S3E23: A Minute on the Internet 2021

Want to see the YouTube version? Click here: https://youtu.be/S3vYvzT1gNQ

A minute on the Internet in 2021

You ever think about what happens in one minute on the Internet. Really quite amazing.

https://www.statista.com/chart/25443/estimated-amount-of-data-created-on-the-internet-in-one-minute/

https://techjury.net/blog/internet-in-real-time/#gref

  • 267 babies will be born, not on the Internet but of them 10 are probably being live streamed and another 10 on Zoom for grandparents to see the birth.
  • There will be approximately 3.8 million searches on Google and 100 of them will actually look at the second page of search results.
    400+ new users will sign up for Facebook and later post something they regret not in that same minute though probably.
  • About 86,000 tweets will be sent and 80,000 will offend someone. The other no one even saw as the person made their twitter account private. It is very lonely tweeting to yourself.
  • About 500 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube. 275 of which are Minecraft videos and the other 125 are cat videos and the rest are music videos by artists you have never heard of.
  • According to Statista, 28,000 subscribers are watching Netflix of them most are watching the Queen’s Gambit, again.
  • 695,000 posts will be done in Instagram and of them 100,000+ wonder why you aren’t watching their “reels”
  • 69 million messages are sent on Facebook Messenger and What’s app. 10 of the are from little kids saying mom, its time to pick me up from school
    2 million views on Twitch and of them 99,000 are women in bikinis in hot tubs while most of the rest of living in their parent’s basement.
  • And 197 million emails were sent, of which 200 million where spam.

On its 30th anniversary, the Internet has 1.8 Billion websites

https://www.rfi.fr/en/science-and-technology/20210806-on-its-30th-anniversary-the-internet-now-has-1-8-billion-websites

It was thirty years ago last week that Tim Berners Lee created the first web site. It was a proof of concept and later a place for cat videos.

“On August 6, 1991, he launched the world’s first website, http://info.cern.ch , it was dedicated to information on his World Wide Web project.”

Intel is making their own graphics processor to compete with Nvidia and AMD in the gaming space. Intel Arc. it will support real time ray tracing something only Nvidia claimed for a long time before games would even support it. The bright side is maybe, this will lead to some competition and lower the prices of graphics cards. Then again, maybe not. It will probably not be good at math as it probably has the math co-processor from the first pentium chip. (for those that don’t know the first Pentium processors had a floating point math issue and because of that they were never used by NASA for the Space Shuttle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_FDIV_bug

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/intel-arc-announced-coming-in-2022/

Big Programming Note:

The Live stream will go to 9pm starting August 24th. So every Tuesday night at 9pm starting August 24th.

S3E17: Internet Safety for Everyone Q&A

Internet Safety Tips for Everyone Q&A

Q&A about Internet Safety tips for Everyone

You can watch this as it was on YouTube via this link: https://youtu.be/MLqbHb1bj94

  1. No browser is the king of safety so you have to protect yourself by paying attention to what you click on. Only go to https sites
  2. Consider safety based plugins like WOT (Web of Trust) which shows you the reputation of a site you are visiting. Usually if they don’t have a reputation, I won’t click on the link. This is especially true in Google Search
  3. Hover over links in emails. Is the link legit or is it nefarious? 
  4. Set all of the privacy settings you can in your browser chrome://settings/security Privacy, Safe Browsing, Safety check, Cookies
  5. Make sure your antivirus is up to date
  6. When possible, use a throw away email address for things you aren’t sure you really want so you can protect your preferred account.
  7. Use Firefox with Facebook if you really want to fake our Facebook as to where you are location wise, plus it will sandbox Facebook so it isn’t able to track you as easily.
  8. Don’t tell social media any more than you absolutely have to. You don’t have to give them your home address and phone number, you don’t have to tell them your relationship status. 
  9. This one takes a lot of effort, creating a completely fake persona. Fake address, fake name, Facebook thinks I live in Walla Walla Washington. Same with Instagram
  10. Super strong passwords. You a password keeper like 1password.com
  11. If something sounds too good to be true, it is. Watch out for phishing attacks.
  12. If you use public internet a lot, consider using a VPN product like NordVPN or ExpressVPN (I have not used these two products but websites I trust recommend them)
  13. Never visit your financial sites while on public wifi like at Starbucks or your favorite library. Too many hackers use these to spoof wifi and fake you into their own wifi so they can sniff your information such as logon credentials.
  14. If your bank or credit card offers the option of a virtual credit card number, use this when shopping. Capital One and Bank Of America for example can create one time use credit card numbers so that should your credit card number fall into the wrong hands, it won’t be worth much to them. 

Chapter 2

Bible Translation for unreached people groups. I talk about seeing an app that is the Bible translated for a group that previously did not even have a written language.