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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Australian Federation | BTN/Video Reflection

This video was about the federation of Australia and the lead up to it over many centuries. The federation of Australia was officially on January the 1st 1901 where all the “colonies” joined to together to make the commonwealth of Australia. Back in 1642 a Dutch explorer called Abel Tasman discovered Tasmania hence the name. In 1770 Captain James Cook claimed a big chunk of Australia for Britain of course before it was a country. Many things like women and aboriginals being able to vote came in a little later as well the northern and Australian capital territory. A question I have is if other cultures from other countries had discovered Australia would we be any close to how we are today? Another question I have is what is so different about the discovery of New Zealand compared to Australia? I now understand more about why it was so difficult for Australia to become a country and a little about the earlier history of Australia.

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First Fleet | BTN Reflection |

This video was about the first fleet coming to Australia.

Unlike the aboriginals the British colony was much more advanced. The British had boats, houses, clothes but the aboriginals only had tents campfires and coats of fur to wear. In the video it described the harsh conditions British people had to live in. The aboriginals didn’t have much but they understood how to take care of one another and they managed to stay around for a very long time. The British were so overpopulated that jobs and a living was hard to come by. Why did the British sentence criminals so harshly? What was the reason for the overpopulation in Britain at the time? An understanding I now have is that the British in their state back then was difficult for families to live a happy, wealthy life.

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The Encounter | Video Reflection |

This video was about 2 aboriginals and some of the things they do in day.

The aboriginals were quite primitive compared to the British or other colonies around the world. The aboriginals would have to deal with sleeping in the cold with no buildings and an indoor campfire they’d have to manage with just tents and small fires. In the video it explains how they take care of different situations such as discovering something new or seeing other people who to them look completely different back then. Why were the aboriginals seen as a threat to the British when they knew that they were more powerful and dangerous? How come the British didn’t try and communicate with the aboriginals to get an understanding of where they were? An understanding I now have is that the British were very hard to convince and often rational in situations such as the ones described in the video.

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War Animals | BTN

This video was about animals that have helped many people in war.

Many animals are sent to war, animals like these are used for many different tasks. Animals can comfort Soldiers in war, it helps them think about home. But not all animals are used to cuddle soldiers when they’re sad, sometimes animals like these are used to send messages two examples of these “messengers” are dogs and birds. Birds are obviously the better choice because they can fly which means more opportunities of delivery. Dogs are also great messengers because of how agile and quick moving animals they are. Sometimes dogs are also used for sniffing out explosives mostly used in recent wars because of the fact that explosives have developed more. When a dog is finding explosives or completing a task sometimes there will be situations in which dogs wear a special dog gas mask. For transportation in the older wars, World War 1, World War 2 etc. soldiers used camels, mules or horses. Camels and mules used for transporting goods over long distances and horses for fast transportation across short distances.

A question I have is how the thought of using animals came about since? Another question I have is how they trained these messengers or bomb sniffers to do these things.

An understanding I now have is that without the use of animals a lot more casualties could have occurred since we wouldn’t have been able to sniff explosives or send messengers across seas and vast landscapes.

Space BTN Reflection|Humans in Space

This BTN video was about how humans have gone into space. The year 1961 was a year that changed life for humans forever because the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin successfully made it into space. The amount of money gone into space missions is huge because of the cost of the rocket, fuel, food and water. Another huge achievement for humans is the moon landing in 1969 because humans were able to discover another thing in our solar system that meant that we could explore even more because of the knowledge we gained from it. Why would Russia and the USA be the only countries to be really enthusiastic about travelling to space? How did humans discover all the essential things needed to fly into space? Something I understand now is that humans flying into space and onto different planets has changed our lives forever. We are now able to do things that were thought sorcery a few hundred years ago

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Space Rocks|BTN Reflection|

This BTN report was about three different types of space rocks, comets, asteroids and meteoroids. Comets are chunks of ice and dust and they come from the colder parts of the solar system. Also when comets get close to the sun they melt and give off gas that we see as a trail. Asteroids are made of rock and metal. Lots of them are in the the asteroid belt in between Mars and Jupiter. Meteoroids are smaller chunks of asteroids and loads of them enter the Earth’s atmosphere everyday. When meteoroids enter the earths atmosphere we call them meteors. I understand that lots of meteors have almost hit Earth but most of them burn up but that doesn’t mean that no damage is done a perfect example is the meteor that burned up in Russia. How would scientists create something to stop or move an asteroid comet or meteorite from hitting Earth? What if there is another meteorite just like the one that hit Earth that killed the dinosaurs but just in another galaxy?

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