Wannacry / Ransomware

This video was about a virus infecting computers around the world. Wannacry is a piece of software that when on your computer encrypts all your files making them useless to you. It’s not like other viruses because instead of making your computer not work it makes your files useless and you have to either pay hundreds of dollars to get your files back, which most of the time doesn’t even happen or you give up and forget about it. Unless you backed up your files you’ve practically got no way of getting your files back. People are speculating that the NSA developed this software, not to get 400 or so dollars of people but to instead track computers for different reasons with no money involved. Someone discovered this software created the NSA and took it to get ransomware. Microsoft has recently released a patch or an update for Windows that blocks ransomware like this. What was the main reason wannacry functioned so well?What was the main part of the software that encrypted people’s files? Was it affecting all operating systems like OSX, Windows, Linux or was it just Windows? I understand now that there are many types of viruses and they will keep getting developed with no trouble due to it being hard to track down hackers and hackers using existing codes in viruses.

Red- Facts

Green- Questions

Blue- Understanding 

BTN

Kidnapped

As we all sat down to eat we heard a knock on the door. I went to go answer it and as I opened the door there was a man with a burger in his hands, gun in his holster and a katana on his back. I slammed the door not realising this guy was hurt. I only realised that when he came bashing on the window. I noticed his hands were cut off and replaced with paper mâché hands and the burger was paper mâché and it was glued on to the hands. This man was kidnapped.

This was the prompt for this week. 100WC

Asylum

Outside the asylum it was almost like standing in a forest. As me and Elliot were making our way inside there was this writing with an orange or red hue. Most of the interior had collapsed because of the century old foundation. There was graffiti and drawings all over the walls but one reoccurring picture was a abnormally wide crocodile. All the rooms were empty and the wallpapers were ripped from the walls. Within most of the faculty rooms there was just profanity and sometimes the odd drop of paint. It was one of the scariest experiences in my life.

The prompt

Donating Blood BTN

This video was about the act of donating blood. Donating blood can help up to 3 people with just ½ a litre of it. Giving blood is easy and super helpful. If you’re 16 and up and you’re in good health then you can donate blood. There are 3 ways to donate blood: plasma, platelets or blood. When you give blood it gets shipped off to hospitals and places where people are in need of blood. There are over 200 orders of blood each day. Blood is mostly given to people with cancer or other diseases. If not enough blood is shipped out then what happens? How does the blood get shipped? Do hospitals get shipped exact amounts or a little over or under? An understanding I now have is that giving blood is supposed to be a sort of moral duty of ours. If someone doesn’t receive blood obviously they won’t get helped which in turn might mean they die. Giving blood is about saving lives.

Red- facts and recalls

Green- questions

Blue- understanding

BTN

Slime

It was the middle of the school holidays and I had my birthday yesterday. I opened so many presents from my whole family. I was turning ten so it was a big deal. I got loads of presents that I loved but the one I was most excited about was a slime maker machine my uncle got for me. It was really late when I opened my presents so my mum told me I could make slime tomorrow. The next day I made the slime immediately. It was in a bowl setting when it fell on the bench. The slime dripped through the vent.

Bold is prompt

Australian citizenship BTN

This BTN was showing how people become citizens and how the way they do it could become harder. To become eligible for Australian citizenship you’d needed to have lived here for 2 years and you had to have filled out a test. But recently it’s changed. You now need to have lived here for 4 years, filled out a harder test for non-English speakers and they now look into criminal records more thoroughly. So many people preparing to become citizens now have to wait 2 more hours years, possibly learn English and be cautious about how they spend their time. Malchom should’ve given those people a couple weeks notice instead of upright changing it. Are there any benefits to becoming an Australian citizen? What is different about being an Australian citizen and being a migrant? An understanding I now have is that becoming an Australian should be hard because of the pride, rights and the ability to know that you are safe.

Red- Facts/Recalls

Green- Questions

Blue- Understanding

BTN

Food

I didn’t have a specific goal but I am trying to practise my writing.

I just couldn’t eat something so I ate everything… well almost everything. I currently weigh 14kg. unnatural for a 78 year old but I have a life story compressed to 68 words. It starts out on my birthday 28 years ago when I had the biggest buffet Id seen in front of me. I immediately jumped on to it stuffing my face with bacon, chicken, cake, lollies. Oh I had it all which is the time I developed an addiction to food. We’re 6 months in the future and I weigh 320kg. I began a diet and lost 316kg. That’s a lot.

Bold means prompt

Never Again

WARNING: This piece consists of serious topics that may be sensitive to some people, read at your own risk.

This is a piece of writing from an assessment the topic was: Never Again written on a hand. This post will slowly be updated because I will continue to write more but right now this is all there is.

Jess woke up on the couch in the living room, head throbbing. She stumbled out of bed trying to stand up. Beer bottles were scattered across the room. Her roommate josh was already up but unlike Jess he was sober.

“You really need to get some help, I’m worried sick.” Josh said worryingly.

“I know, you’ve told me that ever since we moved in. I just don’t know where to start.” Jess replied back.

“Rehab! Your dads been through it, I thought you would’ve started when you got addicted!” Josh shouted. He made his coffee and went back to his room slamming his door on the way in.

“Josh! Wait!” Jess called after him with no luck.

Later that day Jess started up her computer. She opened up Google and searched for Rehabilitation centers in Brooklyn. She found one that was 4 miles away. The number was on the website so she called immediately. Josh had his ear up to the wall to hear if she was actually listening to him. 5 minutes of talking and Jess had an appointment today for 5:30 in the afternoon.

“I guess you did listen to me” Josh said with a smirk heading over to her with the intention of a hug. Jess hugged him back.

“I can finally get some help” Jess teared up with the realization that she can turn her life around.

It was coming close to her appointment and Jess was ready to head off. She managed to get there a few minutes early which was surprising for someone like her. Jess’s counsellor suggested that any friends would always be with her to watch what she was doing and also suggested that Jess made minimal social contact with friends other than Josh.

It was the next day and Jess was ready to get herself straight. Josh kept quite a close eye on Jess. She thought about how Josh and she met and how he had treated her when he found out about her addiction. She thought it would be the best time to go. As Jess was leaving the apartment Josh went up to her and gave her the only hug she’s ever had. They both started to tear up hiding it with the hug.

“Jess, I love you.” Confessed Josh.

“I love you too.” Jess stumbled while breathing as she said those 4 words. Jess barely understood what the words meant but she knew it was the right thing to say. Josh sat at home clenching the only picture he had of both of them, his tears falling slowly onto it clouding up the image. Jess finding it hard to drive while she was still hungover and crying.

 

Cyclone Debbie

This BTN was about a recent cyclone in Queensland and the recovery that took place. Cyclones are a tropical storm with strong winds and heavy rains. Cyclones can destroy homes and leave people without power or fresh water. Hunter is apart of one of the many families who have been affected by this cyclone. He described how the cyclone had left him with no much and how he was filming a little of the aftermath. Sometimes he couldn’t make a video because of a lack of power. Sometimes he would have to call and describe it over the phone. Many people within neighborhoods helped out to recover after the cyclone. The army was also trying to help out the best they could. After a few days almost every person involved in the cyclone was moving trees or clearing roads. How long is the average recovery time after a cyclone? Can a cyclone or other natural disaster cause mental problems such as PTSD? I now understand from the video and pictures how disastrous a cyclone can be and how everyone is willing to lend a hand to get the people back on their feet.

The Same

My goal is to add description.

For as long as anyone can remember discrimination has done no good for the world. And every person has imagined a world of pure similarity where no one has a slight difference. A world without war and inequality. Schools without bullying. Lives without different. A world with everyone the same is disastrous but unimaginably incredible. Having differences is what makes people special but prone to criticism and hatred. The pros and cons equal each other out when it comes to worldwide equality. It doesn’t take similar DNA to create peace love and hope creates peace.