How to Compare Online Schools

How to Compare Online Schools

Most institutions of higher learning only seriously compete with one or two other schools. Students often wish to attend a school near home, so the decision is often based on geography instead of educational quality. In addition, many public schools charge much higher rates of tuition to students from other states than they do to students from their own state.  This results in most students attending school in their home states and it also results in a significant reduction in school competitio

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Earn Money for Your Favorite Charities by Switching from Google to Goodsearch

Earn Money for Your Favorite Charities by Switching from Google to Goodsearch

If you search using GoodSearch, the company will donate 50% of the revenue they earn from your searches to the charity of your choice. You can choose from over one hundred thousand charitable organizations, including the National Constitution Center, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, and FreedomWorks. Each time you perform a web search using GoodSearch, you earn something around a penny for the charity of your choice. Think about how many web searches you perform every day, every week, and ever

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Earn an IT Degree Online

Earn an IT Degree Online

The price of tuition at American colleges has increased 498.41% since 1986, while the overall inflation rate during that time has been only 115.06%. In simple terms, the cost of a college education has increased more than four times faster than the rate of inflation. Americans currently owe over one trillion dollars in student debt. Unfortunately, many of the individuals who owe this debt now hold soft science or liberal arts degrees which will do little to help them earn enough money to pay

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Is Transhumanism Building a Dystopian Nightmare?

Is Transhumanism Building a Dystopian Nightmare?

Transhumanism is a movement that typically both predicts and advocates the evolution of human beings beyond our current biologically determined limitations whereas humans gradually transcend into what can be termed "transhumans". It deals with research and development of technologies which could augment human capabilities, but also technologies which indicate the advent of intelligent machines whose capabilities exceed that of human beings. For example, albeit this is actually one of the less "s

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Why Stagnation of CPU Performance is Not a Big Deal

Why Stagnation of CPU Performance is Not a Big Deal

There are various reports talking about the difficulties of scaling current CPU technologies upwards to meet the expected major improvements in speed. In a nutshell, the ongoing trends of adding more cores, and integrating various non-CPU system functions with the CPU are only going to get us so far, but they will fairly soon reach their own plateaus. At that point we're looking at a number of alternatives, from nanotubes to graphene, which will be difficult to implement any time soon as a tr

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Free IT Certification Practice Tests

Free IT Certification Practice Tests

I am pleased to announce a new feature here at The Tech-FAQ: practice exams for IT certifications. We have released our first practice exam, 70-410 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012. This practice exam will help our site visitors achieve the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSM certifications from Microsoft. Each time you take the practice exam you will be asked 25 questions from a much larger pool of questions.  This helps to keep the exams short enough to be convenient, but it al

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How to Prepare for an IT Certification Exam

How to Prepare for an IT Certification Exam

As a preface to this article, I should admit that I am a certification junkie. I hold CCNP and CCDP certifications from Cisco, the MCSE certification from Microsoft, the CISSP from ISC2, and additional certifications from HP, Oracle (Sun), Checkpoint, TripWire, the ICSA, and several other IT organizations and vendors. These certifications have been very valuable to me professionally and I recommend achieving certification to most individuals in the IT field. That being said, many first-time c

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IT Certifications vs. College Degrees

IT Certifications vs. College Degrees

Which is more valuable, an IT certification or a college degree?  While the answer to that question depends upon many factors, we can learn a great deal by examining the specifics. Obviously, not all IT certifications are the same and not all college degrees are the same. The most common IT certificate is the MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert), so we will use that as the "mode" for our comparative analysis. For college degrees we will compare both the "average" baccalaureate degree and

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The Value of IT Certifications

The Value of IT Certifications

With unemployment currently worse than at any time since the Carter recession more than thirty years ago, many individuals are looking at IT certifications to help them get hired, earn raises, or even just keep their current positions. But does that strategy pay off? We'll take an in-depth look. The Benefits of IT Certifications IT certifications offer a variety of benefits to different candidates. Let's evaluate some of the various claims. An IT Certification Will Help You Get a Job Thi

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Space Colonization and Free Market Essential to Sustainable Growth

Space Colonization and Free Market Essential to Sustainable Growth

[caption id="attachment_36212" align="alignright" width="300"] When it gets crowded on Earth this could be some decent real estate![/caption] Here's a yet another seemingly far fetched piece by yours truly, talking about such things as choosing between the potential destruction of all humanity and evolving endlessly into a god like race. Intrigued? I'm obviously not the only one to think in such dramatic and marginal terms. In addition to the hordes of nerds entertaining similar thoughts a

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