing Tools and Full Vertical Videos

On:Technology Puzzle | Posted on: | Android, App Update, Google, iOS, YouTube

Yesterday, Google released an update to their YouTube app for both iOS (version 10.28) and Android (10.28.59). The most recent update includes a newly redesigned layout (Android Only), mobile notifications, the ability to watch vertical videos in full screen mode and Google has also added new tools to help creators when uploading videos (Android Only).

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The Blood Ban

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | Assignment, Blood, Blood Ban, Canadian Blood Service, CBS, Class, CMNS 165, CNMS 165, Donation, Gay, MSM

In this day and age it’s, shocking and unreal to hear that any men who have sex with men (MSM) cannot donate blood due to the risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This made since in the past, but now we have the technology to test for HIV quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, the policy has changed, making the deferral time from a lifetime to five years (now down to 1 year), however; it still needs to be changed.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

On:Technology Puzzle | Posted on: | Dual Edge Screen, Edged Screen, Fingerprint, Galaxy, Heart Rate, S6, S6 Ege, Samsung, Smart-phone, Tech, Technoogy

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of Samsung’s latest flagship smart-phones. The S6 and S6 Edge share the exact same specs, the only differences is the screen. With that the edge features some pretty decent specs and features. The phone features a 16 mega pixel camera and can record video in 4K. The phone additionally, features a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.

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Free The Education

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | Assignment, BC, Class Assignment, CMNS 165, Education, Free, Movement, Opinion Piece, School

Free education in BC is good because it helps the economy, students wouldn’t have to take out loans and it’s a basic human right. With free education, it would create more jobs in the education field, construction industry, and any job out there. We can get people off the streets and into the working force. Furthermore, “[an] educated citizen is a more productive citizen, therefore, able to pay more taxes” (Debate.org, 2015).

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Coming Out

On:Donald Louch | Posted on: | Coming Out, Donald Louch, Gay, LGBT, Me, My Life

I Want To Get A Fact Straight… I’m Not! I have decided to tell you the truth about who I am and what my sexuality is. It may come as a shock to you, however, I don’t just only like girls, but I like guys. I, however, view girls as friendship material. Additionally, I can appreciate women and see beauty in them. However, I don’t feel any attraction towards women. Therefore, I am gay. I am however proud to be who I am as well as who I love and no one can tell me any different!

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